After Aligarh Muslim University and Anna University, it is the turn of London based Middlesex University to confer a doctorate on ARR!

After the recent global recognition, there's no stopping him!!
By Aravind on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 11:54 PM Post Categories:
Excited... Hyper... Ecstatic... Thrilled... Elated... Touched... Euphoric... Moved...

How else will I be, when the man picked up not one, but two Oscars! And, accepted the awards calmly... with so much composure.... and what a thank you speech, he gave!!!
And, no post about AR Rahman's Oscar wins would be complete without a mention of his words in Tamil in the global stage - "Ella Pugazhum Iraivanukkae"!

When the whole world is celebrating the genius of the man, some in India have already started questioning if AR deserved it! Such is the mentality here.

For all those who're skeptical - Did you not watch the movie and listen to the score at all? Did you not feel the pulsating "O Saaya" transport you right into the slums? Did you not feel the energy of the chase in "Mausam & Escape" & "Liquid Dance"? Did you not feel the romance - the love, the pain, the longing - in "Latika's Theme"? Didn't the score remind you of scenes in the movie, each time you listen to eachtrack? Did you not notice that the score was so perfect for the movie, and it elevated the movie so much?
If the answers have been negative, then there's no point arguing!! You're probably an absolutely incorrigible, jealous creature. And arguing with you would be waste of time for both of us!

PS: This post has been in "draft" for more than a month.. finally found time to complete this post!
By Aravind on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 11:42 PM Post Categories:
At the time when the world is acknowledging Rahman's work, and when he's going places, it is expected that there will be criticisms, baseless arguments thrown against him.

But, what's surprising is to see such stuff coming from a veteran singer like Jagjit Singh. He openly targeted ARR in the media, saying that AR knows nothing about Ghazals, and that he picks up tunes from the west!! In fact, he's challenged AR to compose a Ghazal!

How baseless, how stupid these comments are? I'm sure Jagjit hasn't heard 3 of Rahman's most beautiful compositions - the three Ghazals in Tehzeeb. Hey Airat-e-Aashiqui from Guru is a much more popular Ghazal from Rahman!! Why talk abt something, when you dont even know about it? Isn't it obvious that he is criticising just for the sake of pulling down Rahman, because, the question was not about Rahman - he suddenly talks about ARR out of the blue, and lashes out at him!

I don't even want to talk about that idotic argument about picking up tunes from the west - Undoubtedly ARR is the most original composer in India!

Really sad that, even veterans, are resorting to such acts!

(For those who havent heard of the Ghazals from Tehzeeb, catch them here: Sabaq Aisa, Na Shiqwa Hota. I couldnt get a link for the third Ghazal, Mujh pe toofan. Will update if I come across it.)
By Aravind on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 9:29 PM Post Categories: ,
ARR wins a Golden Globe! And, I definitely know it is only a beginning! This is just a sign of things to come!! :D

By Aravind on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 8:32 AM Post Categories: