Friday, April 30, 2010

shall i??

Dear ****,
What a wonderful ending of April to a new May!
It began late in the previous years -- me finding you, confessing my love, and then it happens all over again. The feelings that I’ve felt for you all along begin to resurface. Only this time, I am free to act on them without fear of upsetting anyone.I try to put this feeling into words, but failed.I never thought I had the capacity to love anybody as much as I love you right now. Yet, my love for you continues to mature, growing beyond the realm of my heart. It seems that you have become the fiber of my soul, the very reason for my existence.
Thank you, ****. What more can a man say to the woman who opened her heart to him, allowing him to feel the warmth of her love across the great distance that separates them?
You truly have no idea what I feel for you.

still Yours,

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Ormakal Koodu Kootiya manasinte Thalir chillayil,
Ponnin niramulla Orayiram Ormakalumayi,
oru Vishu koodi varavayi.
Othiri snehathode Orayiram
“Vishu Asamsakal”

Vishu stands for new and fresh.Life is always new and fresh,I hope this Vishu will bring cheer,prosperity and peace in your life.Let us pray that we gain enough strength to accept the highs and lows of life with equanimity.Let this be a delightful year,filled with delightful things in each of its days.
Let us strive to make all days 'Vishu'

Monday, April 12, 2010

Motorola W230 [Moto Yuva]

I had been wanting to own a motorola for quite some time.Three years back i purchased a Moto Yuva W230
I should admit that I did not purchase this after much survey, evaluation and comparison - kind of stuff,but had reasonably loaded phone & messaging functionalities plus mp3 storage for long duration listening & FM radio. To my surprise I was suggested W230 by my local mobile store QRS,Statue,trivandrum.

Till now performance is very good.Its design is very good .but the display mode is not up to the mark.The phone is getting warm when i use this continuesly.Battery holds for about a day & a quarter.(approx. 50 calls, 60 minutes of talk-time). Travelling persons, better to carry the charger. For the same ’daily usage my brother's Nokia is to last for three days. However, Motorola W230 charges thru UPS cable too from any PC, it is easiest to is very hard get damaged.the only drawback we have in this mobile is that we doesnt have a option of bluetooth or a IR.The sound reception is good.I bought this mobile with tatoo and i am pleased with it’s performance.

First this mobile is good music phone.Definitly not a bad buy. Keeps you busier as you explore one additional feature feature after another that you didn’t think this set could possibly have. If you have some patience and are of sudoku cracking type this one is likely to enchant you.And I dont want to loose my first phone!!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Moment Records!!!

Ustad Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain is so handsome too, curls and all, ... I too love Ustaad and he is adorable..

In 1992, Hussain founded Moment! Records, which features original collaborations in the field of contemporary world music, as well as live concert ...
Moment records is the official website of world renowned tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain, featuring Indian classical music, World music, Fusion and more ...Moment records,sure.. his recording company.

The tradition of Indian percussion has been revolutionalized by tabla player Zakir Hussain. The son of Ustad Allah Rakha, the long time collaborator of Ravi Shankar, Hussain has inherited his father's quest for bringing the music of India to the international stage. His recording credits include albums with George Harrison, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, Jack Bruce, Tito Puente, Pharoah Saunders, Billy Cobham, the Hong Kong Symphony and the New Orleans Symphony.His work with Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead have included performances and albums with the Diga Rhythm Band and Planet Drum. Hussain joined with British guitarist John McLaughlin and Indian violinist L. Shankar to form the east-meets-west supergroup, Shakti, in 1975. Although the group disbanded in 1978, they reunited to tour as Remember Shakti in 1998. Hussain has been equally successful as a bandleader.

with Pt.Shivkumar Sharma [Award Ceremony]

During the 1980s, he toured with Zakir Hussain's Rhythm Experience. His debut solo album, Making Music, released in 1987, was called "one of the most inspired East-West fusion albums ever recorded". In 1992, Hussain launched a record label, Monument Records, that focused on Indian music. A lengthy list of awards have been bestowed upon Hussain throughout his career. In 1988, he became the youngest percussionist to be awarded the title "Padma Shri" by the Indian government. Two years later, he recieved the Indo-Ameican award in tribute to his contributions to furthering relations between the United States and India. Planet Drum, an album co-produced with Hart in 1992, received a Grammy for "best world music album", a NARM Indie Best Seller award and won the Downbeat Critics Poll for "Best world music album".

in his Class[US]

Still a youngster when he began to attract attention with his virtuosic playing, Hussain began his musical career at the age of seven and was touring by the age of twelve. In 1970, he made his American debut as accompanist for Ravi Shankar. Three years later, he became the leader of the Tal Vadya Rhythm Band. The group subsequently evolved into the Diga Rhythm Band. In 1976, the band collaborated on a self-titled album with Mickey Hart. Hussain has performed on the soundtracks of numerous films including Apocalypse Now!, In Custody and Little Buddha. At the 1983 Cannes Film Festival, he was nominated for an award as composer and music director of the film, Heat And Dust. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide

Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a national treasure in his own country ,INDIA, but gained him worldwide fame

with Pt.Shivkumar Sharma[Santoor maestro]

A child prodigy, Zakir was touring by the age of twelve, the gifted son of his great father, tabla legend Ustad Alla Rakha. Zakir came to the United States in 1970, embarking on an international career which includes no fewer than 150 concert dates a year.

as well as live concert performances by great masters of the classical music of India. The label presents Zakir's own world percussion ensemble, The Rhythm Experience, both North and South Indian classical recordings, Best of Shakti and a Masters of Percussion series. Moment Records' 2006 release "Golden Strings of the Sarode" with Aashish Khan and Zakir Hussain was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Traditional World Music category for that year.
with Shankar Mahadevan

Moment! Records which features original collaborations in the field of contemporary world music,

on Sitar

courtesy:moment records

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Drums on Fire !!!

"My life as a drummer started the day I was in my mom's womb, I played to the sound of my mom's heartbeat." - Sivamani

A.Sivamani,Anandan Sivamani (born 1959), popularly known as Sivamani, is a percussionist based in India. He plays many instruments including drums, Octoban, Darbuka, Udukai, and Kanjira, as well as many more,anything.

Sivamani is the son of S. M. Anandan, a Chennai-based percussionist. Sivamani started his music career at the age of 11, and later shifted to Mumbai. He was inspired by Noel Grant and Billy Cobham. In 1990, he actually shared the stage with Billy Cobham at Mumbai's Rang Bhavan.

Sivamani's earliest experiments with music were with Carnatic maestros including Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan, T. V. Gopalakrishnan, Valliyapatti Subramaniam and Pazhanivel, and L. Shankar.

The tabla player Zakir Hussain invited him to share the stage with himself and Trilok Gurtu at a fusion concert in Mumbai. Sivamani has since collaborated with several musicians including Louis Banks.

with his family

He has done world tours with A. R. Rahman and collaborated with him for Bombay Dreams. He has also been a part of a musical group called Shraddha which comprises Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan, U. Srinivas and Loy Mendonsa.
Shivamani has a music band named "Asia Electrik" with Nilathri Kumar, Louiz Banks and Ravi Chari. He also plays at another world music band named "Silk & Shrada."
He performed drumming during the IPL Championships in 2008 & 2010. He is affiliated to the Chennai Super Kings team.

[Official Sivamani Website]

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Deepika - before the camera and behind it too!

Being in front of the camera as a model and then as an actress has taught Deepika Padukone how to give the right shots, but did you know that the 24-year-old is a keen photographer and always carries her camera.
..says Indiatimes

Monday, April 5, 2010


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