Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Radio One - 94.3 FM. And also, why is there no hindi music station here?

I am hooked to this station everyday. The only time I listen to the radio is when I am driving. Earlier, when I was in madras, I used to listen to Radio Mirchi regularly, mostly because it was a good station and my bus played that on our journey up and down from college. I used to listen to Suchi and some chap in the afternoon talking and entertaining listeners. And the songs were not too bad either.

Recently, Chennai seems to have a new station. Radio One rocks. I enjoy their programmes and its very entertaining, especially between songs. I like their spoof on police in Chennai. Totally rocking. The RJ's aren't too bad either. In fact, I am told that Suchi of RM fame has moved here. Wonder what drew her. Anyway, competition is good for the market. Helps radio channels innovate continuously.

Which makes me think, why isn't there a radio channel that streams hindi music all day long? The answer to that lies in the fact that it does not seem to be a lucrative proposition. Let us look at the target segment. Who do you think listens to the radio?? Mostly, it is the auto drivers, tea shop owners, iron shop guys and the like. Now, the chances of them knowing hindi are practically nil. And if there is no audience, who will advertisers target? And if there are no advertisers, how will the audience make money. There might be a huge hindi speaking population in Chennai, but not all of them listen to the radio. Maybe its tamil which will rule :-)


Another Tag - this time its question time

Was tagged by
Vaish. So its Q and A time. Here I go.

1. (a) Pick out a scar you have.

A scar about 15 cm long on my left thigh.

(b) Explain how you got it ?

Fell off when my bike skid about 7 years ago.

2. What does your phone look like ?

It is a Nokia 6630. Looks kinda big, but I am used to it now. I can make and receive calls, send and receive messages and it acts as a good alarm. Good enough for me !

3. What is on the walls of my bedroom ?

On campus, I have a mirror, a white board with some graph on it. At home, I used to have a poster of Brian Lara. But not anymore.

4. What is your current Desktop picture?

Currently, its a pic of me in a Manchester United jersey that she gifted.

5. Do you believe in gay marriages ?

I can't answer that as I am straight.

6. What do you want more than anything else right now ?

I already am satisfied with everything. Can't ask for anything more.

7. What time were you born?

2:20 am on May 12

8. Last person who made you cry ?

I don't cry usually. Last person was her. Though I was happy when I did. I don't cry otherwise.

9. What is your favorite perfume / cologne

Roger and Gallet (Open). Can't beat that.

10. What kind of hair/eye color do you like in the opposite sex?

Black or brown. And reasonably long hair :) Eyes, no prefrence. Brown eyes would be good though.

11. What are you listening to?

Nothing actually. The cell phone beeping occasionally indicating the arrival of a message. And the fan above me.

12. Do you get scared of the dark?


13. Do you like pain killers?

Anything but injections :-)

14. Are you too shy to ask someone out?

No. Not at all :-)

15. If you could eat anything right now, what would it be?

Mmm. This is a toughie. I would say Home cooked rasam with potato curry :-) Rocks. Also thayir saadam. Yay !

I tag



Thursday, August 16, 2007

A Tag to bring me out of hibernation

This blog had almost died, and I had committed blogicide, Well Almost.
She tagged me and well, sometimes it takes a tag to write.

So here they are, things I like best

  • Cuddling up with a book on a dark, gloomy day and fall asleep reading it
  • Talking on the phone for hours, at all hours of the day and night with her
  • Doing Crossword puzzles and breaking my head over simple words
  • Aimlessly surfing the internet and refreshing websites faster than they update them
  • Irritating people with PJ's, something that I am proud of :)
  • The smell of wet mud just after a drizzle
  • Train journeys in India, especially second class. The lush green fields, the different people you meet
  • Watching Manchester United play, no matter how many times
  • Driving around the streets of Madras, even though they're becoming crowded by the day
Will post more later.

And I tag anyone who wants to do this.