|Meena comes from a rich heritage. A Bengali from Kolkatta
India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Her parents developed this
unique bond in a home with two religions, Hinduism and Islam
which opened a new world for her. Tolerance, patience,
acceptance and love were the key words that surrounded her
Meena stepped into broadcasting and teaching by accident and
not by design, an adventure that would change the course of her
life as a career woman in Pakistan, a developing country. These
were honorable professions from all standards, especially in a
patriarchal society where job-seeking women are often susceptible
to a number of misinterpretations.
She has been trained at BBC London in broadcasting disciplines such
as interviewing, news reporting, production, and editing, and she has sixteen years of extensive communication
production experience in television and radio broadcasting in both Pakistan and the U.S.
|Meena had an illustrious career as a news anchor-woman on TV/radio, and it was during this time that several independent
awards were bestowed on her. As an Anchorwoman for Pakistan National News, she received the
National Graduate Award and the National Council of Arts Award.
Meena Ji's Story Telling performances at the Smithsonian and the
Brooklyn Museum of Art which required dramatic interpretation
of the 15th century Moghul Art received exceptionally good
reviews in the local papers. She continues to serve as an
ambassador of goodwill by promoting Asian Classical Poetry on
the Poet's of the old world in the form of an internet and cable
Radio show titled "The Dead Poet's Forum" with Fairfax Public
Access live online radio at 3pm. every Sunday. Her
critically acclaimed program showcases the Classical Poetry of
Khayam, Rumi, Ghalib, Tagore, Rehman Baba, Gibran and
Kalidasa. And many more.
To listen to Meen Ji's Radio show, go to fcac.org and click on "Radio", click the drop down menu and choose WEBR. Check out the schedule of the week and enjoy this program which will help you discover your roots. Her critically acclaimed program
showcases the Classical Poetry of Khayam, Rumi, Ghalib, Tagore,
Rehman Baba, Gibran and Kalidasa. And many more.