Haven’t yet recovered your lost phone?

4TH July 2018! I am down here in the city of joy as they call it killing time with all the energy I have within me. It’s the season of thunder and lightning with water logged roads across the city. You can hardly notice a pot-hole until and unless you become a victim of it which is more likely than ever! The clock ticks slower than usual as there is no feeling of meeting deadlines for me. So I decided to lose my phone! I’m riding on a bike from…

Read this if you haven’t watched Sacred Games yet!

“ Kya aap bhagwan ko mante ho? “ If this is the standard of crime-drama produced by Indian filmmakers. Hats off! Starting from direction to cinematography, it will keep you glued to your seat. Great adaptation by the writers Varun Grover, Smita Singh and Vasant Nath. Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap did a fabulous job. The background score is so apt in every situation. Nawaz, Saif and Radhika did justice to their roles. The situations presented starting from Babri Masjid, Bofors scam and Hindutva politics. The naming of each episode…

Lodha Developers cannot do an IPO because of past violations

SEBI, the chief Regulator for all share markets in India, has kept Realty biggie Lodha Developers’ maiden push towards an IPO in abeyance “for examination of past violations,” latest update with the markets watchdog showed. The IPO proposal is for Rs. 55,000 Crores. Why has that happened? Okay, before that let me introduce some of you who do not yet know Lodha Developers very well. Privately-held Lodha Group is developing around 40 million sq ft area and has 31 ongoing projects in London, Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.…

The Soorma Trailer Review

Let us see what Soorma is all about! I always have great expectations from Shaad Ali. He, of the Mani Ratnam School of film making. So, is there a wee bit of Mani here? No, as you can see, there is nothing that says Mani Ratnam was Shaad’s mentor for a long while. The initial scenes show a boy being punished for being naughty and not playing hockey well. There is a loving mum. There is a coach who’s glowering and there’s a support system that’s Punjabi and humorous. There’s…

Alik Sakharov and the art of the impossible

You don’t know him. I bet. But if you happen to go to Amazon Prime and watch the “Pride and Prejudice” episode of Goliath, you will know what I am speaking about. He is the director who directs Billy Bob Thornton in this most awesome show. Or if you are on Hotstar and you would want to revisit the Fire and Blood episode from Game of Thrones from back in 2011. He is the Director of Photography in that and some other episodes from that year. The lighting and the…

I had fun watching the England team yesterday

The news says they won 2-1. The news also says Harry Kane scored twice and delivered the win. Of course, some supporters went overboard like this: The Limbs are unreal #ENGTUN #ThreeLions #ENG #ItsComingHome pic.twitter.com/x5aqkGHMH7 — Dan (@ITZDANNNO) June 18, 2018 The news does not say many things. It does not say that after 25 minutes of superb passing and a slew of attacks on to the Tunisian goal, they went to sleep at the ground. The news does not say Lingard had to consult an astrologer probably to be…

Ronaldo 1-0 Messi?

What an outstanding start to this year’s football world cup with the late goals coming off late of Cristiano’s pristine curler to keep them afloat being the second favorites of the group. Portugal have seen this spree in the recent years as a footballing nation being the defending champions of euro cup 2016. This brings Cristiano much closer to winning this year’s Ballon d’ or. A hat trick against the group favorites in their starting match of the world cup isn’t a matter of joke. On the other hand, Messi…

Lust Stories – On Netflix from today

Lust Stories is the resonance of that idea that you don’t really love women, you worship them and then you lust for them when they otherwise are unapproachable or unattainable. And that is the story, in home after home. In town after town, young men have this quaint idea about women and that does not come alive even after they marry. So, whether it is a youngster or a middle aged man or even a dirty old man, they maintain these quaint notions. Lust Stories brings such stories alive through…

Jack Ryan is here on Amazon Prime from August 10th!

Jack Ryan is back. And we are creaming our pants again. Tom Clancy’s best character among all that he has managed to write thus far and trust me, he has written a lot, is this character Jack Ryan. Amazon Prime Video had signed up for this series and it’s an Amazon Original. They have casted John Krasinski as Jack Ryan among some other stellar actors and it promises to be very dishy. Watch @JohnKrasinski rise from CIA analyst to field operative in Tom Clancy’s #JackRyan, a new series streaming 8/31…

Anthony Bourdain commits suicide and Food isn’t even halfway explored yet

Here, this came onto my Twitter timeline a short while ago. The world reacts to the death of Anthony Bourdain. https://t.co/j82gzpMaIY pic.twitter.com/44del5tLT8 — Mashable (@mashable) June 8, 2018 What do I say, man! Here was a colossus who strode the world of Food exploration like none other. A game changer, this man was responsible for many a person knowing food and the way it is consumed in hotels, restaurants, seedy joints, street sides, alleyways, Villages, highways, jungles and islands all over the globe. He, in his own quirky way, kept…