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

How Game of Thrones caved-in to the Norms of Television

There’s no one explanation for how Game of Thrones became a culture-spanning phenomenon. Slipping into the microscopic gap between the Golden Age of Television and the binge-watch era, HBO’s fantasy epic earned an investment of resources from its network that would have been unthinkable previously for such a budget-conscious medium and managed to bind together a diverse group of fans… There’s the book readers who largely rejected Benioff … Continue reading How Game of Thrones caved-in to the Norms of Television

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

The Office : Michael Scott’s Finest Moments as a Businessman

In case you’re not aware of the level of admiration I have for ‘The Office’, first of all this and secondly, have a look at this old post of mine !! Now if you’re still reading this, I bet you are interesting in reading anything related to one of the most original characters of all time, bet you want to “fill the empty hole in your … Continue reading The Office : Michael Scott’s Finest Moments as a Businessman

Movie Review : Trainspotting

★★★★¼ 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. Plot Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), a young man with few prospects and fewer ambitions, lives in economically depressed Edinburgh. Like most … Continue reading Movie Review : Trainspotting

Movie Review : Mission: Impossible – Fallout

★★★★½ In an era of sloppy and forgettable action flicks on the one hand and overly serious “gritty” franchises on the other, the Mission: Impossible movies strike a pleasing balance between memorable action sequences and smaller-scale character intrigue. They’re whatever the opposite of “self-important” is. Fallout is not only the best pure action movie of summer 2018, it’s also the perfect culmination of the Mission: Impossible films … Continue reading Movie Review : Mission: Impossible – Fallout

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

Nerd’s Eye View : Manchester, England

‘This is Manchester, we do things differently here‘, the motto aptly describes the city of Manchester. The city is a product of the Industrial Revolution and is known as the first modern, industrial city. From being the breeding ground for industrial revolution to leading the architectural style with rich variety of Gothic and modernist styled buildings… the spectacular range of architectural styles makes Manchester’s skyline a … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Manchester, England