Saturday, March 08, 2008

drum roll.. everyone!!!

Since non-compliance for the sake of it, is as bad...
In tune with the season... here's (drum roll...) lets start with presentation ceremony.

Since weekends have flied by... in hope that something worthwhile would throw up in between the channel surfing and the results have been disappointing...
The television-nostalgia award goes to...
"Mile Sur Mera Tumhara.."

The number from grand old Doordarshan, which single handedly showed a generation what diversity in those social text books meant and flaunted the flag of national integration.
For the heart wrenching rendition by the best of singers our country produced.
For its ever memorable cast of Who's Who of the nation. (ok..ok I counted only artists and sportsmen)
For single handedly taking me on a nostalgia trip of DD.

-The mythology (Ramayana, Mahabharatha..)
A TV was put in place in a temple near our home, coz attendance had dropped in those hours.
People actually held their hands together in prayer, when the actor who played Rama appeared on screen. We hear all this in TV shows and read in articles written in remembrance of good old days... Well, I am an eye witness.
-The ad jingles
'Hamara Bajaj'... 'Maan gaye... Aaapki paar ki nazar aur Nirma super... donon ko'
'Lizzath Lizzath Paapad'
-The Comedy, Detective series and the original Soap Operas
Charlie Chaplin, Nonstop Nonsense, Tehkikaat, Bomkesh Bakshi, Junoon, Shanti...
-The ever memorable 'Jungle Book' , 'Duck Tales'
-The songs for kids with animated visuals... 'Saur mandal mein. tim tim karte taarein aneek hain'
-The Saturday night Hindi and Sunday evening Telugu movies
-The Sunday news for hearing impaired
-The five minute Urdu news that immediately followed Telugu news
-The 'Chitrahaar', 'Chitralahari' and the very first music countdown 'Ek Se Badkar Ek'
-The state mourning, when they played absolutely nothing but some classical music.

Just couldn't get enough of it.
Well it did turn an entire generation in to couch potatoes.
Since people are royally caged in their perceptions of themselves.
And sometimes fail to see that even a change is still 'you'.
And all it takes is a simple step in that direction.

(Even if not totally relevant to the above, here goes the next one.)
'The-most-refreshing-line-of-the-season' award to...
"I don't really know the kinda girl I am" - Juno (Ellen Page)
For showing how same old words, a good voice and a catchy beat can make an instant hit.
The 'everything about it sounds familiar but I like this song' award goes to...
Pehli Nazar Mein - Atif Aslam (Movie : Race)
"You should start reading - The Complete Reference To What to Ignore and What not", preached Jack.
"But why"? asked Jill.
"Coz there are only two ways - ignore or react", enlightened Jack.
"What about the third way - have fun?!", enquired Jill.

Because, I agree with Jill.
The award for the 'best comment on this blog' goes to...

Anonymous said...
well i ave gone through your blog and this shit is making me sick.......
why do you try so hard to be incomprehensible..... bull shit..... this is plaguarism at its best.
March 08, 2008 11:37 AM
err... thats it folks, for now. (drum roll...) Commercial break.


Sharad Ragas said...


That is hardly a simple line. I struggled all through my first year of school to get that right. =p

i said...

Oh, its just got to do with my partiality for 2...
Always liked it.
add 2, it gave four.
multiply 2, also four.

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