Coldplay’s Hymn for the Weekend : Offensive?

This is the official video for the Hymn for The Weekend, A song in the latest Coldplay album, Head full of Dreams. When this album released, I, like every Coldplay fan was so excited about it, waiting for it for days; downloading it the first chance I got. But contrary to my excitement, the album…

Tamasha : Imtiaz Ali did it again

Everyone I know asked me the same question today. How was Tamasha? Its Imtiaz Ali, A R Rahman, Irshad Kamil : Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. A movie couldn’t ask for a better team to work with and as viewers, its all of ours dream come true. Well. Let me start by saying. Tamasha isn’t…

Mental Disorders : Read and Learn.

I have always been fascinated by psychology in general. The workings of the mind and why a person behaves the way they do and what prompts them to take a particular decision is something I love to study. It started with my mother and her Xray eyes I guess when she never missed a thing…

Nayantara’s Necklace : All that glitters is not gold.

Based on the Shakespearean principle of all that glitters not being gold, comes Nayantara’s necklace, a short film from the makes of the critically acclaimed Ahalya. Its a simple story, presented beautifully and very symbolically yet direct. 20 minutes is a good time for a short movie like this which says what it wants to…

The Live Love Laugh Foundation : A brave new world

Wow. Depression. Not something people talk about everyday or admit to, but its there, ┬álurking in the shadows, under the surface, ready to drag you down at any point you get weak. We have always had a big taboo when it comes to talking about mental disorders.There is a lot of stigma around mental illness,…

Happy Realizations : Shopping Online

As we all know the first step to recovery is recognizing that you have a problem. This is what you hear when you go to addiction meetings and read articles about ‘how to get out of the following addiction’. Sometime back I had a similar realization. I was addicted. But it was not alcohol or…

Rise and Rise : Yound Adult fiction

It has been a few days and i have been caught up in reading, though reading what, you might ask and I would say. NA and YA Loads and loads of it. It started with Fault in our Stars, I guess and the fascination never got over for me. Its been years and years of…

Subcultures : Where are they now???

PART I : “Subcultures are meaning systems, modes of expression or life styles developed by groups in subordinate structural positions in response to dominant meaning systems, and which reflect their attempt to solve structural contradictions rising from the wider societal context” says Michael Brake. The significance of subcultures for their participants is that they offer…

Grunge : A lost movement

GRUNGE : A movement Why does popular music change? Why do we, as creators and consumers of music and culture, rebel against what appears to be harmonious and correct? Although the answers to these questions may be many, the musical soundscape of Seattle during the early nineties gives an insight into how the modern generations…