Menstruation in daily life has often been nothing more than a reason for an insensitive jibe. Recall those one-liners about husband retiring to bed because wife has a ‘headache’, an argument often ending with ‘is it that time of the … Continue reading Movie Review: Padman – From dream husband to real life Superhero
After two weeks of experiencing Swiss spring (temperatures) at Singapore, the warmth is slowly and steadily returning. Today morning, to enjoy the last few days of cool weather, I took an early wake walk to shop at FairPrice. Since it’s … Continue reading Have you caught up with change?
Jaipur, along with Delhi & Agra, features amongst the most visited ‘triangles’ of the world. Ask any non-Indian who has toured India at least once and there is a high probability that they have covered this northern India triangle. Also … Continue reading Travel: Jaipur in a Day
Each of the last three decades has given dull academic students a new career. The 90s saw the advent of ‘reality television stars’, the 2000s popularised the ‘startups’ concept and the last decade gave us the ‘internet sensation’ option. So … Continue reading Movie Review: Secret Superstar – There’s a dream behind every Burqa
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