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Ajmal

Desi Programme

BBC Radio Stoke has had a programme for South Asian listeners for over thirty years. Ajmal Hussain explains the latest version

The ‘Desi Programme’, which goes out on 1503 on the Medium Wave on Monday evenings between 7-9pm, is a show for the South Asian communities of Staffordshire and Cheshire.

You can also listen to the whole show anytime you like here on the internet, using the BBC’s Listen Again service.  Just click on the ‘Listen Again’ button on the right hand side of this page, and you’ll see a link to the Desi Programme.

Desi, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the word, comes from a classical Indian language and means ‘of the country’ - but it now incorporates all aspects of the South Asian Community, be it religion, art, food, music or fashion.

So if you want to get in touch about anything Desi or have a story to tell or an event to promote or even to comment on the latest news story, there are several ways you can get in touch – please do! 
You can call anytime during the show, ie Monday evenings between 7-9pm, on 01782 208008 or text on 07786 202946. 
Any other time you can give BBC Radio Stoke’s reception a call on 01782 208080 to leave me a message, and finally you can email ajmal.stoke@bbc.co.uk 

Of course, stories about the Asian communities in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire are especially welcome.

Music

We have a great selection of music here, playing the latest Bollywood releases like Bachna Ae Haseeno, Drona and recent big hits such as Singh Is Kinng.
The regular Bhangra helpings come from the likes of Jassi Sidhu, Sukshinder Shinda and more. 

Plus every week I try and bring a couple of tracks which take you right back to your youth.

And we never forget the oldies that you grew up with.  We regularly feature legends like Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mohammed Rafi, Lata and many more.  So whether young or old you’ll love the music.
 
If there is something that you would like played or just to dedicate a track to someone special then you can call me directly on 01782 208008 or text on 07786 202946 anytime on Monday between 7-9pm.
Otherwise email anytime on ajmal.stoke@bbc.co.uk

And more…

My regular Bollywood news and gossip will keep you up to date on the latest goings on in Mumbai, from the latest rumours doing the rounds to the new movie releases. 

The What’s On feature brings you local events happening in the area so if you know something is happening or spot something, drop me a line.

Guests galore

If you’re interested in coming on the show for whatever reason, we’ve had an array of guests in over my time in charge. Here are a few of them:

Stoke on Trent Adoption and Fostering Service came in to speak about the lack of ethnic minority carers in Staffordshire and highlighted the fact that many ethnic minority children have to be placed with non-Asian families.

Abdul Wahab, one of the organisers of the annual Urs Mubarak celebrations to honour the Pir Pandariman, came along to promote the event at the Darbar Unique Centre in Stoke on Trent. He also brought along Qari Muhammed Naveed Chishti who kindly performed a naat (religious song) on the show. 

Celebrity Chef Suvir Saran who holds a Michelin star for his New York restaurant and is the author of two widely acclaimed cookbooks has teamed up with Wade Ceramics to bring a selection of kitchenware. It's called the American Masala Collection and was unveiled this week at the BBC Good Food Show...

Plus I've interviewed Bhangra artist DJ H and Bollywood actor, Naseeruddin Shah who starred with Sean Connery in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding, as well as having a number of hits in India.

Internationally acclaimed singer songwriter Raghav is another of my guests. Raghav's songs have won MOBOs and UK Asian Music Awards! You can hear some of the interviews by clicking the links below (you will need Real Player to listen):

Ajmal Hussain

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Show Playlists

Playlist Monday 13th April
Marjaani from Billu Barber /  Bachna Ae Haseeno from Bachna Ae Haseeno / Vaada by Sukshinder Shinda  / Gazab from Aa Dekhen Zara  / Ur Jaa by Niraj Chag & Japjit Kaur  / Sohni Lagudhi by Jassi Sidhu  / Ladki Kyon from Hum Tum  / Jhalak Dikhla Ja from Aksar / Sapano Se Pucho & Japjit Kaur  / Ek Kunwara from Masti
Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi  / Chori Chori from Garam Masala  / Dheere Dheere Se from Aashiqui / Tu Meri Zindagi Hai from Aashiqui  / Suraj Hua Maddham from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Playlist for April 6 2009
Saiyaan from U Me Aur Hum / Nachle Ve from Ta Ra Rum Pum  / Humrahee by Raghav  / Aaja Nachle from Aaja Nachle  / Mere Hath Mein from Fanaa  / Hum Yaar Hain Tumhare from Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya  / Talli Main Talli Ho Gai from Ugly Aur Pugli  / Tu Cheez from Mohra  / Bangles by Melissa Baten & Niraj Chag  / Utha Le Jaunga from Yeh Dil Aashiqana  / Makhana from Heroes  / Barso Re from Guru

Monday 23rd March playlist
Utha Le Jaunga from Yeh Dil Aashiqana / Tere Bina by Hunterz & Ishers / Ishq Ki Galli Vich from No Entry    / Soniye Ve from Kismat Konnection  / Bangles by Melissa Baten & Niraj Chag   / Dil Dooba from Khakee  / Saiyaan from U Me Aur Hum  / Falak Tak from Tashan Tujh Mein Rab  / Dikhta Hai from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi / Ghunghte Mein Chanda Hain from Koyla / Yeh Ishq Hai from Jab We Met  / Sajda from Bhool Bhulaiyaa / Saat Samundar from Vishwatma  / Suraj Hua Madham from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Playlist Monday 9th March 2009
Talli Mein Talli Ho Gai from the film Ugly Aur Pugli / Vaada by Sukshinder Shinda  / Jee Le by Adnan Sami & Shreya Ghoshal  / Barso Re from Guru  / Dekhne Walon Ne from Chori Chori Chupke Chupke / Jee Karda from Singh Is King  / Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire  / Bachna Ae Haseeno from Bachna Ae Haseeno  / Haule Haule from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi  / Halle Re from Neal 'n' Nikki  / Masakali from Delhi-6  / Aaja Nachle from Aaja Nachle

Playlist for seven days from 2nd March 2009

Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega from Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega / Chori Chori from Garam Masala / Love Mera Hit Hit from Billu Barber  / Pardesy by Abrar Ul Haq / Sohni Lagudhi by Jassi Sidhu  / Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi  / Haule Haule from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi  / Dil Ne Yeh Kaha Hai Dil Se from Dhadkan  / Dil De Rani by Juggy D / Jaaneman Chupke Chupke from Muskaan  / Shaadmani from Boxer  / Tu Mujhe Kabool from Khuda Gawah / Saajanji Ghar Aaye from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Playlist Monday 16th Feb
Talli Mein Talli Ho Gai from Ugly Aur Pugli / Aashiqui Meri from 36 China Town  / Makhna from Bade Miyan Chote Miyan  / Har Gabroo by H Dhami  / Ishq Kabhi Kariyo Na from Musafir  / Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi  / Salaam Namaste from Salaam Namaste  / Gazab from Aa Dekhen Zara  / Akhir Tumhain Ana Hain from Yalgaar  / Sohni Lagudhi by Jassi Sidhu  / Pyaar Ki Ek Kahani from Krrish  / Chand Sifarish from Fanaa / Puchhna by Bhinda Aujla feat Mc Lyca / Tum To Thehre Pardesi from Tum To Thehre Pardesi  / Yaara Yaara from Hum Tum

Playlist Monday 9th Feb
Gal Sun by DJ Dips feat Sanj V / Larki Punjaban from Larki Punjaban  / Vaada by Sukshinder Shinda  / Aaja Nachle from Aaja Nachle  / Main Yahaan Hoon from Veer Zaara  / Glassy by Jazzy B / Pardesy by Abrar Ul Haq / Dus Bahane from Dus / Gal Sun by Jinx / Jaoon Kahan from Billu Barber  / Dance Pe Chance from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi  / Bachna Ae Haseeno from Bachna Ae Haseeno  / Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire  / Husn Di Kiven Tareef Likha by Soni Pabla

Playlist for February 2nd
Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire / Mera Babu Chhail by Hema Sardesai  / Thandi Thandi from Hashar  / Kabaddi Kabaddi from Hashar  / Ishq Kabhi Kariyo Na from  / Musafir  / Chori Chori Akhiyan by Shubhra  / Barsaat Ke Din Aaye from Barsaat  / Haule Haule from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi  / Sawaan Di Raat by Jasbir Jassi / Ek Baat Bataoon from Milan  / Majajne by Sukshinder Shinda / Suraj Hua Maddham from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham / Utha Le Jaunga from Yeh Dil Aashiqana  / Humrahee by Raghav

Playlist for seven days from 26th January
Aaja Aaja (C'mon C'mon) by Labh Janjua & Pooja Kumar  /  Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi / Mausam from Kidnap / Tu Cheez from Mohra  / Saiyaan from U  / Me Aur Hum  / Sohni Lagudhi by Jassi Sidhu  /  aa Da Laadla from Dostana  / Chori Chori from Garam Masala  / Talli Mein Talli Ho Gai from the film Ugly Aur Pugli / Tauba Tauba from Kaal / Jaoon Kahan from Billu Barber  / Halla Re from Neal 'n' Nikki / Bulla Ki Jana by Rabbi Shergill  / Har Gabroo by H Dhami 

Playlist for seven days from 12th Jan

Barso Re from Guru/Gal Sun by DJ Dips feat Sanj V/Haule Haule from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi/Fata Fat Pyar Ho Gaya from Love Ke Chakkar Mein/Ishq Hua from Aaja Nachle/Sohni Lagudhi by Jassi Sidhu/Bachna Ae Haseeno from Bachna Ae Haseeno
Jee Le from U Me Aur Hum/Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire/Pehli Nazar from Tera Mera Saath Rahen/Bangles by Melissa Baten & Niraj Chag/Glassy by Jazzy B/Chori Chori from Garam Masala/Khat Par Par Ke by Khiza & Ishers/Chak De India from Chak De! India/Mohbataan Sachian from Mohbataan Sachian

Playlist for for seven days from 5th Jan  

Tera Surroor by Himesh Reshammiya /Nachle Ve from Ta Ra Rum Pum
Vaada by Sukshinder Shinda/ Yaara Yaara from Hum Tum /Larki Punjaban from Larki Punjaban / Hum Yaar Hain Tumhare from Haan..Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya
Kangna by Zeus /Kisi Din Banoongi Main Raja Ki Rani from Raja
Life Banjayegi remix from Bollywood Breaks Volume 1/ Tere Liye from Veer Zaara
Puchhna by Bhinda Aujla feat. MC Lyca/ Pehli Nazar Mein from Race
Talli Mein Talli Ho Gai from the film Ugly Aur Pugli
Mar Javan by Pankaj Khanna feat. Jas Johal & Bharat Goel/Halla Re from Neal 'n' Nikki 
Tere Bina by Hunterz and Ishers

Playlist for for seven days from 29th Dec

Gal Sun by DJ Dips feat Sanj V/ Soni Lagudhi by Jassi Sidhu/ Ni Goriye by Kabir
Mausam from Kidnap /Drona from Drona/ Saiyaan from U Me Aur Hum/ Makhana from Heroes /Jee Karda from Singh Is King/ Falak Tak from Tashan/ Talli Mein Talli Ho Gai from the film Ugly Aur Pugli/ Kabhi Kabhi Aditi Zindagi from Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Bachna Ae Haseeno from Bachna Ae Haseeno/ Ghunghte Mein Chanda Hain from Koyla
Soniye Ve from Kismet Konnection
Oh Mere Yaar Habibi by Hunterz

Playlist for for seven days from 22nd December 2008
Talli Main Talli Ho Gai from the film Ugly Aur Pugli / Bangles by Melissa Baten and Niraj Chag / Aashiqui Meri from the film 36 China Town / Sohni Lagudhi by Jassi Sidhu / Barsaat Ke Din Aaye from the film Barsaat / Christmas Carol from the album Nspire Humrahee by Raghav / Barsaat Ke Mausam Mein from the film Naajayaz / Bachna Ae Haseeno from the film Bachna Ae Haseeno / Vaada by Sukshinder Shinda / Chand Sifarish from the film Fanaa / Pranda by Manjeet Pappu and DJ Vix / Raat Christmas Ki Thi by Asha Bhosle / Ram Jaane from the film Ram Jaane / Dil De Rani by Juggy D / Dhoom Machale from the film Dhoom

Playlist for for seven days from 24th November 2008
Majajne by ADH / Haule Haule from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi / Aaja Nachle from Aaja Nachle / Ladki Kyon from Hum Tum / Bangles by Melissa Baten & Niraj Chag / Chori Chori from Garam Masala / Vaada by Sukshinder Shinda / Tere Bina by Hunterz & Ishers / Barso Re from Guru / Mar Javan by Pankaj Khanna, DJ H & DJ Rags / Aag by Ms Scandalous feat Alyssia / Pyaar Ki Ek Kahani from Krrish / Shut Up & Bounce from Dostana / Piya Piya from Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega

Playlist for for seven days from 17th November 2008
Majajne by Sukshinder Shinda / Sohni Lagudhi by Jassi Sidhu / Chaiyya Chaiyya from the film Dil Se / Saiyaan from the film U Me Aur Hum / Pardesy by Abrar-Ul-Haq / Mehndi Lagake Rakhna from the film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge / Bachna Ae Haseeno from the film Bachna Ae Haseeno / Ishq Hua from the film Aaja Nachle / Salaam Namaste from the film Salaam Namaste / Suraj Hua Maddham from the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham / Mere Hath Mein from the film Fanaa / Haule Haule from the film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi / Nachna Mein Nachna by Jinder Jade / Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai from the film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi / Husn Di Kiven Tareef Likha by Soni Pabla 

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last updated: 20/10/2009 at 14:19
created: 08/10/2008

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