Name: Anju Narang
Show(s): Ghar Sansaar
Home Town: Jaipur, Rajasthan
Education: M.Phil in Sociology
Interest/Hobbies: Yoga, Listening & singing Gurbani, Drawing, Interior decorating
Favorite food: Dahi vada
Life’s Mission: To serve, to live and enjoy every moment of life.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: Because I love Punjabis as they are great people. Also, I really enjoy working with the Punjabi Radio USA team, they are very welcoming.
Inspiration: Gurbani and my family
Profession: Teaching holistic healing and running jewelry business exclusively from Jaipur
Favorite quote: “Mann Niva Mat Uchhi.”
Name: Amarjit Singh Bal
Show(s): Sargi Soch
Home Town: Sathiala, Punjab
Education: M.A Physical Education, N.I.S. PATIALA
Interest/Hobbies: Sports and Punjabi Sahit
Favorite food: Mom’s cooking
Life’s Mission: Do good and Have good.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: Because it represents the voice of the Punjabi community.
Profession: Reality and Mortgage Consultant
Favorite quote: “Live and let live.”
Name: Babu Lal
Hometown: Fiji Islands
Education: Associate Degree
Interests/Hobbies: Driving, Boxing, Soccer
Favorite Food: Any Indian Vegetarian dish
Life Mission: Give good advice and be good to all.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: I appreciate and enjoy Punjabi Radio USA’s programming and spirit, it reminds me of when I used to work on the radio back in Fiji.
Inspiration: Satya mei hi Jayte…Truth is always alive.
Profession: School Bus Driver
Favorite Quote: “Hamesha Sach Bolna”…Always speak the truth
Name: Bimlesh Prasad
Hometown: Fiji Islands
Education: Bachelors Degree, Fiji Institute of Technology Khalsa College, BA Fiji Islands
Interests/Hobbies: Sightseeing, Cooking, Music
Favorite Food: Dhal, Rice, Karela, Kathar
Life Mission: Love all and be loved.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: I enjoy communicating with people so I was happy to see that they are so focused on serving their community. They gave me a chance to communicate with people from all over the world, I love our listeners.
Inspiration: People who are successful.
Favorite Quote: “Jeena yahan, marna yahan, iske siva jaana kahan”...Life is here and death is here, where else can one go.
Name: Balwinder Kaur Khalsa
Show(s): Des O Pardes, Ghar Sansar, Sur Punjab Di
Hometown: Dhamian Kalaan, District Hoshiarpur
Education: BA Political Science, Govt. Hoshiarpur College
Interests/Hobbies: Baking, Walking, Learning
Favorite Food: Maki di Roti te Saron da Saag
Life Mission: To start an independent media platform that belongs to the people and serves as the voice of the Punjabi community. In other words, that is “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
Why Punjabi Radio USA: It is a media platform which overcomes group politics and belongs to the whole Punjabi community. Now with God’s grace, we are on our way to fulfilling this dream.
Inspiration: Gurbani, my family, my Mom
Profession: CFO, Punjabi Radio USA
Favorite Quote: “You are here for a purpose, pursue it.”
Name: Dilpreet Singh
Show(s): Jhilmil Tare
Hometown: San Jose, California
Education: Pursuing Bachelor in Arts
Interests/Hobbies: Soccer, Thumb wrestling, Ping Pong, Coloring, Reading, Kiteflying
Favorite Food: Gulab Jamun, Jalebi, Ladoos, Barfi (in that order J)
Life Mission: To celebrate and share beauty, and joy with others.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: I love its enthusiasm toward serving the community. It is bringing smiles, laughs, and knowledge to people’s homes, that’s something I’m glad to be a part of.
Inspiration: Anything almost. Sometimes I’m walking and I see something, the wind blowing through a tree, and I feel inspired. Other times, when I’m in the company of friends and family and everyone’s having a laugh, that inspires me.
Profession: Full time Student
Favorite Quote: “Don’t let your dreams be dreams.”
Name: Gautam Rishi
Show(s): Ik Khass Mulaqaat
Hometown: Rampura Phul (Bathinda)
Education: Master in Journalism & Mass Communication
Interests/Hobbies: Music, Movies, Internet
Favorite Food: Punjabi food
Life Mission: To be a Nice Person
Why Punjabi Radio USA: To do 'Face to Face' of Prominent Punjabi Personalities to NRI's
Profession: News Editor, Amritsar Times (Punjabi Weekly, published from Sanjose & New York)
Favorite Quote: Sat Shiri Akal ji
Website and Publications: http://amritsartimes.com/
Name: Gurdeep Singh Shergill
Show(s): Shaan Punjab De
Hometown: Fresno, California
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Education, Pursuing Master’s in Educational Administration
Interests/Hobbies: Community Service, Music, Bhangra, Reading
Favorite Food: Saag, Makki Di Roti, Lassi
Life Mission: Help people in need and create a positive & loving community.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: First ever Punjabi radio working on uniting our Punjabi Community. It is a clean & positive media platform.
Inspiration: Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Profession: Educator, Realtor, Radio Host, and Community Activist
Favorite Quote: “Think BIG and Positive!”
Website and Publications: www.gurdeepshergill.com
Name: Gurpreet Sandhawalia
Show(s): Do Aar Diyan Do Paar Diyan
Hometown: Tarn Taran, Punjab
Education: Bachelor in Arts
Interests/Hobbies: Acting, Radio Jockeying, Direction (TV and Film)
Favorite Food: Jo mil jaave (Anything, I am a strict Vegetarian though)
Life Mission: “Mission Impossible.”
Why Punjabi Radio USA: Just after talking to the team I figured that this is a really hardworking team & dedicated team. Also, I love the mission of Punjabi Radio USA.
Inspiration: Every successful person in this world inspires me.
Profession: Acting, Radio Jockeying, Direction (TV and Film)
Favorite Quote: “Don't Be Fukra” (Stop showing off)
Name: Gurjaspal Singh
Show(s): Khuj Ghallan Khuj Geet
Hometown : Kurali, Punjab
Education: Masters in Software Engineering, San Jose State University
Interests/Hobbies: Reading, Hiking, Traveling, Social Work, Watching Movies, Writing, and Bhangra
Favorite Food: Mooli de Paraunthe with Dahi, Burittos, Pad Thai Noodles
Life Mission: To live a peaceful life filled with love and to align myself with the source. I dream of a world free of hatred, ego, jealousy, competition and greed.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: I love the team and mission. Our community always needed a media which would be independent of any political or social views and Punjabi Radio USA did just that. Punjabi Radio USA has a mission of taking the message of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, i.e message of Love, Peace, Equality, Forgiveness and God’s name to the masses. Also, this is the only radio station working to keep the vibrant Punjabi culture alive.
Inspiration: Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Profession: Software Development User Interface Engineer
Favorite Quote: "Sei Pyaare Mel Jinna Milia Tera Naam Chitt Aave."...Dear Lord, Please bless me with the company of those beloved who remind me of the name of YOURS.
Name: Gursharan Singh Gill
Show(s): Office Secretary at Punjabi Radio USA
Hometown: Agra, UP, India (born in Fategarh Sahib)
Education: Diploma in Radar Systems (Indian Air Force)
Interests/Hobbies: Playing outdoor sports, Walking, Storytelling
Favorite Food: Aloo Paraunthe
Life Mission: Become a social worker and virtuous human being.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: Wanted a position with public interaction and that’s what I do here. I love people and I get to interact with people here.
Profession: Retired Radar Specialist from Indian Air Force
Favorite Quote: “It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are stupid.” - GB Shaw
Name: Gursimran Singh
Show(s): Kujh Gallan Kujh Geet, Bollywood Hits, Tuhade Shehr De Vehre
Education: BS Business: Management Information Systems
Interests/Hobbies: Music Production, Photo/video Editing, Bhangra
Favorite Food: Rajma, Motha di Daal
Life Mission: To spread good music to everyone!
Why Punjabi Radio USA: Politically unattached, socially aware, and intrinsically motivated, it is one of the very few media platforms that truly caters to the community.
Inspiration: Nature, Socrates, Kierkegaard
Profession: RJ, Production @ Punjabi Radio USA / Student
Favorite Quote: “There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point… The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it.”
Name: Harbhajan Singh Dhillon
Show(s): Dhan Lekhari Nanaka
Hometown: Chahalpur, Punjab
Education: Bachelor of Arts
Interests/Hobbies: Collecting poetry books, Reading, Writing Poetry
Favorite Food: Saag with Makki de roti
Life Mission: Life is short, do good and be happy.
Why Punjabi Radio: The one true place I feel that tries to keep us in touch with our Punjabi cultural heritage.
Inspiration: The Almighty
Favorite Quote: “A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” -Gandhi
Website and Publications: Sanjhiya Kirna, Mehak Zakhma Di, Haal fakira Da, Dhol Utte Jagg Nachda, Rangeen Mehfil and Dard Ke Asoo
Name: Harjot Singh Khalsa
Show(s): Job and Business Show
Hometown: Halluwal, District Hoshiarpur, Punjab
Education: Bsc Honors, MS Honors, M. Phil in Geology, Panjab University Chandigarh
Interests/Hobbies: Reading, Watching the News
Favorite Food: Dal fulka
Life Mission: To promote education in the Punjabi community.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: Totally independent media platform and in my opinion, the # 1 radio station in the world.
Inspiration: Shri Guru Granth Sahi Ji
Profession: Insurance and Real Estate Broker
Favorite Quote: “Truth is higher and higher still is truthful living.”
Website and Publications: www.khalsainsurance.com
Name: Harvinder Singh Kang
Show(s): Kujh Gallan Kujh geet, Ik khaas mulakaat
Education: Bachelors in Electronics and comm.., GNDU. Masters in VLSI ckt design, SJSU
Interests/Hobbies: Travelling, Interacting with new people, Hiking and social work
Favorite Food: Veg Indian, Amritsari Kulcha
Life Mission: Life mission, To serve community.
Why Punjabi Radio USA:
Inspiration: Back in the day, before the Internet, our stories and wisdom of generations passed on via vaars and sakhis (traditional ballads). People did not have media and ideas traveled slowly.
Now that we are connected, I believe it is the responsibility of every Punjabi who can read this to connect with his/her community, village, town and tell a story about its vibrant social/religious culture of his/her neighborhood. If we dig down, below the surface of unclean Punjab/India, there is a hibernating vibrant community and beautiful culture longing to be re-discovered and reclaimed.
Favorite Quote: “Chu Kaar Az Hamah Heelte Dar Guzasht|| Halaal Ast Burden Ba Shamsheer Dast” When all other methods fail, it is proper to hold the sword in hand.
Name: Inderjeet Singh (Sabi)
Show(s): Kujh Gallan Kujh Geet, Bollywood Hits, Pani ch Madani, Antakshri.
Home Town: Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh
Education: Masters in Electrical Engineering, SJSU Bachelors in Electronics and Control
Interest/Hobbies:Cricket, Comedy Shows, Traveling
Favorite food: Rajma-chawl
Life’s Mission: Live and Enjoy every single moment of Life.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: Because Punjabi Radio USA has not only preserved our culture abroad, but, has taken measurable steps in passing it down to the next generation. It gives me great pride to be a something greater than myself.
Inspiration: Parents and Nana Ji
Profession: RJ, Student
Favorite quote: “Death is the only truth of Life.”
Show(s): World News
Home Town: Jalandhar, Punjab
Education: MS in Chemical Engineering
Interest/Hobbies: Reading, Punjabi Music, Traveling
Favorite food: Anything home cooked.
Life’s Mission: To promote and spread the Punjabi culture.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: Because it’s uniting Punjabis all over the world.
Inspiration: Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Machiavelli, and my father
Profession: Chemical Engineer
Favorite quote: “There is no free lunch”
Name: Jasvinder Singh Bitta
Show Name and Timings: "News" Sunday-Friday 8pm, "Khabar Saar" Thursdays 915pm-10pm
Hometown: Sri Mokhtsar Sahib
Education: MA, BeD History, Punjabi
Interests/Hobbies: Reading and Traveling
Favorite Food: Whatever comes my way, I like my wife’s cooking (Punjabi cuisine)
Life Mission: To create a media platform that covers the latest global/local news in Punjabi
Why Punjabi Radio: An opportunity to work with an independent station that takes Punjabi issues to the masses and like me, believes in the spirit of serving Punjabis Wholeheartedly supports mission of PR USA (spirit of serving Punjabis, take punjabi isssues to the masses) + Punjabi Radio is independent + Huge coverage platform
Inspiration: Those who are hard working. My peers.
Favorite Quote: Delay, Deny, Delude
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Name: Kamal Gill
Show(s): Ik Soch
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
Education: Bachelor of Arts, I am also a self taught person
Interests/Hobbies: Travel, Self improvement, Cooking
Favorite: Food chat bhati
Life Mission: Positive thinking. To help others in need and help kids get off drugs.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: It gave me a platform for me to further my mission and what better way than in my mother tongue.
Inspiration: I am inspired by the Dalai Lama.
Favorite Quote: "When you lose, don’t lose the lesson." –Dalai Lama
Name: Kulbir Singh
Show(s): Late Night Punjabi Songs
Hometown: New Delhi
Education: BE in Electronics & Communication
Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, Music, Swimming, Road trips
Favorite Food: Bhindi, Ghobi Paraunthe, Palak Paneer (I won’t be offended if you send me a pizza, burrito, quesadilla, as long as it’s veggie and yeah, Subway too J)
Life Mission: To maintain and spread humanity.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: To achieve my mission.
Inspiration: I find it everywhere and in everyone.
Profession: Network and Technical Support, Part time Radio Jockey
Favorite Quote: “This is not the end. Move on.” J
Name: Manpreet Kaur Kalra
Show(s): GupShup with Kaurista
Home Town: Newark, California
Education: B.S. in Communication, Boston University
Interest/Hobbies: Web 2.0 in Education, Women’s Empowerment, Writing, Bhangra, Tweeting
Favorite food: Aloo Prantha and Thai Food
Life’s Mission: To positively change public perception worldwide towards Sikhs via social media, while helping Kaurs build their self-confidence—all in a lifetime’s work!
Why Punjabi Radio USA: As a kaum we are facing a sad reality: Punjab is in trouble and at this rate Sikhi may potentially turn into a religion of the past. Farmers in Punjab are committing suicide because of loans with horrifically high interest rates. Drugs are ruining our generation. Girls are being aborted in alleyways. Oh, and don’t forget about all the political corruption. We need to fight back, fix our present state, and preserve our roots. The best way to do all this is through preserving the backbone of any culture -- language. Punjabi Radio effectively accomplishes this.
Inspiration: I derive my inspiration from many individuals -- peers, elders, celebrities, historic figures, etc. The thing they all have in common is that they are big thinkers. I feel no challenge is too large to take on, it just takes dedication and self-confidence. At the end of the day, my Mom (Dr. Kiranpreet Kalra) and Dad (Gurmeet Kalra) provide me with endless inspiration and support -- they have taught me to never give up and make sure I don't even when I am at the verge of it!
Profession: Digital Marketing Manager at TinyPlanets.com, Co-Founder of Kaurista.com
Favorite quote: "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something -- your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever." - Steve Jobs
Name: Masood Mallhi
Show(s): Lehnday Punjab Dian Bangan, Daily News
Hometown: Sheikhupura, Punjab
Education: Diploma in Broadcasting
Interests/Hobbies: Reading poetry, Surfing the internet, Developing Punjabi programming ideas, Searching the latest broadcasting equipment
Favorite Food: All spicy dishes
Life Mission: Dedicate my last drop of blood for Punjabi.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: Punjabi Radio USA is the first radio station broadcasting throughout the world and I support its mission.
Inspiration: Punjabi poet Waris Shah
Favorite Quote: “Main aavanga naal haneriyan de, Deeva fer v banere te baal rakhna.”
Website and Publications: Working on the first ever Radio Broadcasting guide in Punjabi.
Name: Parminder Singh Tiwana
Show(s): Khabar te Nazaar
Home Town: Patiala, Punjab
Education: Punjabi University Patiala MA Journalism, MA Punjabi Honors
Interest/Hobbies: Studying folks and traditions of Punjabi culture, Reading, Walking
Favorite food: My wife’s choori
Life’s Mission: To live in a way that people don’t curse at me at my funeral. I want to leave a good, positive legacy.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: I like the name. It is first platform that unites Punjabis from both Punjabs-- Lehndey and Chardey. Punjabi Radio USA gives me the independence to tell the truth.
Inspiration: I find it everywhere especially when I go on walks, I may encounter a rigshaw driver and find inspiration.
Favorite quote: “Jab lag duniya rahiye Nanak kich suniye kich kahiye”…As long as we are in this world, we should speak of the Lord.
Name: Parveen Masood
Show(s): Lehnday Punjab Dian Bangan “Every Wednesday & Sunday” at 09:15 to 10:00pm
Hometown: Sheikhupura, Punjab
Education: Diploma in Graphic Designing, Pursuing Masters in Punjabi
Interests/Hobbies: Music, Boutique, Fashion design
Favorite Food: Pizza and French Fries
Life Mission: Promote the Punjabi language.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: Punjabi Radio USA is the only Radio Station in the world which is really promoting Punjabi language.
Inspiration: The rich Punjabi culture is my greatest inspiration.
Profession: Punjabi Radio USA announcer and full time Mom
Favorite Quote: the great shalok from my Husband poem, Teri Maan Boli ve bibiya tu kar edhay te maan, Tera shamla hovay oucha teri jag te waday shan
Name: Rajkaranbir Singh
Show(s): Bollywood Hits, Kujh Ghallan Kujh Geet
Hometown: Rayya, Amritsar
Education: Bachelors in Technology, Pursuing Masters in Electrical Engineering
Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, Reading, Music, Swimming
Favorite Food: Dal Fulka
Life Mission: To spread love and happiness.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: It is an independent media platform, always tells and supports the truth, and spreads Gurbani in everyone’s home and heart.
Inspiration: Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s principles “Kirat Karo, Naam Japo, te Vand Shako”
Profession: Full Time Student, Part time Radio Jockey :-)
Favorite Quote: “Farida Bure da Bhala kar, Gussa Man na Handave.”
Name: Rani Kahlon
Show(s): Sur Punjab Di
Hometown: Hasanpura Batala
Education: High School
Interests/Hobbies: Cooking and Singing
Favorite Food: Any Punjabi food does it for me
Life Mission: To see my kids happy and successful and take the name of Punjab to new heights.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: Because it serves the Punjabi language.
Profession: Full Time Housewife
Favorite Quote: “Sarbat da Bhala.”
Name: Simarjit kaur
Show(s): Do Aar diyan do paar diyaan
Education: Post Graduation
Interests/Hobbies: Acting, Radio Jockeying, Singing, Shoppinggggggg
Favorite Food: Chinese, Continental, Italian (Only Veg)
Life Mission: To be a Rock-star
Why Punjabi Radio USA:
Inspiration: Because It connects me to my Culture and My mother tongue
Name: Sonia Sohal Shergill
Show(s): Shaan Punjab De
Hometown: Fresno, California
Education: Associate Degree in Science
Interests/Hobbies: Dancing, Music, Singing, Cooking, Reading
Favorite Food: Indian Food
Life Mission: To achieve my dreams and goals.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: It connects our Punjabi community and is both informational & entertaining.
Inspiration: The lives of our Ten Gurus
Profession: Senior Pharmacy Technician and Radio Host
Favorite Quote: “Successful people consistently do what others can do but don’t.”
Name: Sukha Singh
Show(s): Hukamnama Shri Darbar Sahib
Hometown: Gravesend (UK)
Education: University Degree
Inspiration: Dhan Dhan Sahib Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and all those Gursikhs who live, breath and practice Gurmat
Favorite Quote: “Rise in the early hours of the morning, and take your cleansing bath. Before you go to bed at night, remember to worship the Lord. My Eternal Guru will assist you, even on your most difficult moves; you shall reach your true home in celestial peace and poise. ||3||
Name: Surjit Singh Nanua
Show(s): Dhan Lekhari Nanaka
Hometown: Gurdit Pura, District Patiala, Punjab
Education: MA in English, MA and M.Phil in Punjabi and Urdu
Interests/Hobbies: Writing poetry, Swimming, Horse riding, Car racing, and Gurbani Kirtan
Favorite Food: Homemade Vegetarian Punjabi food
Life Mission: After having served my country, state, family, and mother tongue Punjabi, I am inspired to devote my life for the propagation of the Sikh religion, Punjabi language, and Indian values in the USA.
Why Punjabi Radio: To fulfill my mission and I feel it’s the one true place that tries to keep us in touch with our Punjabi cultural heritage.
Inspiration: Gurbani and poetry
Profession: Former Sergeant in Indian Air Force and District Language Officer/Assistant
Director Language Dept. in Punjab
Favorite Quote: “The woods are lovely, dark, and deep but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.”
Website and Publications: Sankeph Sikh Itihaas, Sikh Rahit Maryada Darshan, Saini Jagat Utpati ate Vikas
Name: Sushil Dosanjh
Show(s): Khabar Saar, Daily News
Hometown: Dosanjh Khalaan, Jalandhar
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Guru Nanak Dev University
Interests/Hobbies: Reading literature, Writing poetry
Favorite Food: Makhi di Roti te Saron da Saag
Life Mission: To play some role in making this world beautiful, even small acts or random moments.
Why Punjabi Radio USA: I love my mom, and my mother tongue is Punjabi Radio. I believe at this time, Punjabi Radio USA is doing the best at serving his mother language.
Inspiration: Boris Polevoy’s “Tale of a True Man”
Favorite Quote: “Live and let live.”