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…

Veere Di Wedding!

‘Veere di Wedding’ isn’t a movie, it’s the “fuck it, let’s go to Thailand” version of film making. This is Ekta Kapoor’s chick-flick, and it’s somehow worse than that sounds. It’s clear that the idea of women being sexually active is so scandalous to her that it warrants an A-rating.     In a fair world, this would be the death of Sonam Kapoor’s acting career – her only memorable performances so far are meek cameos. Most of the actors in this film seem to be performing at gun-point –…

Hindi films on a success spree in China, now with Toilet!

Indian films are doing very well in China. That is now known. What is not known are the various behind this phenomenon happening. But first this, Toilet Ek Prem Katha released in China this week, so check this out: #ToiletEkPremKatha registers a SUPER 51.06% growth on Day 2 [Sat] in China… That’s not all, it has also zoomed to the No 1 spot at China BO on Day 2 itself… That says it all… Fri $ 2.35 mn Sat $ 3.55 mn Total: $ 5.90 [₹ 39.85 cr]#TEPK #ToiletHero —…

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.…

Why are MOOCs aligning with colleges for online degrees? Deja vu, man!

Weird, isn’t it? In 2012, when the first onslaught of MOOCs happened in the educational platforms all over the globe, the idea was about free online education for who needed it. Sharing free education was the name of the game. So many came riding in to create one of the fastest and the best way of equalizing learning all over the globe. I mean, I myself did a course in Digital Marketing from University of Illinois back then. Just like that. Okay, don’t ask me how I aced the projects…

Baloney or True? Barkha Dutt is coming up with her own English news channel

The grapevine is hissing. The Lutyens Delhi is whispering. The word is out. Well it was out before. Actually, in 2017. But no one really cared because she was at the sharp end of public ridicule. And she herself had not fully committed. First there was the rumors that she would couple up with Raghav Bahl and launch a news channel. Then, she went with The Print for a while. Then, that broke off. Now, she is still doing what’s known as MoJo or a short for Mobile Journalism, don’t…

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…

IBM Watson and how It’s taking on the world!

In the 19th century, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing were just theoretical concepts, which were slowly put into practice during the 20th century. Today, in 2017, IBM has successfully combined all three technologies into one super thinking cognitive system named “Watson”. Watson is a question answering computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language, developed in IBM’s Deep QA project by a research team led by principal investigator David Ferrucci. Watson was named after IBM’s first CEO, industrialist Thomas J. Watson. The computer system was specifically developed to…