The Prestige

Not the Pressure Cooker. A Christopher Nolan film in the early stages of his career, perhaps this is a film which he can indicate in his Resume, as key achievements. Nolan has a characteristic style of story telling evident in his recent ventures in Interstellar, Dunkirk through which he got quite famous here in India….

Takkunu Takkunu Loop

Sometimes you come to a song which keeps playing in loop. It can be so catchy that you wake up, walk, move, run and go to bed with it. I don’t know if it is HipHop Tamizha or Anirudh or Sivakarthikeyan or (not the last) Nayanthara, but the combination seems to have kicked with this…

The Rs. 40 mini Tiffin of Aadithya

You may not get a lot for R.s 40 these days, but you will definitely get a good enough light breakfast at Hotel Aadithya right around the corner of Vilakutoon Junction at Madurai. It is a simple vegetarian restaurant that also serves good variety of tiffin dishes for the evening. For just Rs. 40 you…

The Prime Gaana with Saavn

While Amazon Prime Music comes free with your Prime subscription, I wanted to see a world of music offered from India’s premier music services – Saavn and Gaana. I was a user of Apple Music and wanted to try something else, after I switched to an Android phone (a story for another time). While I…

Ajith Kumar

Thala, as he is fondly called is a Tamil Actor, aged 47 and simply calls and presents himself with the same age in his movies, as the story goes. His name also appears in the title card as just his name and without the tag that most of the South Indian film stars proclaim it…

Traffic on an empty road

It should be fairly easy for us to drive on a free Indian road on holidays like today, the pongal festival. But on the contrary you see loose traffic conditions with vehicles of all size exhibiting freewheeling randomness beyond the point of prediction. It is hard to go by and navigate such a traffic condition…

Petta, a 2 in 1 film

Rajinikanth’s movies in the early days had a way of story telling with style and humour that would be easy for the audience to digest and relish, whatever the base genre may be – family, action, crime. How did Petta do this in 2019? Well, in popular photo editing softwares there usually is a feature…

Jallikattu and A Weapon called Choice

Choice is always ours to make. The latent weapon in us and all of us, is what we choose consciously, not what we fall prey for. A frog that jumps in hot water, immediately jumps out, but put him in a glass of cold water and heat slow and steady, he will be fine until…

The Elevator Traffic

The success of an Average Indian is determined by how much he can beat the traffic, or so feel that illusion. It is just one of those feelings of I did it, so we can keep our head high and walk from the parking lot to the lift with pride. “You know what, there was…

To Netflix or Hooq or Prime

Let’s cut the chase and get to the point. Consider the below as only my personal opinion coming out of my purpose and usage and nothing too elaborate, of course obviously this is for India. For 650 per month, Netflix is steeply priced for the Indian market. The Movie content is not very enticing and…

To The Crazy ones who change the World

When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, one of the first few things he did was to make this ad campaign – Think different. An ad featuring the crazy ones who can think crazy enough to change the world we live in. We have come across them in our lives. They have made us….

The fanciness in the simplicity of Idly Dosa – iD

In the 80’s and early 90’s the meaning of restaurant for us as kids was to go to a simple “hotel” and have Dosa and Idli, may be end it with Badam milk or Rose milk. Puri, Chappathi were fancy. Biriyani meant only for non-veg days. Compare that to now, our generation is exposed with…

Music sans wires

It was the eve of Christmas 2015 and little did I know that I would walk into, of all the places in the mall, The Bose Store. Bose is not my favourite. I just feel they are too pricey and sickeningly lifestylish. You can get better sounding gear for less or same price. But, Life…

Halena …

And as I typed Halena, WordPress tried to correct it to Helena. If you know the song All rise by Blue or if you get a chance to hear it, you will know the origin of the song June Pona by Harris Jayaraj from the movie Unnale Unnale. I am not sure if Halena is…

Would it help ?

We have learnt about the cold war in history. But we only tried to an extent write a few paragraphs for a 10 mark question, that may be left in choice. The understandings and implications are hard when you actually see it through a movie when you grow up. There are no weapons but even…