The cursed sunset of Bali

Sometimes a single moment of bliss can elevate your entire vacation from being an average trip to an experience you will cherish for a lifetime. As I sat in an open-air, sea-facing restaurant sipping a chilled mug of Bintang beer – the Indian Ocean breeze warm on my face and the sun dipping into the western coast of Bali at Tanah Lot – I realized I was living such a moment. 
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Urbanears Hellas – Review

I have secretly snickered at people in the gym that walk around with big headphones. It’s hard to take a man seriously when he is wearing big red headphones with the glistening “Beats” logo, even when he is pumping iron. All this was before I made the walk of shame to the store and bought myself a pair of the orange Urbanears Hellas Continue reading “Urbanears Hellas – Review”

To be or not to be… that will always be the question.

When I was a kid in school, the most pertinent question facing me was who I wanted to be when I grew up. I changed my mind every couple of months. I swayed between being a cop, an army officer, a cricketer, a film director, an entrepreneur,  a musician, a painter, a writer…at one point, I even wanted to be a gangster. Continue reading “To be or not to be… that will always be the question.”

Point Break 2015 – Review

The original Point Break, released in 1991, was a fun movie for it’s time. The hippie culture of the 80s was coming to an end but the idea of a bunch of social outcasts challenging the legal limits in pursuits of Nirvana still struck some sort of a chord with the audiences.  You couldn’t approve of Bodhi’s gang and his ways, but you still found yourself cheering for them. Continue reading “Point Break 2015 – Review”

The war of Gods

The disputed land in Ayodhya is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ram almost unanimously by all ancient Hindu Texts.

However, in the mid 1500 hundreds, Babur had constructed a mosque there, allegedly destroying the Ram Mandir in doing so. These were not democratic days. Babur was king and he did whatever caught his fancy. He had just conquered this new rich land and wanted to convert people to Islam. So, constructing a mosque in place of one of the most holy places for the Hindus was only, well, logical from his perspective. Continue reading “The war of Gods”

The colors of power

For a few moments, consider this. You are living in 1050 BC. You rule an empire that stretches over 500 km and harbor hopes of expanding your kingdom to new unknown lands, some ruled by petty tribes, others ruled by major dynasties. To successfully do this, you obviously need to be a great warrior yourself,  but you also need a huge army to follow you, that shakes the lands when it marches forward. Continue reading “The colors of power”

The ultimate google phone

Every phone that gets launched these days is touted to be the “iPhone killer”. The initial promotions for Nexus one were no different. While I had my doubts on whether it could really dethrone iPhone from being the best-selling touch screen phone in the PDA segment, I can’t deny that I was as excited as a little child to get my hands on this latest Gizmo which was being directly marketed and sold by Google. The war was on. Google vs Apple!!

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