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Late Night Show – Manpreet Darroch

Manpreet brings you the Wednesday edition of The late night show, with all the latest sounds on the Bollywood, Bhangra and Desi Urban/ R& B scenes.

About Manpreet:

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

-Family, food and music

Favourite childhood memory?

- Dancing on the roof of our rental van to reggae music in Punjab.

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

- Damian Marley, I’m a huge fan of his music and respect the stance true reggae has on world issues. I think it would be a very interesting conversation.

What always puts a smile on your face?

-Music I can vibes to!

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

- I don’t watch reality shows so i really don’t know!

What’s your guilty pleasure?

- Nando’s

Do you have an odd talent?

-I have a tendency of playing dhol beats with a pen on the table, it really annoys people!

What would you spend £1000 on?

-More music software!

What’s your favourite drink?

-Masala chai

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

-Any actor that could play a dashing sardar!

Which super power would you like to have?

-The ability to fly

What book should everyone read?

- Emotional intelligence by Daniel Goleman

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- SuperSingh!

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

Buttermilk pancakes

Favourite meal to eat?

BBQ chicken

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- White

Who’s the last person you called?

- My significant other

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

- Poli Tank

 

 

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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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XL Morning Show – Sangeeta

Tune in on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings with Sangeeta to hear health tips and short stories combined with all your favourite hits. Catch up with all the latest Bollywood releases and find out what you can go see in your local cinema.

About Sangeeta:

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

A good book, food and water.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Having fun with my sisters and school friends.

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

- Big B (Amitabh Bacchan), he has had such a long distinguished career in indian cinema – a living legend.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Radio XL presenters of course!

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

- Don’t watch any

Whats your guilty pleasure?

- Cream cakes and milk chocolate

What would you sepnd £1000 on?

- Jewellery or clothes.

Whats your favourite drink?

- Baileys Irish cream – yum.

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

- Juhi Chawla or Madhuri Dixit

Which super power would you like to have?

- None, too dangerous

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Cookies and cream

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Full english brekky (with veggie sausages) or gobi parathas.

Favourite meal to eat?

-I love food so have many favourites but a masala dosa is one of my top five

Who was the last person you called?

- My sister in Cheshire

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

- uhmm…

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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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Love Express- DJ Aashiqui

DJ Aashiqui will romance you through three hours of the very best romantic tracks. Love is definitely in the airwaves! Share your love stories and views.

About DJ Aashiqui:

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

- My family, a mansion( fully kitted out with furniture, food, clothes etc.) and a helicopter/ yacht/ collection of super cars.

Favourite childhood memory?

-My Grandfather and his pigeons

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

- My Grandad and Grandma as my Grandad passed away before i was born and my Grandma after i was born.

What always puts a smile on your face?

Hey! Didn’t you know my middle name’s ‘Smiler’? If anything i’m the one who puts a smile on other people’s faces…they call me the ‘rounki banda’ of the family!

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

- India’s Got Talent -as there’s no age limit for contestants, singing, music, dance, impersonation, puppetry and illusion are all common areas of talent; any talent is allowed to compete. My plus factor i have a bit of Simon Cowells glint (wink wink)!

What’s your guilty pleasure?

-Sandals/ Shoes & strawberries and cream.

Do you have an odd talent?

- Not that I know of?

What would you spend £1000 on?

The latest gadgets and my favourite charities

What’s your favourite drink?

-Sprite/ 7UP

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

- Sonakshi Sinha

Which super power would you like to have?

- Invisibilty

What book should everyone read?

- Marriage material by Sathnam Sanghera

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

-Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Egg and toast

Favourite meal to eat?

- steak with mashed potatoes and vegetables.

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- White

Who’s the last person you  called?

-BFF

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

-Imran Caan

 

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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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Geet Mala – Ashok

Enjoy music from the yesteryears with Ashok, taking you back with songs from the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s.

About Ashok:

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

- Water, CD’S and phone.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Being looked after by Naani Ji.

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

- Dharmadarji - my favourite star

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Chatting with friends

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Charity and the needy 

What is your favourite drink?

- Brandy..

Whats your star sign?

- Scorpio

If Bollywood made a film of your life which bollywood star would you want to play you?

- Amitabh Bachan

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Strawberry

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- It used to be parathas now its toast

Favourite meal to eat?

- Saag and malchu roti

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

- Sanjay Dass

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Aaina – Shabana Kazmi

From 6-8pm every weekday request any song you desire while listening to the charming Dr Shabana Kazami.

About Shabana:

What Is your favourite childhood memory?

- When I was young one day my mum had’t made rice for me to eat and I refused to eat anything else until my father came home. I waited without any food all day so I could see my fathers reaction to my mother letting me starve all day.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Seeing happy children and children that can make me laugh.

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

- I don’t watch them

What would you spend £1000 on?

- I’d give it all to charity

What is your favourite drink?

-Chai from the Chaiwala

Favourit thing to eat for breakfast?

- Shortbread and tea

Favourite meal to eat?

- Any dhal and rice with green chillies

White bread or brown bread?

- Both

Who was the last prson you called ?

- My friend Noreen

Which radio presenter would you most like to co-host a show with ?

- I would love to do a massive show with as many presenters as we can fit in the studio.

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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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Sher Aur Shayari

Relax your mood with Atif and listen to a program devoted to Sher Aur Shayari alongside gentle ghazals and melodies.

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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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Bengali Show – Mustafa

About Mustafa:

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

- My family, food and water

Favourite childhood memory?

- I used to pick up various flowers from our neighbours gardens with friends during the Bengali festival ‘Baishaki Mela’

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

- Amitach Bachan, he is a great actor and I’ve been watching his films since I was young.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- My Grandchildren

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 enjoy watching unusual acts

What’s your guilty pleasure?

- Eating sweet foods

Do you have an odd talent?

- None

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Clothes and shoes

What’s your favourite drink?

- Orange juice

What’s the last film you saw in the cinema?

- Chennai Express

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

- Sharukh Khan

Which super power would you like to have?

- To be able to see into the future

What book should everyone read?

- Make a friend

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- IronMan

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Paratha

Favourite meal to eat?

- Rice with chicken curry

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown bread

Who’s the last person you called?

- My daughter

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

- Vicky Gill

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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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The Bhangra Show – Manpreet Darroch

A selection of strictly Punjabi music featuring Bhangra and Punjabi folk music from the golden years to modern hits. Tune in for artist interviews, quizzes and of course listeners requests on ‘The Bhangra Jukebox’.

 

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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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Sunhara Sawara – Sunita

Catch up on news in the UK and abroad including entertainment news with Sunita.

About Sunita:

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

- My son, Books and water.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Picking berries from the trees and eating them

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

- Sonu Nigam, I admire him

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

- Dance India Dance, I love dancing

What is your guilty pleasure?

- cream cakes

What would you spend £1000 on?

-Books and magazines

What’s your favourite drink?

- Coke

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

- Nutan

Which super power would you like to have?

- To be able to summon the lightening

What book would you recommend?

-Mahatma Ghandi’s Autobiography

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

-Pistachio

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Chevda

Favourite meal to eat?

-Dosa

Who was the last person you called?

- My Mother in Law

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

-Shabana

 

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Early Morning Show- Atif Masood

About Atif:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things, what would they be?
-Water, food and my mobile

Favourite childhood memory?
- Bunking school

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?
-Katrina Kaif, to see her innocent face

What always puts a smile on your face?
- Helping others

If you could be a judge on any indian reality tv show, which one would it be and why?
- Not interested

What’s your guilty pleasure?
-Flirting, sometimes

Do you have an odd talent?
-Not really

What would you spend £1000 on?
-Decorating my room

What’s your favourite drink?
-Used to be coca cola but now its Sprite.

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

Which super power would you like to have?
-Becoming invisible

What book should everyone read?
-Quran

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
-Whatever my real name is, in this case Atif

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
-Crunchie McFlurry

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- French toast

Favourite meal to eat?
- Chicken donner or mutton biryani

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
- Medium

Who’s the last person you called?
-Personal

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co-host one show with?
- Sunita, Vicky and Khalil Ahmed

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Late Night Show – Peter P

 

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Peter P brings you the Tuesday Late Night show, with all the latest sounds from Bollywood, Bhangra and Desi Urban/ R& B scenes.

About Peter P

If you were on a dessert island and could only have 3 things what would they be ?
- My phone, a kindle/e-reader loaded with thousands of books and a radio world band radio.

Favourite childhood memory?
- Getting my first bike.

The person you would most like to meet and why ?
- Mahatma Ghandi, and to talk about how he managed to take on the British Empire non-violently.

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality show which one would it be?
- India’s got talent

What is your guilty pleasure?
- Chocolate

Do you have an odd talent?
- I’m a poet, which people don’t expect from me.

What would you spend £1000 on?
- DJ equipment

What is your favourite drink?
- Both tea and coffee

Which super power would you like to have?
- Mind reading

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
- Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- Cereal

Favourite meal to eat?
- Roti and chicken curry

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
- Brown

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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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Bollywood Top Ten

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#1 – Maine Tujko Dekha

Vocals:Neeraj Shridhar & Sukriti Kakar

From the film Golmaal Again starring Ajay Devgan,Parineeti Chopra, Tabu, Arshad Wari, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Kemmu

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#2 – Naach Meri Jaan

Vocals:Kamaal Khan, Nakash Aziz, Dev Negi & Tushar Joshi

From the film Tubelight, starring Salman Khan & Sohail Khan

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#3 – Golmaal Title Track

Vocals:Brijesh Shandilya & Aditi Singh Sharma

From the film Golmaal Again, starring Ajay Devgan,Parineeti Chopra,Tabu, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Sheryas Talpade & Kunal Kemmu

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#4 – Ullu Ka Pattha

Vocals:Arijit Singh & Nikita Gandhi

From the film Jagga Jasoos starring Ranbir Kapoor & Katrina Kaif

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#5 – Aaj Zid

Vocals: Arijit Singh

From the film Aksar 2, starring Zareen Khan, Gautam Rode, Abhinav Shukla & Mohit Madan

 

 

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#6 – Galti Se Mistake

Vocals:Arijit Singh & Amit Mishra

From the film Jagga Jasoos, starring Ranbir Kapoor & Katrina Kaif

 

 

 

 

 

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#7 – Piya More

Vocals: Mika Singh & Neeti Mohan

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

 

 

 

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#8 – Hanste Hanste

Vocals:Yaseer Desai & Palak Muchhal

From the film Ek Haseena Thi Ek Dewana Tha, starring Shiv Darshan, Natasha Fernandes & Upen Patel

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#9 – Bandook Meri Laila

Vocals: Ash King, Jigar Saraiya, Feat Raftaar

From the film  A Gentleman starring Siddharth Malthora & Jacqueline Fernandez

 

 

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#10 – Jaana Ve

Vocals: Arijit Singh

From the film Aksar 2, starring Zareen Khan, Gautham Rode, Abhinav Shukla & Mohit Madan

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Dabangg the Tour

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Date(s) - 16/09/2017
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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/Time
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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