YJA 2012 Jingle?….Jain Swag?….Dubstep Remix?!?

Come to my “Jain Swag” Session at this year’s YJA Convention taking place in Tampa, FL from July 5th to July 8th!  I will be speaking both Friday and Saturday!!

Also, if you want to order your Jain Swag T-Shirt, which I will be giving away at the convention (Everything related to the T-shirt is under The Urban Nerd Brand’s discretion), please make sure you order it before June 27th!  June 27th will be the last day to order them, so we can get them made in time.  Also, we need at least a 100 orders to fulfill the minimum, so there is a high chance that if your color T-shirt may not be the one chosen out of the 3.  Only one color will get chosen, unless there are over 100 orders for each color T-shirt.  We will email you if there is a change in the order, and will give you the option for a refund.

Order your T-shirt now at http://theurbannerd.storenvy.com




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Posted: June 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Under: Entertainment, Viewpoints | Tags: , , , , ,

Varli Food Festival on Sony TV

So, apparently the episode I did for Sony TV Asia covering the Varli Food Festival (as Raj Jhaveri..not “The Urban Nerd”) that happened in NYC aired in over 130 countries already…..and I had no clue.  It was a 30 minute segment with three commercial breaks…and for those who does not have the Sony TV channel…well you can watch it here!  The episode includes celebrity chefs such as Vikas Khanna, Sanjeev Kapoor, Floyd Cardoz, and friends like Parul “The Cake Designer” Patel, and 92.3 FM’s Jay Dabhi!

Enjoy! =)

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Posted: June 22nd, 2012 | Author: | Under: Entertainment, General, Viewpoints | Tags: , , , ,

The First Annual Anti-Bullying Gala with The NY Giants

It seems like I started a trend to do charity events during birthdays.  Two of my friends wanted to do something similar I did back in January, but wanted me involved in it, as well as host it.  We ended up doing it on May 18th at SPiN NYC, and we had tons of sponsors this time (http://www.antibullygala.com), and the fundraiser was for Bullying.Org.  In all honesty, it was a great turn out, and it was a lot of firsts for people coming to one of my events – but to those people, this wasn’t the best in my eyes.  The Aquarius Charity Affair was quite something else – the quality of that event was close to flawless.  I’m still learning, and I can’t wait until the next fundraiser event I’ll host.

Meantime, check out UrbanAsian’s coverage of the event!

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Posted: June 10th, 2012 | Author: | Under: Entertainment, General, Viewpoints | Tags: , , , , ,

Say What?!? with Salma Khan – UrbanAsianTV

Salma and I decided to start up a weekly show – it was a last minute idea for UrbanAsianTV, and it was a lot of fun! Eventually, the camera and the set will get better – but everything is still experimental.

So here it is, a Goofy Nerd and a former Miss India Illinois discussing events that has been happening in the past week.

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Posted: February 26th, 2012 | Author: | Under: Entertainment, Viewpoints | Tags: , , , , ,

Thank You!

I wanted to say Thank You for attending or supporting this year’s Annual Aquarius Charity Affair. I am truly grateful and genuinely amazed that over 600 people attended the event throughout the night! From all the bar sales, donation box, and my personal donation, we raised about $3000! That’s amazing! This will improve many children’s lives that has leukemia, fund water well drilling equipment in ourder to give clean drinking water to the poverty regions of Africa, and help fund SAMAR to help them organize multiple bone marrow drives – do you know how rare it is to find South Asian matches?! It’s kind people like you that shows so much love and support that inspires me to do as much as I can to make a difference in this world through the entertainment industry. Even though this is not my “day job,” you guys motivate me to spend as much time in improving and growing “The Urban Nerd” brand. Once again, thank you!

Feel free to experience the night all over again by checking out all the 640 photos and the Press Video covered by UrbanAsian at my Facebook Page, http://www.facebook.com/iamtheurbannerd

I want to thank all the people who helped me out, especially my sponsors to make this year’s Aquarius Charity Affair the best one so far.

I want to thank Shaadi.com, Luv the World Clothing, Luxemi, and Convey Clothing – without these wonderful companies, this event would not have been as successful as it was. Please check out their websites. Everyone knows about Shaadi.com – (all you single people out there!), and Luv the World Clothing and Convey Clothing have an amazing collection of clothes, t-shirts, and accessories. They have a great sense of fashion design, and for those who always see me sporting Convey gear – well now you can get them too! What’s amazing about these two clothing companies is that portion of their sales go to different causes and charity funds. This is the reason why I am a HUGE supporter for both brands. Also, check out Luxemi – they have an incredible taste in design when it comes to South Asian jewelry and fashion.

I want to thank Parul “The Cake Designer” Patel, for catering all those delicious cupcakes. Did you know those cupcakes were all EGGLESS!?!? Amazing, right? Also, she was the one who designed the Birthday cake as well, and I just recently had a slice of it not so long ago, and wow, it tasted amazing. Heck, I even preserved and froze a slice, acting like it was a piece of a wedding cake – that’s how good it was. Check her out at: TheCakeDesigner.com. I also want to thank Laurentino’s Pasticceria Caffe for providing all the Chocolate Covered Strawberries for the night, and also want to thank Kyotofu for providing their award winning cupcakes for the VIP room.

I want to say thanks to Manny Singh and the whole Indus Tuesdays team for booking Hudson Terrace as the venue for the event. I want to thank all the DJs for providing the amazing music: DJ Insomnia, DJ Bornswift, DJ Flawless (“Waseem Stark”). Special thanks to the photographers: Julian and Gene.

I want to say thanks to all the people that celebrated their Birthdays at the event (Tina, Maneesh, Neha, Farhan, Sabrina, Monty, Nimesh, Sam, Shazia). I want to thank my Event Planner, Rhea Ghosh, who took half my stress away for this event. If you ever need an event planner, I highly recommend her. I want to thank all the people who also helped out on the day of the event: Sarah, Nirav, Dhaval (for handling and running the Bone Marrow Drive), Akash and Omar.

The raffles were not announced at the party, so I will be contacting each of the names were picked from the raffle box for the giveaways. Thanks for everyone that donated and registered at the bone marrow drive in order to do the raffle! Also, Shaadi.com has given us a promo code to give out to everyone who supported the event – Use Promo Code: “JAN1512” for a 15% discount when signing up for their matrimonial services.

Once again, thanks everyone for all the support and check out all the photos and video at: http://www.facebook.com/iamtheurbannerd!


The Urban Nerd

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Posted: January 26th, 2012 | Author: | Under: Entertainment, General, Viewpoints | Tags: , , , , ,