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As Earthbeat shuts its doors at Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the Sonologue team also said goodbye to the Earthbeat India edition that we produced in English and Hindi for two years. For two years, the Sonologue-produced magazine style program ran in Hindi on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month and in English on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month on All India Radio.

Earthbeat India says farewell

Our story on Parsi speed dating made it into TSWI's "it's complicated" valentine's special :) The Parsis are an ancient Indian minority in danger of dying out – they’re not intermarrying enough. So I spent an evening of Parsis-only speed dating, to see if some singles could make a Zoroastrian love connection

It’s complicated: Parsi speed dating on TSWI

The song goes: Love Hurts. But the tragic fact is that in some places in the world, it does more than that – it kills. India is one of those places. Here's my report on someone who's trying to be part of the solution to the problem of honor killings...

love commandos – south asia wired

At Sewri, an industrial suburb near Mumbai, you can find a treat for tired eyes. Along the backdrop of industry and with the whistle of a train ringing through the air, like rose petals clustered on glass, you can see a flock of real live flamingos - a thousand of them calmly rocking on the waves.

Pink Guests in Maximum City

A graffiti project has been launched in India that’s about more than just spray cans and eluding authority. Actually, “The Wall Project” is a sort of “graffiti for good”, for a sense of common space, aesthetics and a whole lot more — follow the RNW link to listen to the program (click the |> play button 😉 and stream it from the Earthbeat page) or listen to just my clip […]

graffiti for good-Mumbai’s Wall Project

Radio Netherlands partners AIR for co-production,, Jan 2010, by Anita Iyer MUMBAI: Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) has entered into a new partnership with All India Radio (AIR) for co-production of a show – Earth Beat. Both organisations will work together in the co production called Earth Beat India. The programme will be broadcast nationally by AIR in English and Hindi every two weeks. RNW had partnered with the Gyaan […]

radio& – RNW+AIR partner for Earthbeat

For their Valentine's day special, RNW featured two stories from India. The first is about Karishma Shah and her trials in 'arranged dating' Click on the play button in the embedded player under the link that says "Arranged Dating Hell" The second is about the inspirational Prabha Panse who match makes for the disabled.

Love Stories on RNW