How are shoes made? (Hint: It’s a lot of work!)

  Do you ever find yourself getting into a rabbit hole and before you know it, it's been seven hours and you have lost all sense of perspective? For me, the latest such journey began when I happened to see a short video on Instagram on someone hammering nails into a shoe mould.    … Continue reading How are shoes made? (Hint: It’s a lot of work!)

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KCR need not steal a Kannada poet for Telangana

Is it still an honour when the honoured did not actually do what he is being honoured for, and the people who are doing the honouring have no idea who he is? Is Rajnikanth going to become the new icon of the Marathi Manoos? Or is Dr Rajkumar now going to be the new Thaliva… Continue reading KCR need not steal a Kannada poet for Telangana

Doctor Strange: Casting Tilda Swinton is certainly ‘Strange’!

Here is the thing - I do not think "white washing" in American cinema is some conspiracy by 'the man'. If the majority of the audience is Caucasian Americans, then I have no problem with Hollywood making movies where they feature prominently. Cultural appropriation is also not a real thing. All culture will be shared… Continue reading Doctor Strange: Casting Tilda Swinton is certainly ‘Strange’!

Blame and Shame: Kerala temple tragedy forces introspection

Kerala suffered such a horrific tragedy on Sunday that even the Chinese President was moved to say a few words about the incident in the Leftist state. In a message of condolence to President Pranab Mukherjee, Xi said he was shocked to learn of the tragedy which left many people dead and many others injured… Continue reading Blame and Shame: Kerala temple tragedy forces introspection

Review: ‘Ki and Ka’ is fine in parts

  The movie is based on a simple concept - boy meets girl, falls in love and they decide to get married. Unlike every other romantic love story, there is no drama or twists in order for them to get married. But the real problems come post-marriage. Arjun Kapoor is a house husband and Kareena… Continue reading Review: ‘Ki and Ka’ is fine in parts