December 30, 2009


Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England, formed in 1985.

I first stumbled upon Radiohead on DC, it seemed like an ordinary band, the name didn’t draw much attention at first.

I ignored the existence of the band for a while , but when I stumbled upon it again while chatting with an online friend. I finally tried out one song by Radiohead and kinda liked it :D .

Radiohead (left to right): Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway

Their songs were different from the ones I was used to, which was mostly western classical, pop and some soft rock which followed repetitive trends and those genres had become too predictable for me.

Radiohead came as a nice change, they experimented with their music and the result was a mixture of rock, jazz and punk.

Their music is provoking and has some depth unlike the punk rock bands I find so often (the one in mention is Owl City, try fireflies..but only if you are into that type of music :P )

Some of my favorites in order of likeness are :

High and Dry

This song is about the highs and lows of life. The actual meaning of the phrase "High and Dry" is stranded, without help or hope of recovery, and has nautical origins.

The song is about how sometimes when you think you have everything figured and you feel in control of your life, everything starts falling apart and something or the other starts going wrong, and it feels like the world is spitting on your face.


This song is close to my heart, I can relate to this song. I am sure many of us have the feeling of not belonging sometimes. This song speaks about that feeling.

Check out this link, you will know what i mean

Click here for Radiohead Creep Animation

Another interpretation of the song can be, a teenage love song, when a boy (preferably one who feels out of place) is overwhelmed by some girl (for the first time) and falls into a trance, believing there is something special and unique about this girl.

However in real life, this girl is generally not so special :P

Other favorites are :

  • No surprises
  • Paranoid Android
  • Fake Plastic Tree
  • Karma Police
"We write pop songs, As time has gone on, we've gotten more into pushing our material as far as it can go. But there was no intention of it being 'art.' It's a reflection of all the disparate things we were listening to when we recorded it." -Thom Yorke

December 14, 2009

The end of an era . . .

I was lying on the roof of my house, alone and thinking.
Gazing idly at the stars, they always made me ponder about my significance in the grand scheme of things

That morning, I had given the last of my Engineering Entrance Examinations.
The atmosphere had changed all of a sudden, after days (mostly nights) of hard preparation for these exams, with only one sight in mind, I had sacrificed most of the final two years of my school life to pursue this singular goal, and now, all of a sudden, it was all over . . . and i was jobless.

I was confused, all the pressure that had built up, all that tension and apprehension that was cluttering my head, like a constant buzzing noise that you cant get rid of, was suddenly gone and I was completely free.

I hated this new feeling, the idle feeling of aimlessness. For the last two years, this was what I had been waiting for, the end of the examinations, and now, when it had finally ended. I wanted it to continue.

I had nothing to do, i was goalless, aimless. These exams had been a guideline for me to push my limits, to live more of life, and when i lived more of life everything had meaning. When we find ourselves pondering about the meaning of life sometimes, that is when you know, there has to be a change.

I want to live my life to its full capacity, i need to make a change, i need to break out of my shell, and push my limits, test my potential and raise my head above the swarming heads of people in the crowded streets of life and find my true goal.

I was lying there, thinking, gazing idly at the stars.

November 15, 2009

Exam Blues

Test 2, this time right after Waves, (and yea winter was never that hot!)
Didn't even have time to do the minimal preparation I used to have before the other tests.
We are BITSGians of course, we know it is better to study beforehand and not wake up nights, burning the midnight oil, (in this case boiling water for the midnight maggi) before exams trying desperately to finish our courses..
we know this..

but where is the fun in that..

We are not thrill seekers, we do not wish to test our vessels, see how much we can push our mind and body to learn the most in the least possible time, believe me, we are none of those.

We are here to have some fun, and as i have learned in my 20 years of experience..studies and fun, rarely go together ;).

So, we try to reduce the studying part of our lives to a minimum.

BUT That's not all, we study two days before the exams, and even in those 2 days of compressed learning we have to watch our favourite tv shows, check out our profiles on the millions of social networking sites we are a member jokes, blogs and even learn a few things, which are of no use in any case.

So, here I am once again, (Test tomorrow) and me, writing a new blog entry, yet to start preparation for my exam.

This is the BITSGian way, better get used to it :P

July 14, 2009

An Evening of Bliss

There was nothing out of ordinary about this evening,
the air was heavy with humidity, there was a slight wind blowing, the streets were crowded as usual..ppl busy with what they do best...being busy..

Yes there was nothing unusual about this evening, except one thing...
The evening light, there was something strange and beautiful about it,
It was omnipresent, as if it had no direction, it had no source nor a destination, it was just there..
Maybe it was the steely gray clouds covering the sky, or probably some other reason i still can't put my finger on.
But there was a soothing presence about this light,

As i walked down the road, to the park...
i felt content and at peace with myself and my surroundings, the light had a presence and it was affecting me.
Everything else the light fell upon, seemed more beautiful, and i remember thinking to myself "is this what heaven is like ?, if there is one at all", because if it was upto me I would have frozen that moment and stayed there for eternity...

I started my jog as usual, however unlike other days, today i was getting a bit more tired, the pain in my upper abdomen from yesterday's crunches hadn't left me. And after I completed my first round of the park, my steps grew heavier steadily with each drawing breath, and the humidity in the air didn't help much either, i was sweating bullets.

After finishing half of the second round, and by this time it was becoming exceedingly difficult to continue jogging.
and my feet felt lyk they were on fire, i decided i should call it quits for the day..
but suddenly i realised, I couldn't quit..everything around me was too perfect for me to quit...

I came back home, by this time the twilight was gone, it was dark and people had turned on the lights in their houses, I was feeling a little sad, as i knew my Evening of Bliss had ended, and i didn't know if it wud ever come back to me again.

I got rid of my shoes and looked outside of my balcony, I was watching some children play in the garden infront of our flat, and there was this strange scent in the air, it was the smell of ozone..I remembered I had read sumwhere that this smell indicated an approaching storm..but that didn't matter.

There was a freshness in the air brought about by that scent, everything seemed clearer..the lights in the houses looked lyk little diyas from the distance, even the street lights seemed more beautiful. The moment was perfect.

I realised then, It wasn't the soft evening light, nor was it the fresh scent of ozone which made the moment perfect for me..

It was me...

Lyf is Beautiful..enjoy every moment [;)]...