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Mujhse Fraandship Karoge - Audio Review

First Things First, Hats Off to Raghu Dixit for living up to his name and composing the music for this movie.

Pick of the Album for me would be - Dheon Dheon (Oh Yes, It is THE most epic awesomest song that I've heard this year)
This was be followed by Uh-Oh-Uh - This is the sweetest song of the lot. Very Very Cute. Interesting use of vocals.
Baatein Shuru - is different. Its some sort of a rebellious song. I like the usage of guitar(?).
Choo Le - Looks like to be a rehashed version of "Scotty Doesn't Know" for the first one minute - But it makes up for it later. Not Impressed though.
Har Saans Mein - Typical Raghu Dixit - Sounds a lot like - Hey Bhagwan - His own composition. But come on, give the man his credit, his vocals are enough to put any doubts to rest. He is here to Stay !!! :)
Uh-Oh-Uh Remix is like hacking-murdering-and-chain-sawing of the Original Song. Same comments for Choo Le Remix as well.

Overall an excellent Album - Hats off to Raghu Dixit.

And Yes, I do rate it higher than Ra. One. - 9/10 :) :D

Edit : Added as an afterthought - Uh-Oh-Uh sounds slightly like "Natchatira Paravaikku from Paramasivan(?)"

Friday, September 23, 2011 by Hari
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Ra - One -- Pretty Good !!

Listening to Ra One songs now.

I do not see the rationale for releasing 5 (yes, you read that right, its F.I.V.E) versions of Chammak Challo - Seriously ? Vishal-Shekhar, Are you so desperate to make that song a hit ?
It sounds nice and definitely is going to be the chart-buster.

But My pick of the Album is Dildaara... It's very...ummmm what's the word ? Different ?
Yes, I'll settle with that.

Criminal IS going to be the most-played song in Discos this last quarter of the year.

Another surprising pick of the album is Bhare Naina - It's very soothing - I guess there is a heavy Coke-Studio influence. :P

Right By Your Side - is something like - Kal Ho Na Ho - there has to be one Happy-Go-Lucky Track in SRK movies - otherwise Image Damage right ? :P

Raftaarein - Pathetic.

Jiya Mora Ghabraye - In the attempt to create something creative, they've botched this one completely - Heavily "inspired" by the MATRIX SoundTrack.

Light Theme - This is shameless actually, Imagine Mission Impossible Theme + James Bond Theme together, played with something that sounds like a chant. The least they could have done was to avoid that Dhan-Te-Nan Feel to it. And what was that part of including Tipu-Sultan music as well ?

I'm On - seems to be a continuation of the Light Theme - looks like they forgot to put the two together.

15 Songs ...

- Out of which 5 Songs are the same song. So count that as One song. (5/1)
- Criminal has two tracks - Count that one as well.(7/2)
- Dildaara, Bhare Naina, Right By your side, Raftaarein, Jiya mora Ghabraye - (12/7)
- 3 Theme songs - none of which sound impressive to me - so not counted.

So basically we have an album of 7 songs. Of which you can say 5 are really good. :)

I give it 8/10 - purely for the intelligent packaging.

by Hari
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"I may never get laid, but I will not stop watching Porn." - Betan Chagat

You can hate the collection at or compare it to IndiaOfTimes site, but one thing you cannot do is to ignore the Satan, err.. We meant Betan Chagat. It was more than evident in the kind of reception he got at the "India Watches Porn - A Brief History of Time since Vatsyanan to DesiBaba." It was befitting that of a pornstar and why not ? After all, for the kind of books he has written, He has probably done to millions of Indians what Pamela Anderson did to Stacked - Helping people Get off. Err.. Let's not get into more details of this now.

Speaking on his journey as a writer (which he claims himself to be) Chagat spoke about the publisher whom he first met, and who also published his first book. "Indians cannot write good "stuff"" was the general opinion at the time. And this Publisher, who borrowed his manuscript, called up at 4 in the morning to buy the rights. Chagat recalls, "He was so excited. He was jumping with joy literally. He said, I am getting off right now. But you come and meet me tomorrow in office. I think he meant getting off the taxi or something." He paid me 400 rupees for the manuscript. I called it The SeedMaker - He called it Mastram. The name stuck, and they began to be known as Mast-ram ki kahaaniyaan."

He said that there was a huge pressure on him to perform. When he expressed his interest in writing in Hindi, his editor was aghast, but thanks to Twitter and Facebook comments, his editor had to back out. "That was a moment when I connected with the masses. I mean, they wanted that stuff. Yes, sometime people criticize that I do not provide them quality stuff. But then, I don't just serve the elite audience. My readers need variety - so I write. My characters range from the common mazdoor's longing and banging err... sorry, pang-ing, to the uber-cool youth on the roads of Mumbai. But Let me make it clear, I do not expect appreciation for doing this. I may not get laid, but that does not mean, I will stop watching porn." Chagat said amidst loud cheering by his fans.

Chagat talked about his new book -- India Chodo 2020 -- coming out soon. The title goes with the tagline of "Chodo Chodo aur Chodo". He explained that it was a book unlike his earlier ones. It deals with how these three things (hunh?) drove the youth and those coming from small towns. He also dwelt in great detail about the dilemma facing the youth -- whether to do "it" or not to do "it". Unfortunately, he said, that such a question arose because of the structure of the society. "Why should doing it be any different ?" He said that he was hoping that things will change and soon people will start selling his books on trains and buses.

He felt strongly about the lack of good writers in the subject. He felt that only 10% of the audience had access to good material and the others were left at the mercy of fan fiction or every other Tom, "Dick" and Hari's imagination.

Chagat said that he has achieved success and knows that he can entertain people. Now he wants to challenge himself and see whether he can change the thinking of the people. He is writing controversial and thought provoking stories. "I am not here to put people to sleep, but to shake them out of slumber, excite them, make them do it ". Chagat has also been invited by Dr. Sivaraj Sivakumar (of Raj TV Fame) for giving motivational talks to his patients and providing "medical relief" to his patients. "I am glad my books are helping patients." Chagat says with a smile.

About what drives him, Chagat says that one needs to have an "eye" for things and note things in detail. Being a "youth icon" he said, put certain pressures on him. "They do not want me to write genuine romantic literature. I will write about sex scenes because I like. I want the creative freedom. I don't have to write a moral science book. WTF."

This article was "inspired" by This. B.R.I.N.G I.T. O.N !!! :) :D

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by Hari
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50 Things we learnt from Hollywood movies... :)

An old forward, but funny nevertheless... :)

1. All telephone numbers in America begin with the digits 555.

2. Medieval peasants had perfect teeth.

3. The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. No one will ever think of looking for you in there, and you can travel to any other part of the building you want without difficulty.

4. Any person waking from a nightmare will sit bolt upright and pant.

5. It is always possible to park directly outside the building you are visiting.

6. A cough is usually the sign of a terminal illness.

7. If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the steps.

8. No matter how badly a spaceship is attacked, its internal gravity system is never damaged.

9. The more a man and a woman hate each other, the more likely they will fall in love.

10. All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red readouts so you know exactly when they’re going to go off.

11. Cars that crash will almost always burst into flames.

12. A cup of black coffee or a splash of cold water in the face is enough to render the most inebriated person stone cold sober.

13. If you try hard enough, you can outrun an explosion.

14. If you stick your head out of cover during a gun fight, it will never be hit, especially if you look backwards to hold a conversation with someone behind you.

15. Police Departments give their officers personality tests to make sure they are assigned partners who are their total opposite.

16. Honest and hard working policemen are traditionally gunned down three days before their retirement.

17. You’re very likely to survive any battle in any war unless you make the mistake of showing someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.

18. The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window in Paris.

19. Computers never display a cursor on screen but always say: Enter Password Now.

20. Once applied, lipstick will never rub off — even while scuba diving.

21. All watches and clocks are synchronized to the second.

22. No matter how fuzzy the photograph, it can be enlarged and enhanced to show the finest detail.

23. Nearly everyone speaks English, no matter where they are from. Even aliens from outer space, despite the fact they have never been to Earth, seen an Earthling, or even heard of Earth or Earthlings.

24. No matter how catastrophic the disaster, pets will always survive it.

25. There will always be a doctor in a plane or building with the right medical supplies.

26. No matter how dead you think you’ve killed a bad guy, he can still get up at least three more times.

27. People rarely use the bathroom, and if they do, they’re usually dead within minutes.

28. Most laptop computers are powerful enough to override the communication systems of any invading alien civilization.

29. Cemeteries generate their own weather. Usually rainstorms… and not just gentle sprinkles, but biblical downpours.

30. When paying for a taxi, don’t look at your wallet as you take out a bill — just grab one at random and hand it over. It will always be the exact fare.

31. Most people keep a scrapbook of newspaper clippings — especially if any of their family or friends have died in a strange boating accident.

32. Cars that fly off cliffs spontaneously combust in midair for no apparent reason.

33. When you turn out the light to go to bed, everything in your room will still be clearly visible, just slightly bluish.

34. All computer disks will work in all computers, regardless of software.

35. Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at the precise moment that it is aired.

36. Close blood relatives usually look nothing like each other, or have only a passing resemblance.

37. Any lock can be picked by a credit card or a paper clip in seconds — unless it’s the door to a burning building with a child trapped inside.

38. When they are alone, all foreigners prefer to speak English to each other.

39. An electric fence that’s powerful enough to kill a dinosaur will cause no lasting damage to an eight-year-old child.

40. If your town is threatened by an imminent natural disaster or killer beast, the mayor’s first concern will be the tourist trade or his forthcoming art exhibition.

41. It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts — your enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around in a threatening manner until you have knocked out their predecessors.

42. A man will show no pain while taking the most ferocious beating, but will wince when a woman tries to clean his wounds.

43. If you are trapped in a tunnel, in a sinking ship, or a burning building, a cute little girl, a nun, and a feisty granny will be trapped with you.

44. All writers are wealthy; all publishing companies are glamorous; all artists are self-supporting and have large attractive well-lit loft studios.

45. Action heroes never face charges for manslaughter or criminal damage despite laying entire cities to waste.

46. During all police investigations it will be necessary to visit a strip club at least once.

47. If an expert makes a prediction and is disbelieved, then it will come to pass exactly as he predicted. If he makes a prediction and is believed, it won’t happen.

48. If there is a large bump in a downhill road, a speeding car will fly over it and hit the ground in shower of sparks. Unsecured passengers will not be injured, and no tire damage, broken axles, or suspension failures will occur. The car will then execute a sharp turn involving a skid.

49. Dogs always know who’s bad and will naturally bark at them.

50. Text appearing on a computer monitor appears letter by letter and making a sound as if it was produced by a typewriter.

Thursday, September 8, 2011 by Hari
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