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Sony Music Releases The Much Awaited Album Billionaire
Delhi, November 1st 2013: Music giant Sony Music hosted a mega launch of the album ‘Billionaire’ for singer Indeep Bakshi’s sophomore album at Billionaire Club, Vasant Kunj, Delhi. Popular for his single ‘Saturday Saturday’, Indeep created a huge fan base for himself not only in India but with international audiences as well.
The album that took Indeep a year to complete, and has a new flavor added to the genre of Punjabi hip-hop, that will definitely get people onto the dance floor. All the tracks in the album are perfect for a party. Indeep has experimented with the sound in this album and the album could comfortably be placed in the EDM (electronic dance music) genre.
Says Indeep Bakshi, “Many songs from ’Billionaire’, that are being loved by fans essentially talk about what women typically think and want. The lyrics offer my perspective, as someone from the opposite sex on those issues. Going by the promotional tours, songs like ‘Madam ji’, ‘I like you fully dressed’ and ‘Don’t look at me’ are being appreciated by the youth.”
The album has 9 tracks in which the Delhi-based singer has penned lyrics to voice his perspective on what occupies mind space of his female fan following, in the ‘lingo’ understood by the young in party flavored music, that adds the fun element to the entire album.
Mr. Pawanesh Pajnu, Head of Sony Music Entertainment Punjab, commented “Punjab is an important market for us, our strategy re-iterates our position as a leader in the music industry catering to local needs of the Indian music lover. Indeep’s voice transcends boundaries and is a huge hit amongst youth not only in metros but in international shores as well. ”
The event also saw rapper and pop artist Raftaar ‘Tamanche Pe Disco’ from the film ‘Bullet Raja’, Badshah (singer and rapper), along with other reputed names from the pop music industry.
‘Walking with Giants- a memoir’ by G Ramachandran IAS (Retd.)
“I found at almost the end of my service that public perception of their leaders is often highly misleading”, GR
‘Walking with Giants- a memoir’ written by G Ramachandran, Retired I.A.S officer and Former Finance Secretary, Government of India was recently launched in the city, in the presence of Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister for Rural Development, Mr. P. Sabhanayagam, IAS (Retd.) and many important bureaucrats - retired and current- who all received copies of the book and offered comments.
“Walking with Giants”, is a memoir of Shri. G. Ramachandran, who had served with many political stalwarts like Rajaji, Bhaktavatsalam, Kamaraj, Anna, Indira Gandhi, Morarji Desai and Charan Singh. The book is a retrospect of some of the happenings in the corridors of power in India. The book also has a didactic purpose. It shows that people with rural background hailing from non-aristocratic families can through hard and systematic work rise to the positions of responsibility
The book throws light upon the author’s close association with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Behind the scenes account of bank nationalization, 20 point program and the famous “Stray Thoughts” of Mrs. Gandhi get a mention in the book. The contents include ‘the Golden Chapter’ of the Janata period and also give an insight to the ordinance measures taken by Mrs. Gandhi to curtail inflation.
The different anecdotes given, not only deals with the author’s association with many economic reforms of the country, but also, very subtly deal with the humane aspect of many leaders of the country.
Mr. G. Ramachandran the author of the book “Walking with Giants” is a retired IAS officer of the Tamilnadu cadre who rose to the position of finance secretary at the centre. He had a brilliant career in the civil service. Being a first class first in MA Economics from Madras University, he stood first in the All India Competitive examination for appointment to the IAS in 1949.
He served with Chief Ministers, Rajaji, Kamaraj, Bakthavatsalam and Annadurai. He was handpicked by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to work in her secretariat. He helped to formulate progressive measures, like bank Nationalisation and 20 point programme. Despite the shift in powers in the centre, he earned the confidence of Morarji Desai and Charan Singh and worked as finance secretary under them too.
Mr. Ramachandran had hence a ring side view of the economic development in the 70’s and early 80’s with the Vantage positions he held. He finally retired in 1985 as Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank Manila.
So in its quest for world domination in the digital domain, Google, the largest and most popular search engine, has furthered its efforts to conquer the realm of television. According to Francisco Varela, Google’s global director of platform partnerships, the internet giant has apparently approached an anonymous Direct-to-home cable provider in India to facilitate streaming of Youtube videos on television.
A bird’s eye view at the latest development highlights the gravity of Google’s ambitious venture and its impact on India’s television viewing habits. The widely used video platform receives a whooping 55 million unique visitors every month from India alone, a notable proliferation from 2 years ago, when it was looming at around 15 million unique visitors per month. Now considering the exponential growth of India’s middle class and the fact that internet has seeped into their basic requirements, it is by no mean an exaggeration to claim that we have only seen a gist of the immense possibilities that will unfold in the near future.
Google, renowned for pioneering various endeavors revolutionizing the chassis of internet, has yet again done what it does best. If this initiative ever sees the light of day, which seems highly likely considering the win-win situation for all parties involved, Youtube is set to rule the roost as a premier channel for delivering entertainment and commercials on television, thus overriding the unreliable and ever so annoying internet network speed.
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