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Voice from the sky for “Bahujan Hitaya;Bahujana Sukhaya”

Yeah, if you are a true Indian you must have atleast once switched on to Vivid bharati and you must have guessed what I mean by “Voice from the sky”.For those who don’t have  any idea about what I am writing  then for their information  it’s about our own AKASHVANI that I would like to blog about this time.

I like to tune to the national broadcasting radio of  Indian government that is All India Radio or Prasar bharathi not merely because I don’t have any other option but I find it entertaining(most of you may disagree with me).But I do agree that I switch to AIR only when other means are all gone. I still remember the day when I visited one of the AIR stations during my school days with my school friends and music teacher. As a part of school’s music team we were there to record some group song and instrumental music recordings for which we received some money.Oh!! How happy I was with the hundred rupees I got .I felt like I have served the country which was very childish of me. I was really astonished after looking at the interiors of the radio station as I had never visited one before. The recording station felt like a mini theatre for me. I recall watching one of my friends playing tabla in the recording room.

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The popular channel on AIR radio, Vivid Bharati service was started in the year 1947 to compete with Radio Ceylon. It marked the beginning of commercial service in Indian broadcasting. Earlier movie songs were a ban on AIR only classical music was allowed. For experimentation commercials were also introduced in 1967.Some of the old popular programmes of Vivid Bharati include “Bhule bhisre geet”, “ Hawa Mahal”, “JaiMala”, “Chhaya Geet” etc.Now Vivid Bharati has also stepped into other countries through its DTH service for listeners throughout the world.

With technological development we have had a boost in electronic media but radio remains the oldest among them. Today there are many private FM stations which of course provide unlimited entertainment.But have you ever heard these stations playing songs for the soldiers who guard our land? I guess no. All the private stations mostly aim at the urban public. It is AIR (All India Radio) that reaches urban and rural areas equally playing songs to all kinds of people.Particularly in India there are still typical houses where the wife gets up early and switches on the radio, the sound of which makes the household alive. Recently that is on July 23rd, 2012 our country’s humble radio broadcaster turned 85.From the war broadcasts to emergency there has been always this Voice from the sky saying “This is All India radio giving you the news.”

So guys do tune to AIR this Independence day. 🙂 You can listen AIR online here :http://vividhbharti.org/listen-on-line/

-Sources

http://www.vividhbharati.org/fpchistoryradiovbs.htm,http://www.friendsofprasarbharati.org/index.htm

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in India, Uncategorized

 

Friendship Day Special…

It’s been long since I have written any post. On the occasion of friendship day thought of resuming by blogging activity for friends who like to read my posts.Thankyou guys for being there everytime and anytime. The following are indeed truly said:

“I count myself in nothing else so happy
As in a soul rememb’ring my good friends.”
– William Shakespeare

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
―C.S Lewis

“There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”
― J.K Rowling ,Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

I still remember my friends dragging me to the rides in Wonder La ,Bangalore on  which I would never step into by my own.There are many more incidents like this for now I’ll keep them to myself 🙂 .Friends are some really nice people to hang out with ,so never let your good friends go away .Always hold them tight.

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2012 in Uncategorized