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”

The bane of remixes

The other day, I tuned into Saavn.com. Being a die-hard fan of Panchamda, I was looking for his music. I found a dedicated channel with his music on Saavn and like a child with a new toy, I was overjoyed. But it was short lived. As I tuned in, I discovered that they had remixesContinue reading “The bane of remixes”

Radio resurrected (for me atleast)

The advent of the television coupled with the streaming video etc. would make one think that it was the death knell for the radio. Who listens to the radio is what they say and many would agree too with that. I would disagree. Given a choice, I would love to listen to the radio overContinue reading “Radio resurrected (for me atleast)”

A Toastmaster’s journey led me to music

Yesterday as the presiding officer of the Bombay Toastmasters Club, I gave a short speech to open the meeting. It encompassed my journey as a Toastmaster which began sometime in September 2013 when I walked in as a guest. I have so far given 8 prepared speeches since then and participated in other activities asContinue reading “A Toastmaster’s journey led me to music”

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”

Kavya’s Annual Sports Day – 2014

The Annual Sports Day at Shishuvan – Kavya had to report at 0640 so the entire household was working in tandem to wake her up and then ensure she is pushed out of the house on time:-) I too was challenged today as went to bed quite late but was categorically informed by her lastContinue reading “Kavya’s Annual Sports 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”