Kesari (2019), a Bollywood film starring Akshay Kumar, is based on the brave “Battle of Saragarhi” in 1897. It was a heroic battle with an unimaginable imbalance of odds between the fighting parties – a battle of 21 soldiers of the Sikh Regiment of the British Army against the nearly 10,000 tribesmen from Afghanistan in 1897. Kesari was an engaging and well-made film that sheds light on the pages of history unknown to many outside…

Chennai Trade Fair 2019 - 45ஆம் ஆண்டு இந்திய சுற்றுலா தொழிற் பொருட்காட்சி 2019

Every year, post Pongal festival, it is almost a tradition for me to visit the Chennai Trade Fair (இந்திய சுற்றுலா தொழிற் பொருட்காட்சி, சென்னை) that happens…

I am an admirer of the works of the legendary Tamil political satirist, Magazine Editor and Actor “Cho Ramaswamy”. I should’ve heard and watched his most popular satirical comedy  Muhammad bin Tughluq (முகமது பின் துக்ளக்) more times than I can remember, I know the dialogues by heart! So, I was intrigued when I read about a new play “Thuglak Darbar” (துக்ளக் தர்பார்) written by Thuglak Sathya (துக்ளக் சத்யா) and went to watch the debut staging today…

Today, after my completing evening walk, I decided to treat myself to a liberal scoop of ice-cream. I went to IBACO, my favourite ice cream…

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…