Tindy C – Leicester Belgrave Mela – 11 Jul 11


This year, Fox decided to cover the 25th anniversary of Leicester Belgrave Mela. The Mela celebrates the culture of the South Asian Communities in Leicester, as there’s high percentage of such communities living in Leicester.

This was a one-off programme, covered by Tindy C who looked at various things at the Mela: The Mela Bazaar (lots of food, fashion, jewelry & artwork); Stage 25 (local performers showcasing their talent) & the Entertainment stage (bollywood & belly dancing, bhangra & beatboxing).

Tindy C (Desi Girl*) caught up with a few of the performers; some of the stall holders; random people enjoying their day and even spoke to the British Heart Foundation.

We were trying to capture what the Mela encompasses and what a rich heritage Leicester has; and the fact that you don’t have to be Asian to enjoy the mela! We tried to bring the busy ‘hustle and bustle’ of the mela to patients bedsides. We had positive feedback from our audience.

*‘Desi’ usually means anyone who is from the Indian subcontinent – but doesn’t live there.


About Tindy C

Hi, I'm Tindy C and through a substantial change in my personal circumstances I have found expression through radio and the written word invaluable. I am a lawyer by profession, but am now metamorphosing, as I realize that my pursuit of happiness lies not within the confines of a ‘stuffy’ job, but by having the freedom and encouragement to be creative. I have since 2006 been working at Radio Fox, based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. This year at the Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA) Awards, my coverage of the Leicester Belgrave Mela 2011 won the Bronze Award in the Special Event Category. I was also honoured to be shortlisted – this year & last year in the Best Female Presenter category. This is a National Awards Ceremony covering the UK. My show at Radio Fox. ‘The Tindy C Show’ has 2 sections- ‘Talk’ & ‘Desi-Fever’. In Talk, I interview various people (including health care professionals, therapists, charities, other organisations & other inspirational people. I also discuss news items. In Desi-Fever, I bring listeners the very best in all things Bhangra & Bollywood – including interviews with the stars, great music, gossip, reviews (film, theatre, books) plus much more. I have also resumed my passion of writing and within my Blog you will find evidence of my random ‘rants and raves’, alongside excerpts from the Radio.

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