Saturday, 7 April, 2007

The SAT Chat Show

Special

Issues of municipal sweepers – discussion with authorities and citizens.

  • Municipal Sweepers: M.J. Fancy, Harish Bachubhai, Harish Makwana (Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation)
  • Authorities & Experts: A.K. Shah (sanitation superintendent), M.C. Dave (Health Officer, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation), Jayantibhai Makwana (Director, Solid Waste, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation), Mr. Zalawadia (Municipal Commissioner), Dr. J.V. Solanki (Deputy Health Officer, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation), Dharmendra Patel (Public Health Superintendent), Dr. G.T. Makwana (Deputy Health Officer, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation)
  • Civil Society

Sat Katha (Truth Tales)

Sudhaben Part I

This is the true story of a blind rural woman, Sudhaben Patel, who proves that blindness does not have to be a hindrance to a successful life, and goes on into active and effective village & district politics.

Director: Daxin Bajrange-Chhara
Cameraperson: Hemang Pathak
Editor: Nishit Jadawala
Cast: Kalpana Gagrekar (Sudhaben Patel),
Dilip Bhatt (Father), Tarika Tripathi (Junior Sudha)

Tankshal

Mallika Sarabhai in conversation with Sudarshan Iyankar (Vice Chancellor, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, expert in Gandhian education)

Special: How Anilbhai Patel of Dungerwadi Village in Valsad overcame public apathy and built an overhead tank to store 50,000 litres of water.

SAT PRABHAT

Good news story on the Apsara Self Help Group in Kerala; power breakfast with Chef Khanna; celebrity morning with sculptor-writer Esther David; helpline on rural entrepreneurship; tip of the day on why not to be rude; word of the day UTSAL

Friday, 6 April, 2007

The SAT Chat Show

English versus Gujarati Cont.

Which medium of instruction is best – English or Gujarati? This has been a much debate in Gujarat for over 40 years, and while lip service is paid to Gujarati, why are English medium schools mushrooming?

  • Students: Kalini Khandwala
  • NGOs & Experts: Kalini Khandwala (Educator), Bhakti Tekchandani (Teacher), Diptiben Shah (Founder/Director of English Tutorial School)
  • Civil Society & Parents

Ek Moti Ekalvayu

Saduba

An ordinary 19th century woman whom circumstances forced to become a Satyagrahi. Her act of courage brought down the tyranny of the Marathas and brought together castes and communities.

Director: Mallika Sarabhai & Yadavan Chandran
Cameraperson: Yadavan Chandran
Editor: Yadavan Chandran & Nilang Jariwala
Cast: Hina Trivedi, Sonal Solanki, Gaurang Anand, Heman Trivedi, Dipen Rawal

Tankshal

Aditi Desai in conversation with Kiran Desai (Field Officer, VIKSAT, expert in environment education and communication)

Water: The story of a partnership between the Water and Sanitation Management Organization and Fatehpur Village which brought water and smiles to the villagers.

Water: Dealing with saline water in a coastal village.

Success Story: How Pushpa Parmar turned her life around with an omelet stand.

SAT PRABHAT

Good news story on the women’s dairy at Fatehpura; heritage story on Hutheesing Temple; vox pop on whether children’s TV viewing should be scrutinized; helpline on career counseling for computers; tip on global warming initiatives; word of the day ULAT

Thursday, 5 April, 2007

The SAT Chat Show

English versus Gujarati

Which medium of instruction is best – English or Gujarati? This has been a much debate in Gujarat for over 40 years, and while lip service is paid to Gujarati, why are English medium schools mushrooming?

  • Students: Kalini Khandwala
  • NGOs & Experts: Kalini Khandwala (Educator), Bhakti Tekchandani (Teacher), Diptiben Shah (Founder/Director of English Tutorial School)
  • Civil Society & Parents

Tankshal

Aditi Desai in conversation with Indu Kapoor (Director, Centre for Health, Education Training and Nutrition Awareness, expert on women’s health education)

Health: Malaria awareness for pregnant women.

Water: Why safe drinking water is essential.

Success Story: How Rajeshwari Patel started her own small shop with a low cost loan from SEWA Bank.

SAT PRABHAT

Good news story on how Anna Hazare had transformed the villages of Maharashtra; heritage story on the Shreyas Museum; helpline on mother/daughter tussle on loosing weight; phrase of the day PAGHADI UCHHLVI (to insult); tip of the day feed a child by clicking on the hunger site

Wednesday, 4 April, 2007

The SAT Chat Show

Girl Foeticide Cont.

India, has an devastatingly high rate of female foeticide. What can be done to begin changing the numbers and increase the number of girl children?

  • Police: Sarojben Rathod (Police Constable), Shabnambanu Malak (Police Constable)
  • NGOs & Experts: Manoj Bhavsar (Advocate), Bhushan Oza (Advocate, High Court)
  • Civil Society

Ek Moti Ekalvayu

Valgad (Possessed)

This is the story of two friends, one of whom supposedly commits suicide after being married against her will and pressured into obtaining more and more money for her dowry. The other grieves for the death of her friend so strongly that she is thought to have been possessed by the soul of the other. A look into still-adhered to superstitions.

Director: Nisarg Trivedi
Cameraperson: M. Roopesh
Editor: Nilang Jariwala
Cast: Manali Bhavsar, Puja Soni, Heman Trivedi, Meena Prajapati

Tankshal

Aditi Desai in conversation with Nirali Shah (Founder, Shvaas, expert on community volunteerism)

Water: How the Vasna Cancer Hospital started harvesting water.

Self Help Group: The Rampuri Village Forest Committee working with VAKSAT has started protecting their forests while reaping the economic benefits of forest management.

Self Help Group: Jagruti SHG saved Rs 20,000, and used it as a down payment to get a government loan for 2 lakh to build a road into the village which has energized the village community.

Tuesday, 3 April, 2007

The SAT Chat Show

Girl Foeticide

India, has an devastatingly high rate of female foeticide. What can be done to begin changing the numbers and increase the number of girl children?

  • Police: Sarojben Rathod (Police Constable), Shabnambanu Malak (Police Constable)
  • NGOs & Experts: Manoj Bhavsar (Advocate), Bhushan Oza (Advocate, High Court)
  • Civil Society

Ek Moti Ekalvayu

Gherayel (Surrounded) Part II

A young woman falls in love with the author of her favourite novel, only to discover that he is completely different from his gender sensitive heroes.

Director: Mallika Sarabhai & Yadavan Chandran
Cameraperson: Yadavan Chandran
Editor: Nilang Jariwala
Cast: Zarna Thaker, Nisarg Trivedi

Tankshal

Aditi Desai in conversation with Nitaben Pandya (Director, Maldhari Rural Action Group, expert on animal husbandry education and development)

Water: How an institution like the Gujarat Vidyapeeth started water harvesting.

Economic Empowerment: To encourage inter-caste weddings the government gives the couple Rs 50,000 with proof of marriage

Self Help Group: Naganeshwari SHG in the village of Rupaji and how they have solved the problem of drinking water for their cattle.

SAT PRABHAT

Good news story on Indrani who helps rehabilitate the children of sex workers in Kolkata; heritage story on Center for Environment Education; helpline on blood cancer; vox pop on illegal vehicle driving without licenses; word for the day HAJIYO (yesman)

Monday, 2 April, 2007

The SAT Chat Show

Domestic Violence Cont.

India, like most countries, doesn’t like talking of the number of families where violence occurs. What is the way out for the victim? Do the police help or hinder?

  • Police: Mrs. M.T. Kadvi (Police Inspector), Mrs. M.S. Patel (Police Sub-Inspector)
  • NGOs & Experts: Dr. M.C. Patel, Dr. Prashant Bhimani (Psychologist)
  • Civil Society

Ek Moti Ekalvayu

Gherayel (Surrounded) Part I

A young woman falls in love with the author of her favourite novel, only to discover that he is completely different from his gender sensitive heroes.

Director: Mallika Sarabhai & Yadavan Chandran
Cameraperson: Yadavan Chandran
Editor: Nilang Jariwala
Cast: Zarna Thaker, Nisarg Trivedi

Tankshal

Aditi Desai in conversation with Nitaben Pandya (Director, Maldhari Rural Action Group, expert on animal husbandry education and development)

Water: The Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation starts water harvesting at its industrial sheds in Naroda.

Economic Empowerment: The Kunwarbainu Mameru Scheme to aid women with family incomes of less than Rs 11000 per year.

Self Help Group: The Sai Baba SHG is involved in dairy farming and manages to save Rs 15000 a year.

Sunday, 1 April, 2007

The SAT Chat Show

Special

Issues of rickshaw drivers cont. – discussion with authorities, banks and CNG engine providers.

  • Rickshawala Drivers: Jamnashanker Menariya (driver, CHETNA), Dharmendra Brahmbatt (driver, Ahmedabad School), Bhagvandas R.B. (driver, Ahmedabad School), Govinbhai (driver, Ahmedabad School), J.M Sardar (driver, Ahmedabad School)
  • Authorities & Experts: D.G. Gohil (Traffic Police Inspector), A.S. Patel (Senior Manager, Bank of Baroda)
  • Civil Society

Tankshal

Aditi Desai in conversation with Nafisaben Barot (Executive Director, Unnati, expert on women’s issues and water issues)

Special: How the village Jamvadi solved their perennial water issues and built an overhead water tank.

SAT PRABHAT

Good news story on Arpita Bose saving stray animals in Patna; power breakfast with Chef Khanna; celebrity morning with painter Amit Ambalal; helpline on mouth cancer; tip of the day save petrol by walking short distances rather than taking a vehicle; phrase of the day OKI DATAN JE KARE