Bringing legends to life on stage

It was a ride through nostalgia on Thursday evening as music lovers were enthralled to songs of legends like Kishore Kumar, Mohd. Rafi, Mukesh, Manna De, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. Songs like Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli, Main shayar Badnaam and Mere Sapno Ki Rani Kab Ayegi, echoed in the auditorium, leaving them spellbound.The event titled Sureeli Yaadein — an annual feature by Sur Aradhana Cultural Society — was organised to pay a special tribute to Rajesh Khanna, Shammi Kapoor and Dev Anand.‘It is extremely sad that we don’t have the biggest Bollywood legends with us anymore. By organising this musical evening, it was our way to show our love to all of them. We dearly miss them,’ said R S Sharma, Founder and President of Sur Aradhana Cultural Society.The star attraction at the event was comedian Sunil Pal who made the mood a bit lighter and tickled the funny bone with his jokes and tall stories on Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi which left the audience in splits.‘Comedy is my forte but I am also a music lover. Old music holds a special place in my life. Today I would test my singing skills along with other veterans,’ Pal joked.The singers who captured the audience by bringing alive the legends on stage were Vinod Rathod who paid tribute to Rajesh Khanna by singing all his Kishore Kumar numbers. Mohd Aziz crooned to Rafi’s songs picturised on Shammi Kapoor and Vipin Sachdeva lent his voice to Rafi’s songs picturised on Dev Anand.Apart from the musical tribute, awards were given to distinguished personalities from various walks of life for excellence in their respective fields. They were given to to Seema Jha [X Factor India contestant], Abhas Joshi, Vinod Rathore, Mohd.Aziz and Vipin Sachdeva for their contributions. read more

Despite What Mark Cuban Says Net Neutrality Will Not Create Uncertainty

first_img 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » February 27, 2015 American mathematician John Allen Paulos once said: “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”He’s right, and it’s very important to remember in light of the Federal Communications Commission today adopting net neutrality rules by a 3-2 vote.Many of those who disagree with the decision, such as Mark Cuban, based their opposition in the notion that FCC oversight of the Internet (including wireless) creates uncertainty that will imperil future innovation. Not only for Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon, but also for the next generation of content provider that must rely on ISP infrastructure to deliver their wares.“If you’re like me and you think the best is yet to come, you don’t want the FCC involved because of all the uncertainty,” Cuban said today on CNBC. He added that because FCC commissioners are political appointees, we have no way of knowing who future commissioners will be or how they will wield their new powers.The only trouble is that uncertainty is not the exclusive province of things under government oversight. We had it before the vote, and would have had it no matter how many commissioners said ‘aye.’Absent net neutrality, do we know if ISPs would have created so-called “fast lanes” for content providers who are willing to pay a toll? Or simply slow down service of those who don’t? Do we know whether or not there will be a macro-economic event that slows down venture capital investment in new tech startups, or makes it harder for existing ones to go public? Do we know if some massive new data-hog will emerge, or if the ultimate Netflix killer is a company that somehow compresses the bits into something more manageable for existing pipes?Remember, we don’t even know that the broadband repair guy will show up between 1pm to 4pm, even though we are explicitly told that he will. Uncertainty all over the place.To be sure, it is possible that Cuban’s Internet doomsday will come to pass. I think it highly unlikely, but would never rule it out entirely. Likewise, it’s possible that net neutrality will result in greater innovation. After all, the law of unintended consequences swings both ways. And, in either case, future FCC appointees could make changes (just as future FCC appointees could have passed their own version of net neutrality rules, had today’s vote failed).All we really can do is make judgments based on the best information that is currently available. And reasonable people can disagree on it. But not if your opinion is based primarily on the specter of uncertainty, as if there is any legitimate alternative. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazinelast_img read more