Company registered. We finally registered as Mavrix Infotech Private Limited. The process took 4 weeks after we decided to switch from LLP to company registration. Enrolled into Microsoft’s BizSpark program. It is a fantastic program which makes a whole lot of Microsoft goodies available to startups at NO COST. There is no reason . . . → Read More: Mavrix Monthly Update Dec-2010
SongAlbumGenreArtist/SingerMusic DirectorLyricist 1Zinda Hoon Is TarahAagBollywoodMukeshRam GangoliSaraswati Kumar 2Lost for WordsThe Division BellRockPink Floyd 3Whole Lotta LoveLed Zeppelin IIRockLed Zeppelin 4Maula Mere MaulaAnwarBollywoodRoop Kumar RathodMithoonSayyed Quadri 5Tumse MilkeParindaBollywoodSuresh Wadekar, Asha BhonsleR.D. BurmanKhurshid Hallauri 6Raga MiniatureThe Essential Ravi ShankarHindustani ClassicalRavi Shankar 7Hum Dono Do PremiAjnabiBollywoodKishore Kumar, Lata MangeshkarR.D. BurmanAnand Bakshi 8Aao Mil Jayen HumPrem GeetBollywoodSuresh Wadekar, Anuradha PaudwalJagjit SinghIndivar
9Kya Janoon SanamDil Vil PyarBollywoodKavita KrishnamurthyR.D. BurmanMajrooh Sultanpuri
10Katril VarumOru Naal Oru KanavuKoliwoodHariharan, Shreya Ghosal, Bhavatharani, Illaiyaraja, Sadhana SargamIllaiyarajaVaali
Lata Mangeshkar (or an obliging relative?) tweeted this today:
namaskar,aaj mere pujya pitaji master dinanath mangeshkar ji ka 110 va janam diwas hai,hum sab bhai,beheno’n ko jo suro’n ka vardan mila hai ye unhi ki den hain,meri pujya mataji maai,aur mere baba aaj hamare bich mein nahi hain lekin main un dono ko hamesha . . . → Read More: The Man Behind Lata and Asha
In the last (and the first!) Mavrix Monthly Update, I had talked about the first Mavrix employee. Now that he has served out his notice period, I can reveal the identity of the mystery man.
Santosh Patil was the first person I interviewed for the Content Manager role and my assessment of his fit . . . → Read More: New Member In The Mavrix Family
There are many reasons to watch “Manmadhan Ambu”, Kamal Hasan’s movie released yesterday. For me, just one was enough – the backward narrative song “Neela Vaanam”. There is something weirdly compelling about watching a story unfold backwards. It’s jaw dropping how everything in the song moves backwards, except Kamal’s lips which sync perfectly with . . . → Read More: India’s First Backward Narrative Song?
What? A weekly feature called Freaky Friday Playlist. It will have 10 songs randomly picked from one of our staff’s song libraries.
Because we can Random play is the best way of listening to music To impress you with our fantastic taste in music and make you feel lousy about yours It’s an . . . → Read More: Freaky Friday Playlist Dec-24-2010
An analysis of the top 5 mobile downloads this year:
Zor Ka JhatkaGal mithiMunni Badnaam HuiTere Mast Mast Do NainPee Loon Hoto Ki Sargam Dance song Playful/Silly lyrics Regional lyrics Bhangra influence Hip-Hop influence Hindi belt folk influence Prominent rythm/beats Chorus Romantic song Sufi/Qawwali influence Mellow High pitch backup vocals
See any patterns?
Here is our pick of the top milestones related to Indian music in 2010:
AR Rahman’s nomination for Golden Globe – For a few years now, AR Rahman has been steadily progressing towards becoming a global phenomenon. However, this nomination gives him a big push in that direction because, unlike Slumdog Millionaire, his score . . . → Read More: Indian Music Milestones in 2010
A startup has to select its office software (documents, spreadsheets, etc) early on. We picked ours based a quick and dirty assessment (is there any other kind for a startup?). Here goes:
Microsoft OfficeZoho DocsOpenOffice.orgGoogle Docs USP1. The best office suite 2. Everybody uses it1. Online, feature rich office suite 2. Great customer service1. . . . → Read More: Why Google Docs Makes Sense For Startups
Over the last few days, there has been a spate of news reports (like this and this) bemoaning the decline of classical music in India. The concern is understandable. Two things have changed over the years – a) Classical music faces a lot more competition from other music forms, b) Music itself faces more . . . → Read More: Classical Music Is Dead! Long Live Classical Music!