Singapore, this year, again went out of its way to celebrate Deepavali, as is more popularly known here. Last year, I blogged extensively on how much efforts the Lion City puts in ensuring Diwali is lifted to global festival status, … Continue reading Trivia: Do you know Deepavali / Diwali enough?
I admired Newton, at a Bengaluru theatre. The hall was 80% full with enthusiasts desperate to catch India’s official Oscar entry for a 9am show – the only timing available to watch the Pankaj Tripathi – Rajkummar Rao film. This … Continue reading Newton, Ventilator, Posto or Hindi Medium – Which was the better bet for Oscars 2018?
A newly wed Christian teacher (to a Hindu husband) rejoins school with a pack of sweets. During the day, while substituting for another teacher, she slaps a mischievous boy, who surprisingly falls into a coma. That small incident turns lives … Continue reading Movie Recommendation: Kuttram Kadithal has a National Film Award for best feature film
Women’s obsession with shopping and winning arguments often fill our mobile memory cards. The men’s obsession equivalent never make to the jokes platform, as it’s related to their ego. More specifically to their ‘Ali Baba’. Even more specifically, size and standing … Continue reading Movie Review: Shubh Mangal Saavdhan stands up for Ali Baba!
Modern India's huge presence all over the world was showcased as leading nations stood up to celebrate India's 71st Independence Day. The Indian flag got proudly lit up all over the world. It was the world's show of solidarity towards … Continue reading India: World lights up iconic structures with tricolour celebrating India’s 71st I-Day
The third sequel in the ‘Planet of the Apes’ trilogy – War for the Planet of the Apes – starts with an intense action sequence and then swiftly moves to extremely well setup dense jungles, waterfalls, muddy roads and dimly … Continue reading Movie Review: War for the Planet of the Apes is intense, engaging, must watch
Posto (Bengali) is must watch movie for all who know the complications of a kid growing under care of relatives. Buoyed by six sigma performances, it’s a story of seven-year old Posto who grows up under grand parental care at … Continue reading Movie Review: Posto is a must watch emotional rollercoaster
While Singapore is perceived as (and in truth is) a very expensive city, it also has more than its fair share of events which are not so expensive. Forget tourists, it pains me even when locals aren’t able to find … Continue reading Singapore Must Go Event: Children’s Biennale 2017
Behind every successful 104 satellites launch, there are 8 ISRO women standing tall! That seems to be the latest catch phrase in India. However if you Google ‘ISRO women 104 satellites’, you barely get handful of links dedicating solely to … Continue reading India: The 8 ISRO women behind the 104 satellites launch
There is some truth that Bollywood makers take liberty to bash Hinduism and Hindu personalities when they depict history or cultures. However the flip side of story is that the likes of Sunny Deol, Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan and every … Continue reading Society: The two cheeks of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali slap