Friday, August 15, 2008

Happy Independence Day...

India celebrates 61 years of Independence today. Cheers!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Panvi wins first prize in Independence Day song TV contest...

My elder daughter Panvi has composed and sung a song on "freedom" called "Swades" which she submitted for a TV contest in "Dilli Aaj Tak" channel. The programme name is "Azadi Ke Sur" ("Tunes Of Freedom"). Panvi has won the contest - which carries a trophy and a cash award of Rs.25,000/-.

The programme will be telecast on August 13th, 14th and 15th at 7 pm on each day in "Dilli Aaj Tak" channel.

The August 15th programme is a 30 minute exclusive on Panvi, with her receiving the award from the celebrity judges and singing various songs on freedom and giving an interview.

Last year, also, Panvi had sung this song in a competition in "Headlines Today" TV Channel - and she had secured fourth position out of one thousand contestants.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Abhinav Bindra bags first Olympic gold for India at Beijing - and first ever Indian invdividual gold medal...

Great news for India - actually "historic" news is the right phrase. Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra has claimed the first ever individual gold for India after winning the men's 10m air rifle event at the Beijing Olympics.