GLOBAL INDIAN IN PICTURES & VIDEOS

“While I enjoy covering news stories — from business to politics to sports — what I enjoy most is capturing the human face of a breaking story, I shoot for the common man who wants to see and feel a story from a place where he can’t be present himself.”

Danish Siddiqui, Pulitzer-Winning Photojournalist

1 picture = 1,000 words. Get enamored by visuals from the past and the present. See how Global Indians, PIOs, desis and Indians abroad have knowingly or unknowingly shaped our world. Photographs play an important role in every life – they connect us to our past, they remind us of people, places, feelings, and stories. They can help us to know who we are.

    Historical

    • In 2003, Vida Samadzai participated in the Miss Earth pageant, the first model from Afghanistan to compete internationally in over three decades. She had hoped that this would shine the spotlight on her country and pave the way for more Afghan women to push the boundaries after years of oppression. However, today, the 43-year-old is horrified to watch her country slip back into turmoil and chaos once more.
      Duration: 1 min
    • Aviator, industrialist, entrepreneur and Tata Group’s chairman for the longest duration; JRD Tata was a man who wore many hats. On his 117th birth anniversary, here’s looking at what made him such a great leader. Excerpts from his interview with journalist Rajiv Mehrotra
      Duration: 3 mins
    • Watching childbirth horrors as a young resident doctor led Dr Aparna Hegde to launch ARMMAN; an NGO that helps pregnant women access critical healthcare information to lead healthier pregnancies. This has helped minimize maternal mortality
      Duration: 11 mins
    • Captain Gopinath’s Air Deccan gave wings to India’s middle class. From offering ₹1 tickets to highly economically priced ones, Air Deccan allowed everyone to fly
      Duration: 2 mins
    • 1938: BKS Iyengar, who was guru to The Beatles and The Beach Boys, demonstrating yoga asanas
      Duration: 3 mins
    • A clip from the 1960 Rome Olympics when Milkha Singh missed bagging a medal by a whisker
      Duration: 2 mins
    • “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” – Jawaharlal Nehru, 1947
      Duration: 1 min
    • 1983: India’s first ever cricket World Cup winning moment
      Duration: Less than 1 min
    • Iconic TV ads from the 1990s
      Duration: 5 mins
    • 1947: The first British contingent leaves India
      Duration: 1 min

    Latest

    • Bhavina Patel scripted history by bagging the silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. She is the first table tennis player to earn a spot on the podium.
      Duration: 1 min
    • He holds the distinction of being the first Indian chef to bag a Michelin star. Over the years, Vineet Bhatia has gone on to carve a niche for himself with his modern take on Indian food while staying true to the flavors. His restaurants like Rasoi, Zaika, Safran, Indego and Indya are some of the most coveted fine dining destinations across the world.
      Duration: 2 mins
    • She started off her career as an investment banker. But Indian American Shivani Siroya knew there was a large number of the world’s population that was financially underserved and she wanted to change that. In 2011, she launched Tala, a mobile lending app that gives microloans to small business owners across emerging markets. Her work has been changing lives and she featured in Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list.
      Duration: 8 mins
    • One fateful day in 2012, Satarupa Majumder, a Kolkata teacher made a 100-kilometer journey to Hingalganj in the Sundarbans. What she saw there changed many things: both for her and the community. The area with a population of 2 lakh didn’t have one decent school and the children whiled away their time rolling beedis for their parents. Satarupa went on to establish the region’s first and only English medium school and today has over 600 students studying at the CBSE institution that is impacting lives in the Sundarbans in more ways than one.
      Duration: 4 mins
    • Sashi Cheliah spent 13 years working with Singapore Police’s elite counter-terrorism squad before he gave it all up to pursue his lifelong dream: cooking. He was the first Indian-origin contestant to win the Masterchef Australia competition in 2018
      Duration: 2 mins
    • Neeraj Chopra scripted history when he clinched the Olympic Gold for his monster javelin throw in Tokyo. This was the first Gold for India in track and field since the inception of the Games.
      Duration: 3 mins
    • The Indian men’s hockey team celebrate after clinching the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. They defeated Germany 5-4 in a nail biting finish that ended India’s 41 year medal wait in the sport. Team India had last won a medal in the 1980 Olympics.
      Duration: 00:35
    • From Haryana’s Shahabad Markanda to the Tokyo Olympics, Rani Rampal has come a long way. Now she and her team are set to fight it out for the bronze medal against Great Britain.
      Duration: 10 mins
    • Watch the moment India’s Neeraj Chopra made a stunning Olympics debut with his monster throw of 86.65m in javelin throw. He is now on his way to the finals at the Tokyo Olympics.
      Duration: 1 min
    • Set between Bangalore and Kashmir, Madhuri Vijay’s The Far Field explores the fractured relationship of a mother and daughter, the pain of unrequited love and the need to escape a life. With her poignant debut novel that also delves into India’s geo-political situation, Vijay outranked the likes of Perumal Murugan to win the JCB Prize for Literature in 2019.
      Duration: 12 mins
    • PV Sindhu became the first Indian woman athlete to win two Olympic medals when she defeated Chinese shuttler He Bing Jiao at the Tokyo Olympics
      Duration: 3 mins
    • India’s Lovlina Borgohain has assured India of its second medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The Assamese boxer defeated Chinese Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen and advanced to the semi-finals of the women’s 69kg category securing at least a bronze for herself.
      Duration: 1 min
    • Watch as Neeraj Kakkar talks about his journey with Paper Boat and why he’s working to keep alive the nostalgia of childhood memories and traditional recipes through his company
      Duration: 7 mins
    • 26-year-old weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu clinched a silver in the women’s 49kg category, thus winning India its very first medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020
      Duration: 1 min
    • Watch as the crew on board Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft enjoyed a few minutes in zero gravity. From popping candy to playing with a ping-pong ball Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen enjoyed a few of Earth on their maiden space flight.
      Duration: 2 mins
    • How Lilly Singh turned her depression into a success story
      Duration: 16 mins
    • The moment when Richard Branson’s VSS Unity traveled to the edge of space and returned
      Duration: 2 mins
    • Nav Bhatia: How this Sikh Canadian changed perceptions with his fandom
      Duration: 16 mins
    • Chef Vikas Khanna is putting Indian cuisine on the global culinary map
      Duration: 9 mins
    • 2012: The year Mary Kom became the first Indian woman to bag an Olympic medal for boxing
      Duration: 3 mins
    • MIT’s Indian-origin researcher Shriya Srinivasan talks about the next steps in human prosthesis
      Duration: 2 mins
    • When Sunil Chhetri surpassed Lionel Messi to become the world’s second highest active goal scorer
      Duration: Less than 1 min
    • Indian Railways: Carrying 8 billion people every year
      Duration: 14 mins