Since 1999

After being a member of RMIM for a few years, I realized that people were frustrated with the text only discussions and wanted to share songs, pictures, video,files etc. So I looked for way to host a website for free. I made the announcement on April 26, 2000 thus:

Hi RMIMers:

I have created my hobby home page. (Some day I will also have a
professional home page and a family home page and a .....)

If you have always wanted to buy Hindi Film Geet Kosh and other stuff
from Har Mandir Singh, but did not know how to get a draft in Indian
Rupees to pay him, my page suggests an easy way. Just send a personal
check to me and he will mail you the stuff from Kanpur.

I also have 70 photos of Hindi film people, some famous some not too

The address is

This photo collection will expand to have hundreds if not thousands of
photos. I see lots of movies and have SNAPPY to capture video and COREL
PHOTOPAINT to cleanup the images. I just wish I had more time.

Of course, if you have good quality photos (in any format) of
little-known film people active to about 1959 (mostly), I would love to
have them.

This collection is, in part, a reaction to hundreds of collections
having endless photos of juhi chawla and madhuri dixit. Come on kids,
even I know how they look like by now. How many photos of these fine
ladies do we need? Now if you are talking about madhubaalaa, that's a
different story. Even 20,000 photos of her are not enough. Give me more.


Surjit Singh, a diehard movie fan(atic), period.

Sent via

The post was completely ignored except for one response from Nita. She wrote:

The photo Index is fabulous, Surjitji. The small tidbits of information
are a great touch. I got to know some things I didn't know. I hope you
will add more photos soon. It is indeed a refreshing change from those
Madhuri-Aishwarya Rai-et al photo sites.


Sent via

To which I replied:

Thanks. The idea was to give generally unknown info about famous people
and enough info about roles in one or two movies to help identify
the little known people.

Surjit Singh, a diehard movie fan(atic), period.

And that was the end of the discussion. I think I put up all the RMIM articles. the FAQ, some more photos, my own articles. Unfortunately, In those days I did now know the value of backups. Suddenly, after about 2 years, one day netcolony disappeared! I was sad. More later.

Now You Know!

Roberto 133


Share this post

Submit to DeliciousSubmit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TechnoratiSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn