favorite song of 2010

I don’t remember 2010. I’m looking at the list of movies that came out that year and this was right before I learned Hindi, so I wasn’t too interested. I know that in hindsight, Ainvayi Ainvayi is my favorite song of 2010. I definitely only watched Band Baaja Baarat in 2011, though. There’s a lot […]

favorite song of 2019

Every year, there’s one song I become unreasonable obsessed with. It’s somehow so perfect that its imperfections are perfect. That song was Jatt Ludhiyane Da in 2019. I love the composition, I love Vishal Dadlani’s voice, Payal Dev is great, and then there’s the rap. The rap is one of the most stupid things I […]

haan mein galat

I can’t get over how endlessly loopable this song is. I have spent entire days at work just looping this one song and it is the perfect infinite party mood that never seems to get annoying. Always ready to sing along. Aa stage laga hai Badi jagah hai Do it with a twist

malang (soundtrack)

Malang has started off so strong with another super solid Mohit Suri soundtrack. Forget the movie, Mohit Suri is such a sexist hack. But I can’t deny that he pumps out amazing soundtracks for his movies. The songs and the music videos are aspirational — still not as good as Aashiqui 2 — but they […]

first donations of the year

I had a goal this year to donate whatever leftover money I had after expenses and savings to charity. It’s important to stay grounded, sacrifice some of your meal to the gods every month, etc.. I think it’s immoral for folks who are able to invest significant amounts of money to not donate. That hasn’t […]

“The world is quiet here.” This may sound curious, like the motto of a secret organization, or something a stranger would say when he picks you up in his taxi and invites you to use your talent to benefit the world. There’ll be losses along the way. We may never triumph, not completely. We may […]

reading music

I’ve found that the best reading music for me is Classical KUSC. I’ve been listening on and off since I was a kid in LA — I loved classical music before. My favorite composer is Liszt, although Bernstein is up there, too. They have an app which makes things extremely convenient. Just open it, turn […]