Thursday, December 07, 2006

Dec 09: Engineering and Medical Education in US and India

This week I am inviting two guest to the radio show Dr. Vinod Lohani, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech, and Dr. Raj Chaubey, a Cardiologist. We will be dicussing about comparison of engineering and medical educations in US and India.

Plus I will be playing latest and greatest songs from bollywood. Please don't forget to call in at 540-231-WUVT to request your favorite songs.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Dec 2: India, a new center of AIDS patients

Dec 1 is world AIDS day and this day reminds us of the dreadful disease human race is facing today. India is becoming a new center for AIDS patient and right now it is the most affected country with this problem.

This week I will be talking about this dreadful disease and the initiatives being taken over the world to reduce its growth. I will talk about different initiatives which should be taken, and the sex education which is supposed to play an important in tackling with this dreadful disease.

Blacksburg, VA residents can get the radio channel on 90.7 FM at 1:00 pm, and others can listen to it on internet. The instructions for listening to the show on Internet is available at The show will start according to Indian Standard time (IST) at 11:30 pm.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Nov 18: Ganga Tera Paani Amrit

Shweta Nanda Bachhan acted as citizen journalist and prepared a report on the endangered dolphins in river Ganges. This recent report sparked discussion on the Ganga action plan again which resulted in a lot of spending and very little work for the River Ganges. This week I will be talking about the report by Shweta Bachhan, state of Ganga Action Plan, and condition of supposedly most pious river "Ganga."

Also, recently my friend had a very bad experience with Indian Embassy. I would be talking about why we Indians do not like to respect each other and why do we see such indifferent behavior from Indian Embassies. With relation to this I will also talk about Indian PM Manmohan Singh's mention of "Lage Raho Munnabhai" in his speech. Stay Tuned!

You are welcome to call during the show at 540-231-WUVT, or comment on this blog for your comments, suggestions and song requests.

Keep Listening,

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Nov11: Binaca Geetmala

I got hold of a silver Jubilee episode of Binaca Geetmala. I will present that recording this week. This would be pretty much a continuation of my last week's theme of being Nostalgic. I will play some latest songs as well.

The other issues I will discuss are; recent climate change report by economist Sir Nicholas Stern
and recent US elections.

Don't forget to post your request if you have one. Do suggest a theme for the radio show as well.


Sunday, October 29, 2006

Nov 4: Lets be Nostalgic

This week is WUVT Radiothon week. The special theme for Indian show during radiothon week will be "Lets be Nostalgic." I will be talking about the advent of radio and television in India and play the music from olden days. Most of us have seen radio and TV as an omnipresent entity and cannot imagine days without it. Be sure to get surprised and relive the good old days this Saturday at 1:00 pm


Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Oct 28: India: Unequal progress

We feel proud when we talk about Indian companies acquiring big businesses abroad, however we forget that in this race to progress we are leaving the important base of our society behind, the farmers. Recently there has been an issue of several farmers committing suicide in different parts of India, laden with debts. I hope to touch this issue this time and discuss its repercussions.

I will be joined this week by Parthiban Rajshekharan, a PhD candidate in the Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease to discuss further on this issue!


Thursday, October 19, 2006

The World This Week

I was not around last week. There is a lot to talk about this week and Saturday is Diwali as well. I will be talking about things like blogging, negative blogging (like me who talks about negative of this world only), some major developments around the world. I will also be telling the mythological story behind Diwali this week.

Keep Listening

Monday, October 02, 2006

Aradhna at Vatech

For Oct 7 (today), I was gonna talk about blogging and some latest movie releases as well.However, last night I attended a music concert by a group ARADHNA at a friends house and I changed my mind to what I will talk about for the radio show. I thought I must share the great music I heard last night with you guys as well and also bring these talented people for the show. So, ARADHNA is going to be with us today on the show and we will play some of their songs as well.

Let me briefly introduce Aradhna:
A devotional music group formed initially by two American guys (Chris and Peter). Chris lived in Nepal for first 12 years of his life and Peter was born in New Delhi. They write worship and devotional songs for Jesus in Hindi. They have performed in various countries. Amazingly, they perform in a group but Chris now lives in Canada and Peter lives in Cincinnati.
Rest we will go over in the radio show when they will be there too..stay tuned at WUVT today at 1:00 pm. You can also listen to their songs at and buy their CDs if you like them online.
They are also performing at Squires Student Center (Old Dominion Ballroom) this evening at 6:30pm. Please come and listen their lovely, live hindi music (and may be a couple of nepalese songs).
Again, feel free to request a song at 231-WUVT or come by to Squires today. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Sep30: Future Energy Scenarios

The radio show on Sep 30 will be a discussion on future energy scenarios of world. The guest to the show is Dr. Ishwar K. Puri, Head of Department, Engineering Science and Mechanics. During the show I will be asking Dr. Puri about future possible sources of energy, their affects on environment, role of citizens in fast changing world, and several aspects of energy production and management.

Do tune into the show and ask questions to the guest at 540 231 WUVT.


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Sep23: Kishore Kumar's Songs

This saturday I will play some immortal songs by Kishore Kumar. I will also talk about his life a little bit. Stay tuned for your most favorite songs!


Sunday, September 10, 2006

Sep 16: Credit Cards: How Good, How Bad!

Credit card culture is growing internationally. It becomes a problem when you get the Credit Card as a student, and you realize its power to spend but you fail to realize the afteraffects of spending on credit card. There is lot hidden in the fine prints of credit card agreement which you sign without reading it. The discussion on Sep 16 will revolve around the Credit Cards, their proper use and better finance management as students!

The guest this week will be Mr. Jamie Asciolla, Vice President/Marketing, Freedom First Credit Union, and Rajesh Sudarsan, PhD Student Computer Science.

You are welcome to call during the show at 540 231 WUVT and ask the panelists your questions.
Keep listening!

When: Saturday, 1:00 PM EST, 90.7 FM
Saturday, 10:30 PM IST, Internet (For instructions, click here)

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Sep 9: Bollywood Blunders

The topic for discussion on Sep 9 will be Bollywood Blunders. The primary purpose of this discussion would be to dissect some very famous bollywood movies and realize the blunders they generally do. I sometimes think that these screenplay writers and directors consider their audiences as mindless people.

If you want to dissect some famous movies just join the panel. To join the panel, just reply to this post. One of our panel member will be Anand Laxmikanth, PhD student in the Department of BSE.


Sunday, August 27, 2006

Sep 2: Reservation Policy of India: Aspects, and its effects

The topic for panel discussion on the Indian Radio Show on Sep 2 (1:00 - 2:30 pm) WUVT 90.7 will be "Reservation Policy of India: Aspects, and its effects." The panel will consist of Dr. Kumar Mallikarjunan, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Biological Systems Engineering, Parthiban Rajshekharan, a PhD candidate in the Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease, and Navin Manjooran, a PhD student in the Material Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech.

The show can be heard in India at 10:30 pm on Internet as per the instructions in the following post.

Instruction Post


Sunday, August 20, 2006

Blacksburg: Life, fun and studies

The first Indian radio show at Virginia Tech will be a mix of latest bollywood songs and a talk about "Blacksburg: Life, fun and studies." I will be accompanied on the show by Rajesh Sudarsan, Kumaresh Singh and Aditya Bapat. We will be talking about various apsects of life and fun in Blacksburg and US. We will also be accepting call half way through the show. If you want us to play a specific song, do call us at (540-231-WUVT) or post that in comments down here.

Time and Date: Saturday, Aug 26, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Indian Radio Show at Virginia Tech Restarts Aug 26

The Indian radio show at Virginia Tech restarts Aug 26, Every saturday 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. The show can be listened on 90.7 FM. Apart from numbers from old and new Bollywood movies, the program will consist of songs from regional flicks and latest album. The program will also consist of discussions of topics relevant to India, and Indian Community. You can request songs as comments to this blog. The latest topics for discussion in the show will be posted to this blog ahead of time.

To listen to the radio on your computer follow these instructions.

Windows users can access the stream through Winamp. The stream has been sucessfully tested on the "Full" (not "Lite") versions 5.03, 5.01 and 2.78.

1. Right click on Winamp's main window
2. Click "play"
3. Click "URL"
4a. Broadband listeners copy and paste this URL:
4b. Narrowband listeners copy and paste this URL:

MACs can access the stream using Whamb version 1.2 or Audion version 3.0.2.

1. Click "file"
2. Click "new playlist"
3. Click "file"
4. Click "open URL"
5a. Broadband listeners copy and paste this URL:
5b. Narrowband listeners copy and paste this URL:

Linux/BSD/Unix users can access the stream through XMMS.

Keep Listening.