Movie Review : Mission: Impossible – Fallout

★★★★ 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,... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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...... Continue Reading →

FIFA World Cup Shocking Moments: Part I

French implosion in South Africa, 2010 French coach, Raymond Domenech suffered the ultimate humiliation at the hands of his players as strikes, rows, resignations and recriminations left the French in disarray on one of the darkest days in the country’s football history. Domenech’s impotence was laid bare in extraordinary fashion after his players refused to train... Continue Reading →

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

The level of exposure to the world of podcasts is ever so growing. And if you’re still unobservant to it, you’re certainly in the minority here… !! Podcasts embody what is arguably the essential promise of the Internet : a means for surprising, revealing, and above all ennobling encounters with people, things, and ideas we didn’t know.... Continue Reading →

Movie Review : Avengers – Infinity War

★★★★½ Considering the plethora of expectations this franchise always carries, the movie’s number of actual missteps is only a tiny fraction of the potential missteps inherent in an undertaking this vast and complex.  The movie became a cultural phenomenon. It got people excited and talking, it brought families and friends to theaters... It’s Marvel’s Universe. We... Continue Reading →

Ashes in Australia : The English Menace

Feral. Loud. Relentless. As we have seen since forever, they do things differently over here… a place where aggression and enmity are hard-wired into the nation’s cricketing DNA. Of course, England have won in Australia as well, but only four times since 1954. And more often, they have lost horribly there. Teams have fallen apart,... Continue Reading →

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