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Royalty free music by Jim Ankan Deka

I am sharing two of my tracks for download for free as well as using them commercially for any purpose; including YouTube videos, Dailymotion videos and projects. Both the tracks are available on SoundCloud for download for free.

The tracks are licensed under a  Creative Commons Licence.

Click Here to download "A Healing Touch" | Click Here to download "Mr Davidson's Ride"
Artist - Jim Ankan Deka
This license is acceptable for Free Cultural Works.

You are free to:

  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Nixobdo Nilim - our new Assamese music video

Nixobdo Nilim (Assamese song) by Jim Ankan Deka

The tune hit me the moment we landed in Gokarna. A pristine region in Karnataka, Gokarna lies very close to Goa. But it's far away from the touristy haste and hooey. The stochasticity of the beaches and the surrounding scenario refresh the mind and the soul. Hence, it's easy to fall in love with everything that's around.
A dancer on Om Beach, Gokarna (photo - Jim Ankan Deka)
A dancer on Om Beach, Gokarna (photo - Jim Ankan Deka)

Nixobdo Nilim means Silent Horizon. And that's what I found while sitting on the beaches of Gokarna.
That's what I have seen people doing there - just looking into the horizon; and (probably) keenly relishing the fragrance of the distant dark-crested rocks. We were four friends and shot each others fun moments with our video camera without any script or storyboard.

Parmita Borah, Antara Baruah and Jim Ankan Deka - while shooting for Nixobdo Nilim
Later used those videos for the song while writer Parmita Borah came up with a nice story for the song. While Antara Baruah acted as a beach and music loving damsel, our friend Mickey Bora took care of the logistics. And voila! Nixobdo Nilim was just a simple task.

Recorded and edited at Eastern Fare Music Studio in Bangalore, the song is available for download at

News on 'Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence'

Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence is made with an aim to sensitize people of various social evils such as sexual violence, child abuse and marital rape. The music video of the bilingual song won four awards at three film festivals of India - Best Music Video Award at the 'Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival 2013' and 'Hollywood Shorts Reel-14' and Best Music Award and Best Music Video Award at 'Noida International Film Festival 2014'. The music of the song is composed by Jim Ankan Deka and video is directed by Parmita Borah. The vocalists of the song are Antara Nandy, Ritwika Bhattacharya and Queen Hazarika. The video is produced by Eastern Fare productions.

Read more at ReviewNE and The Sentinel. | Watch the video Here. | Download Aawaz Here

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Google Chromecast in India | connect your smartphone and laptop to a big screen TV

Google Chromecast

I had been looking for a device to connect my Samsung Galaxy s4 and Laptop to my (non-smart) LG 42" TV. Although on the net I found many devices, most of which were not available in India or have exhorbitant price tags. And then I came across with Google's new magic device 'The Google Chromecast'.

What is it?

With Chromecast you can use your phone, tablet or laptop to browse and cast content to your TV, play and pause and control the volume of the TV directly. With the content streaming, you can also multitask - send emails or surf the web - while seeing what is on the TV screen. All wirelessly. This means, you no longer have to check videos on you 4 or 5 inch screen of your mobile phone but enjoy those in your big screen TV and also enjoy them in HD; controlling everything from your couch.

How to connect?

Very simple. The device is like a pen drive (a 2.83-inch (72 mm) HDMI dongle) which can be connected to the TV's HDMI port and power it through the USB port of the TV itself. If the TV doesn't have a USB port, it can be powered through a power adaptor. Now you need a WiFi connection with a minimum 2 Mbps speed. Once you get the welcome screen on the TV you can visit from your laptop or download Chromecast app on your smartphone. Rest is easy. Once you have the devices connected, all you have to do is visit the YouTube app and stream a video and press the 'Play on TV' button on the YouTube screen. Voila!!

YouTube videos look splendid as long as you have a minimum 2 Mbps wifi speed. You can check any website and play any videos from any website (not necessary YouTube). Infact through 'Cast Entire Screen' option you can play videos or anything from the hard-drive of your laptop.

What about 'Screen Mirroring'? (For smart phones)

Nope. As of now it's not available. You can't mirror the screen of your cell phone with the TV with Google Chromecast. There are other devices for that. So far my favourites are -
Normal 'wired mirroring' through Galaxy s4's Micro-USB port which gives glitch-free mirroring
'Wireless mirroring' with the help of Samsung's AllShare Cast dongle.
 Samsung HomeSync

Where to buy Google Chromecast in India?

As of April, 2014, the device is available in for Rs 3099 and on for around Rs 2849 with a discount coupon - FBLIKEPAGE63766.

More info at

Recently there was a news in the air that an application in Google Play is being developed to mirror the screen of the smartphone on the TV through which one can play games like Dungeon Hunter and Real Racing 3. This would offer a second-screen experience, displaying the game on your TV and turning your phone into the controller. If you come across with the app do let me know.

Best Music and Best Music Video awards for 'Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence' at Noida International Film Festival

After 2nd Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival and Hollywood Shorts Reel-14, Aawaz wins two awards at the Noida International Film Festival - Best Music and Best Music Video.

The music video and the song aim to sensitize people of various social evils like sexual violence, child abuse and marital rape. The core idea behind the song is to encourage people to speak up and not hush up matters like this.

The song is recorded at Eastern Fare Studio and Madcat Music Studio in Bangalore and Sargam Audiocraft, Guwahati. The music video is directed and produced by Parmita Borah. This collaborative project involves noted artists from across India including noted vocalist of Assam Queen Hazarika, 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs' (2009) finalist Antara Nandy from Kolkata, Ritwika Bhattacharya from Bangalore, Vicky Mahanta, Pratik Nalawade, Pankaj Rajkhowa and many others. Camera work by Shasanka Gogoi, Anoop Guha, Vikramjit Kakati and Monibha Mitra. Apart from musicians, the actors in the video are Rachel Rose Oommen and Antara Baruah. The video was released on June 01, 2013.

Copied songs of Bollywood - music piracy?

There are hundreds of songs in Bollywood which are directly copied, adopted or inspired from other songs. Some of these songs saw huge success in the Bollywood film industry. What I don't understand is, where we have certain music directors who have been engaged in making their own music and mark, how can another bunch think of coping the tunes of some other songs and present as their own work? Well, below are few very famous Hindi film songs which got the popularity among Indian people, but actually were adopted or copied from works by other musicians and music directors.

Will be adding more songs to the list in future.

Crossroads at Phoenix MarketCity, Bangalore (concert photography)

Crossroads, a classic-rock band from Bangalore, India played at a city hot-spot on Friday, December 27, 2013. The band covered songs from Metallica to Dire Straits. The evening was fun as we got to sit at the "Trader Vic's" and witnessed the entire concert sipping beverages. Below are few moments of the show.

Aawaz wins Best Music Video Award at the Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival, 2013

Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence was made with an aim to sensitize people of various social evils such as sexual violence, child abuse and marital rape. The music video of the bilingual song won the Best International Music Video Award at the 'Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival 2013' held on 14 December 2013.

Read more at ReviewNE and The Sentinel.

Watch the video Here. | Download Aawaz Here

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