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 to meet with previous guest and radio host Neelofar Sayed, who bravely opens up about her personal story of going through a lonely marriage where she was often silenced, dictated to and controlled. Seeing herself as a person with no needs and wants, she forgot her own identity and questioned her self-worth. Her pain was only amplified by the cultural reactions of her own family. This is her story of how she picked up the pieces and took control back.
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About Neelofar Sayed
Neelofar is a renowned On Air personality and radio presenter for Lotus FM in South Africa.
She has a passion for public speaking and toured South Africa, debating at Universities around the country. She also represented the NPI (National Productivity Institute).
Hobbies: I have a passion for fashion, fitness and music. I love cooking and spending time with my loved ones.
General Facts: Life is filled with various challenges and without it I wouldn’t have thrived under pressure. I support the notion that we all can succeed in life doing our very best. I love speeding in my own lane. “Live and Let Live.”
About the Global Indian Series:
My name is Rajan Nazran 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 50 shades of brown 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 human experience 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 through to the CNBC network.
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Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer – Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Neelofar Sayed
Art Design – Vanisha Patel
Special thank you to TAIZU for the music
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