Bill McAdams, Jr. brings over 25 years of acting, directing, writing, and producing experience to the Entertainment Industry.
His career began as a stand-in for Matt Damon on The Rainmaker. He continued working with Matt Damon as his personal photo double for such films as the Academy Award winning, Good Will Hunting, Rounders and Dogma. Bill has directed many award-winning PSA’s and feature films, enjoying his creative path of storytelling.
On the show, we talk about his film, Bully High, being screened at the Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati https://www.iffcincy.com/. Do tune in for sure, 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 EST – on 17th August.
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Sahaab, the legendary Indian classical sarod player, needs no introduction. He is well known and much loved across the globe. He was born into a classical musical family and has performed internationally since the 1960s.
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Sahaab was awarded the 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award. He received the Padma Shri in 1975, Padma Bhushan in 1991, and Padma Vibhushan in 2001, and was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 1989 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for 2011. He was awarded the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 2004.The U.S. state Massachusetts proclaimed 20 April as Amjad Ali Khan Day in 1984. He was made an honorary citizen of Houston, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee, in 1997, and of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2007. He received the Banga-Vibhushan in 2011. Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amjad_Ali_Khan
It was a delight for us to have this conversation with Khan Sahaab, yet again, as he talks about music, and about his much awaited performance with his sons and grandsons at the Festival of Indian Music 2023, presented by the Indo American Arts Council https://iaac.us/festival-of-indian-music-2023/– this and and much more. So incase you missed it earlier, Do listen – into the rebroadcast for sure, today, 12th August, 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
Tanwi Mookherjee Prigge serves as the President of, the India Association of Minnesota. She started volunteering at a young age for Mother Teresa and Ram Krishna Mission.
A resident of Minnesota for the last 18 years and an IT professional, Tanwi believes in service to others through her profession and volunteer work.
Tanwi enjoys working with children and women in various communities, through her volunteer work, drama/theater/music, and encourages folks to step out of their comfort zone and have fun. She is excited about working with the Indian community and the community at large.
Today, we talk to Tanwi about the India Day Celebrations being organized by the India Association of Minnesota. There are many activities to be a part of – Learn more about these — For details, do tune in for sure today, 12th August, 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 EST.
George Abraham, the Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) Vice Chair, co-founded the Congress organization in America over a quarter of a century ago. He started his association with the Congress Party during his school days.
George worked in ‘All Kerala Balajana Sakhyam’ (a youth organization) and became the state treasurer.Later he worked in the Kerala Students Union (KSU) before moving to the U.S.
George Abraham retired as a Chief Technology Officer at the United Nations. It was indeed a delight to host him on our show.
In today’s show, we talk to George about the celebrations towards India’s Independence Day – about IOC’s participation in various locations in the United States.
So incase you missed it earlier, Do listen – into the rebroadcast for sure, today, 12th August, 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
Padma Shri Malini Awasthi is an Indian folk singer. She sings in Bhojpuri, Awadhi, and Hindi, she also presents Thumri and Kajri. The Government of India awarded her the civilian honor of the Padma Shri in 2016. She is known for her contribution to Bhojpuri music.
Malini Awasthi is a regular performer at the popular classical music festival, Jahan-e-Khusrau. She has a high pitch voice and is popular for the vendition of thumri, Thaare Raho Baanke Shyam. She participated in Imagine’s Junoon and has lent her beautiful voice to many films as well.
On the show today, we go back with Malini Awasthi on her journey – we also talk about her much-awaited performance at the Festival of Indian Music 2023, presented by the Indo-American Arts Council https://iaac.us/festival-of-indian-music-2023/– this and much more.
Do tune – in for sure, today, 8th August, 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 EST.
Mohit Chauhan is an Indian playback singer, known for his work in Hindi films. He was a part of the Silk Route band. He has received two Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer and three Zee Cine Award For Best Male Playback Singer awards. He has recorded several songs for films and albums in many different languages and is one of the most prominent Indipop singers.
In 2011, he was featured in the third episode of The Dewarists for his song “Maaya”. He was also featured on MTV Unplugged in the same year. In 2017, he made his Gujarati language debut with the song “Jaag Re Banda” from the movie Last Chance. His first ever Himachali songs were “Puchhe Amma” and “Deva Mere” from the film Saanjh.
Mohit is an active participant in the not-for-profit public limited companies National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), which encourages young people to follow beneficial vocational training initiatives. Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohit_Chauhan
Do listen – into the rebroadcast of this wonderful conversation recorded many years back, for sure, today, 8th August, 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
India Association of Greater Boston is an Indian-American community organization dedicated to civic, community, social and cultural causes.
Vaishali Gade, President of IAGB, joined the organisation in 2017 and talks to us about the various events towards India’s Independence Day Celebrations 2023.
For more information, listen in to this conversation with Vaishali, for sure, today, 3rd August, 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 EST. For more information, about the events, do visit ttps://iagb.org/
Boman Irani is an Indian actor, photographer and voice artist who works primarily in Hindi cinema. He has worked in more than a 100 films in his career.
Boman Irani trained under acting coach Hansraj Siddhia from 1981 to 1983, during his school and college days. His earliest theatrical appearance was in Roshni, in which he played a cameo at the Regional Theatre in Versova. He followed this up with serials like Family Ties and Mahatma vs Gandhi, playing Gandhi after the role was turned down by Darshan Jariwala. His most illustrious play to date would be – I Am Not Bajirao – which ran for 10 years. He moved to on-screen acting in 2000. Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boman_Irani
Do tune in for the interview, recorded many years back – yet again today, 29th July, on our show, From our Archives, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and on MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST.
Kailash Kher is an Indian music composer and singer. He sings songs with a music style influenced by Indian folk music and Sufi music. He was inspired by the classical musicians’ Pandit Kumar Gandharva, Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, and the Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Kailash Kher received the Padma Shri award in 2017 from the Indian government. He has also received two Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer: one for the Hindi film Fanaa (2006) and one for the Telugu film Mirchi (2013), along with several other nominations. With his powerful voice and his unique style of music, Kher has established himself as one of the most popular playback singers in India. Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kailash_Kher
Do listen – in to the re – broadcast of this wonderful conversation recorded many years back, for sure, today, 13th June, 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