by Luv Mehta
One fine day, my sister decided to force me to watch Doctor Who. I had the show for a long while, but the episode count had turned me off beforehand, but she was bored and decided to give an episode a try - which became five episodes, then a season, then the series itself. And, of course, she had to see whether I’d like it as well.
Spoiler alert: I did.
It’s quite fun looking at Doctor Who with absolutely no preconceptions or knowledge of the most iconic elements or moments, so I’m going to write a series of articles on the new 2005 series and focus on one season per article. Do I like your favourite episode, or do we end up at a completely different conclusion for the same story arc? Let’s look at each episode and find out.
by Tarique Ejaz and Luv Mehta
DEADPOOL REVIEW (WAIT, HOW IS THIS A REVIEW IF THERE ARE NO PROPER SCORES?)
Luv Mehta as That Overcritical Tool
Tarique Ejaz as That Overexcited Fanboy
by Srijon Mukherjee
Dystopian fiction is one of my favorite genres of literature. It’s entertaining, and scarily relevant at times, which makes it all the better and worse for me. Better, when I read, worse, when I think about what I’m reading. Better again, when I feel that way, it’s a sort of chill you can get addicted to.
And so I picked up Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. Now, I’d read ‘Oryx And Crake’ by her before, so I thought I was ready for whatever the book would throw, or speculate at me. I wasn’t.
by Zehra Kazmi
Diggi Palace struggles to maintain its stately elegance despite being overrun by a crowd of thousands every day between 21st to 25th of January of this year. There is something so alluring about the intricate floral patterns of Durbar Hall, the fancy tea that is sold for 70 bucks a cup at a Chaayos stall, the idea of rubbing shoulders with the likes of Margret Atwood and Homi K. Bhabha and those bright, chirpy decorations gracing the venue-not too different from some huge, overpriced mela. Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) is every nerdy bookworm’s paradise.
Sure, we are sometimes rudely awoken from this utopian dream by disruptions like Ravinder Singh and the strange men who enter the venue for the sole purpose of leering at unsuspecting foreign women - but otherwise, JLF is still highbrow heaven.
by Amrit Paul and Srijon Mukherjee
A mockumentary show boasting of the same casting crew
behind the multiple award winning show The Office ,
Parks And Recreation slowly creeps its way
into the viewer’s heart without them realizing it.
by Tarique Ejaz
“The World Breaker is here to smash you!”
The World War Hulk storyline is a 5-issue colossal crossover event of the Marvel Universe which included the entire Universe trapped in the midst of Hulk’s rage-fueled war against the Illuminati (The secret group of Doctor Strange, Black Bolt, Iron Man, Namor - The Submariner, Mister Fantastic and Professor Xavier) in general. The event follows the happenings of the Planet Hulk storyline which was equally massive and given Marvel’s tendency to throw in almost all the heroes, anti-heroes and villains into a single mix at every other happening, this was lined up to be no different. Now, the flavor of this story arc can only be enjoyed if you are able to read all the tie-ins to the event as the main series will only give you the overview of the primary collision while the subplots are explained with much more clarity in the tie-in title issues.
Before we delve into World War Hulk, a title which was given to the saga in the pages of Marvel Comics by once esteemed reporter of the Daily Bugle Ben Urich, let us just run through the events of the Planet Hulk storyline leading to the aforementioned event through these Mini Marvel strips.