New Indian entertainment channel 9X and Endemol (everywhere now) have come up with an interesting singing concept, Mission Ustaad. Backed by stars like A.R. Rahman, Javed Akhtar, Lara Dutta, Kailash Kher etc, established singers present known and novel compositions on themes like poverty, education...all pertaining to UN Millenium goals.
This week's episode was particularly interesting and full of emotions since the theme was 'Maa' that is, 'Mother'
Nice selections by the duet but also nice compositions, particularly the one sung by Naresh Iyer and Shweta Pandit (part 5). Watch the videos here.
This also reminds me that a really soulful song called 'Maa' has been sung by Shankar Mahadevan in "Taare Zameen Par" which i've yet to watch.