Mk View
Lifestyle  /  Published 05.04.22

‘Attack Part 1’: Any resemblance to ‘Upgrade’ is purely coincidental

Anyway, to cut a tightly edited (this is an honest compliment) story short, Shergill is the one-man option left to rescue over 300 hostages (he manages that with the help of Saba Qureshi, who is conve...
By Chandreyee Chatterjee

Lifestyle  /  Published 02.04.22

‘Sen Cal Kapimi’: A Turkish delight that will leave you happily sleepless in the city

After episode 13 the reasons that the show employs to keep Eda and Serkan apart become more and more ludicrous. And it can be torturous when the episodes number 52 and last two hours each. But, the go...
By Chandreyee Chatterjee

Lifestyle  /  Published 09.02.22

'In An Ideal World': An engrossing book and a discomforting read

As a psychiatrist with special interest in children and young people, Dr Jai Ranjan Ram feels blessed that he has, in his own very small way, enabled some troubled minds to gain freedom and blossom. H...
By Jai Ranjan Ram

People  /  Published 01.02.22

MK View: Why Nadal, not Djokovic, winning Grand Slam No. 21 feels right

Djokovic’s form and fitness mean that once the vaccination issue has been resolved, he should be favoruite to win whichever Slam he enters. For Nadal, a wounded body demands more care and calibr...
By Priyam Marik

People  /  Published 25.01.22

Making Sen-se of why it would be hard to leave out King Lear

It appears that Lear is already on his way towards that stage. Not long after the Fool’s prophecy, we see a kneeling Lear (Act 3, Scene 4) talking about the plight of the “naked wretches&r...
By Ananda Kamal Sen


Lifestyle  /  Published 19.01.22

Messi or Lewandowski? Plus, team of the year

Left Wing: Karim Benzema France may not have gone deep at the Euros but Benzema made a sterling return to the international scene, before taking his form to a different stratosphere for Real Madrid. ...
By Priyam Marik

Lifestyle  /  Published 20.12.21

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ – Rated S for Splendid

Make no mistake, whatever has crawled out of the crack in the multiverse, this film belongs to Tom Holland as Spider-Man. The friendly neighbourhood boy whose solo films have all been about the awkwar...
By Chandreyee Chatterjee

Lifestyle  /  Published 03.12.21

Lakshmibai, Hazrat and the Revolt of 1857

It is in the chapter titled Afterlife that the book really comes into its own. Here, Mukherjee tracks the moments in the emergence of a nationalist historical consciousness in Maharashtra, Bengal, and...
By Lakshmi Subramanian

Lifestyle  /  Published 26.11.21

Typewriter’s tale, as parable and parallel

Into this deadly cocktail is added the rabble-rousing drug of imagined insult. Remember, Ypsilon’s cry of lost Phoenician glory? “Our Phoenician forefathers were just twenty-two Consonants...
By Ananda Kamal Sen

People  /  Published 13.11.21

Kolkata World Football XI

Elano What if Kolkata’s galaxy of superstars is tactically outwitted and has to change the game’s setup and tempo? No problem. Just get Brazilian midfield maestro Elano on the pitch. Kolk...
By Priyam Marik


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