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Press Release by the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Press Secretary Sam Paisley issued the following statement:

“Republicans have dug themselves so deep into anti-reproductive freedom extremism that they’re now standing in the way of people looking to grow their families. While Donald Trump calls for a legislative solution to the problem he created, Alabama Democrats are at the forefront of protecting IVF access and the full spectrum of reproductive freedoms. While we’re outraged for every fertility patient in Alabama whose family planning is threatened, we’re not surprised because we know that Republicans have made this destruction and chaos their plan from the start. They own this. GOP leaders across all levels of the ballot are trying to walk back attacks on IVF because they know their extremism is out of step with voters – but Republicans have been the sole assailants of attacks on reproductive freedoms. Voters won’t forget this, nor the state legislative Democrats who answered the call to protect reproductive rights of all kinds.”

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Communications Director Abhi Rahman issued the following statement:

“The extremism of the Arizona GOP is so outrageous that they now are a step closer to legalizing murder. Make no mistake, this bill encourages Arizonians to shoot first and ask questions later. Across the country, Republican legislators continue to dehumanize immigrants and this bill takes the cake of how bad and vile their rhetoric and policy has gotten. Arizona is one of our best opportunities this year to flip a legislature from red to blue and the DLCC is leaving nothing to chance. The DLCC will continue to highlight and fight back against this MAGA extremism until we build a better, safer, and more inclusive Arizona for all.”

In Remembrance – From our Archives – Conversation with Indian singer, Pankaj Udhas

Pankaj Udhas Sahaab — You have left a huge void today –  too soon and sudden, this will take a long time to sink in – May your soul rest in peace.

Pankaj Udhas is a very popular Indian ghazal and playback singer. After his success as a ghazal singer, he was invited to appear and sing for a film by Mahesh Bhatt, Naam. He did playback singing for many Hindi films after that. In 2006, Pankaj Udhas was awarded Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award. Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pankaj_Udhas

On the show, Pankaj Udhas talks about his growing-up days, about his father, his brothers – how music just became his first love, home, and much much more. This conversation was recorded many many years back but is as fresh as today – So know your favorite singer, and hear him talk about so many memories – as he does so, he also sings along – and we also play many many of his super hit nos.

The date and time to save is – our show, From our Archives, today, 26th February, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 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 answers various queries on immigration.

Do tune-in for the conversation, every Monday,  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

 

In conversation with Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa

Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa: Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Gilberto Hinojosa attended public schools and was the first in his family to graduate from college. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Returning to Texas, he became the managing attorney for the Brownsville office of Texas Rural Legal Aid.

Governor Ann Richards appointed Gilberto to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, overseeing the Texas prison and parole system. He has served his fellow Texans as a county, district court, and court of appeals judge in both appointed and elected capacities. Gilberto is currently in private practice in Brownsville. Since 2012, Gilberto has served as the chair of the Texas Democratic Party.

Today, we discuss with  Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa about the start of early voting in the March 5th Primary and measures that Texas Democrats have taken to recruit and assist candidates, increase turnout, and support Texas voters. Do listen- in to this conversation, on our Show, Saat Samundar Paar, on MeraSangeet Gold, today – 23rd February, 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

Dr. Vikas Bhatara – in conversation with us on various Health concerns

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.

This week too, Dr. Bhatara talks about Weight loss and oral pills and much more around the topic. 

If you have any queries as regards 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, and 11:00 PM – EST. And again – every Wednesday, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST

Award-winning Poet, Filmwriter, Producer, Lyricist and a Columnist, Sunayana Kachroo Bhide, with us, on MeraSangeet

Sunayana Kachroo has written for various award-winning movies, which have been screened at many prestigious film festivals like Cannes, MAMI and Austin Film Festival.

Sunayana expresses herself through diverse styles of writing in English, Hindi and Kashmiri language. She continues to explore various themes ranging from Love, Home, Loss, Nature, Mythology, Healing, Women’s empowerment, Prejudices and much more.

She has performed across the world through Poetry shows and recitations. Sunayana engages the audience with her unique style of expressing poems as compelling visual images, laced with observations and anecdotes.

On our show today, she talks about the Memorial Concert at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, on 2nd March 2024, in honor of Ustad Vilayat Khan’s 20th Anniversary, which is being presented by Sneh Arts.

Do listen- in to this conversation, on our Show, Saat Samundar Paar, on MeraSangeet Gold, today – 22nd February, 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

In conversation with Hidayat Husain Khan, exquisite sitar player and vocalist

A direct descendant and proponent of one of the most treasured lineages of eastern classical music, sitarist Hidayat Husain Khan is the youngest son of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan, globally acclaimed as the greatest of all sitarists,

Hidayat Husain Khan harbors a rare, creative brilliance that effortlessly takes him across all genres and nuances of music. An exquisite sitar player and vocalist well-versed in the ‘Gayaki ang’.

Hidayat Husain Khan has lent his versatility in several film score compositions and has performed in numerous classical and fusion concerts, independently and in collaboration with such illustrious musical names as, Ndugu Chancler, Ronnie Woods, Alicia Keys, Usher, Zakir Hussain, Pete Townshend, Will.I.Am, Jay Z and Darryl Jones.

Today, we take a journey back to his childhood days, of first picking up the sitar to mastering it, and much more about Indian Classical Music. We also talk about  the Memorial Concert at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, on 2nd March 2024, in honor of Ustad Vilayat Khan’s 20th Anniversary,  which is being presented by Sneh Arts. Do listen- in to this conversation, on our Show, Saat Samundar Paar, on MeraSangeet Gold, today – 21st February, 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

From our Archives – conversation with the prominent Indian Hindi and Urdu poet, lyricist and dialogue writer

Nida Fazli, was a prominent Indian Hindi and Urdu poet, lyricist and dialogue writer. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2013 by the government of India for his contribution to literature.

He was honored with the National Harmony Award for writing on communal harmony. He wrote 24 books in Urdu, Hindi and Gujarati. Some of his works are also present in National Council of Educational Research and Training Hindi textbooks which millions of students study. He received the Mir Taqi Mir award for his autobiographical novel Deewaron Ke Bich from the Government of Madhya Pradesh. Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nida_Fazli

Today, we get a chance to relive some moments with Nida Fazli Sahaab – each word of this conversation is poetic – taking the listener through a high through our very own languages, Hindi and Urdu – weaved into each other, so beautifully. Catch the conversation, recorded many years back, today, 20th February, on our Hindi Radio Show, From our Archives, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and on MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST

Save the dates for – Ustad Vilayat Khan 20th Anniversary Memorial Concert, on Saturday March 2nd 2024

Sneh Arts presents a heartfelt Memorial Concert at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, on 2nd March 2024, in Honor of Ustad Vilayat Khan’s 20th Anniversary.

This unique program is being co-presented by Sneh Arts and the Ustad Vilayat Khan Foundation, a testament to their shared commitment to preserving and promoting the rich heritage of Indian classical music. Together, they ensure a comprehensive and authentic tribute to the maestro, emphasizing his enduring impact on the world of music.

The opening tribute will immerse the audience in a combination of music, audio-visuals, and poetic narration.  This musical collaboration promises to be a poignant and fitting conclusion to an evening dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of Ustad Vilayat Khan.

Tickets for the memorial concert are available for purchase at Carnegie Hall’s official website or at the venue’s box office. For more information, do visit https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2024/03/02/Ustad-Vilayat-Khan-20th-Anniversary-Memorial-Concert-0700PM

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 on alternate Tuesdays, 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.