Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Problem with viewing ISB lyrics

Due to an issue on the server hosting the ISB files, the lyrics for songs are not visible currently. Ashish Thakker, who hosts the files on his server, is away on vacation until Monday (Sep. 9). Please bear with me until then.

Rest of the giitaayan site including lyrics for "Recently posted songs" are working as usual.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Another RJGK

Another RJGK (68 - on Sahir) is on and the song-body search feature is again out temporarily.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Song body feature temporarily disabled

RJGK 67 (for the uninitiated, R(M)IMJhim Geeton Ki - a quiz on song lyrics) has been posted and on quizmaster's (Abhay) request, the song body search feature of giitaayan has been disabled. It will continue to be disabled for the duration of the quiz. The quiz is supposed to be running for a fortnight or so. I apologize for the inconvenience, but I am sure Abhay's quiz will more than make up for it.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

2006 RMIM Puraskaar are out

The wait is over. The RMIMers and the jury have given their verdict. The RMIM Puraskaar for 2006 have been declared.

Omkara wins the "Album of the Year" puraskaar. Visit the Puraskaar 2006 site for other awards and more details.

Thanks to the voters and everyone else who participated in the process. From the beta testers to the jury members everyone played their part wonderfully to make this first effort smooth, successful and satisfying.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Puraskaar deadline extended

The last date for voting for RMIM Puraskaar 2006 has been postponed by 6 days. The final deadline for sending your entry is March 9th, Friday. Just so you don't miss it, the Holi weekend still is the last weekend to vote.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

RMIM Puraskaar

For long, we the listeners, the consumers, the connoisseurs, the people have been constantly frustrated by the music awards given by the Filmfares and the Screens of the world. Lack of objectivity, poor selection method, arbitrary shortlisting, lower focus on music awards, and a total failure to balance popular appeal and quality of soundtracks have been some of the regular "features" of these awards.

It's time we had a way to recognize the better efforts, the creativity, the innovation, without being unduly influenced or pressured by market forces or popularity of soundtracks. It's time we had our own awards. Besides, when every Ram, Shyam, and Ghanshyam is handing out awards like rewa.Diis, there's no reason why a die-hard HFM (Hindi Film Music) listening community that spends so much time filling discussion forums on the net with its raves and rants, thoughts and opinions about the music, should not get to honor something that it likes, even if only in pixels (i.e. no real rewa.Diis).

In the past, there have been several discussions and attempts on RMIM (newsgroup to introduce such a thing. But for one reason or another, the idea never really left the threads of the newsgroup. This is an attempt to bring it to reality.

Presented, hereby, are RMIM puraskaar for year 2006.

To send your entry, just visit the submission site at the URL given below. All you need to know for submission is supposed to be on the site. Please read every word carefully including the ones that appear on the hover of your mouse, in balloon boxes. If you still have any questions, feel free to ask them here or at RMIM.

The awards are open like RMIM and everyone on the net can vote. You just need a name and a valid email id. It would help if the name you use is the same as the one used at RMIM or another music forum on the net. Any dubious-looking entries will not be considered.

If you have modifications to your entry, simply send it again, using the same name and email id. Only your last entry will be considered valid.

The tentative last date for submission is March 3, 2007.

Finally, thanks to Asif Alvi, Afzal Khan, Ketan Dholakia, Ritu Chandra, Satish Kalra and U V Ravindra for their inputs, encouragement, and beta testing.

Here's the URL:

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