Before coming I was excited and terrified. The last I felt like that was doing my marriage… uummm… there is this dialogue from a Hindi film called “mere pass ma hai…” which means I have nothing but I have my mother… so mother’s here… her blessings are there with me. I am grateful for her to have come all the way. I want to thank the academy for being so kind, all the jury members. I want to thank the IDBR, all the crew of the Slumdog, Mr. Gulzar, Ragheb Alama, Palsy and my musicians in Chennai and Mumbai.

And… I want to say something in Thamizh which says, which I say normally after every award “ ella puhazhum iraivanukke” which mean God is Great.

 — rahman’s oscar accpetance speech

valentines day fever

I am terrified, petrified, stupefied …  I won’t put a single toe outside my home tomorrow. Not even if threatened with life. I have decided and that’s final!


A lot of people [read it as organisations that are of no use to anybody] are issuing threats every second that couples seen on Feb. 14 will be married off then and there! Man! That’s social service for you. Bless them!