SoundCloud – Be Warned, It Is Addictive

Image Source: Flickr

Image Source: Flickr

I tried SoundCloud for the first time today. There were so much noise about this app and I was anyway keen to try it personally. Now I know what the fuss was all about.

Ladies, Gentlemen, SoundCloud is ADDICTIVE.

Not only it lets you search for your favourite artists and bands and songs, but also gives you suggestions based on your taste in music.  I must mention that the suggestions are just so-so apt!

I am totally in love with the app.

Because I believe that too much of talking about apps spoil the fun, I leave you with some links to the SoundCloud web app (these are my faves). Give it a try please. Once. And then, it will be a point of no return 😉

One Republic – Counting Stars

American Authors – The Best Day Of My Life

Imagine Dragons – Demons

Poets Of Fall – Carnival of Rust

Agnes Obel – Riverside

Khuda Ke Liye – Bandeya Ho 

Haider – Bismil

Sanam Puri – Ishq Bulava (Unplugged version type)

7 Reasons Why ‘Buying Books’ Wins Over ‘Buying Makeup’ For Me

Nope. I am not against those who buy makeup and love it to the core. It is just that they are a different species and I am a different species. And after buying makeup with a friend, for the friend, I have come to a definite conclusion and that is – I rather invest in books than makeup. My reasons would be:

  1. Makeup has a poor shelf life. 3 years max. Books, well no such limit on them!
  2. Spending a grand on a makeup fetches you maybe a handful of products or just one product. Spending a grand on books, can fill up your entire shelf (if you purchase from sales and book fairs).
  3. You need to practice with a steady hand – how to apply makeup. No such skills are required to read a book.
  4. Can you multitask while applying makeup? I bet you can’t. Books allow you to multitask in more ways than one. 😉
  5. Makeup trends change with season and time. Books refuse to do so. That is why we have classics.
  6. You cannot inherit makeup products passed down several generations. With books, it is a possibility.
  7. Precision is a must for makeup. But books let you be an oaf.

These are my excuses of not investing in that perfect Marsala lipstick or the latest eye liner. I would rather have a rare copy of To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, plop on an unshapely bean bag and start reading it nonstop.