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, 5th of 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
Vaishali Gade joined IAGB team in 2017 and now serves as the President. She earlier served as the Vice President of New England Marathi Mandal. Dancing is her passion and she has participated in many fundraising events to benefit area charitable organizations.
Maya Tamhankar is a Program Management professional, passionate about giving back to the community, and has been part of many non-profit organizations in the area. She now serves as Director, IAGB. She enjoys Indian classical music and dance and has dabbled in theater both on-stage and back-stage.
Nilesh Agrawal is a Senior it Project Manager and manages the database team globally as dba manager. He has over 20+ years of it experience. He now serves as a Director with IAGB and helps with their various initiatives such as civic collaboration. He loves music and sports.
Tanu Basu started with IAGB In her late teens, and is now running her 10th Executive term. Her Community Service ‘Mantra’ for this IAGB term is to be instrumental in enthusing the larger immigrant community to come together in synergy and also serve the Senior Community in the area.
On the show today, we talk to about the India Day celebrations and the many events that lead up to the day along with the ones that follow. So, in case you missed it earlier, tune – in for sure, today,5th 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
Abhishek Singh, President of Federation of Indian Association, New England, talks to us about the forthcoming India Day Celebrations.
Abhishek is a software engineer, entrepreneur, social activist, and a family man, as he says. He lives in Boston. He was awarded the Leadership & Community Service Award for his best contribution to the Indo- American Society by Mr. Randhir Jaiswal, Counsel General of India, New York, on the eve of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2021.
Abhishek provided humanitarian services to the Indian Diaspora when the world was grappling with COVID-19. He organized massive food drives. He urged the Indian Diaspora to uphold the principles of ‘Nation First, Always First’ and be a force for positive impact. He also organized the festival of lights, Diwali and urged people to recognize the importance of ‘Jyotismati’ or ‘inner light’.
On the show today, we talk to Abhishek ji about the India Day celebrations in Boston. For details about the event, and in case you missed it earlier, tune – in for sure, today, 4th 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
Chandan Dass is a popular Indian ghazal singer. He has many albums to his credit and some very unforgettable Ghazals.
On the show, recorded many years back, Chandan Dass ji talks about his journey, of being introduced to a well known Indian record company by Talat Aziz ji. He also talks about his many albums, his ghazals, of his many live performances, and so much more. We also talk about his family.
So listen – in for sure, to this wonderful conversation and some beautiful ghazals, rendered by Chandan Dass, as we rewind the clock and go down memory lane, today, 31st July, 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
Madhusudhan Akkihebbal is an IT professional in the Greater Boston area, working in the field of Information Security. Over the past two decades, he has been part of several cultural, artistic and charity initiatives.
Madhusudhan has served as the president of Mandaara, New England Kannada Koota in Boston (2013-15) where he started new, useful initiatives. He is on the executive team at Chinmaya Mission Boston and is a founding member of RangaTaranga Boston, a cultural non-profit organization.
Last summer, he became a part of Samarthanam USA’s Board of Directors. Keen about music, he has also founded light music groups such as Lahari Boston, Kalarava and ChinmayaSwaranjali Boston (a devotional choir). Madhusudhan utilizes his free time on creative projects and volunteers for various community causes.
On the show today, we talk to Madhusudhan about the Samarthanam and Nazraana. For details about the organization and about the event, about Madhusudhan’s role and journey, tune – in for sure, today,19th July, 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
Saheli offers non-judgmental culturally sensitive services to domestic and sexual violence survivors from South Asia and the Middle East.
Saheli’s offers legal support including translation, accompanying survivors to court and police stations, and offering free family law legal clinics. It has an Economic Empowerment Program that gives clients tools and resources to live a safe, self-sustaining and empowered life.
Nirmala Nanguneri has had a career in the pharma industry for over 20 years. She is currently a Principal Investigator at the Tufts Medical Center as well as a co-Founder and CEO of Vindhya Data Science. She contributes to the cause of supporting women to have enriching and healthy lives.
Nirmala Nanguneri – on the board of directors, Saheli Boston, graces our show – So, to learn about all that Saheli does, the ways to reach them and much more, join – in for this wonderful conversation, in case you missed it earlier, this Monday, 18th July, on our Radio Show, From our Archives, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and on MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST
Manoj Singh, an IT Consultant, has always had a passion for the arts. He has acted in several prominent plays, including: Mere Bachhe, Jisne Lahore Nahi Dekhya woh Jamiya Nahi and A Tryst with Destiny. He is a member of Natya Bharati, the Actors Center, and Storytellers Short Film Club.
In 2012, Manoj and his wife Geeta started Ceasar Productions – it has fast become DCs premier company for hosting South Asian TV Talk Show, Theatre, Music, Films and Book-Reading events. In 2018, they together started a Not for Profit 501 (c)(3) organization, DC South Asian Arts Council Inc under which they now host the DC South Asian Film Festival and DC South Asian Literary Festival and soon to add more year round programming.
Do not miss the DCSAFF Summerfest 2022 – July 16 and 17th at the AMC Wheaton Mall 9, Wheaton, MD. A special 15% discount to MeraSangeet listeners – to avail, use the code MERASANGEET15 https://dcsaaci.org/dcsaff/july-2022-schedule/
To know about the films being screened at the festival, about the selection criteria and much more, do join – in the conversation with Manoj ji – today, 13th July, 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
Prem Chopra is an Indian actor in Hindi and Punjabi films. He has acted in 380 films over a span of over 60 years. Since 1967, he has been a leading villain in Hindi films and his peak period as main villain was from 1967 to 1995. After 1996, he appeared as a villain in very few films. He took up positive character roles from 1996 and started getting more positive roles from 2007. Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prem_Chopra
This conversation was recorded many years back. It revolves around Prem Chopra Sahaab’s growing up days in Shimla, about his journey to Mumbai (then Bombay), his initial films, his family and so much more.
Do listen – in for sure to one of India’s finest actors, Prem Chopra Sahaab, today, 11th July, 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
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. Today, we are also joined in by Dr. Ritu Trivedi, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Endocrinology, CDRI, Lucknow, India.
You can also suggest topics to be discussed in the show, just email at [email protected] Today, we talk about Osteoporosis.
To know more, tune – in for sure – on Sundays – at 7:00 AM, 11:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM – EST on MeraSangeet East and on Thursdays at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM EST and
Widely regarded for her singing versatility across genres, Anuradha recorded playback for films. She was the featured singer in live shows and has recoded with stars Kumar Sanu, Suresh Wadkar, Deepak Pandit, Salim-Sulaiman, the late Bappi Lahiri and Guitar Prasanna. In 2020 Anuradha’s private song, “Jaan Meri” won an award. She is the Chairperson of MIT’s Heritage Arts of South Asia (MITHAS). She is also the founder of Juju Productions.
Prashanth Palakurthi is the founder and former CEO of Reflexis Systems. A serial entrepreneur from 1992, retired from software businesses, and now helps Anuradha, his wife, in her music business. He was named as one of 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business by the Asian American Business Development Center, in 2014. He is the CEO of Juju Productions.
Anuradha and Prashanth serve philanthropic causes ranging from Veterans, Education in India and productivity to the differently abled. On the show, we talk about their journey, about Samarthanam and the forthcoming event – Nazraana. Do tune-in for the conversation, on 8th July, 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