Friday, September 30, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
After 3 months of relentless scorching heat, Bangalore is back to its envied weather condition. The past week has been absolute bliss - min you only weather wise!
Yesterday night it poured dinos and rhinos. It was such a lovely feeling going to bed listening to the heavy rain. It was so chilly that i brought our thick blankies out. Though right at this moment I am facing the aftermath of that bliss - you guessed right - terrible roads and choking traffic. Last Sunday we went cycling, after a break of almost 4 weeks. The weather just awesome, I could have cycled forever only if the roads are just as nice and there say not killing smoke from all vehicles around.
It is lovely to be sitting in an auto, going to work, with gentle breeze all over me - so what if every 500m I am assailed by the stench of the ever increasing rotting garbage on bangalore roads!!!
Monday, May 16, 2016
I guess Live Symphony means they make their own music. None of the songs they played / he sang were on the same pace or exact tune of the original song. Even slow songs were played at a faster tempo.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
When we were in college and were apart for 5 years before we got married, the Mr. found Ghazals very very appealing - the soul wrenching feeling of poignance in them - made him miss me a lot and stay in that feeling of love for a long time. I don't remember hearing ghazals for the past 5 years at the least - guess he doesn't want that feeling anymore - not with me yelling every three seconds for something he has not done (ha ha !)
I very distinctly remember the cassette that I had recorded for him - with some of my most favourite romantic songs - there was the son "Tu Jahan Jahan chalega" (Mera saaya) - and the Mr. would not hear it for it would bring tears to his eyes. Can't say it would do that now ! (Wink!) (Blogs should have emoticons!!!)
The latest addition to the list of favourites is this song from a movie called Sabarjit Singh - based on a true story - Saalamat. A very soft and romantic number. The lyrics are just too idealically romantic even for the most jaded hearts would sound very meltingly aww....Whoever said that song writing has died was truly wrong. Arijith Singh has become the singer of the moment for the past few years - and I must say there is a certain jadoo in his voice, that takes over your entire senses. No wonder he is the one chosen for all the soft seductive numbers.
Accidentally happened to listen to this absolutely mesmerizing but lost in time number - Azhage Sugame - It is not a very happy number, but nevertheless very very romantic. It talks of the longing two people have for each other and some silly stupid egos stop them from saying it to each other. The singers - Sadhana and Sreenivas have sung it right from the bottom of their heart.
Songs are such intricate part of our life. No matter what type of music - if you are attuned to rhythm - you can never be alone in life. Any time of the day, any mood you are in - you can just immerse yourself into it and come out rejuvenated. There are even songs to make you cry - for sometimes a very good hard long cry just makes you feel better.
I thank the maker for giving two pair of sound ears, and that particular gene that makes me appreciate music - my kind of music! and of course how can I not thank YouTube and Saavn.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Love the way they have strummed the guitar so casually. Amitabh Bachchan rocks! His voice should be captured in something like an inhaler that you can open any minute and drop the music into your ears. Farhaan's 'rough textured' croon as the note hits high is amazing!!
Reminds me of my college days a lot - especially Inter days and the four years of B.Tech.
The trips to vizag beach on Scooty with my four dear friends; getting wet in the beach, laughing and caring two hoots about the world, those pizza treats, those meets in R's house and terrace and the dates to watch movies.
Life at hostel. How slowly we changed from caterpillars to beautiful butterflies over the years, freeing ourselves of inhibitions and drenching completely into pure, unadultered friendship. Those midnight birthday parties, midnight dances in the quadrangle on friendshipday nights, sitting on the CB walls and listening to favourite songs, eight of us squeezing into one auto to go and watch movies, take the late night pass, those maggie nights!
Ah! those carefree days! I am so glad I have lived all those days to the fullest. Every now and then, when you hear a sad news - personal or otherwise, it makes you realize how every single second that we live is precious - how we should make the best of every moment that has been bestowed to us by god - just how grateful we should be for that every relationship he has given us - small or big.
What a lovely song to be hearing at the very fag end of the year! When it just energies me to give my very best for the year to come and look into it with lots of enthu - no matter what is thrown at me, I will catch it - and if i do miss it , will dust myself and get ready for the next throw!
Monday, July 06, 2015
Radio One is a channel that plays on 94.3 MHZ FM in Bangalore. Every morning and evening when I drive to and back from work, I listen to radio - not only this but two other channels - flipping as when I find something interesting. When I drive back, it is usually the contest time in Radio one and Red Fm channels. So, I tried to call the number or sms or whatsapp the number they give and have never been lucky.
Last Thursday, I dialed the number for Radio One (as always) and was shocked when I got the line on the third attempt! I had to find the jumbled title of the movie the radio jockey had given the words for. It was easy peasy. The call was recorded at their end and played a while later. I was still driving when the call played, so i recorded it on my cell phone. I won a goodie bag (which I am still to go and collect).
Then the day before (wednesday) while driving to work, was hearing this segment called (Kahan se aaya mera dost) - Prithvi's hindi sucks big time :) - and sms-ed my name to participate, and to my utter shock was called within like 10 minutes (this has NEVER ever happened to me). So, he asks me three questions and tries to guess which state I am from. I won 7000/- gift voucher for beauty services at home for this :) Woohooo!!
So, got lucky twice in a week - it was indeed a Radio Vaaram for me :)
Today I collected the goodie bag and the voucher. The goodie bag consists of a very nice backpack, a small bat with all RJ signatures on it, a decent cap and an over-sized T-shirt (the material is nice though). The gift voucher is for all sorts of beauty treatments, done at home, at my convenience !! That is awesome :).
Perseverance (at dialing the radio number) works after all ;)