Movie Review: A flawed ‘Mulk’ has its heart in the right place

Generalization and divisiveness are centuries old global trends. If I commit a mass crime here, Singapore papers will report it as ‘Indian Banker does …’ .. that’s two generalizations; and it’s fair. But I would expect both, Indians and bankers, … Continue reading Movie Review: A flawed ‘Mulk’ has its heart in the right place

Politics: Stitching together facts behind India’s ‘cow’ related lynching incidents

I have tried to piece the entire chain of activities that lead to cow-related lynchings happening in India, the last eight years. Thanks to an excellent debate conducted by NDTV’s ‘The Big Fight’ show, with anchor Vikram Chandra. The key … Continue reading Politics: Stitching together facts behind India’s ‘cow’ related lynching incidents

Movie Review: Sanju – Average film with lame defense for a ‘king of bad choices’

You can now expect a Salman Khan biopic soon. Where Somy Ali, a husband beater, hires a black buck to kill Sallu. The black buck injures Sallu badly. Sohail Khan then takes him wounded to the hospital on a vegetable … Continue reading Movie Review: Sanju – Average film with lame defense for a ‘king of bad choices’

Football: Insights from Jonathan Wilson’s book ‘Angels with Dirty Faces’ on Argentina Football

Courtesy a 14inch black & white Sonodyne television and live coverage from Mexico, three decades ago, I got attracted to football thanks to one Diego Armando Maradona and his Argentinian team. They won the World Cup that year, 1986, and … Continue reading Football: Insights from Jonathan Wilson’s book ‘Angels with Dirty Faces’ on Argentina Football

Pep Talk 19: Insights from Sid Lowe’s ‘Fear and Loathing in La Liga – El Clasico diaries

Insights, highlights and little-known nuggets from the book ‘Fear and Loathing in La Liga’ – El Clasico diaries by Sid Lowe. While the book covers the entire history of Barcelona vs Real Madrid rivalry, I have only chosen the post-2000s … Continue reading Pep Talk 19: Insights from Sid Lowe’s ‘Fear and Loathing in La Liga – El Clasico diaries