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

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

★★★★½ 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 … Continue reading Movie Review : The Wolf of Wall Street

Nerd’s Eye View : Pashupatinath, Nepal

At first glance, Pashupatinath might not look that sacred… The temple is just a few hundred metres from the end of the runway at Tribhuvan Airport, overlooking a particularly polluted stretch of the Bagmati. However, in religious terms this is a powerhouse of Hindu spiritual energy, and is closely connected to Shiva in the form of Pashupati, the Lord of Animals. This extensive Hindu temple … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Pashupatinath, Nepal

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

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. Listen to enough podcasts and you may come to feel … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to the World of Podcasts – I