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Dr. Charanjit Kalsi talks to us about her views on the present times

Dr. Charanjit Kalsi graduated with honors from M.S. University in Vadhorda, Gujarat. She received two Gold Medals: in Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology. She also received the President of India Medal for scoring high marks. After coming to the USA she did her internship and residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology and got her Board Certification.

Dr. Kalsi started her clinical practice in July 1976. She enjoyed taking care of her patients, some of whom she has known for 30 years! Dr. Kalsi found so much joy in delivering their babies and discussing family issues… She got to know their families and watched multiple generations grow up. She is now retired and misses her patients, though she does not miss the sleepless nights! Dr. Kalsi has passed the baton to younger physicians and knows her patients are well taken care of.

She is also a wife and mother of two grown sons who she is extremely proud of.

On our show, Saat Samundar Paar, she talks about her views on various issues – about women’s right to reproductive freedom, and much more. In case you missed this earlier, do tune – in today, 21st October, on MeraSangeet Gold – at 9:00 AM,1:00 PM,5:00 PM, and 9:00 PM – EST. You can also catch the interview on MeraSangeet East at 11:00 AM EST

Prof Shuvra Das, faculty member, Mechanical Engineering, University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, talks to us

Prof Shuvra Das is a founder member of SAMOSA, a South Asian grassroots organizing group in Michigan. In 2019 SAMOSA became a partner with the Michigan chapter of They See Blue.

Prof Shuvra Das pursued his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He came to the US as a graduate student in 1985 and completed his Ph.D. at Iowa State University. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Notre Dame for just under a year. He has been a faculty member of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, USA, Since 1994.

Prof Das loves reading, writing, painting, photography, and theater. He has five published texts on different topics of engineering and a sixth one will be published soon. His creative writings (mostly poetry) in English and Bengali have been published in many magazines.

In case you missed this earlier, do tune – in again, and learn about Prof Das’s political views as he talks about various issues, on 17th October, on our show, Saat Samundar Paar, on MeraSangeet Gold – at 9:00 AM,1:00 PM,5:00 PM, and 9:00 PM – EST. You can also catch the interview on MeraSangeet East at 11:00 AM

Ms. Salila Pande, President & CEO of State Bank of India California – in conversation with us

Ms. Salila Pande is the President & CEO of State Bank of India California. She is a Financial Risk Manager, with a brilliant career spanning across geographies such as India, Singapore and the USA.

Ms. Pande has more than 2 decades of professional experience in Business Development, Risk Management and Leadership roles.

It was indeed very nice to have Salilaji grace our show. So, if you have questions about State Bank of India California’s services, this conversation is a must listen.

Salilaji also talks about the various services offered by State Bank of India California. State Bank of India California is Member FDIC – For more information, please visit www.sbical.com

In case you missed this, do tune – in for sure, for this very informative conversation with Ms. Salila Pande, this Sunday, 16th October, 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.

From our Archives – a conversation with one of India’s finest actors, Parikshit Sahni

Parikshit Sahni is one of India’s finest actors. He is the son of actor Balraj Sahni and nephew of writer Bhisham Sahni.

Parikshit Sahni is known for playing the lead in the TV series Barrister Vinod, Gul Gulshan Gulfaam (Doordarshan), and Gaatha (Star Plus). He has also appeared in three of Rajkumar Hirani’s blockbuster films Lage Raho Munna Bhai, 3 Idiots, and PK. He starred in the classic Punjabi film Marhi Da Diva (1989), with Raj Babbar, Pankaj Kapur, Kanwaljit Singh, and Deepti Naval. He played a remarkable role in the Hindi film Pavitra Paapi (1970) which was based on a Punjabi novel by Nanak Singh (a famous novelist). Pavitra Paapi also featured his real-life father, Balraj Sahni in a pivotal role. Courtesy https://merasangeet.com/page/2/

Do listen – in this conversation, recorded many years back – yet again today, 10th October, on our show, From our Archives, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and on MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST

In conversation with Luke Warford, the Democratic Nominee for Texas Railroad Commission

Luke Warford is the Democratic Nominee for Texas Railroad Commission, the statewide regulatory body that oversees the Texas oil and gas industry.

Luke’s background includes working in energy consulting, combating online harassment and misinformation, and running one of the largest voter registration drives in Texas history. At 33 years old, Luke is the youngest Democrat to run statewide in Texas in more than 30 years.

On the show, Luke says, “Texans should not have to live in fear every time the temperature drops”, while also talking about many other issues – about how we as a decisive society can become more constructive, about his take on climate change and energy and much more.

So, in case you missed this earlier, do tune – in for sure, on 7th October, on our show, Saat Samundar Paar, 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

Nandini Ray, Sr. Manager, Outreach & Prevention Program at Maitri, speaks to us

Maitri is a free, confidential, nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area that primarily helps families and individuals from South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives) facing domestic violence, emotional abuse, cultural alienation, or family conflict.

Maitri fills a critical gap in the domestic violence services available in the community by being sensitive to the culture of the South Asian community and by speaking the languages that South Asian survivors speak. Maitri services are free and confidential.

Nandini Ray, Sr. Manager, Outreach & Prevention Program. She leads all community engagement and educational activities at Maitri – hosts the podcast, Between friends, runs the social media pages, and represents Maitri at community events, in media and meetings. She is a State mandated trained Domestic Violence advocate.

On the show today, Nandini talks about Maitri – about all its services in great detail, about how one reach Maitri for help and much more – so in case you missed this earlier, tune – in for sure, today, 6th October, on our show, Saat Samundar Paar, 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

Conversation with – Texas Democratic Party Staff Leadership – Rose Clouston, Director of Voter Protection, and Hannah Howell, Director of Voter Registration

Rose Clouston has been the Texas Democratic Party’s Voter Protection Director since 2020. She leads the organization’s efforts to educate, empower and support voters as they navigate Texas’s repressive voting laws – and fight back against them. Prior to joining the Texas Democrats, Rose served as the Director of Online Training at the National Democratic Training Committee and as National Coordinator at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights focused on their Election Protection program.

Hannah Howell joined the Texas Democratic Party as the Voter Registration Director in January. She partners with Democratic activists and community leaders to implement large-scale, volunteer-driven voter registration drives to identify eligible unregistered voters and provide convenient, accessible opportunities to register to vote. Prior to joining the Texas Democratic Party, Hannah led similar statewide voter registration efforts in Arizona and Washington State.

So, if our listeners in Texas missed this earlier – for questions on voter registration, the requirements for the unregistered voters, and much more, do tune – in, again, on 2nd October, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and on MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST.

In conversation with Vaidya Meenakshi Gupta, Certified in Nutrition Science and Child Nutrition

Vaidya Meenakshi Gupta BAMS, MDAyurveda (Gold Medalist), is certified in Nutrition Science and Child Nutrition. She is a classically trained Ayurveda Vaidya and an international repute teacher. She is the founder and director of AyurRoots – Ayurveda Wellness Centre in Plano, Texas. With close to 23 years of Ayurveda clinical practice, she is one of the few holistic practitioners who leads the effort of real integration and focuses on client-centric restorative care.

Vaidya Meenakshi has been a trailblazer and an eminent Ambassador of Ayurveda in the West, teaching, practicing, and promoting Ayurveda. She has been a sought-after keynote speaker at national and international Ayurveda, Yoga, Wellness, and Ayurvedic Nutrition conferences. In addition, she serves on a board of directors for the Global Council for Ayurveda Research USA and the American Association of Ayurvedic Professionals and is vice president of NCCBAM. She currently practices in the Dallas Fortworth area but has clientele worldwide.

On the show, we talk to Meenakshi about the Healthfest project, about skin care and much more. Do tune – in for more details, today, 27th Sept, on our show, Saat Samundar Paar, 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

In Remembrance – conversation with Indian comedian and actor, Raju Srivastava

Raju Srivastava, is an Indian comedian and actor. He ventured into stand-up comedy with the talent show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge and finished as second runner-up, subsequently taking part in the spin-off, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge – Champions, in which he won the title of “The King of Comedy”.

Raju Srivastava wanted to become a comedian since childhood. He started his career by doing small roles in Bollywood films. He had a part in the Rajshri Productions movie Maine Pyar Kiya and other roles in various movies such as Baazigar and Bombay to Goa. He worked as an actor and comedian in the Bollywood movie Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya. Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raju_Srivastav

This conversation was recorded many years back – while you listen – in to it today, do also keep Raju Srivastava in your prayers and wish him good health. The conversation will be aired today, 22nd August, on our show, Saat Samundar Paar, 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

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