Jai Ho ! A R Rehman wins Two Oscars as Slumdog Millionaire sweeps the Oscars with Eight Awards

Jai Ho !

Saw the 81st Oscar Presentation Awards Ceremonies beamed out Live on Star Movies this morning from the Kodak Theatre in LA,USA

Oscar Recognition of a Genius finally came with Two Oscars for our Music Maestro, A R Rehman for Original Score and Original Song ‘Jai Ho’ ( Lyrics by Gulzar) for Slumdog Millionaire (SM)

Rehman warmed the audience when he remarked in lighter vein,on winning the Oscar for Best Original Score for SM, that he was excited and terrified as he stood there…a feeling he last experienced at the time of his marriage !…SM is about Optimism and Hope.

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Just saw ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.. I was disappointed… It ‘craftily’ translates, onto the Screen, a host of negative Indian Images entrenched deeply in Western Minds !

This Saturday afternoon I saw the highly acclaimed ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, winner of Four Golden Globe Awards and just nominated for the Oscars in Ten categories. It was released in Mumbai just yesterday

The Movie did not tug at my heart like ‘Taare Zameen Par’ which was not shortlisted in the Oscars in the Foreign Films Category… I was disappointed.

Amitabh Bachchan’s Blog http://bigb.bigadda.com/2009/01/13/day-265/ raised controversy as media played up that the ‘Big B’ slammed the Film for portraying poverty…. ‘Big B’ accuses the Media and especially two Delhi based Indian journalists of the Gaurdian, Uk for their incontinence

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Sad that in a Country of 1.2 Billion People we have just 1 or 2….or 3 Business Role Models

Ratan Tata,Narayan Murthy and Deepak Parekh….Just Three Business Role Models who score top percentage on Personal and Business Ethics and Integrity and sense of Fairplay

What about all the rest in Business !?…Yes,we are patriotic,yes we are sensitive and self righteous…..but many in Business may succumb to the adage ” What’s Integrity to Opportunity !”

Something is adulterating our Value Systems…a lot of nexus in both public and private domains…. and scaringly it’s deep rooted…and worryingly the coalition era will continue even in the upcoming general elections…so governance constraints will continue too….so if you see our PM with his hands behind,he’s aware but can’t act as his hands appear tied…and if his hands are in front with fingers entwined,it’s like he’s standing humbly and helpless before a Judge!   

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Slumdog Millionaire, MHADA and Me !

Instead of greeting me this morning with “Happy Makar Sankrant, Darling”, my wife got me thinking and argueing with her Greeting ” You’re a Slumdog ! Now, when will you become a Millionaire ! ?”

India Infoline must have been inspired by Women when it tagged it’s line “It’s all about Money, Honey !”

I cite to my Wife what happens to Millionaires by reminding her about the Satyam Promoter Millionaire.. actually billlionaire…. and now disgraced and in the snare, Ramalinga Raju….. and the possibility that he must have been inspired and pushed by his wife to do what he did !

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