Monday, May 02, 2016

Kangal Irandal from Subramaniapuram

A beautiful song composed in Reetigowlai - here is a snippet sung by yours truly.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Chand Phir Nikla - Paying Guest

This song is so beautiful! Mahita posted it on her facebook wall and it was just too beautiful to not sing. So, here is my version :)

Monday, March 28, 2016

Moon Song - Karen O - Her

Hi blog! There is finally something to talk about today. I recorded my first singing + ukulele song. This is a cute and maybe slightly melancholic song from the movie Her. I saw the movie today and it was a refreshing change from the usual drivel that I see these days. My attention span has been reduced tremendously and I was glad I finally found a movie I could sit, watch and finish. Anyway, here is the song :)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Happy Independence day

I am usually not very patriotic, but as I learn more about our history and about "real life", I truly appreciate the efforts of our freedom fighters. It gets harder and harder to speak out and to be a voice against the system as life progresses. So thank you, freedom fighters, for giving all Indians a chance to progress. Happy independence day everyone!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Nee Paartha Paarvai - Hey Ram

The first song I recorded in 2013 is this beautiful gem composed by Ilayaraja from one of my most favorite movies of all time. The lyrics are also stellar! I will attempt a translation (with a little bit of interpretation on my behalf)  here, but it is difficult to do justice to it.

Thanks to your gaze that caressed me
Thanks to the night that brought us together
Thanks to youth, so lovely, you can keep looking
Thanks to those memories, they shall remain forever
Come, my love

Let us forget the word, me
You are indeed me now
We do not need to pray for favors any more
Where can we find a heaven like this
Come, my love

The drama has ended now
Why is the acting still going on?
Enough of these charades, my lady
Thoughts of you will stay with me till my life is no more
Come, my love

Here is my rendition of the song. As an additional treat, apart from singing I also play the piano! Please comment if you like it :) Your appreciation/criticism matters to me.

Monday, September 17, 2012

5 things I would like to be able to do 1 year from now.

1) Play Comptine d'un Autre from the movie Amelie flawlessly on my keyboard.

2) Run a sub 1hr 45 minute half marathon or full marathon.

3) Be ready to graduate and develop a neat sense of time. Be better organized with my life so that I can be more creative with my work.

4) Sing a Kailash Kher song and do justice to it.

5) Develop a sense of inner peace rather than be enveloped by existential angst. I will do well if I just remember this everyday.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Not for me

The middle is not for me
I am either the best or the worst
The middle is not for me
The average is a dull number
I increase the standard deviation
The middle is not for me

What has stability given anyone
except a crushing sense of helplessness
and a sudden anxiety
The middle is not for me
I jump from one end to the other
I am either the violet or the red
The middle is not for me

I cannot calm my mind
I cannot sit at a place and do my job
I cannot count chickens
And be happy that I did
what i was told to do
The middle is not for me
I am either Mercury or Neptune
The middle is not for me