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Alyia Krumbiegel:

Retracing a princely legacy

Nileema Mishra:

The Ramon Magsaysay awardee who transformed lives in 200 villages

Ashok Aliseril:

UK-based engineer who built a plane in his backyard

Nitin Chordia:

Country’s first certified chocolate taster makes ‘Made-in-India’ chocolates popular

Pratik Thakker:

Israel’s tech ambassador to India

Pravin Tulpule:

Former naval officer turned ‘Happy’ the medical clown to spread joy

Shona Prabhu:

Helping athletes unleash the power of nutrition for peak performances

Indian chef Srijith Gopinath is taking the South Indian spice palette to the world

GI walks hand in hand with Global Indians. Game changers who lead by example.
Get on the GI coveted list.

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Global Indian | Good Reads

 Top reads curated from the internet 

#1
An Indian man from an immigrant family of silk traders in Kenya recalls his first moments in Bombay – Scroll.in
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#2
UNESCO recognition of Durga Puja a big feat. But it was no easy journey for India – ThePrint
Reading Time: 5 mins
#3
Why ageing citizenry is a challenge across the globe, particularly for India – The Economic Times
#4
Navigating uncertainty: The way forward for the Indian economy – The Indian Express
Reading Time: 6 mins
#5
Permanent Membership of the UNSC is another story
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The other side of life in the 5th largest economy: Deccan Chronicle
Reading Time: 7 mins

An Indian man from an immigrant family of silk traders in Kenya recalls his first moments in Bombay – Scroll.in

This article first appeared in Scroll.In on October 4, 2022 As I walked from the ramp onto solid ground, it was as if my feet were standing on a lifetime of stories: my heritage, the soil in which my family tree had taken root and grown. It was 1964, three years before our move to London, and I had just made a very different journey; stepping off a ship into another world. Back then, Mumbai was still Bombay, a bustling port full of noise and energy. I gazed wide-eyed at the magnificent Gateway of India near the famous Taj Hotel, places I had only heard of or seen in photos. But the thing which made me audibly gasp was greater than the splendour of any bricks and mortar. The people. The people all looked like me.The feeling of belonging was overwhelming. So, this is how it feels to fit in! I’d had no idea. It is still difficult to put it into words, the intense emotion of those first steps, entering my country of origin, the sense of coming home. No longer did I feel different. Instead, I felt I could walk freely without fear. To this day, every visit to India makes the same unique and dramatic impression on me.

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UNESCO recognition of Durga Puja a big feat. But it was no easy journey for India – ThePrint

This article first appeared in ThePrint on October 3, 2022 India is a land of festivals that celebrate and manifest its rich culture and diverse traditions. In the Hindu month of Ashwin, or September-October in the Gregorian calendar, we celebrate the Sharad Navratri, popularly known as Durga Puja in East India. The festival involves worshipping the feminine spirit, which manifests itself in many forms. Durga Puja is the homecoming of goddess Durga from the sacred mount Kailash to her maternal home. It encompasses qualities such as strength, transformation, beauty, compassion, and power, reflected in each individual and even the universe. Considering the many traditional values, workers, artists and sentiments involved, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has finally included Kolkata’s famed Durga Puja in its Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list (ICH). While the government sent its proposal in 2019, it was only accepted in December 2021.

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Why ageing citizenry is a challenge across the globe, particularly for India – The Economic Times

(This article first appeared in The Economic Times on September 24, 2022)

  • From 5% of the population in 1950, senior citizens were close to 10% of the population by 2016, and this is estimated to rise to 19% by 2050, when about one in five Indians will be 60 years or older, according to the UN, which declared October 1 as International Day of Older Persons...

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Permanent Membership of the UNSC is another story

This article first appeared in The Hindu on September 28, 2022 There is a buzz in India about the prospects of the country becoming a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. India's External Affairs Minister has been actively canvassing for the country's candidature, meeting his counterparts from several countries. He has repeated the call, made often in the past, for a text-based negotiation on what has been euphemestically referred to as the reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), i.e. negotiation on a written document outlining the proposed reform instead of just holding forth verbally. The five permanent members of the UNSC - China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States - constitute what is the last, most exclusive club in international relations. All other clubs have been breached. Until a quarter century ago, the nuclear weapon had five members, the same as the P-5. India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel have since joined the club. The P-5 could do nothing to stop the latter countries from forcing themselves into membership of the nuclear club. But the permanent membership of the Security Council is another story...

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The other side of life in the 5th largest economy: Deccan Chronicle

(This article first appeared in Deccan Chronicle on September 27, 2022)

  • The jubilation over India’s GDP outstripping Britain’s is a reminder that Indians often take pride in records that should rightly be ignored or even sometimes treated as a matter of national shame. The quality of Indian life is exposed not by a tycoon or two strutting on the world stage but by India’s fall from 131st to 132nd among 191 countries in the UN Development Programme’s latest Human Development Index...

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Global Indian | World in Numbers

Statistically speaking

$1 billion

Has been raised by Indian startups in August this year alone.

$30 Trillion

The worth of Indian economy that is predicted for the next 30 years, driven by its robust GDP growth.

₹ 169,000 crore

The worth of Dubai-based businessman Vinod Shantilal Adani, making him the wealthiest NRI. Vinod is the elder brother of business mogul and India's richest person Gautam Adani.

30 streets

The number of streets named after Mahatma Gandhi in the Netherlands. Apart from India, it is the only country to have so many streets named after Gandhi.

300 Gati Shakti terminals

India's target in the next five years to boost cargo movement on the Indian railway network and bringdown the overall logistics costs faced in the country.

82 rupees

The value of INR against the US dollar as on September 29, 2022. The domestic currency hit a new record low after the White House downplayed the possibility of a currency deal to weaken the dollar.

Global Indian | Did You Know? 

Fun facts about India and Global Indians

20 women-led Indian startups have made it to Google India's Startups Accelerator Women Founders Programme.

The first made-in-India luxury EV, Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 was recently released by union minister, Nitin Gadkari at Pune’s Chakan factory.

Haryana govt is set to develop World's largest safari in the Aravalli range. The 10,000 acre park will spread across Gurugram and Nuh districts, thus beating Sharjah which currently is home to largest curated safari park outside Africa.

Mahatma Gandhi is the only Indian to be named TIME Person of the Year, having been given the honour in 1930. The magazine described him as 'Saint Gandhi' and later named him as one of the 25 Political Icons of all time.

US Secy of State Antony Blinken has assured External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar in Washington that he is sensitive to the huge backlog of US visa applications from India and has a plan to address the issue.

Akash Ambani, the head of India's largest telecom firm Jio, has been named in the Time 100 emerging leader's list. He is the only Indian to make it to the list.

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