Monday, December 29, 2014

Warm music

Do you remember the first Coldplay song you heard? For most people it is Speed of Sound.. I remember listening to it, wondering at the luminiscent beauty of it and the extremely random-sounding lyrics. "Birds come flying at the speed of sound.. from the underground"?? Just..what?? (I also remember celebrating the rebirth of U2's best signature sound here too, but that's a delicate topic and I'll drop it if you want to debate on it)

For me, their songs always have this way of conjuring up very vivid imagery. You'd assume that with a name like Coldplay it would be cold, but no, it's usually dark, star-lit nights, or green & yellow trees with golden sunlight lighting up dust as it streams down.. Does music do that to you too?

Anyway, I've covered The Scientist. But if you're not into guitar/vocals covers, you can see the band's official video here . Random fact: Chris Martin had to learn the lyrics in reverse to make the video possible :)

Yes, in case you noticed it, the second verse always seems to tear me up...

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christian Bale ko weird movies kyun aate hain?

(The title is a play on an existing movie. Great for me if you get it. Kudos to you if you don't.)

Seriously though, have you ever seen Bale in any light-hearted movie? Or for that matter any movie which doesn't have grey & blue as the dominant colour palette? I was talking the other day to a friend, and said I'm watching a lot of movies lately. "What are you watching?," she asked. Not wanting to readily admit that I was intrigued by American Psycho, I told her, offhandedly, that it was a romantic comedy with Christian Bale.

Total silence. She saw through it immediately. There are no romantic comedies with him!

That's how dire you are, Christian!

Having not seen the trailers, I half expected Bale to star in Interstellar, because that's all I can associate with Christopher Nolan lately. After watching the movie I understood that simply wasn't possible. (Vague Spoiler Alert:) I mean, we would have given up hope for Earth in the movie the minute he would have appeared on the screen, no one can take tragedy away from him!

Meh, I'm bored. Half of me wants to photoshop comedy movie posters with his face. The other half reminds me that I don't know how to photoshop.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Fairies & elves

I look for magic and miracles.
Fairies and elves.
It's all there, if you look.
If you are brave enough to be crazy.
To know that all the logic in the world
will fall short of explaining
the important things.
What runs the world?
What runs love?
What runs you?

The unexplained is where I want to live.

Art by Milenkadelic

Friday, February 21, 2014


"Do what you want."
Should be so simple, no?
I have a friend who wants to travel the world. Simple as that. I envy the fact that he's so clear about what he wants, but I definitely don't envy the kind of self-doubt he's made to go through. What is life if you cannot live it the way you want?
We talk about this whenever we meet, and by talking I mean he just needs an ear to listen to him, and I happily provide him that. A lot of what he says sounds a lot like what I feel off and on and write down in verses in moments of quiet desperation. I'm kind of mortified over the repetition of woes everywhere, but also comforted by the fact that universally, it's the same old.

A dream
is a very fragile thing to protect.
No one else can see it,
but if they do suspect its presence,
they don't trust it all!
It's supposed to be toxic,
a nuisance,
a drain,
to be disposed off quickly.
But they don't see
that your very sanity
is inextricably tied to it.

Gautam, if you see this, I really think wanting to see the world is a beautiful dream.
For tenacity to pursue it, I suggest you take cues from the highly awesome old man in Up! ;)