GENRE OF MUSIC: Asian (Indian) classical, Folk songs, Pop songs, Semi Classical Movie Songs, Religious Songs, hymns etc. Mainly in Hindi,
Gujarati and Punjabi languages.
LANGUAGE: Hindi, Punjabi and Gujarati, Urdu.
TOPIC OF SHOW: I have called my show Alka's Chillout Show, so I play a variety of songs, I also hold a competition to make patients alert and try
to divert their minds from their suffering. Keep them up to date with local
news, shows (asian) and play songs of the artists, so that they feel that
they have not missed out by being in hospital.
FAVOURITE SONG/SINGER/GROUP: Semi classical hindi songs,
Romantic and religious songs. my favourite singers are Lata Mangshkar, Rahat Ali Khan, Shreya Gosal, Sonu Nigum,
Alka Yagnic, Shankar Mahatlena.
WHAT CHR MEANS TO ME: CHR is the media where patients get most
entertainment, help them feel better, relax, and this means a lot to me.
A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: I am a singer and have done stage shows with
various asian bands. In the 70's an asian song contest was held in
Coventry Cathedral, Our group (band) of which I was the singer came
first, I have also produced and compered a show to raise funds for Orissa cyclone and the Indian
earthquake. I am retired and have worked as a
marketing officer and recruitment consultant. At present I am doing a lot ofvoluntary work,
1) As a JP at Coventry Magistrates Court
2) British Heart Foundation
3) school govenor at Cardinal Wiseman School 4) Assistant secretary at Shree Krishna Temple and of course here at CHR as a presenter, I have good experience in fundraising for charity, also I enjoy crosswords and sudoku.