“What time do they turn the mist off?” Yes, that was a travel query asked to a UK based leading travel agency guide. Fear not, each of us would have asked silly travel questions one time or the other. But … Continue reading Travel: Top 40 stupid complaints ever
Bollywood 2017 will be remembered as the year it matured from candy-floss chick-flicks to ‘slice-of-life’ comic scripts. Tumhari Sulu belongs to the same (refreshing) genre as Hindi Medium, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan & Qarib Qarib Singlle. Each of … Continue reading Movie Review: Tumhari Sulu is tribute to the Spirit of a Housewife
Irrfan Khan was the sole reason us gang of friends entered the movie hall this weekend. India’s only serious and flourishing export to Hollywood comes across as that large dollop of supreme quality butter. You add him to any dish … Continue reading Movie Review: Qarib Qarib saved by Irrfan Singlly
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
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