Hello Everyone and Namaskar! We’re thrilled to welcome you to Globalise - Asian (G-A), a Podcast especially put together by and for the Asian community settled in the UK and the World over. Globalisation has truly brought us all from varied backgrounds, faiths and cultures closer. Therefore it's appropriate we address ourselves as Globalise Asian. We will use this platform to have an informal and candid chat with dynamic ethnic individuals who are successful Entrepreneurs, Socialists, Bloggers, Athletes and from many more exciting professions. What more, we’ll also lead you into all the incr
Our guest today is Sarah Belal. She is an executive director and founder of Justice Project Pakistan (JPP). Justice Project Pakistan focuses on unlawful juvenile detention, police torture, mentally-challenged offenders and prisoners on death row in Pakistan and abroad. Their recent project, No Time To Sleep sparked widespread debate in Pakistan regarding the death penalty. Let's hear from Sarah her journey from studying Law in Oxford to founding JPP in Lahore.
Today our guest is the founder of Inite Music. Lucky is a music producer based of London and He helps singers, songwriters and musicians by providing them with an opportunity to record professionally in his studio. Let’s hear Lucky’s journey into the world of Music.
The final episode of the 3 part series on Cybersecurity and also of 2018. In this episode, we will cover the future landscape of the Security Industry and learnings from some of the recent cyber threats. Also highlighting few of the skillsets required in choosing Cybersecurity as a career path and help mitigate and tackle future cyber threats.
We are delighted to bring 2nd of the 3 part series in conversation with the very passionate and dynamic Gaurav Aggarwal, Chief Marketing Officer of NSS Labs.
In this episode, we will talk about the importance of companies like NSS labs who tackle Cybersecurity threat in the market with bespoke offerings to corporates of the world.
Recent data breaches by hackers on Airlines and Hotel industries, ransomware attacks on government systems, Billions of dollars of theft through Bank and Swift interface are few of the major challenges Large Corporates, Governments and Individuals around the world faces in this day and age of Cyberspace.
The threat of cyber attacks has evolved to such a sophisticated level that they say if World War 3 will be to happen, it will kick off between countries in Cyberspace first.
To discuss the importance of Cybersecurity, we met with Gautam Aggarwal, CMO of NSS labs based of Austin, Texas.
We are delighted to bring 1st of the 3 part series in conversation with the very passionate and dynamic Gautam Aggarwal.
Ever wondered how are a day in a life of the people and the firm behind the celebrity management, event management, brand endorsement, tour management of some of your favourites from the world of entertainment and sports. Today we are talking to ITW Playworx, which is the entertainment, media & communication arm of ITW Consulting based out of India. It has entered the UK market with the opening of its second overseas office after Dubai.
ITW Playworx has named Ankur Sharma as the Director of the UK operations and he is also our guest on the podcast today.
Few of the challenges a startup faces in the market are to raise seed capital, company registration, tax structure, accounting etc. "Venture capitalists" not just help raise the much-needed capital for the startups but also add value to the overall business acumen and plan the growth path.
We are talking to one such VC firm in London called JPIN. Co-Founders Nayan and Gaurav have set up a dedicated Fund for Startups connecting UK-India corridor. Let's find out their story of setting up the Company and the Fund serving a very lucrative corridor for Investors and Tech entrepreneurs.
"Startup" is a common buzzword which is associated with early-stage tech companies who are challenging the incumbents of various sectors. Today we are chatting with Aditya Joshi, he is a 26-year-old co-founder of an Indian based startup called "Greendeck", who has recently been awarded as "Retail week startup of the year 2018".
Aditya is Bits Pilani alumnus and has successfully started and sold off one business before starting Greendeck which focuses on Dynamic Pricing in the Consumer retail space. Let's hear it from a very talented Aditya Joshi about his journey so far which has led him and his venture to some of the prominent Tech Incubators and Accelerators around the world.
We are delighted to present 4 episodes series called "Sheroes of India" dedicated to the History of Indian Women and their contribution to the Indian Society.
The 4th and last episode of sheroes of India is to highlight the all-important freedom movement against British Raj, liberation movement for women and women as revolutionaries of 20th century India.
We are delighted to present 4 episodes series called "Sheroes of India" dedicated to the History of Indian Women.
3rd episode highlights some of the key events of the India Renaissance. Today's podcast is a narration of some of the women social reformists of the 19th Century India.
We are delighted to present 4 episodes series called "Sheroes of India" dedicated to the History of Indian Women.
2nd episode of "Sheroes of India" series highlights the introduction of "Parda" and "Sati" in the 13th century India. This period also introduces Islam to the region.
Today's podcast is a narration of some of the brave women warriors of the 13th Century India.
We are delighted to present 4 episodes series called "Sheroes of India" dedicated to the History of Indian Women. We have collaborated with a passionate historian Ina Chabbra and together we have attempted to celebrate women from all walks of life, religion and social status who have helped shaped the history of Indian Society.
Today's podcast is a narration of some of the brave, intelligent and strong women of the Vedic period.
Our guest today has adopted a fitness routine which has erotic connotation attached to it. I am talking about Pole dancing. Amy is very passionate and proud of her achievements on the pole which demands core strength and technique to achieve some of the moves on a single vertical pole.
Let's understand Pole dancing as an alternative to some of the fitness options available to us.
Social workers are trained professionals who use their skill sets to help and alleviate communities and individuals suffering from social deprivation. Our guest today is Riccha Grrover who is an "Advanced Social Work Practitioner Child Services"with UK Government. She has been instrumental in bringing positive changes to the struggling and problem struck families in The UK. Let's hear Riccha's journey from Delhi to London following her passion and drive to make a difference in society.
Our guest today is Dy CEO of Union Bank of India (UK) Ltd. Dr Anand Kumar is one of the nicest bankers I've met, he juggles his day job in the city with a very noble cause of providing vocational training to the young adults of his village in Bihar through an initiative Kusum foundation. He is a firm believer of ISR i.e. Individual social responsibility. Let's hear the story of Kusum foundation.
LGBT is a term collectively used to describe individuals within our society based on their sexual preferences.
Our guest today is Asifa Lahore, Asifa was born as a gay man who became Britain's first Muslim Drag Queen and made a niche for himself in the entertainment industry. Asifa has decided to go through Sex reassignment surgery and undergoing hormone therapy at the moment.
Let's hear Asifa's life story of transitioning from being a Gay man to a Drag Queen and finally a Transgender Female.
What comes first to your mind when you think of a holiday? Sunny, breezy locales, sandy beaches, fun safaris, magical deserts..or more? Wouldn’t it be nice if you were to be taken on roads less travelled, paths unexplored and experience the warmth of people for an experience of a lifetime? Well, then come explore the journey of Rahul, co-founder of ‘Travel the Unknown’, who left his corporate job to pursue his underlying passion for travel! If you’re planning your next holiday, you might just change your destination after this!
In today’s world, we are becoming conscious of our eating habits and constantly evolving and adapting to our appetizing needs. Our guest today is Kajal Mehta, she is a Wellbeing Coach and a Nutritionist. Today Kajal is the owner of a progressive business, however to reach this level Kajal had to go through a real hardship and heartache in her personal life. Let's hear her journey on today's Podcast of Globalise-Asian.
If you are one of those pharmacists who has always been interested in owning your own business then you would be interested to hear from our guest of the day, Wasim Ahmed. Wasim's heritage is from Pakistan and like many Asian families who immigrated to The UK for a better future lead his parents to take that leap of faith. Wasim is a pharmacist by profession and a serial entrepreneur by choice. Let's hear Wasim's story of managing chain of pharmacies and diversifying his business into real estate and most recently into Business Incubators for start-ups in the city of Oxford.
The City of London is the financial capital of the world; with over 500 banks, Foreign exchanges, London Stock Exchange, Lloyds of London Insurance market and home to 100s of non-banking Financial institutions contributing almost 3% of The UK's GDP. Our guest today is Rehana Ameer, born and brought up in Chennai, India. Rehana with her sheer determination got elected as the "Councillor for Vintry Ward", and by doing so Rehana created history by becoming the 1st Indian-born Woman to hold the prestigious position in the 950 years history of the all-important "City of London". Let's hear her journey into politics and balancing roles of being a Mother, Wife, Businesswoman and a Mentor simultaneously.
Manjeet Hirani is a serving Senior Commander Pilot with Air India. She is the better half of Rajkumar Hirani who is one of the most successful directors in the Indian Film Industry. Her latest stint with writing a non-fiction book called "How to be Human" has won her accolades across the world. We caught up with Manjeet in London after her book launch in the House of Lords to get some insights into her life and the newly found passion of being a philosophical writer.
Our guest today is a very dynamic, influential and a man with ample humility. He is a partner in one of the biggest Indian law firm in the UK. His remit involves various Government, Corporate and philanthropic projects across UK India and African Corridor. Nick Clegg, Mukesh Ambani, Her Majesty The Queen and Narendra Modi are few of the elites in the long list of Influencers that Vijay has collaborated with. Let’s hear Vijay's professional story on today's Podcast.
World transformation day is a collaborative initiative to bring meaningful change to the human race. In this episode, I caught up with Harinder Paul who is a co-founder of this movement along with Nitin Tyagi who is the founder of Golden Sunrise an organisation providing transformational life coaching to individuals.
Let’s hear from both of them and understand their story of joining hands for the greater good of society.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name for a group of developmental disorders. People with ASD often have Ongoing social problems that include difficulty communicating and interacting with others.
Our guest today is Kavita Teckchandani, she is an Early Intervention Advisor working with NHS. Let's hear from her some of the common misconceptions and challenges of Autism.
Our guest today is Hannah Xu. She runs her own accountancy firm out of Moorgate in London. Her business model is catered to the niche population of Medical professionals. Her approach to entrepreneurship is very different to widely perceived shrewdness required to run a business. She believes in the healthy aspect of working culture and philanthropic intention to help the needy.
Let's hear her journey from growing up in a small town in China to establishing herself in the City of London.
The existence of Yoga can be traced back to over 5,000 years ago. The early writings on yoga were transcribed on the palm leaves that were easily damaged, destroyed or lost. In spite the lack of written transcripts, Yoga has grown organically out of India and embedded itself into the world's wellness regime.
Our guest today is Divya Kohli, she is a Yogini, who gave up her Media career to pursue the world of Yoga. Let's find out her journey of discovering Yoga and embracing it to become a Yoga instructor.
MeToo is a social media campaign that was spread across Hollywood last year after sexual allegations by actresses against Harvey Weinstein. Soon after we heard about Kevin Spacey's story of sexual misconduct on a minor. Sexual misconduct is a harsh reality of our society and Today we are talking to Vinay, who had approached us to talk about a disturbing topic of child sexual abuse. He had been a victim of the abuse and wanted to share the bitter truth of living with the unfortunate experience. Vinay has an amazing aura about his personality and his courage to talk about the dark side of his life is a testament to his strong mindset. He is a family man with good intention and wants to provide back to the community in his own way and working on a couple of projects called "Loving Grandparents" and "Stop Bad Touch".
Aesthetics explores the Perception and appreciation of beauty. We all want to look and feel about ourselves in a way that suits our surroundings. Sometimes that perception changes to obsession and even depression. Today we have Dr Bhavjit Kaur who successfully runs a health and aesthetic clinic in London and will be addressing and sharing her experience in this profession.
Hi Everyone and welcome to the inaugural episode of 2018. Our first guest is Karun Soni, he is both creative and pragmatic towards his style of art and brands his commissions as "Dotty Art".
He wears dual hats of a fulltime IT professional and a passionate artist who is creating his own niche with the dotty style of painting.
Let's hear from a young talent and understand the motivation behind his creativity.
Our guest today is Pranita Salunke, she is a lifestyle transformational therapist whose motto is to create awareness and help individuals with chronic diseases like hypertension, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and help change their lifestyle habits to achieve Body and Mind balance. Let's hear from Pranita about the services she provides under her venture called Vitality health clinic.
If you love Street food like Vada pav, dabeli, misal pav or pav bhaji then definitely you have been to Mumbai and if not then you don't have to go to Mumbai for that anymore. It is very much available in Mumbai style here in London. And the guys who are doing it right are the visionaries Subodh Joshi and Sujay Sohani the founders of Shree Krishna Vada pav aka SKVP. With a turnover of Half a million Sterling and 3 branches across London, their vision is to bring Vada Pav as a regional food of India to the Multinational diaspora of London. I caught up with Sujay and Subodh in their flagship restaurant in Hounslow to discuss their success story and future roadmap of the brand they have worked tirelessly to create.
The topic of discussion today is speculative trading of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies that are making headlines across various media platforms. My guest today is a Technopreneur, Sauj Phagre who is a keen researcher on the trading of cryptocurrencies and runs a successful peer-to-peer lending business. Lets find out what's the fuss about Cryptocurrency called "Bitcoin" and its underlying technology called "Blockchain".
At any one time around 7,000 people in the UK are waiting for an organ transplant, but due to a shortage of organs up to 1000 of these will die waiting. Almost 200 of these are under the age of 18. Our guests today are Sina and Jay Patel, who are an inspirational example of practical and logical parents in many ways. After losing their 3.5-year-old son to an unfortunate and heartbreaking accident at their home, they have decided to donate his organs and help save lives of potential 3 toddlers. In Today's podcast, we discuss the importance of Organ Donation and their thought process of reaching the vital decision at the most unfortunate event in their lives.
Our Guest today is Shivani Prabhune, who have managed to follow her passion and established her own specialised cake business called Gateaux Boutique which she operates from the kitchen of her home. We caught up with Shivani to understand a bit more about her venture and its future roadmap of collaboration with Restaurants, Cafes and online marketplaces.
Cancer is an unfortunate word we hear regularly these days. There are Charities, marathons, tv advertisements etc creating awareness of the disease. Our guest today is Dhwanee Thakkar who is a paediatric haematologist- oncologist i.e Dr specialising in cancer in children. Let's hear from her some of the facts and challenges of the profession.
Our guest today is an Entrepreneur who has raised through the ranks of the corporate world, working in diverse sectors from Banking to Media to eventually now managing various business and initiatives across the UK, Asia and African corridor. An Enigmatic personality originally from Kashmir who has made London his home. Let's hear from Taha Coburn-Kutay about his personal and professional life so far and some of the brilliant ventures he is involved in
Our societies mirror events that impact us at a given point in time and how developed and progressive we are perceived. This week’s episode touches upon the work and life of Shuba Rao. Shuba directs the Shift Collective, an organisation with a simple goal of social reform, at the very level it truly matters.
An LSE alumnus with an extensive volunteering experience and working with people to support several behavioural and developmental concerns, Shuba’s undying passion to make a real difference is admirable.
Education in our society has achieved a vital status. Some consider it essential, for some, it's a status symbol, some can't afford it and some simply don't believe in the system. However, the core of this establishment is the "Teachers" who are committed to bringing positive change to a young and developing mind. Archana Dave is a Secondary School Teacher from London. Her passion for teaching has continued from early days of her career in India through tough times in her marriage and now as a proud single mother.She is a Bank of positivity and her attitude towards life is commendable. She has shared Insights into her experience of the teaching profession in The UK and clears Some of the misconceptions, challenges and rewards of being a Teacher.
As they say "The engine is the heart of an aeroplane, but the pilot is its soul". Today we are talking to one such Soul, Deepak Mahajan runs a private flying school called The London Airsports, providing lessons to all the flying enthusiasts who always wanted to pursue flying as a hobby or a career. Let's talk to Deepak and find out about a profession that helps individuals to become a Pilot.
London Air Sports
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has diverse definitions and practices around the world. But the crux of it is an attempt by a corporation to improve the society. Let's understand a story of one such organisation and its workforce that is making big strides in changing the landscape of Rural India. Our guest today is Karishma Kashyap who through her employer The Nalanda Foundation is successfully implementing positive change to the lives of the rural population and transforming villages of India to a Sustainable and Smarter India.
A vibrant city with strong political set up, attracting some of the most powerful empires and kingdoms from the 12th century onwards to democratic elected parties of modern age India. Dhilli, Dilli, Delhi and New Delhi, The Capital of India has evolved and embraced diverse cultures, food and architecture over the past few centuries. We are joined today by Ina Chhabra, an academic historian who passionately talk about History of New Delhi.
Diwali is a festival which is embraced by nationalities around the world. DIL’s popularity over the years have successfully showcased a cultural event in the heart of London. Backed by Mayor of London, it is the biggest Diwali festival celebrated outside India. Ravi Bhanot is the man in charge this year to make this festival a success. Ravi is the Chairman of "Diwali in London Committee" and a man wearing many hats of responsibilities. Let's find out in this podcast about his passion and business that has empowered him to add value to his offering in the community.
Bollywood has evolved to be one of the most followed movie industries in the world. From anti-gravitational fighting scenes to time-travelling dance sequences to fantasy world of love and drama, we have accepted and followed this entertainment industry with an utmost passion.
We are joined by Scarlett Wilson whose life journey into Bollywood is no less than a movie story in itself. A teenager from London who followed her passion of dancing into an unexplored country and industry and made a niche for herself. A very gorgeous and talented Scarlett talks to us about her journey so far into Indian Cinema.
We're joined this week by Pooja Poddar, a nursing professional with the NHS.
In this episode, we discuss a very important topic that is more common than we think. IVF, a journey that several couples undergo is one that is not only challenging due to the medical nature of it, but is more difficult to tackle due to the associated societal perceptions and stigma.
Pooja comes forward to discuss her own personal journey with IVF and the obstacles she and her family underwent.
We're certain this topic will resonate with many who are dealing with such similar issues.
Building on from the popularity of the good 'ol Indian cuisine, regional Indian food is quickly making a mark within the culinary scene here. With numerous new age restaurants now offering authentic Bengali, southern Indian, Srilankan, and other local fares, there's surely place for everyone to experiment with our rapidly adapting tastebuds.
This week, we meet Preeti Deo, who is passionate about 'serving Maharashtrian cuisine on the global plate'. Come find out all about the ingredients and skilful preparation of these local delicacies.
Discovering a trusted, genuine resource to purchase some affordable, handmade artwork or an antique item can be a real challenge, especially when living abroad wanting a piece of India in your homes.
Rahul Ithape, via his unique venture, Nakshi Arts, is committed to bring you a vast range of home decor items, artwork, fashion wear and several other items - what's better, the artistes are handpicked from India guaranteeing you fair trade, quality checked and premium products. Too good to be true?
So check out www.nakshi.com to find out more and get ordering!
Isn't it nice if your profession leads to a light bulb moment, bright enough for you to fire up your own business? Well, that's pretty much how Rohini, an ex-fund manager started her venture.
Rohini, an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) alumna figured that while it's a no brainer to put the buck on established/secure set-ups, it's the smaller ones with potential that can surely make for promising investments.
A life and business coach for corporates, Rohini soon figured that she was also able to offer valuable guidance and support to several bright entrepreneurial individuals that eventually led to success stories. Rohini's book 'Leading Ladies' is an account of some of these of these bright folks. Tune in to hear a transformational story.
There is a voice, waiting to be heard all over the world. A voice that we contain the moment it grows louder. A voice that simply wants to rise, connect, and just be – like most of us.
Imagine living in a place where we constantly have to watch what we do and how we go about our lives. Most of all, how would it feel to be subjected to a society with taboos and being judged? Well as much as we’d like to think we’ve moved on in the ‘established societies’, we are still burdened with archaic laws and stigmas that have penetrated far and deep.
In this episode, we’re talking to Makinder who works with Trade Sexual Health, a UK health charity working with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGB&T) communities. We will talk about Makinder’s journey and conflicts and how it’s high time the LGBT voice rings loud and clear. We are excited to present this episode as The Pride Festival Kicks off in London on 24 June until 9 July 2017.
We live in times of serious, large-scale conflicts. War-torn nations with inevitable yet devastating outcomes - the displaced individuals, termed 'refugees' who can solely define the gravity of such horrid situations.
In this special and topical episode, we talk to John Farebrother, an aid-worker, humanitarian and author of the upcoming 'The Damned Balkans - a refugee road trip'. We talk about John's first-hand account of the refugee crisis in the 1990s, showcasing the tenacity of the human spirit while celebrating the Balkans. Moreover, the urgency for the international community to act is more pertinent now than ever.
Finally, we have a much-awaited episode on something we all love and talk about – FOOD! And who better to take us on a culinary spin than the very popular TV chef and food writer, Manju Malhi. Manju was one of the first few to experiment with Brit-Indi or Anglo-Indian cuisine back in the late 90’s and is something that most new age restaurants now boast about.
Manju has worked extensively and appeared on several UK-based food programmes including BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and others on ITV and Sky. She also has under her belt, a food series with well-known Indian broadcaster NDTV.
In this rendezvous, we talk about the evolution and revolution of the UK South Asian food scene and the compelling culinary preferences of fellow foodies back home. We also talk about her latest ‘Easy Indian Cookbook’- well suffice to say, the lady’s got her fingers in many curries!
Our guest this week needs no introduction, not if you know about the widely acclaimed annual 'Jaipur Literature Festival' that draws over 5000 attendees from across the world! Namita Gokhale, festival director has also authored 14 books.
We caught up with Namita who was here to see through the London edition of the Jaipur Lit Fest, now in its fourth successful year.
In this special episode, we talk about the Mahabharata and its relevance today, the importance of regional languages and excerpts from Namita's new book, 'Things to Leave Behind'.
www.namitagokhale.com www.jaipurliteraturefestival.org www.yatrabooks.com
Think about a complex dish with multiple layers of flavours, depth and a variety of ingredients. That’s Serena Hussain - a vibrant, talented individual and single parent with roots in Pakistan. A Creative Content Producer and Strategist by profession, throw in some music, yoga, dance for good measure, and top it up with a dash of video production.
In this fun episode, Serena shares her personal journey, how her work acts as a positive distraction, and how she hopes to stand tall to make a difference despite the evolving yet uncertain political scene.
Interesting, engaging stories are what we yearn for. We often find ourselves going to the cinema, theatres, or read captivating books and material as various characters and their lives not only invoke various human emotions that sometimes take even us by surprise, but also serve as strong channels of inspiration.
This week’s episode traces the journey of Ajay Chhettri who hails from Dehradun, India. Ajay, like many others, came to the UK to pursue higher studies but as fate had it, found himself enrolled in the British Army! Sounds interesting? So we thought too, but to find out more, let’s hear Ajay’s remarkable experiences told in his unique and engaging ways of storytelling.
Reflection, meditation, realignment of the body, mind and soul are the need of the hour in today’s hectic, fast-paced lives. We all have our days where we want to just step back, unwind and let go of the mind clutter to reboot ourselves.
Reshmi Purmar, an EU-based Spiritual Healer and Counsellor focusses her energies (no pun intended!) to help guide individuals by spiritual healing.
Let’s hear Reshmi’s personal story, together with an introduction to the concept of spiritual healing, and her views on some popular myths.
She also discusses how spiritual counselling has been a guiding self-assessment and recovery tool for many individuals who may not otherwise benefit from conventional practices.
Well, all we can say is: "May the force be with you!"
So here's one for the movie buffs, i.e ALL of us! In this digital age, we need to keep pace with the changing world of accessible cinema. If you're based outside India and wondered the best way to get access to regional Indian movies, i.e. Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and many more then look no further.
Pratik Shelar, a movie entrepreneur via his UK-based venture 'Indian movie friend' (IMF) provides free (yes free!) access to a vast library of regional movies. What's even better is that you get to enjoy them on the same day as their India release!
Come hear out his very interesting story, his work with IMF, and how he has plans to go big in revolutionising the digital footprint of Indian movies!
Writing, as they say, is the best form of expression and is equally fulfilling at the same. Smita Singh via the 'Vaani', meaning 'voice' Foundation, provides an incredible medium for women writers and authors to come forward and nurture this expression together with others like them.
Come hear Smita's story, her love for writing and motivation and how she's going great guns with bringing a diverse range of women together with this initiative!
Is fashion age-bound? Does it have to be expensive? Come find out what the very popular UK-based fashion blogger Isha Sodhi has to say in this very first podcast of GlobaliseAsian!
Isha lets us into her life story, the constantly evolving South-East Asian fashion scene and the world of blogging as she experiences it.
After all, it's all about the details!