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….

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…

5 Reasons why Westworld is Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton is one of the most prolific writers of our generation. Some of the most outrageous, yet plausible, ideas in speculative science fiction came from the pages of his books. In the 1990s, Crichton talked about Geneticists and DNA Engineers extracting fossilized DNA into their petridishes and reconstructing animals which had gone extinct long…

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind | Review

Some of my formative childhood memories have been spent watching films like Hook (1991), Jumanji (1995) and Flubber (1997). It was back then that my mind associated Williams with that funny, loving, child-like character who stood out from anyone else I had seen on screen. For some reason, I would see him as one of…

Pope of the Risen | Jude Law | by Manjiri Mazgaonkar

The Young Pope – its name and trailer both create a picture of this wicked and radical Pope who is in to change the archaic Vatican, one rule at a time. However here is the truth – they lied and you will happily lap up the lie. You and the Vatican are in for a…

Stranger Things 2 | The Upsides and the Downs

If you’re a millennial, you have already witnessed the ‘Smartphone’ revolution which completely transformed the way we consumed media. When YouTube started its operations in February 2005 as a simple video-sharing social media community, it would have been hard to fathom that 5 billion videos would be consumed on it every day by an average…