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SAJA: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' wedding and The Cut's cut
The most talked-about wedding since the Royals, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' recent nuptials dominated headlines, Tweets and generated several think pieces - but none more controversial than Mariah Smith's take in The Cut. Published this week, the backlash was enough for the online publication to remove the entire article from their website. What's left is a note from The Cut's editor.
Join Shefali S. Kulkarni of the Washington Post and former SAJA Vice President, in a conversation with journalists and writers about why Priyanka and Nick's wedding was covered in such a controversial spotlight.
Aseem Chabra, author of Priyanka Chopra: The Incredible Story of a Global Bollywood StarMallika Rao, a contributor to The AtlanticElizabeth Segran Ph.D., senior staff writer at Fast CompanyAarti Virani, former SAJA VP, arts and culture writer and contributing editor to Vogue India
Bring your questions and join us!
Note: SAJA invited The Cut to join us in a discussion about Smith's piece, but we did not hear back from the publication's editor-in-chief.
SAJA looks at the Post-US-Election World
Join SAJA Vice President Shefali S. Kulkarni of BBC News and other journalists and experts for a conversation about what the US elections and their aftermath mean for the US in general and South Asian Americans.
Sayu Bhojwani, founder of New American Leaders Project, which works to elect first- and second-gen candidates for office (follow her @SayuBhojwani).Manu Raju, Senior Political Reporter for CNN who has been covering the US Election this year (follow him @mkraju).Arun Venugopal, Reporter of United States of Anxiety, WNYC election podcast (follow him @arunNYC).Congressman-elect Raja Krishnamoorthi who just won the 8th Congressional District race in Illinois (follow him @RajaForCongress).And YOU!
Bring your questions and join us!
BOOKS: The End of Karma By Somini Sengupta
Join SAJA for a live interview with New York Times reporter Somini Sengupta about her new book THE END OF KARMA: Hope and Fury Among India's Young. Sengupta covers the United Nations and was previously the The Times' bureau chief in Dakar and New Delhi. She was born in Calcutta, emigrated in 1975 and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. She was the recipient for the George Polk Award for foreign reporting in 2004. In her new book, Sengupta returns to India after leaving 30 years ago to find the country in a crucial transition. She examines India's complicated contemporary society through the stories of its youth's struggles and aspirations.
Virtual Memorial Service for ARTHUR PAIS
Arthur Pais, writer, journalist, foodie, mentor, died in Jan. 2016. This is a call-in show for friends, fans, and others to discuss his incredible work and legacy. You can join us via phone or computer live on Sunday, March 6, 11 am-noon (9:30 pm in India; other world times here:
If you would like to submit a written tribute that we can read on the air and during the in-person service, please send it to email@example.com. SUBJECT LINE = ARTHUR PAIS.
There are two celebrations of his life:
This virtual service, on Sunday, March 6, 11 am-noon (9:30 pm in India, other world times here: (9:30 pm in India; http://timeanddate.com/s/2y7s ): http://bit.ly/arthurpais3
There's an in-person memorial service for Arthur in NYC on Sunday, March 13, 3-5 pm. Details are here: http://bit.ly/arthurpais1
FILM: SAJA-SAMMA Oscars Episode
SAJA and SAMMA are coming together for their annual BlogTalkRadio conversation about the most glamorous night in Hollywood- the Oscars!
At a time when the Oscars have come under fire for being #oscarsowhite, the Academy has honored a number of South Asians for their work. Among the nominees are Sanjay Patel (Sanjay's Super Team); Asif Kapadia (Amy); Oscar-Winner and SAJA member Sharmeen Obaid (A Girl in the River). And presenting this year is Priyanka Chopra (Quantico).
So come join us on SUNDAY at 11 am to 12 pm ET (9:30 pm to 10:30 pm Bollywood time) as we talk all things Hollywood. Listen via phone (1-347-324-5991) or on your computer:
Hosts Rajan Shah (@RajanCShah; SAMMA co-founder); Sree Sreenivasan (@sree, Chief Digital Officer of @MetMuseum, and SAJA co-founder); Geetika Rudra (@GGGeetika, of breaking news startup Dataminr and SAJA's new SAJA webcasts producer) chat with Gitesh Pandya (CEO and Editor-in-Chief ofboxofficeguru.com); Nimitt Mankad (Producer of Oscar-nominated films); Anisha Jhaveri (@jhavanis, film critic and Sundance Ebert Fellow); and here to talk fashion in film, Noor Brara (@noorbrara, Teen Vogue).
We are also featuring an interview with Oscar-winner Sharmeen Obaid, whose film A Girl In The River is nominated this year for Best Documentary Short.
SPORTS: SAJA-SAMMA Super Bowl 2016
SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, and SAMMA, South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment, present their seventh annual BlogTalkRadio conversation about the biggest day in American sports - from a South Asian perspective.
Join us as hosts Vijay Setlur (@VijaySetlur; who teaches sport, tourism and leisure marketing at Schulich School of Business, York University) & Sree Sreenivasan (@sree, Chief Digital Officer of @MetMuseum) chat with ESPN anchors Kevin Negandhi (@knegandhiESPN) & Adnan Virk (@adnanESPN); Priya Desai (@PriyaDesai), reporter/anchor, Sports Illustrated @SI_Wire; Aditi Kinkhabwala (@akinkhabwala), reporter for the NFL Network and Amar Shah (@Amarshahism), features editor, NFL.com - both calling in on game day from Santa Clara. Also participating is SAMMA co-founder Rajan Shah (@rajanCshah), who’s been involved in marketing campaigns with the NFL and Super Bowl over the past decade; Geetika Rudra (@GGGeetika), who works in breaking news at Dataminr and is new SAJA webcasts coordinator; and Neha Contractor (@NehaSoneji), co-creator of South Asians in Sports, @SAinSports.
Call-in live or send your questions: to firstname.lastname@example.org or @sree or @sajahq or #sajahq
OTHER NFL NOTES: Paraag Marathe is President of the San Francisco 49ers; Sanjay Lal is Wide Receivers Coach of the Buffalo Bills; Megha Parek is Senior VP, General Counsel of the Jacksonville Jaguars. And, of course, the owner of the Jaguars is Shahid Khan [see the glowing "60 Minutes" profile: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50134050n ]
Great topics but the audio quality is awful. Most of the episodes are garbled and hard to follow due to sound issues. Makes the organization seem unprofessional. They take forever to start the show and forever to end it.