Nerd’s Eye View : Galle, Sri Lanka

The capital of the southern province, Galle is a city with a colorful history. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this city is a delight to explore on foot, an exotic old trading port blessed with imposing Dutch-colonial buildings, ancient mosques and churches, grand mansions and museums. Built by the Dutch in 1663, Galle’s core is the Fort, a walled enclave surrounded on three sides by the … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Galle, Sri Lanka

What makes ‘The Office’ so re-watchable ?

Yes, I’ll continue watching, creepily-looking Mr. Michael Scott.. Yes, I’ll !! An irreverent mockumentary sitcom about daily life at a paper company run by a obtuse but well-meaning boss. Sounds like a good show ? You can give it a go once maybe.. But you might not stop at one !! Why is it that people like to watch episodes of “The Office” even after … Continue reading What makes ‘The Office’ so re-watchable ?

The Dark Knight : 10 Years Later

Smacking his lips from across the interrogation table, makeup smearing his face like acid wash, The Joker takes an existential swipe at Batman halfway through Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, and leaves a scar. “I know the truth,” he blabbers. “There’s no going back. You’ve changed things … forever.” Summer 2008… The hype for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight was at a fever-pitch. The early release of … Continue reading The Dark Knight : 10 Years Later

The Leceister City’s “Disney” Story

In July 2015, Claudio Ranieri was enjoying a break in Italy when he received a phone call from Steve Kutner, his agent, that would end up changing the face of English football in a way no one could have imagined. Kutner managed to convince Jon Rudkin, Leicester City’s director of football, that Ranieri was worth considering as the Premier League club’s new manager and finally … Continue reading The Leceister City’s “Disney” Story

Movie Review : It (2017)

★★★★ It ranks among the better Stephen King adaptations… no other small praise indeed. This is like an R-rated Goonies. With an evil clown in it… Plot The highest-grossing horror movie of all time, It is the story of a bunch of teenagers in small-town America coming face to face with an ancient evil… who looks like a clown. Well, it can look like other things too, but … Continue reading Movie Review : It (2017)

FIFA World Cup 2018 : Team of the Tournament

Formation : 4-2-3-1 Goalkeeper  Thibaut Courtois, Belgium The Golden Glove winner and Chelsea goalkeeper (as of now !!) performed superbly throughout the tournament. He was never out of the action and gave a sublime goalkeeping performances in Belgium’s quarter-final win over Brazil, in which he produced one of the saves of the tournament to prevent Neymar equalising towards the end. Substitutes : Jordan Pickford, Kasper Schmeichel … Continue reading FIFA World Cup 2018 : Team of the Tournament

FIFA World Cup 2018 – Memorable Matches

Portugal 3 – 3 Spain Pre-match drama, an early penalty, two world class bangers, a howler, a late goal and of course, top-class football… This match had it all. Everyone pretty much expected a cagey, conservative affair given their first match. But how brilliantly they surprised us !! With all the background stuff that seemed to have eclipsed the build up to this eagerly awaited … Continue reading FIFA World Cup 2018 – Memorable Matches

FIFA World Cup 2018 – Golden Boys

Awarded for the first time in 2006, FIFA’s best young player award is usually a hotly contested prize to honour the best player aged 23 or under. This time, however, there was surely no contest… Kylian Mbappé does not celebrate his 20th birthday until December but the France forward has been an undoubted star of the 2018 World Cup and follow in the footsteps of … Continue reading FIFA World Cup 2018 – Golden Boys