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Maneckji Cooper 53rd Annual Function

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The curtains were drawn and Maneckji Cooper Education Trust celebrated its 53rd Annual Function at Rang Sharada auditorium with great aplomb. The two day extravaganza on 20th and 23rd had a lot of music and dance and drama to entertain the audience but the little musicians was what I could notice the most.

The curtain raiser was the school choir under the tutelage of Kokila Dutta singing a composition in Rag Yaman ‘Deva Lambodar Girija Nandana’ singing beautiful taan, aalap and tarana like a pro.

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Next one that really amazed me was these tiny fingers strumming the les paul Epiphones n yamaha pacifica guitars n striking the drums, on songs like ‘Knocking on Heavens Door’ and Summer of ’69. This youngest boy band I have ever seen had Maahir Siddiqui on base/rhythm guitar, Mizhaan Maniyar on rhythm guitar, Vishal Vichare on Vocals/ Rhythm guitar and Adip Ahuja on drums, all from 9th standard. I thought these dudes were pretty cool and so did the girls crooning with them. Just a little more polishing of their vocal skills and they sure are here to stay.

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Last but not the least was a small musical piece by Kabir Bhattacharya of 6th std. on Keyboard and Gaurav Sharma of 7th std on octapad. It was a treat to watch such small kids making music.

Maneckji Cooper definetly has a great talent pool. My girls Raajlakshmi Jain and Raajnandini Jain too being in the school choir makes me a proud mother. And of course watching my youngest one Raajshree Jain Rock-n-Roll in the school annual function for the first time too made me super happy.

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Being a musician myself (https://www.facebook.com/NaadAlankaarMusicAcademy) I could not help but critically look at these small wonders I wrote about. Long way to go kids.

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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I am out of this hallucination

It’s time for me to move on, let me be

If I want to fall back upon someone,

it won’t be anyone anymore

Because I know for sure

I am out of this hallucination

I know u won’t need me, U never did

Why would you, you had so many,

when you touched, it ruffled me

I am so disheveled, can’t go this way

Got to gather myself

But I know for sure

I won’t look for anyone anymore

I am out of this hallucination

How could I not see, I never did

You were the same to all, nice and gentle,

but I did fall

The perils of which I have to bear alone

I know for sure

I won’t look for anyone anymore

I am out of this hallucination

In this roomful of noise, my whispers will go unheard

I might say whatever I said

But deep down inside I know I wait

To be needed, for once in my lifetime

But it won’t let me, the pain, it won’t let me

It’s too much

Sweets I know for sure

I failed again

I won’t look for anyone anymore

I am out of this hallucination

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Posted by on March 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Puss in Boots Movie Review

Kids had this invite for friend Anjan’s daughter’s birthday party for the movie show “Puss in Boot”. I had seen all Shrek series at least over a dozen times and was super impressed by the animation, story, characters, voice overs, and the works so I got tempted. Also my Mady, bro was along and wanted to watch it so I had my free entry to the movie.

I will just come straight to the point here about my likes and dislikes. Will keep on tweaking this post as many times as I watch it over and over.

What I liked about the movie was Animation. The 3D version was simply superb. Things I couldn’t miss noticing and enjoying were:

  • The beanstalk growing into the sky.
  • Puss, Kitty and HumptyD ‘floating on the cloud’.
  • The salsa sequence of Puss and Kitty- oooh what moves.
  • The beanstalk slide.
  • The starving old man in the jail whose handcuffs are too big for his wrist.
  • The gold pooper chick.
  • The golden heart of Humpty-Dumpty (that we saw when he died).

What I am wondering about is “What was the story all about – Jack and Jill, Jack and the beans stalk, Kitty softpaws, Humpty Dumpty, Puss in Boots. I guess the movie lacks a proper storyline. They tried to recreate the ‘Shrek effect’ of having different fairy tales interwoven but lost on uniformity.

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2011 in Mother India, Movie, Review

 

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