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bodhiTree – hai meri tauba tauba!

Sutta by Zeest rocked (It still does!) India sometime back!

 

In the same way some guys from XLRI formed a band called bodhiTree and their song GMD. I liked the music ( though the lyrics made me think twice ;)), and searched for more songs by bodhiTree, and all the songs rocked. I recommend:

XL ki kudiyan

Performed by:
Written by: Rohit Munjal (XLer – 2003)
Vocals: Satadru Bagchi
Background Vocals/Agonised Screams: Jishnu Dasgupta, Abhishek Narain
Bass: Jishnu Dasgupta
Guitars: Abhishek Narain
Tabla: S. Chandrasekhar

GMD ( Not for Kids )

Performed by:
Vocals
: Satadru Bagchi
Background Vocals/Mumblings: Abhishek Narain
Guitars: Abhishek Narain, Bharat
Bass: Jishnu Dasgupta
Drum programming (featured) Chetan Verma (SAE, Chennai)

Sabka Katega

Performed by:
Written by: Satadru Bagchi
Vocals: Satadru Bagchi
Background Vocals/Mumblings: Abhishek Narain
Guitars: Abhishek Narain
Bass: Jishnu Dasgupta

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You can also find out more about bodhiTree here and here.

End of a great F1 era…

You lived a great life Schumi! : )

Main aisa kyun hun?

Why am I like this?

I am sure this is one question most of us ask ourselves… and mostly we (especially I)  never find an answer for.

This amazing song by the Javed Akhtar from the movie Lakshya, composed superbly by the Shankar Ehsaan Loy trio and with some great dancing by Hritik ( choreographed by Prabhu Deva ), I felt suits me the most! …


Main aisa kyun hoon
Main jaisa hoon main waisa kyun hoon
Karna hai kya mujhko ye maine kab hai jaana
Lagta hai gaaunga zindagi bhar bas ye gaana
Hoga jaane mera ab kya 
Koyi toh bataaye mujhe 
Gadbad hai ye sab kya 
Koyi samjhaaye mujhe 

Main aisa kyun hoon
Main jaisa hoon main waisa kyun hoon 
Ab mujhko ye hai karna, ab mujhe woh karna hai
Aakhir kyun main na jaanoon, kya hai ke jo karna hai
Lagta hai ab jo seedha, kal mujhe lagega ulta
Dekho na main hoon jaise, bilkul ulta phulta

Bad loonga main abhi kya 
Maanoon toh kya maaanon main 
Sudhroonga main kabhi kya 
Ye bhi toh na jaanoon main

Jaane ab mera, hona kya hai
Lagta hai tumko kya
Jaane ab mera, hona kya hai

Kya main hoon jaisa bas waisa rahoonga?

Karna hai kya mujhko ye maine kab hai jaana
Lagta hai gaaunga zindagi bhar bas ye gaana

Hoga jaane mera ab kya
Koyi toh bataaye mujhe
Gadbad hai ye sab kya
Koyi samjhaaye mujhe

Main aisa kyun hoon

Main aisa aisa aisa hi hoon!!
Each line, it seems is written for me.

Why am I like this?

Hope to find an answer soon!

Happy Birthday President!

“Thinking is progress. Non-thinking is stagnation of the individual, organisation and the country. Thinking leads to action. Knowledge without action is useless and irrelevant. Knowledge with action, converts adversity into prosperity. 

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam  

If every one had the same thoughts for our country as him, then today we would have been living in a heaven called India!

Rahman out of Om Shanti Om!

Rahman is out of Farah Khans Om Shanti Om, her next venture with Shahrukh after Main Hoon Na!

Why?

Read the article by Subhash Jha in the Newspaper Mid-day.

 “I can’t run to music companies every time I need to use my own
song,” says the composer

A R Rahman has decided to put his foot down and protest against the
prevailing practices in Bollywood. The music composer is going all
out to campaign for securing the financial rights of composers and
lyricists, and even producers.

As a first step to furthering this ‘movement’ Rahman has withdrawn
from Farah Khan’s next film. “I’m not doing Farah Khan’s Om Shanti
Om. But that doesn’t mean there’s any quarrel with her or with Shah
Rukh who is producing her film. Farah and I go back a long way. We
did Bombay Dreams together. In fact, I did some tunes for Om Shanti
Om which Farah has now returned to me, not because she didn’t like
them but because we just couldn’t agree on my terms,” he says.

Rahman’s new policy is simple. He says, “I want to push for the
copyright of composers and lyricists, even producers. I’m not saying
that I want to be the sole proprietor of the songs I compose. But I
want a share. There’s nothing wrong with that. I can’t run to music
companies like T-Series and Sa Re Ga Ma every time I need to use my
own song.”

Unfortunately, not too many producers in Bollywood are willing to
share Rahman’s demand for a share in the royalty for a song.

But Rahman holds no grudges against anyone, least of all Aamir Khan
or Shah Rukh from whose productions the composer has opted out, on
this issue. “In fact Shah Rukh tried his utmost to see and to put
forward my point of view,” defends Rahman.

Unfortunately, T-Series, the music company which will market the
music of Om Shanti Om, would have none of it.

Rahman laughs, “I realise that I have a huge fight on hand, although
I don’t see it as a fight. It’s not like the British rock band Queen
which owned sole copyright of all its songs. But I won’t run to
music companies in Mumbai for the rights for my songs every time I
want to perform them at concerts. Music companies must recognise the
changing ground reality. Today, conventional outlets for music sales
are drying up. Soon all music will be free while the performers and
performances will be paid for.”

Rahman is ready to take on the flak that he’s likely to earn, for
his stance. He says, “Any change is frowned at. But I’m standing up
for what I think is right. Yes, producers will back out. But that’s
fine. I’ve always been asked why I haven’t done a non-film album.
Now, I have the time to do that.”

What could complicate matters for Rahman in Mumbai is his selective
attitude to the copyright issue. While he has chosen to assert his
financial rights over Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, Rahman has
exempted Ashutosh Gowariker’s Jodha-Akbar from the copyright-net.
Rahman says, “It has to be flexible. I can’t draw a net on all my
assignments and draw up a uniform code.

At the same time, I’m not insecure about my career. If I lose out on
some assignments in Mumbai I’m ready to bear with the loss.”

* I’m not saying that I want to be the sole proprietor of the songs
I compose. But I want a share. There’s nothing wrong with that – A R
Rahman

Well… a pilot like Rahman, does not need to drive Farah Khan owned truck like Main hoon Na! She has good drivers like Mr. Malik who can drive such muncipal garbage trucks better!.

Currently addicted to…

Currently the song which runs through my ears is Crush by Paul Van Dyk.


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"Music has no destination. It's endless. Music is the thing that unites people. There's so much of hatred in the world, that I'm just blessed to be a musician." - A R Rahman

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