Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Sonu Nigam Explosions 2009 Show


This was my first attendance to a Live show in the USA. It was in VA on the 24th July and a music filled entertainment package from 8:00 pm to 11:45 pm at Patriot Center.

Ayub patel, Gunjan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Hard Kaur and the ultimate multi-talented Sonu kept all the audience in enthralled with back to back performances mixed with Rock, Blues, Oldies and Rap.

Some of the highlights of the show were

1. Billie Jeans rendition as a Tribute to MJ

2. The Moonwalk

3. The Tabla playing by Sonu on a bench

4. Singing old songs and new ones without music and mesmerizing the audience and playing with their attention in lyrics and beats.

5. Last but not the least, the rendition of the ever popular ‘Beedi Jalailey’ to conclude the evening on even a great heights from which it started.

You can find youtube videos linked at (shot by my Iphone 3GS)

Overall Another great evening !!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Me Think Google Chrome OS for desktop PC will Flop


As I am reading about the announcement that google will release a Google Chrome OS I cannot but wonder why do we need another operating system. In the last 15 years Linux has not been able to make much of a dent in the OS market let alone capture the enterprise acceptance.

Whatever or whenever they release the OS, I am sure it will not be accepted by the corporate world for quite some time.

Friday, July 3, 2009

What am I missing ?- Air India employees go on two-hour strike


As I read this “two hour strike” by Air India to protest delay in salary payments, I am trying to figure out what and who is wrong.

Are the leaders of the union so Myopic that they cannot see the recession in its peak across the world ? Don’t they realize a Rs 4000 crores loss in the sector only in the last fiscal year means almost they might have to close down ? Bankruptcy anybody?

Does the GOI think Air India is too big to fail and too big to close ?

My limited learning informs me ‘Change is the only constant’ and ‘what has a beginning has an end’. It’s your deeds which determine your outcome sooner or later.

Me think, things do not look great for Air India employees.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Can’t help thinking – Has MJ revived the sagging Online Economy?


It has just been a week since MJ departed and already I see the biggies ‘IT & Telecom’ firms shouting out loud of the biggest text messages sent per second , internet dying with MJ search rush by fans, TMZ announcing the news 1 hour earlier and getting record number of sites, Amazon sold out with all of MJ memorabilia. Yahoo news getting maximum hit etc etc.

With the US Job numbers announcement just reaching a 9.5% of unemployment, I can’t help wonder if it is MJ’s death which might be the turnaround point for IT business and this boost in turn will permeate in the real world.

What Say?