Bohemian Rhapsody

It’s been more than a year that the movie was released and I for one have conflicting thoughts about it. I wanted to start off by giving it a heading called, “fall in love again” but then I juxtapose with the lead character Freddie Mercury and I am left bemused. First, the positives, the recreationContinue reading “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Fine Dining And An Anniversary

There aren’t too many special occasions that we as a family go out of our way to celebrate but the one exception to the rule is when it comes to my anniversary. It gives us an excuse to dine out in the capital(Delhi) and is yet to be disappointed with eating out considering it wasContinue reading “Fine Dining And An Anniversary”

The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy

It’s been ages since I read this one and my primary focus would be to do it justice as a book review because I thoroughly enjoyed it while reading. Absurd is a premise well associated with the book which eventually translates to the ‘understatement of the decade.’ Consider this as a start, right before theContinue reading “The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy”

Two Nights And I Might

This actually happened with me a month or so back and the only word that I can equate it to is Utopia for there is nothing else that a man can ask for between his wants and desires. My shift is from 5:30 pm till 2:30 am since we cater to the Eastern Time ZoneContinue reading “Two Nights And I Might”

A Star Is Born

I’d like to begin the review of the movie, ” A Star Is Born” with a couple of different comparisons with the common denominator being the Oscars and those are:- 1. A Star Is Born is a musical odyssey in the fiction genre which will dominate this year’s ceremony common with the biographical Bohemian Rhapsody(Continue reading “A Star Is Born”

This Country Is Going To The Dogs

Elections around the corner, Promises being doled out in plenty, Country caught up in a world wind of stories, Is it really worthy of my time, am I getting senti? This country is going to the dogs Jingoism ruling the roost, Unemployment taking a backseat, Where are the issues that we really care for? IsContinue reading “This Country Is Going To The Dogs”

12 Strong

This is a pending movie review considering nowadays it belongs to my reading when I can find the time and this is your quintessential war movie. If you’re in it for the thrills and spills, strong language, explicit action sequences with missiles and horses in the same frame then you won’t be disappointed. Not toContinue reading “12 Strong”

Great Expectations

This is a novel that I had heard so much about but never got a chance to read which is obviously why I am writing this now as a review. Students nowadays in Delhi schools have to read Khalid Hosseini or for that matter, my mom who had to read Shakespeare while in college alongContinue reading “Great Expectations”

Delhi 101

There are “Perks of being a wallflower” for yours truly since I am an Executive Assistant(EA) to the Managing Partner of a firm which is about Information Technology but the last few days have been a pain(understatement of the decade) considering I walked a tightrope between being an EA and a Personal Assistant. Right inContinue reading “Delhi 101”

For or Against

This is a formulation of an opinion cum review after watching Vice starring Christian Bale as the biographical/ drama of the life of Dick Cheney who as the Vice President of the United States wielded immense power and whose decisions have made a lasting impact on not just Americans but world polity as a wholeContinue reading “For or Against”

Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood is an original by The Beatles and Haruki Murakami while writing the book wasn’t shy enough to admit and I wouldn’t mind placing him in the great pantheons of Japanese writers such as Kazuo Ishiguro, Kenzaburo Oe etc with the ease of writing, the languid pace with which he builds a crescendo ofContinue reading “Norwegian Wood”

Hell or High Water

I pulled the plug on my Netflix subscription after I found that I was paying for it beyond my means and just before I did that, I watched Hell or High Water because apparently it is highly recommended among movie buffs when you Google movies to watch on Netflix. Another drawback of Netflix is apparentContinue reading “Hell or High Water”

Molly’s Game

I, Tonya, Roma, Molly’s Game, Tomb Raider, Ex Machina are some of the movies that I have watched in recent times or am going to watch in the near future and the one common thread among all is that these are woman-centric movies with the protagonist being the fairer sex and I am all forContinue reading “Molly’s Game”

Doctor Strange

In the competition between Marvel and DC, I think Marvel is streets ahead but just before you make up your mind or are influenced by mine then think again because of Doctor Strange is a complete waste of time as movie watching experience and even the star power of a certain Benedict Cumberbatch cannot saveContinue reading “Doctor Strange”

The Walk

This is a movie review of The Walk which is a real life story of Philippe Petit, a Frenchman, who walked a tight rope between the World Trade Centre Towers in 1974 which was a unique feat at the time and would remain so for an eternity considering 9/11. The movie has a decent ratingContinue reading “The Walk”

End of Watch

The next few blogs including this one are my swansong to Netflix having tried it for the last year and didn’t find it feasible in terms of the monetary aspect so this is a review of the movie End Of Watch starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena among others. The movie was a one time watchContinue reading “End of Watch”

Her

This movie is one of the hidden gems of Netflix and something that I had wanted to watch for a long time and I wasn’t too disappointed considering I’m not a fan of cyber romances even though this would be a reality sooner rather than later. As far as Artificial Intelligence systems go, this isContinue reading “Her”

Good Riddance

With the attacking ethos of Manchester United in turmoil, the side languishing in the sixth place, player discord doing the rounds of the press conferences, player renewals coming up for world beaters such as De Gea, thoughts of dumping Pogba, not giving enough opportunities and confidence in grooming youngsters were some of the factors thatContinue reading “Good Riddance”

Cyber Hub

Cyber Hub in Gurugram or Gurgaon reminds me of Clark Quay in Singapore with a variety of pubs and restaurants on offer and over the past few years, it is your quintessential hangout spot in the midst of the powers that be a.k.a corporates and MNCs but am not really sure if you could scoreContinue reading “Cyber Hub”

Wonder Woman

After watching the movie, my status update on Facebook was that Wonder Woman is DC’s saving grace and this review is no different. Another interesting point of note is that Wonder Woman is a God and Princess of the Amazons, so it is no surprise that it is an offering by Amazon Prime Video toContinue reading “Wonder Woman”

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

This is a movie review which was an offering by Amazon Prime Video and something I was looking forward to considering Denzel Washington was playing the lead character and I wasn’t left disappointed. The movie has a rating of 6.4 on IMDB and I believe that it should be a few notches higher than itContinue reading “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

The Remains of the Day

Its been a long time since I read anything of note so I tried my hand with an author who I had liked previously but came to love the second time around with an offering of The Remains Of The Day by Kazuo Ishiguro who is a winner of the Noble Prize for literature andContinue reading “The Remains of the Day”

Goa again in six days

 With the start of the holiday season in North America and a long weekend coming from Thursday and Friday would be holidays on the account of Thanksgiving, I decided to have a vacation with my family to the tried and tested Goa for six days. I had already booked my accommodation via Air B n B andContinue reading “Goa again in six days”

Jack of all trades, Master of Sum

This edition of my musings is dedicated to my father and my wish if only I could be ten per cent of the man that he is given his qualities since he is almost seventy and tonight was like no other. My shift timings are 6:30 pm to 3:30 am IST which basically means IContinue reading “Jack of all trades, Master of Sum”

Rush

Another sports story which was even more interesting given it was about Formula 1 in a bygone era of 1976 about the rivalry between Niki Lauda played by Daniel Bruhl and James Hunt played by Chris Hemsworth and their fight for the World Championship as Ferrari and Mclaren drivers respectively. Even though the movie wasContinue reading “Rush”

I, Tonya

Given the dearth of movies based on sports on Netflix/ Amazon Prime/ YouTube, this week was dedicated to sports stories in varied times which were critically acclaimed as well as worth watching. I, Tonya is a riveting tale shot smartly as a documentary about the life of Tonya Harding who was an ice skater forContinue reading “I, Tonya”

Outlaw King

One of the reasons for joining the Netflix bandwagon was because I wanted to be in the thick of things in terms of the content on the show which is both relevant not only for its release but also for its popularity as a worldwide audience. One of the more contemporary and compelling reasons toContinue reading “Outlaw King”

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Another recent addition to my movie watching escapades which brings me to the review of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri and one of the prime reasons why I wanted to watch it was because it made a lot of “noise” during the academy awards which always gets me interested. The movie has loads of darkContinue reading “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri”

Deadpool 2

One of the more recently released movies that I got to watch courtesy YouTube movies and my bucks were well spent or in other words, the movie was well worth it. Ryan Reynolds reprises his role as the protagonist Deadpool or Wade Wilson with his humour intact which is what got the movie going inContinue reading “Deadpool 2”

Pain And Gain

This is a movie based on a true story which was released in 2013. However, the events in real life happened sometime in 1994-95 which is currently a part of the Netflix bouquet and something I enjoyed as a combination of star power and the monumental stupidity with which it actually happened as depicted inContinue reading “Pain And Gain”