Paid one of my regular visit to Crossword / Oxford Bookstore today. I was a little surprised to see Movie DVDs and VCDs being sold for as low as Rs. 35 and Rs. 49 respectively. Seems like the Companies are planning to fight piracy with all their might! Moser Baer has come up with a line of CDs and DVDs at prices as low as that and some GOOD old as well as new Hindi movies for Rs. 35. The English movies were the slightly less heard-of ones but that’s understandable. In any case people with a penchant for watching “good” movies can be categorized into one of either of these:
- Students: Who would in any case “utilize” the power of LANs and download to their heart’s content anything that has ever appeared on ANY entertainment media!
- The educated working class: And if they’re the sorts who’s like “good” (pardon my overuse of the word within quotes!), they wouldn’t be too bothered about the price primarily ‘coz they can afford it.
Anyway, why am I justifying the pricing strategies of the T-Series and Moser Baer’s of the world? .. .. Anyway, some casual conversation with the store-attendants rrevealed that T-series is planning to come out with Hindi Movie VCDs for Rs. 18 and DVDs for Rs. 25! … Phew..! .. I remember, as a kid, I used to save every bit of my pocket money to collect Rs. 16 / Rs. 18 so I could buy an Audio Cassette… (One of those 2-movies-in-one cassette things: 1 on each side!)… Times surely have changed!
Also, I got hold of an album I had been looking for in my dust-covered audio cassette box for a long time. It’s called “Chants of India“ by Pandit Ravi Shankar, Produced by George Harrison. It offers some very refreshing music and my personal favorite from the album is the track called “Mangalam“ — If any of you reading this enjoy the sound of the Mridangam, you wouldn’t want to miss listening to it!
Just stumbled upon: The Marwari entrepreneur community – An interesting article.
(If you haven’t heard the song “Turn the Page” Click on the link (YouTube video), you won’t dislike it at all.. In fact, a friend of mine likes this song so much that she wants to go for drives just to listen to this song play in the car!)