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Posted: 06 July 2006 at 9:23am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Sudha_rn

Hello friends, Hug

How is everyone?? I m feeling ok now..Discharged from hospital just few days back..

Catch u guys soon..

Sudha Smile
Hi Sudha .. welcome back honey .. I hope you are feeling much better now .. Take some good rest before you get back to the routine ... Smile .. Glad to have you back

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Posted: 06 July 2006 at 3:50pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by Sudha_rn

Hello friends, Hug

How is everyone?? I m feeling ok now..Discharged from hospital just few days back..

Catch u guys soon..

Sudha Smile

hi sudha, gr8 to c back

take some rest , IF wont go newhereSmile

 

 

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Posted: 06 July 2006 at 3:59pm | IP Logged
and dayita and swetha glad to c u both too Big smile
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Posted: 07 July 2006 at 3:37am | IP Logged
Worldspace Satellite Radio signature tune by Rahman

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Source: Worldspace India
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WORLDSPACE SATELLITE RADIO UNVEILS SIGNATURE TUNE BY BRAND AMBASSADOR AR RAHMAN
Song is Part of New Integrated Communications Campaign Featuring AR Rahman and Aimed at Strengthening Subscriber Connection

Maharashtra, Delhi, July 3rd 2006—WORLDSPACE Satellite Radio, (NASDAQ: WRSP), one of the world leaders in satellite-based digital radio services, today unveiled an inspiring new signature tune developed by music impresario AR Rahman, WORLDSPACE brand ambassador in India. The signature tune, to be used in an integrated communications campaign, highlights the 'everyday' and 'everywhere' nature of music while showcasing the incredible variety of radio content offered by WORLDSPACE with over 40 stations of distinctive music genres, entertainment, and information.

Speaking at the launch, Tedros Lemma, corporate vice president, Worldspace, Inc., said, "It is our vision to offer Indians a truly global radio experience – giving them the variety, quality and the ability to choose what they want to listen to. AR Rahman has come to personify quality music and we are honored to partner with him on our aggressive communication campaign to build our brand in India."

The WORLDSPACE signature tune draws inspiration from the sounds of nature and the rhythms of our everyday lives. AR Rahman has woven the lyrical sounds of the soothing sea, a bird's chirpy call, the earthy chant of fishermen – among a medley of other evocative sounds around us, crafting a tune that refreshes and energizes, showcasing the true inspiration of music.

Sharing his insights into the tune and talking of his association with WORLDSPACE, AR Rahman said, "It is my pleasure to be associated with Worldspace as I believe that there truly is so much music to hear and Worldspace has created a unique platform that not only keeps alive various forms of music but also extends the reach of this music to virtually the entire country and even abroad. When creating the tune I wanted to bring alive the true sounds of India as a showcase of the depth of musical traditions available in the country."

WORLDSPACE has posted aggressive growth across India in the past year, growing 500% from around 21,000 subscribers in March 2005 to more than 110,000 subscribers in 2006. Having expanded retail operations to cover 14 markets with hundreds of retail points, WORLDSPACE intends to leverage the relationship with AR Rahman to strengthen its connection with customers and to raise awareness about the distinctive features of satellite radio.

The new communications campaign, of which AR Rahman is an integral part, is based on extensive studies with existing as well as potential customers across India. Commenting on the campaign, Arti Mehta, Chief Marketing Officer, WORLDSPACE India said, "Rahman's genius has captured the attention of the world with his distinctive brand of music, which has stayed true to tradition, attracting a broad base of listeners who cut across age groups, geographies and profiles. WORLDSPACE will leverage this imposing persona, and his undoubted association with quality music, to build awareness for our brand and connect with music lovers across India. We have developed an aggressive integrated campaign that involves a refreshing new series of TV commercials and on-ground events including concerts, contests and awards."

Shot in the picturesque surroundings of Kannur in Kerala, the new WORLDSPACE television commercial celebrates the diversity of music and draws from the theme of AR Rahman's inspiring signature tune – celebrating the sounds around us. At the center of the campaign is the unbeatable variety and diversity of WORLDSPACE content highlighting the fact that "there is so much to hear."

About Worldspace, Inc.

Based just outside Washington, DC, WORLDSPACE (NASDAQ: WRSP) is the world's only global media and entertainment company positioned to offer a satellite radio experience to consumers in more than 130 countries with five billion people, driving 300 million cars. WORLDSPACE delivers the latest tunes, trends and information from around the world and around the corner. WORLDSPACE subscribers benefit from a unique combination of local programming, original WORLDSPACE content and content from leading brands around the globe including the BBC, CNN, Virgin Radio UK, NDTV and RFI. WORLDSPACE's satellites cover two-thirds of the globe with six beams. Each beam is capable of delivering up to 80 channels of high quality digital audio and multimedia programming directly to WORLDSPACE Satellite Radios anytime and virtually anywhere in its coverage areas. WORLDSPACE is a pioneer of satellite-based digital radio services (DARS) and was instrumental in the development of the technology infrastructure used today by XM Satellite Radio. For more information, visit www.worldspace.com

About WORLDSPACE India

WORLDSPACE boasts a range of over 40 radio stations across genres – from Jazz to Classical, to Old Hindi Film Music and Rock. Its Indian programming includes two Indian classical stations – Shruti (Carnatic) and Gandharv (Hindustani), as well as regional Indian stations, viz. Tara (Bengali), KL Radio (Tamil), Sparsha (Kannada), RM Radio (Malayalam), Spandana (Telugu) and Tunak Punjabi (Punjabi) and a Spiritual and Wellness station, Moksha, among others. For more information, please visit www.worldspace.in
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WORLDSPACE has posted aggressive growth across India in the past year, growing 500% from around 21,000 subscribers in March 2005 to more than 110,000 subscribers in 2006. Having expanded retail operations to cover 14 markets with hundreds of retail points, WORLDSPACE intends to leverage the relationship with AR Rahman to strengthen its connection with customers and to raise awareness about the distinctive features of satellite radio.

The new communications campaign, of which AR Rahman is an integral part, is based on extensive studies with existing as well as potential customers across India. Commenting on the campaign, Arti Mehta, Chief Marketing Officer, WORLDSPACE India said, "Rahman's genius has captured the attention of the world with his distinctive brand of music, which has stayed true to tradition, attracting a broad base of listeners who cut across age groups, geographies and profiles. WORLDSPACE will leverage this imposing persona, and his undoubted association with quality music, to build awareness for our brand and connect with music lovers across India. We have developed an aggressive integrated campaign that involves a refreshing new series of TV commercials and on-ground events including concerts, contests and awards."

Shot in the picturesque surroundings of Kannur in Kerala, the new WORLDSPACE television commercial celebrates the diversity of music and draws from the theme of AR Rahman's inspiring signature tune – celebrating the sounds around us. At the center of the campaign is the unbeatable variety and diversity of WORLDSPACE content highlighting the fact that "there is so much to hear."
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Posted: 07 July 2006 at 3:53am | IP Logged
thks for the article.........

hi sudha...welcome back......me too visitin if after some days....so i know how much i was missin it......

well, take care of urself.....

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Posted: 08 July 2006 at 12:18am | IP Logged
July 07, 2006

A. R. Rahman to perform in the Hollywood Bowl, California ...


In a mostly sold out show, A. R. Rahman is scheduled to perform in the Hollywood Bowl, in Hollywood, California on Sunday, July 16th. Some of the Indian artists performing along with him are Sukhwinder Singh, Hariharan, Sadhana Sargam, Madhushree, Naresh Iyer, Rajesh Raman, Sivamani and Anisha Nagarajan.

Show's description:

India's movie music and dance spectacular comes to the Bowl with the genre's premier composer and musical genius, AR Rahman. Infectious Hindi song, breathtaking dance, and colorful movie clips on the Bowl's side screens make for a night of wonder, surprise and spectacle.

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Posted: 08 July 2006 at 12:19am | IP Logged
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AR RAHMAN, the man who has redefined contemporary Indian music, is the pride of the Indian nation and a role model for millions around the world. In a country where film music is the most popular form of music, Rahman is truly the emperor. AR Rahman, hailed by Time as the 'Mozart of Madras,' is one of the most successful artists of all time and, according to a BBC estimate, has sold more than 100 million albums of his works, comprising music from more than 50 movies.

Rahman was born into a musically affluent family and started playing the piano at a very young age. His father, RK Shekhar, was a composer, arranger, and conductor for Malayalam movies. Unfortunately, his father died when Rahman was only nine and the family started renting out musical equipment to make ends meet.

Young Rahman then joined noted composer Ilayaraja's troupe as a keyboardist and computer programmer. After working with several renowned composers, such as Ilayaraja, Vishwanathan-Ramamurthy, Zakir Hussain, and L Shankar, he set out on his own to compose jingles and scores for popular Indian television features. During this period, he also obtained a degree in Western classical music from the Trinity College of Music, London, and went on to set up his own in-house studio, called Panchathan Record-Inn at Chennai, which is arguably Asia's most sophisticated and hi-tech studio.

In 1991, noted filmmaker Mani Ratnam offered Rahman a movie, Roja, which was a run-away success and brought nationwide fame and acclaim to the composer. The movie also led Rahman to receive the Indian National Award for the best music composer, the first time ever by a debutant. Since then, Rahman has gone on to win the Indian National Award three more times (for Minsaara Kannavu, Lagaan, and Kannathil Muthamittal), the most ever by any composer.

The "Bombay Theme," from the movie Bombay, was prominently featured in the movie Lord of War, starring Nicolas Cage. The track "Chaiyya Chaiyya," from the movie Dil Se, was featured in the recent Spike Lee movie Inside Man, starring Oscar-winner Denzel Washington.

Rahman's foray into Hindi movies started off with a big bang in the superhit Rangeela, followed by Dil Se, Taal, 1947/Earth, Pukar, Lagaan, Zubeida, Meenaxi, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Yuva, and Tehzeeb, among others, all of which had huge album sales. His more recent releases include Swades, Ah-Aah, Bose: The Forgotten Hero, The Rising, Water, and Rang De Basanti, all of which have been critically acclaimed and well received.

In 1997, to commemorate 50 years of Indian independence, Sony Music signed Rahman as its first artist in South Asia. The result was Vande Matram, an album that instantly made Indian youth relate to it and succeeded in rekindling the spirit of patriotism. Being Indian was fashionable among the youth again.

Rahman is involved in various charitable causes. In 2004 he was appointed as the Global Ambassador of the Stop T B Partnership, a project of the World Health Organisation (WHO). He also supports charities such as Save the Children and does his part to alleviate human suffering. As a producer on the single "We Can Make It Better" by Don Asian alongside Mukhtar Sahota, Rahman showed his charitable side again with all proceeds going to the tsunami victims, as did his 2004 tsunami relief concert in India.

Rahman's popularity can be judged from the fact that he has had three world tours of his concerts in the last six years and has performed to packed audiences almost everywhere including Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Dubai, the UK, Canada, and the U.S.A.

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