Huawei Watch Review

When you hold the Huawei Watch in your hand for the first time, you immediately witness the hard-work Huawei is putting in trying to break away from the “cheap and affordable brand” tag.

Everything from the build quality to the screen of the watch screams”premium”. It immediately tries to hypnotize you into buying a gadget that you probably want more than you really need. Continue reading “Huawei Watch Review”

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The tedious drab of “Suicide Squad”

“Man of Steel” introduced us to a jaw clenching, detached Superman responsible for destroying an entire city. “Batman vs Superman” relaunched Batman as a perpetually brooding hero with a compromised moral compass who doesn’t flinch before killing bad guys. And now, Suicide Squad wants us to root for supervillains who are neither very dangerous, nor very “super” in their powers.

There is the assassin with a really good aim! (Gasp) An Australian burglar who can throw a mean Boomerang. A crazy (but ridiculously hot) ex-psychiatrist with a baseball bat. A possessed archaeologist and the man-crocodile who…eats people?  Continue reading “The tedious drab of “Suicide Squad””

50 Years of Star Trek – Beyond

Even though I am a bonafide Star Trek fan and had been waiting for the movie ever since it was announced, I had found the trailers very underwhelming in comparison with the previous two movies.

Justin Lin had to step into the director’s shoes because JJ Abrams chose to direct Star Wars instead of this movie. There were rumours of major rewrites to the screenplay barely months before the shooting began when Simon Pegg was brought onboard as a co-writer.

Then there is the fact that Star Trek Beyond is the 13th Star Trek movie, clouding it with an aura of bad luck, if you believe in that sort of a thing. Continue reading “50 Years of Star Trek – Beyond”

3 Months of Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Some people love the iPhone. They may not even know why, but they do. And that’s okay! In the complexity of life, they don’t need to waste one second answering the question:  Which phone shall I buy next?

But for the rest of us, choosing a phone can be either very exciting or stressful, depending on how we approach technology in general.

Anyone considering buying the S7 edge probably belongs to one of these two categories:

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Independence Day: Resurgence – Double the destruction, half the charm.

In Independence Day Resurgence, there is a scene where Jeff Goldblum and Liam Hemsworth are escaping a shower of falling buildings, planes and ships (don’t ask) in a plane where Jeff Goldblum announces nervously “Err… they like to get the landmarks”, seconds before we see the London Bridge destroyed like a poorly made sand castle.

In that scene, I suspect he wasn’t talking about the aliens out to destroy the world. He was talking about the film makers, especially director Roland Emmerich who obliterated the Empire State Building in ‘Independence Day‘, destroyed the Brooklyn bridge and half of Manhattan in ‘Godzilla‘, flooded and froze the Statue of Liberty in ‘Day After Tomorrow‘ and sank pretty much everything else in ‘2012‘.  Continue reading “Independence Day: Resurgence – Double the destruction, half the charm.”

5 Most important questions about Samsung pay

When Samsung Pay went live in the US and South Korea, it amassed more than 5 million registered users and over US$ 1 billion transactions within 6 months of it’s launch.

It is slowly, but surely, following Apple Pay around the world and has since been released in China, Spain and Australia. On the 17th of June 2016, it launched in Singapore as well. Ever since it’s launch, I’ve been testing it with every credit card machine I can find, to see if I can finally do away with my thick wallet and plastic cards. Continue reading “5 Most important questions about Samsung pay”

Why India shouldn’t miss ‘Udta Punjab’

Abhishek Chaubey learnt the ropes of film-making from stalwarts like Anurag Kashyap and Vishal Bhardwaj.

He helped create memorable characters in some very successful Indie films (Omkara, IshqiyaKaminey, Maqbool) of recent years. These characters were from small towns, had a shifting moral compass and still seemed real and relatable.

That same pedigree is again on display in Udta Punjab where he tells the story of a state in the clutches of drug addiction, from the vantage point of four well written characters. Continue reading “Why India shouldn’t miss ‘Udta Punjab’”

Planet of the Balinese Monkeys

The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud (Bali – Indonesia), is about 27 acres (10 hectares) in size, which makes it more of an estate than a forest. But a heavily dense and hilly terrain, intriguing sculptures, 700 year old temples and close to 600 intrepid Balinese monkeys give you the authentic “Indiana Jones adventure” even if you were just looking for a casual afternoon walk. Continue reading “Planet of the Balinese Monkeys”