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Aja Mahi – Unplugged



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Aja Mahi with an acoustic twist, this is the new single currently under production by Deeps Pabla and Golden Child Records. Deeps Pabla on tablas and Ishaan doing the vocals/guitar.

7.4 Earthquake rocked Pakistan yesterday…



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Our warm thoughts are with the people of Pakistan and surrounding countries affected by the 7.4 earthquake, as far as we can tell, the earthquake was pin point in a remote desert area on the South west Pakistani boarder, as of yesterday one people was reported dead, damaging reports are still coming in. If we get any links to from the red cross and other volunteer organizations to help the people in Pakistan, we will let you know.

Will Bobby Friction leave the UK?



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These next few weeks will be crucial, as a fan of the Asian Network, in particular, Bobby Friction’s show, he truly inspires me – we will find out if the Asian Network will be off the air for good. In one email exchange with Marc Strippel (BBC employee), back in September, he seemed optimistic.

The station in many ways – despite the ongoing work on the strategic review work there is some really great output and outreach work going on.” according to Mark.

But you can make your calls to complain and to try to save the BBC Asian Network.  03700100222, remember calling from the states at 011 44. Add #savebbcasiannetwork on your twitter.

Last week, on Bobby’s facebook, he wrote… Time to leave the UK for good? he got a massive response from his friends and fans.

  • Daljit Kaur Chhokar que?

    January 11 at 5:18am
  • Imranio Jilanio Nahiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin! #DramaticBollywoodMusic

    January 11 at 5:40am
  • Ian Golding why’s that then. whats up then bobby? who’s upset you bro

    January 11 at 5:43am
  • Heather Lockard-Wheeler What! Where would you go?

    January 11 at 5:43am
  • Nita Duggal No you should not JU K wont be the same without u!

    January 11 at 5:45am
  • Parm Panesar I’ve heard so many people say that recently…

    January 11 at 6:40am ·
  • Bobby Friction Hey..not upset.x As parm has just said, Ive heard a lot of people say it recently…last time I felt a tinge of it was during the last recession in early 90’s….also generally the UK seems to be having problems with multi culturalism at mo, and sometimes I feel like I’m treated like a stranger in this land…last time I felt like that was 70s/early 80s.

    January 11 at 6:48am
  • Fari Bradley How are you treated as a stranger in this land? You’re part of what made it what it is today.

    January 11 at 6:56am
  • Firouzeh Razavi Yeah if I can the chance to im gonna take it! X Its awful here now :-( x

    January 11 at 7:00am ·
  • Padma Aon I did and i returned but prob go again …people also make a place …

    January 11 at 7:01am
  • Heather Lockard-Wheeler Intolerance is everywhere – you think that by this day and age we wouldn’t be so petty … Good luck!

    January 11 at 7:10am ·
  • Bobby Friction I know what u mean Fari…but just try being a brown man with a beard in a town outside the major cities…no one smiles at u even if you’re smiling at them, no one makes eye contact…and the vibes…oh the vibes….I know when I’m getting bad vibes, yaknowwhatimean?

    January 11 at 7:23am ·
  • ‘Ali Zaidi Middlesbrough ain’t so bad. I was there with a beard for 8 years, and no problems (well pretty much).

    January 11 at 7:40am
  • Sledge Vega

    Hey Bobby. Seriously… someone looks weird, doesn’t smile, ignorin you, take a sec and get into offense …… ask for the way, ask for the next cornershop, ask for something, make em talk to you…. make a joke, wish them a nice day and leave them …for good with the feeling they had it wrong….be a scientist in this situation and check if your feeling was rite, because part of your feeling could be self-fulfilling-prophecy... you get the feeling and might not able to shake it off…and thats wot makes tings really difficult then….UK is your turf, man….hold to itSee More

    January 11 at 7:46am
  • Heather Lockard-Wheeler Mr. Sledge Vega I like the way you think! We should all try and operate that way – being nice and kind while maintaining our inner strength.

    January 11 at 7:53am
  • Sledge Vega ‎:) Thanx. They say you learn to fight, to avoid fighting in the end. So everyone of us should be a perfect warrior, i guess …. this is just my way of being a warrior in present life.

    January 11 at 8:13am
  • Bobby Friction Sledge..totally up with yo philosophy…totally practice is too, which is why I said “even if you’re smiling”…can u imagine me being quiet, non cooperative etc? The point is whichever way u look at it, a brown male is treated suspiciously in the ‘regions’ coz of what’s going on in the world right now, and coz of how Britain as a society is dealing with it.xx get what u mean about staying in the UK….its my home & I’d hate to walk away..x

    January 11 at 8:16am
  • Terry Hooligan my thoughts exactly!

    January 11 at 8:24am
  • Rajan Jangda ‘Nfnitm’

    ‎”also generally the UK seems to be having problems with multi culturalism at mo, and sometimes I feel like I’m treated like a stranger in this land…last time I felt like that was 70s/early 80s.” <<< I know exactly what you mean, this seems to be getting more racist, ive experienced it formally, informally, academically, institutionally and socially, ive been hearing cousins who work in motorsport, tv, media and IT say that old proverb “you have to work 3 times harder than the white man to even get noticed”, and everytime i look at people every day i see the divisions becoming more and more evidentSee More

    January 11 at 8:42am ·
  • Sledge Vega

    ‎@Bobby nah bruv, we know you ain’t a quiet type and i totally get your frustration about the whole situation. This is just a reminder …..
    we will always be foreigners, aliens, …some of you guys in britain, me in germany, even in the countries, where our parents were raised, and i guess a lot of ppl out there, whereever they are, will face same things in different ways….if not by race, then in other ways…. this will never change unless humans unite against some extraterrestrials, you know the movies….in the end, it can’t be bout wot happens in the media, the country or wotever, unless we talking bout the masses, the mob (not the mafia-type, the social-type) … if its not about you in the mob or against the mob….. its very often about you and other individuals…… and its your choice to say, yes somethings going down and it has to do with how i look and you start playing this game ( – which is definetely an option -) or you just keep that in mind and say to yourself ‘i don’t play that shit’ at no point of that game. This is a discussion i often have with my own brother. Like i said, i totally feel you…we need to work harder, we have to be more eager to get wot we want, but the strongest of us, are the ones that seems to ignore, what is happening out there….. doesn’t mean that they don’t face it, try to to forget or something….. no …. they just don’t play that game…. ergo i make my own rules by which i am living and home is whereever i decide to be.See More

    January 11 at 8:51am
  • S Endz Neofunk

    Bobby – those EXACT reasons, along with my personal issues with living under David Cameron’s rule (if you remember the encounter that Diamond and I had with him on a plane that was printed in The Guardian), are why that’s exactly what I’m doing. I’m sick to death of this country and i’m in the process of getting my greencard to move to the US permanently later this year. Fuck this backward-ass, institutionally racist country. The system in this country only works for the middle class whites, and all the money/power here stays in the hands of the same families that it’s always been on for hundreds of years…. no coincidence that David Cameron is the descendant of royalty and went to Eton. I’d much rather be somewhere that has elected a minority as their president… meaning that everyone has the same chances to do whatever they want regardless of their ethnic or social status. Plus, every time I’m there I can’t help but feel there’s just WAY more potential for me as a musician. I’m done with the UK, and aside from family and a few close friends, I’m not gonna miss it.See More

    January 11 at 8:54am ·
  • Hetul Chagane i think i just made the wrong decision moving to Portugal to Uk! Uni fees just rised like hell! and its so f word difficult to find a nice decent job without any special contact, oh dam!

    January 11 at 9:54am
  • Rajan Jangda ‘Nfnitm’ ‎@Hetul – plus side is the economy isn’t on the brink of collapse

    January 11 at 9:56am
  • Hetul Chagane thats true lol =)

    January 11 at 10:09am
  • Neil Nebesnuick Do you need a lift to the airport!!

    January 11 at 10:23am
  • Bobby Friction maybe not as militant as S-Endz – i do feel less judged on a day to day level in the US – trouble is America is Freeer than most & more oppressive than most too. America can be as good as god & as evil as satan all in the same day…xxx Still – Good luck with yo green card.x

    January 11 at 10:49am ·
  • S Endz Neofunk

    As a liberal, I’m happy to stay in the “Blue States”…. those are the places that hold the most interest for me anyhow…. Oregon, California, New York, Washington, etc….. most of the “Red States” are places I have little interest in going, like Texas, Alabama, Arizona, Alaska! I can honestly say I have never felt a shred of oppression in the states where people are smart, and vote Democrat…. it’s those Republicans in the Red States who voted for Bush and think that Palin would make a great president that you gotta be afraid of!!!See More

    January 11 at 10:56am ·
  • Rajan Jangda ‘Nfnitm’ and this ‘Tea Party’

    January 11 at 10:57am ·
  • S Endz Neofunk

    Don’t get me started on that moronic Tea Party movement…. they aren’t even a party… just a group of fundamentalist crazy Republicans trying (and failing miserably) at shedding the bad PR associated with the Republicans… unfortunately they’ve made themselves look even dumber in the process… you see that map on Palin’s website with crosshairs over the names/locations of certain Democrats? Then, some psycho shot the Democrat congresswoman in Arizona, one of the people on Palin’s map…. Palin essentially has blood on her hands for promoting these sort of radical ideas…. who would have thought these right wing nutjobs would have been able to find a politician even dumber than George W Bush?See More

    January 11 at 11:03am
  • Ruth Cheshire Could it just be the living in a city thing ? Everyone’s so friendly in our village :) all colours, creeds and blow ins from around the map xx

    January 11 at 11:27am ·
  • Hmd Dhillon Canada welcomes you Bobby anytime! we have our little run in’s here and there but in the most part Canada is the Country of the future! True multi-culturalism! everyone is respected with major ethnic diversity here.

    January 11 at 12:00pm
  • Irfan Hasan I know the feeling Bobby, I’m looking to go Uni this year and then plan to leave for good! plan to go to the Sytes, more space and opportunities and The u.k climate just isn’t good for us Tropical people!

    January 11 at 12:22pm
  • Reza Mann to be honest yaar there aint no “real place” to be anymore. even the land down under sucks now!

    January 11 at 4:56pm
  • Ami Dhillon The doors are always open for you and our Sis all the way in NZ xxxxx

    January 11 at 8:01pm · 
  • Mango Dolly bobby. i’m moving to india, via a quick tour of south, central and north amrika.come with me. i’m serious. big tings aguan. call me x

    January 11 at 8:38pm
  • Filmi Bollygirl time to live with us in NYC…

    January 11 at 8:56pm ·
  • Ninad Satpute Come to India. Everyone looks like you. The food is better. The women prettier. And your music will have more takers,.

    January 11 at 10:49pm ·
  • Rishi Rishpal Rich Come visit me in NYC

    January 12 at 1:18am
  • Sean Dinsmore Bobby, you always looked happy in Bangkok…I’m just sayin’ 😉

    January 12 at 3:37am
  • Pam Sidhu The lost generation…the indians don’t see us as indian and the english don’t see us as english…

    January 12 at 4:30am via Facebook Mobile
  • Bobby Friction ‎@Ami Must visit NZ soon, @Filmi seriously considering dat, @Rishi sooner than you think!, @Sean Oi!!!

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Urban Desi artist Sullee J Speaks about Suicide



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It’s never an easy topic to discuss, whether its our own battles with depression or watching someone else we love go through it and eventually take their own life. This past week, we’ve been thinking of ways to bring awareness about suicide to the Desi community, we are lucky enough to have artists come forward to speak candidly about this topic. Sullee J has gone through his own depression and lost his best friend to suicide. He took his own depression and wrote a poem to share with everyone.


By Sullee J

The pain is sweat
The sweat is tears
The tears are stress
The stress is fear

The fear is neglect
The neglect is a mask
The mask is a wreck
The wreck is the past

The past is a secret
The secret is hidden
The hidden is what im feeling
What im feeling is killing

The killing is bleeding
The bleeding is over flow
The over flow is depression
and its leading me over dose

Petz: Who have you lost to suicide?

Sullee J: One of my best friends, actually hung himself about 2 years ago.

Petz: Where were you when you heard about his death and what was your first reaction?

Sullee J: I was back home in Maryland, they were in New York. I panicked definitely, It’s really hard for me to make friends now days, because not everyone stays real, so when you come across a real friend, and they seem to have left life, it’s hard to understand why you go back to being alone when you want to live the right way. I was hurt, I felt like I lost a part of me, because when you get close to somebody, and you go through things with them, and they just disappear, it’s indescribable. You know it’s not a flu, or a surgery or something where they are gone for a little bit, or going through a phase and will come back, this is death. There is no return, and a part of me will always have the memories shared, and the bond made because it was real.

Petz: What have you done so far to help yourself cope with his death?

Sullee J: Music was a way to cope for me, because I could write my feelings, through poetry, and have it heard by the world, who can relate to the same thing I was going through. The more people you see who’ve gone through the same pain, it’s almost like a circle of people who help each other get through knowing we’re not the only ones who’ve experienced the same situation. Of course, prayer helps, and talking to other friends that were apart of the same group always helps, because everyone who’s close will feel the same pain having lost someone that meant a lot to them. In the end, the best thing you can do really is to accept the reality of death, it’s the hardest thing to do when you know there not coming back, but it’s something you must do in order to live on.

Petz: What’s your fondest memory of him?

Sullee J: There has been many, but right before he died, I still remember the letter he wrote to everybody, which crushed a lot of people in his life. Im not saying it’s the best memory, but every other memory besides this was good, but this is the one that made me just question and wonder how somebody can go through so much pain mentally, and at the same time have so many people in there lives who care enough to help them cope want to kill themselves. It’s still a question to me, because some of us go through way more then the other person, but it’s all up to us how we handle it.

Petz: For those who have thought about killing themselves, what would you say to them?

Sullee J: There is more to life than killing yourself. When you kill yourself, you make others who care for you zombies. I believe suicide is a way of being selfish, because we all have someone who needs us more then we need us at times, and speaking from experience, I know that’s a fact. God will not leave you alone in this world, if anybody you will leave yourself alone by not accepting the fact that there is always someone who will feel your pain and help you through it. Life is beautiful, and we must accept the bumps it gives us. I believe it’s these very same near death experiences which have brought me close enough to God to make these stressful situations seem more so like a phase rather than, this is it. I always tell myself and others, if we drown in yesterday’s ocean, we’ll never find out where today’s wave might help us jump over.  R.I.P. To all the victims of suicide and I send out my prayers and blessings and love to all the families and friends lives it has impacted.

New Beats from UDR Top 60 artist Sullee J



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Sullee J’s  made it to number 13 on UDR top 60 Desi Beats for 2010. He’s come out with a new video. Weakness of Man, which has been receiving loads of airtime all over comcast! Maybe we will see it on MTV? I’m sure Sullee J could revive MTV line up…

Jaagte Raho Bajaate Raho new time on 1170am



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I was sad to hear that Jeev and Noni were going to go off the air, but they are back on Thursday nights from 11pm to 12am. You can listen to them on 1170am or klok1170am.com. As a board op, I had fun with Jeev and Noni, our off air banter and I liked how they weren’t afraid to play different kind of music to get the listeners to open their ears and minds. Not to mention, they didn’t treat me like crap (ahem I know the ones who did are reading this). It was all mutual respect and love. If you got that late night shift on Thursdays, give Jeev and Noni a try!  Join their fanpage