Birdman soared, Boyhood didn’t age well, Eddie Redmayne stole Michael Keaton’s Oscar from right under his nose and Neil Patrick Harris made us wait for it… and never quite made the night legendary. In brief, it was a predictable night
It’s a measure of FIFA’s ability to create a mess that it claimed some of the news space currently reserved for the ICC’s apathy towards Associate and Affiliate nations. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mind a winter World Cup.
“Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” An oft-quoted line from a recent film on mathematician Alan Turing’s life The Imitation Game, it didn’t sound as annoying whe
History has always been and will remain a refuge that promises a sense of comfort and security to the majority or a vehicle that's waiting to be hijacked. Physics and mathematics remain the pride of human civilisation as they serve to remind us of our a
Following the stupendous victory of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi elections, Hari Narayan reflects on the different ways in which the aam aadmi (common man) has been portrayed in Hindi films. The rise of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has given an outlet
Crude oil prices have fallen steeply, but are the benefits being passed on fully to the consumer? Petrol prices have not declined as dramatically in India as global crude oil prices have in recent months, but then what is the scale of the disparity?
Two things happened today. First, P.C. Sreeram, a senior cinematographer I respect went off Twitter after expressing his disappointment with a review I had written. He felt I was spitting acid. I truly respect his opinion, criticism of my work and any
Gautham Vasudev Menon. He’s a filmmaker. As a film critic, very rarely do you get to know what went behind the scenes of a film. In this case of Yennai Arindhal, the new Ajith film in town and simply the best thing he has ever done since Kanduko
Why do we not have a clear answer on just how much grain is leaking out of the Public Distribution System? If you’re interested in just what ‘leakage’ means and how it’s worked out, here’s a little primer. So first: what is