for ISKCON News on Oct. 12, 2011
Nilima Mehra the executive producer of the show and Ananda Vrindavana Dasi the temple president of ISKCON of Washington DC, who is giving a series of talks on Parenting based on the Bhagavad-gita
Devotees from ISKCON of Washington DC are using “idiot box” intelligently; to spread the words of Srila Prabhupada and Lord Krishna.
Global TV Network hosts a weekly show titled “Facets of Religions in India,” with approximate 1.5 million viewers. In this hour long show, religious representatives of many branches in India are given an opportunity to present various aspects of their religion and philosophy. ISKCON of DC has taken a 5 minute slot to present “Krishna Talks.”
Several aspects of Krishna consciousness, specifically from the perspective of practical application are presented in the show. So far talks have been on “Parenting” by Ananda Vrindavana Dasi, “Bhagavad-gita the answer to all problems” by Braja Bihari Das and “Understanding and dealing with karma” by Bhayahari Das.
Susan Hayfiled the studio director shares, “Comments of viewers are many. In general, they are pleased that finally we are able to include ISKCON in this religious TV show.”
Nilima Mehra, one of the executive producers of this show says, “We had been receiving many requests to have ISKCON on the show. I am glad that now it is happening.”
This opportunity has been made possible thanks to Vishakha Dasi, who has sponsored the slots on behalf of ISKCON. She commented, “I hope that we can continue to spread the Holy name via this medium. We can reach the population who is not willing to read or come to the temple but like to watch TV from the comfort of their homes.”
Krishna Talks airs every Saturday in a 5 minute time slot between 1pm to 2pm EST. The channel is called MHZ 1.It's televised on Direct TV, Dish Network, over the air, cable and even non cable.