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MAUSIQUI – June 11, Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center, NY

The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) supports all the artistic disciplines in classical, fusion, folk and innovative forms influenced by the arts of India.

IAAC aims to help artists and art organizations in North America as well as to facilitate artists from India to exhibit, perform and produce their work here. For information, please visit www.iaac.us.

A few days from now, on 11th of June, the Indo – American Arts council presents, Mausiqui. So, save the dates for sure.

For Tickets, please visit, https://bit.ly/mausiquipremium and
https://bit.ly/mausiqui. The special discount code is Mausiqui15

About Food, Beverages and Recipes – from the land of wonders – India

India is a land of wonders, no doubt, one bit on that – and so it is also a land of huge diversity – reflected through the varied cultures, languages, dialects, food, beverages and cuisines, to name just a few. MeraSangeet, in yet another attempt to bridge the gap, tries to bring these delicacies, right from the kitchens back home – some saved in our memories, some through our own skills, some shared by our dear listeners who hail from different parts of India.

Tune – in every Tuesday, on our Hindi Radio Show, Chat and Chai, on MeraSangeet Gold at 7:00 AM,11:00 AM, 3:00 PM,7:00 PM , 11:00 PM – EST.

Eminent Immigration lawyer, Rajiv S Khanna, on our Hindi Radio Show, Chat and Chai

Today we talk to eminent lawyer, Rajiv S Khanna joining in from Washington DC….Today, Rajiv ji talks about the latest in immigration.

Do tune-in for the conversation, every Monday, on our Hindi Radio Show, Chat and Chai, on MeraSangeet Gold at 7:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM ,7:00 PM , 11:00 PM – EST. And if you miss it, listen in to the repeat shows, every Thursday, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and on MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST

For any immigration solutions, write in to kanwal@merasangeet.com. Alternatively, you could call in at 1-800-471-8987 ext 2

Dr. Vikas Bhatara – in conversation with us

Dr Vikas Bhatara, (M.D. FCCP, CHA) is a very well known doctor practicing in the United States. We will be airing more of these conversations with him, on various health issues, from time to time.

Today, Dr. Bhatara  talks about Oral allergy syndrome (OAS) . The factors that could cause it, the symptoms, treatment and much more around the topic.

If you have any queries as regards to this or any other health related issues please email at kanwal@merasangeet.com

Do tune-in for the conversation, every Saturday, on our Hindi Radio Show, Chat and Chai, on MeraSangeet Gold at 7:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM ,7:00 PM , 11:00 PM – EST. And if you miss it, listen in to the repeat shows, every Wednesday, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and on MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST

From our Archives – In conversation with Abhijeet – Bollywood playback singer

Abhijeet Bhattacharya, is a very popular Bollywood playback singer. To his credit are 6034 songs in over 1000 films. He has sung many Hindi songs.

Abhijeet has recorded many non-film pop music Albums, as well. In 2014, he released his album titled AB consist of Seven Songs, penned by Sameer. He also released Bengali pop albums and Tagore song albums. Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abhijeet_Bhattacharya

This conversation was recorded years back – wherein we talk about his initial days of struggle, his journey towards, his family and much more.

Today, we take you back in time – to this conversation from our archives – incase you missed it earlier – tune -in today, 20th May, on our Hindi Radio Show, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and on MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST

From our Archives – In conversation with Anshu Jamsenpa, the first woman in the world to scale the summit of Mount Everest twice in a season

Anshu Jamsenpa is an Indian mountaineer and the first woman in the world to scale the summit of Mount Everest twice in a season. She is from Bomdila, headquarters of West Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh, She was awarded India’s fourth highest civilian award the Padma Shri in 2021.

Anshu has definitely made all us Indians proud. We talk to her about the moment of victory, and she says the first time around, it was a very emotional moment for her. The second time on…she could just feel everything around her…so beautiful…so magical, and that she felt she was very close to God…

So come feel the great Mt. Everest with Anshu – yet again, as we take you a few years back – to this conversation from our archives – incase you missed it earlier – tune -in today, 16th May, on our Hindi Radio Show, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and on MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST

Tune-in to Science Masala on MeraSangeet

Science Masala is a special ‘Science’ based show, in which we unravel the mysteries of scientific world in a very simplified and masaledaar manner!

The topics are chosen by you (family members of Mera Sangeet) and our scientific expert answers questions related to them all, so that we all can understand ‘what’s going on’. If science has ever left you, awed, amazed or spellbound – this show is your cup of tea 😊

Amit K. Singh, Ph.D. Staff Scientist, Gene Regulation Section, Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Immunology, National Institute on Aging Biomedical Research Center, Baltimore, joins us, every week.

You can also suggest topics to be discussed in the show, just email at sahil@merasangeet.com. Today, we will be taking up your questions – so tune – in for sure

Tune – in for sure – on Thursdays at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM EST and on Sundays – at 7:00 AM, 11:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM – EST on MeraSangeet East

Conversations – Noopur Sinha, Divya Kharnare, Mihir Fadnavis – on their respective films – screening at NYIFF 2022

Noopur Sinha is a producer and writer who has worked for over a decade in the two largest film industries, in Los Angeles and India. She has been active as a filmmaker back in India where she recently co-wrote and executive produced her first feature Shoebox.

Divya Kharnare is a young graduate in mass communication who has to his credit a host of documentaries. He received the ‘DOCAVIV Award – Doc Edge Kolkata 2021’ and ‘DOC NYC Storytelling Incubator’ for his work-in- progress film ‘Letters To My Grandma’. ’15 Seconds A Lifetime’ marks his debut for a feature length documentary – produced by Hardik Mehta & Divya Kharnare.

Mihir Fadnavis is a journalist turned filmmaker. He has written a variety of columns for various publications for ten years. Shifting to filmmaking, he was a producer on the Netflix show ‘Ghoul’, directed the genre horror film ‘Chewing Gum’ and has now directed the documentary thriller ‘Lords of Lockdown’.

Do listen- in to this conversation, on our Show, Saat Samundar Paar, today, 14 May, on MeraSangeet Gold, at 9:00AM,1:00 PM,5:00 PM and 9:00 PM – EST. You can also catch the interview on MeraSangeet East at 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM – EST

Conversations – Soumyak Kanti DeBiswas and Bharat Mirle – on their respective films – screening at NYIFF 2022

Kanti’s work as playwright and director has been supported by British Council, National Theatre London, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, National Theatre Scotland, HOME Manchester and Theatre Royal Plymouth. He was awarded Best Director at Thespo Theatre Festival X, Mumbai and performed lead roles in two feature films: Tasher Desh-The Land of Cards (dir: Q/2012/Netflix) and Madly Bangali (dir: Anjan Dutt/2010/Amazon Prime). In 2016, he returned to India to write and produce his first feature film Cat Sticks (MUBI) awarded a Grand Jury prize at Slamdance 2019. The Daughter, about which we talk today, made between 2020/21 is his directorial debut in narrative cinema.

Bharat Mirle is a self-taught, award-winning filmmaker from Bangalore, India. After a brief stint with journalism, he worked as a brand strategist in Bangalore for over 7 years. Since starting his professional film career in 2010 with award winning production house Nirvana Films, he has worked as a director and editor on commercial films, music videos, documentaries and short fiction films. His first feature film – The Road To Kuthriyar, being screened at the New York Indian Film Festival, 2022, was also part of ‘Film Bazaar Recommends’ at the 2020 NFDC Film Bazaar and had its world premiere at the 2021 Busan International Film Festival.

Do listen- in to this conversation, on our Show, Saat Samundar Paar, today, 13 May, on MeraSangeet Gold, at 9:00AM,1:00 PM,5:00 PM and 9:00 PM – EST. You can also catch the interview on MeraSangeet East at 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM – EST.

Conversations – Amey Gosavi, Omkar Achyut Barvé, Akash Sharma – on their respective films – screening at NYIFF 2022

Amey Gosavi,  started his journey as a a VFX Producer/Supervisor. Thereafter, he ventured into becoming a becoming a a feature film producer. In his words, “Now I am completely into producing, with few promising projects with new and renowned directors”. On the show, he talks about Deid, (Marathi).

Omkar Achyut Barve is an independent film writer and director from Pune, India. He started his film career by assisting Umesh Kulkarni on his feature films, Vihir ( The Well) and Deool (Temple). He co-wrote and was the associate director on the Marathi film ‘Killa’ (Fort) which won the crystal Bear at the Berlin international Film festival. Deid (One and half) is his debut film as director.

Akash Sharma (1992, India) is an independent film director and editor based in Kolkata, India. Akash’s first short film, ‘The Mute Call’ (2015), travelled to various national and international festivals including the South African International Film Festival (Rapid Lion), Sanford International Film Festival (US), InShorts Film Festival (UK), Goa Short Film Festival, International Film Festival of South Asia (Canada) and Kolkata Short Film Festival (Best Film). Today, we talk about his film, Waiting for Dawn(Bengali).

Do listen- in to the conversations, on our Show, Saat Samundar Paar, today, 12 May, on MeraSangeet Gold, at 9:00AM,1:00 PM,5:00 PM and 9:00 PM – EST. You can also catch the interview on MeraSangeet USA at 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM – EST. 

Conversations – with Alex Sangha and with Mahesh Danannavar – on their respective films – screening at NYIFF 2022

Alex is the founder of the Sher Vancouver LGBTQ Friends Society which is a social, cultural, and support non-profit organization for LGBTQ South Asians and friends. Sher Films is a division of the Sher Vancouver LGBTQ Friends Society, which again is a member of the Canadian Media Producers Association. He has produced an award-winning short documentary film entitled, My Name Was January. Emergence: Out of the Shadows is his debut feature film. Alex is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada. Do visit https://emergencefilm.net/ and https://alexsangha.com/

Mahesh Danannavar is an Indian film producer. He is well-known for his cinematic works in various regional languages. He is founder of MD Media Corp, a Bangalore based production house, known for producing entertaining films in multiple languages. The “Shu Thayu?!” is the Gujarati movie produced by Mahesh Danannavar, which went on to create box-office history. Shu Thayu?! had the second highest collection in Gujarati cinema till date. Gandhi & Co, is produced by Mahesh Danannavar under the banner of MD Media Corp.

Do listen- in to the conversations, on our Show, Saat Samundar Paar, today, 11 May, on MeraSangeet Gold, at 9:00AM,1:00 PM,5:00 PM and 9:00 PM – EST. You can also catch the interview on MeraSangeet USA at 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM – EST. Alex talks about his film, Emergence: Out of the Shadows. Mahesh talks about his film, Gandhi & Co – both being screened at the New York Indian Film Festival, 2022.

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