Reflektor

Reflektor

By Ira Saxena, Batch of 2016 If only you can handle so many diverse sounds in a single record coming from a once indie-rock-turned-electro Canadian band, then Reflektor is your album of the year. Now, to deem Arcade Fire’s music as ‘electro’ at this stage may be called ‘amateurish’ by some, but you can’t help it, if that’s the kind of sound their music has been converging into lately. Released in November, last year, Arcade…

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The 27 Club

The 27 Club

By Ira Saxena(ECE, Batch of 2016) They were nothing less than demi-gods in the eyes of their worshippers. They were heroes, saints, whose larger than life posters decked the rooms of the young and the faithful. Yet, their sudden demise merely at the age of 27 brings forth a really mystifying and chilling theory of the curse of the 27. So what is the 27 club?   Many popular musicians like Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis…

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Sufism Unleashed

Sufism Unleashed

Yes, you correctly read the headline at first sight. Breaking away from the always-rock-article tradition, this column will discuss the mystic genre of “sufi music”. However, before one listens to the songs, it is very important to dwell upon the ideas imbibed in this revolutionary music movement. It began at a time when the world was torn into different religions, each proclaiming its superiority over the other, and sought a way to answer the eternal…

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Lost Beat

Lost Beat

All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible. -T.E. Lawrence With this adage in mind, a student from NSIT went on to make an effort to set up a launch pad for all…

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