Author: Ambarish Ganesh

Okja | Movie Review – This Netflix Film Is A Must Watch

Disreputation may result in Mirando Corp going down, but the newly appointed CEO, Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton), announces an ambitious new idea that may not only offer the company a chance to survive but also thrive. The idea involves producing a new breed of ‘superpigs’, a genetically modified, mutated version of pigs designed to taste awfully good, and then send one superpig each to 26 local farmers around the world as part of a contest. The farmer who raises the biggest pig after ten years wins this contest and bags a hefty prize. His methods of pig-farming would be studied...

Read More

‘Sita – Warrior of Mithila’ by Amish Tripathi | Book Review – Amish’s Wonder Woman

The book opens with a shocking revelation. A new Vishnu has been chosen, and it’s not who you think it is. Amish has in the past ministered well the marriage of mythology and reality, and he twists up some of the most common knowledge we have of these epics and turns them to excellent plot lines. ‘Sita – A Warrior of Mithila’ is not Ramayana from Sita’s point of view, rather it is Sita’s origin story, right from when she was adopted to her abduction by the Lankan king, Raavan. Sunaina and Janak discover an injured vulture protecting a baby girl,...

Read More

Watch: Teaser of JLT’s ‘Project Indian Bride’

An urban trans girl wants to be a model and even lands herself a project with a photographer, but the photographer’s wife is reluctant given her background. The short film ‘JLT’s Project Indian Bride’ tells two parallel stories – one from Rekha’s POV and other from the photographer’s wife’s. Directed by Mujeer Pasha and produced by Harini Daddala, you may watch the short film on JLTPlex here. Watch the teaser here and let us know what you think of it in comments...

Read More

This New Web-Series ‘Kirdaar’ Deserves Your Attention

The latest web-series entrant that has really grabbed our attention is a fresh voice from Pune. Called Kirdaar, this is a story of two boys who do not want their lives to be mediocre and wish to realize their one big idea – a stage play. More than the actual stage play, it’s the backend struggle that goes into setting up one that makes for the story. Created by Unnikrishnan Nair and Shoyeb Shaikh, Kirdaar makes you think about where you want your life to head and if you are really in control. Produced by Begaana Pictures, here’s the first episode of Kirdaar – ‘Mere paas ek...

Read More

Amish Tripathi’s ‘Scion of Ikshvaku’ Sequel Is Titled ‘Sita – Warrior of Mithila’. Pre-order now.

After the immensely successful Shiva Trilogy, Amish’s Ram Chandra series evoked a mixed response in readers in its first installment Scion of Ikshvaku. Now in a recent Facebook live interactive session, Amish along with Smriti Irani, Union Cabinet Member of Textiles, India, unveiled the title and key details of the author’s eagerly awaited second installment in the Ram Chandra series, ‘Sita – Warrior of Mithila‘. In the Facebook Live session, Amish stressed on the point that Book 2 is not exactly a sequel to Scion of Ikshvaku. The story follows the journey of Lady Sita as protagonist while Ram is a character in...

Read More