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  • Review | 'Playing With Sharks': You’ll never order Yuchi Geng at a Chinese restaurant again Jul 25, 2021 09:59 AM IST

    Review | 'Playing With Sharks': You’ll never order Yuchi Geng at a Chinese restaurant again

    The takeaway: Sharks - Great White or not - are not like Bruce from 'Jaws', mindless killing machines. They are super athletes, ancient survivors of the seas.

  • Revisiting a Utopian city with fondness and fury Jul 24, 2021 09:00 PM IST

    Revisiting a Utopian city with fondness and fury

    Three lives, three acts and three genres combine in this narrative set in Auroville. Kapur weaves together memoir, history and ethnography to tell a story of the desire for utopia.

  • Book review | 'Labour and Migration among Indian Muslim Artisans': A limited but sensitive look at work-from-home outside urban, corporate India Jul 24, 2021 04:14 PM IST

    Book review | 'Labour and Migration among Indian Muslim Artisans': A limited but sensitive look at work-from-home outside urban, corporate India

    Chambers' research on how women’s labour is devalued and underpaid lays the ground for future researchers on how women offer care and strength to each other within patriarchal settings.

  • Review | 'Feels Like Ishq': Some hits, some misses in this cutesy original series Jul 23, 2021 12:33 PM IST

    Review | 'Feels Like Ishq': Some hits, some misses in this cutesy original series

    Young love can be callow, annoying as heck but has flashes of awesomeness… Just as their company name suggests.

  • Review | '14 Phere': A candy floss shaadi caper; far-fetched but fun Jul 23, 2021 12:08 PM IST

    Review | '14 Phere': A candy floss shaadi caper; far-fetched but fun

    '14 Phere' is on Zee5.

  • Review | 'Sarpatta Parambarai': Pa Ranjith’s clash of the clans is about passion, loyalty, the underdog and, yes, boxing Jul 22, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    Review | 'Sarpatta Parambarai': Pa Ranjith’s clash of the clans is about passion, loyalty, the underdog and, yes, boxing

    This film has many ‘paisa vasool’ moments.

  • Natasha Brown’s 'Assembly': a small shockwave of a novel Jul 17, 2021 08:32 AM IST

    Natasha Brown’s 'Assembly': a small shockwave of a novel

    This short, powerful debut explores the world of a character facing issues of race and class in Britain today.

  • Review | 'Malik': Ramadapally has a Godfather, and his name is Fahadh Faasil Jul 15, 2021 07:44 AM IST

    Review | 'Malik': Ramadapally has a Godfather, and his name is Fahadh Faasil

    The film takes you from one stunning moment to another, leaving you reeling from the intensity of the storytelling.

  • Review | 'Haseen Dillruba': It’s like the Billie Eilish Song, ‘All the good girls go to hell’ Jul 02, 2021 12:31 PM IST

    Review | 'Haseen Dillruba': It’s like the Billie Eilish Song, ‘All the good girls go to hell’

    This film takes a page out of pulp and keeps the interest alive, but you do feel a little let down because the ending seems far-fetched and gruesome for no reason.

  • Review | 'Cold Case': Do not open your refrigerator at night Jul 01, 2021 12:34 PM IST

    Review | 'Cold Case': Do not open your refrigerator at night

    A bad ending mars an otherwise interesting haunted-fridge story.

  • Review | 'Stories to Tell': Richard Marx is right here waiting — for respect he's due Jun 29, 2021 04:05 PM IST

    Review | 'Stories to Tell': Richard Marx is right here waiting — for respect he's due

    Kenny Rogers, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Burt Bacharach, NSYNC, Julio Iglesias, Josh Groban, Hugh Jackman, Kenny Loggins, Luther Vandross, Paul Anka, SHeDAISY, Philip Bailey and James Ingram — all make cameo appearances in Marx's life, career, and now book. He reveals beefs with Brad Paisley, Clive Davis and Night Ranger and a crush on Olivia Newton-John.

  • Review | 'The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals': Inspires you to take notes for your next vacay, but also to hit mute occasionally Jun 22, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    Review | 'The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals': Inspires you to take notes for your next vacay, but also to hit mute occasionally

    The show takes you to some of the most amazing places you’d want to experience. So when the pandemic is under control and the world opens its arms to you, you can plan something weird and wonderful.

  • Review | 2021 Mini Countryman: A well-built, high-end SUV that is fun to drive Jun 22, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    Review | 2021 Mini Countryman: A well-built, high-end SUV that is fun to drive

    The Countryman offers a surprising degree of control and grip on the road, with body roll being almost non-existent. Price tag: Rs 43.4 lakh (ex-showroom).

  • Take a look at the all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Jun 17, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    Take a look at the all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class

    In a sea of SUVs, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class remains a limousine for the ages and a celebration of cardom

  • Review | 'Lupin 2': Omar Sy's gentleman thief is everything you wanted him to be Jun 12, 2021 09:11 PM IST

    Review | 'Lupin 2': Omar Sy's gentleman thief is everything you wanted him to be

    And you’ll fall in love with Paris once again.

  • The message of 'Breaking Boundaries' with Sir David Attenborough and Professor Johan Rockström is loud, clear and important Jun 05, 2021 07:14 PM IST

    The message of 'Breaking Boundaries' with Sir David Attenborough and Professor Johan Rockström is loud, clear and important

    In this fact-filled, 75-minute documentary, Attenborough and Rockström drive home a few realizations. Case in point: an eco-friendly diet and planting trees are more important than we thought.

  • 'Vincenzo', 'Mare of Easttown', and now 'Loki': Have our obsessions with weekly series on OTT platforms turned us into our moms? May 30, 2021 08:32 AM IST

    'Vincenzo', 'Mare of Easttown', and now 'Loki': Have our obsessions with weekly series on OTT platforms turned us into our moms?

    After 'Vincenzo' and 'Mare of Easttown', 'Law School' and 'Loki' will drop episodes weekly.

  • Book review: Brad Stone’s Amazon Unbound is a brilliant, intimate portrait of a giant May 22, 2021 08:56 AM IST

    Book review: Brad Stone’s Amazon Unbound is a brilliant, intimate portrait of a giant

    Amazon seems to defy the laws of gravity and business. The bigger it gets, the more nimble it becomes. Amazon and its inventive founder Jeff Bezos have transformed our lives in the last eight years, arguably even more than it did in the decade before that. Bloomberg journalist sets out to answer the question, how did Amazon become this global empire? And is it good for everyone?

  • Review | 'November Story': Who cares whodunit when why-they-dun-it is painfully slow? May 20, 2021 06:11 PM IST

    Review | 'November Story': Who cares whodunit when why-they-dun-it is painfully slow?

    The show fails to expand on the promising trailer, and the cliched characters, crawling pace and non-stop background music make matters worse.

  • Redmi Note 10S launched in India is the latest smartphone under Rs 15,000: Check price, specs here May 13, 2021 01:47 PM IST

    Redmi Note 10S launched in India is the latest smartphone under Rs 15,000: Check price, specs here

    The Redmi Note 10S India price starts at Rs 14,999 for the 6GB + 64GB variant.

  • Review | 'Star Wars' extensions, from 'The Bad Batch' to 'Biomes' and 'Vehicle Flythroughs' May 05, 2021 02:39 PM IST

    Review | 'Star Wars' extensions, from 'The Bad Batch' to 'Biomes' and 'Vehicle Flythroughs'

    On May 4th - Star Wars Day - DisneyPlusHotstar released a treasure chest of 'Star Wars' stuff. Here's what to watch and what you can skip without losing sleep over it.

  • Review: A new ‘Mosquito Coast,’ this time with narcos May 02, 2021 10:38 AM IST

    Review: A new ‘Mosquito Coast,’ this time with narcos

    An action thriller of the slowly unfolding, tastefully photographed variety, 'The Mosquito Coast' has its charms for those who didn't like the 1981 novel of the same name.

  • Line of Duty: Why we’re hooked to this one truly amazing cop show on Netflix season after season Apr 13, 2021 03:02 PM IST

    Line of Duty: Why we’re hooked to this one truly amazing cop show on Netflix season after season

    Into Season Six, we are still troubled by the corruption among the cops and why we need someone to deliver us from the evil PR spin.

  • Reviewing readers instead of books Apr 03, 2021 07:35 AM IST

    Reviewing readers instead of books

    In today’s age, everyone’s a critic. It’s time to turn the tables and review not just books, but also the way people read them

  • Book Review: Kevin Roose’s Futureproof is superb entry point into crucial AI debate  Mar 20, 2021 07:28 AM IST

    Book Review: Kevin Roose’s Futureproof is superb entry point into crucial AI debate 

    How will AI affect our jobs and lives? How is it already affecting our jobs and lives? And what can we do about it? New York Times columnist Kevin Roose tries to tackle these questions and provide a manual for how to live in the age of automation

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