Live on Radiocity

Posted in Bangalore, Free Software at 11:56 am by Administrator

Coming to Radio sets near you. Tune in to Radiocity 91 FM on monday 10am to 11am . I will be live on Good Morning Bangalore with Vasanti in Radiocity studios as Bangalore’s chosen one[1].

Some Background:

“Good morning Bangalore” on Radiocity has a quiz context called “Bangalore’s chosen one”. It runs from Monday to Friday at around 10am. It starts on Monady when Vasanti request for profiles of the Bangalore’s chosen one aspirants. Two contestants are selected from the received profiles on Monady to start the contest. Those who wins the contest on Monday will have to take on another the next day and it goes on. The one one who is unbeaten on Friday is selected as Bangalore’s chosen one.

I listen to it everyday and I planned to send my profile. I typed in my profile on Thursday itself and saved the message. It looks like this:

Praveen, Free (as in Freedom) Software evangelist,Radiocity Jam Buster[2], Software Engineer with HP, have won some quizes in school and meet you on Monday 🙂

I sent my profile around 10am. I got a call at 10.16am and it was vasanti from Radiocity ! She has chosen me for the contest which means my profile has been good. Then the contest started.

On Monday and Tuesday ‘Vinay – the architect’ won it, on Wednesday and Thursday ‘Meera – the reasearch scientist’ won it. Friday was the final day and the winners of Friday wil be Bangalore’s chosen one for the week and will come on AIR the next Monday with Vasanti on Good Morning Bangalore.

I was really excited about it when I read out the profile for the listners. Then the quiz started

Question 1: The movie ‘Devdas’ was inspired by a novel. Name the author of the novel ‘Devdas’?
I didn’t know the answer and Meera replied Raveendra Nath Tagore, but that was a wrong answer and we were ready for the second question.
The correct answer is Sarat Chandra Chatterjee.

Question 2: The previous president of India.
I had the answer ready – KR Narayanan (he is a Malayali). I got 1-0 lead.

Quetion 3: Which program Radiocity has on a Monady 4.45pm?
Before I could answer Meera came with ‘Simply Adjust Maadi’. And we are tied !

Tie Breaker: Now who ever answers this question will be Bangalore’s chosen one.
Name the river which means son of the creator?
I came up with Brahmputra first and I am Bangalore’s chosen one.

Now talk to all live tomorrow. Don’t forget
Tune in to Radiocity 91 FM between 10ma nad 11am

[1] I’m Bangalore’s chosen one

[2] I was on air today with Vasanti


  1. B.K.Sreeranganath said,

    March 5, 2006 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Praveen,

    All the Best for ur program in Radi City.

    With regards,

  2. basil said,

    March 5, 2006 at 2:30 pm


  3. vineet said,

    March 6, 2006 at 5:05 am

    java man! way to go 🙂

  4. Kanti said,

    March 6, 2006 at 6:21 am

    Nice to hear you live on Radiocity.
    The poem in the end summed it up all.

    “Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
    Where knowledge is free
    Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
    By narrow domestic walls
    Where words come out from the depth of truth
    Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
    Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
    Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
    Where the mind is led forward by thee
    Into ever-widening thought and action
    Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake”

    Rabindranath Tagore’s Geetanjali

    Hearty congrats


  5. Arun M S said,

    March 12, 2006 at 11:55 am

    i missed it….

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