WorldSpace Radio

Worldspace Satellite Radio's Channel Surabhi (सुरभि) was India's first and only 24x7 Marathi radio channel. Shripad supported the team with a regular column on the channel's web page on Worldspace Radio's website. The column promoted the radio programmes, audio themes and radio documentaries aired for the listeners.

Shripad wrote this column for about a year. It was especially challenging because the topics were about Marathi culture and the language of communication was English; to appeal to the international audience of Channel Surabhi (सुरभि), Another challenge, the limit of 750 words for each blog entry, which, Shripad enjoyed for all the articles.

Shripad successfully handled a wide range of topics; from Lavani (लावणी), the traditional folk dance-form of Maharashtra; Ekankikas (एकांकिका), the theatrical tradition of rich one-act-plays; Smita Patil (स्मिता पाटील), a well-known and respected Marathi actor and P.L. Deshpande (पु.ल. देशपांडे), the most read and loved multi-faceted Marathi writer, actor and film director. These articles received much needed appreciation and good response from the readers.

Shripad was supported by the web and the radio team of Channel Surabhi (सुरभि).