Vinnie Malhotra Buggers Steve Jobs

Vinnie Malhotra Buggers Steve Jobs

Steve is so hugely successful and yet he treated so many people so badly. How much of an Asshole do you have to be to be successful? – Daniel Kottke (Steve’s friend and Apple technician who accompanied him to India), quoted in the new documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine As Executive Producer […]

Welcome Back – Unhinged Nonsense

Welcome Back – Unhinged Nonsense

Bollywood director Anees Bazmee’s Welcome Back is a rara avis. A feculent atrocity completely unfit for viewing by normal humans (Indians excepted). But given the insatiable appetite of our Bollywood fans for numbing crap, I fear this Friday’s nightmare will turn into a decent hit (despite the absence of A-list stars). Zip, Nada, Nothing I […]

Phantom – Every Chutiya’s Wet Dream

Phantom – Every Chutiya’s Wet Dream

The Mumbai attacks of November 26, 2008 remains a dark chapter in recent Indian history for two reasons. First, for the lax security that allowed 10 Pakistani terrorists to casually saunter into Mumbai one late evening and unleash havoc for the next three days. Second, for India’s abject failure to retaliate against the murderous attacks […]

The Night Porter – Sadomasochist Gem

The Night Porter – Sadomasochist Gem

A few Good, mostly Bad and some Rotten. Hey, no one can fault our local library for not stocking an eclectic collection of movies. But hidden among the vast miasma of junk littering the DVD shelves lurk some real gems, both foreign and Hollywood. The other day as my fingers traipsed over the DVD cases […]

Remix Android PC Roars on Kickstarter

Remix Android PC Roars on Kickstarter

Just as millions of Android smartphone owners are struggling with the Stagefright nightmare, a $30 mini Android PC is rocking the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. With 17 days still left for the campaign, Remix Mini Android PC has received commitments from over 16,000 backers for nearly $1.2 million. The overwhelming response from the ‘crowd’ suggests Remix […]