Part two of insights, highlights and little-known nuggets from Pep Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning‘ – by Guillem Balague. * When Pep became the manager of FC Barcelona, his first contract was worth one million euros – fourth lowest … Continue reading Pep Talk 14: Insights from Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning – Part 2′
Little Ishav derives maximum joy from sitting on the front seat of the upper tier of a double-decker bus. He sits and just stares at everything the large window offers. Admires the cars passing by, the traffic lights changing, the … Continue reading Story of A Window Seat
This week, our little Arushi turns twelve. And despite this being her final exam week, the focus of the birthday girl is more on the day she would be distributing chocolates in her class. Sharing chocolates is one such rare … Continue reading Story of A bag full of Birthday Chocolates
Insights, highlights and little-known nuggets from Pep Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning’ – by Guillem Balague * Back in 2001, Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to sign Pep Guardiola but the latter refused, saying he wanted to retire at Barcelona. As … Continue reading Pep Talk 12: Insights from Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning’ – Part 1
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?
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