Tuesday, June 19

A Death In The Gunj is an Indian drama thriller film written and directed by Konkona Sen Sharma. It features Vikrant Massey, Tillotama Shome, Om Puri, Tanuja, Gulshan Devaiah, Kalki Koechlin, Jim Sarbh, and Ranvir Shorey. I went into this movie without seeing any promotional material for the film. I read no reviews – since most of them do unintentionally give away important plot details – and went in just on recommendation. For those who think that this film is a murder mystery will be disappointed as it is less of that and more a story about that events that…

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Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and Stars Gal Gadot, Chris pine, Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen and is the story is how Wonder Woman discovers mankind and takes it upon herself to help end the First World War. Better late than never but I had to watch this movie twice before I ended up talking about it. I try to that with most movies that I feel like have a lot riding on them. This movie from the get-go had the task of ‘saving the DCEU’. Now even though in the past I have enjoyed most DCEU movies,…

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The Fate of The Furious is the eighth film in the Fast and Furious franchise. It was pointed out to me by someone that eight movies is a lot for a franchise which has no source material (books, comic books, video games). That is impressive for a franchise which started of as a bad Point Break rip-off and was about a cop infiltrating the street racing world to arrest some people who have committed theft of DVD players. Now, we’re outrunning submarines and stealing nuclear launch codes. Right of the bat, this movie is as ridiculous as it gets. If…

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Depression is real and don’t set it aside. It’s as bad as any other life threatening condition, only difference being that this one plays around with your mental stability. It forces you to think over and over again about the same thing, which ultimately takes you and drags you to a place of stagnancy. Your life will seem dull and you will be under confident. You will feel like an underachiever and even lose trust in yourself, and in everyone around you. And at times, speaking about it will only make conditions worse for you, because you will not feel at home.…

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I am sitting across from someone I love and they are talking about something I can’t hold my focus on, they notice the shift of my usual demeanour and ask if I am okay. I say “I just don’t feel like myself of late”. I am sitting across from someone I love, the same person, a few months later and they are talking about something I can’t hold my focus on, except this time they do not ask me if I am okay. They have asked that question too many times lately and my answer never changes so instead we…

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For the people who don’t know what to expect going into this movie, I’d like to point out that this movie might be difficult to watch for people who don’t like heights, insects, rats, dark spaces, are claustrophobic and or vegetarians. With that out of the way let’s talk about this one. This movie is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane who has made films like Udaan and Lootera in the past. This film is nothing like any of the work you’ve seen from him before but you may have seen a movie like this before. A man is trapped in a place with…

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The hobby of backpacking is slowly picking up in India. And so are relatively cheap and fancy hostels across India. All major tourist destinations in India have at least five different hostels travellers can choose from. One of them is Zostel – which claims to be India’s first branded chain of Hostels. I stayed for a month in the capital of India, New Delhi, in one of these hostels. No, it wasn’t Zostel. I won’t reveal the name. Read on to find out why. My reason for visiting Delhi was an interesting one as well. You’d think that considering the…

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When all the lights and the music and the people fade away, You look around to see who is by your side, who’s really stayed. For a minute you think that no one is there, “No one is by my side, no one really cares.” But then some people show you that that’s not true, They’ll stick by your side even when you’re blue. On the days when you can’t manage a smile, They’ll try to put you together like a broken tile. They’ll listen to all the worries in your head, So that you don’t toss…

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The tenth edition of The Jaipur Literature Festival was about honing the art of writing, new authors and ancient stories. I walked downstairs with a copy of Free World’s in my hands, and waited for my Uber. In front of me was a familiar looking face with his eyes already focused on a book. It was Dr Jon Wilson. This is the beauty of the Jaipur Literature Festival; it brings bibliophile, new and acclaimed writers, historians, Booker Prize nominees and a feeling of inspiration that comes with all of them together on a single platform. The Jaipur Literature Festival completed a…

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