Coined during the Ronald Reagan years in 1980s, the term 'Power Dressing' still exists in niche circles. What does it mean? 'Power dressing' refers to the use of expensive and extremely high quality cloth for making suits with sharp, hard lines, mostly in black or pin-stripes; that were destined to make people look assertive and… Continue reading Power Dressing – What Does It Mean?
Francis Ford Coppola once said - 'Time is the lens through which dreams are captured'. Iconic. Trendsetter. Global. Inspirational. The 'Quintessential' 21st Century Indian Woman - Homai Vyarawalla, India's first female photojournalist passed away on Sunday morning. She was 98. But to all those who knew her closely, she was '98 going up 29'. The significance of… Continue reading The ‘Quintessential’ 21st Century Indian Woman – Homai Vyarawalla. R.I.P
Pinterest is my latest Facebook. Mostly because of 2 reasons - Firstly, I prefer to see more than hear, listen or read. And secondly, its always fruitful and more fun when I get to see things which appeal to me based on my interests rather than watching useless comments, arguments, photos and links uploaded by… Continue reading Pinterest Bug Workarounds
I often meet people - especially Techies who have million questions regarding Startups. What are they? Why should one work for one? What are the risks involved? Is it better than working for an MNC? And so on. In fact, there are loads of articles and blog posts on the Net where you can get… Continue reading 5 Pros of Working for A Startup (Startup Series: Episode 1)
This is not Oldboy. Ain't A Bittersweet Life. But definitely one of the best action movies to come out of South Korea in recent years. Directed by Ryu Seung-wan, the movie depicts the deep roots of organized crime in smaller towns in South Korea far away from Seoul and one man's fight against all odds to… Continue reading The City of Violence (2006) Review
Christmas is the time for Happiness & Shopping! For the brands, this is the time of the Year to establish an emotional connection with their existing customers, engage them deeply and also entice the new ones. And one of the best ways to do this is via Digital Marketing - TV commercial advertisements. Besides re-establishing… Continue reading Top 7 Christmas 2011 Commercials – Target, Walmart, John Lewis, Ebay, JC Penny, Victoria’s Secret & T.J. Maxx and Marshalls
UPDATE: This blog post has been added to http://wonbin.yuku.com in their list of 200 recommended reviews. Entry can be accessed here. Never mess with a guy who lives for today. Especially, if he's chosen to live a quiet, detached life; far from society. If you mess with him, all you get is pain. And death. One… Continue reading A Movie to Blow you Away. The Man from Nowhere.
Only God Almighty knows. Being a great fan of neorealistic movies, of the likes of Satyajit Ray & Ritwik Ghatak, though I don't watch recent Bengali movies, but keep an eye on the reviews online. One movie with hundreds of reviews and talk shows and debates and arguments is - Chatrak. Mushrooms it means. I thought… Continue reading Evolution or Degradation of Bengali Cinema?
Paris Hilton. I love her. The world loves her. Tinkerbell loves her too (in case you're wondering who that is; no, that's not her latest boyfriend, but her 'accessory dog'). We completely understand Tinkerbell's predicament - must be cursing herself for having done some misdeed in her past life, thus, having born as Tinkerbell this life, having to… Continue reading Penniless Princess Paris Visits India
Russian is definitely a difficult language to learn. Without any exceptions. Thanks to my Russian friends and ex-gfs, and since I lived in Moscow for around 5 years; managed to learn and speak the language pretty well. Besides a rich literary culture (Pushkin, Chekov, Tolstoy & Dosteovsky), Russian musical heritage is extremely rich as well… Continue reading My Favorite 8 Russian Songs
'A Bittersweet Life' (달콤한 인생 in South Korean), starring Lee Byung-hun is a South Korean Chef-d'œuvre (in French, masterpiece). Everything - story, script, dialogues, action, romance, camera work, Lee B-hun - is simply superb. Written and directed by the famous Korean director, Kim Ji-woon, 'A Bittersweet Life' is a definite watch if you adore movies which have managed… Continue reading A Bittersweet Life – A South Korean Chef-d’œuvre
THE OFFICE is back. Bad ass is back. Love watching 'The Office'. Fanatically. Tremendoulsy. Madly. The original UK version of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant is classic, and exhibits top quality British humour at its best. The US one starring Steve Carell is pretty good as well... But I love the hysterics of Andy, Dwight and… Continue reading The Office – US Series is back
There are good movies. There are excellent movies. There are some, which are masterpieces. Comes once in a lifetime. Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Citizen Kane, Roman Holiday. And Sonatine. After having watched thousands of English, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, Latin American & Chinese movies; I often end up comparing them with one, which I often consider… Continue reading Sonatine – Finest Movie Ever?
Jafar Panahi. Majid Majidi. These are the two most influential, critically acclaimed neorealistic post-revolution film makers to come out of Iran. Watched Majid Majidi's "The Song of Sparrows (2008)", "Children of Heaven (1997)" and "The Color of Paradise (1999)" this week. Absolutely stunning stories. Brilliant camera work. Film making at its finest. Life as it is, the… Continue reading Neorealistic Movie Making. Jafar Panahi Tribute
Having a 2Mbps net connection at home helps. Downloaded a few torrents this week. Watched - "Haunted 3D", "404", "Ragini MMS", "Bheja Fry 2". Haunted 3D was ok. Mimoh has finally managed to hit the gym and loose like 20Kgs or so. At least looking like an actor somewhat. But still million light years to… Continue reading Haunted 3D, 404, Ragini MMS, Bheja Fry 2