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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bollywood Breakdown - The Love Song

In our second episode, Mariam and Carl decode an important part of Bollywood - the love song, as well as giving their top 10 picks in the last decade.

Below are Youtube links to the videos with English subtitles:
10)Jashn-e-bahara - Jodha Akbar
9) Suraj Hua Madham - K3G
8) Bol Na Halke Halke - Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
7) Roshni Se - Asoka
5) Zara Zara - Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein
5) Kal Ho Na Ho - Kal Ho Na Ho
4) Tum Se Hi - Jab We Met
3) Khuda Jaane - Bachna Ae Haseeno
2) Main Agar Kahoon - Om Shanti Om
1) Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai - Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

This was aired on CHRW during the Arts Bulletin on April 12, 2011.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The lowdown on zines

As a part of our current affairs show, I was assigned a field piece. So tipped off by my classmate Ed (of von Something-something), I set off to the Indie Media fair at the London Central Library.

And here's what I came up with:

This was aired on CHRW on April 6th, 2011 and as a part of the Arts Bulletin on April 12th, 2011.

Decoder Episode 1

In this episode:
- How London's politicians use Twitter
- What is a zine?
- The power of 'Like' button on Facebook

Join hosts Ian and Meg as they decode the media's message.

Hosts: Ian Jacobs and Meg Radford
Sound: Ed von Aderkas
Producer/Director: Angela Richardson
Stories by:
Political tweets - Alix Matthews-Mahe
Zines - Mariam Ahmad
Social Capital - Bethany Cairns and Matt Walker

Aired on CHRW on April 6th, 2011.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Almost done and Potterwatch

A year ago, I was in Dubai packing my life up into two suitcases and heading over to London (Ontario, not UK) to begin a new life as a journalist.

Now I'm almost at the end of my degree and I've certainly come a long way. So have my classmates. Some have launched online portfolios, while other have started podcasts (as you can see on the links sidebar). We've begun collaborations and in a sense formed an informal media network, with a variety of content and programming.

So do check out my classmates' podcast, Potterwatch. I've made a guest appearance: