Tag: Rasika Mathur

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



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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.


Mandeep Banga and Peta Cooper

Founders of Urban Desi Radio

Rasika Mathur in “The Wait” CureSonia.org



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Rasika Mathur promoting how easy it is to become a Bone Marrow Donor, as most of you have heard, Sonia Rai has been diagnosed with leukemia, her chance for survival is finding a bone marrow match. There’s an urgent need for South Asians to step up and become donors. You could be the one to save Sonia’s life. Remember it only takes ONE match.

Rasika’s The Sari (W)rap is currently playing on the Junction until Jan 9th 2010

Bone Marrow Donation Dates For Sonia

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Stocking stuffers from Rukus Avenue



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One of our favorite labels here on the West Coast, Rukus Avenue, has some awesome stocking stuffers for our listeners! Check out Rasika’s Mathur Sari (W)rap a complication of poetry, outrageous humor and spoken word. Rasika was a part of Nick Cannon’s Wild n Out team on MTV, I know it’s been a long road for Rasika, I’ve been waiting for this album for a couple years and I wasn’t disappointed. Most of the lyrics are explicit – but f**king hilarious!

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Sammy Chand, the founder and CEO of Rukus Avenue put out his own album of world beats that will take your ears into a musical orgasm. Over the years Rukus Avenue brought us one of the first South Asian Hip Hop groups Karmacy and solo artist Sandeep. The world beats take me on a wild ride of eastern fusion meets Sammy’s musical talent. Check out Tale of a Crown for those of you who love instrumentals that tells a story.

Host of L.O.L, Rasika Mathur, Comedienne




Rasika Mathur is a stand up, sketch comedienne, and impish little improviser best known for kicking booty and taking names on 4 seasons of MTVs Wild N Out. She speaks out for single and non-traditional Indian women everywhere in her short mockumentary, Nilam Auntie: An International Treasure. Find her rapping about Ganesh and Cremation on her upcoming musical comedy album entitled, “The Sari (W)rap.” She is going to Sundance this weekend as part of “The Taqwacores” Muslim-Punk movement and mayhem, and is currently drumming up many hair-brained schemes regarding money, the earth and love.

Rasika Mathur’s “…I think I’m going to Kamasutra…”



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As promised in one of the UDR video diaries, Rukus Avenue artist Rasika Mathur will be dropping her album soon. She recently posted “I think I’m going to kamasutura” it will be making it’s radio debut on Urban Desi Radio TONIGHT! Be sure to tune in!