Guest Info

Vijay Patel is an Indian-English businessman and a leading entrepreneur in the UK and globally. He is also a Global Indian. A regular feature in the UK Rich list, he and his brother strongly support the Global Indian Series.

About the Show

In this special two-part podcast episode, Chief Explorer Rajan Nazran continues his conversation with entrepreneur and philanthropist Vijay Patel. They plunge into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin in the UK. 

In this episode, the focus shifts towards discussing the mixed feelings that Indian immigrants have regarding a sense of belonging. One of the highlighted concerns is illiteracy, emphasising the need to prioritise education and literacy among the Indian community.

As the conversation progresses, the fear of losing one’s heritage and identity emerges as a topic of discussion. With time, traditions and cultures evolve, and there is a sense of apprehension about preserving one’s roots. This fear prompts exploring what it means to be “Indian” and the power of heritage. 

Towards the end of the episode, we gain an insight into Vijay Patel’s work as an entrepreneur and philanthropist dedicated to improving the lives of others within Indian society. Vijay’s business and charity work aims to create a better environment for needy individuals, demonstrating the importance of giving back to the community and supporting fellow Indians.

The episode concludes with the recognition that open discussions and dialogue are essential in addressing the challenges and concerns faced by the Indian diaspora in the UK.  

Tune into the podcast to understand the complexities of the immigrant experience and the need to bridge the gap between different cultures and communities.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.
Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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