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In conversation with Neelam Wali – President, Saheli Boston

Neelam currently serves as President of SAHELI Boston, a landmark non-profit organization created by South Asian women 25 years ago to support domestic violence survivors on the path to reclaim, rebuild, and reimagine their lives. Neelam’s association with Saheli these past 20 years has taught her the fragility of human beings. She has guided and supported Saheli during the fundraisers since 2010. She chaired Advisory committee and Saheli Biennial Nirbhaya Gala in 2019, providing leadership in design, build and the execution of the program.

A life-long community activist, leader and artist, Neelam has always championed and supported the causes of those in need. She has served as President of organizations including the Council on Aging as well as the Billerica Chamber of Commerce. In addition, she has committed countless hours to the boards of educational and legacy non-profits throughout her career. Recognized as Business Champion of the Year, Neelam was appointed by the State Treasurer to Chair the Asian American Commission – a body dedicated to political advocacy on behalf of the Asian American community in the State of Massachusetts.

Neelam Wali is the Owner and Founder of Printing & Graphic Services, a full-service print and design company operating in the greater Boston area for nearly 30 years. A student of fine arts, Neelam immigrated to the United States in the late 1970’s where she met her husband.

Do listen in to this conversation with Neelam, incase you missed it – once again, this Tuesday, 20 July, on our Hindi Radio Show, Chat and Chai, MeraSangeet Gold at 7:00 AM , 11:00 AM , 1:00 PM , 3:00 PM , 5:00 PM , 7:00 PM , 9:00 PM , 11:00 PM – EST.

ZEE5 launches in the U.S., ushers in a new era of South Asian Entertainment

ZEE5’s launch announcement was made by Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, at a mega event attended by media and consumers from the U.S. and across the globe. She was joined by a special guest for the event, Actor, Producer, Activist and Entrepreneur Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas also joined Archana in unveiling ZEE5’s upcoming content slate and its new global brand campaign “Welcome to South Asia: Stories from our world.” The campaign spotlights stories from South Asia, where even ordinary stories are extraordinary, therefore leading to the narrative “if this is our reality, imagine our stories.”

Congratulating ZEE5, Priyanka Chopra Jonas said, “Wishing all the best to my friends at ZEE5 on their new launch. I have really enjoyed celebrating and spotlighting all the incredible talent from South Asia today. I look forward to watching these storytellers entertain new audiences around the world and will be cheering them on from the side lines.”

New York Indian Film Festival – save the dates

NYIFF is the oldest, most prestigious film festival screening premieres of feature, documentary and short films made from, of, and about India in the independent, arthouse, alternate and diaspora genres.

Seven days of screenings, post-screening discussions, industry panels, award ceremonies, special events, nightly networking parties, red carpet galas, media attention and packed audiences build an awareness of Indian cinema, entertain and educate North Americans about the real India, and add to the amazing cultural diversity of New York City.

For more information, please visit the website at nyiff.us and at nyiff.moviesaints.com. And yes, do save the dates!

‘Indian Visa Camp 2021’, held on Saturday, May 8th in Milford, MA

An ‘Indian Visa Camp 2021’ was held on Saturday, May 8th in Milford, MA, in partnership with several community members and organizations in the New England area.

It was a great effort to bring the Indian Consulate to the doorsteps of people

MeraSangeet.com supported the initiative as the Media partner for the event.

In Conversation with Fuzail Rafi, grandson of the legendary Mohammed Rafi Sahaab

Does the picture look familiar – Well, this is Fuzail Rafi, grandson of the legendary Indian film playback singer, Mohammed Rafi Sahaab and he certainly is doing his family proud. He joined us from Atlanta, for this lovely conversation about his latest venture which has all us Rafi Sahaab fans excited!

To know more about what all he is doing , do tune in for sure on our Hindi radio Show, Chat and Chai, on MeraSangeet Gold, on 20 March, at 7:00 AM , 11:00 AM , 1:00 PM , 3:00 PM , 5:00 PM , 7:00 PM , 9:00 PM , 11:00 PM. EST

We also talk about the present, travel back in time and remember Rafi Sahaab and much much more! So, while you wait to listen in to the conversation, do visit for https://mohammedrafiinstitute.com/home/

Walt Disney Animation Studios’, Raya and the Last Dragon, releases

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Raya and the Last Dragon” is an epic journey to the fantasy world of Kumandra. Raya embarks alone on her quest to find the last dragon to restore the fractured lands and its divided people. In her pursuit, she learns that it takes more than a dragon to save the world— it takes trust, teamwork, friendship, and the wisdom of her community as well.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Raya and the Last Dragon” is available on Disney+ with Premier Access and in theaters – watch it for sure!!

Hayley Arceneaux, physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and pediatric cancer survivor

Hayley Arceneaux, physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and pediatric cancer survivor, to represent Hope on historic flight
Two remaining seats on mission still available to the general public until February 28.

Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian mission to space, has announced its second crew member, Hayley Arceneaux of Memphis, TN, a 29-year-old physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital who was treated as a child for bone cancer at St. Jude. Arceneaux joins Inspiration4 mission commander Jared Isaacman. She will occupy the mission seat representing Hope

The remaining two seats representing Generosity and Prosperity are available to the general public through February 28, with details available at the mission website, Inspiration4.com. The Generosity crew seat can be secured by a member of the public who enters for an opportunity to join the flight to space. The Prosperity seat is available to any deserving entrepreneur who utilizes the new Shift4Shop eCommerce platform to submit their idea and be selected by a panel of distinguished judges.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude patient Zahaan, seen here at age 7 in 2017, plays with a plane and rocketship toy at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is joining the world’s first all-civilian mission to space – Inspiration4 – thanks to their partnership with Jared Isaacman. 

Isaacman has given St. Jude two seats on the Inspiration4 mission, helping kick off a unique fundraising opportunity to try and raise $200 million in support of a multi-billion dollar St. Jude expansion aimed to accelerate research advancements and save more children worldwide. 

The public has the exciting chance to join the crew. During the month of February, members of the public can enter for a chance to join the flight to space and support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.