A partial list of our major programs

Suraksha Ki Kaksha, Divya Didi Ke Saath

Suraksha Ki Kaksha Divya Didi Ke Saath is a radio series on child safety. The focus is on educating children about their rights, making them aware about their agency, empowering them to trust their inner voices. After setting the tone, Divya introduces them to the concept of safety, fear, safe spaces within our homes, our communities. The idea is that after a couple of sessions, children will start sharing their concerns.
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May 27, 2020 | 230 words | , #Child safety, #mental health

Aakhir Kab Tak

Saumya Baijal and Sharmila Aakhir Kab Tak is a show on Rape Culture. And how we as Indians propagate that culture every day. Our anger now stems from the brutality of the rape in question, because rape itself, is now normalised. This show questions that normalcy and breaks down everything that contributes to it- from language, to ideas of consent, popular culture, authority, agency of the woman, and deep rooted patriarchy.
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March 29, 2020 | 125 words | ,

Bhasha Mein Ling Bhed

Feminist activist, storyteller, poet and advertising professional Saumya Baijal unpacks how we use language in this program series. Our everyday language is deeply sexist. In both use of general words, and the sentences we often say that stem from deep patriarchal though. For eg. ‘Shaadi ho nahin rahi’ takes away the agency of choice from the woman the conversation is being had about vs ‘Shaadi kar nahin rahi’ that reaffirms that agency.
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March 30, 2020 | 131 words | , #gender

Apni Pasand

Music is the key to building an engaging radio station. The music on Gurgaon Ki Awaaz is its identity. A unique identity, that doesn’t let the station be confused with any of the 11 other FM stations broadcasting in Delhi-NCR. When listeners tune in, they invariably listen to folk music – Haryanvi raginis being sung by local mandalis, folk music in Bhojpuri, Maithili, Garhwali, Kumaoni, Rajasthani and many dialects, bhajans by village women and songs by schoolchildren.
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March 25, 2020 | 179 words | #programs, #employment

Bhakti Dhara

Our early morning spiritual music segment, from 4 am to 7 am features a range of sacred music from Shiva, Rama, Krishna, Ganapati Bhajans to Sikh Gurbani to Sufi music.
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March 25, 2020 | 30 words | #programs, #employment

Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi

Over 60 per cent of Gurgaon Ki Awaaz’s listeners are drivers. They make for a dedicated audience. Most have an FM in their car, they don’t really step away from their vehicle, and the radio is a great way for them to be entertained and informed as they go about their work of picking and dropping people. Some drivers even have lunch together in groups, with Gurgaon Ki Awaaz playing on the radio.
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March 25, 2020 | 145 words | #programs, #employment

Hamara Samvidhaan

In 2015, in partnership with the NGO We The People, in collaboration with Ideosync Media Combine, and with support from UN Democracy Fund, we launched the series Hamara Samvidhaan, which unpacks the values outlined in the Preamble to the Indian Constitution. The 13-part series starts with understanding the value of a constitution for a country as diverse as India. And then over the next 12 episodes unpacks each phrase, each word of the Preamble to the Indian Constitution to understand how the values articulated in the Preamble play out in our own personal lives.
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March 25, 2020 | 94 words | #programs, #employment

Apna Nazariya Apna Kaam

Entrepreneurship is a part of our larger focus on livelihood, which is also a key focus area of our parent NGO The Restoring Force. Our program series Apna Nazariya Apna Kaam started as an in-depth interview with the owners of a range of small businesses, most with an initial investment of under Rupees five thousand. Businesses range from a roadside snacks kiosk, too entrepreneurs ranging from a snacks kiosk owner to a cotton mattress making unit to a fruit juice stand.
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March 25, 2020 | 155 words | #programs, #employment

Bavra Mausam

Bavra Mausam is our weekly program on adolescent emotional health issues produced with support from CREA. It was born as a spin-off from Chahat Chowk, our weekly sexual and reproductive health show. Parents were keen on us producing a separate series for their children. However, during formative research with youngsters, it emerged that they would much rather talk about all the emotional churn they are going through, from falling in love, to self esteem, to peer pressure to managing conversations with parents.
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March 25, 2020 | 121 words | #programs, #employment

Career Express

In 2014, we partnered with the NGO Agrasar to start our career readiness program called “Career Express” which outlines various career options in great detail with experts drawn from the local community and educational institutions such ITI, the government college etc. The live program features experts such as HR professionals talking about how to prepare for a job interview, or PF officials explaining how to access provident fund benefits, or ESI officials explaining the rights to health services under the Employees State Insurance Scheme and how to access them.
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March 25, 2020 | 111 words | #programs, #employment

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