I looked up at the stage. Lights were flickering all over, changing colours from red to orange to white to green to purple. With each change in hue, one of my favourite bands gleaming as their music sets the tone of the entire field, overcrowded with people swaying together, not a care in the world. The city was Pune, the festival was VH1 Supersonic, and the band was alt-J. That was when I first looked back through the last two years. I was backtracking to the first live gig I attended. I … [Read more...] about The Feeling Of Attending Concerts, Live Gigs and Performances
I'm not usually a perpetrator of "I was a 90s kid" statements. However, I've been thinking and reminiscing about something that is almost non-existent today. Hell, I haven't seen one up and running properly since years. When was the last time you visited a cybercafé just to browse the internet? If you're reading this, I'm pretty sure the answer is "not in ages." … [Read more...] about Remembering Cybercafés: Where Did My Childhood Go?
If you asked my opinion for tattoos back when I was in school, you'd get a very hostile response. I was vocally against body art. I'm not sure why that was the case. I never had reasons to justify my dislike for them, and even in hindsight, I almost fail to explain why I reacted the way I did. Contrastively so, I got a tattoo some ten days back. What changed? A lot. … [Read more...] about I Got Inked: The Why, What And How Of My Modified Semicolon Tattoo
In storytelling, and otherwise, "character" is a strong word. It is quite literally the definition of a person. To have a good character is analogous to being a good person. In storytelling of all forms, breaking character is a significant act. It is often a defining moment which pushes a character to do something they won't usually do and that, in turn, makes the story and the character relatable and believable. Why is that, though? It's because when we read a story or watch a movie, we … [Read more...] about Why Breaking Your Character Is Necessary To Grow In Life
It's that time of the year again. The day when those in love cherish and at times, exaggerate their fondness for each other. Also, the day when those who aren't so lucky find ways to undermine what is a beautiful moment for the entire world. This post isn't for the former. You're happy, and you can enjoy the social construct called "Valentine's Day" so more power to you. I hope you stay together and have a wonderful one. This post is to the other group. Listen up. … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day, 2015: I Changed My Life, Not That I Knew It At The Time
It was the last week of January. I was in my hometown, taking a walk around town when all of a sudden, everything that had been on my mind came rushing through. It's difficult to explain what it exactly felt like. I could physically feel how overwhelmed I was with everything. So, I sat on a nearby bench, and I sobbed. Then, I figured out what I had to do, and I did just that. … [Read more...] about Overwhelmed By Your Current Life? Try A Soft Reboot