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37 Years; The Dubai Life of KJ Bhatia

He arrived in Dubai just as the UAE came into existence. In his 37 years as a Dubai resident, KJ Bhatia has had a front row seat to see a world of change in both the city and the region. As luck would have it, one day we struck up a conversation in his shop which would eventually lead to this podcast. This is one man’s life story that runs parallel to the amazing rise of a nation.

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A Decade of Driving in Dubai

10 years in Dubai represents a world of change. For Mr. X from Kerala, India, the changes are a huge challenge for knowing how to get around and where to go. At 60 years of age, he’s on the “other side” of his years, as he puts it, but with a daughter attending University in New Jersey and a dream of retiring and owning a little grocery store (maybe in New Brunswick, maybe in Bombay), this veteran of the desert roads intends to keep on driving for a few more years. This is his story.

ctrp365 An Indian Quest in America

ctrp365 An Indian Quest in America

MP3 Audio [21 MB]DownloadShow URL The name of the book is Roadrunner, the story is that of journalist and world citizen Dilip D’Souza. A passionate traveller and a writer who has a talent for finding the soul in everything.  From...
 

Roadrunner in Each of Us

Roadrunner in Each of Us

It must have been spring of 2007 when I saw the incoming chat on my skype window: Dilip saying hello. A quick call – he’s in the US traveling around. Somewhere near New Orleans if memory serves. He asks me...

ctrp340 India Unheard

ctrp340 India Unheard

MP3 Audio [23 MB]DownloadShow URL India Unheard is a new project by VideoVolunteers which focuses on helping develop a network of citizen journalists and concerned video citizens throughout India. My guests, BaghdadBrian and Stalin K, are both involved with the...
 

bm255 Bihari People; Forgotten and Left Stateless in Bangladesh

bm255 Bihari People; Forgotten and Left Stateless in Bangladesh

MP3 Audio [15 MB]DownloadShow URL Imagine having no rights, no home, and no country. Now imagine that on top of that, you live amongst hundreds of thousands of other people in a makeshift camp for over 30 years. This is...