Christopher Nolan, the renowned filmmaker, is a master of mind games. His storytelling heavily involves the use of time, deception, and individual identity. Unconventionally narrated and carefully structured, his movies simplify the themes of epistemology. Intriguing approaches to otherwise bland ideas of philosophies appeal to many cinema-goers, enrapturing them in … Continue Reading
The past two days have been weighing down on me heavily. I remember my family walking out of the cinema hall having watched Black Panther and being awestruck by the all-black ensemble working their magic on screen.
Having grown up with orchestrating fights between action figures that were all white-skinned, … Continue Reading
The surge of involvement of women in the fields of Defence such as navy, airforce, and army has given rise to a plethora of movies in Bollywood revolving around it. One of these is Netflix’s recent release Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, which depicts the story of the first Indian … Continue Reading
A dazzling colour scheme, a clever concept and a grabbing image—that’s all it takes to capture your interest in a film. An art form in its own right, movie posters have long been a huge part of movie promotion. A method of visual communication, they enable producers around the world … Continue Reading
In recent years, we have come no closer to humanising people in the spotlight. Shakuntala Devi—the eminent mathematician, a politician, an astrologer, and the ‘human computer’— herself has been a part of our lives fleetingly. We have looked at her as a figure that is foreign to us, but Anu … Continue Reading
A large part of the way we talk, walk and react is influenced by our parents. It is a known fact that children pick up their parents’ behaviour, but have you ever thought about how a pet parrot might do the same?
Some birds learn to communicate through social learning … Continue Reading
Randy Johnson, a famous baseball pitcher faced the ire of “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals” (PETA) around twenty years ago, for a tragic yet comical incident that he caused on the field. Unfortunately for him, training to become a world-class athlete, did not include a guide on how … Continue Reading
Growing up, one of the hopes you must have held out is hoping for your friends to not make weird nicknames for you. It never worked well, since there was always something or the other your friends would find to make fun of you with. It could be your name, … Continue Reading
This lockdown has proven to be something that is disrupting everyone’s lives in a major way.
While people are advised to step out only to get essential items, they are also meant to be practicing social distancing. After the country’s initial nationwide shutdown came to an end on the 14th … Continue Reading