Book Review : ‘I was a Drug Addict’ by Ravindra Singh

About the Book My Rating : 4.5 / 5 Plot : A first-hand memoir of a young boy and his experiences and struggles as a drug addict. He narrates his life story right from boarding school experiences to the hippie phenomenon in the 1980’s to his rehab and subsequent experiences with the withdrawals. Review The story is based in the 1970’s and 80’s when the … Continue reading Book Review : ‘I was a Drug Addict’ by Ravindra Singh

Movie Review : Trainspotting

It’s a really honest portrayal of drugs and is surely one of the finest “drug” movie out there. There’s a joyous feeling coupled with despair that really pervades that film and I think it does the subject justice. Danny Boyle’s classic holds up terrifically well. PlotMark Renton (Ewan McGregor), a young man with few prospects and fewer ambitions, lives in economically depressed Edinburgh. Like most of his … Continue reading Movie Review : Trainspotting

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

Leicester 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 Leicester City’s “Disney” Story

The Viking Miracle : Iceland’s Journey to Russia 2018

In many ways, Iceland have no right to feed at the top table of world football. A nation of just 325,000 people marooned on a volcanic island in the North Atlantic had barely left a mark on the sport. A nation miles away from the bright lights of the European Football, Champions League. Until a few years ago… One European Championship quarter-final appearance and a … Continue reading The Viking Miracle : Iceland’s Journey to Russia 2018

Movie Review : The Wolf of Wall Street

This may be the highest-velocity three-hour movie ever, a delirious and borderline addictive wash of adrenaline, testosterone, and controlled substances. Plot Based on the memoirs of the real-life Belfort, the story follows his meteoric rise from a penny-stock broker operating out of a strip mall in the late 1980s to a twenty-something tycoon, complete with mansions, a lingerie-model wife, a yacht nearly the size of … Continue reading Movie Review : The Wolf of Wall Street

A Beginner’s Guide to the World of Podcasts  – II

Do give a read to Part I for an overview of different ways to get started with the world of podcasts.. Some of the best podcasts which can serve as a good starting point to podcasts across different categories. You’ll be able to find most of them in any one of the apps mentioned in the earlier post. Technology / Internet Reply All  A podcast about the internet’ … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to the World of Podcasts  – II