Rhythmic Dissonance

Best Music of 2009

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Its almost the end of the year, the perfect time to make the year-end lists. So I thought I’ll start with a list of the best music that I heard for the first time in 2009. I have tried to include an audio or a video sample for all the music in the list to help you discover new music too. Lets start with the first part of the list with new music released in 2009: 1) Dev.D – All Songs: It was almost overwhelming to have 18 amazing and diverse songs…read more


The “Me” Tag

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I was tagged by Preeti recently and since I did the last tag an year ago, I thought I’ll do one now! So here it goes: Last movie seen in a theater: Hancock What book are you reading? Its common knowledge that I read “To Kill A Monckingbird” recently and will be reading “The Picture of Dorian Gray” next. Favorite board game: Scrabble Favorite magazine: Men’s Health (The only magazine I read!) Favorite smells: The smell of coffee in all the cafes, all of my favorite fragrances, the smell of…read more


What I Love About Me

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Yesterday was Valentine’s day and its a day dedicated to people we love. But do we ever stop and think about loving ourselves. Its no secret that I love myself and I don’t mind being called a narcissist once in a while. In fact, I believe that self-love is important. A famous quote goes “Love yourself, for if you don’t, how can you expect anybody else to love you?”. Why depend on others for love? Just love yourself! Also, listen to the song “Love You” by The Free Design. Its…read more


My Top Movies of 2007

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By now you must have read dozens of “Best Movies of 2007” lists. I deliberately delayed publishing mine. In any case, I don’t say that these are the best movies rather the ones I liked the most. So amongst all the movies I saw last year (and I saw enough!), the following emerged on top: 1. Hot Fuzz 2. Grindhouse 3. Pan’s Labyrinth** 4. Superbad 5. The Simpsons Movie Closer home, the following Hindi movies did it for me: 1. Johhny Gaddaar 2. The Blue Umbrella 3. Chak De! India…read more


Best Music I Discovered in 2007

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I am aware that all of these artists have been around for years. Its just that I happened to discover them this year. 1. Stars: They are a Canadian indie pop-rock band. Found them through: the song “Calendar Girl” on last.fm. I like: the fact that they are one of the few rock bands with many great duets thanks to the two lead singers, Amy Milan and Torquil Campbell. Love their music and wordplay as well as experiments with electronica. Favorite work: Almost half the songs on the albums ‘Hearts’,…read more