Hong Kong – A Whole New World!

I can show you the worldShining, shimmering, splendidTell me, princessNow when did you last let your heart decide? ‘A Whole New World’ from Aladdin My heart decided, that it’s Hong Kong where I want to graduate from. For months, I’ve been preparing, packing and saying farewell to all my friends, while being excited for what’s…

JEE 2020: Learn from my mistakes

The most scary time of the life is about to come for so many of you in a few days. At present, my Twitter & YouTube feed is filled with videos about tips for JEE Mains 2020 (January), thanks to everything I followed during my days of JEE prep. On seeing those, I feel a…

Hong Kong – Hakuna Matata!

26 August 2019, I entered A Whole New World, and instantly fell in love with it. November 2019, I packed my bags as well as I could in 20 minutes, and I ran for the airport. If you’re gonna ask me why, I’m gonna ask you do stay updated with world news, and go to…

A Movie Therapy – Dear Zindagi (3 Years!)

Don’t let the past, blackmail your present, to ruin a beautiful future! A Shahrukh Khan film declared hit at a total box office collection of 94.6Cr? A Shahrukh Khan film being released at only 1200 screens? What if I tell you that producers didn’t want to release it in more screens? Yes. Dear Zindagi had…

Diwali Night – Dancing

Originally posted on Aarnav's Blog:
Loud music, flickering lights, and a positive ambience results in bunch of humans dancing in a group, somehow choreographed well, without being choreographed at all. It’s random dance, they’re just following what the DJ plays. The music is loud enough that they’re all also singing it on top of…

The Tryant’s Tomb is How the Series Comes Out of The Grave

Let’s admit – Trials of Apollo was not required. While The Hidden Oracle was fun to revisit, The Dark Prophecy was the most dull book Riordan has ever published. The Burning Maze, was well, clever and decent. But, The Tryant’s Tomb is where it feels that we are reading something fresh. Lester has got a…

7 Years of Varun-Alia aka Varia; A Fan Letter

Dear Varun & Alia, 7 years ago, today, I was in a PVR Gold seat in Bangalore, watching Student of the Year. Being a kid, I barely understood the film, infact, I was largely confused between who’s Rohan & who’s Abhimanyu. But, that day I returned being a fan of two of the students, whom,…

The Chat

I wrote this on 26th December, 2018. Came across this today, and I wasn’t sure if I had posted it before. That chat still resides in my archived notes, while the number stays blocked.

Aspect Ratios in Cinema

Here’s something I hadn’t thought about until the day I went to watch Men in Black: International on P[XL] instead of IMAX. Regular screens we watch a movie on have the aspect ratio of 2.35:1, which is what most movies use too. But, many times, directors find that the ratio that’ll fit their camera work…

Alone

8 minutes into the day. Alone in the night, leaving the night out in middle. Alone through the park, heard a woman screaming, Got me scared, but she was trying to get someone open the door. I continued to walk alone.