On Losing Cornell

It’s been so long since I made an entry here, I have been in and out of it, be it depression, losing someone I love and just the sheer amount of stress when it comes to life. Something in me has been breaking down till I finally wrote this which was published on The Mighty….

Across the Universe : A Magical Mystery Tour

Director: Julie Taymor Runtime: 124 minutes Cast: Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson Here is a bold, beautiful, visually enchanting musical where we walk into the theater humming the songs. Julie Taymor‘s “Across the Universe” is an audacious marriage of cutting-edge visual techniques, heart-warming performances, 1960s history and the Beatles songbook. Sounds like a…

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…

Beatles : Some lesser known facts

Courtesy : Shaishav Gandhi, Programmer, Musician : Quora These completely blew me over and I consider myself a Beatles fanatic 😛 The version of Love Me Do appearing in the Please Please Me album had drums performed by Andy White, a session drummer and not Ringo. The single version however, did feature Ringo Got To Get You…

David Bowie : End of an Era : Rock’s Most Mutable Star

It is no exaggeration to say that modern music probably begins with David Bowie. Treating sound as style, and career development as a succession of artfully conceived paradigm shifts, Bowie had provided the blueprint for enduring megastar success ever since, from Michael Jackson to Madonna to U2 to Prince, Bowie’s mastery of the essential elements…

IN HIS TRANCE :The Diary of a 13 year old..

This is an article written by my 13 year old sister, Bhakti Jain, who is an avid A R Rahman fan and someday wishes to attend his music academy, KMMC . This year I took her to watch her first A R Rahman performance at NH7 Pune, and this is her experience, which I felt…

Slash and Kennedy performed in India : AND I WAS THERE!

Overwhelming. Unreal. Spellbound. Words keep tumbling out of my mouth, all meaning the same thing because as much as I kept on saying I want to catch all musicians I know and adore perform live when I start earning, it was always a thought never reality. But it was! I had been talking about Slash…

I’ll be your Soldier

Gavin Degraw. One more gift from One Tree Hill. An artist whose music can give you so much. Be it something like telling you how to be truly madly deeply yourself in a world trying to change and define you constantly to songs you just truly adore and can dedicate to the people you love….

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…