Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Gaata rahe mera dil !

We had as part of our Annual Day celebrations a group song competition last Friday called 'Sargam', consisting of two separate rounds - first one the Karaoke round with humourous twisted lyrics called 'Bappi Copy' and the second the instrumental round called 'The Band' round. We did well, but since we were doing it for the first time; the team came 5th and 6th in these 2 rounds respectively, out of a total of 8 houses based on which all employees of the organisation were split.
First time - so it was a great experience to be on stage performing as a group. The first round we did parody (about PMs and performance appraisals) with 4 good singers (including yours truly ;-)), with lyrics of the Kishore-Asha duet 'Maine Kasam Li'. The second round was accompanied by an amazing guitarist from our house in which I did Kishore's 'Jaana Jaan ...' from the movie 'Jawani Diwani' and 'Dum Maro Dum' by another female team member; along with some fusion to end it by our teammates on tabla, congo and guitars. We had hardly practiced for 3-4 hours over a period of 2 days...

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A sense of satisfaction on having participated - may sound cliched but participation is indeed important wherein you tend to find out the many pitfalls and weakneses in you; that you would have otherwise smugly glossed over, also learning from other teams (most of the other teams were amazing) and singing in groups of 2-4 with the sync and matching pitches, is indeed much more difficult than doing it individually where you have the freedom of doing as you please.

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