A partial list of our major programs

Filmy Chaat Saumya Ke Saath

Filmy Chaat Saumya Ke Saath does a deep dive into pre-1960 Hindi cinema through the magical music of that era, where writers like Shailendra and Sahir Ludhianvi were penning memorable verses set to music by masters like Naushad and S.D. Burman, and lit up on screen by actors like Guru Dutt, Dev Anand, Nargis and Madhubala. Episodes
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October 10, 2020 | 57 words | , #Bollywood, #music, #saumya baijal

Mission Corona

The Mission Corona campaign brings together 120 community radio stations across India to produce and broadcast Covid-19 awareness programs in myriad languages and dialects. Supported by UNICEF, and implemented by the Community Radio Association, the Mission Corona series on Gurgaon Ki Awaaz consists of 10 episodes which were recorded with doctors from Medeor Hospital, Manesar, a dedicated Covid-19 hospital. Each episode was followed by a live phone-in quiz encouraging listeners to answer a series of questions based on the information given by the doctor.
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August 17, 2020 | 125 words | #health, #covid-19, #community radio association, #unicef, #vineet kwatra, #nisha aggarwal

Love You Zindagi

Love You Zindagi is a radio series that looks at the health of body and mind, despite Covid-19 and beyond Covid-19. The program is a collaboration between Gurgaon Ki Awaaz Samudayik Radio and Rajbala Foundation. From health to education to mental well-being to our cultural heritage, we will cover a range of topics that are being overlooked because of the global, single-minded focus on Covid-19. The underlying focus is on the joy that we should work towards in our lives.
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June 8, 2020 | 476 words | #programs, #health, #partnerships, #mental health

Sab Khairiyat Hai Na

Sab Khairiyat Hai Na (Is all well with you?) is a series of conversations over the phone with a motley group of our listeners who share their experiences of being caught in the Covid-19 storm. People share their stories of surviving the first, suddenly announced, unplanned lockdown. The wait for food, for salaries, the loss of work, the fear of the virus, of the police, of the future. People talk of how they finally made their way back home.
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June 8, 2020 | 169 words | #programs, #Migration, #Covid-19

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 | #programs, #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 | #programs, #featured

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 | #programs, #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

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