Retro Night at the Blog Bar* Browsing old posts by friends. Almost everyone seems to have become more and more opinionated, and their posts seem to have become ever longer. Retro-blog link haulage, though, has been rich. A couple of links from George of Apr '02:
Hindi-Urdu FAQ, Lexical FreeNet, Ten real Rahman classics from the B-side (The now defunct Music Magazine), Dil Chahta review also from the Music Mag.
I'd really like to know if there are reasonably good critical and all-inclusive e-music mags around. It seems there aren't much of these.
* Surprisingly, many of the links (even at TOI!) are still around and functional. Surprised because they don't give a feel of being permalinks (these links are couched in a sort of Botox-for-links encoding).
* I don't quite think we've realised how much of a trend-setter "Dil Chahta Hai" the movie really was in terms of story, narration, music, performances and development. It was supposed to be the harbinger of so much. The others haven't quite responded.
* Jatin informs that Makrand Deshpande can be seen on "Kyunki Saas Bhi...". When and more importantly Why did this happen? John Doe (and perhaps Parashurama) are needed to cut a swathe through. We need a Daanav to say "Well, not anymore. I'm setting the example. What I've done is going to be puzzled over and studied and followed... forever. "
* I have also become a cubicle-orphan. In s/w companies around the country, many young people of my age live a greater percentage of their waking lives at their desks. That's because they live away from the city they call home and there's a limit to seeing the urban mass at mall-tiplexes on weekends. Instead, on their holidays, they're in front of their PCs, superficially engaged in something, enveloped in a Scandinavian Winter ambience, with technology that brings them close to something for a while but whose taps run empty for the rest of the time.
This week, I'm a cubicle-orphan too!
* 11 years ago, roughly. Couple of days later. We salute, we salute, we salute those days. What dreams came!