GENRE OF MUSIC: Asian (Indian) classical, Folk songs, Pop songs, Semi Classical Movie Songs, Religious Songs, hymns etc. Mainly in Hindi, Gujarati and Punjabi
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
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,
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 I ndian earthquake.
I am retired and have worked as a marketing officer and recruitment consultant. At
present I am doing a lot of voluntary 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 fund raising for charity, also I enjoy
crosswords and sudoku.