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For The Screamo Kid In You

There was a time when cheap eye liner and weird lip stick colours were my very best friends. Thankfully, everybody’s phone hadn’t turned into a mini-photo studio yet so you’ll just have to take my word for it. HOWEVER – this past week had me walking down memory lane in eye liner and black miniskirts. This Music Monday goes out to the screamo kid in all of us.

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Three Delightfully Dystopic Podcasts To Help You Disengage

Tired of the chaos, dejection and the generally dystopic outlook of your own existence? Looking for fun and distraction in the chaos, dejection and generally dystopic outlook of other people’s existence (fictionally, of course)? Look no further!

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Malang unleashes the madness of love-struck festival-chasers

Malang, which translates to vagrant, follows the story of two emotionally wounded people who find love, friendship and a kind of healing in Goa’s festival scene. Then everything goes horribly wrong.

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Sampa The Great – Final Form

In this day and age, some people are still asking silly questions about whether or not other people are real nerds. I know, it’s absurd, but that’s the world we live in.

The good news is that there are other people who are just minding their business and letting their flags fly high. People like Rihanna, our Queen who refuses to release new music. People like Sampa The Great.

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Solo (not that one) isn’t a movie, it’s an experience

The first Bollywood movie I watched on Netflix was Baahubali, and it was a wild ride. If you love hyper-dramatic movies with beautiful sets, great music, and plot lines and special effects that are AMAZING but show that the movie takes you seriously neither as a concept, nor as a person? Watch both Baahubali movies and thank me when you pick yourself up off the ground.

Now, for those of you who prefer your entertainment to take you seriously as a person, a concept, or both – Solo may be more your speed. Led by sometimes charming, sometimes frightening Dulquer Salmaan, Solo is a beautiful journey in four parts, exploring themes of love and loss.

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The Boondock Saints

There are likely a myriad of reasons why this movie should have aged badly. And yet…

Since I first saw this movie in 2009, a full decade after its initial release, I knew that it would become one of those movies I watched over and over ad infinitum. Fast forward a decade and a year… and I’ve watched The Boondock Saints at least once a year since then, usually around St. Patrick’s Day because well, why not?

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