Sep 202011
 

(Recommended by SI Blog reader ‘Hari‘) Most Indian movies are horror shows churned out by thieves and dodos, featuring murderers, convicts, rapists and retards and watched primarily by half-wits who can’t/won’t wank off without the crutch of a skimpily-clad Bollywood siren gyrating obscenely on the screen. Mercifully, once in a rare blessed while, like the Halley’s Comet, we encounter a bright streak of light like film-maker Aparna Sen and Anurag Kashyap,  actors like Irrfan Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Rahul Bose and Konkona Sen-Sharma and a small bunch of moviegoers who believe crass and class have completely different meanings in the dictionary. Thanks […]

Sep 202011
 

We couldn’t be happier. In a matter of weeks, the actions of the greedy chutias at Netflix have triggered a loss of $8 billion in the company’s market capitalization. The online DVD rental and movie streaming firm’s shares have fallen over 50% from a high of $304.79 in mid-July to $143.75 on Monday. Why the Crash? Ever since the company jacked up its pricing by an unseemly 60% for customers of its DVD rental and streaming service a few weeks back , the company has been at the receiving end of customers’ ire. As if hiking prices a whopping 60% […]