A first-generation Indian immigrant and economic migrant to the UK after being recruited by the NHS in 2002, Raj Adgopul redefines appreciation in his funny and endearing talk which contrasts life in the hustle and bustle of Mumbai compared to rural Dorset.

Sharing a collection of his personal stories and experiences – from losing friends on Mumbai’s railways, to becoming a nurse, to adapting to the very different ways of communicating with colleagues and patients in the UK – Raj challenges us to reflect and celebrate our cultural differences.

Raj is a first-generation Indian economic migrant who arrived in the UK with just £5 in his pocket. Raj now has 20+ years of nursing experience in theatre, district nursing and public health, with a specialisation in early years development.

To date Raj is the only male Indian Health Visitor in the whole of the UK. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.