“Take on Me” by A-ha hits a billion views #takeonme1BN

This week, A-ha‘s smash hit “Take on Me” crossed a billion views!!! A 1985 hot favourite for me it was. Just into Engineering and I remember my friend’s sister, Daksha had been to the US for the summer and had recorded this from Z 100 a radio station based in New York state. We then hadContinue reading ““Take on Me” by A-ha hits a billion views #takeonme1BN”

Toastmasters Pathways Began my journey again

I restarted my journey at Toastmasters under the Pathways Program which is a modernised program. Delivered my P1 speech on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The objectives of P1 are similar as before and it is the icebreaker. Given below is the text of the speech. The late bloomer What’s common between Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, AkshayContinue reading “Toastmasters Pathways Began my journey again”

My P7 Speech – A tribute to my favourite, R D Burman “Musical Heartbeats”

October 24, 2015 was when I presented my Project 7 speech. It was after I gave my Project 8 speech I know but there was a reason for that. Another TM was also giving his P8 so we could defray the cost of the projector that the club would have to shell out. P7 isContinue reading “My P7 Speech – A tribute to my favourite, R D Burman “Musical Heartbeats””

Random Thoughts mid air

These are random thoughts that I penned down mid-air so pardon the incoherence in my mind. As it is I am challenged there:-) My journey to the USA has always had some kind of a twist. When I went in 2010, my mother in law was in hospital but at that time I was goingContinue reading “Random Thoughts mid air”

Toastmasters P5 – All shook up

My P5 the 5th speech project from the Toastmasters Competent Communicator Manual. The objectives of P5 were to complement your message with your body during delivery. Specifically, be aware of: posture body movement facial expressions eye contact Thanks to Kavya I could bring in Lungi Dance into this speech and I enacted it as well. TheContinue reading “Toastmasters P5 – All shook up”

Shishuvan’s Project Day 2014

Kavya’s school, Shishuvan held their Project Day 2014 on July 25th and 26th. As has been the norm every child participates in the event (will not wax eloquent on that lest I stray from my thoughts) The theme for Kavya and her class IV was India and her neighbours. Kavya had sung the Bangladeshi song (she said itContinue reading “Shishuvan’s Project Day 2014”

The Billboard music of 80s

Thanks to my cousin, Pranav for sharing this brilliant compilation. Has all hit songs of the 80s that we grew up with. These songs bring back so many memories as we heard them during the college days. The fad then faded away as the music scene changed but these songs still remain in memory. AnotherContinue reading “The Billboard music of 80s”

Kishore Kumar, R D Burman – True Legends

This morning on my flight to Delhi (by the ever faithful Indigo) I am entertained by the evergreen melodies sung by Kishore Kumar, the legend. I have a good collection of his songs on my iPod and believe me he still rocks. I have yet to come across someone who can sing and convey soContinue reading “Kishore Kumar, R D Burman – True Legends”