Author: Anurag Paliwal

Watch Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Stop-Motion Animation Trailer

Wes Anderson returns to animation with Isle of Dogs, and from the first look of the trailer, it’s everything one has come to expect from the auteur. Set in a futuristic Japan, the panic arising due to the outbreak of ‘dog flu’ left no option for the government but to carry out a mass canine quarantine. All dogs are transferred to an isolated island where they’re left to look after themselves. A young Japanese boy comes looking for his dog and makes friends with other dogs in his search. Mayor Kobayashi does his best to stop the boy at all counts....

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‘Collateral’ by Vineet Wankhede | Book Review

Vineet’s debut mystery novel is a refreshing read with a flashback narrative that keeps a constant check on its horsepower. Never a dull moment in this 120-page book Dave, a website-designer, stumbles across a two-year-old kid at a supermarket under unusual circumstances, waits for a long time for her parents to come and claim her, but following an unpleasant death at the store, he decides to take the kid home to his wife, Bethany. Pretty soon things start unfolding crazily and they learn the true identity of the baby and what had happened to it, and they fear for their own lives now that they are part of this mess. The story is good, but there are certain plot lines that are difficult to digest. For one, telling an 8-year-old that she’s been adopted and ensuring that she understands the gravity of the situation. Upon learning the news all the kid has to say is ‘Yeah, it happens in movies all the time,’ which is an understandable response for the eight-year brain. But these are just minor nitpicking from my side. The book feels as if it’s been written with a movie in mind. If it does get a Bollywood movie adaptation, I’m pretty sure it would be far better than those run-of-the-mill mystery films we’re being fed most of the times. That’s saying a lot about a 23-year-old author. Can’t wait...

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‘A Life of Adventure And Delight’ by Akhil Sharma | Book Review

‘The Life of Adventure and Delight‘ comes with a happy rainbow jacket, smiling at you and building trust that no matter how dispiriting your life is at the moment, you’ll feel much better having read it. How exciting to discover the good in people and in this world through eight short stories, eh? You’d think. The good vibes are all out the window two stories in (and believe me these are the merriest), but you continue reading anyway because now the writer has gotten under your skin. The stories bind the ever-changing patterns of human emotions, and highlights that it’s not easy to...

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IN – Conversation With Mishal Shah and Khrisha Shah, Founders of DYSCO App

Recently, Indian Nerve had an opportunity to interact with Co-founder of Dysco. The brother-sister duo, Ms. Khrisha Shah, CEO, handles content, strategy, innovation and idea creation along with Mr. Mishal Shah, who is also the COO, takes care of Finance and operations, problem-solving and management, are the core riders of Dysco. Let’s get deeper in DYSCO, The genesis of DYSCO. What core issue is the app trying to address? My brother Mishal and I, decided to create an app with literally no tech experience or background. We needed a web developer, a UI / UX designer, a marketing expert...

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Watch ‘Laali’ – A Psychological Thriller Short Film Reminiscent of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’

There’s no evil cult nurturing a pregnant woman to deliver the devil in this world, as was the case in Polanski’s critically acclaimed Rosemary’s Baby, but Poojitha Prasad’s short film Laali has certain vibes that instantly reminds you of this film. A couple is going through tough times, when the mother is overly obsessed with her “child”, who the husband believes exists just in her imagination. Their relationship suffers owing to this, and there comes a point where as a viewer you are confused between who is sane and who’s not. The dim settings do justice to the protagonist’s emotional state,...

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