The backlash? It took Boris Johnson to test positive for COVID-19 for Britain to get its act together in tackling the contagion. There’s lockdown, there’s increased testing, retired NHS workers are being called back to work and fines are being levied for anyone breaching the Coronavirus Act. But here’s the real deal. Britain has declared … Continue reading Chinese checked?
What If A view that’s not uncommon among research analysts and fund managers these days is about the ‘V-shaped/ recovery the economy will make when all of this is over. There are two reasons offered for this. One, what’s changed for a consumer between Feb 1 (pre Covid-19) and now in terms of underlying demand? … Continue reading Tomorrow isn’t another day
Movie Angamaly Diaries (2017) Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery Pellissery doesn’t just let you observe. He wants you to be there; viscerally involved in the small-town rivalries, revenge and romance that he mixes up into a film that’s long on art and short on fuse. There’s toxic masculinity and dark humour oozing in every scene as … Continue reading Watch / Read 3
Movie Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) Director: James Foley A seedy midtown real estate office. There are sales to be done, patsies to be had. All you need are good leads. The Glengarry leads arrive, and every smooth, silver-tongued salesman wants a crack at them. There’s manipulation, ambition and greed rolled into a parable that lays … Continue reading Watch / Read
Movie Nayak (1966) Director: Satyajit Ray Arguably, the most accessible of all Ray films. Using the narrative frame of a superstar (a superb Uttam Kumar) closeted in a train, Nayak examines the nature of fame, the dialectic between high and low art and the price of ambition. Every single frame and plot device serve to … Continue reading Watch / Read