Podcast Review : An Oral History of The Office

With the soothing voice of Brian Baumgartner and expertly-edited oral history covering tidbits from the entire cast and crew, the podcast provides first-hand account of how the show that struggled initially (struggled is being rather moderate taking into account the abysmal ratings of the show after Season 1 !!) , but a crazy confluence of like a million things kept it afloat and eventually became … Continue reading Podcast Review : An Oral History of The Office

Nerd’s Eye View : Montmartre, Paris

No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to Montmartre, the hill overlooking northern central Paris, famous for its dazzling basilica and its lively narrow streets thronged with bistros, restaurants and artists. After the Eiffel tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame cathedral, Montmartre is one of the four must-see locations of Paris. Visitors walking around Montmartre have plenty to interest visitors : see the … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Montmartre, Paris

Nerd’s Eye View : Keukenhof, Netherlands

Springtime brings flowering tulips, daffodils and other bulb flowers to Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, The Netherlands. Keukenhof Gardens, also known as the Garden of Europe, is one of the largest flower gardens in the world, with about seven million flowering bulbs planted every year. The colorful tulips that have become symbolic of Holland are in their peak season every year in April and May. The … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Keukenhof, Netherlands

Decade in Review : Best T20I Batting Performance

Aaron Finch 156 (63 balls, 11 fours, 14 sixes) England v Australia | The Rose Bowl, Southampton | August 29, 2013 Compared to the other batting feats in this list which involved calculated risk-taking under extreme pressure on the biggest stages, this one came in the first of a two-game T20I series towards the end of a near four-month long tour, were it not for … Continue reading Decade in Review : Best T20I Batting Performance

Review : Love, Death and Robots

A sprawling anthology of 18 animated shorts with run-time at an average of just 12 minutes, lashed together by a prominent David Fincher producing credit, this pic’n’mix show is short, satisfyingly wicked and self-consciously NSFW.. !! The binge-worthy title features 18 shorts, each with their own signature animation, storytelling style, and varying levels of maturity. And when I say “maturity”, sometimes that means “thoughtful and … Continue reading Review : Love, Death and Robots