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Sushmita Pilaka Saha, the Volunteer Lead of the Bay Area Action Center,on our Hindi radio Show,Chat and Chai

CRY America presents, the 2012 Bay Area Walk for Child Rights!! Rights of children to survival, to development, to participation and to protection! Come out and support this cause on Saturday, November 10th at the beautiful Baylands Athletic Center & Trail in Palo Alto, California! HAVE FUN WHILE YOU RAISE FUNDS! 
 
Come out and Walk, compete in fun races, enjoys some good food & music, and get henna tattoos! What better way to spend good quality time with friends than improving the quality of someone else’s life while doing so!
For people with kids there is a Painting competition, a balloon artist, face painter and lots of kids activities too!!
 
Sushmita Pilaka Saha, the Volunteer Lead of the Bay Area Action Center, shares the details of the upcoming event with us. So, if you too would like to be a part of the event,Sushmita tells us about the different ways we could get involved:

1. Inspire others to walk with you!! Team up with your friends, community, colleagues, neighbors, family

2. Be an individual fundraiser for the event!! Raise Funds online individually or in teams!!!!
3. Attend the event
4. Be a sponsor
5. Donate to the CRY cause
6. Be an event volunteer
 
For more information,do tune-in for our Hindi Radio Show,Chat and Chai,today. And if you have any message for Sushmita Pilaka Saha,do post it here ..and also do visit www.crybayarea.org  and/or contact bayarea@cryamerica.org ,331-BACRY-N-U / 331-222-7968
 

Rohit Bhambi,of Boston Bhangra, on our Hindi Radio Show,Chat and Chai

Boston Bhangra is a non-profit organization that promotes cultural awareness. This year, the organisation will be hosting the 9th annual Boston Bhangra Competition. 

Rohit Bhambi has been instrumental in the success of Boston Bhangra and its yeraly events. On the show, Rohit tells us about the event, the Bhangra Competition, the teams participating. One interesting fact is that the participants hail from various countries ...

The event is on Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at the Orpheum Theatre.To know more about the event, and to have a fun-filled evening, and for tickets for the event, just visit http://bostonbhangra.com/bbc2012/     and if you have any queries,  do reach info@bostonbhangra.com

So know more about this fun event,our guest Rohit Bhambi, on our Hindi Radio Show, Chat and Chai...today...

Tributes to the great legend,Jaspal Bhatti on our Hindi Radio Show,Chat and Chai

Rest In Peace Jaspal Bhatti ji, you will be missed....Jaspal Bhatti was an Indian television personality famous for his satirical take on the problems of the common man. He was known for his television series Flop Show and mini capsules Ulta Pulta which ran on Doordarshan, India's national television network, in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He  also created India’s First Humour Club.... "Nonsense Club". He went on to  Produce and also performed in the Record Breaking Punjabi Film "Mahaul Theek Hai."Along with his wife, Savita Bhatti,he also created "Mad Arts", A FILM SCHOOL which is India’s first comedy school, where the art of creating and performing comedy is taken very seriously.

Today,Jaspal Bhatti is no more with us. On 25 October 2012, he died in a car accident. Jaspal Bhatti, along with his son and actress Surilie Gautam, was driving from Bhatinda to Jalandhar for the promotion of his film,Power Cut .
So,Join us in paying tributes to the great legend, Jaspal Bhatti ji..We bring to you a recording of an interview we did with Jaspal Bhatti,last year...Do tune-in today,Friday,October 26, on our Hindi Radio Show,Chat and Chai..

Lata Mangeshkar,the living legend on our Hindi Radio Show,on Merasangeet.

We,at Merasangeet wish Lata Didi a very Happy Birtday...

 
we all love this song so much just like all the other songs rendered by Lata Mangeshkar -a name so familiar, so much our own yet so apart ..a name which reached the greatest of heights, attained so much glory and fame and yet remained so humble, so grounded..Yes, I could feel all this and the simplicity of this great personality,India's greatest singer and a living legend...
 
We all have heard that Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru had cried when he heard Lata Mangeshkar sing Ae Mere Watan ke logo...when and where did this happen, Lata didi takes us back...
 
  So Lata didi took us back to the days when she worked along with other legendary singers--Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh...some nostalgic moments, some which brought a smile and all through this, you could feel her simplicity and her greatness..
So do join us for this wonderful interview on our show..today... Meanwhile enjoy this beautiful soulful song..

Come attend the Washington DC’s DIWALI MELA

Washington DC’s DIWALI MELA

 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Noon – 8:00 PM

Booth @ the Association of United Hindu & Jain Temples of

Washington DC’s DIWALI MELA

FedEx Field, 1600 FedEx Way, Landover, MD 20785

http://www.dcunitedtemples.org/

Give a gift of life to someone by donating bone marrow or stem cells!

To learn more about the importance of marrow donation, please visit:http://samarinfo.org/

Event Coordinators: Rahul M. Jindal, MD jindalr@msn.comSant D. Guptasantguptava@gmail.comLuz Rodriguez luz.rodriguez@gmx.com and Charu Sharma charusharma324@gmail.com

Shreya Ghosal Magical Musical Nite

AAPI (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) brings 

Shreya Ghosal Magical Musical Nite 

in Charlotte, NC on Friday, September 21, 2012 ~ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

For more details visit http://aapishreyaghoshal2012.com

To win free tickets to the event, listen to our programs on Friday, September, 14.

Your Simple Click can help in making someone`s life beautiful

The 2012 Chase Community Giving Program has nominated CRY America and VT SEVA as eligible charities for grant. CRY America and Vt Seva need your vote to win a Chase Community Grant between $10,000 to $250,000. The estimate is that they will need atleast 50,000 to win this grant. Your vote counts.

Vote now!Your Simple Click can help in making someone`s life beautiful...!

Merasangeet feels proud to be associated with VT Seva And Cry America in this noble cause and we urge our listeners to VOTE for the same..!

Click on the Link and VOTE..!
For VT Seva   http://www.VTSWorld.org/vote

For Cry America https://www.facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving/app_162065369655?app_data=ein%7C02-0659244

The most versatile singer and the most recorded artist in music history,Asha Bhonsle,on our Hindi Radio Show.

We,at Merasangeet wish Asha Tai a very Happy Birtday...

Asha Bhonsle,the living legend...The most versatile singer and the most recorded artist in music history...a voice we all grew up with...
She has done playback singing for over a thousand Bollywood movies. In addition, she has recorded several private albums and participated in numerous solo concerts in India and abroad
Renowned for her voice range and often credited for her versatility Asha Bhosle's work includes film music, pop, ghazals, bhajans, traditional Indian classical music, folk songs, qawwalis, and Rabindra Sangeets. Apart from Hindi, she has sung in over 20 Indian and foreign languages. The World Records Academy, an international organization which certifies world records, recognised her as the "Most Recorded Artist" in the world, in September 2009. In 2011 she was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history.] The Government of India honoured her with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2008.
 
So, finally the day did come...of being able to speak with our very dear Asha Bhonsle ji...and how do I address you, I ask, "Asha Tai",comes the reply...the voice still as fresh as ever...What I gather is,Tai means didi in Marathi...and we move ahead with the conversation...
 
Asha Bhonsle, a person with a midas touch...so be it singing,or her restaurant ...she has attained highest success..Asha Tai's restaurant Asha's in the Pyramids in Wafi City, one of Dubai's premier shopping malls,has now been awarded as the best restraunt in Dubai...
So, the convesation revolves around this, around Ashaji's singing career spaning decdes...her memories down the years which she is penning in her autobiography...and yes, Asha Tai will soon be seen in a movie too...
Do join us today...for this wonderful coversation with the living legend, Asha Bhonsle...and meanwhile do enjoy these...all time favs...

 

Prateek Chakravorty,Director and Producer of "From Sydney with Love",on our Hindi Radio Show,on Merasangeet

It was wonderful talking to Prateek Chakravorty,Director and Producer of "From Sydney with love",a very sweet Hindi Film...So,Prateek tells us of the movie,how he got into making it....ofcourse,it does'nt come as a surprise as he is the grandson of late Hindi film director Promod Chakraborty...

So the similarity starts from Love in Tokyo to now From Sydney with Love...and we ask Prateek..Why Sydney ?...and out comes the story Prateek is a MBA from a university in Sydney and the name certainly brings back memories of yesteryears too...

And the story is also hearttouching and the movie well, certainly one for the family...It is about  a small town girl in West Bengal, India when she earned a scholarship from the prestigious University of New South Wales in Australia to pursue her Masters degree in Economics with inevitable butterflies in her stomach. She embarks upon her maiden expedition to Sydney leaving her protective shell and family behind....and for the rest do tune-in on our Hindi Radio show,today...

Lets travel to the beautiful Golconda Fort,today on our Hindi Radio Show,Saat Samundar Paar

 

Golconda Fort is one of the most wonderful monuments, located 11 km. from Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh. The name of Golconda originates from the telgu words "Golla" and "Konda" which means 'shepard's hill'. One of the most important features of this fort is that the sounds of hands clapped at the entry gate can be heard quite clearly at the top of the hill...
The 13th century Golconda Fort was built by the Kakatiya kings. The existing structure was later built by Qutub Shahi Kings into a massive fort with granite walls having eight gates and 87 bastions spread upto 7 kms, in circumference over a span of 62 years...
So today on our Hindi Radio Show,Saat Samundar Paar,do travel with us down the ages...and lets revisit the grandeaur of the years gone by...Lets visit the Golconda Fort..  
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