I want to like the Indian version of ‘The Office’ but it’s hard  | Opinion

While watching the American version of The Office, I have often wondered how Greg Daniels managed to adapt a hit TV show and still create such iconic characters that have become a cult phenomenon. Wasn’t there that ‘whatchamacallit curse’ which created convoluted, lesser versions of great originals when repackaged for a different audience ? Although…

Rocketman | Movie Review

Elton John stands in an attention position as smoke emanates all around him and within a second, he takes off for the firmament!! While you picturise that happening in your mind, let me palliate any doubts by saying that Rocketman is infact a well made biographical movie, albeit with few creative liberties taken here and…

Chernobyl: The horror of Nuclear Radiation and a Failed State | Review

On December 2nd 1942, Enrico Fermi, a Nobel Prize winning American-Italian physicist, announced the world’s first man-made self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction in a makeshift Nuclear Reactor called the Chicago Pile – 1 (CP-1). Getting its name from Fermi’s amusing description of it as – “a crude pile of black bricks and wooden timbers”, CP-1 was…

Does the GOT petition really matter ?

We are just a single episode away from the end of Game of Thrones, and yet closure is far from reach. As the buildings of King’s Landing crumbled, so did the final vestiges of the restraint that fans had been exercising since the infamous Episode 3 when the Night King and his army were decimated….

The Long Night | GOT Season 8 Episode 3 Roundup

First things first, let us all take a moment to convey our gratitude to Melisandre, the Dragons and the moon for the only source of light during the 82 minutes long episode! This was an episode which had been hyped up for quite some time now. Not only a lot of characters were to be…

Of Unions and Reunions | GOT Season 8 Episode 1 Roundup

So the time is nigh, emotions are high, and deservedly so. The final season of arguably the most celebrated TV series ever has finally been flagged off. This has been an especially sweet respite after an unusually long wait of 2 years. A phenomenal journey of almost a decade would find closure (or would it…

Spoiler Alert! | The History and usage of the words

In a few hours from now, humanity will be divided into two distinct groups, one who watched the first episode of Season 8 of Game of Thrones and the other who did not. Spoilers will be shared facetiously and office gossips will give away to theories. Which brings us to one of the most used…

Joker | Is it the best trailer ever?

The Joker movie trailer dropped a few days ago and the fanaticism of fan boys and the internet residents in general has reached epic proportions. Every passing day we are reading/ watching new content which is dissecting the trailer, referencing previous material on the legendary antagonist with everyone agreeing in unison that this version may…

What else am I bingeing on | The Graham Norton Show

Talk shows have been part of the popular culture for decades. Network television brought about the golden age in prime time Talk Shows from 1949 to 1973. Late night shows came a little later, after studio bosses figured that it is highly cost effective to produce a ‘casual’ talk show than a sitcom. Also, legends…

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma is a study in contrasts

Based in a politically tempestuous time in 1970s Mexico, Alfonso Cuarón’s personal sketch gambols between the journey of Cleodegaria “Cleo” Gutierrez as she serves as live-in help for a middle-class Mexican family, and the societal upheaval that swept through the country during that period. Civil conflict between the incumbent authoritarianism led by the PRI (Institutional…