Author: Ambarish Ganesh

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...

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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...

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Alto Pune Comic Con 2017 Gets An Overwhelming Response From Comics Enthusiasts

  The 1st day of Comic Con fest saw Pune coming together to celebrate Comics and everything their following stands for. As soon as the gates opened, Puneites from various age groups poured into the venue, dressed in hues of their favourite comic characters. Cosplayers left the crowd awe struck with their incredibly detailed and close to perfect costumes! Exhibitors including publishers, merchandisers, artists, writers, creators & assorted companies from all over India and Pune were enveloped with fans! One of the other main attractions of the event were the Baahubali Zone, the team from the super hit Franchise showcased a 360 Degree VR Experience. AXN Liv​e R.E.D Zone had lots of fun engagements. Too. Fans got to experience a small part of their favourite character’s lives like Billions, Justified, Supernatural, The Voice, Dexter and Sherlock. Saumin Patel, renowned artist from Pune conducted a live show of his artwork, where he sketched and explained in real time how one can create their own characters, construct a cover identity, and more. The audience was left amazed at his skills and young children even got personalized sketches from Patel. For the sheer love for Comics, 2 new Comic Book titles got launched at the convention. The launches were Damned & Jataka Manga#1 by ICBM Comics, Caster by Holy Cow Entertainment. Tomorrow Comic Con, along with all of Day 1’s activities also...

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Play Alert: ‘Dhumrapaan’ by D For Drama | Starring Kumud Mishra, Directed By Akarsh Khurana

Play Synopsis: Set in the smoking area of a corporate building over the period of a week, a bunch of office employees discuss appraisals, politics, and relationships, all the while dealing with their stress, fears, and insecurities. The play is a comedy about the rat race, how we cope with it, and what we put our throat and lungs through in the process. Dhumrapaan has been selected for META awards 2017 with nominations in 5 categories namely best play, best script, best actor, best director and best supporting actor. Cast and crew list Directed by: Akarsh Khurana Writer: Adhir...

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Hidden Figures | Movie Review – Conquers Space and Race With Grace

It’s early 1960s of Cold War America, and racial segregation is very much pervasive, even at the shrine of science that is NASA’s Langley research center. It’s here that we’re introduced to our three colored leading ladies, who fight their separate fights within the organisation and ultimately win the respect and recognition they deserve. The best American minds are working out a way to orbit John Glenn around the Earth and then bring him back to land safely, and they wish to achieve this feat before Russia does. The Mercury program demanded much of menial calculations, a task delegated to ‘human computers’, a team mostly...

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