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Dabba Radio is excited to announce that our independent music show is in the process of recording its first episode.  Sucharita Tyagi, the host of The Underground Sound, has been setting up interviews with industry experts and acoustic studio sessions with bands from all over India, like Something Relevant and Advaita.  We expect the pilot episode to be available online in the coming fortnight.


We’ve been busy delivering presentations to college students across Mumbai explaining the importance of radio journalism and how Dabba Radio intends to fill the void that exists in India.  Students are then encouraged to get involved via Dabba Nods or show production.   It has been wonderful to witness the enthusiasm of students around Mumbai!  We have presented at Xavier’s Institute of Communication (XIC), W.L.C., Wilson, and S.N.D.T.  More colleges still to come.

April’s dabbawallah is Angela Nagarajan, who is Dabba Radio’s first DJ (Dabba Jockey). Angela has been busy reporting on a number of stories around Mumbai, including the protest march undertaken by Maharashtran tribal Adivasis. The concept of internet radio is what attracted her the most; radio is a new platform for Angela who now finds herself searching for a story in every event.

Angela completed a double major in Political Science & English Literature from R.D National College in Bandra in 2007. In 2006 she received the Jonathan Livingston Award for the outstanding student of the year along with best student for NSS (National Social Service). Presently Angela is also an RJ for Mumbai University Students Transmission (MUST) Radio, one of Dabba Radio’s partner organisations.

Angela says that she “loves interacting with people and embarking on those little adventures that entail making a good story absolutely great.” Angela has always wanted to ‘make it’ in media and radio journalism, so Dabba Radio is an exciting platform that will allow her to showcase the best of her abilities.


East Meets West has signed its two hosts: Chris Lydon, a visiting fellow at Brown University, host of Radio Open Source and former NPR host from Boston, will be representing the West. While Sidharth Bhatia, author and former editor at the newspaper DNA, will represent the East.

Bridging the Gap correspondent, Aishwarya Agnihotri, recorded a great piece about child labour in India this month. Dabba Radio will also be presenting to the students of St Anthony’s school in Chembur next week.

Dabba Nods premiered in March with a story about Teach For India, followed by a piece on a protest march undertaken by tribal forest dwellers who accuse the Maharashtran government of ignoring their rights.

Welcome to The Dabba Radio Dish, Dabba Radio’s tell-all.  Show updates are in the dabba on the right and the main course is below. We encourage dialogue; reach us at info@dabbaradio.org