Monday, May 27, 2013

May Photo A Day Challenge : Day 27. Can’t live without

The Day 27 prompt for "May Photo A Day Challenge : A challenge that will change your life" - 27. Can’t live without: What would you rather not live without?

As I am done with too many posts on people who mean a lot to me I am going with things this time. I can't live with out books and music. Music soothes me , changes my mood instantly and makes me think. I am not much in to English songs. I enjoy hindi bollywood songs and other regional songs which I can understand. I am particular about lyrics and just let each and every word sink in to me. Javed Akhtar , Majrooh Sultanpuri  and Gulzar Saheb are my heart favorites. A.R. Rehman , Mohit Chauhan , K.K. , Sukhwinder Singh, Kailash Kher , Alka Yagnik , Shreya Ghoshal, Nikhil Paul George and Amit trivedi steal my heart too! There are many names which I am not taking here but I absolutely respect the musical talent. It needs heart mind and soul. Those who naturally have it are truly god gifted.

A day doesn't pass by with out some kind of music. I have my Ipod with 3000+ songs which is like an organ in my body. We both are inseparable. Plugging an ipod and shuffling the songs is all I need if I want to divert myself. I randomly enjoy few English pop songs too :) Akon, Celine Dion , Elton John (Hakuna Matata after all; )) , MJ,  Britney , Ricky Martin and Enrique are few known names to me who frequently come in my playlists.  Its fun to recognize the music in our songs which is copied from their albums! 
MUSIC is much needed even when you work out!

A snippet from a poem I wrote long back - 

The moon lit sky is music to our eyes,
With music the world seems to be beautiful and nice!
The voice of our loved ones' is music to our ears.
A single word can dump all our fears!
I usually listen to songs on
This is the pic taken by my phone :)
My I-touch which I got as a bday gift.
I was hooked the day I got it

Books - “So many books, so little time.” 

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” 

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

3 favorite quotes and 2 favorite authors :) That is all I can say to explain my relation ship with books. It might not be a book as such. I love reading any interesting article.I love feeling the gist of a poem or enjoying a piece of art or a creative blog which can keep me glued to it. My pace is slow but my style is like that. I just can't run with the books. Some read library by library every day .I go line by line :( but ya so many books and so little time hence trying to fix a time table and read!

Above are my freshly arrived set of books and my book rack. Eagerly waiting to continue reading Sea of poppies and cant wait to lay my hands on "And the mountains echoed" as it is written by Khaled Hosseini!

 Thats all for now folks ! Have a great day


  1. You are a music person! Cool!
    I am so keen to read Khaled Hosseini's new book!

    1. ya a music person in and out ;)
      Do get the book !

  2. How well did the mountains Echo? me waiting to read it... do do a review of the book when you're done...

    1. I havent started yet. Yep wen am done will write

  3. We have similar taste in music. I have a few music player apps on my phone too. :)

    1. ya Phone is like ALL IN ONE !
      am glued to - best site for hindi songs

  4. I was first thinking of posting on books too, but I had already done 2 posts on it this month. Then I remembered about music! :P
    But our tastes are just the opposite. I usually prefer English music than Hindi. And I love instrumental!

    1. :) I listen to English If I come across or if some one suggests !
      Not a fan :)
      I love instrumental too

  5. Just read Hosseini's interveiw yesterday which upped my interest in his latest!!! And this post sounds so passionate!!! :)

    1. :) Thanks smita
      ya I saw his pic on ur HT brunch waala paper ;)Cool

  6. ho ho did i comment on wrong post!!! or did ocmment dissapear... I was sayoing tht mob n books top the list today

    1. ya they do top. Ya by mistake u posted the comment on a different post:)
      No worries
      Hav fun

  7. So many things we cannot do without.

  8. Music is everything. When nobody understands you, music almost always does! Well done Afshan!

  9. totally agree with you!!
    I'm waiting for a copy of the book too!

  10. Music and books. I agree.
    I am also waiting ot lay my hands on the new Khaled Hosseini book :)

  11. @Janu ::)

    @Nandana : Thats a cool thing to say. SO TRUE !

    @Pixie : Thanks for reading :)

    @Shail : Ya am right now occupied with other books so the wait !


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