19 Indie Artists Who Prove Indian Music Is Much More Than Just Bollywood

I used to be the sort of person who used to ONLY listen to foreign artists. Mostly because after I heard the 15th sh*tty remix of “Humma Humma”, I kind of gave up on modern music from India. But then, I slowly got introduced to the Indie scene here. Starting with artists like Nucleya and Divine. And there was no turning back after that (I mean, I still listen to Taylor Swift, but anyway). Parekh & Singh This dream pop-duo from Kolkata has become my go-to for music that’ll make a bad day better. Their lyrics are beautiful and their…Continue Reading

27 Things You’ll Get If You’re A True Gujarati At Heart

I am a Gujarati and I LOVE BEING ONE! Yes, I am often embarrassed by the traits of my clan, but I also love them (I guess I don’t have much of a choice). They are loud and can make a ruckus when in public, and they try to buy their way through trouble each time they get into it. They never tell you how much they REALLY earn (even if you are their own child, yep, it’s true). But they are some of the warmest and most loving people on the planet. They’ll rush out to help you at…Continue Reading

15 Prateek Kuhad Songs To Warm Your Heart And Soothe Your Soul

I first came across Prateek Kuhad about two years ago when my YouTube autoplay decided that I had earned the right to some truly beautiful music. And I haven’t really looked back since then. His music is what I go to every-time I feel stress getting the best of me, and it never disappoints. His lyrics will turn you into a giant pile of mush, make you smile, and remind you that in this fast-paced world, there’s still a corner of calmness. Now, I’m going to shut up and start with the list already. Tum Jab Paas Filled with nostalgia,…Continue Reading

Everyone Is Calling This Song “The New Ambarsariya” And Hell, I AGREE

Remember when “Ambarsariya” dropped and we all lost our minds? It took over the country, playing all day everywhere, and not a single person complained. Well that romance is back, and in tune with your expectations. The sweet-little-nothings of love deserve celebration, and this song makes you want to do exactly that. “Ishq De Fanniyar” from Fukrey Returns is a song that’s here to stay; Jyotika Tangri’s voice will fill your veins with emotions, and the melody itself will fill you with joy. I speak no more, don’t miss this!

10 Beautiful Coke Studio Songs To Heal Your Broken Heart

If winter comes, can spring be far behind? And if you have music, do you really ever need more? Heartbreaks are for everyone, whoever-is-up-there-or-not-really makes sure we learn our lessons, and sometimes, the lesson is cruel. Losing faith in the power of love will look like the simplest route to take when someone breaks your heart, but don’t. There’s more. There’s always more. Let these songs heal you, let yourself be reminded of the magnificence that you are, and then? Be brave and do it all over again. Baanware Singers: Shuja Haider & Aima Baig Originally sung by Mehdi Hasan,…Continue Reading

This Fusion Of Indian Ragas With ‘Save Tonight’ Will Give You Permanent Chills, Believe Me

The other day I was making Maggi and I came to a heart-breaking realization that nothing in the world we try to better actually ever gets better anymore. Take music for once, all these cringe-worthy remixes – it’s painful to see art die the way it is.Specially, when you know the blood in your veins and just how much power it holds, the command it has over creativity itself. To see our beautiful music dissolve into nothingness, it is sad, but fear no more! Our men from Prana (who are four now?!) (YAY?!!!!) are back at it again, doing the…Continue Reading

23 Signs You’ve Found Your Soulmate In Your BFF

All along I imagined my soulmate to be this dude with black hair falling like Beiber’s who’d feel like home. Peaceful, joyous and the epitome of fuzz. What I didn’t expect was the advent of a woman some three odd years ago who’s become this GOLD star BFF of my life. (Well, goodbye dude with Beiber hair.) Everything I thought spelled ‘s-o-u-l-m-a-t-e’ is capsuled in her cosmic being. She lights up my world with her mere presence. She rockets my heart’s beat with a single smile. She can make me cry with joy by getting me a red rose for…Continue Reading

This Dude Has Serious Questions About ‘Afreen Afreen’, And He’ll Make You Laugh Your Soul Out

Urdu is a language of pure beauty. Words flow out of people’s mouths like the second shower of monsoons, and all you can do is sit there in awe. The rhythm, the fluency, the aesthetic appeal of it: Urdu is truly art. Now wait, let’s get real. Most of us don’t understand jacksh!t, but recently with Coke Studio version of Afreen Afreen, everybody is back on the boat. Does that however mean we get what is happening in the song? Stand-Up comic Anirban Dasgupta, is here to tell you his pain like it is, with the real taqleef and zero…Continue Reading

How My Worst Breakup Taught Me Life’s Most Important Lessons

I won’t lie. I wouldn’t want to relive the first half of 2016. It was the worst blow my heart’s taken in a long time, but to be honest if I was given a choice to erase that year out of my existence, I wouldn’t. Because no matter how messed up the first half of it had been, it was one of my favorite years in the almost-30 stint I am heading towards. I am assuming we’ve all been through a breakup that’s opened a gap within the center of our chests with constant pain spilling out. And mine was…Continue Reading

This Beautiful, Never Heard Before Song Is For Lost Soul Who Loves Freedom

“I’m building a hollow, of capacity,Containing bits of me, temporarily,So that I don’t explode, till I am free.”– Banat Kaur Bagga, ‘Free’ I’m a sucker for young, talented musicians. I’m a sucker for the way they seem to capture the words of mind so beautifully and create a melody with them. Which is probably why when I came across Banat Kaur Bagga’s beautiful work with her first single ‘Moon’ I couldn’t help but fall in love with it. She basically takes every bit of the her personal experience and turns it into a beautiful song. And that’s exactly what she’s…Continue Reading