The up & coming sensation
from the alternative underground
Tawsif Saleheen & Faizul A Tanim
has all the awesome charm of an Alternative rock group. Distinguished
by their own style, their qualities draw you into their type of songs
bringing out almost all the emotional patches of cheerful and grieved
tunes. With an unconventional mix of guitar processor sounds, this
quartet did fall from a graceful musical backdrop. Heavy riffs, distinguished
solo, groovy basslines, deep vocals and very energetic and entertaining
drumming-- The elegance of this band is striking out.
all started when…
The old pals Tony and Zubair (ex- Extrude) always wanted to groove
a bit of a Rock n Roll together. When they needed a guitarist, they
called up the nice-dude Abir (ex-Ironic Fate). Soon Titu joined in.
The band had their first aashor on 28th December, 2002. By January
they had delved into a full-time practice, the initial name of the
band being Violent Green. The virtuosos had their first concert in
March at DBC, where they received plenty of kudos from the audience.
After that there was no looking back.
The Rock n Roll prodigies had their second concert in August, at the
Engineering Institute. There they appeared as Aashor for the first
time. The hit track Shunno was aired, and it swept the audience out
of their feet. Soon Aashor received the contract for recording the
track Shunno in the mixed album Din Bodol. Recording started in September.
When Din Bodol came out in 25th February, Aashor was one of the undisputed
stars of the underground arena.
Zubair- Vocals and guitars.
up with the name, dude?
Russel, a mutual friend and a well-wisher of the band, came up with
the name Aashor. 'Aashor means a musical congregation,' said Tony.
'Our music is an outcome of the aashors we have among ourselves. Hence
Zubair: Chris Cornell, David Coverdale, Nuno Bettecourt, Sound Garden,
Stone Temple Pilots (STP).
Abir: Venni Moore, Paul Gilbert, Skid Row, Dire Straits, Sting.
Tony: Matt Cameron, Dennis Chamber, Danny Carrey, Vinnie Paul, Mudwayne,
Titu: STP, Sound Garden, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Billy Sheehan.
Aashor is a rock n roll band, with a flavour of alternative. 'Its
about music and fun', said Tony. ' We mainly work on abstract topic,'
added Zubair. ' Our works deal with depression and the psychedelic.'
Rather than sticking to the stereotyped esplanade, Aashor endeavours
to set a new aura with their utterly versatile music. Some of their
upcoming tracks boast the perfect blend of classical music and the
memorable stage performance…
The day after Din Bodol got released, Aashor had a concert at the
Russian Cultural Centre. Thanks to Shunno, they were celebrities by
then. When they reached the stage, the crowd broke into a total frenzy.
Fans came up in front of the stage, and started banging their heads
with the beat of the music, leaving Aashor absolutely enthralled.
'Oh! There's another memorable performance,' Abir added with a grin.
'We once performed at Mahanagar Nattyamancha with (ahem) celebrities
ranging from Asif to Tishma. It was an experience filled with pain
Sound system,' Abir said with a smirk :-).
competitor in the underground arena?
'Music is an art,' the band replied. 'The word competition doesn't
go with it.' All the other underground bands are Aashor's friends,
not foes. Some of their favorite contemporaries include: Nemesis,
Breach, Fulbanu's Revenge, Reborn, Stentorian.
about music as a career?
'Music is our passion,' the band replied. But, in a country like ours
the society is still reluctant to acknowledge music as a true occupation.
Nevertheless, no matter what careers they pursue in future, music
will always be the top priority for the members of Ashor.
years from now…
Five years from now, Aashor expects to have its own listeners. They
don't want to get commercialized. On the contrary, they want to enter
the mainstream by playing quality music.
makes them different from rest of the bands?
'The fact that we are the laziest band,' Zubair replied mischievously.
Aashor is currently working on Agontuk 3 and Lokayat mixed albums.
We, the RS crew, hope that they would soon come up with an album of
wants to thank…
Russel, Sohel, Mumtahana, Pratik, Prohi, Hamza, Bubli, Nusrat, Ershad
(AKA Baka), Fuad Bhai, Duray Bhai, Sumon Bhai, Black, Artcell, Aurthohin,
Families, and ofcourse fans.
very small duration in which Aashor sprung up, the fans and RS desk
can wish for only matured music with prolific taste that now is underground-ish,
but can become great mainstream band in the near future.
S P I D E R M
A N 2
Peter Parker/Spider-Man: Tobey Maguire
Mary Jane Watson: Kirsten Dunst
Dr. Otto Octavius: Alfred Molina
Harry Osborn: James Franco
Betty Brant: Elizabeth Banks
Snooty Usher: Bruce Campbell
Aunt May: Rosemary Harris
J. Jonah Jameson: J.K. Simmons
Louise: Vanessa Ferlito
MOst of the times
sequels tend to be a bit dull. It could be because people expect too
much from the first movie or that the movie is actually dull. So when
Spidey 2 came out, albeit in pirated form, it was a bit of apprehension
with which I watched. The print was horrible but the temptation was
too great to resist. So there I was watching a movie with faded colors
and an echoing soundtrack.
The plot: It all
begins a little after the last movie left off. Peter Parker is having
a hard time. His constant fights with the criminals of New York leave
him exhausted for time. He can't make it to dates with Mary Jane who
has gotten tired of being stood up and is engaged to an astronaut.
Peter is dong badly in school, is late in payment for the huge warehouse
like apartment he lives in, lost his job at the pizzeria and his friends
are annoyed with him for his irresponsible time keeping. Lastly he
has lost his love because he was too afraid that he would lose her
to the bad guys if they knew. So he's losing in a big way.
Life is hard for
a teen as it is and being a superhero doesn't make things any better.
So he has finally decided to call it quits and thrown his costume
in the dump. Is this the end of our hero? Well, c'mon there's Doc
Octopus who's out to terrorize the Big Apple.
Peter Parker admires
the famous Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) whose experiments on
fusion technology promise to power everything or destroy everything.
To handle the dangerous materials of his experiments, Octavius devises
four powerful tentacles that are fused to his spine and have a cyber-intelligence
of their own. There's' a chip at the top of his spine that prevents
the tentacles from overriding his wish but when an accident destroys
the chip the gentle scientist is transformed into the fearsome Doc
ignore the call of duty so that's where we have our hero slinging
to the rescue. Of course along the way his web spurting abilities
fail him but that's a minor glitch.
The movie is great.
In fact, it is in a way better than the first movie. Sure the first
one had all the surprise of parker discovering his powers but all
that left t a lot of the character development in the dark. In the
sequel there is a lot more emphasis on the characters and their lives.
Peter Parkers exhausting life is something as lot of people can relate
to. The regular traumas of life he deals with are familiar to most
people. I mean, look at Superman and Batman. They can handle everything
that comes their way.
But that does
not mean there is any cutback on the thrills. There's plenty of action
start to finish. There's a scene consisting of Spidey, a train and
its horrified passengers that would make Superman proud. A lot of
people complain that Spiderman looks a bit cartoonish as he swings
from building to building but this sequel has made a slight change
It's a real proper
movie with a great plot, character depth, terrific action and an endearing
human element. So was it worth being impatient and watching a bad
print. Yes, and its definitely something to watch all over again.
know, Google is doing a lot of favours for us lately. You probably
know by now that Google is going to serve us with a legendary email
service. Anyway, by developing that email service, Google kick-started
the new revolution of improving email services. You see, Yahoo first
got inspired by this big bad kick and improved it's service (increased
account size to 100 MB). Most other email services will soon improve
their services. Except Hotmail. I wish somebody would literally kick
them (owners of Hotmail) in their face to make them realise that their
2 MB email account seem microscopic in front of Gmail's gigantic 1000
lots of responses from my dear readers again. That's exactly why I'm
working so hard to make sure you can enjoy internet at it's best.
But I'm facing some limitations though. You see, most people are forced
to use very slow internet connection. So, I can't recommend really
cool (but huge in size) sites for the next generation.
Do you have any idea how a helicopter flies? How car engines works?
How that chopper actually flies? How the newspaper you are reading
actually gets printed? Lot's of thing yet to discover, huh?
upgrade the one of the most powerful computers in this planet: your
brain. Visit the site and discover stuff. It's designed to be addictive,
encouraging and, of course, interesting.
"I have travelled around the world observing people and nature.
Travelling heightens differences, so seeing similarities is more challenging.
It's subtle. A look or a gesture can give a glimpse of human essence,
a commonality that binds us. It is the same thing with a sunrise;
it will always affect us whenever it takes place. That sort of link,
and a sharing of intimate moment, is what I seek to convey in my work."
That's what the artist has to say about his special website. And I
totally agree… how inspiring….
Games, games, games… and lots of them. Small, funny, enjoyable and
also for free. New games are uploaded every other week. This is my
favourite site for finding small-sized playable games. Just thought
you would like a site like this.
a break now
…and save the world.
What if I told you that feeding a hungry person was as simple as clicking
on your computer mouse? That you could save some land for forests?
That you can help nourish an abandoned animal for free? Would you
me. It's as simple as a click on a button. Just log on to this site…
find the yellow "donate" button and click it. There, you
just gave 1.1 cups of staple food to a hungry person.
you clicked on the button, you will see some ads, and those ads pay
for your donation. Cool idea, huh? Last year, this site donated about
3000 metric tonnes of food.
Do you have any idea how easily you can make a cool music video? Check
out this site.
simple techno beat playing on the background, a video of a man repeatedly
smashing record-disks on his head, cool colour effects on the screen…
add in your favourite song and your creativity… And you get the coolest
music video in the world. I especially loved watching that guy breaking
things and dancing to Eminem's classics.
site is amusing… though not exactly guaranteed to lift your moods.
The ultimate award that you would never want to get. Yet, hundreds
of people are getting it. We don't really know how they feel after
getting the dreaded award… because they are all dead.
how to get the award: you have to kill yourself, accidentally, in
a very stupid manner. The dumber your death is, the better your award
would be. I just don't feel saying anything more about this site.
finally the end approaches. I hope you enjoyed the sites. If you are
interested about any particular subject, let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I might just have a good link for you. Until then, happy web surfing.