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 [...]

Inside Edge Series: A Review

I've always wanted to watch an Indian series that is as good as anything that was made in the West. My long wait was recently fulfilled by "Inside Edge", an original series by Amazon. When I started with the first episode, I did not have any expectations. But, as the series went further I got [...]

My Experience with Dialogue in the Dark

Two weeks back, I got invited for an interesting dining experience. Chennai Bloggers Club chose me to be part of a small bunch of bloggers to experience Chennai's new, one of a kind restaurant "Dialogue in the Dark". So, what is so special about this place? When I googled a bit, I came across their [...]