Imtiaz Ali: High time we accept him for what he is, a PR creation

Yesterday upon the release of Imtiaz Ali’s newest offering Love Aaj Kal, the same title as his 2009 hit film, a flood of social media posts hit my Twitter and Facebook timelines. The trailer of the film had obviously been a letdown but there was still some degree of anticipation for the movie. While some…

Bold and brave: Why there is much hope in Hindi cinema

An earlier blogpost that I wrote a few days ago pointed out how “De De Pyaar De” garnering commercial success over just the acclaim it has received, is a positive sign for Indian cinema going audiences. While that blog post spoke largely about age gap love, in this write up I would like to speak…

Amritsar: Food, history and a perfect weekend

I have been lucky to travel around India and to some extent globally as well. Till I was 19-20, I moved around with my parents but since then I have tried to go out and explore the country with my friends and others of my age. Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan were…

Why numbers betray Ambati Rayudu’s World Cup snub

When India’s 15 man World Cup squad was announced, the one name whose exclusion most surprised me was Ambati Rayadu. The 34 year-old had been away from the Indian setup for nearly three years, but got a recall midway through 2018, especially on the back of a superb Indian Premier League campaign with Chennai Super…

A tale of blunders from RCB

Auction blunders made by Royal Challengers Bangalore: Not retaining/using right to match card for KL Rahul: Apart from Virat Kohli, there were three other capped Indian players of high standard who could have been retained or taken back using the right to match card. It was widely expected that KL Rahul would be one of…