Launching Arya Bhatta – A new Radio Serial, under the banner of Radio Mathematics on Radio Active CR 90.4MHz

Set in Byrasandra Jayanagar East,   the story revolves around the journey of the main protagonist Arya, the daughter of a domestic worker Mangala, and her growing up years. Her tryst with mathematics in her day-to -day life is the twist in this 180 episode long soap opera scheduled to be broadcast every alternate day between 2.30 to 3.00pm and repeat broadcast from 7.00 to 7.30pm and 9.00 to 9.30pm on the same day and 12.30 to 1.00pm the next day and is being launched on 1st November 2014

“Arya Bhatta”, throws light on the life of domestic workers, their families, their hopes, aspirations, dreams, commitments, struggles, and tears through the lens of mathematics.  Mathematics is much more than an arithmetic or algebra equation, the show explores our everyday world with mathematics. Feel it, touch it and experience mathematics through Arya Bhatta

The project is catalyzed and supported by NCSTC, Department of Science & Technology”, with the objective of appreciating the importance of mathematics in our daily life, and produced by the domestic worker community and Radio Active CR 90.4 MHz.

In addition to the serial, the show will have three additional segments – My Mathematics Stories, Atta Patta and Question of the Day.  The segment on the stories will see about 500 domestic workers share their mathematics stories. Atta Patta, will feature “Rani”, the dog solving mathematics puzzles through storytelling and games along with Lavanya

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Cast

Arya ( Main protagonist):  Ms. Varsha

Mangala ( Arya’s mother ):  Ms. Mangala

Rani  ( Arya’s dog) : Bonnie- a street dog housed at Radio Active

Tabassum ( Neighbour &  Scrap Dealer) : Ms. Tabassum

Pramila ( Neighbour) : Ms. Pramila

Chitra (NGO Coordinator at APSA) : Ms. Chitra

Aarti  ( History Professor and employer) : Ms. Ramya

Venkatesh ( Arya’s father) : Mr. Surendra

Putta ( Arya’s brother) : Mr. Hidyath

Khushi ( Aarti ‘s daughter ) : Ms. Harsha

Mayank ( Aarti’s husband, Scientist) : Mr. Marwan Abubaker

Mangala’s mother Jayamma: Ms. Jayamma

Employer 1 Vijaya : Ms. Vijaya

Employer 2: Padma: Ms. Padma Priya

Atta Patta Segment: Ms. Lavanya, Ms. Priyanka  Mr. Hidyath and Bonnie ( the dog)

My Maths Stories Segment : ( Shared by domestic workers – Chanara kala, Lingamma, Gangadevi, Prameela, Sunitha, Sulochana, Sukanya, Nazima, Rukhayya, Munilakshmi, Nasin, Nazima , Nasrin Taj, Simraan, Shavar, Shamshaad , Amreen, Shakeela Banu, Zulekha Shameem, Sumayya, Asskam, Azam , Sadaf, Mumtaaz, Shakeela banu, Seema, ShakeelabanAshraf, Shataaj, Saroja , Sarala, Kumaari, Sandhya, Jaya, Kamala, Nagamma , Merry, Devi, Susemari, Roohisulathna, Kavitha, Mohisena, Sameena Taj, Sairaya Banu, Shakier, Renuka, Shakier, Renuka, Shamshal, Shakila, Shanaz, Nazeema, laszana, Shabeena, Tarnuan , Akhila, Shabana, Najabuanisa, Salana Parveen, Akhila bai, Janu, Rooy, Salma, Shabana, Lakshmi, Taseena, Kamala, Kepamma, Magala, Govramma, Mena, Sushila, Dodathayamma, Rangamma, veramma, Narayamma, Pushpa, latha, Shrirantha, Shivamma, Kasarbanu, Suraiea, Yasmipanu, Sabhiha, Sahirabanu, Rayathjan, Shanasa, Geetha, Fathima, Goramma N, Hajira Begum, Neelu, Jameela, Fathima, Keppamma, Kosara banu, Kumudha.BT, Kumudha.Neelu, Magala N, Menna N, Mubeena Neelu, Murgamma Neelu, Nasrin.BT, Nasrin Fathima, Parashkthi, Parveen taj, Parvin Taj, Rayanthejana, Rehana Fathima, Sabiya, Sahera banu, Selvi Fathima, Shabbrin Fathima, Shalini Neelu, Shanase, Shivamma N, Suguna and more…

Jingles : Mr. Jeevan Claude

Post Production: Ms. Manjula & Mr. Hidyath

Narrator: Ms. Lavanya

Mathematics Concepts: Mr. Ujwal, Ms. Aarti Sudharshan and Ms. Ramya

Scripting Support: Ms. Ramya and Mr. Syed Hidyath

Support: APSA

Project Coordinator: Ms. Ramya

Mentored by Pinky Chandran

Advisory Committee Members: Ms. Arathi Sudarshan- Assistant Professor, Jain University; Mr. Vijaykumar S. Sarvade – Nominee Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat; Mr. Sreekanteswara Swamy – Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Dr. Sreedher- NCSTC Nominee and Ms. Pinky Chandran – Director, Radio Active CR 90.4MHz

In addition, the program will also be available on i-radiolive.com and www.edaa.com

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