Saturday, October 21, 2006

O-zone - Dragostea Din Tei

"Dragostea Din Tei" sung by the Romanian pop band "O-Zone" has some great music and lyrics. I hope people have time to check it out, they can watch the video on YouTube. The original video from the Album can be seen HERE. The original lyrics of the song can be seen on THIS website. Also there is an English version, the lyrics for that can be found HERE.

But this song became more popular because of a guy lip-synching the song energetically over his webcam and posting it on the Internet on the site "Newgrounds" in 2004. It had a record views of 13 million. That video became more popular and was known as the "Numa Numa Dance" video. It was performed by some 19 year old amateur Gary Brolsma. For viewing that video click HERE. This video is now been posted over many sites including YouTube. The amazing thing about this video is that it created something known as the Numa Numa Phenomenon. It is also sometime considered as an Internet Parody.

Based on this many more videos have come up with the same song posted by different internet users with Webcams including a competition for $45,000 for the best Numa Numa Dance video.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Name change for Cities

The Karnataka government has finally decided to implement the name change of Bangalore to Bengalooru from November 1st. But this is not the only city changing, along with Bangalore 6 other cities are having their names changed. Following is the name list:

  • Bangalore --> Bangalooru
  • Mangalore --> Mangalooru
  • Mysore --> Mysooru
  • Belgaum --> Belagaavi
  • Hubli --> Hubballi
  • Shimoga --> Shivamogga
  • Hospet --> Hosapete

So looks like this is finally happening. There is always a habit of copy, so I am guessing their will be many more states in India which will try changing more names of cities. Hope with the name change, the government will be able to improve the infrastructure of these cities as well.