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- Music Review: Rabba Luck Barsa
Rabba Lak Barsa is a nice song with soothing music and fresh Hindi lyrics from Sameer.
- Movie Review: Leaving Home
How does one slot Indian Ocean, the band that is the subject of this feature-length production?
- Phir Mile Sur or Frivolous Mile Sur?
The new version has been launched with so much Bollywood emphasis that the Olympics medal winners have been pushed to the very end of the
- Concert Review: Dischordian + Gillian Grassi - Cafe Goa
The neighbors are complaining. You wouldn’t think an acoustic band could make much noise. But apparently we can.
- Fiction: Rockstar
I’ve just discovered a kink in my sexual make-up.
- Movie Review: Michael Jackson's This is It
Is this it?
- Those Were The Days - The Immortal Song
Sung in nearly every international language, this song remains immortal, a part of a slice of our life predominantly as exciting as its memory.
- Nawwab and I: Tu Jo Nahin Hay
Dogs do not smile, laugh or smirk
- Songs for Pakistan
Good patriotic songs have an innate quality to rouse its audiences and strike a genuine chord throughout the nation.
- Farewell, MJ - You'll Always Live In Our Hearts
Holy God!! He is dead, isn't he, I ask myself.
- Michael Jackson's Memorial - The Last Greatest Show on Earth
The media treated the event with a mixture of solemnity and awe, unmingled with cynicism. it was morbid capitalism at its worst.
- The Death Of A King: Michael Jackson Passes Away
Do you remember the time, when we were in love. We were young and innocent then
- Michael Jackson, King of Pop, Dies of Heart Attack
Behind the scenes, Michael Jackson was a tormented, confused man, yearning for a lost childhood and descending into a private morass of sadness.
- The Cons of Singing Karaoke
How far does Karaoke singing help you as a singer?
- Music Review: Trickbaby's Chor Bazaar
An Asian fusion band returns with a terrific sophomore CD
- Mumbai Stands United!
What will it take to wake up the Government and get them to swing into action?
- A Reviewer's Dilemma
Roger Ebert's 1 star review of Tru Loved would have become a controversy, but for his exemplary behavior.
- Music Review: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today - David Bryne & Brian Eno
This album is just that - a lighthouse searching a sea of memories, delivering some good vignettes, some less clear ones.
- Music Review: Thieves - British India
An album of growing up, of coming of age, and by poets of yet another lost generation.
- List : The Definitive Geeta Dutt
Here is an attempt to hand-pick ten celebrated songs that can define the magic of Geeta Dutt.
- Pappu Learns To Dance
Dream sequence: song and dance, with at least a hundred youngsters on the floor, and a DJ wearing psychedelic colors
- How Wikipedia Conquered my Reality Soap/TV Addiction
I realised I was watching most of the reality shows I liked because I liked seeing who would get eliminated next.
- Music Review: Rejoice - The Sound of Urchin
The rhythms and vocals are well-produced, along with consistently good lyrics.
- Hip-Hop and Tamilians
The influence of Western hip-hop on contemporary Tamil culture is a double-edged sword, in my opinion.
- Music Review: U Me Aur Hum
Vishal Bhardwaj has always been awesome. Will the "U Me Aur Hum" album, with lyrics by Munna Dhiman, be his Waterloo?
- Offensive Ads - The Cad Fad
It's not a crime to be a cad, but it should be.
- A 70s Love Child Reviews The 50th Grammy Awards
The best of the awards shows delivered well, but wasn't golden.
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the Beatles
I did manage to spot Paul McCartney, and even exchanged pleasantries with him, while location scouting for a documentary on the pilgrim town.
- Women Singers, The Glass Ceiling, & Bollywood Music
There just aren’t powerful solos for women in Bollywood music.
- Britney Spears Admitted to UCLA Medical Center
This is the moment when we all may find ourselves repenting for badmouthing a diva who could have been another Madonna in the making.
- Is Britney Spears Converting To Islam And Moving To Pakistan?
If we are to believe rumors being aired in Pakistan Britney wants to marry Adnan, convert to Islam and end her kitty titty flashing days.
- Akshardham and Sonu Niigaam Symbolize Unity in Diversity
You walk in and very soon you start feeling the vibrations, and a sense of peace just embraces you.
- Movie Review: Om Shanti Om
While originality is not the film's strongest area, entertainment most definitely isAditi Nadkarni
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- Movie Review: Jab We Met
Breaking the stale marriage between romance and tradition,yielding to the uninhibited friendship at the core of every lasting love affair.
- Music, Web 2.0, and YOU
How the web 2.0 revolution has changed music production.
- Down Melody Lane: Reconnecting with Music for the Soul through Hrishikesh Mukherjee films
It has been such a pleasure to revisit Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s life and work and do this segment on music from his films.
- Tech/Music Review: Musicovery
Find new songs and pamper yourself with different styles of music.
- Music Review: Britney Spears - Gimme More
The prematurely aged Britney tries to project coolness instead of clueless. Strange as it ever was.
- Oral Contraceptives: Shameful Medicine
I couldn’t get medical help now without a husband? What the hell?
- Technology: How it Makes Me Spin
Technology whirs around me and I spin around trying to make the right choices in a very rapidly changing environment.
- Indian Music Reality Shows and Success Factors
What makes them successful?
- Himesh Reshammiya Caught In A Burqa At The Ajmer Shrine
Himesh Reshammiya caught in a burqa at the Ajmer shrine
- The Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 Report Card
Not since Einstein came up with e=mc^2 has a more universal equation been coined: SRGMP – Reshammiya = 0
- The A-list of Indian Playback Singers
A list of personal favorites from the best Indian playback singers
- Generation Next: The B-list of Indian Playback Singers
The author picks his personal favorites from a list of Indian playback singers.
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2007 Challenge: Prickly Legend Gathers Little Moss
And a Himesh in shackles makes SRGMP a dull show
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2007 Challenge: The Himesh Reshammiya Show
A producer, his chela, an ego and a legend
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Sex and Violins
When is an Indian girl too sexy for comfort?
- Review: Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007
SRGMP is different, but is it better?
- American Idol: Blake Takes The Cake
He took this much-loved 80s classic and repackaged it for the present generation with his well-timed beatboxing.
- Rakhi Sawant Blitzes Karan Johar
I hereby take back all my unkind thoughts about Karan Johar.
- Kalyanji Anandji - Relevant Legends
Kalyanji Anandji, legendary Bollywood composers are still giving concerts & are relevant today more than ever...
- Concert Review: Fireflies Festival of Music, Bangalore
Music, even if all is not comprehensible, will also fill the seats, if it fulfills at least the needs of the ear and the mind.
- Music Review:Shining Karma by Warren Mendonsa
A tribute to Warren Mendonsa's latest solo album...
- Bollywood Bound - Brett Lee & Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson is Fool-n-Final while the Big B recruits Brett Lee
- Shada Hassoun is an Iraqi Idol
The "Daughter of Mesopotamia," wins Idol-like show by a landslide. What does this mean for Iraq?