Why does our community sometimes perceive Autism as taboo? And how far have we gone to not have open discussions about this subject?
The reality is, Autism is not uncommon – it is known to be the third most common developmental disorder UK and this podcast plunges straight into the devastating impact that a lack of empathy can have on a family.
In this ear-opening episode, Rajan stays in England to speak to Rahul, a father of a child with autism and the dramatic impact it has had upon his and his family’s life. The conversation is a raw, heartfelt account of day to day battles, loneliness, ostracisation from our community, but above all, love and determination to bring up a beautiful child in a beautiful world.
About Rahul Punj:
Rahul Punj is an average father caught in what can be considered as the hardest time in his life. His daughter is severly autistic and he reached out to the show to share his story.
After a discussion we decided to bring him into the podcast; the result is a raw and open conversation thet plunges deep into the human emotions of parenting and the real life fears that are the living nightmare for most.
About the Global Indian Series:
Rajan Nazran is the chief chief explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!
For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable global community.
Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!
Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.
We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.
Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together.
Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express, OWM, Manager, ABC and many more.
How to get involved:
Interested in getting involved in building the world’s largest living encyclopedia on the community? Whether you want to become a patron, buy us a chai in a new location or have your story shown, simply get in touch via our website, we would love to hear from you. www.GlobaIindianSeries.com
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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Rahul Punj
Art Design – Vanisha Patel
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