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
After two seasons decorating drug lord Pablo Escobar, Netflix finally broke free of the persona obsession to give a brilliantly assembled Narcos Season 3. The focus shifts to the Cali Cartel – who controlled 80% of the global cocaine business … Continue reading TV Series: Narcos 3 takes you on an exciting thrill spree
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!
Trains falling off steady rails, Mumbai flooding on steady rains. Babies dying insufferable pains, Newshour debating folks with birdbrains. Smart city dream riding on drains, Achhe Din slogan living in chains. Damn the bullet train, election campaigns, the taxes, glamour, … Continue reading India: Poem summarizing India Aug2017 news
Legendary film maker Ram Gopal Varma’s stature has been built on movies where the antagonist is glorified. Shiva, Satya, Company are essentially the best trilogy of world cinema, in my books. The trilogy also showcases the three levels of anti … Continue reading Movie Recommendation: RGV’s Killing Veerappan – an impressive tribute to STF
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
Back in 1985, while attending my maternal uncle’s marriage, I had visited the fields twice, with lota ( a pot filled with water) in hand. An experience likely most of my friends today wouldn’t have ever got, our kids unlikelier … Continue reading Movie Review: Toilet Ek Prem Katha is an important, witty, lota drama
Kooza Cirque Du Soleil is a 21st century circus show minus the animals and birds plus a superior level of acrobats and stunts. It’s currently running at Singapore. You can find details of the 2.5hr extravaganza show – ticketing, venue, … Continue reading Singapore: Kooza Cirque Du Soleil – Is it worth your time and money?