Saturday, November 05, 2011

Poetry Mohalla on Bol Hyderabad 90.4fm

With joy and tredpidation in equal measure, I give you...

Poetry Mohalla
on the University of Hyderabad's community radio, Bol Hyderabad 90.4fm.

A few months ago, I was asked to host a poetry programme on the UoH's community radio. At that point, it was mostly music. I was, of course, delighted, but I couldn't for the life of me imagine how I'd do one episode a week, week after week. I mean, sure, there's plenty of poetry out there and one can always read something out; but I also want this to be a programme where we talk about poetry.

At this point, a few hours away from the first broadcast, I don't know how the whole thing will go, but I'm hoping it will go well. There's a lot of exciting stuff lined up and I hope you will tune in every week to listen. If you can't, the episodes will soon be archived on the Bol Hyderabad website.

For now, these are the details:

Poetry Mohalla will air on Saturdays from 3 to 3:30 p.m. with a repeat broadcast at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. You can listen to it by clicking on 'Listen Live'  here. 

I'm happy to take requests; if you want to record yourself reading poetry and contribute to the programme, please do so! You can mail suggestions, MP3s and feedback to 

There will also be another interesting programme that begins this weekend, called 'Caught in Passing', where there will be conversations with interesting people who happen to be passing through Hyd. This programmewill air on Sundays at 3 p.m. with a repeat broadcast on Thursdays at 7 p.m.


Banno said...

Wow, that sounds really interesting. I hope it gets on to the archive soon, so I can catch up with it.

S. said...

This sounds awesome and very exciting :-) Will definitely tune in.

Razer said...

Is this still running?..

Space Bar said...

razer: Yes it is. Do tune in.