Aishwarya and I began writing here on Rahmania mid-November, and it’s been quite a journey. I sure am not a good writer, but I’ve tried to express my thoughts in the best way I could, and I am quite happy the way this blog has shaped up. 13 posts with 3 guest posts, and 6 individual posts each, is surely a good way to begin; and we hope to have more diverse posts in 2011.
The end of the year brought about some news about A.R.Rahman taking a sabbatical, with it probably having to with the spate of ‘flops’. While I shall not comment on music of Raavan and Jhootha Hi Sahi taking the blame for the movies’ dismal performance, it indeed came as a shock to me. Surely, everyone needs a break, and with A.R.Rahman being in the peak of his international career has taken a brave decision, and I just hope he bounces back much better than ever.
Here’s wishing you all a very happy new year and a musical one at that!
2010 has been a very busy year for Rahman. I think the last time he had so many albums released was back in 2000. This year, some of his albums have been good, and others, simply average. I guess there are a couple of soundtracks releasing next year. I am particularly excited about Rockstar. I just hope there isn’t a Punjabi track in the soundtrack – it IS an Imtiaz Ali film after all.
The sabbatical should do him a world of good. But not having a Rahman album to look forward to is sad.
And I cannot believe we’ve had so many posts in only 6 weeks! It feels like we’ve had the blog for months. If you have any suggestions, do tell us.
Happy New Year.