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THE HISTORY OF INDIANNESS | THE SUGAR WAR

Today marks the second voyage of the History of Indianness.  In this episode we look back at the almost forgotten world of Indentureship and the silent war that was Sugar. With painstaking research, we bring together a formidable group of historians, for…

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HISTORY OF INDIANNESS | IRAN – DEEP DIVE INTO RELIGION

Today marks the beginning of History Season on the Global Indian Series.  Rajan and Alex Beeching (The Global Indian Series’ newly appointed Head of Content) discuss the ties-lingustic, racial, cultural and religious- that bind Iran to India.
Focusing on…

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2021 ROUND UP | 52 SHADES OF BROWN STORIES

 
As 2021 draws to a close, we take a trip back down memory lane to uncover the bigger stories of the year and some of the themes we uncovered. From the remarkable ability of our community in showcasing compassion in the face of criminality and cruelty, …

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Americas

”DRUGS”, GOD AND SOCIETY WITH DR YASHPAL JAYNE | MADE IN COSTA RICA

For most, the notion of psychedelics brings to mind Goa in the 1970s or the Beatles sitting crossed legged, beads in hand exploring the yellow submarine of sorts. However despite the propaganda of the notion of left field hippies, there is a growing move…

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NATIONALITY, BORDERS AND MY BROTHER | GURPREET SINGH JOHAL

The Nationality and Borders Bill will inevitably raise questions for many in the UK.  For some it creates a hierarchy of citizenship, and for others, it belittles the very foundation of identity.   
What does it mean to be British? Should we be worried a…

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SURVIVING A CHILD MARRIAGE, THE BRUTAL TRUTH WITH NAILA AMIN

As the year ends, many are understandably in the festive mood, celebrating another milestone in their human experience amongst their nearest and dearest. For others, it is their last year with families and often the final few weeks of enjoying the innoce…

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CRICKET, RACISM AND THE ECB WITH JOHN HOLDER

Cricket is often termed as a gentlemen’s sport, intwined with the fabric of a well-exported notion of “Britishness”. Players in pristine uniform cordially greeting each other in a well-rehearsed display that sets the scene for fair and open play whilst t…

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THE POLITICS OF HATE | SOUTH AFRICA WITH NARENDH GANESH

From a peaceful protest that turned into mass violence targeting the minority communities of South Africa and ending the lives of over 300 people, the events earlier this year should have stopped the world in its tracks and been a poster on why ethnic bi…

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Sports as a career with Kedar Tembe

As parents we often are in a dilemma about choosing sport as a career option. Indeed, many of us, as kids  have had the exposure as well as inclination to take it up but we didn’t or couldn’t give it a chance because it was not the safest option and did not fit with the […]

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INDIA‘S ALIEN HUNTER WITH ADHIRAJ ROY

Think of aliens and what comes to mind? Is it the Hollywood depictions of ET through to the visual destruction of Independence Day, or does your mind go back to the legends of the little green children?
Whether we look back at the 10,000 year old cave pa…

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SURVIVING A COMA – THE OTHER SIDE WITH ANDREW ELKAN

Does our concept of death impact the way we decide live? or is death a constant companion that reminds us of life’s fragility? These thoughts may seem extreme, but for one person, they were the norm. For 28 days, Andrew Elkan was in a coma, and it is tod…

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Financial Wisdom for Kids with Pallavi Dangi

Today we are joined by Pallavi Dangi, a Chartered accountant by profession, founder of ‘Go Back to Roots’ an online learning academy, a passionate teacher and a mother to a curious 11 year old. Our conversation dives deep into the challenging aspects of imparting financial wisdom to our little ones. Here are some of the […]

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OFFICIALLY UNOFFICIAL COP26 | ARE WE TOO LATE? THE BIG DISCUSSION

Welcome to the Official Unofficial COP26
The fate of the world is in our hands they say, but from a meeting that started all the way back in Berlin in 1995 on climate change, some could argue that it is now an Oscars-like event with the world’s politicia…

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A QUESTION OF HINDU NATIONALISM WITH RON BANERJEE | CANADA

What does Hindu nationalism mean to you and has the current Government of India started an irreversible tide in the way people are starting to view their own identity, and also that of India?
Much can be said about the philosophy of religious nationalism…

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How’s and What’s of Profiling Children with Ajit Kaikini

What does profiling children mean? How does it help parents improve the way in which they bring up their children? In today’s conversation with Ajit Kaikini, we deep dive into the world of profiling children to better understand how this scientific tool can help your child choose the right career path. Our guest (Ajit Kaikini) […]

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FAITH, BELIEF AND BRITISHNESS | WITH LORD INDARJIT SINGH

What does religion teach you?  Or did we eventually stop listening to the meanings like the chatter of background noise. Is it the cultural costume that take precedent or is it the teaching that we need to adopt? Do we need to update our approach it?
The…

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UNDERCOVER WITH THE FARMERS PROTEST INDIA | SANDEEP SINGH

Over the past 11 months more than 700 farmers have died under brutal conditions across the Delhi border. Many more have committed suicide in acts of desperation and others have been forced into pariah status by the Indian media or faced jail. 
Their perc…

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Parenting through Covid 19 – with Dr. Tina Mistry

The last two years have been tying for us all. There have been good days and there have been bad. But throughout, we have striven to accentuate the positive. Today’s episode is our attempt to make sense of it all and see what we have all been through in a positive light. Today, we talk […]

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IS JUSTICE SKIN DEEP? REVISIT TO PHEONIX SOUTH AFRICA WITH SHAM MAHARAJ

Joined by Global Indian Ambassador Rajesh Gopie, in today’s episode, Rajan travels to South Africa to meet Sham Maharaj, and follows up on the latest news following the riots in Phoenix.
The discussion is a dive into the questionable aftermath and treatm…

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THE MAKING OF A COUNTRY WITH RAYNEAU GAJADHAR | SAINT LUCIA

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to Saint Lucia to meet Rayneau Gajadhar, a household name and global Indian. From selling ice cream to operating quarries, Rayneau has lived the Saint Lucian dream and is now owner of one of the largest construction comp…

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Working Mums with Radhika Balakrishnan

Work/life balance has always been tough for mums. It’s like walking on a tightrope. If you lose focus you are either going to fall in a sea of guilt or possibly jeopardise your career. It’s Hobson’s Choice. In this episode we are in conversation with Radhika Balakrishnan, a career transformation expert and a purpose coach. […]

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STORIES I MUST TELL WITH THE LEGENDARY KABIR BEDI | MADE IN INDIA

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to India to meet internationally renowned actor Kabir Bedi, whose career not only spans five decades but also three continents, three languages, three mediums and whose life has been as exciting as his reels! From Knight…

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SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN AND DIVORCE | CHANGING THE STIGMA WITH NEELOFAR SAYED

Marriage is often considered sacred and even quintessential within our culture.  The mere whisper of ‘separation’ or ‘divorce’ is often riddled with stigma, especially within the South Asian community.
In today’s episode, Rajan travels to South Africa …

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Discovering Potential to Possibilites with Ajit Kaikini

Every child has tremendous potential –  but how does one nurture it?🤔 In today’s podcast we are honoured to be joined by Ajit Kaikini, a senior trainer who specialises in unleashing the TRUE POTENTIAL of individuals. Ajit shares many valuable insights and tips which will help every parent better shape their child’s career path. Should […]

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DEALING WITH GRIEF AND FINDING PURPOSE | ROTARY | SREE VALLIPURAM

We only realise the value of life when it’s taken away. But we often only appreciate it when we are faced with hard situations.
This week we have a conversation about death, something we often don’t do within our community, and the grieving process throu…

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Americas

THE HUMAN FACE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP WITH MANJIT MINHAS | MADE IN CANADA

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to Canada to meet Canadian Beer Baroness and Dragons Den personality, Manjit Minhas, owner of one of the largest breweries in North America.
Being a successful woman in business can often mean juggling a personal life, c…

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Nurturing Entrepreneurial Spirit in our Kids with Swati Gauba

Entreprenuership is no longer a career choice. It is a way of life! In this epiosde we are in conversation with Swati Gauba, an entrepreneur and trainer based in Singapore. Swati has hands on experience in designing and conducting courses to help develop Entrepreneurial spirit in children. Swati has shared many tools and games to […]

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Europe

AFGHANISTAN, MINORITIES & FREEDOM OF SPEECH WITH HARDEEP SINGH

The current events unfolding in Afghanistan have shocked the world and in today’s episode, Rajan stays in the U.K. to meet with Hardeep Singh, author and journalist who has been focusing on Afghanistan, the Taliban and the minority groups for many years….

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OUR FORGOTTEN LANGUAGE OF MOVEMENT WITH RAFE KELLEY | MADE IN THE USA

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to the USA to meet with Rafe Kelley, one of the first parkour/free runners in the country.
The conversation takes a dive into nature and looks at the human disconnect between reading the landscape, evolving our movement …

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Single Parenting with Preeti & Kimaya

Today we are in conversation with a  single Mum and her daughter to get a sneak peek into their lives. Step forward Preeti Telang,  a highly successful architect in a Japanese firm in Singapore and her daughter, 16 year old daughter, Kimaya who hopes to follow in her mother’s footsteps. In this thought-provoking episode, Preeti […]

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THE POWER OF DANCE WITH PIA SUTARIA | MADE IN INDIA

In today’s episode, Rajan stays in London to meet renowned ballet dancer and model Pia Sutaria. Having devoted her life to the arts for almost 20 years and breaking the mould by pursuing western dance forms, Pia has now danced all over the world and has …

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THE SOUND TRACK OF A GENERATION WITH JULIUS PACKIAM

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to India to meet renowned Bollywood film score composer Julius Packiam. Active for over a decade, his music has been enshrined into the memories of an entire generation of Global Indians, with scores for major Hindi moti…

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Sport Shapes Our Kids’ Personality with Sunandan Lele

Today is a very special episode as our guest – Sunandan Lele, is not only a very popular sports journalist, but also someone who is extremly passionate about sport and is a doting father himself. It is an epiosde which gives us lots of points to ponder upon and inspiration to get our kids into […]

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Caribbean

WHAT IS A WEST INDIAN? WITH PAUL KEENS-DOUGLAS

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to the West Indies to meet Paul Keens-Douglas, one of the most popular Indian-origin storytellers and comedians of the Caribbean who always brings the house down!
A native of Trinidad who spent most of his early years in…

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THE COLOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA? – NEELOFAR SAYED

In today’s episode, Rajan stays in South Africa to continue the conversation about the ongoing riots and violence taking place as well as the apparent “race war” against people of Indian origin.
In conversation with Neelofar Sayed, a national radio prese…

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How to raise a Healthy Child with Dr. Malathi

We parents are so concerned about our child’s health that sometimes we need a second opinion as to whether all is well.  We rush to our paediatricians to get answers to our questions. Just chatting with them makes us feel at peace. In today’s episode we are in conversation with one of the most distinguished […]

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ON GROUND WITH JAYSHREE PARASURAMEN: SOUTH AFRICA RIOTS

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to South Africa to speak to Jayshree, a reporter in South Africa who is living through the current riots and violence that has been engulfing the country since the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma last week.
The po…

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THE SUFI ROCK STAR AND HIS ANTHEM OF CHANGE: WALI HAMID ALI KHAN

In today’s first-ever bilingual episode, Rajan travels to Pakistan to meet Wali Hamid Ali Khan, a famous Sufi-Rock musician and sibling band member of Raga Boyz, Pakistan’s leading rock band.
Hailing from the infamous Patiala Gharana (classical music hou…

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Giving your Child a Good Education with Melissa Maria

A very special guest today. It is a our great hoour and privilege to have Ms. Melissa Maria, Principal of GIIS SMART Campus, Punggol, Singapore. Ms. Melissa has over 25 years of experience in the field of education and administration in first-rate schools in Mumbai, Oman and Singapore. Listen to the full episode so as […]

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CROSSROADS OF MY IDENTITY – MADE IN MALAWI WITH HAROON SACRANIE

In today’s episode Rajan travels to Malawi to meet with leading entrepreneur, friend and Malawian, Mr Haroon Sacranie.
His story of determination is an inspiration to many, as despite being exiled in and out of the city based on the colour of his skin an…

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THE SEXUAL PARADOX OF INDIA: HRH MANVENDRA SINGH GOHIL

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to India to meet with the world’s very first openly gay royal figure, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil who uses his status and privilege for good and is an active and powerful voice for the LGBTQ community in India.
When new…

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Daddy, our own Superhero

Happy Father’s Day! K: Every child has a hero.. and he is called Dad! He can make anything happen. He is the first love for his daughters and a superhero for boys …its so cute to hear the kid’s fight on ….whose dad is the strongest! H: Actually fathers are just like ordinary men but […]

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THE POLITICS OF CHOICE | UGANDA AND ME: LORD SHEIKH

The rise of populist regimes in many countries has triggered scholarly debates on populism and international law and in today’s episode, Rajan stays in the UK to meet with Lord Sheikh, a British politician, businessman and friend who shares his views on …

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CRICKET | MUSIC | LIFE LESSONS – ATUL AHUJA MADE IN CANADA

Our mind is a powerful weapon. It’s normal to have self-doubt or feel like something is out of reach, but those who achieve big things see through this doubt and persevere long after others would have quit.
Today Rajan travels to Canada to meet with Atul…

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Learning at Home with Divya Gupta

“If a child cannot learn in the way we teach, we must teach in the way the child can learn” Seldom do we get the time to actually ponder on this precept, especially when it comes to our children’s education. In today’s episode, we have with us Divya Gupta, a Mum who has designed her […]

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ARE WE LOSING OUR IDENTITY? MADE IN SINDH WITH RAFAY RASHDI

Sindhis have made indisputable contributions to India and Pakistan’s economy and identity, yet their own identity comes into question all the time.
In today’s episode, Rajan travels to Pakistan to meet Rafay Rashdi, a filmmaker, TV producer, politician a…

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NATIONALISM | SUFISM AND ACADEMIC DISHONESTY – RASHEED NOORANI | MADE IN IRAN

 In today’s episode, Rajan travels to Pakistan to meet Rasheed Noorani, an art educationalist and scholar born in Iran, who currently heads the Continuing Education Programme at the prestigious Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Pakistan.
Ras…

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Therapy for Children with Sam Roberts

Therapy is generally looked down upon in some quarters and is almost like a taboo. But therapy be of great help to parents. In this episode Himani and Kalyani speak to Sam Roberts, a counsellor who is also doing his PhD in Psychology. He helps us answer such questions as: What is therapy? When should […]

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THE BRUTALITY OF INDENTURESHIP | HIDDEN HISTORY: KYNEATA JOSEPH

In today’s episode, Rajan continues his travels across St Lucia to meet Dr Terencia Joseph, Assistant Professor in History at the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) in Trinidad and Tobago where she lectures in Caribbean History, European History,…

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A REGION THAT CHANGED A NATION : GUY JOSEPH | MADE IN ST LUCIA

The Podcast:
In today’s episode, Rajan travels to St Lucia in the Caribbean to meet with politician and renowned social custodian Honourable Guy Joseph, Minister for Economic Development in St Lucia and person of Indian origin.
Approximately 5000 persons…

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Finally! Help for all Struggling Mums with Life Coach Anupama Murali

Being a mother is one of the most demanding jobs in the world. In this Mother’s Day special episode, we speak to Anupama Murali, an ICF Associate Certified Life Coach and speaker with over 15 years of corporate experience. She is by turns a musician, an entrepreneur and a Mind Management, Breath and Meditation teacher […]

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JOURNEY TO THE SILVER SCREEN WITH VEENA SOOD – MADE IN CANADA

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to Canada to meet Veena Sood, a Kenyan born Canadian actress who in pursuit of the arts, has seen her become a regular face in television, VOD (Netflix) films and theatre production. If you are looking to get into the ac…

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Nutrition: Facts & Myths Part II

In today’s episode, Himani and Kalyani chat to Ms. Meenu Agarwal, an eminent clinical dietician and trainer who has helped more than 7000 clients globally and is also a mother of a cricketing daughter. Meenu dispels many myths and has much to say about children’s nutrition. Some of the main topics she addresses are What […]

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HIDDEN INDIA | COVID | FARMER PROTEST – ANN DAATA

Today’s Podcast:
With images of mass cremations hitting global headlines, 300,000 and growing daily (registered) Covid case rates, in addition to the world’s largest protest where Farmers from across India are gathered in Delhi to pursue reforms, Delhi i…

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Nutrition: Facts & Myths Part I

Ensuring that our children are well feed is vital,  particularly so given the plethora of so-called healthy products on the shelves.  Making the right choice can be bewildering. In this episode Dr.Vibhusha Jambhekar, a PhD in Human Nutrition, will give us the low down  on nutrition. Dr.Vibhusha Jambhekar. Is milk really good for our children? […]

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WOMEN | IDENTITY AND BEING SINDHI – MAHTAB AKBAR RASHDI

The Podcast:
In today’s podcast, Rajan travels to Pakistan to meet with Mahtab Akbar Rashdi, a Pakistani politician, actress and campaigner for human rights, who has become a role model for the women of Pakistan, especially Sindh.
Mahtab shares her remar…

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THE MAN WHO CHANGED COMMON-WEALTH: MOHAN KAUL

Today’s Episode:
In today’s podcast, Rajan stays in the UK to meet with Mohan Kaul, a champion of international trade, investment and emerging markets and inspiration to Rajan when he was in his twenties!
Mohan shares his own story of how a young child f…

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Sensitivity & Emotional Challenges

Why are kids are so sensitive these days? Why do they just cry even for the smallest things? How to deal with Tantrums and unending demands? Should I punish my child for his bad behaviour or is he too young? Every time my daughter does not win a prize or even a star in school […]

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THE HEART OF A MUSICIAN WITH ASHWIN SOOD | MADE IN CANADA

In today’s podcast, Rajan travels to Canada to meet with Ashwin Sood, an English–Canadian musician and drummer who has performed with a number of popular music artists including his ex-wife Sarah McLachlan. 
Ashwin Sood shares his passion for music and h…

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TRUE LIFE STORY | LIVING THE INDIAN DREAM – AMARARAM GURJAR

In today’s podcast, Rajan travels to India to meet Amararam Gurjar.  Part of the modern face of Indian diplomacy, his personal story reads as a bestselling novel.  Born in the remote villages of Rajasthan, India, he walked 5km everyday across the desert …

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Meaningful Birthday Parties

Can birthdays be the birth of new thoughts, new experiences…and not only about throwing a perfect party.. In this episode we will focus on the various elements which can make the celebration special in many ways for both, the kids and the parents. Having a Birthday Ritual – a special family bonding time Meaningful – […]

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QUESTIONING THE RHYTHM OF CULTURE – RAHUL AIJAZ

In today’s podcast, Rajan travels to Pakistan to meet with renowned filmmaker, music critic and journalist Rahul Aijaz. Born in Karachi, Rahul shares his deep affiliation with music, its identity and its power to shape our cultural understanding of the w…

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THE CULTURE OF PARENTING: DR SHABNAM BERRY-KHAN

In today’s podcast, Rajan stays in the UK and meets Dr Shabnam Berry-Khan, a qualified researcher and clinical psychologist who shares her views and own stories on parenting, psychology, the Asian migration as well as mental and emotional traumas that ma…

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Creating A Vision For Your Child’s Future

Every parent knowingly or unknowingly have a vision for their children. In this episode, lets see what it means means to have Vision for our kids and what impact a clearly defined vision has on their lives. By definition Vision is the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination and wisdom. It […]

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POLYAMOROUS – REWRITING THE RULES | MADE IN THE USA WITH SUNNY, SPEETIE & PIDDU

In today’s podcast, Rajan travels to the USA to meet with Piddu, Speetie and Sunny, a poly love triad and a family of one dad, two mums and four kids. This is not a relationship where a man has two wives, in fact, Speetie and Sunny were married when Pidd…

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Europe

MEET THE DEAN REDEFINING EDUCATION – DANIEL TRACA | MADE IN PORTUGAL

In today’s podcast, we meet Daniel Traça, Dean and Professor of Economics at Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, who speaks to us about his purpose, identity and how he is making a difference to the world through education.
Living the life t…

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THE CULINARY ROAD TO HAPPINESS – CHEF VIKRAM VIJ

For our 50th podcast today, Rajan travels to Canada to meet Vikram Vij, an Indian-born Canadian chef, cookbook author, investor on Dragons Den, and mentor to the masses. Today’s session is a rare insight into the man behind the ingredients, an open book …

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A LESSON IN KENYANNESS | THINKING AHEAD WITH VIMAL SHAH

In today’s podcast, Rajan travels to Kenya to speak to one of Africa’s leading entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Vimal Shah Chairman of Bidco Africa who speaks to us about Kenyanness, the perception some have on his country and the deep misconceptions t…

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RELIGION AND SOCIAL IDENTITY – DR SHERRY-ANN SINGH: TRINIDAD

Do we need India to define our Indianness? And even within the notion of Indianness, how much of our identity is redefined by the countries that we find ourselves in?In today’s podcast, Rajan travels to Trinidad & Tobago to speak to Dr. Sherry-Ann Singh…

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How Nature Helps Children

Nature deficit disorder, values that nature imbibes in our kids, getting outdoor indoors, safety mantras for outdoor activities and much more. This episode will answer many questions like Spending time in malls is far more convenient than going for a picnic, but is it the best choice? What is safe and worthwhile ? Indoor, highly […]

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THE BITTER PILL OF DRUG ADDICTION| IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH GERALD MOODLEY

Drug addiction amongst the Indo-South Africans is an unspoken issue and over 60% of crime in South Africa is drug-related.  In today’s episode, Rajan travels to South Africa to meet Gerald Moodley, a former narcotics addict who has experienced their dama…

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Creating An Awesome Kids Room

How to organise kids’ room and make it interesting, instigating, engaging for the kids without spending a lot? What elements should be kept in mind while designing the kid’s room? What are the popular ideas for the kid’s room Vs what is actually needed… Themes – how to use them in a better way Pocket […]

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THE GROUNDED BILLIONAIRE – “MADE”IN BRITAIN – SURINDER ARORA

From humble beginnings as a waiter in a hotel that he eventually bought, to building a difference, Rajan stays in the UK and meets Surinder Arora, an entrepreneur with an extraordinary story!  Born to parents displaced from an India/Pakistan border town…

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Picky Eaters? Tips For Handling Them

Feeding kids can be a big challenge if your little ones are fussy eaters. Both Himani and Kalyani have raised picky eaters and in this episode they share their experiences, ideas and parenting tips for developing healthy eating habits and to take the stress out of the whole process. Episode Highlights: Giving Control – Involving […]

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MADE IN PUNJAB -CHANGING PERCEPTIONS WITH RAVI SINGH

In today’s podcast, Rajan stays in the UK to meet Ravi Singh, humanitarian and CEO of charity Khalsa Aid who takes us on a tour of the who, what, where and why of social constructs, the current Farmers Protest as well as defining moments in history.  Thi…

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About the Hosts

UpBringing is hosted by two neighbors, friends, first time podcasters and mothers. Himani and Kalyani have a lot in common, like they both have MBA degrees, they both came to Singapore after they got married, both of them have 2 kids and their husbands are in the IT industry. But they are poles apart as […]

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GENDER, IDENTITY AND NATIONALISM – MADE IN PAKISTAN WITH MUHAMMED MOIZ

What is identity and where do we draw the line between politics and people?  Is gender identity?  Do borders define our perceptions of it?  Who’s history matters most and do we need to question the colonial past that has defined us today?In today’s podc…

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WHAT’S GENDER GOT TO DO WITH IT? MADE IN INDIA WITH RUDRANI CHHETRI –

Why should your gender or sexuality define who you are?  And who controls the notion of identity?  One would guess that if you are not in control of it, you are being controlled by it…Being ostracised by your own community, beaten and judged, all for …

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Europe

LOOKING BACK AT 2020 AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR LISTENERS

In today’s episode I stay at home and reflect on 2020 and our 42nd Global Indian Podcast!It’s been a life-changing year for most as the Covid-19 pandemic arrived quickly, quietly and everywhere.  I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to everyone …

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Official Desi Parenting podcast

Welcome to Partners in Upbringing.. as parents we strive so hard to give our kids the best facilities, resources  and to nurture them with the with the right values to ensure they reach their maximum potential. But we are always pressed on time. Hi I am Himani and Hi I am Kalyani and we are […]

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THIS COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE – COVID, NEGLIGENCE AND THE NHS

Speaking up or against something can have significant risks and our guest tomorrow did just that.  Concerned about the quality of care at the NHS, he lifted the lid on the circa 50,000 patients that are misdiagnosed every year!There’s no doubt that the …

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FINDING MY VOICE THROUGH CANCER – SHRENIK SHAH

The will to live is a force within all of us and the fight for survival when our lives are threatened by a disease such as cancer is something our guest is all too familiar with.A cancer survivor for 24 years, Shrenik lost his ability to speak and lost …

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Risking my life for a conscience vote | Big Oil Guyana – Charrandas Persaud

The fear of being assassinated is not a fear most can relate to so imagine fleeing your country to hide, all because you used the power of your public office to make a stand for what was right.Our guest Charrandas is a renowned Guyanese MP who caused a …

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TWO WEEKS LEFT TO LIVE – JOURNEY THROUGH CANCER

Learning to live while you feel like you’re dying is an extraordinary feat and one that Omita can help others accomplish with her story. Today’s podcast is a celebration of life and we would like to thank our guest @omitagaikwad for joining us.Cancer is…

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Europe

BREAKING BARRIERS IN ENGLISH FOOTBALL WITH AZEEM AMIR

He plays for England, competed in the Tough Mudder, raised thousands for charity…and happens to be blind. Find out more about this remarkable individual.

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Africa

RETURNING FROM THE EDGE – MY BATTLE WITH ALCOHOLISM

A recovering alcoholic whose life spiralled out of control from the age of 13 almost leading to murder and the voyage to sobriety.

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FROM REFUGEE TO THE HOUSE OF LORDS – THE MAN WHO CHANGED BRITAIN

From Indian refugee, to trading a bike for a Bentley; the remarkable man that changed politics in Britain.

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THE 8000 MILE JOURNEY FOR CUSTODY – A FATHER FIGHT FOR HIS DAUGHTER

Duped into marriage and torn away from his child. One man’s epic 8000 mile custody battle that will shock you

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JUDGED BY AUTISM | A FATHER’S JOURNEY: EP33

A raw heartfelt account of a father who was judged and ostracised by his community for having an autistic child.

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Life of adventure | The story of the Global Indian

In this episode Co-creator Rajan and Divya Nazran have an open conversation about their experiences travelling around the world, from the good, bad and scary. Discussing everything from Malaria, Car jackings, through to the power of travel and its impact…

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The “hidden” apartheid they didn’t teach you – Made in South Africa

It is Black History Month but do we get taught everything in schools?  Are things better reserved for personal judgment rather than public knowledge?  How much do we really know about the key issues on hand?  In this ear-opening episode, Rajan travels to…

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THE INSIDE STORY THE MEDIA REFUSE TO SHARE – JAMMU AND KASHMIR

In this ear-opening episode, Rajan takes a trip to a small destination that has been at the centre of conflict between India and Pakistan. Today, we meet “Ridhi”.  Speaking to us anonymously,  she shares with us the truth behind the headlines and the dev…

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POETRY, PARENTING AND THE LIFE OF A DIPLOMAT – MADE IN ST KITTS AND NEVIS

In this ear-opening episode, Rajan takes a trip to London to meet up with writer/actor Kulvinder Ghir and poet/ Diplomat Kevin Isaac as they have a free-flowing conversation surrounding their lives and professional challenges.  From parenting to perceive…

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EMPOWERMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP – MADE IN SINGAPORE

In this ear-opening episode, Rajan takes a trip to Lisbon to meet with the remarkable Chitra Stern. They speak about her inspiring upbringing in Singapore and the rise of her business interests in Portugal. It’s a candid conversation that delves into fem…

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THE 10 YEAR GAMBLE OF A DOCUMENTARY MAKER – MADE IN CANADA

In this ear-opening episode, Rajan takes a trip to the freezer of the world, that is Canada! Here he meets an extraordinary documentary maker who risked it all to tell a story of female boxers in India. Motivated by a single photo and on a shoe-string bu…

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POLICE, PREJUDICE AND IDENTITY – MADE IN THE UK

In this ear-opening episode, Rajan travels across the UK to meet with a leading police officer, who is shifting perceptions. Without a doubt, this year has been unique with #covid_19, the #blacklivesmatter movement, tearing down of #statues, a relook a…

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THE PIONEER WHO CHANGED BRITAIN- USHA PRASHAR

In this ear-opening episode, Rajan meets with Baroness Usha Prashar, a respected member of the House of Lords (UK) who has been known for her work in fighting for social justice. She played an instrumental role in the Iraq Inquiry through to overseeing t…

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A CONVERSATION ON TRAUMA, SOCIAL MEDIA AND IDENITY : MADE IN PAKISTAN

PART 2- In this ear-opening episode, Rajan meets with internationally famed Pakistani / Punjabi drama actor Saim Ali, where they openly discuss the big issues facing actors on the subcontinent and the mental impact that trolling has. This world-exclusive…

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BREAKING THE SILENCE ON TROLLING AND MENTAL HEALTH – MADE IN PAKISTAN

In this ear-opening episode, Rajan meets with internationally famed Pakistani / Punjabi drama actor Saim Ali, where they openly discuss the big issues facing actors on the subcontinent and the mental impact that trolling has. This world-exclusive is a un…

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THE POWER OF BREAKING COMFORT ZONES – MADE IN PORTUGAL MIGUEL RIBEIRO

 In this episode, explorer Rajan Nazran voyages back to Portugal to meet with a friend and entrepreneur Miguel Alves Ribeiro, who was at the helm of European growth for one of India’s leading digital space companies Zomato and now the founder of Sheerm…

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FROM FOLK MUSIC TO CHANGING TIDES OF INDIANNESS WITH ILA ARUN PART2

Part 2: In this episode – Explorer Rajan Nazran and Global Indian Ambassador Rajesh Gopie plunge into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin in India. In this special 2-part podcast, they meet with the cultural icon Ila Arun and discove…

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MY INDIANNESS | MY STORY WITH ILA ARUN

Part 1: In this episode – Explorer Rajan Nazran and Global Indian Ambassador Rajesh Gopie plunge into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin in India. In this special 2-part podcast, they meet with the cultural icon Ila Arun and discover…

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HOW TO MAKE IT IN BRITAIN AS AN IMMIGRANT – IN CONVERSATION WITH VIJAY PATEL

Part 2In this episode – Explorer Rajan Nazran plunges into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin in the UK. In this special 2-part podcast, he meets with Vijay Patel OBE, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who discusses his remarkable j…

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THE POWER OF A MOTHER’S LOVE AND A £6000 LOAN- MADE IN ENGLAND

Part 1In this episode – Explorer Rajan Nazran plunges into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin in the UK. In this special 2-part podcast, he meets with Vijay Patel OBE, an entrepreneur and philanthropist whose journey through life has…

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THE DARK SIDE OF THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY- MADE IN PAKISTAN

In this episode – Explorer Rajan Nazran along with theatre actor and social activist Rajesh Gopie, plunge into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin and the conversations you need to know. In this special 2-part podcast, the pair meet w…

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CASTING COUCH AND NEPOTISM – THE CONVERSATION YOU NEED TO HEAR

In this episode – Explorer Rajan Nazran along with theatre actor and social activist Rajesh Gopie, plunge into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin and the conversations you need to know. In this special 2-part podcast, the pair meet w…

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MY GRANDFATHER AND ME | ELA GANDHI – MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Part 3- In this episode – Explorer Rajan Nazran along with theatre actor and social activist Rajesh Gopie, plunge into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin in South Africa. In this special 3-part podcast, the pair meet with Ela Gandhi,…

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RIOTS IN SOUTH AFRICA – Ela Gandhi Part 2

Part 2-  In this episode – Explorer Rajan Nazran along with theatre actor and social activist Rajesh Gopie, plunge into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin in South Africa. In this special 3-part podcast, the pair meet with Ela Gandh…

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THE TIME FOR PEACE WITH ELA GANDHI

 In this episode – Explorer Rajan Nazran along with theatre actor and social activist Rajesh Gopie, plunge into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin in South Africa. In this special 3-part podcast, the pair meet with Ela Gandhi, a peac…

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SEASON 2

Rajan Nazran along with his friends plunge into the experience of being of Indian Origin as they travel across the globe in pursuit of answers to some big questions. In this ear-opening episode, we look at the coming season and the big discussions taking…

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Season recap – Emotions of the podcast

Rajan and Kulvinder plunge into the experience of being of Indian Origin as they travel across the globe in pursuit of answers to some big questions. In this ear-opening episode, the pair catch up and recap over the season so far and the extraordinary ti…

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MEET THE GLOBE TROTTING FAMILY OF PORTUGAL – THE SAMROWS

Rajan and Kulvinder plunge into the experience of being of Indian Origin as they travel across the globe in pursuit of answers to some big questions. In this ear-opening episode, Rajan meets the Samrow family, whose own extraordinary experience of moving…

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THE SOUTH AFRICA THEY DIDN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT

Rajan and Kulvinder plunge into the experience of being of Indian Origin as they travel across the globe in pursuit of answers to some big questions. In this ear-opening episode, Rajan meets Rajesh Gopie. A renowned actor, writer, producer, and social ac…

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BEING CHRISTIAN IN MUMBAI – MADE IN INDIA

Rajan and Kulvinder plunge into the experience of being of Indian Origin as they travel across the globe in pursuit of answers to some big questions. In this ear-opening episode, they meet Jolly Kochery. An entrepreneur who tackles the issues of identity…

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I NEARLY TOOK MY OWN LIFE | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – MADE IN THE CARIBBEAN

This is Part 2 of Episode 6 – In this ear-opening episode, we delve into Anisa’s life and the inspiration behind her video – Warrior.  What emerges will shock you. This is a raw account of a terrifying experience, one that has become all too common acros…

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CHUTNEY MUSIC LOVE AFFAIR – MADE IN THE CARIBBEAN

Rajan and Kulvinder plunge into the experience of being of Indian Origin as they travel across the globe in pursuit of answers to some big questions. In this ear-opening episode, they meet recording artists Anisa Singh, who introduces them to the unique …

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FROM MUMBAI TO URUGUAY – A CHEFS DREAM

Rajan and Kulvinder plunge into the experience of being of Indian Origin as they travel across the globe in pursuit of answers to some big questions. In this ear-opening episode they meet Aparna Soni in Uruguay, who faced a total dislocation of language …

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MEET THE GLOBAL INDIAN WHO IS AFRICANISING MUSIC – ALISHA POPAT

Rajan and Kulvinder plunge into the experience of being of Indian origin as they travel across the globe in pursuit of answers to some big questions. In this ear-opening episode, they meet Alisha Popat in Kenya, a musician on a mission to “Africanise” mu…

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COOKING WITH MARIJUANA – THE HIDDEN RECIPIES OF INDIA

Rajan and Kulvinder plunge into the experience of being Indian origin as they travel across the globe in pursuit of answers to some big questions. In this ear-opening episode, they meet Celebrity chef and fellow explorer Neeraj Tyagi, a chef who is on a …

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ENDING IDENITY POLITICS – WITH H.E PRESIDENT DONALD RAMOTAR

Rajan and Kulvinder plunge into the experience of being of Indian origin as they travel across the globe in pursuit of answers to some big questions. In this ear-opening episode, they meet H.E Donald Ramotar, former President of Guyana and a global India…

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CHANGING THE FACE OF HIP HOP AMERICA

Rajan and Kulvinder plunge into the experience of being of Indian origin as they travel across the globe in pursuit of answers to some big questions. In this ear-opening episode, they meet Manan Pandya, a global Indian on a mission to change the face of …

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THE HISTORY OF INDIANNESS | THE SUGAR WAR

Today marks the second voyage of the History of Indianness.  In this episode we look back at the almost forgotten world of Indentureship and the silent war that was Sugar. With painstaking research, we bring together a formidable group of historians, for…

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