How Much You Pay Facebook to Use Their Service?

If you think Facebook is offering its services for free, you’re wrong. Every month, you pay $1.27 to use Facebook. Wanna know how? Let me tell you a small story. Three months back, I decided to uninstall Facebook and Messenger from my smartphone. I wasn’t sure if I will be able to live without them.

Science fiction is the key to the future

Science fiction writing had been a primary tool for visualizing how technology would look in the future. Writers like Jules Verne, Philip K Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Ray Bradbury wrote exciting novels, short stories that featured advanced technologies decades before they were invented. What if businesses could put these stories to proper use by building

Google Chromecast – A detailed review

Chromecast is what I am going to talk about today. It’s been more than a week since I started using the Chromecast and it is amazing! After yesterday’s blogpost, I thought of writing a short, yet detailed review of Google Chromecast. The Box Google Chromecast comes in a simple package. The box looked large at

Why I Chose Chromecast over Fire TV Stick?

Last week I was in a position to choose between Google Chromecast and an Amazon Fire stick. After several decades, my living room finally saw an LED TV. The Samsung M4000. Even though I am not much of a TV person, I wanted to buy an LED TV to watch movies and TV series on

Love in the Time of Smartphones

Love. The word makes people laugh, cry, die, and most of the times, get high. And it has been called names – crazy, stupid, blind, fever (typical Kollywood style), etc. Why talk about love all of a sudden? There is a reason. During the recent times, the landscape of love has began to change. Love

My 30-day vegan challenge

I recently took a challenge where I decided to go vegan for 30 days. Yes. You heard that right. For people who know me as someone who went all the way to Madurai just to eat Mutton biriyani and Kari Dosai, this could come as a surprise. It is, even for me! But, I wanted

What is wrong with “Lipstick Under My Burkha”?

I’ve thought several times before writing this blogpost. The topic is sensitive as it involves criticism about a movie that talks about women freedom (at least it claims to). Like every other Indian movie buff, I was excited when I heard the news about the release of Lipstick under my burkha. Reason? The trailer…the news

How to use songs in a movie? Lessons from Edgar Wright

I am a big fan of Edgar Wright. When I first saw “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”, I was blown by the way it was made. The concept, the visuals, the cast – everything fell right in place. But, back then, I never knew that the movie was directed by Edgar Wright. I liked the

Meesaya Muruku – movie review

We hardly get to see movies that inspires as well as entertains us. Meesaya muruku is one such movie. The movie is directed Hip Hop Tamizha, the famous independent Tamil music band  which had also brought several hits to Kollywood. The best thing about the direction team is they wrote the script from point of

Vikram Vedha – movie review

“A person can be good or bad, but the emotion they go through is same” forms the core plot of the movie “Vikram Vedha.” Vikram (Madhavan) heads a special task force which is formed to encounter Vedha (Vijay Sethupathi) who is a prime suspect in several murders. One fine day, Vedha walks into the commissioner