PERFORMING ARTS, CULTURAL, AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

 

 PERFORMING  ARTS:                               

  • 1956, Acted in Fateh Lohani Directed an advertising,  Film on mustard oil (Salya Kaft Bobo IQ),
  • Full length movie, “Je Nadi Maru Pathe”, directed by Salahuddin  in 1961 with Khan Ataur Rahman Chitra, Subbash Dutta – Nargis, Rowshan Ara
  • Participated in Drama and Recitation in Medical College (1966-72) Hampton Roads Bengali Association (1978-present), BMANA annual meetings (1981-present)
  • Recitation at National Level, NABC, 2001(Boston), 2002(Atlanta), 2003(Los Angeles), 2004 (Baltimore), 2005 (New York)
  • M.C. Hampton Roads Bengali Association Cultural programs (1978 - present)

 

SPEAKER, CULTURAL EVENTS & COMMUNITY SERVICES:            

  • Guest Speaker, Asia Fest, 1998 (May 16, 1998)
  • Speaker, Multicultural Day at Norfolk Academy (Mar.5,1998), March 21st, 2005                                                                                   
  • Thank you note during fund raising diner for Governor Mark Warner (August, 2001), Holiday Inn, Norfolk
  • Member, Leadership Circle, WHRO
  • Member, Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Portsmouth Community Concert
  • Collect Pledge for United Way                                                                                                                                               
  • Member, Parent/Teacher Committee, Norfolk Academy
  • Presented Hinduism, Adult Forum at Christ and Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, Norfolk, VA.     (June 9th & 16th, 2002)
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Hindu Temple of Hampton Roads (1999 – 2001) www.hindutemplehr.org
  • Chairman, Sangeet Sargam (1998- 2001) (Socio - cultural organization to promote Indian performing art.)    www.sangeetsargam.org   
  • Presented New Dimensions Programs at Christ and Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, Norfolk on Hinduism, Mind – Body connection and Wellness (physical, mental & Spiritual), October 8,15,22,29th, 2002
  • Guest host for the movie “Siddhartha” at Naro during the series Light in the Dark, November 4th, 2002
  • Participated in a discussion of Islam at Christ &  St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Norfolk, Jan.14 &28, 2003                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

IN THE MEDIA (TV, RADIO, NEWSPAPER)

 

TV PROGRAMS:                                                               

  • July 19, 2002, Guest Speaker, WAVY 10, TV news at 12:00 noon, discuss heart disease on live TV with Don Roberts and Carolyn Castleberry
  • August 16, 2002, Guest Speaker, Channel 13, TV news at 12:00 noon,  discuss heart disease and American heart walk on live TV with LaSalle Blanks
  • February 26th, 2003  Channel 13 TV news at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM phone bank for heart disease with Kathryn Barrett (625-1313)
  • April 7th, 2003 WAVY-10, TV news at 12:00 Noon with Don Roberts,  Carolyn Castleberry, news at 5:00 PM, reporter Shannon  Powell with Alveta Ewell, Carolyn Castleberry, David Nelson guest speaker on Pulmonary Embolism, NBC Reporter David Bloom died of PE at Iraq
  • May 20th, 2003 Channel 13 TV news at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM phone bank for heart disease with Kathryn Barrett (625-1313) & personal interview
  • Sept.9th, 2003, Guest Speaker, WAVY 10, TV news at 12:00 noon , discuss heart disease on live TV with Don Roberts and Carolyn Castleberry
  • Oct.20th, 2003,  Nexus, Beginning of Life Issue,  (Broadcasted on Cox 11)
  • Nov.17th, 2003  Nexus, End of Life Issue,  (Broadcasted on Cox 11)
  • May 24-25th, 2004 Channel 13 TV news at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM phone bank for heart disease and interview with Kathryn Barrett
  • July 27th, 2004, Interview with Nicole Livas, Fox 43 News about 4-minute Gym. At Norfolk, broadcasted on August 4th, 2004
  • Sept. 14th, 2004  WAVY 10 TV, Live interview, News at noon with Kerri Furey & Don Roberts about President Clinton’s health
  • Sept. 14th, 2004, Telephone interview with WTKR TV3 news reporter Cynthia Brooks about 4 minute Gym and physiology behind it
  • Feb. 21st, 2005  Nexus, When faith healing colloids with modern Medicine,  (Broadcast on COX 11)
  • August 31st, 2005,  Live interview with Stephanie Harris about American Heart Walk, WAVY 10 News, 12 Noon
  • March 4, 2008 TV recording at   WAVY with Don Roberts,  for program Bottom-line
  • September 12, 2009, interview,  Montgomery County Public Television on  Yoga Therapy Camp, Asha Chawla 
  • February 5, 2010 interview by Sandra Parker of TV 13 news on Stress Management and broadcasted during evening news
  • January2, 2011 video recording of yoga class and interview by Lori Johnson of CBN to be broadcasted February 21, 2011, WAVY TV 10 “The 700 Club” 
  • February 4, 2011TV recording at WAVY TV 10 with Don Roberts for program Bottom Line on Heart Health to be broadcasted on February 6, 2011
  • Interview with Nicole Livas of WAVY TV 10 on William J. Broad's NY Times article "How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body" will air at 5:00 pm on WAVY and 10:00 pm on Fox 43 on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.  
  • Interview on Yoga by Nilima Mehra of Global TV Network, Falls Church, VA,  May 10, 2012 broadcasted in July                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

RADIO PROGRAMS:                                                            

  • December 6th, 2002,  Radio program, 89.5, WHRV,  with Cathy Lewis regarding December Dilemma (Hear say)
  • January 13th, 2003,  Radio program, 89.5, WHRV,  with Cathy Lewis regarding Stem Cell Research
  • October 27th, 2006, Radio interview for Heart Walk, Eagle FM 97.3, Jennifer Lewis & Jimmy Ray morning show
  • March 2nd, 2007,  WHRV FM 89.5, House call with Dr. Patricia Raymond
  • September 27, 2007  Health & Healing, One truth many path with David Champion,  WRRW, Williamsburg Public Radio, FM100.9
  • December 13, 2007  Alternative Health & Healing, One truth many path with David Champion,  WRRW,  Williamsburg Public Radio, FM100.9
  • December 17, 2007,  Not My Christmas, Tell Me More with Michelle Martin, NPR show to be broadcasted at  Norfolk, WNSB  FM 91.1
  • July 6, 2009  Recording at Entercom, 236 Clearfield Avenue, Va. Beach, with Natalia Ilchyshyn, Hampton Roads perspective on Yoga Therapy, to be broadcast on July 12, 2009 on Z104, 94.9 the point,  95.7 R&B,  2WD 101.3
  • July 2 and 16, 2013: KLOK 1170 AM, San Francisco, CA,  Radio Interview on Yoga Therapy by Jyoti Saboo and Vijayalakshmi Kashyap
  • May 7, 2015, guest speaker on Yoga Therapy on Unity Online Radio (UOR) program The Yoga Hour with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
  • July 9, 2016, guest speaker radio talk show on Yoga as Medicine, open forum radio, Hum Tum Radio  (KLVL), Houston, Texas, with Neeta Sukhla and Rajan Narayanan 

  

NEWS PAPER ARTICLES, THE  VIRGINIAN PILOT,   DAILY PRESS  AND  OTHERS  

  • June 13th, 2003: My picture and report regarding Governor’s Asian Advisor Board Reporter, Christina Nuckoles
  • October 11, 2004, Telephone interviewed about stem cell research after Christopher Reeves died, published October 12, 2004, Reporter, Philip Walzer
  • July 11, 2006, Telephone interview about CSRF of VWC regarding the new director, The article was published July 23rd, 2005
  • Nov.17th, 2005,   Cherice Williams, Interviewed me at VWC about Hindu  Dharma. To be published
  • Article about George Allen and Macaca my Comments
  • February 15th, 2007 Article on Shivaratri with my Comments
  • June 29th to July 9th, 2007:  Interviewed on iPhone on 06.29.2007, on website and  next day paper on business section,  Monday (July 2nd) in Techtalk, Monday (July 9th, 2007) in  Techtalk  
  • November 30, 2007 Philip Walzer,  Interviewed me on LTD,  published in business section of December 09, 2007 
  • August 9, 2009, "How To Be As Balanced As a Tree - For Free," by Kathy Adams, for Yoga Therapy Camp at Hindu Temple of Hampton Roads. 
  • December 24, 2009:  A Heart Attack Changed My Life, Part 1: You Must be Overworked  -  A Nu Healthy You
  • January 28, 2010:  A Heart Attack Changed My Life, Part 2: Yoga and Integrative Medicine  -  A Nu Healthy You
  • March 11, 2012:  Daily Press: Vascular Surgeon Turns to Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Medicine
  • April 13, 2013:  Virginia Living Magazine: Medicine and Wellness:  Mind over Mat - by Mary Burruss
  • July/August/September 2013: Diversions: Yoga Therapy at The American Theater by Lynda Webb 
  • Interviewed by Drake Baer of New York Magazine for writing a piece on How Yoga Works, September 13, 2016
  • Interviewed by Virginian Pilot reporter Nita Baines, yoga for children at the Temple for a publication in Clipper, October 16, 2016.  The article published on October 30, 2016.
  • November 13, 2016: The Virginian Pilot published Yoga Therapy Demonstration by Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, CAP and his group during India Fest 2016, Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, VA.

 

NEWS PAPER ARTICLES:  GLOBE & MALL (MONTREAL, CANADA)

  • January 4, 2007,  "Heal Me: the Latest Yogic Mantra", my interview with reporter Wency Leung

AWARDS:                                           

  • Research Award for presentation During Surgical Residency
  • Distinguished Teacher's Award Portsmouth Family practice Residents, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA. May 31st, 1985.
  • Bangladesh Medical association of North America, Award for excellent leadership and PromotingBengali Culture, NYC, July 31, 2004
  • Health Care Hero Award by Insider Business, Norfolk, Virginia, February 22, 2011, Norfolk Waterside Marriott
  • Community Service Award,  Taste of India,  Ted Constant Convocation Center, ODU campus, Norfolk, Virginia,  April 22, 2012, award given by John Broderick, President of ODU
  • Champion of Diversity Award, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, ODU, Norfolk, Virginia,  April 16, 2013, award given by John Broderick, President of ODU

  • Received "YOGA  ACHARYA" award by the award committee of Paramanand Institute of Yoga Science and Research, Indore, India for devotion, dedication, service and knowledge in the field of yoga therapy for serving the mankind,  January 8, 2015

  • Recognized at the AAPI (American Association of Physicians of Indian origin) 34th annual convention on July 3, 2016 at Marriott Marquis, NYC during Board of Trusty lunch with a plaque for starting AAPI initiative yoga therapy clinics and "In Recognition as a Great Son of India, Dedicated in Yoga".  

  • Officially inaugurating the first AAPI (American Association of Physicians of Indian origin) Yoga Therapy Clinic at the Hindu Society of Central Florida Temple Hall, Orlando (Casselberry), Florida by lighting the Diya.