US Movie Explained – A Saga of Tunnels and Scissors

It was a weird day. We reached the movie theatre hoping for a movie which would thrill us, and delighted we were. For there were posters of the movie “Us”. Marked as an adult horror, and directed by Jordan Peele, renown for his work in ” Get Out “. Little did we know that we were venturing for the never seen before melodramatic zombies. (A … Continue reading US Movie Explained – A Saga of Tunnels and Scissors

Book Review: History of Japan

Japan: History of Japan: The Most Important People, Places and Events in Japanese History. From Japanese Art to Modern Manga. From Asian Wars to Modern Superpower. by Rui Kanda My rating: 2 of 5 stars Every nation, state or territory has a history to it. An empire is not built in a day, nor is a nation. Their development transcludes from stories of regional and … Continue reading Book Review: History of Japan

How Companies Feed On Nostalgia?

Have you ever thought how nostalgia is played out in the telecom market? Presumably the smartphone market these days. Why the nostalgia market works so well? Apparently, new technologies play their disruptions by recreating familiar things i.e. design cues that evoke old objects inter alia software mimicking the look of the old things it has replaced. Primary examples being the settings icon that looks like a … Continue reading How Companies Feed On Nostalgia?

The difference between a cashless economy and a cashless- enabled economy

In the month of November 2016, the demonetization of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 currency notes in India led common men through troubled times. In the wake of opposition and rising voices of dissent, the government changed its stance from citing black money as a reason to aiming for a cashless society. But the vision’ of people effortlessly swiping away on their smartphones to make … Continue reading The difference between a cashless economy and a cashless- enabled economy

Why naming airports after cities is a bad idea?

The scourge of renaming streets, avenues, alleys, and cities is not unprecedented, neither is the idea of renaming an airport.  Recently, the Uttar Pradesh government in India renamed the Gorakhpur Airforce Station to Mahayogi Goraknath Airport after the founder of the Nath monastic movement; and likewise, the Agra Airport to RSS ideologue Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay airport. This is a common process followed by governments … Continue reading Why naming airports after cities is a bad idea?

Why Congress boycotting Parliament is a disservice?

Throw the bathwater out, not the baby! The decision of the Indian National Congress to boycott the parliament and Bharatiya Janta Party, consisting of the Prime Minister (“PM”) this budget session, over a derogatory remark made against the former P.M. Dr. Manmohan Singh (“Singh”) draws attention towards its depleted arsenal and its hollow sounds of making. The issue involved the present P.M. Mr. Narendra Modi … Continue reading Why Congress boycotting Parliament is a disservice?

The status of antiques in India

The Indian subcontinent has been known for its historical and cultural context. Despite being home to various artifacts dating back centuries, the same remains ignored, un-preserved and neglected. Antiques which are highly valued by the collectors across the world largely remain in a state of neglect in India. The rising demand abroad, the lack of awareness and maintenance in India, and the negligent nature have … Continue reading The status of antiques in India