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 world as well as religion in the wider context of society.
Rahul also speaks to us about his short film “A train crosses the desert” which made it to five international festivals as well as his upcoming projects.
Their conversation is a whirlwind of ideas, inspiration and instruments and interestingly, breaking the perceived barriers of religion. A special thanks to @aijazrahul for joining us today!
About Rahul Aijaz:
Rahul Aijaz is a writer, filmmaker, journalist and former photographer. He has extensively written about culture, cinema, theatre, music and wrestling. His work has been published in several countries and publications including The Express Tribune, IGN Pakistan, Asia Journalists Association, The Peace Journalist magazine, Red Bull Pakistan and more.
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.
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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Rahul Aijaz
Art Design – Vanisha Patel
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