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"Names and attributes must be accommodated to the essence of things, and not the essence to the names, since things come first and names afterwards." – Galileo

Top 5 Indipop Music Albums

  1. Sifar – Lucky Ali
  2. Sunoh – Lucky Ali
  3. Vande Mataram – A.R. Rahman
  4. Colonial Cousins – Hariharan & Lesle Louis
  5. Aks – Lucky Ali

One of the criteria I have used to filter my list is that each and every song in the album must be good, and worth listening to repeatedly. Many Indipop albums in the 90s boom era had just one or two “hit” singles and the rest of the album was garbage.
Just realised three of my favourite five Indipop albums involve Lucky Ali. Such was his impact and “Sifar” remains India’s first true concept album till date.

Do note that two quality albums – “Duur” by Strings and “Azadi” by Junoon – are also fantastic independent music albums, but they are technically “Pakipop” and to qualify as true “Indipop” am only listing the top 5 which were produced in India.

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Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009)

Michael Jackson Moonwalk

Michael Jackson Moonwalk

Michael Jackson was the  world’s greatest entertainer… ever.

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Jai Ho Rahman!

AR Rahman wins 2 Oscars

AR Rahman wins 2 Oscars

On a night when Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” won 8 Oscars (out of 9 Academy Award nominations), India’s very own A R Rahman stood tall with a rare double Oscar win (for Best Original Score and Best Original Song).

Amazing win for the Mozart of Madras.

Check out Guardian for more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/oscars

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Mona Lisa Mystery Solved!

So it turns out to be the original suspect –  Lisa del Giocondo,  after all! What an anti-climax. Would have been good fun if it was Leonardo Da Vinci himself in drag or some hidden trick painting.

Mona Lisa

The irony is that the Louvre Museum in Paris has ALWAYS maintained the painting’s title as “Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo”. In other words, Miss Lisa del Giocondo… Duh!!!

Anyways, you can read the Reuters News report below:

German experts crack Mona Lisa smile

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Here’s lookin at you kid


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