Monthly Archives: August 2006

MIDI Music

A long time ago I had collected some Indian tunes (there’s also one from across the western border) in the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) format. Thought of passing them on (if you were expecting MP3s or human sounds, sorry … Continue reading

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Vintage Indian Advertisements 2.10

Wanted to post this yesterday but halfway through the posting process the SMPS of my assembled machine conked off. Replaced the stuff as soon as my working hours allowed me, and it left me half-a-grand poorer. This made me wonder … Continue reading

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In Memory of Mr. Mukherjee

Aashiq Aashirwad Abhimaan Achha Bura Alaap Anand AnariAnupama Anuradha Arjun Pandit Asli-Naqli Bawarchi Bemisal Biwi Aur Makaan Buddha Mil Gaya Chaitali Chhaya Chupke Chupke Do Dil Gaban Gol Maal Guddi Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate Jhoothi Jurmana Khubsoorat Kissi Se Na … Continue reading

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My First Portable Digital Audio Player and a Review Thereof

I wanted to be a copywriter, but my first full-time job was of a copyeditor and now am a concoction of a reporter, subeditor, photographer, researcher and an occasional webmaster. Perhaps realising what my ultimate fate was going to be, … Continue reading

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Bhopal Expressed

Bhopal usually reminds us Indians of two things. The first, the world’s worst industrial disaster – the deadly cloud of methyl isocyanate that engulfed the sleeping city on the midnight of December 2-3, 1984. Between 16,000 to 30,000 people were … Continue reading

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Vintage Indian Advertisements 2.09

[Click on images for a bigger view] Pan Am Amco Batteries (Amco Batteries Ltd., Bangalore) Bird-Heilgers Group of Companies De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd. Union CarbideAn ad much before that illfated midnight of December 2-3, 1984. Ads from November 1965 … Continue reading

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Toxic Texts

We usually are under the impression that our elected representatives are a bunch of sly uneducated sycophants. The first and the last qualifications are usually undebatable, but the in-between is a little off the mark. Three-fourths of the batch that … Continue reading

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