Despite the steady phase-out of traditional Indian sweets, Bareilly Ki Barfi sales, an otherwise little known sweet meat, will soar following last weekend’s delicious Bollywood release. The movie comes straight from the 1970’s Hrishikesh Mukherjee school of filmmaking. Clean, light, … Continue reading Movie Review: Bareilly Ki Barfi is ‘lallan taap’ movie of the year 2017
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
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
Srijit Mukherjee’s sixth feature film Chotushkone (Bengali, meaning quadrangle) is literally an advanced course on filmmaking – not a Rapidex, not a Dummies Guide. He garnered two National awards for this movie – to add to the four already in … Continue reading Movie Recommendation: Chotushkone is thrill ride for viewers, bench mark for film makers
When we entered Nou Camp stadium 14 April 2017, we were welcomed by a new intimidating 30ft by 20ft billboard. It was Messi’s clenched fist pumping up crowds after the historic 6-1 win over Paris St Germain. The crowd photographer … Continue reading Football: The image which justifies Neymar’s departure from Barcelona FC
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?
1993 was the first time, as a teen, I visited Madras (now called Chennai). Getting down from the train, I was shocked to find every Hindi signboard blackened all over the railway station, roads and city. Ditto Bangalore. It didn’t … Continue reading Politics: Centre scoring self goal with Hindi spread attempts over South India
I have always felt Indian film music is absolute world class quality and it’s presence makes our movies extremely unique to rest of the globe. In Jagga Jasoos, director Anurag Basu experiments making a musical thrill ride with exquisite visuals. … Continue reading Movie Review: Jagga Jasoos – Bollywood’s La La Land deserves Jaa Jaa Watch!
Welcome to the BCCI mess and laughter show, that occurred in June – July 2017 with the excuse of selecting a new head coach. A comical process that took our cricket back by exactly one year! Joke 1: BCCI set … Continue reading Cricket: 20 Jokes – The BCCI Laughter challenge show!