Mohenjo Daro: The far from history flick

 Mohenjo Daro review by Alberto The translation of Mohenjo-daro stands for the mound of the dead men in Sindhi. Quite why the characters in the film would constantly refer to the thriving city in which they live in as that is beyond me.  If you want to watch the film to get your slice of…

This author who makes us revisit our childhood days was born today

Unlike today’s fast paced, technologically advanced generation, when the kids of the 90s were growing up, they used to find their special companions in story books. If you ask any kid now, who Enid Blyton was, chances are that you will be treated to a rather quizzical look. But to the kids now turned adults,…

Nutty tea/coffee cake recipe: Your ‘shaay’ with ‘chai’

Abhishikta Basu Indians have this bent for a good refreshing cup of tea or coffee and if you happen to be a Bengali, then the ‘ta’ is extremely necessary with a hot cup of ‘cha’. However, after going places around the country I have seen that this is a common practice. How can you wish…

Easy to cook Masala Rice recipe

  Sarbari Basu Ingredients: Basmati rice: 500 gms Bay leaves: 2 Asafoetida (hing): A pinch Cooking oil: 3 tbsp Ghee: 2 tbsp Green chillies (slit): 3-4 Cumin (jeera): 2 tbsp Coriander seeds (dhania): 1 tbsp Cloves (laung): 4-5 Black pepper (kali mirch): 5-6 pearls Star anise (chakr phool): 1 Turmeric powder (haldi powder): ½ tbsp…

‘I’ll go to the top, the top, the top’… And he did!

“I’ll go to the top, the top, the top” No other dialogue by any character in any other movie has quite symbolised the life of the actor like Uttam Kumar’s character in Nayak. He went to the top and reached such a height that he became untouchable. On top of the mountain he sat with…

The 90s generation: A brief throwback

There was a time in the distant past when young carefree souls used to run around playgrounds, their eyes sparkling, their lips twisted into mischievous smiles, with the sky ringing with their cheerful laughter. There was a time when in order to look cool in front of their mates they used to suck on mint…

Pak model who said she would strip for Shahid Afridi murdered

Pakistan’s Internet sensation, Qandeel Baloch, the one who had said would strip for Shahid Afridi if Pakistan wins the cricket match against India was reportedly killed by her brother in Multan on Saturday. While some reports say she was shot dead by her brother, some say she was strangled in a case of honour killing….

Are you okay with your kids boozing and smoking? Think again

Post globalisation, when what’s happening beyond the boundaries of the seven seas came to our doorstep, thanks to the advent of media, a penchant to imitate the Western culture crept in. This brought in a lot of goodness but also did it have a plethora of ramifications. Many Indians were far from the idea of…

The sound of music lingers on

Have you ever had a song stuck inside your head but for the life of you, couldn’t remember which movie the song was from? There are songs that transcend the movie it was made for and live on in public memory even if the film sank without a trace. These are those songs which had…

The flower that blossoms every 12 years

Ever heard of a flower that blooms once in 12 years? If not, then read on to know about the magnificent purplish blue flowers that cover the ravines of Munnar in down south Kerala between July and December. Neelakurinji (Strobilanthus) flowers bloom once in 12 years and if you are lucky, you will get an…

Masala chicken with capsicum

Sarbari Basu   Ingredients: 500 gms boneless chicken cut into cubes 2 big onions sliced 1 big capsicum sliced 1 tomato chopped 1 tbsp ginger, garlic paste Salt according to taste 2-3 tsp mustard oil A few curry leaves 3-4 green chillies slit and deseeded ½ cup tamarind juice Method: Marinate chicken cubes in vinegar…

This world famous actor, director was born today

“It ain’t over till it’s over!” Remember this famous line? It’s by one of the most popular action stars in cinematic history Oscar nominee Sylvester Stallone, who is best known for portraying boxer Rocky Balboa and Vietnam War veteran John Rambo. Actor, writer, director and producer Stallone was born on July 6, 1946, in New…