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SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, and SAMMA, South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment Association, present the latest in their series of high-profile webcasts with some of the leading South Asian names in global media, arts, entertainment, politics and much more.

SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, and SAMMA, South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment Association, present the latest in their series of high-profile webcasts with some of the leading South Asian names in global media, arts, entertainment, politics and much more.
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SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, and SAMMA, South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment Association, present the latest in their series of high-profile webcasts with some of the leading South Asian names in global media, arts, entertainment, politics and much more.

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English

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Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism New York, NY 10020


Episodes

SAJA looks at the Post-US-Election World

11/29/2016
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Join SAJA Vice President Shefali S. Kulkarni of BBC News and other journalists and experts for a conversation about what the US elections and their aftermath mean for the US in general and South Asian Americans. Guests include: Sayu Bhojwani, founder of New American Leaders Project, which works to elect first- and second-gen candidates for office (follow her @SayuBhojwani).Manu Raju, Senior Political Reporter for CNN who has been covering the US Election this year (follow him @mkraju).Arun...

Duration: 00:53:39


BOOKS: The End of Karma By Somini Sengupta

3/7/2016
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Join SAJA for a live interview with New York Times reporter Somini Sengupta about her new book THE END OF KARMA: Hope and Fury Among India's Young. Sengupta covers the United Nations and was previously the The Times' bureau chief in Dakar and New Delhi. She was born in Calcutta, emigrated in 1975 and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. She was the recipient for the George Polk Award for foreign reporting in 2004. In her new book, Sengupta returns to India after leaving...

Duration: 00:44:22


Virtual Memorial Service for ARTHUR PAIS

3/6/2016
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Arthur Pais, writer, journalist, foodie, mentor, died in Jan. 2016. This is a call-in show for friends, fans, and others to discuss his incredible work and legacy. You can join us via phone or computer live on Sunday, March 6, 11 am-noon (9:30 pm in India; other world times here: If you would like to submit a written tribute that we can read on the air and during the in-person service, please send it to sree.sreenivasan1@gmail.com. SUBJECT LINE = ARTHUR PAIS. There are two celebrations of...

Duration: 01:04:37


FILM: SAJA-SAMMA Oscars Episode

2/28/2016
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SAJA and SAMMA are coming together for their annual BlogTalkRadio conversation about the most glamorous night in Hollywood- the Oscars! At a time when the Oscars have come under fire for being #oscarsowhite, the Academy has honored a number of South Asians for their work. Among the nominees are Sanjay Patel (Sanjay's Super Team); Asif Kapadia (Amy); Oscar-Winner and SAJA member Sharmeen Obaid (A Girl in the River). And presenting this year is Priyanka Chopra (Quantico). So come join us on...

Duration: 01:23:46


SPORTS: SAJA-SAMMA Super Bowl 2016

2/7/2016
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SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, and SAMMA, South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment, present their seventh annual BlogTalkRadio conversation about the biggest day in American sports - from a South Asian perspective. Join us as hosts Vijay Setlur (@VijaySetlur; who teaches sport, tourism and leisure marketing at Schulich School of Business, York University) & Sree Sreenivasan (@sree, Chief Digital Officer of @MetMuseum) chat with ESPN anchors Kevin Negandhi...

Duration: 01:08:15


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Duration: 00:00:02


Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, author of the new novel, "One Amazing Thing" -

5/4/2010
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SAJA, the South Asian journalists Association, presents a conversation with Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, whose latest novel is "One Amazing Thing." See major praise for it below. She'll be interviewed by journalist and SAJAer LAVINA MELWANI. Jhumpa Lahiri, author of "Namesake" and "Interpreter of Maladies," winner of the Pulitzer Prize: “One Amazing Thing collapses the walls dividing characters and cultures; what endures is a chorus of voices in one single room.” Comments or questions to...

Duration: 00:58:33


MUSIC: Vijay Iyer, creator of the most acclaimed jazz album of 2009 - Feb 0

2/9/2010
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SAJA & SAMMA present a conversation with Indian-American jazz musician Vijay Iyer. His Vijay Iyer Trio's "Historicity" album was the most honored jazz album of the year. Among the awards: #1 Jazz/Pop Album of the Year - The New York Times #1 Jazz Album of the Year - National Public Radio, U.S.A. #1 Jazz Album of the Year - Los Angeles Times #1 Innovative Jazz Release of 2009 - Chicago Tribune #1 Best Jazz of 2009 - PopMatters.com He'll discuss his love of jazz, his career and much more....

Duration: 00:59:46


MUSIC: Jay Sean, who hit #1 on the Billboard charts with "Down." - Jan 15,2

1/15/2010
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SAMMA, South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment and SAJA, South Asian Journalists Association present the latest in their series of high-profile webcasts with some of the leading South Asian achievers in global media and entertainment... Jay Sean, chart-topping singer/songwriter/producer and first artist of Indian origin to top the Billboard Top 100 at #1 with "Down" (featuring Lil Wayne). Followed by Jay Sean's management and partners, Jeremy Skaller and Anjula Acharia-Bath,...

Duration: 01:01:24


FILMS: Ram Gopal Varma, Bollywood Filmmaker - Jan 14,2010

1/14/2010
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SAMMA, South Asians in Media and Marketing Association; and SAJA, South Asian Journalists Association present the latest in their series of high-profile webcasts with some of the leading names in world media... Ram Gopal Varma, director of "Rann," a fast-paced drama set in the world of media in today's India; starring Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal and Riteish Deshmukh. Varma is a leading Indian film director, screenwriter and producer and a voice of the new Indian popular cinmena. Varma...

Duration: 00:43:54


Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn on their bestselling book, "Half the Sky"

10/7/2009
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SAJA - in cooperation with AAJA, AMEJA and Columbia Journalism School - a special webcast with NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF & SHERYL WuDUNN, authors of the widely-acclaimed "Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" (and as seen on the cover of the New York Times Magazine, "Colbert Report," "Oprah," the NYT Bestsellers list). More about them and their book at http://halftheskymovement.org MODERATOR: Vibhuti Patel, contributing editor, Newsweek International and arts...

Duration: 00:59:37


Meet SAJA Award Winners 2009 - Jul 21,2009

7/21/2009
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SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, presents a conversation with winners of the 2009 SAJA Journalism Awards. Hosted by Jigar Mehta, SAJA Awards Chair and a video producer at the New York Times. SPEAKERS: Award winners Stewart Bell, Jonathan Foreman, Anand Giridharadhas, Kris Hundley, Sandip Roy. Learn how you, too, can produce outstanding journalism from some of the best reporters, editors and producers working today. See the results of the 2009 contest at...

Duration: 00:59:48


Sri Lanka Briefing #3: The End of the Tigers: What's Next in Post-War Sri L

5/21/2009
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South Asian Journalists Association presents the third in a series of webcasts about Sri Lanka. The war in Sri Lanka has drawn to a close in terms of military operations—but serious humanitarian and political questions remain. Will there be a return to armed conflict, or is it really over? How will the issues of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people be addressed? How will the human rights situation be addressed? As the international community and Sri Lankan government...

Duration: 01:01:14


Satyajit Ray films with Richard Pena - Apr 14,2009

4/14/2009
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Discuss the work of Satyajit Ray, one of the most influential directors of all time, with Richard Pena, one of the leading film scholars of our time. From the legendary Apu trilogy — Ray’s groundbreaking debut saga that influences filmmakers to this day — he is widely considered India’s greatest filmmaker. Pena, who is the Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, will talk about Ray and the program Pena has curated, April 15-30 at the Walter Reader Theater, "First Light:...

Duration: 00:44:19


Lydia Polgreen, NYT India Correspondent - Mar 30,2009

3/30/2009
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SAJA presents a conversation with Lydia Polgreen, one of three new correspondents who will be based in India for The New York Times (the others are Vikas Bajaj, former NY-based business reporter, already in Mumbai; and Jim Yardley, current NYT Beijing bureau chief, moving this summer to New Delhi). Polgreen, the NYT's award-winning West Africa correspondent, will talk about how she's preparing for South Asia and will take your comments, suggestions and questions. Please post your...

Duration: 00:59:48


Minal Hajratwala, author, "Leaving India" - Mar 26,2009

3/26/2009
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SAJA presents a conversation with Minal Hajratwala, author of "Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents" - a wonderful nonfiction book you won't want to miss. Here's what Alice Walker (The Color Purple) had to say: "It is what I imagine India itself to be like: incomparable, sprawling, rich, surprising, very old and wise and forever capable of recreating itself, no matter where pieces of it land." Send your questions to saja[at]columbia.edu - and see more on...

Duration: 00:54:06


Poets, editors and scholars discuss South Asian poetry - Mar 11,2009

3/11/2009
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SAJA presents a webcast on Wednesday about contemporary South Asian poetry, from the Diaspora and around the world. Join acclaimed poets and editors Ravi Shankar, Pireeni Sundaralingam, Patrick Rosal, Carolyne Wright, Kazim Ali and literary agent Sarah Jane Freymann to discuss the conception and shaping of the extraordinary anthology, "Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East and Beyond." Hailed by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer as "a beautiful achievement...

Duration: 01:13:37


Slumdog Millionaire Post-Oscar Discussion - Feb 23,2009

2/22/2009
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As soon as the Best Picture Oscar is announced, join SAJA (South Asian Journalists Assn) and SAMMA (South Asians in Media and Marketing Assn) on BlogTalkRadio for a live webcast about "Slumdog Millionaire." Film experts, journalists and others will discuss the phenomenon that the movie has become and why - no matter how it does at the Oscars - it will be a movie talked about for a long time. Call in and e-mail saja[at]columbia.edu with your thoughts. SEE OUR AMAZING LIST OF SPEAKERS!...

Duration: 02:32:04


Dr. Abraham Verghese, renowned physician and author - Feb 17,2009

2/17/2009
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SAJA presents a conversation with one of the most popular South Asian writers in America. Dr. Abraham Verghese, author of "My Own Country" and "The Tennis Partner" has a brand-new novel, "Cutting for Stone." A testimonial: “Abraham Verghese has always written with grace, precision and feeling [but] he’s topped himself with Cutting for Stone. A vastly entertaining and enlightening book.” — Tracy KidderAbraham Verghese | saja | cutting for stone | dr abraham verghese | south asian journali

Duration: 00:59:11


Super Bowl Sunday with Brandon Chillar of the Green Bay Packers - Feb 01,20

2/1/2009
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SAJA presents a live interview with Green Bay Packers linebacker Brandon Chillar, the only player of South Asian descent in the NFL (his father, Ram Chillar, was born in India). He'll talk about his career, life in the NFL and much more. His agent, Jim Ivler of Sportstars Inc, will be on the show as well. Ivler represents two dozen NFL players, including Liberian-born Tamba Hali of the Kansas City Chiefs (whom Ivler reunited with his mother after 12 years of being separated because of the...

Duration: 00:58:57

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