• Movies,  Reviews

    Into the Spider-Verse Film Review: They all fit, eventually

    I have been waiting to see this film ever since I saw the first look. Spider Man as a character and comic book always leaves so much to say in its film version. Reading a Spider Man book is an amalgamation of color, story-lines, world building, interesting side characters, and eventually, the stories of everyday city life.  It has always been the go-to superhero for me when I watch or read too much dark stuff.  But despite 6-7 mainstream films, little has been achieved on these lines, of doing justice to the every-man quality, of a friendly neighborhood hero . The films have mostly been about the big bad or…

  • Movies,  Reviews,  Writings

    Aquaman (2018): Film Review

    DC rises above the studio battles and creates a joyous adventure ride. Aquaman is good old fun. imagine Thor underwater in the imaginary sequel of The Abyss, then Indiana Jones took him to Sahara and then they all fought the threat of global pollution. Geoff Johns' vision finally comes to Atlantean life.

  • Books,  Reviews

    Book review: The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy

    About Nilanjana Roy Nilanjana Roy is a popular journalist and writer. She is a regular columnist at Business Standard. The Wildings is her first novel. Not since reading T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cat” have I enjoyed a book about the feline species so much. Nilanjana Roy has woven a magical tale describing the lives of the wildings (stray cats for uninitiated) and other assorted city animals. This lovely book is written without a shade of condescension. Spoiler Alert: Please skip the following two paragraphs if you don’t want to know the plot. Book review: The Wildings The story revolves around the wildings of Nizamuddin, which includes several clans that live by…