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…

Who took away the railway bogies?

Okay, first read this tweet, Did you hear? New coaches attached to trains running between New Delhi and Ranchi have gone missing. And the Ranchi division has no clue where the coaches have vanished. https://t.co/4ZekM2YoKy — kaveri (@ikaveri) June 6, 2018 Now, let’s use our brain and find out how things like this could have happened. I mean, who takes away new;y built bogies from a railway yard. I call up shady friends in Uttar Pradesh. I get answers or more like theories, here they are: a. They are a…

The EVs are taking over, man!

Okay, here goes. Friend of mine. On phone with his girl friend. All very well to do people. He says, “Yaar, this Audi again needs another repair. Last month, I spent about 40 grand and now they say it would cost about a lakh. Distressing, man!” I chuckle. In my place, you would too. Why would he, in this day and age of Uber and Ola and all other cab apps, spending so much dough on that kind of a car. But no, In India, you only have arrived when…

XUV500 – The Beast is back!

It’s in white. It’s, what do I say, menacing. It’s got a mean front. People around gaze at it. Standing beside the highway, I can see people gazing at it at the Dhaba we have stopped in. And they talk. “Daam kya rakhkha hoga?”, “Mileage better hua kya?”, “Bookings shuru ho gayi kya?” That’s the effect of the New Mahindra XUV500 that’s launched in India. I love seeing people, as always. So, I watch the drool happen. First, the front, as always with the XUV. It is powerful and it…

The Sanju Trailer.

The Sanju Trailer and all that you want to happen in Bollywood The trailer is out. That’s a nice thing. Otherwise our timelines and Instagram used to be filled by seven Ranbir Kapoor’s trying to be seven Sanjay Dutts every day. Or posters that showed up the Dad or a sister or a lover or something each day. Well, who does not like Bollywood! But, the intensity with which the marketing guys were going trying to convert Ranbir into a very much around Sanjay was what’s it called, stifling. But…

When Iniesta sat alone after the lights went out.

In sports, like in life, one day you need to move out of the arc lights. That day is defined by your mind. Physical injury and the management of sport is just one aspect. But the mind, till it ventures to switch off, the body does not give in.   Andre Agassi explained this in his autobiography “Open”. The frailty of the body is far superceded by the excellence of mind. His last Wimbledon was an excellent case in point. The mind needed another run at the championship. The body…