Tevin Naidu is a medical doctor, philosopher & television presenter – best known for his role as the host of South Africa’s most popular Asian lifestyle & entertainment television shows: Eastern Mosaic (on SABC2) & Mela (on SABC3). He is an accomplished musician, award winning Tablaist & a former Mr. India South Africa. Tevin is also well-known as a castaway on Survivor South Africa: Philippines (on MNet, Mzanzi Magic & Showmax).
He obtained a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MB,ChB) degree from Stellenbosch University & is pursuing a Masters degree in the Philosophy & Ethics of Mental Health via the University of Pretoria. Tevin’s research focuses on schizophrenia’s impact on consciousness, psychedelic assisted psychotherapy, & mindfulness meditation’s effect on mental health. After his extensive travels to India & China, Tevin retired from the entertainment industry to focus on his passion for the mind & mental health.
He spent a year working as a community service medical officer for the South African Military Health Services (SAMHS) – a branch of the South African National Defense Force (SANDF). Tevin, now a psychiatry medical officer, notes that our planet has become infected with misinformation, disinformation, propaganda & hate-speech.
To help counter this pernicious disease, equipped with a background in medicine, philosophy & television presenting, Tevin is set to launch a podcast dedicated to understanding reality. Tevin believes that the only way to do this is to first understand the minds we use to construct that reality. This will surely be an in-depth philosophical probe into the nature of reality through the lens of a master of the mind.