Also Available on :

Top tip Click on the play button to stay on the website

For our 50th podcast today, Rajan travels to Canada to meet Vikram Vij, an Indian-born Canadian chef, cookbook author, an 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 of emotions, and a fortunate stroke of serendipity.

In pursuit of happiness and wearing his heart on his sleeve, Vikram Vij speaks about the challenges he faces from the aftermath of his divorce, fame, and the highs and lows and views on life that will resonate with many.

About Vikram Vij:

Vikram Vij grew up in India, left in 1984 to study hotel management in Austria, and went to Canada in 1989, where he took a job at the Banff Springs Hotel, after a chance meeting with the General Manager of the hotel who was visiting Vienna. He immediately recognized the opportunity to establish himself in a country that was still growing and finding its way with culinary arts and opened his first restaurant in Vancouver in 1994.

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

Social media:

You can reach Rajan via:

Instagram: @rajannazran
Linkedin: Rajan Nazran
Youtube: Global Indian Series
Twitter: @rajansnazran

Special thank you to TAIZU for the music

Episode details:

Episode: 42
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Vikram Vijj
Art Design – Vanisha Patel

Other podcasts:

If you liked this podcast, you may enjoy the following:

FINDING MY VOICE THROUGH CANCER – SHRENIK SHAH

TRUE LIFE STORY | LIVING THE INDIAN DREAM – AMARARAM GURJAR

Are you a global Indian that needs to go global?

You maybe interested in our articles on citizenship by investment and global residency options, including Golden via planning through to the leading funds to consider.

It’s a definitive guide for all global Indians to read on what you need to know and what you must avoid when looking to participate in investment migration and golden visa planning.

Our Articles:

  1. Living in an EU Island in the Mediterranean Sea- Part of the Global Indian guide to Citizenship Malta (globalindianseries.com)
  2. Bernard Charles Gauci Gauci – Partner – International Clients – What are the Malta Residency schemes available for Indian Nationals? (globalindianseries.com)
  3. Joseph Gauci- Partner KSI Malta – Malta offers huge business opportunities for India (globalindianseries.com)
  4. Global Mobility Indian Perspective – Atef El Kadi, Managing Director (globalindianseries.com)
  5. Malta IIP and the Global Indian (globalindianseries.com)
  6. Deeper Real Estate Perspective Portugal – Golden Visa (globalindianseries.com)
3+
Share

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Other Podcasts you may like

Asia

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…

Share

Africa

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 …

Share

Europe

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…

Share

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…

Share