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…

#Sanju, a different take altogether

If we were to not see #Sanju as a Sanjay Dutt biographic film at all. What happens then? How do we see it then? As a normal emotional social story, a family story with a buddy thrown in for good measure. Let me look at the important dramatic moments of the film that stays with us without really giving away the plot line. a. Sanju has a girlfriend who he wants to marry quite early and he’s been lured by a bad friend to do drugs because as it turns…

The OTT world has just expanded that bit more with MX Player acquisition by Times Internet

Time Internet has made an acquisition. Times Internet did not want to go the hard way and create a complete OTT service for the millennial population and so the have gone after the next best option. Buy a successful streaming service that has got some premium content and just go big bang straight away. They have spent Rs. 1000 Crores doing that. They wish to start their streaming service the next quarter. Times Internet buys MX Player for Rs 1,000 Cr, to launch a OTT service next quarter https://t.co/LZe4UBkTOj @Timesinternet…

Ride sharing cycle apps – stranded?

Just as Yulu starts to take strides in the cycle ride sharing market in Bangalore, news comes along that oBike is halting Singapore Operations. [email protected]_SG halts Singapore operations due to regulatory hurdles https://t.co/a9dNE71fcn — DealStreetAsia (@DealStreetAsia) June 25, 2018 Of course, they have made arrangements that the cycle rides shall still be possible with the Grab app that’s there for cab sharing and other stuff there but let’s talk about a larger story here: There are a few objectives that cities and states are worrying about and so regulatory issues…

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.…