Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I studied in the light of a kerosene lamp

The dialogue of old people "I studied in the light of a kerosene lamp"
Big Deal !!!!

When there is a single light, with no sounds of tv serials and other programms running ,
and no other disturbing sounds like mixy running or even the screetchin fan sounds,
its the best place to study :)

Its very easy to get full concentration.

Do it now , then u r great !!

tv running 24/7 . Speakers shouting out political lies or songs for temples,
the sudden melodious ringtone from mobile phone, the bells,
the kitchen sounds, sounds sounds sounds ...

and to make things worse , light everywhere ...
where should i sit and study ...

many choices .... should lie on sofa and read or enjoy the comfort of chair and table with all lights around 
or with walking in marble flooring with ac on ?????

WTH ... with all these comforts, u can concentrate on a boring thing like study or its tought to concentrate where there are literally no entertainment around ,
and to increase the beauty of it , u have just one single calm glowing light kept to pull all ur attention like when doing meditation :)

So when someone says they studied in the light of a kerosene ,
please dont arguewith them, but have a self happiness that we are actually more great :)

I want to do sound engineering , and the most challenging part of any sound engineer i know is to avoid as much noise as possible to get the perfect sound (required sounds alone). Which has always been the toughest part ... Sound can come anywhere .... and we call the unwanted sounds as "Noise". 

Sound always fascinated me from childhood ...

Remember the excitement i had when i got the first transistor (small portable FM Radio). 
The first time i heard a song using headphones,
the first time i recorded sounds in magnetic tapes :)

And infact the first time i got beaten up by mom , for accidently recording junk on a newly bought music cassete :)

Love my childhood ....

Love life 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Soumitra Chatterjee named for Dada Saheb Phalke Award

Soumitra Chatterjee named for Dada Saheb Phalke Award : 

As with the usual timings , the Greatest Indian Award for Film Industry is announced for the year 2012

And the Award goes to the LEgendary Bengali Actor : Soumitra Chatterjee



"I am extremely happy. Till this evening I had not thought of this award. 
But after I got the news I am extremely happy," -- Soumitra Chatterjee

Born in KrishnaNagar ,WestBengal, Soumitra got his biggest break when Satyajit Ray decided to make Apu a big man in "Apur Sansar"
As noted on the official website for Ray, "At that time, Soumitra Chatterjee was a radio announcer and had only played a small role 
in a Bengali stage production . 


Apur Sansar was folowed by Devi , Teen Kanya , Charulata , Kapurush,Parineeta , Devdas , Ghare Baire , and the list goes on even till now.
His latest film is The Nowhere Son (2012) , the film in which A young physician gives up everything in search of his father who goes missing 
after refusing to sell his house to the local politician.


When Satyajit Ray decided to end his trilogy , he would have thought really well to put the right person , and his choice was perfect as always.

When Soumitra Chatterjee's very first movie was released in 1959 , he has got many awards , and to point out ,
he has rejected awards too . (In a gesture of protest against the National Film Awards committee's bias in awarding popular 
and mainstream cinema, he turned down the 2001 special jury award for best actor)









                                               DVD cover for Kapurush


On 9th June 2008, he was selected for the 2007 National Film Award for Best Actor by the Government of India. On 21 March 2012, 
he was selected by the Government of India for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

With all pride, lets wish talents like him are recognised always .