• Book Review,  Lounge

    Blackberry Town by Chuck Howitt

    With the dominance of Apple and Google on the mobile phone market in the last decade, I feel puzzled and sorry for the two earlier leaders in the space – BlackBerry and Nokia. Both were dominating mobile giants and not from the USA. BlackBerry was from Canada, a country I have travelled to briefly on a weekend trip to Vancouver from Seattle. Even today in tech circles I hear people talking with high regards for the technology chops of BB. As a result, I always wondered where the company stumbled and this book “BlackBerry Town” by Chuck Howitt will shed some light to it. As I started reading the book…

  • TV Show Review

    Kim’s Convenience (TV series)

    For the last two weeks, I have binge watching two seasons of Kim’s Convenience (TV Series). It is a Canadian Television sitcom that was based on a successful stage play by the same name, written by Ins Choi and was a welcome relief from the usual American comedy. The show is about a Korean Canadian Family (Parents, a son, and a daughter) running a corner store in Moss Park area of Toronto, Canada. The show is enjoyable with clean comedy, little of the cliche immigrant jokes and has kids’ friendly visuals. Each episode of 25-30 minutes is about what happens in the store, the ego between “Appa” (Dad) and his…