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…

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 —…

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…

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…