Flatmate

I unlocked my door and stepped in. What I saw jolted me.

It isn’t everyday that you get to see Cupid passed out drunk on your sofa.

True, I was now used to seeing him whizzing around the hall as I came back home, cursing the human world, heaven, and everything in between. But seeing him in such an inebriated state was quite disconcerting.

Coldplay’s Hymn For The Weekend was playing as I danced around the room, trying not to step on the shards of glass from the bottles that he had broken. Red wine had seeped through the carpet, creating a ghastly stain on it. Clearly, Cupid wasn’t in a good mood.

I kicked him, “Get up!”

Cupid groaned and turned over. He rubbed his eyes as the music vibrated throughout the hall.

“Yeah, baby! I’m feeling drunk and high, so high, so high!” Cupid whined along to the song. Red wine didn’t make his voice any better.

“What happened to you?” I yelled, frustrated.

“You. You happened to me,” he hiccuped, as the last strains of the song played.

I tilted his chin, looking him full in the face. His bleary red eyes glared back at me. His wings were flapping, purposely whacking my face.

“Ugh! What are your wings even MADE up of?”

“Pages from my favorite romantic novels.”

“…seriously?”

“Feathers, you dummy. Feathers,” he let out an exasperated sigh. “Why are you so stupid? Why can’t you go and fall in love with somebody so that I can go back to heaven?”

“But I DON’T want to fall in love! I’m perfectly happy with my life!”

“Well, I am not perfectly happy with my life!”he screamed.

There he goes again.

“All this pain of dealing with you because I made the wrong people fall in love! Jesus Christ!” He looked up, still cursing. “Do you not realize that I cannot escape this accursed punishment unless I find a mate for you?”

“Punishment? All I can see you doing is lounging around MY house. I’m the one getting punished, not you! I have to cook for two, clean for two, spend money for two…and all you do is break glass,” I gestured at the shards lying at my feet, “…and complain about me! You ungrateful wretch!”

Cupid was in as much as a rage as I was in. His fluttering wings would have looked quite pretty if they weren’t busy scratching my face. Feathery soft didn’t sound comfy right now..

“I’ll knock you off once I get my powers back,” he muttered.

“You and your stupid love arrows.”

“For the last time, I don’t use arrows anymore! I use love rifles! And thanks to you, I’ve run out of my last remaining bullets too! Now I will be stuck here for the rest of eternity!”

His alcohol high gone, Cupid dropped down on the sofa wearily. And just for a moment, I felt bad for the golden head that was bent in sorrow. Just for a moment.

“You hopeless creature. Go get me some more wine. I miss the liquor back home,” he sighed, as he tipped the last of the red wine I had illegally smuggled for him.

What an annoying flatmate to have.

 

 

Music Monday #2

Nostalgia!

Nostalgia!

So, I’m doing this meme in my own sweet time, and the theme for today is…nostalgia….sigh…

The songs here are either the ones which I have heard from childhood or are the ones that make me nostalgic.

1. Dhoom Machale by Sunidhi Chauhan

2. In The End by Linkin Park

3. Photograph by Ed Sheeran

4. Athinthom by SPB

5. Story Of My Life by One Direction

#1 Music Monday

Girl Power!

Girl Power!

So, I fell in love with Bridget’s Music Monday, and though I’m pretty late, I’d like to make my contribution.

1.Roar by Katy Perry

2.Blank Space by Taylor Swift

3. Firework by Katy Perry

4. O Gujariya from Queen

5. Jiya Re from Jab Tak Kain Jaan

What are YOUR favourite Girl Power songs? Let me know in the comments!

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Lalbagh Flower Show

Linkin Park: Love For Life

Who doesn’t like Linkin Park? It is one of the best bands the world has ever seen, and their intangible music stirs hearts and souls. Their lyrics make sense, their music rocks, and their voices are heavenly. This deadly combo is what attracts people back again and again.

Here are some of my favourite LP songs with a few powerful lyrics:

  1. Numb I’ve become so numb/ I can’t feel you there / I’ve become so tired / So much more aware / I’m becoming this / All I want to do / Is be more like me / And be less like you
  2. New Divide –  So give me reason / To prove me wrong / To wash this memory clean / Let the floods cross / The distance in your eyes / Across this new divide
  3. In The End I tried so hard / And got so far / Butt in the end / It doesn’t even matter / I had to fall / To lose it all / But in the end / It doesn’t even matter
  4. Iridescent Do you feel cold / And lost in desperation / You build up hope / But failure’s all you’ve known / Remember all the sadness and frustration / Then let it go / Let it go
  5. Papercut – It’s like I’m paranoid lookin’ over my back / It’s like a whirlwind inside of my head / It’s like I can’t stop what I’m hearing within / It’s like the face inside is right beneath my skin

Have fun listening!

Mads

 

Music Review: Aashiqui 2

Okay, I know that this is a totally pointless topic I’ve picked up, but I love these songs so much that I felt I HAD to write a review on this brilliant music score of Aashiqui 2. The film itself was beautiful, dealing with the subject of alcoholism and its effects on relationships.

The background score, in one word: Fabulous.

Jeet Ganguli has done excellent work in composing the background score. Despite the conflicting emotions in all of the songs, the melodious feel is maintained.

As for Mithoon Tiwari, hats off. He has composed the two chart-toppers in this film – Tum Hi Ho (You are the one) and Sunn Raha Hai (Are You Listening?)

Here is a mini-review of all the songs:

Sunn Raha HaiIn one word: Brilliance personified. Ankit Tiwari’s melodious voice rings out as the essence of this youthful song (on a sad note) reaches the listener.

Sunn Raha Hai (Female): Shreya Ghoshal does a wonderful job of rendering this song, accompanied by Shraddha Kapoor’s tearful acting.

Milne Hai Mujse AayiLiterally meaning ‘She Has Come To Meet Me’, the song surveys the bitterness of a broken heart to the one who broke it. One of my favourite songs by Arijit Singh (apart from Tum Hi Ho, that is).

Bhula Dena : Makes you cry. Heals broken hearts.

Piya Aayen Na: This song, along with its powerful lyrics, captures the pain of a broken heart, which is trying to let go of the shadows of its past. A gem of a song, it is very sad that it did not get the much required popularity.

Aasan Nahi Yahan: Meaning ‘It Is Not Easy Here’, this song discusses the difficulty of being a faithful lover and understanding the meaning of what it is to be one. I think Arijit Singh should have worked better in his voice modulations over here, as the song ended up like somebody screeching in pain (though I loved the lyrics).

Chahun Mai Ya Na: ‘Should I Want Or Not’ is the main theme of this song, sung melodiously by Palak Mucchal. Sung lightly by the good combination with Arijit Singh, this was the only light-hearted song in the film.

Hum Mar Jayenge: Incredibly cheerful song, which is about what will happen if one in the couple dies.

Tum Hi HoSaving the best for the last. Arijit Singh proves his mettle once again in modern India’s most loved love song. I will advise translating the lyrics to anyone who doesn’t understand Hindi.

Meri Aashiqui: ‘My Lover’ sounds pretty much like Tum Hi Ho, except that even Palak Mucchal joins in for this soulful melody. It could have been much, much better, with some more stress put on changing the lyrics, so that it didn’t end up sounding like a carbon copy of Tum Hi Ho.

Aashiqui: The Love Theme: Just listening to this wordless expression of love makes your heart melt. Could have been better, though, by just adding a bit more tremor to this much-needed theme.

I just loved this absolutely wonderful film and BGM. And for those who frankly don’t have the patience to listen to all these songs, just try and listen to the Aashiqui 2 Mashup. It is a work of genius by itself.

For Writing 101, Day Nineteen.