The Clash Of Clans!

As expected, the BCCI has rejected the offer of playing a day-night Test in Australia. The CoA was seeking some practice for the Indian players before they participated in a floodlit Test. It is a shame that despite having trialed Duleep Trophy matches in 2016 and 2017 with the pink ball, only four of India’s Test regulars featured in those matches. If only the BCCI were so serious about the format, they should have either made the national side cricketers play those games or staged D/N Ranji Trophy matches too.…

Little Red Book

This is a Chinese fashion house that’s raising $200 million from Tencent at a $2.5 Billion valuation. Have you heard of this fashion house and retailer at all? It’s easy. Google. See. But that’s not the point. Myntra started years back. Some good guys did what they did with it. Before it was bought over by a aggressive marketplace. It still does well enough to be quoted here and there. But no more. I don’t see it as a house of fashion. Neither are any of the other marquee brands…

Having Hairfall? Don’t worry!

Are you having a lot of hairfall and quite afraid that it may all fall out soon? In that case your fear is quite justifiable because hair loss is an issue which not even the renowned doctors can take care of sometimes making them shift to other artificial practices such as hair transplant, stem-cell treatment to name a few. Balding patterns are quite prevalent throughout the world. Doctors classify them as the type 1, type 2, type 3 and type 4 balding patterns. What we don’t understand is that to…

Flipkart – Beyond the Screen

Everyone has now written about Flipkart. Everyone knows about the payoff of $16 billion. Everyone is happy and everyone has gone home. Save a few who wonder what could have happened. So, what could have happened? Ever heard of ATB? No, not the Anti-Terrorist Bureau, people. It is Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu. The three startups in China that grew up indigenous in China. The startups that did not take VCs at every turn and bring down their stockholdings. They were supported by the government policies of China. they made it…

Boot-Strapped

Straps were invented to hang things with. But they don’t behave very well. Bag straps are very notorious. They always manage to get very convoluted and finally hurt us when we walk or sit. I used to have a laptop bag that had a strap that was malnourished. It used to be twisted and torn. Maybe it used to reflect my state of mind, who knows. It was a thin strap for the heavy HP laptop. Don’t know if the bag makers were told about the final weight. The strap…

Pseudo-Feminism: The New Evil In The Society

Feminism, sexism, fascism, criticism or any ‘isms’ that prevail in this society has an underlying rule. If you misuse these terms, you are bound to look stupid to any imbecile out there. The fraudulent use of powerful words to implement ideologies and rights have recently created a dent in this society. Well, of course, we could push it away as nothing short of a Freudian Slip, but are we really going to be that ignorant? Who is the better sex? Let us not indulge in that conversation yet, in fact,…

Who had the Last Laugh?

  He appeared seriously disgruntled, head down, hands on his hips, contemplating the futility with a shake of his head, before reluctantly advancing towards the dressing room. Yes! I’m talking about Gianluigi Buffon. Someone who made his debut over 20 years ago and has been a role-model and motivator on and off the pitch. Throughout its journey from stardom to darkness and back to the very top, one name remained constant, Gianluigi Buffon. ZINEDINE ZIDANE: “ Say that again?”     9th July 2006. I was a vibrant kid back then…

The Boss of all Dishes

The craving, sorry the ‘lust’ began way back in 2011. As the bell rang on a Wednesday afternoon, as it glorified the lunch break, a student’s favourite hour of the day, the first thing we did was ask each other if we had enough cash. The minute we did, we considered ourselves worthy enough for the fight. We ran from our classrooms. The battle was on! There was no stopping us. I was never a runner, even going in the lift would leave me famished. But Wednesdays in my school…

Is that Nawazuddin Siddiqui??

What do you do when someone you love gets hurt? You do your due diligence, you go to the cops, and you wait for the system to reward you for the lakhs in tax you’ve paid. It’s a process – one that has plenty of loop holes and pitfalls. During this process, what do you do with the rage?   Verdict: A vigilante thriller, Sridevi’s ‘Mom’ explores dark alleyways within and without. Such scenarios have long been exploited in thriller after thriller – from No One Killed Jessica to Talvar.…

Munna Bhai? No, it’s ‘Sanju’!

Can you all recognize the person in the poster? Yes!. It’s none other than our very own Ranbir Kapoor in and out as ‘Sanju’. One of the very few versatile and colorful actors that Bollywood can boast about without having to worry about anything else at least. We have seen bio-pics in the past from Milkha Singh to M.S. Dhoni to MC Mary Kom to the sensation of the south popularly known as ‘Silk’ where every director has been successful in making us live through the characters and see things…