Just a few hours ago, I delivered a talk for an Azure Community Developer conference. The talk was titled “Future of Software Developers in the Age of AI & Automation by 2040”. Predictions are always riskier, especially one for a fast-moving, exponentially growing field like Software & AI.  Yet, I ventured and explored how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation will impact software engineering by 2040 and how developers can stay relevant. The one-hour video in 4K is available on my YouTube channel above. I have been doing a lot of research on this subject, and I would like to hear…

Avenue 5 (2020) is a sci-fi comedy from HBO available on Disney+Hotstar in India. It is about a spacecraft that’s travelling around planets in the solar system carrying thousands of holiday-goers on an 8-week cruise. As imaginable, something bad happens…

Living with an octogenarian mother is tough. My mom manages to make my everyday life as complex as [humanly] possible with her constant instructions, which I can never complete in the order she has imagined in her head or at…

Soorarai Pottru (சூரரைப் போற்று) starring Suriya and directed by Irudhi Suttru (2016) director Sudha Kongara was an entertaining “hero” film. While it is based on the well-written & inspiring Autobiography of Deccan Air’s founder Captain G.R.Gopinath, the film adaptation was far away from it. The film got released directly on OTT and is available in Amazon Prime Video. Besides Suriya, the casting for the other main characters by Paresh Rawal, Aparna Balamurali and Urvashi were apt for the roles. There were many enjoyable moments in the film but they could’ve been tied together better. I liked the heroine’s character who…

There are movies whose upcoming release generates a lot of excitement, but only a few live up to the levels.  Mookuthi Amman (மூக்குத்தி அம்மன்) written and co-directed by RJ Balaji and starring Nayanthara not only meets the expectation but exceeds…

Nosilatiaj. La Belleza (2012) is a film from the Argentina countryside. It is about a girl “Yolanda” from the local Wichi tribe, who is residing as a house maid with a Spanish descendant (criollo) family of “Sara”, the housewife running…

Starring Keerthy Suresh, Miss India (2020) is a typical rags-to-riches film. Appearing as Manasa Samyuktha, a bright young lady from India who moves to the USA with her family, where she builds a tea retail empire in the USA fending off the animosity from the incumbent coffee chain of Jagapathi Babu. The film was ordinary, but not dull. It is available on Netflix India. For a movie claimed to be happening in the USA, I hardly saw any American locations or Americans characters or even hear American accent from anyone in the film. Maybe the pandemic forced the makers to…

Update on 19th Nov 2020 With the many reviews coming from third parties including The Verge, CNET & MKBHD, the Apple Silicon Mac computers seem to be living up to the promises made by Apple on stage. That’s great news.…

Putham Pudhu Kaalai (புத்தம் புது காலை) is an anthology of five short-film made by renowned Tamil directors, all revolving around the pandemic lockdown situation. While all the stories were good, the first two were brilliant and a must-watch. Its streaming on Amazon Prime Video. All of them had limited casting in each story which makes us connect to the characters very well. The houses featured in the first four stories were beautiful, literally I got transported to each one of them, such was the cinematography. The first one “Ilamai Idho Idho” directed by Sudha Kongara is about an elderly love…