Rolling Stone Magazine – 10 Best Indian Albums

Posted on February 6, 2009. Filed under: India, Music | Tags: , |

Seems like Rolling Stone Magazine had a one pager on the best Indian Albums of 2008. And to my delight, Motherjane‘s “Maktub” was numero uno! I’ve loved both their albums, and really think they are a class act. Congratulations to Motherjane, and hope they keep making great music.

Get the PDF here for the rest.


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A.R. Rahman Nominated for 3 Oscars

Posted on January 22, 2009. Filed under: India | Tags: , , |

Breaking News : A.R.Rahman has lost out on Oscar nomination for Slumdog Millionaire. Slumdog has been nominated in 3 categories for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Producer. This comes as a shock to Indians after he won the Golden Globe for Original music score.

Rahman has just been nominated for Best Original Score for Slumdog Millionaire for the song “Jai Ho”. This after he wasn’t nominated in the best music category. More coming.

A.R. Rahman has been nominated for THREE oscars! That’s right, 3! The categories are

1. Best Original Score

2. Best Song for “Oh Saya”

3. Best Song for “Jai Ho”

And Slumdog Millionaire has just been nominated for 10 Oscars!

Slumdog has been nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (Simon Beaufoy), Best Picture, Best Original Score (A R Rahman), Best Song (One each for Jai Ho and O Saya), Best editing, Best Sound Mixing (Resul Pookutty), Best Sound Editing (Resul Pookutty), Best Cinematography and Best Director (Danny Boyle) at the Oscars.

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Unforgettable Songs – Part 2

Posted on November 11, 2008. Filed under: Fun, India, Music, Tamil, Thoughts | Tags: , , , , , |

If you missed the first part, check here for golden melodies like “Aye mere watan ke logo” and “Mile sure mera tumhara”

Who can forget “Lakdi ki kathi” from Masoom? Check out the youtube video or download the mp3 below


And the intro of Jungle Book for those who used to watch Doordarshan a long time back?


And an interesting tamil song by an unknown college, a tribute to the ID card system in colleges. Aptly titled ID-Cod


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Unforgettable Songs – Part 1

Posted on October 5, 2006. Filed under: India, Music, Thoughts | Tags: , , , , |

There are times you feel nostalgic on hearing a song. A song that you used to hear regularly when you were a kid, or watch it on TV. A song that really means somthing to the country. Doesnt matter where you belong, iam sure there would be a song that just arouses the patriot in you.

If you had the privilage of living in india when DoorDarshan (DD) was the only available TV station (iam talking about the 1985-1995 period), you would definitely know what i am talking about. For months i have been searching for the classic “Mile Sur Mera Tumhara” video all over the internet. I even went to the extent of sending an email to the DD head. But as usual, there was no reply. After some searching, all i could get was the re-enacted video by MIT students (it is good too!!). Luckily, i stumbled upon the original version on the ever helpful YouTube. The audio/video quality is not good, but this is all we have. Iam sure many would want to see it. So here it is

Too bad DD has stopped airing the video. If anyone can do anything to get it back on air, id be the most greateful person!! Ive a better audio version of the song. So if it helps, im posting the link.

And talking about patriotic songs, who can forget “Aye mere watan ke logo” – the song rendered so beautifully by the immortal Lata Mangeshkar in honor of the brave soldiers who died defending the motherland during the indo-china conflict in 1962. This song moved Jawaharlal Nehru so much, he literally shed tears. I hope the version that i have is the original. Can someone please confirm? Immortal Song indeed!!


Download “Aye mere watan ke log” and “Mile sure mera tumhara”

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