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NetIP-NY Charity is Colorblind (CiC) Launch, Empower Through Education, a HUGE success!

NetIP-NY would like to thank everyone who helped make our CiC Launch, where we announced our “Empower Through Education” campaign a HUGE success!

NetIP-NY is excited to partner with UNICEF Schools for Asia program and is striving to raise a $100,000 for Education. Over 50 guests enjoyed a wonderful 3 course lunch at the Michelin star rated Tulsi Restaurant, and helped raise several hundred dollars towards a great cause!

Renita Bakshi, Co-President of NetIP-NY, introduced “Think Change” and “CiC”, while Digant Dave (Co-President of NetIP-NY) talked about the importance of education and giving back. Hima Dasika, Internal Affairs Chair from NetIP North America, spoke about the origins and success of CiC at a local chapter level, its evolvement to a nationwide initiative, and how the contributions of the NetIP-NY community can impact the CiC initiative on both a local, national, and global level.
Ananda Grant from UNICEF, US Foundation was on-hand to present information about UNICEF’s Schools for Asia program, as part of their greater mission to aid the children of the world, and reduce preventable child deaths from 21,000 a day to 0. Sahara ONE was there to cover the event and a special thanks to Surbhi Sahni from Bittersweet NYC for presenting complimentary sweets to all of our attendees.

Please click here for a video summarizing our CiC Launch event.

For more info about NetIP-NY CiC, visit the NetIP CiC Blog.









NetIP North America Launches Charity is Colorblind 2012

It started with one idea, two hospitals and a group of individuals within NetIP Chicago who sought to make an impact in the Chicago community in 2010.  That very idea unfolded into the largest charitable fundraising campaign in NetIP history, Cancer is Colorblind (CiC), raising over $100,000 in the fight against cancer.  

Due to CiC’s overwhelming success, NetIP North America launched Charity is Colorblind throughout its 23 chapters in 2011.

Charity is Colorblind (CiC) is NetIP North America’s initiative to raise funds for charitable causes worldwide.  The CiC initiative seeks to empower all our chapters for grass roots level fundraising.  This initiative has the power to bring chapters together and create a movement to make a tremendous impact on those in need on both a local and global level.  This year, CiC has an Education focus as education is a vital component that should be available to every human being.

CiC has taken off this year because it is contagious.  It’s contagious because not only is charitable giving an emotional giving, it is also one that keeps on giving back.  That’s exactly why chapters are adopting CiC as part of their focused 2012 initiatives….because chapters want to make an impact in their community.  

This year, many chapters are planning large scale CiC campaigns (many with an education focus), which support a diversity of beneficiaries across the globe including UNICEF, Chicago Public Schools (CPS),  Bal Daan, Teach for America, Nanubhai Education Foundation, and much more.  Due to overwhelming chapter support, our 2012 CiC goal is to raise over $250,000 across all 23 chapters benefiting causes and charities all around the globe.  Many chapters including NetIP NY, NetIP Chicago, NetIP Atlanta, and NetIP SFBA are getting ready for their CiC launch events planned in Q1 and Q2.

Please visit your local chapter’s website to learn more about your chapters specific 2012 CiC campaign initiatives and how you can contribute to the cause!


Live from New York City!


Prime Time with NetIP presents Celebrity Chef Jehangir Mehta. Broadcasting LIVE from Graffiti Food and Wine bar in New York with an audience, join NetIP’s brand Strategist Pooja Dhawan and guest co-host Shweta Subramanian of HumDesi Radio. June 7th, 7pm EST.

We invite you to have a listening party and serve up some goodies while you listen to our live show. Download the iPhone app and listen on the go.

Besides being the author of the book Mantra: Rules of Indulgence, (HarperCollins) he was the runner up on the Next Iron Chef, aired on Food Network, and was also on the Martha Stewart show. In collaboration with NetIP New York, all guests in the audience will receive Jehangir’s signed book after the show.

Vote for Jehangir Mehta on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), http://myown.oprah.com/audition/index.html?request=browse

Currently, Jehangir, a former pastry chef to the brilliant Jean-Georges Vongerichten of Jean-Georges fame, is working on a multi-city tour with Whole Foods on a program called Kids Food Adventure with Chef Jehangir, where he teaches children to cook and eat healthy.


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Please join us for a live broadcast, call toll free 1-877-DESI-321 Ext 305 to ask questions during the show.

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About Prime Time with NetIP

NetIP launched its radio show in 2009 and has a large listener ship across its broadcast cities and the web. During this regular show, leading business, financial, arts and media professionals discuss issues such as; surviving the financial turmoil by leveraging South Asian roots; the political voice of South Asians; the face of the 21st century Indian American professional; struggling for the American dream, immigration, economics and much more. The show gets over 6000 listeners on the internet alone. Every show brings NetIP’s social networks to life with questions, comments, status updates and more. Hum Desi Radio is a division of World Band Media, North America’s first Ethnic Digital Radio Network.

NetIP Selects May’s “Event of the Month”

NetIP New York, Film Screening of “Holly”

On Tuesday, May 12th, NetIP NY and Child Rights and You, (CRY), hosted a successful film event that educated attendees about the global problem of child trafficking and to demonstrate how individuals can make a positive difference.  Attended by over 35 participants, the film screening raised funds for the RedLight Children Campaign, a worldwide grassroots initiative generating public awareness and immediate action against child sexploitation.  Producer Guy Jacobson also shared his experiences with the substantial hardships endured in order to shoot the film in Cambodia.  

NetIP North America commends NetIP NY on this well executed and highly popular event!