“The Usual Suspects” as a film is still regarded by many as one of the greatest neo-noir mystery films ever to grace the silver screen. With stellar characters, a tightly woven plot and a storytelling style that keeps the viewer guessing till the very end who the guilty one is, “The Usual Suspects” is one … Continue reading Do The Best Villains Need To Wear A Mask ?
Language is a funny thing. It has equal potential to unite as well as divide. In the hands of a historian, one language may define history a certain way. While in another language, just because of the nuances of the script of the language, it may define a different course of the major landmarks in … Continue reading Episode 9: Have too many languages distorted our actual history?
In the 13th and 14th Century A.D., there was a legendary swordsmith in feudal Japan named Goro Nyudo Masamune. Known as one of the greatest in all of the land, he was the winner of many awards for his immaculate craftsmanship and detailing. It is said that each of his swords had a story to … Continue reading Can machines fall in love?
In India, movies were the quintessential escape from reality. They were the transition into a world of disbelief yet they would entertain like no other medium. Now, all that remains of the mainstream version of this young art form in this country is a version that asks its viewers to "leave their brains at home". … Continue reading Episode 8: Does Bollywood deserve piracy?
When it comes to affecting change in one’s life, the 127-hour journey of Aron Ralston proves that it can be achieved by integrating 2 essential elements: Time and Circumstance. THE FILM ABOUT ARON RALSTON In Danny Boyle’s biographical film 127 Hours, the protagonist goes through 6 days of forced introspection. Without physical means to escape … Continue reading Does it take 127 hours to find your idea of happiness?
Space, in a relationship, is a topic of constant debate. That is so because the idea of space is different in every relationship. The idea of space also differs from person to person. But there is one universal truth i.e. everyone, at one point or the other, does require space. Whether it is with one's … Continue reading Episode 7: How to find your own space?
In Danny Boyle’s science-fiction thriller “Sunshine”, the sun has stopped producing the same amount of heat as it had been for many millennia. The earth is enveloped in a cold wave that has covered the planet in a blanket of snow. The only hope for mankind is that a team of some of the world’s … Continue reading Are all heroes actually strategic opportunists?
What was the first cooked dish mankind ever had? Do tiny portions of good food ever really fill your stomach? What is the your favourite comfort food? So many questions, such little time but we tried to do our best to talk as passionately as we could about a common love: food. In the process … Continue reading Episode 6: Is that hunger talking?
In the English language, there are many phrases and figures of speech that can have multiple meanings depending on context and connotation. “Fits like a glove” can be a compliment for good parking as well as a cheeky comment for someone who is too big for a dress. “Break a leg” is a figure of … Continue reading Is “as good as it gets” the most demotivating phrase ever conceived?
It was always thought that the coming of the information age would bring the world closer and make it much more transparent. But there may be a thing that the writers of dystopian futures got right: the spreading of misinformation. Today, the world is reeling from an epidemic called fake news. Every day, people have … Continue reading Episode 5: Are we really talking about sex, baby?