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Movie Review – Life 

Genre – Sci Fi, Horror Plot – A multinational six-member crew aboard the International Space Station performs a successful capture of a space probe returning from Mars with a soil sample. The crew is tasked with studying the sample, which could prove to be the first evidence of extraterrestrial life. After extracting a single cell from the sample, British biologist ...

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Movie Review –  Anarkali of Aarah  

Genre – Social Drama Plot- Anarkali (Swara Bhaskar) has taken over the role that her dancer-mother had all along performed: that of an erotic dancer in the small hamlet of Arrah in Bihar. In shockingly tragic circumstances, her mother was shot dead during a performance by an inebriated neta, who cared to flaunt his rifle as she pirouetted on stage. ...

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Ego Massage

I went to see the penguins at Mumbai zoo. But to my horror, what I saw looked like the return of demonetization — 50,000 people waiting in queue! Usually at the most, 50 people turn up outside the homes of our top B-town film stars to catch a glimpse of the star. Compare that 50 to the 50,000 showing up ...

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Movie Review; Beauty and the Beast 

Plot  Belle is a young girl who lives with her father in a small French  village of Villeuneve. Her whole village feels she is beautiful but odd. She too hates her old fashioned village life and wants more from life. The village soldier Gaston is a strong handsome young man who is so vain and proud of his looks that ...

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Cognizance The Annual Technical Festival of IIT ROORKEE

Technology is really priceless A bloomy spring morning on 24th of March will mark the start of the annual tech fest of IIT ROORKEE. Cognizance, being the among the largest technical festival of Asia, gets a footfall of over 40,000 every year where the best brains of the country fight it out to conquer their domains. Every year, it adds ...

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Movie Review; Trapped 

Plot  Shaurya Rajkummar Rao accidentally locks himself up in his new rented apartment almost for a week. The story revolves around his struggle of being claustrophobic and survival without food, water and electricity. What’s Good  The movie depicts a survival drama and portrays how we take our modern amenities for granted, Director Vikramaditya Motwane manages to make a dark ghory ...

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TECHKRITI 2017

Finally that time of year is here. This March, the biggest technical festival of Asia returns and the excitement is already rising with the pre fest events of Techkriti 2017. Techkriti’17 is scheduled from 23rd to 26th March. The theme for Techkriti’17 is Factualising Fictions. TOSC (Techkriti Open School Championship) and Technocruise have been concluded successfully with huge participation from ...

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Book Review; God’s Own Kitchen, by Rashmi Bansal

People often asked Madhu Pandit – “Why did you leave IIT to become a monk?” Had he followed the conventional path, Madhu Pandit would have been a big-shot in some large corporation. Instead, he was the ‘CEO’ of a large temple. Guided by his guru A C Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupada. Propelled forward by the Divine Plan. A chance meeting with ...

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Kong Skull-Movie Review

This is the 12th and among the best in the King Kong series of movies, the first one made in 1933 and this latest one released 11th March 2017.   I felt that the 2005 Peter Jackson made version was the best with this 2017 version following as a close second. Well the King Kong series  has been inspired from the ...

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Movie review; Lion

We come into the world alone and leave alone. Yet, in our time on earth we form innumerable relationships. Notably, our affiliations are based on either one, a shared interest or affinity for each other’s company, or two, consanguinity. It really is difficult to comment with certitude as to which type trumps the other. Yet, having said that, one cannot ...

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