MADE IN PUNJAB – FARMERS | 1984 | IDENTITY AND 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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Dreams and Immigration Guilt

Many of the global indian diaspora is dispersed through immigration. We are everywhere! Our parents and grandparents often tell stories of how they arrived in the country with nothing but a few pounds and a dream. We often laugh at this exaggerated statement but when we stop and realise the sacrifices they made, we are […]
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GENDER, IDENTITY AND NATIONALISM – MADE IN PAKISTAN WITH 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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The cultural experience of loneliness – why South Asians need to take heed during the Coronavirus pandemic

Loneliness is an worldwide public health matter. This means many people across the globe have felt a lack of social connectedness for years. South Asian mental health is a concern for many health and social care services in countries across the world. Key factors here are stigma preventing help-seeking behaviours in brown people, isolated elderly […]
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Our journey in 2020

A special thank you to our growing Global Indian Family. In a year when identity politics divided nations, we stood together. In solidarity for something far greater.In a year where we were forced to stay apart, we connected the globe.In a year that, the mainstream media chose virtue signaling. We decided on the power of […]
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WHAT’S GENDER GOT TO DO WITH IT? MADE IN INDIA WITH RUDRANI CHHETRI – EP 43

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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JUST FOR A MOMENT LAST NIGHT, TIME STOOD STILL

The ushering in of 2021 seemed so extraordinary – surreal in fact. No family and friends mingling, no hugs and handshakes for the neighbours – for the very first time in my life, and I suspect for countless others, the dawning of the new year could not have been so different as it was last […]
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2020 AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR LISTENERS – EP 42

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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COVID, NEGLIGENCE AND THE NHS – A HOLIDAY MESSAGE EP 41

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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IS IT MY INDIANISM, MY INDIANNESS OR JUST ME BEING INDIAN THAT I AM PROUD OF?

The colonial importation of Indian citizens from the sub-continent to South Africa in 1860 entrenched a historical perspective  that runs very deep into the veins of a country whose own history has ebbed and flowed in ways we least imagined. The prime objective of this importation was not simply a migration but a decidedly egregious […]
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