Thursday, October 11, 2007

SRGMP: The Story

Noreen is a staff writer for the Chicago Tribune and working on a story for the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa finals this Saturday. She'd love to hear your thoughts if you live in the Chicago area. You can reach her at: 312 222 3253.

Her deadline is tonight.

33 comments:

ritha said...

Arre waah! Now SRGMP is gonna get coverage in amru papers???? What more info do u have abt this Aspi? Am really curious how this show caught their attention!

Aspi said...

Honestly I don't know - probably doing a story around South Asian interests in a city that has a sizable population that subscribes to the Trib.

Anonymous said...

Can you let her know about Raja mania :))

Aspi said...

I told her he's likely to win thanks to Himesh.

Anonymous said...

Apsi u r awesome, ur posts have me in splits ..its become my fav mood booster rt now..never a dull moment ..keep it up

Kanan said...

Aspi, you should ask her to just check out your blog and the captions. She will get enough inside info about the whole show and much more. LOL!! You truly rock!

Aspi said...

anon and kanan, thanks!

The story comes out Saturday

Manish said...

Aspi, will the Akhil Chicago Himesh Prashansak Mandal and its president be featured in the story?

Manish said...

Aspi, keep a copy of the story for me. Noreen had a long list of questions for me too.

Aspi said...

manish, I will keep a copy for you. I don't think Noreen knows who HR is fully well yet :)

Saritha said...

My bad,didn't see this in the morn.Now, why only chicagoans,why not the rest of the US?

Mind Rush said...

Aspi now you get to jostle for elbow space on the front page of the Trib along with the mob trial and the Daley tax on water?

Judging by the august company you will keep, looks like you and SRGMP have indeed arrived!

Aspi said...

Saritha, I think Noreena wanted a local angle to the story. Not sure: probably being scheduled in a local supplement.

Mind Rush, I've always wanted to join the mob but never made it past the bitch slap trials.

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Hey...something totally unrelated..Aspi dude..how do i become a permanent part of this webpage???i mean do i need 2 subscribe or sumthin???I want ma thumbnail pics too:(

Aspi said...

All right, SkD! The second non-Shekhar related comment from you today. The tide might be turning :)

No problem with the thumbnails - all you have to do is create a gmail account and upload your picture to your profile. Then post comments as a logged in gmail user and your picture will automatically show up with each comment you post.

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Thnks Aspi..actually, just wantd Shekhoo to see me in case he got curious...:-)...so, it was not completely non-Shekhoo comment after all.;-)

Shekhar Ki said...

I hope ma pic's visible now...

Shekhar Ki said...

no it aint...woe to me..aspi mann wat's rong???y cant i see ma pic?

Aspi said...

Shekhar Ki (which sounds like a gaali to me but kudos for being enterprising), you need to upload your pic to a photo hosting site (like say imageshack or photobucket). Then link to it in your gmail profile under "Photograph->Photo URL"

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

hey aspi..thanks for image help..lol...and for the "gaali" bit..bludy gmail..lol..hope u can see ma pic now...

Manish said...

Aspi the Superstar. Here it is.

Aneek, Aspi? I am sending you the ID silver spoon a a special gift.

uffff said...

WTF aspi's fave is Oneek???

now i am questioning my decision to post here on a regular basis

also that article is so effin biased.. at least raja's fans haven't stooped down to O-Neek fans' levels...

gosh

Aspi said...

Oh hey thx for the link Manish. Having done this before I figure no matter what you say you end up sounding like an idiot in print :)

uffff, I've mentioned multiple times on this blog that Aneek is my favorite but I've enjoyed almost everyone else on SRGMP.

Having said that you do have a point about Raja not getting much play in the article. I talked quite a bit about him and mentioned that my money would be on him. Stuff gets edited out if it isn't flowing right.

Where did Noreen get the Raja Hasan door-to-door thing from? Manish, you?

Saritha said...

Thanks Manish for the link.

Aspi Havewala on Chicago Tribune....whoo...good going.

Cheers....a cuppa hot ginger chai.

Who ever wins,cheers to SRGMP too(I can't believe Iam saying this....)

Manish said...

Yes a lot of stuff was from me - not just Raja, Bikaner and the politicians. I did speak a lot about Aneek and Amanat too. But it seems she was bent upon creating the rivalry bit.

Mind Rush said...

Too bad about the Aneek quote...I second Aspi's observations. No matter what you say, you do get misquoted.
Tip for the future: I have resorted to sending comments via email to reporters and journalists when asked for comments. Some quality publications even have a second person who calls you back to confirm if you are being quoted correctly. Hope Trib and Noreen are taking note.

Sidekick said...

congratulations, aspi! mainstream US newspaper no less. the blog has truly arrived...........

Aspi said...

To be fair to Noreen - I wasn't misquoted at all. Of all the things I said, having that line by Aneek there all by itself just sounded super silly.

Like a true Himesh fan, I am enjoying sounding like an idiot.

Rupal said...

Hmm... You are a Palatine Resident. I live up north, Vernon Hills.

I always thought you would be Arora/Lemont/Naperville Resident. Second guess was Shaumburg. Ask me not, why.

Mind Rush said...

but, Rupal, WHY???

Aspi said...

This is much better than Mum, who read the article in a hurry and called to say "Beta, why did they say you lived in Palestine!"

Rupal said...

minsrush, When I have no asnwers, I tell my kids ... "Because I said so :)"

Aspi, it is funny, but when I read the article I thought folks not familiar with Chicagoland area, would read it as Palestine ...

Anyways, if you work in the vicinity, I would like to meet you during lunch time. I work at Deerfield.

Aspi said...

Rupal, shoot me an email at ahavewala{at}gmail or you can always find me on Facebook - your choice.