Monday, October 02, 2006

Happiness comes in small packages

They say music unites.

And it does. Across age and generation gaps, across religion, across continents and great divides. You gave me more than one reason to be proud of you.
Cactus rocks!

Shubho Bijoya......

Two reasons for happiness this Monday morning:

This mention, that would have gone unnoticed unless pointed out by him and him.

And, this (tip: Bongopondit). I always knew it would happen. But never realized how good it would feel.

Update: Continued from the last link, more can be found here.



Blogger DD said...

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1:11 PM  
Blogger DD said...

he last link - was one of them your advisor?

1:11 PM  
Blogger Prerona said...

cool :)

2:58 PM  
Blogger Kausum said...

Shubh Bijoya ..

Sorely missed the Cactus Concert .. Atleast bujhtam, how good is the band for so many people to rave about!

3:04 PM  
Blogger Kele Panchu said...

Cactus is coming here next weekend :)

I wanted to ask what DD asked, but there might be more than one reason to be happy about it. But it true ? :))

Shubho Bijoya.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Sanjay said...

Congratulations on the mention. I am not familiar with cactus, but am curious now.

The RNA interference is indeed a seminal discovery. What's the connection though?
Your advisors? :)

8:16 PM  
Blogger Arthur Quiller Couch said...

Same question.
The mention was worth it.

Re Mrs. Banerjee in that earlier post ... my sympathies.

11:16 PM  
Blogger M (tread softly upon) said...

@ dd close enough, for me to be on top of the world :)
@ prerona thanks :)
@ kausum Cactus was good. But more importantly are the things that they believe in which appealed to me plenty, not to mention that some of the band members were old friends.
@ kele panchu do go to the concert, they're pretty good. And quite excited about their first US tour. And reply to dd above should answer yours to some extent.
@ sanjay cactus is the first bengali rock band from calcutta. They started years back but since it is a bengali band you may not be familiar with their name.
Let's just put it this way, my thesis would have never been written had it not been for RNAi!
@ a.q.c thanks! Good to see you here after all this time.

7:32 AM  
Blogger gIftoFwIngs said...

cactus is a us trip now? dint know it..
shubho bijoya.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Sagnik Nandy said...

a very Shubho Bijoya to you lady :) preeti, shubheccha and everything else that comes with it :)

1:59 PM  
Blogger Medha.. said...

Hmm..never heard of Cactus. Need to check them out now!

Btw, Sidhu is HOT! hehe.


6:57 PM  
Blogger Seashells said...

with so much mention, your blog should be worth in gold... :)

Shubho Bijoya.

8:56 PM  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

Oh, fame, fame!! :-) So, how're you handling it? :-)

Your post title made me think of an AIDS awareness film we did earlier this year - 'All good things come in small packages'.

12:31 AM  
Blogger Bishu said...

Barta pathai chokher tarae,
Barta pathai oustha-dhare,
Somostodin saratadin -
Barta pathai Chokh-r tara-e.

Eikhane joma hochee Barta-sonkonlon.

Ei blog-r jonopriyotar suyoj niye blog-malik-r onumoti charai ekta nirlojjo bigyapon diyedilam.Jodi nijo-gune maaf kore dao,tobe oikhane podudhuli diye badhito koro,onyothae delete button boro kaajer jinis.

5:36 AM  
Blogger M (tread softly upon) said...

@ giftofwings yes they are. You can find their schedule on their website. And thanks for stopping here.
@ sagnik :)) thanks and hope you had a good one too.
@ medha I'll tell him that when I see him next :)) And he's a very nice guy too.
@ seashells don't know about that though :)
@ ghostoftomjoad Fame? Wasn't aware of it :)
@ bishu eshob jonopriyo ittadi bole lojja deben na. Nishchoyi jabo apnar blog e. Aabar ashben.

7:34 AM  
Anonymous bongopondit said...

Pardon my rabid ignorance, but I had the impression that Cactus was a Bangladeshi band and that Chandrabindoo was really the only 'Indian' Bengali band !

In my defence I plead guilty of having left Kolkata around the time the Bangla-band phenomenon was just emerging (Suman was passe, Anjan had picked up his guitar and Nochiketa was selling out). The only band I had heard till then was 'Feedback' at Sanskriti.

Anyway on my last visit to Kol, I did pick up (on the recommendation of the sales-guy at Music City) their album Rajar Raja - liked 'Bodhu Re' and Buddho Heshechhen very much.

9:14 AM  
Blogger M (tread softly upon) said...

@ bongopondit I understand where you are coming from and I am not much of an authority either. However Cactus was the first bangla ROCK band from Calcutta. They started I think in 1992. They are def not from Bangladesh (you may be confusing them with Miles which I believe is a Bangladeshi group, but I may be wrong). Sidhu and Sanjay are two of the founding members who still are part of the group. Chandrabindoo came much later as did Bhoomi and the rest. But these are all bands from Calcutta.
I have the Rajar Raja CD and like the songs you mentioned. Didn't know the history behind "Buddha heshechhen" until they mentioned that it was in protest of war and the nuclear testing at Pokhran where the code was "Buddha smiles".
I was cut off from the music scene in Calcutta right about the same time that you mention :)) I started taking an active interest more recently after attending concerts by some of these bands and listening to their CDs. Needless to say I'm quite impressed.

9:28 AM  
Blogger the wannabe indian punkster said...

Yay, for you!

Where are the sweets? Hmm? Hmmmm?

8:07 PM  
Anonymous oliveoyl said...

I was also pretty excited about Fire and Mello winning the Nobel prize, particularly to the C elegans community as a whole and those who are benefitted by RNAi. But now I am curious. You ofcourse used RNAi like most of us in your work, which model organism - may I ask. Now, now - you and I seem to have a lot of coincidences together. It took me split seconds to realise that we were bred in the same school in Calcutta and have thus surprisingly inherited the same characteristics/emotions from our tree( remember my last comment on your post on Teachers Day - sorry missed replying back!)Now RNAi excites us too.
By the way, wasn't Mohiner Ghoraguli earlier than Cactus, so to say.

9:29 PM  
Blogger M (tread softly upon) said...

@ megha anytime :))
@ oliveoyl nice seeing you back. And the story gets more and more interesting :)) Looks like we have too many coincidences here. What model system? Would you believe C. elegans? How cool is that? :))
And as for your other query, yes Mohiner Ghoraguli was the pioneer for bangla bands, many years back. Every single group after that has derived inspiration, and sometimes songs from them. But technically speaking as rock band Cactus was the first.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Tabula Rasa said...

lots of good things coming together, eh? nice.

8:34 AM  
Anonymous oliveoyl said...

C elegans!! hmmmmm - really interesting, I must admit. Coincidences gulo sei LKG theke shuru mone hochchein,aro koto berobe ke jane? Anyways alaap korar ichche thaklo, maybe in some stroke of a last unexpected coincidence, who knows!

1:17 AM  

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