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Chai time is a weekly program in Hindi and English, on Stanford Radio, KSZU 90.1 FM. The program explores current events and issues relevant to South Asian literature, culture and music. The program is hosted by Pranjali Sirasao who teaches in Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley. In the past she has taught in Stanford University and UC Davis. The program is heard in more than 50 countries around the world.

Chai time is a weekly program in Hindi and English, on Stanford Radio, KSZU 90.1 FM. The program explores current events and issues relevant to South Asian literature, culture and music. The program is hosted by Pranjali Sirasao who teaches in Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley. In the past she has taught in Stanford University and UC Davis. The program is heard in more than 50 countries around the world.
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Chai time is a weekly program in Hindi and English, on Stanford Radio, KSZU 90.1 FM. The program explores current events and issues relevant to South Asian literature, culture and music. The program is hosted by Pranjali Sirasao who teaches in Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley. In the past she has taught in Stanford University and UC Davis. The program is heard in more than 50 countries around the world.

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Episodes

Interview with Journalist and Author Sanjay Patel

12/3/2018
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In today's Chaitime we talk to anchor, art critic, music aficionado, journalist and author Sanjay Patel. Sanjay Patel is from Indore, India and he has had a unique honor of meeting almost every music personality of the industry. This year he completed his 40 years of public life. I had an opportunity to talk to him during my visit to Indore in 2017 and have him share his experience with music stalwarts: Mehdi Hasan, Prahlad Tipaniya, VG Jog. In this interview, he shares his broad experience...

Duration:00:49:03

Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon - In conversation with Javed Akhtar Sahab

10/28/2018
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In today's Chaitime we talk to the famous Hindi/Urdu poet and lyricist, Javed Akhtar. It was an incredible honor and experience talking to Javed Akhtar Saheb and listen to him talk about his incredible journey, life lessons and his show Mein Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon, for which he is currently touring the USA. Mein Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon has a unique format where the multifaceted lyricist shares intimate details and stories of his super hit songs along with an evening of soulful music. Mein Koi Aisa...

Duration:00:28:52

Bandish in Khayal - In conversation with Hindustani Classical artist Pandit Dr. Raja Kale

10/21/2018
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In this Chaitime, we talk to vocalist, composer, and scholar of Hindustani classical, semi-classical, and devotional music Pandit Raja Kale (http://www.rajakale.com) and listen to his compositions, recorded in KZSU studio. Pandit Kale is accompanied by renowned bay-area artist Raju Chithambaram, founder of Andaaz creations. Pandit Raja Kale is a senior disciple of Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki. He also received valuable guidance from Pandit C. P. Rele and Pandit Balasaheb Poonchwale from the...

Duration:01:00:03

Chaitime with award-winning filmmaker Stanzin Dorjai Gya

10/14/2018
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In this Chaitime, we talk to award-winning filmmaker Stanzin Dorjai Gya (https://www.stanzindorjaigya.com) about his life, his journey and his film - Shepherdess of the Glaciers. Shot at an altitude of 16,400 ft, Shepherdess of the Glaciers is an award-winning film by Stanzin Dorjai Gya and Christiane Mordelet. In this movie, Stanzin tells the story of her sister who is a shepherdess in the rock-strewn mountain in the Himalayan region of Ladakh. And through her story, Stanzin captures an...

Duration:00:55:54

Gata Rahe Mera Dil - Chaitime with Devanand Songs

10/9/2018
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Devanand is considered one of the greates and most successful actors in the Indian film industry. In this Chaitime we celebrate his legacy with some of his popular songs.

Duration:00:58:13

Chadariya Jheene Re Jheene - One Kabir bhajan in various musical forms

10/9/2018
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In this Chaitime we listen to the famous bhajan "Chadariya Jheene Re Jheene" written by 15th-century Indian mystic poet, Sufi and saint, Kabir whose writings influenced basic Indian spirituality in the voice of some of the well known folk, classical and modern singers. We hear the same bhajan sung in their unique way by Prahlad Tipaniya, Kumar Gandharva, Mukhtiyar Ali, Pandit Jasraj, Indian Ocean and Kabir Cafe. This show captures the power of Kabir's bhajan and the versatility of Indian...

Duration:00:56:53

Creating Public Leaders in India - Chaitime with Shobhit Mathur

9/23/2018
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In this Chaitime, we talk with Shobhit Mathur of Vision India Foundation(https://www.visionindiafoundation.com) and Jayant Somani, and Ojas Somani of Sewa International(https://www.sewausa.org). Shobhit Mathur is the co-founder and Executive Director at Vision India Foundation. He is an alumnus of IIT Bombay, University of Washington and Indian School of Business. Shobhit has previously worked with Amazon.com and Youth For Seva. He has a decade of full-time experience in the social and...

Duration:00:47:33

Remembering Lyricist and Poet Shailendra Ji

9/2/2018
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Remembering Lyricist and Poet Shailendra Ji by ChaiTimeRadio

Duration:01:02:12

Chaitime with Music Composer and Vocalist Ram Sampath

3/8/2018
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In this Chaitime, we talk to composer, producer, vocalist and musician Ram Sampath. Ram Sampath calls himself a musical schizophrenic & there's a good reason for that. At 21, he founded his own Indie label, Mutherfunk Records, through which he released his rock band's self titled album, "Colourblind". He is one of the few Indian composer- producers who has tasted mainstream success outside of Bollywood with his Desi-Pop albums like Shaan's, "Tanha Dil", Sona Mohapatra's self titled debut...

Duration:00:21:58

Immortal India - Chaitime with Author Amish Tripathi (In Hindi)

2/4/2018
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In this Chaitime, we talk to Author Amish Tripathi. Amish is described as ‘India’s first literary popstar’ by world-renowned film director Shekhar Kapur, Amish’s unique combination of crackling story-telling, religious symbolism and profound philosophies has turned him into an Indian publishing phenomenon. Amish is a graduate of IIM-Calcutta and worked for 14 years in the financial services industry before turning to full-time writing. The success of his debut book, The Immortals of...

Duration:00:24:48

Meri had ki sarhadein maula aake mita do- In conversation with poet and writer Kamal Kishore Rajput

1/28/2018
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In this Chaitime, we talk to poet and writer Kamal Kishore Rajput. His new song "Meri had ki sarhade maula" was recently launched on Youtube. The song in this video is performed by well-known folk singer Padmashri Prahlad Singh Tipaniya and his group. This interview was recorded in July 2017 when I was introduced to Kamalji during my trip to Luniyakhedi, home of Shri Prahlad Tipaniya, and when Prahladji performed this song for the first time. Kamalji worked professionally as a scientist in...

Duration:00:48:22

Tarkash - Celebrating Javed Akhtar’s Poetry and his Popular Lyrics

8/8/2016
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In this Chaitime, we celebrate the genius of famous Hindi/Urdu poet and lyricist, Javed Akhtar. We try to relive his life and struggles through his own autobiography and collection of his poems - Tarkash. We weave this with some of the most popular Hindi movie songs penned by him. Javed Akhtar is a poet, lyricist and scriptwriter. Some of his most successful work was done in the late 1970s and 1980s with Salim Khan as half of the script-writing duo credited as Salim-Javed. Akhtar continues...

Duration:01:00:18