2018 Dairies !!

2018 has been a Journey filled with lots of travel Stories. Right From Jaipur to Jodhpur in India to Monoco and Morocco for Work. And not to forget the highlight –  Japan for Family Holiday. 
Culture
Experiencing the Rajasthan culture in India to experiencing the Japanese culture and living the  Moroccan life. 
All these places either had Food, lifestyle or architecture. And these  Culture  became another Journey in itself.
Books worth the Read In 2018. 
Journeys through the books. 
Starting from Exiting West to Landing at the port of Mokha and Many reads in between from open by Andre Agassi to “Killing Commendatore by Murakami  below are the top 5 reads of 2018.
1.Exit West – by Mohsin Hamid  stories of immigrants. 
2.Homo Deus – by Yuval Harari  How the Technology  is collecting data and using it. 
3.Born a Crime – by Trevor Noah A true story of a comedian born in South Africa with a mother being a black and father a white. 
4.Monk of Mokha –  by Dave  Eggers – Story of how The port of Mocha coffee travelled across the international waters.
5.Killing Commendatore – by Murakami
Noteworthy Movies of 2018 
1.Puzzle -How a simple gift of a puzzle changes the perspective of one individual 
2.Crazy Rich Asians – The Big fat Indian wedding going global 
3.Searching – How technology helps track down a father daughter and her murderer. 
4.Ben is Back – A  young drug addict and his mother’s story to come in terms with reality. 
And the Hindi film industry had many movies to choose to watch this year! 
But there a few out there you couldn’t miss at all . 
1.Pad Man by R.Balki was one of the great stories the year began with and continued till Raid, The income tax issue can sometime come as a surprise-Ajay Devgn needs to experiment.
2.Hichki -Though a inspiration from the west.Brought Rani Mukherji Back as a actor and the production house for their content. 
3.Missing the only missing from this psychology thriller was the audience who missed one of the best thrillers of the year.
4.October – Simple stories are the most difficult to tell.And October by Shoojit Sircar was one such story.
5.Beyond the cloud by Majid Majidi -Had the world  take notice of Ishan Khattar as an actor & performer 
Raazi,Soorma,Parmanu,Andhadhun,Badhaai Ho ! And Manmarziyaan were a few movies to watch out. 
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Sacred Games -Season 1

The  sacred Game, is now On Netflix and the first Web series from India in collaboration with Netflix and produced by Phantomfilms .Sacred Games doesn’t disappoint you at all. The Action,The thrill and the interest of  the  viewers can be challenging.If you are working on a storyline that’s done to death.But the whole angle of how big business politics really is ,and why it’s important aspect is highlighted.

The presentation of the graphics introducing the show is at par with the “Netflix Originals”

The show that’s split into 2 seasons has episode of 45 minutes each.Each ending at the moment! Where you want to know what happens next and this hooks you on to the show.Each episode has the title of what the episode means in Sanskrit and represent how closely every story is related to the Hindu mythology.And the show  connects the underworld characters with the Hindu mythology.

Sacred Games based on the Novel by Vikram Chandra who’s plot -A Gangster and Cop story and the Corruption that lies within the system of Politics in the country.

The Casting is one of its kind ,since we haven’t really seen SaifAliKhan  portray the Role of Cop  Playing the Character “Sartaj” and Nawazuddin playing role of The Gangster  “Ganesh Gaitonde.”and Radhika Apte as a intelligence officer to assist Sartaj.

It’s a first of its kind Thriller Show with a huge star cast and Director like Anurag Kashyap & VikramAditya Motwane who are known for their Filmmaking style like Gangs of Wasseypur & Udaan.

Sacred Games is written by Varun Grover-Who you would know as the Stand up comedian.

the first episode establishes the series to know what exactly happens next ? And Why Ganesh Gaitonde chooses and gets in touch  with Sartaj and gives the lead of saving this city “Mumbai”

And tells him if he could in the  next 25 days.

Movies to watch 2017

December is here and countdown has begun,The top chartbusters,places to travel,top restaurants and many more such things. But,Here are the movies you couldn’t have missed this year. 2017,The rise of small budget movies.and comman man stories. And The true acting Abilities.

Hindi Medium: A story about a couple who get influenced by the money power in Delhi and aren’t exactly a couple well versed with the English language. And to what extent they will go to give their child the best education in a English medium school

Toilet Ek Prem Katha :A love story,That is based on the fight for a toilet by a newly married girl and  it is depicted  in a very engaging and entertaining way.

Tumhari Sulu: A story of a woman who is enterprising in ways to do something in life. From having ideas of starting business to becoming the RJ for a radio channel. A story about how life’s could not be the same again for a married woman who starts working and a story of everyday life.

Secret Superstar : Girl dreams about being a singer.And the story of how much one struggles within the family for having a dream,and how much the mother scarifies for her daughter.

Bariley ki barfi: A story About a Girl who reads the book” Bariley ki barfi” and instantly falls in love with the writer,As she believes the character resembles her  fantasies ,great characters makes  the movie,Enjoyable.

Shubh Mangal Savandan:A humorous story of the central character being impotent and what exactly is it A very funny movie.With some nice one liners.

A special mention to “Death in the Gunj” Konkana Sen’s director debut.A mystery thriller narrating a story of bullying and what are the consequences to it.

💄under my Burkha!! 


💄 under my burkha the “women Oriented” film that we could finally get to watch . what’s the fuss about Not allowing the film to release in the theatres. It’s a film about 4 girls in the Man’s world and How they are judged by a society that’s dominated by men 

The film that’s narrated ,surrounding one central character Rose,and the way Ratan Phatak narrates the story from the book,Through different phases of her life and the obstacles she faces. 

Yes,The film is Bold for audiences as it portrays the issues very well.And the Starcast couldn’t have been better for the film to send out the message.Written& Directed by Alankrita Shrivastava produced by Prakash Jha .

Dark Places- Movie Review!!

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A crime thriller based on the novel by the same   Title( dark places) that was written by Gillan Flynn,Who’s bestseller ‘Gone Girl, too was adapted by the same title and became a Box Office  success directed by David Fincher.A director who has had popular successful hits like The Social Network and is known for fight club starring Brad Pitt.

Back to the Dark places,A story about a family being killed,But we don’t know who did it.? Being the youngest sibling Libby Day manages to escape and tell us the tale.

But,All these years she believes it was her brother Ben was the murderer.

The story plays out in a way where characters are introduced Making it difficult to guess who might be behind it. 

And if there was seriously somebody else behind the Murder? 

Why was Ben still in Prison for 28 years ? 

Like a true thriller,Gripping and full of suspense.