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Girmit Diaries

Welcome to “Girmit Diaries,” your hub for captivating conversations exploring the rich history of Girmit. Join host Aaisha Khan, an Indo-Fijian with roots in Fiji and raised in New Zealand, as we delve into the significance of honouring our past while shaping our future. Discover the untold stories, reflect on identity, and find answers to the questions we grapple with. Embark on this transformative journey with us. Listen now and join the Girmit Diaries community. Let’s uncover our shared heritage together.


Step into a profound exploration of Fiji’s hidden history and the intricate tapestry of hyphenated identities. In this insightful episode of the Girmit Diaries, Aaisha Khan unearths the unspoken stories of indentured labourers and the silent strength they exhibited through the generations.

AUG 30, 2023 : 44

Join Chief Explorer Rajan Nazran as he converses with Rajni, exploring her journey of rediscovering her Fijianness through writing. She shares her challenging experience of moving to Canada alone and the key events that shaped her life. From immersing herself in European culture to exploring South Asian literature, she grapples with questions about her Fiji identity.

MAR 22, 2023 : 48

In this episode, Rajan Nazran, Aaisha Khan, and Sandhya Dusk Devi delve into the hopes and reflections surrounding this significant chapter in Fiji’s history.

FEB 18, 2023 : 61

In this thought-provoking podcast, Rajan Nazran, Aaisha Khan and Angelene Komal delve into the intricate identity of Indo-Fijians. Angelene shares her journey of feeling displaced in a predominantly white neighbourhood while cherishing the unique intersection of two cultures that wouldn’t typically mix. With her family’s migration from Fiji to Canada, she grapples with a sense of detachment, reflected in the name of her podcast, “No Ties.”

DEC 28, 2022 : 40

In this poignant episode of the Global Indian Podcast, Rajan Nazran engages in a heartfelt conversation with Aaisha Khan, whose roots are Indian and Fijian, navigating the complexities of her identity.

OCT 19, 2022 : 29