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The Sound of Friendship in Media

In English

“The radio station at the heart of an India-GDR friendship: The untold story of a shared history is now coming to light”, Gauri Sharma, 09.01.2022. 

Story on RBI, The Sound of Friendship and its making based on Interviews with Anandita Bajpai 

India Today, India

How the radio made the world a smaller, better place”, Tatsam Mukherjee, 14.03.2022. 

Interview with Anandita Bajpai 

ZMO Bulettin, Germany

"Radio's Warm Wavelengths in the Cold War: 'The Sound of Friendship' Filmscreening 19.10.2021, Lena Herzog and Anandita Bajpai, Dec. 2021, pp 8-9. 

Article on the first private screening of The Sound of Friendship. 

In German

Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Germany

"Lenin-Club": Der DDR-Auslandssender RBI hatte Fans in Indien (Podcast), Hartwig Vens, 10.01.2023. 

Interview with Anandita Bajpai 

Politik & Kultur (Zeitung des Deutschen Kulturrates, Newspaper of the German Cultural Council) 

"DDR-Auslandsrundfunk: Warme Wellenlängen im Kalten Krieg Das Hindi-Programm des DDR-Auslandsrundfunks"Theresa Brüheim, Nov., 2021.

Interview with Anandita Bajpai 

Radioeins RBB, Germany

"Erinnerungen: Indien und Radio Berlin International", Kai Ludwig, 30.01.2022.

Article on The Sound of Friendship

Zeitreisen Nalepafunk: Momentaufnahmen, Berlin

"Der Klang der Freundschaft – ein neuer Dokumentarfilm über Radiogeschichte zwischen der DDR und Indien", Elisabeth Heller, 25.10.2021. 

Article on the first private screening of The Sound of Friendship in the erstwhile Funkhaus (broadcasting station building), Berlin 

In Hindi

Prabhat Khabar, Saharsa, India

"स्विट्ज़रलैंड में फिल्म फेस्टिवल में दिखेगी मधेपुरा में फिल्मायी 'द साउंड ऑफ़ फ्रेंडशिप'" ( Documentary Film 'The Sound of Friendship', filmed in Madhepura, will be screened at a festival in Switzerland), Chandan, 22.12.2022.

Article on The Sound of Friendship 

Prabhat Khabar, Patna, India

"हाशिए पर धकेले गये लोगों को जोड़ने वाला रेडियो"Shehanshah Alam, 03.12.2021.

Interview with Arvind Srivasatava  

Deshbandhu Samachar, India

"भारत-जर्मन संबंधों पर आधारित फिल्म 'द साउंड आफ फे्रंडशिप" (The Sound of Friendship: A film on India- GDR Relations), Shehanshah Alam, 28.11.2021.

Interview with Arvind Srivastava 

Dainik Bhaskar, Madhepura, India

"खुशखबरी:मधेपुरा में बनी फिल्म की बर्लिन में 19 अक्टूबर को होगी स्क्रिनिंग" (Film made in Madhepura will be screened on October 19 in Berlin), 12.10.2021.

Article on the first private screening of The Sound of Friendship


Our Stories in Press

The Sound of Friendship is an attempt to trace the warmth of ties established across two continents in times of the Cold War. The shooting in Madhepura, Bihar was completed in 2019. The filming in Germany (Berlin, Rösrath) took place in 2020 and 2021. The film has been extensively covered by media channels, newspapers, radio podcasts and magazines in German, English and Hindi. With the ongoing coverage on 100 years of radio, Warm Wavelengths has received new-found media interest and appreciation. We are happy to provide a viewing-link to those interested in reviewing the film.

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Leibniz-Zentrum Moderne Orient, Berlin (ZMO)

Modernes Indien in Deutschen Archiven (MIDA)
Deutsches Rundfunk Archiv, Potsdam (DRA)

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