Shows / Presenters

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Sports Show – Bash

Football or cricket fanatic? Stay updated with all the latest sports news  and gossip with your very own Bash including live updates of scores and match results.

About Bash:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- Music, humour and my partner

Favourite childhood memory?

- Watching Amitabh Bachan and listening to Kishore Kumar

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Mohammed Ali the boxer – to learn boxing the professional way

What always puts a smile on your face?

- A smile

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, I love watching people sing

Whats your guilty pleasure?

- Junk food

Do you have an odd talent?

- I’m a singer

What would you spend £1000 on?

Helping others

What’s your favourite drink?

- Water

Whats the last film you saw in cinema?

- Toy story 3 lol

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/actress would you want to play you?

- Jeetendra ( but 30 years ago lol)

Which super power would you like to have?

- The power to win someone’s heart

What boom should everyone read?

- Gone with the window

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Captain Bash

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Parathe and tea.

Favourite meal to eat?

- Spicy fish and naan

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Who’s the last person you called?

-Shabbir Kumar

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

- Alvina

 

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Saturday Breakfast Show – Gee Kaur

Wake up to the Saturday Breakfast show with your desi kuri: Gee Kaur

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Ek Sawal – Atif

Tune in to Ek Sawal every Wednesday with Atif. Discuss and voice your opinions on social and political topics, featuring a mixture of classics and modern music.

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Bollywood Show – Priyanka

Priyanka brings you the official Radio XL Bollywood Show. Three hours of pure bollywood music featuring the Top 10 Bollywood chart and the latest news stories from B-Town.

 

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Moonlight Show – Khalil Ahmed

The moonlight show with Khalil – a relaxing selection of music including listener’s choice.

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Punjabi Programme – Bhajan Germany

Bhajan Germany presents Punjabi music traditional and modern and of course plenty of punjabi ‘gup shup’!

About Bhajan:

Favourite childhood memory?

- Playing Hockey

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Comedy

What would you spend £1000 on ?

- Charity and the needy

What’s your favourite drink?

-Tea

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Cereal

What’s your favourite meal?

- Anything vegetarian

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

- Sam Sagoo

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Drive Time – Imran

Join Imran for Drivetime every Mondays and Tuesdays. An action packed show kicking off with  ‘school run requests’. Test your knowledge with  ’Guess the Ganah’ , competitions and  much more’. And of course , all the latest  asian music.

About Imran:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- Water, food and my iphone

Favourite childhood memory?

When all the family met up at grandma’s on saturdays

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Bill Gates – a friend like that would come in handy.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Seeing a smile on someone else’s face

If you could be a judge on any indian reality show which one would it be and why?

- Indian X factor – l love music and would make a good judge.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Junk food

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Adding studio equipment to my already built home studio.

What’s your favourite drink?

- Water

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Akshay Kumar

Which super power would you like to have?

-Telekenesis

What book should everyone read?

- The 3 Little Pigs

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- The Imran Man

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Chocolate, mint and bubblegum

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Toast and scrambled eggs

Favourite meal to eat?

-Chicken. (Anything to do with chicken)

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- 50/50

Who was the last person you called?

- Mom, told her what I wanted for breakfast

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

- DJ Aashiqui or Amii K

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Bollywood Diary – Robina Sharif

Catch up with the Mumbai news and hear the gossip on all your favourite Bollywood stars.

About Robina:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- Friends, a cd player and books.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Getting the award for best student of the year

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Mother Teresa – shes so inspirational.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Happy children

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Late night reading

Do you have an odd talent?

- Singing in funny voices

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Donation to the poor

What’s your favourite drink?

- Milk

If Bollywood made a film of your life, which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Raveena Tandon

Which super power would you like ot have?

- The power to give peace of mind to every individual in the world.

What book should everyone read?

-How to win friends and influence people- Dale Carnegi

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

-  Robina Sharif

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Tutti Fruity

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- 1 apple a day

Favourite meal to eat?

-Fresh boiled veg with a grilled piece of meat

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

- The best… which is yet to come!

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Sur Sangeet – Shakti

About Shakti:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

-Plenty of food, Sleeping Bag,Radio

Favourite childhood memory?

-Playing football with friends every Sunday

Person you would most like to meet and why?

-Mr. Amitabh Bachchan I am his fan.

What always puts a smile on your face?

-When I am with my family.

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

-Voice of India, I love music.

What is your guilty pleasure?

-Smoking

Do you have an odd talent?

-I can mimic my favourite  Actors

What would you spend £1000 on?

-Have a weekend holiday with family.

What is your favourite drink?

- Single malt Scotch whiskey

Whats the last film you saw in the cinema?

-Kick

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

-Mr.Bachchan

Which super power would you like to have?

- Healing Power

What book should everyone read?

-Ramayan

If you were a superhero, what would your name be?

-Shaktiman

Favourite flavor of ice cream?

-Chocolate Magnum

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

-Aloo ke paranthe

Favourite meal to eat?

-Lamb Rogan Josh with Rumali Roti

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

-White

Who is the last person you called?

-My Dad

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

-All of them at least once.

 

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Ek Sawal – Haider

Tune in to Ek Sawal every Wednesday with Haider. Discuss and voice your opinions on social and political topics, featuring a mixture of classics and modern music.

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Afternoon Music – Kiran

About Kiran

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- Ipad, gym gear and my phone

Favourite childhood memory?

- Visiting the Golden Temple.

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Richard Gere – so I could be his pretty woman.

What always puts a smile on your face?

-Sunshine

If you could be a judge on any indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

- Big Boss

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Cake

Do you have an odd talent?

- I cook!

What would you spend £1000 on?

- A spa weekend

What is your favourite drink?

- Lassi

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Younger me – Mahima Chaudry, Now- Dimple Kapadia

Which super power would you like to have?

-Invisibility

What book should everyone read?

- The Secret

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Special K

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Strawberry

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Porridge

Favourite meal to eat?

- Salmon with mixed veg

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Who’s the last person you called?

- My best friend

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

- Vicky Gill

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Ek Sawal – Sunita

Tune in to Ek Sawal every Wednesday with Sunita. Discuss and voice your opinions on social and political topics, featuring a mixture of classics and modern music.

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Hal E Dil – Babar Malik

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- Water, Cap and my Ray ban Shades

Favorite childhood memory?

- Riding my cousins motor bike without asking his permission

Person you would most like to meet and why?

- Donald trump… I don’t like him.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- My little 14 month old boy

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

- India’s got talent because I believe deserving candidates are currently not getting justice.

What is your guilty pleasure?

- When I eat dessert after dinner

Do you have an odd talent?

- I can pick up stuff from the floor with my toes 

What would you spend £1000 on?

- On travel and tourism

What is your favourite drink?

- elachi and saunf wali chai

Whats the last film you saw in the cinema?

- Dangal ( Amir Khan’s)

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Salman Khan

Which super power would you like to have?

- Flying in the air like Superman or Indian KRISH  ( as I like travel )

What book should everyone read?

- Holy Quran

If you were a superhero, what would your name be?

- Super man (ORIGINAL)

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Pistachio and coconut

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast

- Cheese Omlette

Favourite meal to eat?

- Mixed Turkish grilled food

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown seeded bread

Who is the last person you called?

- Myself

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

- Still not decided ….keep watching this space for the answer

 

 

 

 

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Breakfast Show – Gee Kaur

Wake up to a ‘Desi Nashta’  with your favourite Desi Kuri, Gee Kaur.  Stay up to date with all the important news stories and gossip, from classics to fresh new music and even some comical banter to liven up that morning jouney to work or school.

About  Gee:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- A boat, my phone and water

Favourite childhood memory?

- My Birthday

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- God, so i could feel or see his presence.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- My mother, music, prayers, god and meeting wonderful people.

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality TV show which one would it be and why?

- India has Talent Dance show as I enjoy and have a passion to see people’s talent. I enjoy dancing myself.

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Lots of butter in a plate full of saag (calories lol)

Do you have an odd talent?

- I do random dance moves to random songs

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Ummm depends on what I need at the time; outfit, saree, suit, shoes, handbags…

What is your favourite drink?

- Badam milk, Green Tea or traditional masala tea

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- I would like to play myself and be my own character to share my most profound journeys in life

Which super power would you like to have?

- Angelic powers to protect or save people

What book should everyone read?

- The Secret

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Desi Kuri Superhero

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Coconut

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- On a Sunday gobi/ mooli pronteh

Favourite meal to eat?

- Sarso da saag with lots of butter

Do you prefer white or brown bread

- Brown

Who was the last person you called?

- My beautiful Mummy Ji.

 

 

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Ek Sawal – JD

Tune in to Ek Sawal on Mondays and Tuesdays with your very own JD, discuss and voice your opinions on social and political topics, featuring 90′s classics.

As well as Ek Sawal JD also presents the well known Radio XL asian news, bringing you all the latest news stories from India and Pakistan.

I have been presenting at Radio XL from Jan 2003

My Program: Requests and commercials

What do you do when you are not working? I enjoy writing in my own time. I have written for various magazines and newspapers along with a few books

What is the one thing in the world that you can’t live without? Humour! I love good jokes and laughing – to keep people in a cheery mood.

My favourite food and drink : My favourite food has definitely got to be Shami Kabbab and Kofta -nothing beats water to drink.

My favourite place in the world : Mecca / Sandi Arabia

Favorite color : Black

Star sign : Aries

How did you get into Presenting?
Although I have enjoyed a life time in the media arts I was influenced by a colleague into radio presenting.

What do you treasure most in life? My health and love.

Anything else interesting about yourself?
I organise and help coverage events for children with various disabities.

What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
That’s difficult to say, probably when I won the best comedy actor award for theatre (1990).

Best and worst experience so far on air:
Yet to come.

From the past, present and future who do you want to meet?
Whaeed Murrad Mohammed Ali, Ali Ijaz (Lollywood) Kadar Khan (Bollywood)

Your favourite song: Anything from the Ghazal genre

What makes you different from everyone else: What makes me unique is that I can make you laugh and cry at the same time.

Motto of live: Trust No One.

 

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Khushrang – Navi

Join Navi for her ‘Khushrang’ programme, a mixture of jokes, funny poetry, music and masti of course!

About Navi:

If  you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- A solar powered mobile phone, a knife and a boat so I can make my way back.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Playing with my friends and siblings without a care in the world.

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Ahmed Faraz. His poetry amazes me, the more i read, the more I would’ve liked to have met him.

Whats always puts a smile on your face?

- A little baby

If you could be a judge on any indian reality t v show which one would it be and why?

- A Singing Show. I love muisc and i love watching young talent singing, especially classical music.

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Chocolates and mithai

Do you have an odd talent?

- DIY

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Expensive perfumes, make up and a lovely piece of diamond jewellery.

What’s your favourite drink?

- A hot cup of masala chai!

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would play you?

- Aishwariya Rai or Kajal, in case one of them is busy!

Which super power would you like to have?

- I would like to have a power which lets me see people’s true colours. That way i can let the world know who they really are.

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Cookie dough

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Aloo ke parathe with dahi, butter and garama garam cup of chai!

Favourite meal to eat?

- Pizza, pizza and more pizza, I love it!

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Who was the last person you called?

- My dad

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

- No one in particular but maybe something that could be considered for the future.

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Ab Aayega Mazaa – Rajesh

Stay entertained with Rajesh on Saturday evenings  where the mantra literally is ‘Ab Aayega Maza’.

A packed 3 hour show which includes the weekly ‘Sach Ya Jhut’ competition . An hour of mellow music, along with three classic tracks in ‘Yaadon Ka Safar’. Rounded up in the third hour with songs choices provided by You the listener, based on the given Theme of the week.

All this plus lots of cheeky banter and a healthy mix of recent and brand new music.

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Good Morning XL – Khalil Ahmed

Enjoy light hearted quizzes and news stories on the Good Morning XL show with Khalil. A mixture of fast and slow paced up to date music including: Bollywood, Lollywood and Bhangra.

About Khalil:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- My mobile, a good book and my favourite dish daal chawal.

Favourite childhood  memory?

- When I won the prize for No.1 intelligent student in the whole district of Jhelum in class 5.

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Gengis Khan of Mongoli because he was such a great warrior of history.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- When I think about my loved ones

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

- Sorry dont watch reality shows

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Nothing

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Glasses

What’s your favourite drink?

- Orange Juice

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- No one, I want to act my self.

Which super power would you like to have?

- Invisibility

What book should everyone read?

- Quraan Majeed

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Khalil Ahmed The Superhero

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Vanilla

What’s your favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Red apples

What’s your favourite meal?

- Fish curry with chapatti

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Who was the last person you called?

- My daughter

Which Radio XL presenter would you like to co host one show with?

- Vicky Gill or Peter P

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Punjabi Programme – Gurdev Loi

About Gurdev:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

-Water, my mobile phone and my laptop

Favourite childhood memory?

- Too many to mention

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

-Shilpa Shetty, she’s my favourite actress

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Seeing my family and meeting my friends

If you could be a judge on any indian reality tv show, which one would it be and why?

- Voice of Punjab so I can get to choose the singers

What’s your guilty pleasure?

-Don’t have any

Do you have an odd talent?

- I fix electrical goods

What would you spend £1000 on?

- CD’s

What’s your favourite drink?

- Tea, juice, and water

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Sanjay Dutt or Akshay Kumar

Which super power would you like to have?

- To be able to fly

What book should everyone read?

- Religious ones

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Shakti man

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- White magnum

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Cornflakes

Favourite meal to eat?

- Makki di roti, sarson da saag and masala fish

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown bread

Who’s the last person you called?

-My brother

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co-host one show with?

- Manjeet Rai

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Bollywood Top Ten

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#1 – Baarish

Vocals:Ash King & Shashaa Tirupati

From the film Half Girlfriend starring Arjun Kapoor & Shraddha Kapoor

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#2 – Chalti Hai Kya 9 Se 12

Vocals:Dev Negi & Neha Kakkar

From the film Judwaa 2, starring Varun Dhawan,Jacqueline Fernanadez & Taapsee Pannu

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#3 – Mere Rashke Qamar

Vocals:Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

From the film Baadshaho, starring Ajay Devgan, IIena D’cruz ,Emraan Hasmi & Esha Gupta

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#4 – Hawayein

Vocals:Arijit Singh

From the film Jab Harry met Sejal starring Shahrukh Khan & Anushka Sharma

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#5 – Bandook Meri Laila

Vocals: Ash King & Jigar Saraiya

From the film A Gentleman, starring Siddharth Malhotra & Jacqueline Fernandez

 

 

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#6 – Disco Disco

Vocals:Benny Dayal & Shirley Setia

From the film A Gentleman, starring Siddharth Malhotra & Jacqueline Fernanadez

 

 

 

 

 

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#7 – Socha Hai

Vocals: Jubin Nautiyal & Neeti Mohan

From the film Baadshaho starring Ajay Devgan, IIeana D’Cruz, Emraan Hashmi & Esha Gupta

 

 

 

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#8 – Ik Vaari Aa

Vocals:Arijit Singh

From the film Raabta, starring Sushant Singh Rajput & Kriti Sanon

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#9 – Ullu Ka Pattha

Vocals: Arijit Singh & Nikhita Gandhi

From the film Jagga Jasoos starring Katrina Kaif & Ranbir Kapoor

 

 

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#10 – Cheez Badi

Vocals: Udit Narayan & Neha Kakkar

From the film Machine, starring Mustafa & Kiara Advani

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Dabangg the Tour

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Date(s) - 16/09/2017
12:00 am

Location
Arena Birmingham

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Pre Screening of Victoria and Abdul

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Date(s) - 06/09/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Odeon, Broadway Plaza

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DriveTime Assistant Manni attended the pre screening of forthcoming film ‘Victoria and Abdul’ and names it ‘A must watch! Comical, moving, a lost story uncovered.’

Based on the book Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Indian author Shrabani Basu, the film explores the “hidden” true story of the unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and her humble servant from India Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal).

The upcoming biographical drama sees academy award winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love) reunite with Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena, Mrs. Henderson Presents) and return to the role of Queen Victoria.

Portraying the role of the young clerk Abdul Karim – also known as the Munshi – is Indian stage and film star Ali Fazal. Victoria & Abdul also features a strong line-up of leading film, television, and stage personalities including Eddie Izzard who performs the role of Bertie, Prince of Wale, Tim Pigott-Smith (The Jewel in the Crown) who performs the role of Sir Henry Ponsonby, and BAFTA Award winner Adeel Akhtar (Murdered by My Father) who portrays Abdul’s loyal friend Mohammed, condensing a star-studded cast.

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Janmashtmi Celebrations

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Date(s) - 16/08/2017
12:00 am

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ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple

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Pictured below:

1. Janmashtmi kirtans and midnight Aarti at ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Coventry.

2. Beautiful Jhula with baby Krishna.

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Big Johns Mela 2017

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Date(s) - 06/08/2017
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Cannon Hill Park

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Opening Night – Birmingham Indian Film Festival 2017

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Date(s) - 23/06/2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
Cineworld Cinemas

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Our team attended the Birmingham Indian Film Festival opening night which featured a red carpet appearance from Satinder Sartaaj and the premiere

of ”The Black Prince’, a biopic of the last maharaja of Punjab, Duleep Singh. The film will be releasing nation wide on 21st June 2017.

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Wolverhampton Vaisakhi Celebrations 2017

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Date(s) - 14/05/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location
West Park

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Kohinoor Rice Roadshow 2017

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Date(s) - 12/05/2017
12:00 am

Location
Tesco Superstore

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Birmingham Vaisakhi Celebrations 2017

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Date(s) - 30/04/2017
12:00 am

Location
Handsworth Park

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Yeh Shaam Mastani (Radio XL 21st Birthday Show)

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/12/2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location
South and City College

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Mika Singh Press Conference

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Date(s) - 24/11/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
Park Regis Birmingham

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