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Did TV9 gay sting operation piss you off?

1Mar

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It sure pissed us off, this isn’t journalism, these so-called journalist need to know that you can’t pull a stunt like this. As we reported, a young man tried to take his life, after his parents saw him on this segment. What TV9 did was put more fuel into the homophobic fire, that keeps people in the closet. Thanks to our friends at Trikone (Manoj) we got a DIRECT email to the legal aid, I would like to encourage our readers to write an email to her expresses your concerns and outrage over this segment.

padmavathi.appala@tv9.net and you can also submit a message to TV9 founder Ravi Dutta right here

But we stronger advise our readers to drop Padmavathi an email.

TV9 “Gay Sting” Transcript

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28Feb

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Yesterday,  we blogged about the irresponsibility of TV9 actions against the Queer Desi Community in AP, they set up a sting operation to expose/humiliate gay men, and it almost cost someone their life – when they tried to commit suicide. If you can’t imagine or understand why this is bad, please read the translation of the program. Due to the sensitive content, the names have been edited out. Thank you Ram Abhireddy for the translation.

English translation :

The Female Reporter starts “A boy trying to pursue Girls is Common but Boys pursuing Boys
has become a Fashion. Gay Culture in Hyderabad is increasing drastically. All the gay men
in Hyderabad go to clubs or pubs once every week or ten days to celebrate. They Drink and
Dance with whomever they want.”

After having shown footage of a club she continues “This is 3 star pub in Secunderabad where
software employees, rich kids and students party on weekends but there is a specialty to
this party, the people you see in the video drunk dancing are Gay. Having got to know about
the Gay Parties the TV 9 team went to investigate and found the truth. Meeting, drinking and
partying like this on weekends has become a ritual to the gay men in this city.”

“Taking private party permission as an excuse all the gay men unite and party. It might sound
astonishing to hear but this is the reality. There are also very popular websites for gay men on
the internet. Planetromeo.com is the most famous website amongst others. The numbers of
users from Andhra Pradesh in this site are 6,500 out of which 4,604 are from Hyderabad alone.
They login, message, chat, meet and celebrate using this site. Any given time, there are about
200 users online on the site from the city. Software Employees and students are most users
who fall prey to this GAY CULTURE.”

“Sexy pictures, fashionable clothes, thrilling behavior and being able to communicate properly
are the weapons used by a gay man to attract another gay Man. The picture that you see is of
Person (D) who happens to be a software engineer who has taken sexy pictures of himself and
uploaded on the site to attract other gay men.”

The change the Picture and the reporter goes, “The guy in this picture is Person(R) who is a
student at JNTU University and lives in the dormitory. TV9 has “trapped” Person(R) after having
seen the pictures and contact information that he uploaded on the profile.”
The Phone Conversation between Person(R) and the “Investigator”

Investigator: Hello
Person® :Who is this?
Investigator: Is Person(R) there?
Person(R): Tell me I am Person(R) speaking
Investigator: You gave me this no on Planet romeo
Person(R):Ya, tell me who is this where r u from?
Investigator:I live in Banjara Hills Hyderabad where are u?
Person(R) :I am currently out of station but I am coming back soon
Investigator: When exactly are you coming back?
Person(R):I am coming back on Monday or Tuesday. Tuesday morning hopefully
Investigator:What are your stats?
Person(R):5.6 ht and 68 wt
Investigator: is it 5.8
Person(R):5.6 your height?

Investigator:I am 5.9, 5 feet 9 inches What are you? Are you a top or a Bottom
Person(R) :I am a top Investigator:so you are a top, what do you like?
Person(R): Foreplay and getting sucked. Where do u stay?
Investigator:I currently live in Banjara Hills
Person(R):Would you have place?
Investigator: ahhhhh
Person(R):Would you have place?
Investigator:I will call you when I have the place, Monday or Tuesday. I will only call you when I
have a place. What do you do?
Person(R): I got to JNTu
Investigator : Jntu? What do you do in JNTu?
Person(R): I study Mtech
Investigator : I can’t hear you properly can you be louder
Person(R): I am studying Mtech

They display another picture. “The person in this picture is Person(S) who is a Software
employee in a well known firm, good salary, lives in Miyapur and loves to go to Gay Parties.
Phone Conversation with Person(S) begins.

Person(S): Hello Who is this?
Reporter : Is Person(S) there?
Person(S): who is on the other side?
Reporter: This is Prashant speaking
Person(S): Prashanth?
Reporter: You gave me your number in PR
Person(S): oh.. ok Tell me
Reporter: Can you be a bit louder I cant hear you
Person(R): Tell me..
Reporter: Where are you Person(S) ?
Person(S): I am at Home currently, tell me
Reporter: Do you have a place now?
Person(S): Yes but my friends are there as of now
Reporter: Are your friends there?
Person(S) : Yes they will be here in an hour
Reporter: Ok What is your Age Person(S)?
Person(S): I am 27
Reporter: 27 oh.. What do you like?
Person(S):I am a versatile and you?
Reporter: Even I am also a versatile yaar
Person(S): ok ok Good to know
Reporter: What else do you like? What do you like on bed?
Person(S): I am telling you naa, I am a versatile, what do you like?
Reporter: ok ok

Phone Conversation ends. The Female Reporter starts talking “A lot of employees in higher
positions, white collared workers, highly qualified students are becoming slaves to lifestyle
which is against nature. Taking this as an advantage some people are blackmailing them.”

After showing a couple more pictures they stop at a picture. “The man in the pic is Person(F),
lives in Mehdipatnam, works at a software firm. To tell the truth, this is a part time job for him.
His actual “dhanda” is blackmailing. Talking to new people, getting sexual pleasures from
them and then black mailing them by taking pictures and videos of them and snatching money
from the same people for those pics and videos is Person(F)’s Job. While some do it for new
pleasures, some get spoilt by friends, others do it for the craving of money, the remaining are
vowed by the lust. Some of them have changed it into a business by capturing teenagers mind
and get them into this hell. Getting them into this Anti-Social lifestyle. In the city, A lot of clubs
give permission to organize gay parties without letting the rest of the world know.”

The Triple Threat – Raj Singh

14Jan

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Raj Singh, another Californian artist ready to take off. He holds the title of DJ, singer and producer. He’s the CEO of Busta Entertainment, but I’m hoping he will shy away from the party promotion scene and establish himself as an artist. He’s worked with folks like Dr. Zeus, Sharmila and Amrinder Gill – just to name a few. According to Raj, he wants to produce a fresh sound and vibe to put California on the map. That’s a lot for one man to take, but if he can juggle these three titles under his belt, he’ll be a force to be reckon with.

Pyar Dhay Hullaria RajSingh by RajSinghMusic

Jeep Tea Gandasi – Raj Singh by RajSinghMusic

Bhain Bhabiye- Raj Singh by RajSinghMusic

Jee Karda Teaser – Jagmeet Singh Jagga

14Jan

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And who says all the Bhangra talent is in the UK, Canada and India? We got some home grown talent in the states we are proud of. Jagga has teased us with a video sample of Jee Karda, he’s is gearing up to release his first album, Tuhi Mera Rab.

Check out Jee Karda

Highway ft. Tiger Jatt – Video Teaser

13Jan

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On facebook, I saw the countdown to Tiger Jatt’s video teaser to his new single Highway. He’s been vibing from coast-to-coast for the past couple of years. His track highway gives you an essence, a taste of what the luxurious fast life is like. In his Official Full Music Video, TJ embezzles the glamorous life spotted with a Bentley, Phantom, and Lambargini. While sipping on Champagne & his favorite Hennessey. While TJ most certainly has a club banger, he’s spotted in the VIP with his crew and the most lavish of them all, gorgeous ladies. Don’t keep us in suspense for long Tiger Jatt, bring it on!


To our amazing listeners, readers, sponsors and friends – Happy Lohri!

13Jan

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We would like to extend our warm wishes from our family to yours a very Happy Lohri! After launching Urban Desi Radio in July 2009, we have got to strengthen bonds between different Desi music scenes from around the world, our shows have evolved from 1170am to Kry Key Radio, where both our shows are currently in the top 48  and we’ve gotten to know our supports through tweets/facebook/social events. We love our Urban Desi, Bhangra and Underground desi music and artists. We would like you to direct your attention to two causes we are currently supporting. First off, as most of you have seen on your facebooks and social networks, Sonia Rai has leukemia, her chance for survival is finding a bone marrow match. Becoming a bone marrow donor as SIMPLE as cleaning your ears, our friend, Rasika Mathur put together this wonderful PSA just to show you how easy it is! Secondly, over the weekend, we launched In Memory of Jagmeet we are trying to raise 1,000 dollars for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in Jagmeet’s name. His family, friends and the community have all come together, we are currently 600 dollars away from our goal. Peta will be walking 18 miles in NYC in June for the AFSP Overnight walk. A very happy Lohri to all of you once again.

Sincerely,

Mandeep Banga and Peta Cooper

Founders of Urban Desi Radio

Bhangra Brothers new album Sun Baliye

13Jan

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Dropping in March, DJ Sikhsta and Rowa are linking up with RDB to produce their album Sun Baliye. Here’s a teaser of what’s yet to come… The Bhangra Brothers are really bringing out the BRUAHHHH in Germany, where they reside. Is Bollywood the next stop for the brothers? They promise their fans after march you will see all new videos, exclusive promos and a brand new website. In the meantime, just bookmark their website – the relaunch is going to be MASSIVE!