Staying Indian by Gaurav Lakhwani

Gaurav Lakhwani

"Staying Indian" a podcast series. In each episode, I'll be interviewing Indians around the world to learn about their experiences and how they "Stay Indian" while living abroad. These conversations will cover everything from cultural traditions to career opportunities, offering valuable perspectives on the challenges and opportunities faced by NRIs. As our platform grows, we'll also provide resources and events to help us stay connected to our roots, VC fund for Indian startups and NGO for social causes by which we'll be able to contribute to India's progress and create opportunities for ou read less
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London Mayor Election 2024 Candidate Mr. Tarun Ghulati on Transforming London: Safety, Traffic, Housing, SMEs, Jobs and more
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London Mayor Election 2024 Candidate Mr. Tarun Ghulati on Transforming London: Safety, Traffic, Housing, SMEs, Jobs and more
In today’s episode of Staying Indian, we are honored to host Mr. Tarun Ghulati, a prominent figure of Indian origin running for the esteemed position of London Mayor 2024. Mr. Ghulati is the Co-Founder of the International Startup Foundation, serves as a Strategic Advisor for the Global Cyber Alliance, and holds positions as Co-Founder and Chairman of the 21st Century Icon Awards, as well as Deputy Chairman of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. With over two decades of living in London and a background in investment banking, Mr. Ghulati brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Drawing from his experience of being mugged and witnessing the surge in crime, Mr. Ghulati is determined to utilise his expertise to lead London toward a safer future. He outlines his plans for combating crime with a focused and accountable approach, aiming to create a city that is not only safer but also more secure for its residents. Also, Mr. Ghulati addresses the issue of traffic congestion and inefficiency in public transport. He explains his strategies to improve transportation systems while ensuring sustainability and equitable access for all citizens.  Acknowledging the importance of SMEs in building the city’s economy, Mr. Ghulati’s vision includes promoting and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by creating opportunities for entrepreneurs. He talks about his experience of investing in startups as an investment banker, and also supporting startups and providing them with international platforms as the co-founder of the International Startup Foundation. In his ambitious agenda for London, Mr. Ghulati emphasises the importance of digital connectivity and technological innovation. He envisions leveraging advancements such as AI for efficient city planning and traffic management while ensuring that growth opportunities are inclusive and sustainable. Additionally, he is committed to promoting sustainability and environmental preservation, with the goal of making London a global leader in green initiatives. Despite facing challenges as an independent candidate, Mr. Ghulati remains dedicated to representing the Londoners' voice. He aims to improve the quality of life for all residents. Do watch the entire podcast to learn more about Mr. Ghulati’s vision and his journey! Timestamps: 00:00:00 - 00:02:36 - Introduction 00:02:37 - 00:04:51 - Major issues in London 00:04:52 - 00:06:20 - Increasing crimes in London 00:06:21 - 00:08:10 - Strategy to tackle crime rate in London 00:08:11 - 00:10:57 - Vision as a Mayor of London 00:10:58 - 00:14:14 - Plans for Small & Medium Enterprises 00:14:15 - 00:17:55 - First 100-day & 200-day Plans as the Mayor of London 00:17:56 - 00:20:00 - Role of technology in London's growth 00:20:01 - 00:21:32 - Key global cities as models for urban development 00:21:33 - 00:25:22 - Major reasons for a lot of start-ups closing down 00:25:23 - 00:28:35 - Key policies and initiatives to preserve the ecology 00:28:36 - 00:32:50 - What sets Mr. Ghulati apart? 🔔 Subscribe to Staying Indian for more inspiring stories from NRIs around the world! Visit Our YouTube Channel Here:     / @stayingindian   👍 If you found this episode helpful, please hit the like button and share it with your friends. FIND US AT  https://www.stayingindian.com/ Get in Touch With Us:  Contact us at  stayingindian@gmail.com Follow Us on Social Media:  ✅ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/stayingindian/ ✅ Amazon: https://music.amazon.in/podcasts/9d3c50d5-8740-454e-888d-149092f94dc7/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani ✅Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3vGaAME0jsZ1yl9d67YQ0L ✅Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9kZDQyNzVlYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw ✅Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani/id1678752046
Planning to Study Abroad? Do Watch this podcast on Discov.AI - Helping students take right decisions
28-03-2024
Planning to Study Abroad? Do Watch this podcast on Discov.AI - Helping students take right decisions
In today's episode of Staying Indian, we are joined by Mr. Kasper Baars, the Co-founder of Discov.Ai. Kasper here shares his journey of creating a digital student-university matchmaker aimed at assisting students in finding and applying to their dream universities abroad. Website: https://discov.ai/ As a former international student, Kasper recognized the challenges students face firsthand. He identified the lack of resources for international students to assess their compatibility with universities, understand post-university opportunities, assess return on investment, and more. This realization inspired Kasper to establish Discov.AI, a free platform empowering students to explore and determine the best university fit for themselves. By simply completing a needs assessment, students receive a personalized University Match Report featuring their top study options, along with detailed explanations of each university, all provided at no cost. During our conversation, we discuss the frequently asked questions by students planning to study abroad, such as the best countries for international study, available scholarships for Indian students, and the overall cost of studying abroad. Kasper also provides insights into financial planning for studying abroad, highlighting costs in popular destinations while also suggesting cost-effective alternatives. Additionally, Kasper sheds light on common scams and fraudulent activities prevalent among study abroad consultants and foreign agencies driven by commissions, emphasizing the importance of vigilance against such practices. We further explore the current trends of the study abroad market, noting the increasing number of Indian students pursuing overseas education. Kasper reveals that a significant portion of Discov.AI's traffic originates from India. We also discuss challenges students abroad face, such as job hunting, housing, healthcare, and more. Looking ahead, we discuss the future of Discov.AI and its upcoming features designed to support students studying abroad. Kasper outlines how the platform aims to assist students and elaborates on their future plans. Tune in to gain valuable insights into studying abroad and discover how Discov.AI is revolutionizing the university selection process for students worldwide. 00:00:00- 00:02:21- Introduction 00:02:21- 00:05:50- Inspiration behind Discov.AI 00:05:51- 00:08:29- How does Discov.AI work? 00:08:30- 00:09:54- Frequently asked questions by students 00:09:55- 00:12:55 -Financial planning for studying abroad 00:12:56- 00:14:50- Success stories of Discov.AI 00:14:51- 00:17:45- Unique benefits of Discov.AI 00:17:46- 00:20:50- Common mistakes made by students applying abroad 00:20:51- 00:21:55- Recent trends in the Indian study abroad market 00:21:56- 00:23:38-Fraudulent practices study abroad market  00:23:39- 00:26:08- Scapegoating of students 00:26:09- 00:29:37- Future of Discov.AI 🔔 Subscribe to Staying Indian for more inspiring stories from NRIs around the world! Visit Our Youtube Channel Here:     / @stayingindian   👍 If you found this episode helpful, please hit the like button and share it with your friends. FIND US AT  https://www.stayingindian.com/ Get in Touch With Us:  Contact us at  stayingindian@gmail.com Follow Us on Social Media:  ✅ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/stayingindian/ ✅ Amazon: https://music.amazon.in/podcasts/9d3c50d5-8740-454e-888d-149092f94dc7/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani ✅Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3vGaAME0jsZ1yl9d67YQ0L ✅Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9kZDQyNzVlYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw ✅Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani/id1678752046 [best countries to study abroad, study abroad university, best country for study, top countries to study abroad, study abroad]
Exploring the Job Market in Germany for Indians with Rajat Likhitkar: Sectors, salaries & lifestyle
13-03-2024
Exploring the Job Market in Germany for Indians with Rajat Likhitkar: Sectors, salaries & lifestyle
In today’s episode of the Staying Indian podcast, we are thrilled to have Rajat Likhitkar, a Software Automation Test Engineer based in Dusseldorf, Germany, joining us. Beyond this, Rajat is a dedicated content creator and mentor as well, offering valuable guidance to people looking to settle in Germany, covering important topics like lifestyle, immigration, and job prospects for Indians. In our discussion, Rajat shares his journey of relocating to Germany and the challenges he encountered in accessing resources for important aspects such as housing and spouse visas. Having experienced such difficulties, Rajat and his wife Rupali decided to help other Indians looking to move to Germany through content creation, offering practical insights and one-on-one mentoring sessions for these individuals.  Visit Rajat and Rupali’s instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/desicoupleingermany/ We then discuss the job market in Germany for Indians, where Rajat provides practical insights into job prospects. He gives a detailed overview of how to apply for jobs in Germany from India, jobs in Germany for Indians, the best platform to use, and the timelines as well. He shares whether the German language is required or not, and if it is required for which jobs it is needed. The conversation also glosses over the booming sectors in the German job market, especially for Indians. But our conversation extends beyond the job recruitment process. We have a real discussion about salaries, wherein we decipher how much Indians are getting paid in Germany and whether they are actually earning more in Germany as compared to India and other countries. This also includes talking about the purchasing power parity in Germany and India, comparative earning potential, and the prospect of increasing savings in Germany versus India.  Additionally, we talk about the Indian community in Germany, discussing the festivals, lifestyle, and overall expat culture. As we conclude, Rajat gives practical tips and considerations for individuals contemplating a move to Germany, especially those relocating with their families. Whether you're interested in job opportunities in Germany for Indians or simply curious about the expatriate experience, this podcast promises to be a valuable resource. 00:00:00 - 00:02:18 - Introduction 00:02:19 - 00:03:47 - Rajat's professional journey 00:03:48 - 00:05:54 - Beginning of Rajat's social media journey 00:05:55 - 00:07:33 - 1:1 Mentorship for moving to Germany 00:07:34 - 00:09:33 - Job market in Germany 00:09:34 - 00:15:13 - How to get a job in Germany as an Indian 00:15:14 - 00:19:04 - How much can Indians earn in Germany 00:19:05 - 00:19:46 - Different tax slabs in Germany 00:19:47 - 00:22:10 - Other deductions and Healthcare in Germany 00:22:11 - 00:23:58 - Investing in India 00:23:59 - 00:25:54 - Indian Community in Germany 00:25:55 - 00:27:34 - Life and Job market in Dusseldorf 00:27:35 - 00:32:19 - Tips for people looking to move to Germany 🔔 Subscribe to Staying Indian for more inspiring stories from NRIs around the world! Visit Our Youtube Channel Here:     / @stayingindian   👍 If you found this episode helpful, please hit the like button and share it with your friends. FIND US AT  https://www.stayingindian.com/ Get in Touch With Us:  Contact us at  stayingindian@gmail.com Follow Us on Social Media:  ✅ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/stayingindian/ ✅ Amazon: https://music.amazon.in/podcasts/9d3c50d5-8740-454e-888d-149092f94dc7/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani ✅Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3vGaAME0jsZ1yl9d67YQ0L ✅Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9kZDQyNzVlYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw ✅Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani/id1678752046 [Expats in Germany, Germany indian jobs, jobs in germany for indians, indians in germany, germany from india, germany vs india,  How to find jobs in Germany from India]
Investing as NRIs in India and Global Markets: The Why, How and When of Investing with Amit Taware
26-02-2024
Investing as NRIs in India and Global Markets: The Why, How and When of Investing with Amit Taware
In this episode of Staying Indian, we sit down with Amit Taware, a financial expert who is a software engineer in Ireland and has developed expertise in personal finance and investments. Join us as we know more about Amit's story and advice, and gain valuable insights into financial investments for NRIs. Reach out to Amit for personal advice https://www.instagram.com/invest_in_incredible_india/ Amit Taware, an expert in NRI wealth management based in Ireland, shares valuable insights into smart investment strategies. He emphasises the importance of thoughtful financial planning and provides practical advice for NRIs looking to invest wisely. Amit's journey from India to Ireland has given him a unique perspective on managing finances in different countries, and he offers guidance to help others make informed investment decisions. Don't miss this insightful conversation with Amit Taware, where he shares his expertise and guidance on managing your finances as an NRI. Whether you're interested in investments, budgeting, or financial planning, this episode has something valuable for everyone. Amit offers valuable guidance for NRIs seeking to make informed investment decisions. By adhering to these investment guidelines, individuals can build a solid financial foundation and work toward achieving their financial goals. Investing wisely requires patience, discipline, and a long-term perspective. Everyone's financial situation is unique, so it's essential to tailor the investment strategy to suit specific needs and risk tolerance. By following these principles and seeking professional advice when necessary, NRIs can understand the world of investments and work towards financial independence.  He sheds light on the different ways NRIs can invest in India, and how much return they can expect. Amit also shares important points regarding taking loans in comparison to investing, and the right stage at which one should invest in fixed assets like real estate.  Towards the end, Amit talks about some important caution points individuals must take care of while starting their investing journey, and how they can research and make the best of their investments.  00:00:00 - 00:02:34 Introduction 00:02:35 - 00:03:33 Moving to Ireland 00:03:34 - 00:06:06 Starting the investment journey 00:06:07 - 00:09:27 What are long term goals in Financial Freedom 00:09:28 - 00:11:18 How to build corpus for investing 00:11:19 - 00:12:39 EMI vs Investing 00:12:40- 00:13:11 India's Economy 00:13:12 - 00:15:43 Investing in Equity and Mutual Funds 00:15:44- 00:17:20 Investing along with paying EMI 00:17:23- 00:20:00 When to buy a house/ Real estate 00:20:01- 00:23:38 Investing as an NRI 00:23:39 - 00:24:30 When is it a good time to invest in US market 00:24:31- 00:25:56 Next big Investment Opportunity 00:25:57 - 00:30:55 Caution points while investing 🔔 Subscribe to Staying Indian for more inspiring stories from NRIs around the world! Visit Our Youtube Channel Here:     / @stayingindian   👍 If you found this episode helpful, please hit the like button and share it with your friends. FIND US AT  https://www.stayingindian.com/ Get in Touch With Us:  Contact us at  stayingindian@gmail.com Follow Us on Social Media:  ✅ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/stayingindian/ ✅ Amazon: https://music.amazon.in/podcasts/9d3c50d5-8740-454e-888d-149092f94dc7/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani ✅Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3vGaAME0jsZ1yl9d67YQ0L ✅Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9kZDQyNzVlYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw ✅Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani/id1678752046
Rohit Kumar: Entrepreneur, Import-Export Expert of Indian products to USA and CEO of New Origins
22-01-2024
Rohit Kumar: Entrepreneur, Import-Export Expert of Indian products to USA and CEO of New Origins
In this episode we have Rohit Kumar joining us from Los Angeles, USA. Rohit is not just an entrepreneur but also a content creator who actively promotes budding entrepreneurs, assisting them in establishing their own businesses. He focuses on consumer products, import and export, e-commerce, and logistics. Since 2011, Rohit has been CEO of New Origins, a service provider for consumer product brands. In our conversation with Rohit, we discussed his background as a businessman and entrepreneur, specialising in consumer products and import-export. With over 15 years of experience, Rohit shares his journey of creating brands, navigating import-export processes between India and China, and managing a warehouse in the US offering shipping services and 3rd party logistics (3PL). About two years ago, Rohit made a strategic decision to venture into content creation. His motivation? To share his extensive knowledge and encourage more exports from India, seizing the significant opportunities available in the global market. Rohit shares his unique experience of spending a significant part of his life in both Los Angeles and Delhi. He contrasts this with the present, where globalisation and technological advancements have made life easier for expats and NRI communities. When Rohit moved back to the US, he started his career by working in Silicon Valley. However he felt a lack of flexibility in his job so he took the bold decision to leave Silicon Valley and embark on a journey to create something of his own. This led him to the realm of physical products, eventually leading to the establishment of his own import-export business. Rohit started his journey when he stumbled upon the idea of introducing bamboo toothbrushes to the US market. This marked the beginning of his venture into brands and the evolution of his business. While doing this business, Rohit realised that in the Western market, there was a preference for products labelled "Made in India" over those labelled "Made in China." The discussion also reveals the global potential for Indian products and the role the NRI community can play in facilitating this growth. Rohit also shares his insights into the current market scenario and the immense opportunities for those looking to export products from India. Rohit believes that the NRI community plays a very important role in the global export landscape. The potential lies in creating a network that actively promotes Indian manufactured goods on a global scale. We conclude the podcast with some important advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. He emphasises the need for a well-rounded understanding of buyer preferences and the potential for growth in various product categories. Timestamps  00:00:00-00:02:15- Introduction 00:02:16-00:04:56- Rohit’s background and business 00:04:57-00:08:30-Expat life and moving to Delhi 00:08:31-00:10:54-How difficult is moving back to India as an NRI 00:10:55-00:12:10-Cultural differences between India and USA 00:12:11-00:17:50-Starting an Import-Export Business 00:17:51-00:19:55- Indian products vs Chinese products in the Western Market 00:19:56-00:21:12- Finding the market, Product-Founder Fit 00:21:13- 00:23:48- Market for Indian products in the World 00:23:49- 00:24:45- Export Education in India 00:24:46- 00:27:54- Role of NRIs in Global Trade Visit Our Youtube Channel Here:     / @stayingindian   Don't forget to like and subscribe.  FIND US AT  https://www.stayingindian.com/ Get in Touch With Us:  Contact us at  stayingindian@gmail.com Follow Us on Social Media:  ✅ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/stayingindian/ ✅ Amazon:  https://music.amazon.in/podcasts/9d3c50d5-8740-454e-888d-149092f94dc7/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani ✅Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3vGaAME0jsZ1yl9d67YQ0L ✅Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9kZDQyNzVlYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw ✅Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani/id1678752046
Reema Mahajan: Founder of UAE’s Largest Expat Community, Asia’s Top 100 Women Power Leader
08-01-2024
Reema Mahajan: Founder of UAE’s Largest Expat Community, Asia’s Top 100 Women Power Leader
SB NRI is an NRI First Fintech platform providing seamless investment & NRI taxation and documentation services to NRIs all over the world. It has been guiding NRIs through online facilities such as sign-up, KYC, investment, advisory services with registered partners etc. SB NRI is a One Stop Platform for NRIs/OCIs. Check our SB NRI here:  App link: https://sbnri.app.link/4s3gBCmq6Db Website: https://sbnri.com/ ********************************************************************************************************* In today’s episode of Staying Indian- the NRI Podcast, we have with us Reema Mahajan, the founder of Indian Women in Dubai (IWD), a community of more than 60,000 Indian women expats in the UAE.  Reema, an alumnus of IIT and IIM, has been recognized as one of Asia's Top 100 Women Power Leaders, with awards like the Women Empowerment Award and Top 15 Women Leaders in the Middle East 2023. Our conversation takes us through Reema's inspiring journey, the founding story of Indian Women in Dubai, and how the community has grown since then.  What started as a small facebook group for making friends and connecting with similar Indian Expat women, has now grown into a community of more than 60000 Indian expat women.  Reema shares the different types of initiatives Indian Women in Dubai undertakes, explaining how the community helps Indian expat women settle into Dubai. They also help women with their careers by helping them find jobs, mentoring them in entrepreneurship and encouraging women led small businesses through their platform.  Having moved from London to Dubai, Reema reflects on the differences she felt living in UAE vs living in London. While she liked both London and UAE, she found a larger Indian community in UAE with whom she could interact and connect. Also Dubai being geographical closer to India gives a sense of comfort with regards to travelling to India.  We also discuss a bit about the big events Indian women in Dubai have hosted recently, featuring celebrities like India’s Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, Bollywood singer Guru Randhawa, Bollywood superstar Mr Shahrukh Khan, and many more.  We delve into recent developments in the UAE, including the real estate boom in Dubai with numerous constructions underway. Additionally, we discuss the potential adoption of advanced technologies like UPI and applaud the UAE's rapid integration of new age technologies.  Do watch the episode till the end, as Reema shares insights into her investment strategy and portfolio diversification, offering a glimpse into this dynamic landscape of investing as an NRI. We also discuss the educational system in the UAE, and how it is different from London. Visit Our Youtube Channel Here:     / @stayingindian   Don't forget to like and subscribe.  FIND US AT  https://www.stayingindian.com/ Get in Touch With Us:  Contact us at  stayingindian@gmail.com Follow Us on Social Media:  ✅ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/stayingindian/ ✅ Amazon: https://music.amazon.in/podcasts/9d3c50d5-8740-454e-888d-149092f94dc7/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani ✅Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3vGaAME0jsZ1yl9d67YQ0L ✅Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9kZDQyNzVlYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw ✅Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani/id1678752046
SparkOn.org Founder Rashmi Baya on NRI Life, Career Shift & Launching a Business in Netherlands
24-12-2023
SparkOn.org Founder Rashmi Baya on NRI Life, Career Shift & Launching a Business in Netherlands
In today's episode, we are joined by Rashmi Baya, an Indian expat with diverse experiences having lived in Japan, Singapore, and presently residing in the Netherlands. Rashmi's journey as an NRI began in Japan, where she initially encountered challenges continuing her banking career due to the language barrier. Undeterred, she chose the challenging path of switching her career, opting to teach English. As she relocated to Singapore, Rashmi re-entered the banking sector. However, she still felt unfulfilled, and realised she is no longer interested in this field. Hence, Rashmi took a bold step, leaving her job to follow her passion. This led to her engaging in social projects, volunteer work, aiding women and children in shelters and alongside also pursuing a degree in psychology and counselling. The trajectory of Rashmi's life took an unexpected turn when her mother, unfortunately, became wheelchair-bound and grappled with loneliness and melancholy. As Rashmi and her sister searched for ways to keep their mother busy, Rashmi conceived the idea of SparkOn. SparkOn emerged from a simple yet powerful idea – the power of forming connections through the sharing of knowledge, purpose, and joy. SparkOn offers a platform for learning various skills through live interactions, both in-person and online. The courses offered are not only affordable but also incorporate face-to-face interactions, enhancing accountability and engagement.  The core mission of SparkOn is to build an inclusive community, breaking down barriers of age, background, and experience. As our conversation continues, Rashmi shares real-life examples of individuals whose lives have undergone remarkable transformations through their engagement with SparkOn. These stories highlight the positive impact the platform has had on people from different walks of life. Exploring Rashmi's journey and the origins of SparkOn.org reveals a story of resilience, compassion, and entrepreneurial spirit. It's not just about a career shift or creating a platform; it's about making meaningful connections across borders. Her journey showcases resilience, compassion, and an unwavering entrepreneurial spirit. Rashmi’s story is an inspiration for those considering career changes, seeking purpose, and wanting to make a positive difference in the lives of others. SparkOn: https://sparkon.org/ Time stamps: 00:00:00-00:02:20- Introduction 00:02:20-00:05:04- The start of Rashmi’s NRI journey  00:05:05-00:07:38- Switching Careers in Japan 00:07:39-00:09:07- Earthquake in Japan  00:09:08-00:10:04- Nature of the Japanese people 00:10:05-00:11:05- NRIs in Japan 00:11:06-00:12:34- Living in Japan vs Netherlands 00:12:35-00:15:21- How to start a company in Netherlands as an NRI 00:15:22- 00:19:00- What is SparkOn 00:19:01- 00:20:08- What is in future for SparkOn 00:20:09- 00:21:22- Why choose Netherlands  00:21:23- How is SparkOn transforming lives Visit Our Youtube Channel Here:     / @stayingindian   Don't forget to like and subscribe.  FIND US AT  https://www,stayingindian.com/ Get in Touch With Us:  Contact us at  stayingindian@gmail.com Follow Us on Social Media:  ✅ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/stayingindian/ ✅ Amazon:  ✅https://music.amazon.in/podcasts/9d3c50d5-8740-454e-888d-149092f94dc7/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani ✅Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3vGaAME0jsZ1yl9d67YQ0L ✅Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9kZDQyNzVlYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw ✅Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani/id1678752046
Riddhi Deshpande - Indian psychologist in France and her Cross-Cultural Perspectives
07-09-2023
Riddhi Deshpande - Indian psychologist in France and her Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Reach out to Riddhi - https://www.instagram.com/indians_abr...https://ayudamindcare.com/indiansabroad/ Embarking on a Journey of Personal and Professional Growth: Insights from Riddhi Deshpande In a world where borders are fading and opportunities are boundless, the stories of individuals who carve unique paths for themselves become a source of inspiration. One such individual is Riddhi Deshpande, a remarkable psychologist whose journey from India to France is a testament to the power of following one's passion and embracing new experiences. From Early Influences to a Blossoming Career Riddhi Deshpande's voyage into the field of psychology began with early experiences that shaped her perspective on human behavior and emotions. What stands out is her transition from being a nutritionist to a psychologist – a shift that underscores her commitment to learning and growing. Choosing Europe Over the US: A Thoughtful Decision In a world often drawn to the allure of the United States, Riddhi's choice to pursue her dreams in Europe stands as a decision that required deep contemplation. She candidly shares her reasons for this choice and the considerations that shaped her path. TIMESTAMPS: 00:01:31 - Get ready to be inspired by the wonderful Riddhi Deshpande on our podcast! 00:02:16 - How early experiences shaped the journey to becoming psychologist? 00:02:58 - How did a nutritionist become a psychologist? Let's explore. 00:03:59 - How did an Indian girl find opportunity in France? Discover her journey. 00:04:53 - What was the process of finding a university in France and how long did it take? 00:07:24 - Why choose Europe over the US despite potentially better perks? 00:08:07 - Was the Language barriers : a concern before applying to France? 00:08:58 - How was your first experience traveling outside India? Were you an avid traveler? 00:10:06 - Can you share the contrasts you felt while interacting with people in France and India? 00:11:17 - From Desi Cravings to French Cuisine : Navigating Food in France 00:12:17 - How did a funny incident unfold upon your arrival in France? 00:13:40 - Exploring the Downsides and Darkside of Living Alone Abroad: Psychologist's Role? 00:14:54 - Overcoming Abroad's Dark Times: Enlisting a Psychologist's Expertise. 00:17:40 - Mostly, students seek help to navigate life abroad 00:19:20 - do mostly, students seek help to navigate their life abroad? 00:21:11 - What leads people to become fascinated with a new country? 00:22:26 - How do the advantages of living abroad compare to staying at home country? 00:23:38 - Looking Ahead: Riti's Future Plans and Closing Thoughts for the Podcast. Who we are : We are a community-focused platform that seeks to foster social welfare in India and support the growth of Indian startups. Through our NGO, we work to mobilize and empower communities across India to address pressing social issues. Additionally, we provide funding to innovative Indian startups from NRIs who are passionate about driving change in India. We believe that by connecting Indians from all over the world, we can create a powerful network of changemakers who can drive positive change in India. Visit Our Youtube Channel Here:    / @stayingindian   Don't forget to like and subscribe. FIND US AT https://www,stayingindian.com/ Get in Touch With Us: Contact us at stayingindian@gmail.com Follow Us on Social Media: ✅ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stayingindian ✅ Amazon: https://music.amazon.in/podcasts/9d3c...#CrossCulturalJourney #GlobalPerspectives #LifeAbroad #CulturalContrasts #ExpatsLife #PsychologistsInsight #NavigatingChallenges #CulturalAdaptation #ExploringNewHorizons #JourneyToInspiration #StudentLifeAbroad #PsychologyAbroad #CulturalExchange #PersonalGrowth #InternationalLiving #ExpandingHorizons #CulturalInsights #LifeAbroadPodcast #CulturalShifts #LearningFromExperience
Meet Charlie Lee from Bihar - The South Korean speaking Hindi ( @40KAHANI )
22-07-2023
Meet Charlie Lee from Bihar - The South Korean speaking Hindi ( @40KAHANI )
Meet Yechan Charles Lee @40KAHANI In a captivating episode of the StayingIndian podcast, we had the pleasure of hosting a unique guest, hailing from South Korea but with deep roots in the heart of Bihar, India. This remarkable individual takes us on an inspiring journey of cultural fusion, following his path from India to the USA for higher studies and now to the vibrant streets of South Korea.Born and raised in Patna, Bihar, our guest embraces his Bihari heritage with pride and speaks Hindi with the familiar Bihari twang. However, life had a unique course in store for him as he ventured beyond the borders of his homeland, traversing continents to seek academic excellence and personal growth.Studying abroad is no small feat, and our guest shares his experiences of adapting to life in the USA. Immersing himself in a foreign land, he found solace in the music and movies that resonated with his soul. Passionate about artistic expression, he channeled his creativity through content creation in Hindi on social media, connecting with audiences across borders.As he delves into his journey to South Korea, he reflects on the stark contrasts and similarities between his homeland and this new land of opportunity. Embracing the vibrant South Korean culture while cherishing his Bihari roots, he found himself at the crossroads of two diverse worlds, each shaping his identity and enriching his perspective.Reach Yechan Charles Lee - https://www.instagram.com/40kahani/ Who we are : We are a community-focused platform that seeks to foster social welfare in India and support the growth of Indian startups. Through our NGO, we work to mobilize and empower communities across India to address pressing social issues. Additionally, we provide funding to innovative Indian startups from NRIs who are passionate about driving change in India. We believe that by connecting Indians from all over the world, we can create a powerful network of changemakers who can drive positive change in India. Visit Our Youtube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/@stayingindian Don't forget to like and subscribe. Check Out Our Other Videos Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=video1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=video2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=video3 FIND US AT https://www,stayingindian.com/ Get in Touch With Us: Contact us at stayingindian@gmail.com Follow Us on Social Media: ✅ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stayingindian ✅ Amazon: https://music.amazon.in/podcasts/9d3c50d5-8740-454e-888d-149092f94dc7/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani
NRI Mental health. Profound Insights of Dr. Sai Joshi: A Passionate Psychologist Bridging Cultures
28-06-2023
NRI Mental health. Profound Insights of Dr. Sai Joshi: A Passionate Psychologist Bridging Cultures
Reach out to Dr. Sai https://ayudamindcare.com/https://www.instagram.com/dr.sai.joshi/ Connect With Gaurav Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/gauravlakhwani Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaurav-lakhwani www.stayingindian.com Email - stayingindian@gmail.com In the realm of psychology, Dr. Sai Joshi stands out as a beacon of knowledge and compassion. Hailing from Kolhapur, India, and having pursued her studies in Pune, Dr. Joshi's journey has taken her from the diverse landscapes of India to the shores of Europe. With a deep-rooted passion for her field, she has become an invaluable resource for NRIs seeking psychological support and guidance. In this article, we delve into the remarkable story of Dr. Sai Joshi and explore the impactful services she provides to the global Indian diaspora. A Journey of Passion and Empathy: Dr. Sai Joshi's profound interest in psychology sprouted during her formative years. Fascinated by the human mind and its intricate workings, she embarked on a journey of education and self-discovery. Studying in Pune, a city renowned for its academic excellence, provided her with a solid foundation in the field. Driven by an insatiable thirst for knowledge, she pursued advanced degrees and specialized training, honing her skills and expanding her expertise. Bridging Cultures: Having experienced the richness of Indian culture firsthand, Dr. Sai Joshi recognized the unique challenges faced by NRIs as they navigate the complexities of living in different countries. Armed with her deep understanding of Indian values and the intricacies of Western societies, she embarked on a mission to bridge the cultural gap and offer support to those in need. Her empathetic approach and culturally sensitive methods have earned her widespread acclaim and trust among the NRI community. Services for the Global Indian Diaspora: Dr. Sai Joshi's services cater specifically to NRIs seeking psychological assistance and emotional well-being. Whether it's adjusting to a new culture, managing stress and anxiety, overcoming personal challenges, or maintaining healthy relationships, Dr. Joshi's expertise covers a wide spectrum of mental health concerns. Her therapeutic interventions are tailored to the unique needs of each individual, allowing them to navigate the complexities of their lives with clarity and resilience. Embracing Technology: Harnessing the power of technology, Dr. Sai Joshi has embraced digital platforms to extend her reach and provide accessible support to NRIs across the globe. Through virtual consultations and counseling sessions, individuals can connect with her from the comfort of their homes, eliminating geographical barriers. Dr. Joshi's utilization of digital tools ensures that her services are readily available to those seeking guidance, irrespective of their location. #Psychologist #MentalHealth #NRICommunity #CulturalBridges #EmotionalWellbeing #PsychologicalSupport #IndianDiaspora #MindMatters #MentalWellness #CrossCulturalUnderstanding #Therapy #PersonalGrowth #Resilience #MentalHealthAwareness #GlobalSupport #MentalWellbeing #PsychologicalInsights #HolisticHealth #MentalHealthMatters #SelfCare How can I manage stress and anxiety as an NRI living abroad?What are some effective coping strategies for dealing with homesickness?How can I maintain a healthy work-life balance while living abroad?How do cultural differences impact my mental health as an NRI?How can I overcome feelings of loneliness and isolation while living away from home?What are some techniques for improving my self-esteem and self-confidence?How can I navigate cultural identity and find a sense of belonging as an NRI?How can I effectively communicate and build relationships in a cross-cultural environment?How do I deal with cultural adjustment challenges and cultural shock?What are some effective strategies for managing and resolving conflicts in a multicultural setting?
Unlocking Opportunities: Ankit's Journey to Education and Career Triumph in Germany from India
14-06-2023
Unlocking Opportunities: Ankit's Journey to Education and Career Triumph in Germany from India
In a captivating podcast episode, we had the pleasure of hosting Ankit, a social media wizard and a student in Germany. Ankit shared invaluable insights into studying and finding job opportunities in Germany, shedding light on the country's irresistible allure for education and careers. Let's dive into the highlights of this informative and inspiring discussion. Ankit began by unraveling Germany's exceptional appeal for international education, emphasizing its reputation for delivering world-class academic programs. He highlighted the importance of mastering the art of securing an exceptional international education and shared jaw-dropping revelations about the educational opportunities available to foreigners. A fascinating aspect of the conversation was the clash of education giants: Germany vs. India. Ankit explored the contrasting approaches and offered valuable perspectives on the benefits and challenges of studying in Germany as compared to his homeland. Financial matters took center stage as Ankit delved into a comprehensive education finance guide. He uncovered financial mastery tips and enlightened listeners about thrilling part-time work opportunities for international students in Germany, showcasing how financial concerns can be managed effectively. Ankit also shed light on Germany's extraordinary medical support for students, ensuring their well-being and peace of mind. Dispelling misconceptions, he shared essential advice for foreign students dreaming of studying in Germany, instilling confidence and enthusiasm. For the adventurous souls, Ankit provided a glimpse into the mind-blowing student experiences and adventures that await in Germany. From exploring the vibrant culture to embracing new experiences, he highlighted the transformative journey that students can embark upon. Career aspirations took the spotlight as Ankit shared his sensational tips for landing dream jobs in Germany. He revealed astonishing earnings of fresh graduates, unveiling the rewarding opportunities that await those who build successful careers in the country. His insights and guidance offered invaluable direction for career triumph. Navigating the practical aspects of living in Germany, Ankit discussed housing, costs of living and education, and even offered guidance on authenticity requirements for educational documents. He also touched upon the weather disparities between Germany and scorching India, providing a glimpse into the climatic contrasts students may encounter. Ankit's captivating journey from studying in Germany to carving a successful career served as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring students. His advice and insights provided a roadmap for unlocking opportunities in education and employment. The discussion served as a sensational guide for international students dreaming of conquering Germany, empowering them with the knowledge and motivation needed to embark on their own transformative journeys. #GermanyEducation #InternationalStudents #CareerOpportunities #StudyAbroad #StudentLife #GermanyJobs #EducationFinance #StudentAdventures #CareerGuidance #HousingInGermany #LivingCosts #AuthenticityRequirements #StudentSupport #WeatherContrasts #InspiringJourney #OpportunitiesUnleashed
Preserving Suriname-Indian Heritage with Ram (Amor FM, Den Hague)
24-05-2023
Preserving Suriname-Indian Heritage with Ram (Amor FM, Den Hague)
In this captivating episode of the "Staying Indian" podcast, we had the honor of hosting our first guest, Ram, a remarkable individual hailing from Suriname. Ram's ancestral roots can be traced back to the vibrant city of Kashi in India, from where his family embarked on a journey to Suriname in 1873. With deep pride in his heritage, Ram has dedicated his life to preserving and promoting Indian culture within his community. Connect With Gaurav Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/gauravlakhwani/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaurav-lakhwani/ Email - stayingindian@gmail.com Follow Staying Indian Instagram - https://instagram.com/stayingindian Amazon Podcast - https://music.amazon.in/podcasts/9d3c50d5-8740-454e-888d-149092f94dc7/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3vGaAME0jsZ1yl9d67YQ0L For over 50 years, Ram has been residing in the Netherlands, where he has become a prominent figure among the Suriname Indian community. As a testament to his passion and dedication, Ram established his own radio channel, Amor FM, which serves as a crucial platform for connecting and engaging with his fellow Suriname Indians. Through Amor FM, Ram orchestrates live shows that cater specifically to the cultural and linguistic needs of the Suriname Indian community residing in Holland. Ram's commitment to fostering cultural unity is truly awe-inspiring. He eloquently shared his experiences of celebrating Hindu festivals, emphasizing how these joyous occasions bring the Suriname Indian community together, transcending geographical boundaries. Through vibrant processions, intricate rituals, and spirited gatherings, these festivals serve as a poignant reminder of the shared cultural fabric that binds the Suriname Indian diaspora. Having visited India several times, Ram conveyed his profound sense of pride in his mother tongue, Hindi. Much like numerous other immigrants in Suriname, Hindi remains an integral part of their linguistic identity, a thread that connects them to their Indian roots. Ram spoke passionately about the beauty and significance of Hindi, noting how it serves as a constant reminder of their rich cultural heritage. As our conversation unfolded, Ram's infectious enthusiasm shone through. He radiated warmth and affection for his community, sharing heartwarming anecdotes of the Suriname Indian diaspora's resilience and determination in preserving their traditions amidst the challenges of assimilation. His commitment to cultural preservation was not only commendable but also deeply inspiring, serving as a beacon of hope for future generations. Throughout the episode, Ram's captivating stories and vibrant personality transported listeners into the world of the Suriname Indian community. His unwavering dedication to nurturing a strong sense of Indian identity in his community, even across borders, illuminated the transformative power of cultural heritage. This episode of the "Staying Indian" podcast with Ram was a poignant reminder of the deep connections that bind the global Indian diaspora. It reinforced the significance of cherishing our roots, celebrating our cultural diversity, and staying true to our Indian heritage, no matter where we find ourselves in the world. Ram's journey and his tireless efforts to strengthen the Suriname Indian community serve as an inspiration for all those seeking to preserve and promote their cultural identity while embracing the opportunities and challenges of life in a foreign land. Tune in to this captivating episode of the "Staying Indian" podcast, and join us as we delve deeper into the stories and experiences of remarkable individuals like Ram, who embody the essence of what it means to stay Indian. Together, let us celebrate our shared heritage, foster cultural unity, and continue to build bridges that connect the diverse tapestry of the global Indian community.
India to Sweden - How to plan your relocation ?
03-04-2023
India to Sweden - How to plan your relocation ?
Connect with Rajeev Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajeev-jain-81102323/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jaipurite_in_sweden/ Connect With Gaurav Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/gauravlakhwani Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaurav-lakhwani Email - stayingindian@gmail.com Follow Staying Indian On Instagram - https://instagram.com/stayingindian iTunes - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani/id1678752046 Google - https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9kZDQyNzVlYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw Amazon Podcast - https://music.amazon.in/podcasts/9d3c50d5-8740-454e-888d-149092f94dc7/staying-indian-by-gaurav-lakhwani Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3vGaAME0jsZ1yl9d67YQ0L In this podcast episode, the host introduces the guest speaker, an Indian living in Sweden, and explains the purpose of the podcast. The guest speaker shares their personal experience of moving from India to Sweden and offers valuable insights and advice for anyone planning to make a similar move. The guest speaker begins by discussing the visa requirements for Indians moving to Sweden. They explain the different types of visas available and the process for obtaining them. They also provide tips on how to prepare the required documentation and how to make a strong case for your visa application. The guest speaker also talks about the common challenges that Indians face while obtaining a visa for Sweden. These include language barriers, differences in cultural norms, and the high cost of living in Sweden. They offer practical advice on how to overcome these challenges and navigate the visa process successfully. The guest speaker shares their experiences of living in Sweden and discusses the country's lifestyle and culture. They talk about the unique aspects of Swedishculture, such as the sauna culture, and offer tips on how to adapt to the Swedishway of life. They also discuss the country's natural beauty and offer advice on how to explore Sweden's breathtaking landscapes. The guest speaker talks about what it's like to live in Sweden as an Indian. They discuss the culture, traditions, and lifestyle of Sweden and how they differ from those in India. The guest speaker also provides insights into the weather and climate in Sweden, the transportation system, and the healthcare system. They offer advice on how to adapt to life in Sweden and make the most of the experience. The host and guest speaker summarize the key takeaways from the podcast. They emphasize the importance of being well-prepared when moving to Sweden from India and offer encouragement to listeners who are considering the move. The guest speaker shares some final tips and advice for Indians who want to make the most of their life in Sweden. You can find answers to some of the following questions - What are the visa requirements for Indians moving to Sweden? What are some common challenges that Indians face when obtaining a visa for Sweden? What are some best practices to follow when applying for a visa to Sweden? What are the education and employment opportunities available for Indians in Sweden? How does the Swedish education system differ from that in India? What types of industries are thriving in Sweden, and what skills are in demand? What is it like to live in Sweden as an Indian? How does Swedishculture and lifestyle differ from that in India? What is the weather and climate like in Sweden? What is the transportation system like in Sweden? What is the healthcare system like in Sweden? What are some tourist attractions in Sweden that Indians can visit? What is the Lapland region, and why is it significant? What are some national parks and hiking trails in Sweden that are popular with tourists? What is Swedishcuisine like, and what are some popular foods? What are some shopping options available in Sweden? When is the best time to visit Sweden? How can Indians plan a trip to Sweden?
17 Important Points When Living In Netherlands Ft Mayur Sabban - Staying Indian
23-03-2023
17 Important Points When Living In Netherlands Ft Mayur Sabban - Staying Indian
www.stayingindian.com Staying Indian podcast about life in the Netherlands as an immigrant from India. Mayur, an Indian immigrant living in the Netherlands, shared his experiences and insights on the work culture, social life, and quality of life in the country. The conversation was informative and provided listeners with an understanding of the challenges and rewards of immigrating to a new country. During the podcast, Mayur also spoke about his experiences finding a job in the Netherlands as an immigrant, which he found to be challenging due to the language barrier and cultural differences. He also talked about the process of buying a house in the Netherlands, which he found to be expensive and complex compared to India. Mayur shared his feelings of homesickness and missing his family and friends back in India, especially during holidays and special occasions. He discussed how he coped with these feelings and the importance of building a support network in the Netherlands. The conversation also touched on the process of learning how to drive in the Netherlands, which Mayur found to be quite different from driving in India. He shared his experiences navigating the Dutch roads and getting used to the rules and regulations of driving in the country. Overall, the podcast provided listeners with a comprehensive overview of life in the Netherlands as an immigrant from India, covering a range of topics from work and housing to homesickness and transportation.