History is often showcased through a lens of sentimentality for it to sound relevant to the present generation

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has become controversy’s favourite child these days. His latest offering Padmavati, a fictional reconstruction of the life of Rani Padmini, is finding itself in troubled waters. The film is facing widespread violent protests in the northern parts of India. Over all these years, art has generally been the softest target, but the present wave of unrest has surpassed all acceptable limits of fair criticism.
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The Indians are keen to rekindle their bond with county cricket in England

It certainly won’t be a hyperbole to say that the game of cricket undergoing significant changes right from the advent of day/night test matches to the countless franchise-based Twenty20 leagues popping-out every now and then. It is a time when national loyalties are fading away and test match cricket has for the country has taken the backseat. Continue reading “The Indians are keen to rekindle their bond with county cricket in England”

Murder on the Orient Express: An old-fashioned detective thriller to take you back in time

Director Kenneth Branagh is here with a lavish remake of Murder on the Orient Express. The film is an adaptation of a novel written by Agatha Christie.  Detective thrillers are known for their jumbled plotline, unanswered questions, a significant breakthrough, and above everything else, a considerable degree of solemnity and thrill. Branagh’s latest offering is a blend of all these elements and to put the icing on the cake, Branagh, who also plays Hercule Poirot, succeeds in stealing the show with his calm and sophisticated demeanour and an old-school moustache. Read on to know more: Continue reading “Murder on the Orient Express: An old-fashioned detective thriller to take you back in time”

Twenty20 and the rising cult of freelance cricketers

There was a time when having an illustrious cricketing career was all that mattered for a cricketer. Back in the 1990’s and the early 2000s, if cricketers didn’t have a successful international career, it used to be the end of the road for them. It was a time when playing cricket for the country was on top of a cricketer’s priority list. It was a time when test match cricket dominated the international cricketing scene and it was a time when pride was way more important than money. Continue reading “Twenty20 and the rising cult of freelance cricketers”

You learn so much out of your own failures

“If you’re mentally unhealthy in the first place, it’ll definitely affect your body. The first thing you need to do is to accept it, and go through the difficult part thinking it’s a part of a much bigger scheme of things.” Continue reading “You learn so much out of your own failures”