15-08-1947 — India was now Independent.

“At the stroke of the midnight hour, as the world sleeps…”Tryst with Destiny, a speech delivered by Pandit Nehru, resonated with every Indian. The country and its citizens were finally free. 15-08-1947 — India was now Independent. India’s Independence came after centuries of suppression by Mughals & later by Britishers. We let these people rule…

Diwali 0.5

05.08.2020 is a special date for Hinduism & its people. Today was the first step after the victory of India’s history. A much awaited decision, used as a manifesto by every political party for decades, a reason for religious disputes, and also as a joke material by the so-called comedians, was finally taken by the…

Delhi – Raat din yahaan shor sharaaba!

Delhi. The city I was born in, and the city I grew up in. Delhi is known for it’s share of bad things – pollution; abusive language; traffic jams; and a lot more.But I love Delhi. It’s a city with rich history, dating back to the Mughal era. It’s true that from any point in…

Studying Economics and Management as a STEM Student

I recently completed my second semester at City University of Hong Kong. Presently under the Department of Electrical Engineering, the last semester had little to do with STEM for me. Apart from a Introduction to Computer Science course, a Algebra and Calculus course, my courses were quite diverse. Starting with English to Engineering, I had 3 more Gateway…

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…

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,…

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…