Thursday, April 27, 2006

Myself and Deepak at Tankus Dhaba , breeding ground for gossips and placement discussions about IIFT with the comfort of homely food.
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me with my close fren ashish in patna

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Page 3 :Indian idol II - Behind the talent

Indian Idol II: what’s behind the talent hunt?

I wanted to write about Indian Idol few days back , but its good that I am writing it today after the so called much publicized glamour stricken finale. Well, does it really searches talent, seems a bit cynical.
I have full confidence in public and if public feel that Sandeep is the Indian Idol, I respect their sentiments though my wishes were with Karunay.
Without raising any finger on the singers who participated in so called talent search, I feel that there is some fundamental flaw with the talent search process. The Judges seems to look at some other perspective as more important while selecting the singers in the preliminary round.
I was watching the program Sare Gama on T.V and found that the talent coming in Sare Gama sounded classically much better than the Indian Idol. Though I don’t have any knowledge about classical music, but I feel even a lay man can identify a good singer and you don’t need to be a Nigam or Malik or Khan to judge them. After all it’s the masses that make RD or Kishore or Lata or Asha and not a bunch of band master.
I hope if any Indian Idol III takes place, it will make some changes in its preliminary selection process and look at parameters which truly identifies great singers , as the anchor says Indian Idol is the “Betaz Badshah” of Indian Music .
I have no concerns about what goes behind the talent search, as the anchors were once discussing, sorry gossiping in front of camera that how this so called music composer gives breaks to most of the ladies participant and how the choreographer turned director searches for the AXE effect.
Best wishes to the Indian Idol participant and hope to see a better structured transparent part III next time.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

A tribute to Rajkumar

I had only heard the name of the Kannada icon Anna vuru aka Rajkumar before witnessing his greatness. The day he died I was in airport and my brother informed me to reach home ASAP. I never thought that within 15 minutes of his dying there would be a huge traffic jam. I was lucky enough to reach home before the mega jam , but not all the public. Many BPO employees had to stay in their office itself. The situation was such that not even a small paan shop was opened on that day. Seemed as if the city had seized. The cable walla stopped all the entertainment channels except news; thank god they spared the news channel.
The day when he was cremated saw a huge sea of people, of which few were creating violence, which I am sure Dr. Rajkumar would have never liked if he saw that.
The policemen were not spared either and a footage was shown in which a constable was beaten badly by the public on CNN IBN. Infact CNN IBN made very good coverage after the local channels.
At last , I would like to say that in south India the actors are considered god like figure and its amazing to see the public affection .
I also express my tribute to the icon and am impressed by his humbleness throughout his life which made him such a big icon.

Friday, April 14, 2006

coming back to my blog

hi frens, i had a pause in my writings on the blog . I had been to my home town in Bihar and was away from this communication medium for a while.
I am now in banglore and back to my fav. passtime of surfing net . will be writing my experience about the atmosphere after the death of kannada icon Dr. Rajkumar soon and also some comments on indian idol -II .