Byomkesh Bakshi TV Series. Episodes 10-13

Episode 10 : Upsanhaar Time Period : 1945, Calcutta Plot of the case : This is an episode in which storylines from two episodes are borrowed - Satyanweshi and Agnibaan. Good job is done in combining them both. A character from Byomkesh’s past comes back to haunt him and to track him down, Byomkesh is…

Byomkesh Bakshi TV Series. Episodes 7-9

  Episode 7 : Laal Neelam Time Period : 1936, Calcutta Plot of the case : There is a murder at a rich man’s house. His secretary is murdered brutally. In addition to piercing his chest with a knife, his throat is also slit. 8 years ago, a robbery at the rich man’s house leads…

Byomkesh Bakshi TV Series. Episodes 4-6

Suggested Reading : Byomkesh Bakshi TV Series Episodes 1-3 Episode 4 : Makdi ka Ras Time Period : 1934, Calcutta Plot of the case: Byomkesh is immersed in a case which was troubling him from long. Ajit suggests that they should go and take a walk. Byomkesh agrees and they go to a park. Ajit…

The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen

  The book written by Kari Hotakainen starts at the Malaysian Grand Prix and ends at Kimi’s home. This is an indicator that the author was given unfettered access into Kimi’s life. Anybody who follows Kimi knows that he is taciturn and likes keeping to himself. You have to wonder what made him open up…

Ben Foakes and playing spin

It took Ben Foakes 44 balls to do what Rory Burns took 3 balls - score the first boundary in their debut Test. Coming in at 103/5, Foakes set about undoing the damage started by Burns chasing a ball down the leg stump line. He was good while facing spinners - he looked assured of…

Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava – Sakutumba Saparivaraa sametham ga

In 2004, NTR had a release on the first day of the year. It was a resounding flop. It went with the name ‘Andhrawala.’ It came at a time when he was in a fight for box-office supremacy with the reigning numero uno of the time, Chiranjeevi. He plumbed the depths after what was an…

Goodachari movie review

I have always been fascinated with the line coined by Aristotle, ‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’ While it seems pretty simple, it is tough to see it being executed. When we put it to work where teams are involved, this is nigh impossible.  In a team structure, one needs to…

The Dhoni Touch

23rd December 2004 Getting out for a duck in your debut game is a disappointment. Getting run-out for a duck isn’t something a debutant visualises the night before his debut. If it was any consolation, his hero, Sachin Tendulkar, scored a duck on his debut. So did Saleem Malik.  ****** 5th April 2005 After scoring…

All or Nothing: All Blacks. Episode 1 – The Black Jersey

Amazon Prime's All or Nothing is a docuseries that has them shadowing a team. With All Blacks they follow them for the 2017 season. The series consists of six episodes and the first of them is called "The Black Jersey" The episode begins with a press conference for announcing the All Blacks Squad, playing after…

Rangasthalam movie review

Sukumar schmaltzes through his movies. The highbrowed themes in his movies don’t appeal to many. While his fans consider his movies akin to Jesus walking on water, detractors think otherwise.  The above lines might not make sense to many people because they are like Sukumar’s films: they need to be explained to make sense to…

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