From struggle to summit: The inspiring journey of ace interpreter Dr. Gurdeep Kaur Chawla

Today’s guest Dr. Gurdeep Kaur Chawla talks about her journey from struggle to the summit. Gurdeep is the founder-director, chief translator and alchemist at Indian Languages Services LLC. She possesses 28 years of experience in translation and interpretation for the diplomacy and corporate world. Gurdeep has accompanied the Indian prime minister Mr. Modi and interpreted for him during several of his foreign delegations as well as for India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during her iconic speech at the United Nations. In this episode, she recounts her life from childhood to becoming the ace interpreter for world leaders and all the challenges and pinnacles that faced her along the way.



Exclusive interview with Sputnik

Gurdeep Kaur Chawla, a renowned diplomatic interpreter, disclosed the challenges and delight of carrying the huge responsibility of translating from English to Hindi and vice versa the conversations of global leaders like the US president and the Indian prime minister during events and meetings of high significance in this interview with Sputnik. View the full …


How Does a Diplomatic Interpreter Train for High Stakes Meetings

How does a diplomatic interpreter train for high stakes meetings? Check my recent interview on Sahara Live channel during my recent India visit.


NewsMobile: Modi, Trump, Obama: The Confessions of a Diplomatic Interpreter

Don’t be taken aback if you see a serene Indian face sitting behind different world leaders at meetings of world importance at venues across the globe. Though you have a right to be surprised when you see her sit behind US Presidents Obama or Trump one day, behind Canadian PM Harper or Trudeau the next …


Economic Times: Meet the Woman who Translates Speeches for Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first speech at the United Nations General Assembly three years back, took a swipe at Pakistan to remind everyone about India’s abiding battle against extremist groups. The world saw India’s new PM pitching for strong counter terrorism measures, but actually heard Gurdeep Chawla’s voice. To read this full article …


Saratoga, Mercury News: Obama’s Words Go through Chawla to Modi

San Jose Mercury News – Feb 11, 2015: When Gurdeep Chawla applied for a translator job at the Indian Parliament a couple of decades ago, little did she know that the skills she’d learn in a job that was supposed to be only temporary would take her as far as the White House, the G20 economic …


INDtvUSA Broadcasts Video based on Dr. Gurdeep Chawla’s Commendation Ceremony

INDtvUSA has produced and broadcast this video for my services, based on the Commendation Ceremony by San Jose City Hall. Hope you like it. Commendation to Gurdeep Kaur Chawla’s services from INDtvUSA on Vimeo.


Featured in PTC North America Bulletin

Gurdeep Kaur Chawla was featured in PTC North America Bulletin on March 07, 2015 on the occasion of International Women’s Day. You can see her in the video below. Also covered in PTC North America Bulletin, March 27, 2015.


Honored by the San Jose and Saratoga City Councils

India West – April 1, 2015: Saratoga, Calif. — Gurdeep Kaur Chawla has been interpreting for 25 years, a job that has presented her with many awards and opportunities, including the honor of interpreting for President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Obama’s visit to India last January for India’s Republic Day ceremonies. …


FirstPost: Modi-Mania in New York’s Madison Square Garden

Dr. Gurdeep Chawla was mentioned in a FirstPost article for interpreting Modi’s iconic speech in New York’s Madison Square Garden. And, as always, his words. As he showed during his “may the force be with you” benediction to Hugh Jackman in a seven-minute address to a hip Central Park crowd, Modi can pull off an extemporaneous …


Commendation Ceremony: Cities of Saratoga and San Jose

Watch the commendation ceremony of Dr. Gurdeep Chawla. City of San Jose Commendation to Gurdeep Kaur Chawla’s services from INDtvUSA on Vimeo.