Friday, 14 June 2013

Check out the latest music review on Music!


I would be completely stupid if I didn't say that this song has changed me. 

Chasing Cars is one of the finest songs ever written by the band. The mystical and inviting voice of Gary Lightbody, over a veil of sparse guitars and music that soothes your soul and ignites within you a feeling you never felt before.

But before going into the emotional details, let us first view it's background history first. 

Chasing Cars is the second single from Snow Patrols fourth album Eyes Open. Recorded in 2005, it was released on 6 June 2006 in the US and 24 July 2006 in the UK as the album's second single. The song is Snow Patrol's biggest-selling single to date, ending 2006 as the UK's 14th best-selling single of the year and 2007, on the strength of downloads, as the UK's 34th best-selling single of 2007.The song peaked at number 6 in the UK Singles Chart and number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

This song has been featured on the second season finale of Greys Anatomy, season three finale of One Tree Hill and also as the song in the official trailer of Perks of Being A Wallflower.

Wondering about the weird title? I did too and then I looked it up online and it turns out that the phrase "Chasing Cars" came from Lightbody's father, in reference to a girl Lightbody was infatuated with, "You're like a dog chasing a car. You'll never catch it and you just wouldn't know what to do 
with it if you did." How nicely phrased.

Lightbody even stated that it was the "purest love song" which I totally agree. It was even nominated for the Best Rock Single in the 2007 Grammys. 

For a better understanding of this scintillating song, click here

This song topped the US Adult Contemporary Songs(Billboard) and US Adult Pop Song (Billboard again)

For me it was a song that gave me goosebumps.  

"If I lay here, If I just lay here, would you lie with me and just forget the world?"

Check out the latest review on Books!

*No spoilers*

Protagonist Colin Singleton is(was) a prodigy. Nerdy, anti-social and awkward, he indulges in the unusual pleasure of anagramming. Anything from Britney Spears (Presbyterian) to sushi (uh, sis) he can anagram within a matter of seconds. He has learnt many languages (Russian, German, French, Greek, Latin, Spanish, Arabic and about to embark on Sanskrit) And the most amazing part of his current non-existent-prodigy-turning-into-genius life is the fact that he has dated 19 Katherines. Yes, 19. 

"Colin, former child prodigy, has an unfortunate habit. He only dates girls with the name Katherine. Not Katie. Not Kat. Not Kathy. Definitely not Catherine. K-A-T-H-E-R-I-N-E. And they always break his heart."

Colin's best friend, Hassan Harbish, is Mr. Funny-pants. Fat, a very religious Muslim and the joker of the duo, he is Colin's, literal, better half. 

This book begins with a description of how heartbroken Colin is after Katherine #19 breaks up with him. It is sad, as all breakups are, but then while you're reading about the poor guy missing his nineteenth Katherine, you start to wonder what his obsession with Katherines was. Read the book to find out, though, as he quietly spreads it throughout the whole book about his infatuation like you would spread jelly on a peanut-butter sandwich.

Hassan and Colin encounter Lindsey Lee Wells( the required bubbly girl as in all books) on a road trip to a small town (small being an understatement) of Gutshot, Tennessee. I won't reveal any further what happens, but, let me just warn you it is just quite predictable.

Understandably, not many people are fond of this book as they are of John Green's other works. Colin is supposedly the main reason. He is selfish, obsessed with his Katherinitic mess and moping over a breakup. Not a thing you'd like the protagonist to be.

For me, this book was as much about love as The Fault in Our Stars was about race-car fiction. I would only suggest you to read this book mainly due to Hassan's motherfugging humor and the Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability.

All in all,  a pretty good read. But not as good as any of John Green's other books.

Special mentions: Read it for John Green's undeniable humor, for the young-adult-essence and to know the story behind the Katherines.

Thursday, 13 June 2013


I MIGHT be posting about food now and then. ;)


Of course, I'm a Potterhead.*

Every great great 90s born child definitely has to be a Potterhead. And if you're reading this and you're born in the 90s and HAVEN'T read Harry Potter, I suggest you look away from this blog right now. #Imperio#

**Harry Potter, a young 11-year-old kid living in the cupboard under the stairs with his brutal Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon and his cousin Dudley, was an unusual boy, as pointed out many times throughout the series. He is a boy with untidy hair, wears extremely loose garments and is bespectacled with a very iconic pair of glasses. The only thing that needs to be taken account of in his not-so-magical appearance was his lightning-shaped scar and his fantastical emerald eyes. For it is those emerald eyes, of his mother, that dictate the pandemonium that is Harry's life.

Yesterday, 12th June was 3 years since the magic of Potter ended. Or so some say.
Harry Potter's generation of the 90s continues in roaring rage in Twitter, in Facebook and (a thing I absolutely love) Tumblr. Twitter accounts dedicated to Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and many more stars of Harry Potter are amazingly linked with each and every aspect of Harry Potter and its beautiful world. Tumblr accounts houses so many posts and links and things to Harry Potter, it is hilarious to read and be amazed and the ever-growing popularity of an era, that apparently ended 3 years ago.

My title #3YearsSinceLumosBecameNox even trended in some regions of the World on 12th June.

Anyway, sorry for keeping this post short and acting pompous. I was trying to make sense of what my thoughts are currently.

God, I speak like a John Green character.



**This is not a summary of Harry Potter, mind you. I'm sure many Potterheads reading this might even pinpoint my many mistakes (if there are any, hmpf) and those educated in Potterlore might even want to add something. This post is just a dedication to Harry Potter and the Magical World.