IIT Madras Incubation Cell along with TiE Chennai had organised a one-day exhibition today – Chennai Demo Day, a marketplace for businesses. The venue was the spacious IIT Madras Research Park, Taramani. For the last few years, IIT Madras has been successfully incubating startups in the areas of rural, social and technology. Today, the public and investor community got a chance to see many of these companies with their solutions for clean energy, healthcare, education, mobility…

Alita: Battle Angel (2019) is yet another post-apocalyptic movie, that’s based on a popular manga series of the 1990s in Japan. It is 2563, the world as we know, is reduced to one small area called Iron City, residents of which are factory workers and are being ruled by overlords from a cybercity floating above them in the sky. A Doctor during one of his scavenging sessions in the local scrapyard discovers a female cyborg…

I am unable to decide whether வந்தா ராஜாவாதான் வருவேன் (2019) was a spoof (on what?) or a failed comedy. Director Sundar C, is known for casting a large number of actors in his films, this one too has Silambarasan, Prabhu, Ramya Krishnan, Nassar, Radha Ravi, Robo Shankar, VTV Ganesh, Yogi Babu and Catherine Tresa, Megha Akash and many others. Unfortunately, due to a sloppy screenplay, none of them gets to leave an impression. The story…

பேரன்பு (2019) starring Mammootty and Sadhana (the kid from Thanga Meengal) is an unconventional film for Tamil. It sheds light on how cruel the society…

My friends Viji Hari and Kiruba Shankar had invited me for a dinner meet organised by the Professional Speakers Association of India to celebrate the successful run of their first conference in Chennai earlier this week. With about 15 participants, the meet turned out to be a nice informal networking event – I had the opportunity to talk to a few interesting and accomplished professionals from my city, who came from diverse fields of Photography,…