By Enid Grace Parker
In the present day, do we really need to go to a store to buy what we need/want? Most of the time, we don’t. With just a couple of clicks on a computer (or a phone), your purchases will start making their way to your doorstep. No extracting the car from that precious parking spot just to head to the mall, no taking a train or bus or taxi, no banter with salespeople, no standing in queues at the checkout counter. Ah, the easy life.
Continue reading Why I love browsing in a real bookshop over a virtual one
By Anamika Chatterjee
One of my earliest memories of watching a horror film is with my mother. In my formative years, she would keep my eyes and ears covered through the shrieks and gore. Sights and sounds aside, the idea of a vengeful spirit had already entered my 12-year-old precocious mind and was to be seated there for a long time.
Continue reading What a horror show taught me about the modern family
By Rituraj Borkakoty
How many active cricketers can claim to have an international cricket stadium named after them? I asked Darren Sammy as the gangly West Indies all-rounder looked at me before his face broke into a beautiful smile. He knew that the only active cricketer in the world to have an international stadium named after him is not Virat Kohli.
Continue reading With a stadium named after him, Sammy believes in a larger cause
By Maán Jalal
I was running late to the cinema. Always a stressful situation. Not only do I love trailers, but I’ve been waiting to watch Bohemian Rhapsody ever since rumours of the biopic’s inception started circulating on the internet.
Continue reading Watch Bohemian Rhapsody for Freddie Mercury’s musical genius. Forget the politics
By Sushmita Bose
I watched Thugs of Hindostan last week, and one thing stood out like a lodestar. Amitabh Bachchan. By playing Khudabaksh — the septuagenarian action hero — he’s managed to set a new bar in ageism-ridden Bollywood.
Continue reading Amitabh as Khudabaksh still rocks as an action hero
By Suresh Pattali
Dear Mr Emile Ratelband,
Trust you’re doing well. Though we haven’t met, you look and sound effervescent in the videos and TV interviews I have seen of you. May God keep you so forever.
Continue reading Emile, let’s grow up and stop complaining about age
By Rohma Sadaqat
There are many people that you think or you end up hoping will live forever; Stan Lee was definitely one of them. Ask any fan, myself included, if they have a list of people they would hope to meet at the Comic-Con convention, and chances are that Stan Lee’s name would be first on that list. Stan ‘The Man’ Lee, the Marvel icon who died on Monday at age 95, was in many ways larger than life, and his passion for what he did never seemed to fade.
Continue reading Stan Lee’s characters inspired me to punch and defy the odds