Friday, September 03, 2010

Are blogs even relevant any more?

Facebook has made blogs redundant.

If you know me & want to find out what I am thinking, connect on Facebook - www.facebook.com/msvaidya.

cheers

Manish

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Desi folks line up outside AMC Mercado in Santa Clara to watch "3 idiots"


great to see such a big crowd for an Indian movie at the local multiplex! IMO, "3 idiots" has benefited greatly from word-of-mouth publicity going from overseas back to India - I personally coaxed several relatives to go see it after watching it here over christmas :)

Location

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wonderful composition, great words, awesome singing - what else does one need?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGJjNqiROlg&feature=related

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wonderful song - Projapoti by Abida

I seem to accidentally happen upon some songs (see post below on "chandni ratein") and they get stuck in my head. Same thing with this song here -



BTW, I am not Bengali & dont understand all of the wording - but he melody is so sweet - irresistible!

I searched in vain for a long time, until this showed up on YouTube - so now you have original and live here - drop me a note if you know anything more about this artist/song

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Songs that grab you

Once in a while you hear a song that grabs you right away - happened to me with this wonderful track from the movie "Welcome to Sajjanpur". I dont agree with those who claim that melody has gone out of hindi film music. There were & will continue to be great, good, bad & horrendous songs. I plan to post more thoughts on this later. Meanwhile, enjoy this nice composition. The video is nice too

Song : Ek Meetha Marz De Ne
Singer(s) : Mohit Chauhan, Madhushree
Music Director : Shantanu Moitra
Lyricist : Ashok Mishra, Swanand Kirkire

Movie : Welcome To Sajjanpur (2008)
Director : Shyam Benegal
Producer : Ronnie Screwvala, Zarina Mehta
Starring : Shreyas Talpade, Amrita Rao, Rajeshwari Sachdev, Divya Dutta

Monday, December 03, 2007

Madagascar meets Bollywood

Had this idea in my mind for many days - my kids were watching Madagascar for the n'th time on TV & I was listening to this song on my iPod - huh! I thought, this song really fits this video - now how I can I put the two together? needed some simple freeware tools

- used vixy.net to extract original video from (of course) YouTube
- used zamzar.com to convert the song from mp3 to WAV
- virtualdub to mix video & audio (fantastic freeware tool!)
- Windows Movie maker to add the opening credit
- upload to YouTube

Here you go - enjoy!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Forest Gump...shrimp gumbo, panfried, deep fried ...


Sheer genius!! One of the best movies ever.

I have seen Forrest Gump many times over, but still enjoy it.

Here's a link to the screenplay - enjoy!

"FORREST GUMP" Screenplay by Eric Roth
Based on a novel by Winston Groom

Manish's Favorite Songs

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