Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Muted Music

TV condition: muted
channel tuned : V

Musicians put so much effort in the video album that sometimes its an indicator of the quality of music and the caliber of musician. Ideally the theme of the video goes with the music like Rabbi Shergil's "Bulla shah"... Sufi Music and very abstract theme of the video. Rabbi and his ever changing guitars in all spectrum of the society. Nowadays it has become the style of every "philosophically inclined" Musician like this fellow Raghav Dixit. the song was "Hey Bhagwan" (TV was muted so cant help with the lyrics ;) ) so this guy including his crew was clad in Lungie and playing electric guitar with street urchins and the backdrop was all graffiti-ed. well Interesting video. now if the artist has "soulful" music then shooting in the desert is the only choice. having a story in the video is also common. If the song is a romantic number with a pinch of sadness then either hero or heroine is ghost-ified or limited to a picture on the wall and the other fellow will be in flashback all the time singing and dancing around the trees. If the singer is confident about his/her looks than he/she is the main protagonist otherwise he ll just hang around while the hired models are doing on-screen pyar and taqrar.
Another Hot trend these days is NRI HipHopers. I wonder why so many Desi artists are trying it than any other genre. Is it gangster lifestyle, or these artists identify themselves with the underdogs or may be this style of music is so casual that anyone can try his hands on it and become a star. only these HipHopers can tell.

Friday, March 14, 2008

letters

magar likhwaye koi usko khat, to hamse likhawaye
hui subah aur ghar se kaan par rakhkar qalam nikle

Thursday, March 13, 2008

headlines today

In this satellite age one gets at least 10 news channels covering every nook and corner of the the world. There are days when you have nothing better to do than skipping channels, today was one such day when some virus increased my body temperature to 103 and relieved me from usual office stuff.I tell you with all the technological advancements news has also come of age,Now every news is a breaking news and remains so even after infinite repeat telecasts. Some of the top stories of the day:

Mahabali Khali
So Mahabali Khalii decided to take a revenge against Gora pehalwans. He is barpao kehar all around.The big Haryanvi is on a rampage. This was such a big peiece of news that two days down and Khali is still the top news.
Raja vs Badshah
Mr perfectionist(read Amir khan) issued a statement "Shahrukh likes to come second." (in light humor I suppose ) and triggered the clash of Khans. Shahrukh tried to avoid the controversy in most defensive/sensible manner but the no matter what Shahrukh says his words will be used in "I am the best" battle. hmmm even Mr perfectionist can't always be politically correct.
Cricketers ki Pathshala
Apna dhoni decided to graduate after gaining stardom and news channels got the masala. So report cards of all the teams members are arranged and their marks discussed. There were also Iamges of Papa Yograj singh brimming with MERA_NAAM_KAREGA_ROSHAN feelings and telling how his son got 76% in BCom. Interestingly enough the channels found a connection between the choice of economics as a graduation option and success of Yuvraj's carrier.
Ranbir in, Ranveer out
Lately Deepika Padukone has been linked up with every celebrity who is under 30 years of age and has 'Y' chromosomes. So after Dhoni was out Yuvraj was in. But the channels managed to find the "Pyar Hua Iqerar Hua" moment between Ranbir kapoor and Deepika Ji, well god bless the love birds whosoever they are.
Hathi mere Sathi
One poor elephant decided to do the "Prince act". His friend elephant no-2 was trying to bring him/her (they dint mention the gender in any of the coverage) out of the dug. Some good fellas saw them struggling and helped the elephant "Prince". As always paparazzi also reached the venue and event was made a festival of TRPs, I am still wondering who has taken the responsibility to send the elephant "Prince" to school this time.
Ishant Sharma, Baal Ki Khal and Katerina Kaif
The New Poster boy of Indian cricket got a new hair cut. So he has to explain the new look to the media as if he handles a razor and scissor in the office instead of leather balls.Sharma who is still in the process of getting used to flashbulbs accidentally mentioned Katrina and the channels got a new SansaniKhej link-up. Now after watching the "Vishesh" and "Breaking News" again and again, I am not sure if he was talking about using his fat paycheck from SRK and company for Caterina victims or asking for a new role opposite Katerina Kaif.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Lets Spice it up

i like it :)

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

To the men in blue

Sunday, March 02, 2008

10 men in blue and a God

Today we have the first final against Aussies, and the experts says the key to win these games is the right composition of the team. So the team is playing with 3 quickies, 2 spinners, 1 keeper, 4 batsmen and the God "Sachin Tendulkar".
Nothing is left to say about him. He is the only one competition and inspiration to himself in true sense. 28k+ runs , 81 centuries, 138 50's, 196 wickets and 561 matches in total ODIs and tests... a Super Human record book by any standard. The Shots that he plays are impossible to believe unless you see them in execution.
In this ongoing tour he played 2 such shots on 2 consecutive balls of Brett Lee in 3rd test. Shifting his weight on front foot, taking the ball at the middle of bat, firm grip, accurate timing according to nano clock standards, precise placement and the ball racing to the boundary. perfect is a word which falls short for defining the shots. He did not score much in that inning. But those 2 shots were worth waiting for 5 days and it prompted Sunny Gavaskar to comment "We are lucky to born in these times and witness this little man playing."