Movie Review

Udta Punjab- All oddities against the humble city

Didn’t we read Punjab as the land of five rivers?Have Punjabis forgotten the gratefulness of Bhagat Singh and other martyrs? The movie ,Udta Punjab ,wants the audience to perceive certain loopholes contemporary Punjab possesses, which was once rich in culture and generosity, through the eyes of director,Abhishek Choubey and editor,Megha Sen. The movie ,splendidly directed, however ends abruptly. What needs to be remembered is the powerful acting of Shahid-Alia which plays a foil to the

Read more
Bollywood Entertainment Featured Films Movie Review Movies

Udta Punjab – ALL HYPE AND NO SHOW

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Daljit & Satish Kaushik. Produced by: Alt Ent & Phantom Directed by: Abhishek Chaubey. First take: Did the publicity help the film? Yes! It did. Morning shows for an anurag kashyap film was housefull. Journalists made a beeline outside, waiting for the feedback. Police was called in to manage any threat. The problem of course was the threat inside the cinema halls. The threat called ‘mediocrity’. Story:

Read more
o-SATYAJIT-RAY-facebook
Arts Bengali Celebrity Films Movies

Reminiscing Ray – Finest Indian Filmmaker of All Time

Born on May 2 1921, to Sukumar Ray and Suprabha Ray, Satyajit Ray is regarded as one of the greatest Indian filmmakers of the 20th century; often referred to as the Bergman of Bengal. Birth and Early Life Ray was born to a distinguished family of artists, litterateurs, musicians, scientists and physicians. His grandfather Upendra Kishore was an innovator, a writer of children’s story books (popular to this day), an illustrator and a musician. His

Read more
Bollywood Entertainment Movie Review Top

Ki & Ka Movie Review

You have to agree this movie is of a different league. Today I will discuss two aspects of this movie, one is concept of the movie and another is other technicalities of the movie. First of all, I don’t agree with the concept shown in the movie. Before being tagged as Chauvinist or sexist, let me clear the fog why I do not support the concept. I too believe in equality. I do not believe

Read more
Bollywood Featured Movie Review Top

Sorry, but I am no Fan of Fan

Rating: 2/5 Surprisingly everyone seems to like Fan. But I think its a very average old fashioned Shahrukh Khan centred illogical connectless movie. The movie revolves around one and only Shahrukh Khan and other people are used just as props. The movie is about a die hard fan of Shahrukh khan, sorry, Aryan Khanna (what’s the difference) who calls himself junior Aryan Khanna and wishes to meet him in person someday. However when he actually

Read more
Bollywood Movie Review Top

Kapoor & Sons ~ a review

MY score : 3 out of 5 Finally we got to see something real in Bollywood which is proportionately averse to the ‘Look! We are so good’ Hum Saath Saath Hain… (Read: Rajasri productions) Families in the newly released ‘Kapoor and Sons’. The film unfolds in the picturesque locations of coonoor and since the title rolls on the screen, the film name appears in a superlative & suggestive pink, fancy feelgood font, which promises you

Read more
Bollywood Celebrity Fashion

This Navratri Fall in Love with Chaniya Cholis

The popularity of chaniya cholis among women can be gauged from the fact that its not only worn in India, but also in many foreign countries. Since the festive season is round the corner, girls are queuing up to buy their favourite attire to jazz up the celebrations with this vibrant ethnic wear. However, this traditional dress has undergone a sea change over the years. These days you will find variations such as divided lehengas,

Read more
Movie Review

Movie Review: The Jungle Book

Cast: Neel Sethi, Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken. Directed by: Jon Favreau It seems to be a season of light earlier light movies with dark overtunes. After a pretty dark Dawn of Justice, now its turn of our childhood favourite, The Jungle Book. Dark however doesnt mean bad here. Few remakes of animated classics are able to recapture the magic that made the original special, but The Jungle Book does so effortlessly. It doesn’t

Read more
Featured Happiness Happiness Evangelist Lifestyle

Be Nice

In a study called ‘Project Aristotle’, Google wanted to know the secret to building a productive team. Their data-driven approach concluded that the best teams: respect one another’s emotions; and are mindful of one other. It has less to do with who is in a team; rather it is about how the team interacts with one another. At the heart of Google’s strategy is the concept of ‘psychological safety’ a model of team work in

Read more
Featured Happiness Happiness Evangelist Lifestyle

Mindfulness @ Work

We have an open-office policy at work. While this  conveys collaboration and transparency, they are difficult on ears and concentration. …Printers. …Photocopiers. …Chats. …Corridor Discussions. …Ringing phones. …Speaker phone conversations …Voices in the cubicles. …Sounds generated by co-workers. There is no getting away from these sounds and other ‘white noise’ that constantly and consistently intrude into one’s flow of thought. There are ways we can create sound buffers – listen to music or use apps

Read more