Tuesday, January 29, 2008

सतीश कालरा सम्मान - Satish Kalra Sammaan

सर्वकालिक श्रेष्ठ एल्बम की मान्यता के रूप में दिए जाने वाले "RMIM सम्मान" को इस वर्ष से स्व. सतीश कालरा की स्मृति और सम्मान में "सतीश कालरा सम्मान" के नाम से जाना जाएगा.


Many of you may remember that last year as part of RMIM Puraskaar there was a special award for soundtracks that got the RMIM approval for entry into the virtual RMIM hall-of-fame. In other words, it was a stamp of excellence. The honor was called "RMIM sammaan".

It is a benchmark honor and is to be given only to those albums that are deemed outstanding by the Puraskaar process. This makes it possible that there are more than one albums deserving the award in a year (e.g. last year 'Omkara' and 'Rang De Basanti' both received it). Conversely there may be years when no album gets it.

In honor and memory of Satish ji, we are going to call this sammaan "Satish Kalra Sammaan" from this year onwards.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

RMIM Puraskaar 2007 announcement

RMIM Puraskaar 2007 are open for voting. Point your browsers to the Awards home and choose and rank your favorite albums of the year.

This year's Puraskaar are dedicated to our beloved RMIMer who left us recently - Satish Kalra. He was not just part of the jury last year but a motivating force behind the execution of this idea itself. This one is to his memories.

If you participated last year, the process remains the same except one major change. When selecting your favorite songs in the "Additional songs" list, you have to choose songs from albums other than the ones you have selected in your albums list. Last year you were supposed to list your favorite songs, including the ones in your selected albums.

In any case, that is even if it is your first time, the voting page is self-explanatory. Please read everything carefully (and of course select your albums judiciously) before you hit the submit button. If you have modifications to your entry, simply submit a new one using the same name and email id. Only your last received entry will be considered valid.

You just need a name and a valid email id to cast your vote. Any spam-like or dubious-looking entries will not be considered.

The tentative last date for submission is January 31st, 2008.

Spread the word.

* History (and the reasons) of the Puraskaar
* Last year's puraskRRits/ पिछले साल पुरस्कृत कलाकार