With very regular readers left by the time I wrote the last post almost a year ago, not too many people seem to have noticed the dearth of posts. To share some updates, I got married last November and moved into a new apartment in May. Also, moved the blog to a new web host in July. And in all honesty, I didn’t really miss blogging in this one year. With Facebook, twitter and (now) Google plus, there are enough tools at my disposal to share my thoughts (in brief) or updates. And I don’t have a lot of time anymore to write about anything else anyway. But since this blog has been a part of my life since 2005, I have decided to keep it going for now, in whichever way I can. So expect some updates soon, if you are reading!
Just like movies, TV shows can also be a great way of discovering new music especially music which you would never listen to otherwise. In my case, most music I discover is similar to the music I like but by artists I don’t give a try. Its weird that most music I discover is Alternative/Indie and Electronica. Or is it simply a case of self-selection?
So here’s a list of few songs I discovered recently through TV and liked enough to listen again (and mention here!):
1. Undercover Martyn by Two Door Cinema Club: I really like this song. The video isn’t too bad either.
2. Walking on a Dream by Empire of The Sun: Very trippy, very M83-ish. The video is extremely weird though.
3. Bonafide Lovin’ by Chromeo: A funny song! The video here is a fan video but suits the song very well.
4. Let Your Love Grow Tall by Passion Pit: This is a happy song. Again, its an amateur video that suits the song pretty well.
5. Only Man by Audio Bullys: The song’s alright but the video is really cool!
Run by Stephen Fretwell: Theme song of ‘Gavin & Stacie’
One Way Road by Paul Weller: Theme song of ‘Lead Balloon’
After a longish, fat filled vacation at home, I returned to Hyderabad (Hyd, in short) almost three months ago. I have since started working, rented a house, and bought all kinds of things to make it livable. The experience of living in the city (i.e. in the real Hyd and not inside the walls of ISB) so far has been okay at best. And that is after living in Banjara Hills, one of the better parts of the city and working in Somajiguda, the city center.
Based on my interactions with the shop owners/attendants, auto drivers, service reps, people offering their apartments on rent and some general public, I find most people in Hyd to be lazy, unhelpful and a tad incompetent. But then maybe it’s too early to form an opinion. I am open to giving the city a chance to redeem itself.
Things are good otherwise. I have started working out again, determined to los all the excess fat that I have accumulated in the last couple of months. My parents are visiting me right now and life is fun. The brilliant weather adds to it. Oh, and I love my house!
I plan to start lots of new things/activities soon to make life interesting again (the title probably gave away the non-imaginative state I’m in) because I really miss my life before MBA that I left behind in Bangalore. And I need to do enough to justify having done whatever I did in the last two years. And I need to do it fast!
I was looking at some old pictures and found this picture I took about 2 years ago of my favorite road in Bangalore. Now, doesn’t it look beautiful?
It was a nice, clean, treelined road with little traffic. It was absolutely serene and perfect for evening walks. For the curious folks, this is 3rd Cross, Kalyan Nagar (see it on Google Maps), very close to where I used to live.