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…

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…

Neighborhood Restaurants – a necessity for a city to prosper as a Business city

You are in Mumbai and say you are in BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex for the GK phobic people, you need some breakfast. LOL, you are in the wrong area of the map, bro! BKC is a business district but it does not have a decent place where a nice breakfast at an affordable middle class price can be got. No, don’t tell me about CCD atop a weird Petrol Pump. Stale sandwiches and stale cupcakes early in the morning. I am talking a nice bakery and a nice egg place.…

Many things people do for a H1B visa in India!

Even before I start a tirade, see this tweet: Things Desi guys do for H1B Visa. pic.twitter.com/cr6xAKN2JH — Unofficial Sususwamy (@swamv39) June 4, 2018 I encourage you to see the pic once more. Saw it? Now, let’s examine what do they do in India to get a H1B visa: a. Get an engineering degree, somehow. If that is beyond possibility or dreams or both, then get a BCA or MCA degree. Both of these are seen by organizations as the sign that a software developer is born and alive. b.…