Travelog  –  Tiger’s Nest , Bhutan

Bhutan, the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” is unquestionably a Himalayan paradise, where religion and mysticism is the way of life. Nestled amidst this mystifying environment is the Tiger’s Nest monastery in the town of Paro, the bejeweled crown of Bhutan. This monastery is certainly the most acclaimed landmark of this Himalayan kingdom, and the most memorable experience during my visit to this nation The … Continue reading Travelog  –  Tiger’s Nest , Bhutan

Movie Review : Kingsman — The Secret Service

★★★★1/4 What constituted a typical James Bond movie in the past ? Few of its favorite elements — sartorial taste, killer toys and cracked-out supervillains, were considered part of the standard template of an over-the-top spy movie. Kingsman tries to portray itself as a satirical depiction of the same, but feels as real as the original Bond movies… and even better than quite a lot of them.. Plot : … Continue reading Movie Review : Kingsman — The Secret Service

Jaime Lannister — The Art of Narrative

The season 7 finale brought with itself the closure to one of the constant story arc in the series till now. Cersei and Jaime Lannister, together, surviving all odds against their troubled incestuous relationship, fighting against all and believing in the motto, “Fuck everyone who isn’t us.. we’re the only ones that matter in this world…” That inflection point, with Jaime finally diverging from his twin … Continue reading Jaime Lannister — The Art of Narrative

Movie Review : Schindler’s List

★★★★★ It became a commonplace to talk of 1993 as Spielberg’s annus mirablis — that year spawned the monster hit ‘Jurassic Park’ — and also ‘Schindler’s List’ , as his ‘Bar Mitzvah movie’, the masterpice that signalled his emergence as an emotionally adult filmmaker. Plot : Businessman Oskar Schindler arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune at the beginning of World War II by moving to Nazi-occupied Poland … Continue reading Movie Review : Schindler’s List

Travelog : Bath, England

As they say over here.. Bath is like a mix of smaller London, cleaner Paris and colder Rome !! Bath is one of those cities that’s so beautiful on every corner, every side street, ever residential road. This city has Roman influence but an obvious British culture, but with the cafe culture and hidden side streets of Paris all at the same time. This makes it … Continue reading Travelog : Bath, England

Bhutan : An Economy of Happiness

“Continuous economic growth and expansion in our finite world is not a must. In fact, the current global economic situation still presents a great opportunity to give nature a rest … to reduce stress, to have more free time, to become more secure and self-reliant, and to improve the quality of our lives.” Trying to spread the above message is the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, … Continue reading Bhutan : An Economy of Happiness

Movie Review : Thor Ragnarok

★★★★ ¼ Forget Guardians — Vol I, this was undoubtedly one of the biggest gamble taken by Marvel. Ant Man, Guardians, Iron Man… these are supposed to be the funny ones, not Thor. NEVER THOR. The hero is not an irradiated Earthling or a guy in a metal suit, but a surfer-blonde extraterrestrial who also happened to be a Norse god with a magic hammer. And he finally … Continue reading Movie Review : Thor Ragnarok

Nerd’s Eye View : Hyde Park, London

London’s Hyde Park is one of the greatest city parks in the world. Covering 142 hectares (350 acres) and with over 4,000 trees, a large lake, a meadow and ornamental flower gardens, there’s a good chance you’ll forget you are right in the centre of London. Hyde Park in London has something for everyone. You can enjoy swimming, boating, cycling and skating. There are pitches … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Hyde Park, London