Sarathi has produced programmes related to health, social, legal, educational subjects for both audio and visual medium and  has published issue based articles in print media, trans-created subject manuals in-house bulletins, newsletters etc.

Sarathi has an effective network with other media advocacy organizations in New Delhi, Mumbai, Orissa etc.

Sarathi has produced, directed and designed many audio, video and print materials for reputed development organizations (NGOs) like Mahila Samakhya Karnataka, HHS, Cividep, AINA Trust, etc., CMR Group of Institutions, Karnataka State Women’s Development Corporation, Youth Services and Sports Department, Kannada and Culture,

We can proudly mention that our Radio Episodes on Health, HIV/AIDS, Education, Panchayath Raj, Gender, Water, Adolescents, Tobacco, Alcohol, Food and Nutrition, Folk arts etc made by us have been considered A grade.{ Paper clippings will be provided}

Sarathi has Pioneered in producing and directing a 30 minute Documentary film on Film industry workers..  This documentary depicted the social and economic status of the film industry employees. It is the first initiative film in India on HIV & social security perspective film on film industry workers and Junior Artists.

Association with Pollution board- Poster writing workshop– We are pleased to state that Sarathi had earlier conducted a one day workshop with Karnataka State Pollution Board on Poster Writing & Pollution related 5 workshops for Residents Welfare associations on Domestic Solid Waste and Writers workshop with Taranga weekly. { fotos, books will be given}


  • Print media initiatives with Action aid, UNICEF, Department of Information, Education, Police, Women and Child Welfare,
  • Pioneering radio documentaries on All India Radio.
  • Sarathi’s Director D.S. Shamantha first time introduced issue-based reality shows on ETV Kannada in 2002, hosting more than 250 episodes.
  • Sarathi introduced skill development training programs for media professionals in 2002 -2003.
  • Conducted media literacy workshop for students of urban slums and rural areas.

All of these initiatives have reached the community effectively, and given the founders of Sarathi  a deep appreciation as well as lots of experience in the effective use of media for outreach, education and development.

To synthesize the experience of working on gender issues, development and media and to take it to a mass, we conceived the idea of setting up a Community Radio Station. The idea took root in 2007 and with technical assistance from the BECIL started its transmition on August 23rd 2012. The station was given the frequency of FM 90.4. The radio station was named “Jhalak” as it would provide the target population with a glimpse of what they had been missing all these years – informative content, locally relevant and tailored to be informative, fun and progressive.