I am not an environment freak like my son. I don’t avoid using plastics, responsible usage I should add. I feel plastics have been unfairly targetted by the millennials, the material has made a tremendous contribution to human life and comfort. The problem has been how we use it, what for, where and how we dispose of safely (still an unsolved problem for the scientists) it. I have been inspired by my mother when it…

If you want to switch off your logical brain, sit back, relax, and can enjoy Mr Bean style of comedy, then check out Johnny English Strikes Again (2018). I enjoyed it, just like I did with Johnny English Reborn (2011). The story (do you need one for a Rowan Atkinson starrer?) is about how a “fired” MI7 agent Johnny English gets reinstated to investigate a cyber crime that exposes the entire secret service of the…

If you have a Netflix subscription, stop reading this blog and watch this Oscar winner, the best documentary short of the year – Period. End of Sentence (2018). It is about female menstruation and the taboo associated with it, even among girls it is a subject that’s often shunned at.  Set in Hapur village outside Delhi, the 26-minute film was about making people talk about it –  both the men and the women, the young…

About a year back, this restaurant “Tosai” opened in Ashok Nagar (Chennai). They make nearly a hundred variety of dosas – most of them variations in the toppings, just like an American pizza. They reminded me of Seena Bhai 1977 Dosa Centre that I visited two years ago. Tosai is in the outdoors, you need to stand out and eat your food, with a few seats available on a side bench. It is a small…