Avengers Infinity War: Film Review

I loved Avengers Infinity War for the grand scale, the well-woven character arcs, the balancing act between emotional beats and biggest action sequences that you have seen in the MCU, and the fun it has while doing all that. This is what any grand crossover event in films or books aspires to be, and will be the gold standard for any comic book event movies now onward. Continue reading Avengers Infinity War: Film Review

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Yearning for a Boat Ride on Chilika Lake – Panthanivas, Satpada

Satpada, nestled on the southern tip of the lake, marks the point where Chilika meets the Bay of Bengal. It is visited by over 150,000 migratory birds during winter. At Satpada, one can watch a host of birds, including the pink Flamingos, Sandpipers, Kingfishers, and Golden Plovers. This lake is also home to the largest number of Irrawaddy dolphins. Continue reading Yearning for a Boat Ride on Chilika Lake – Panthanivas, Satpada

Waiting at Bikaner House, Delhi

While reading up on this building, which has had a storied past, I was happy to find out that the recent restoration taken up by the Rajasthan government. Much of the damage caused by the neglect and abuse it suffered due to the bus boarding activity has been addressed. The house has been restored to the glory it enjoyed as the residence of the maharajah of Bikaner. Now, a hep cultural center, its Facebook page boasts of the high-society events. Continue reading Waiting at Bikaner House, Delhi

Vas Villa, Bangalore – Then and Now

This house, named Tera Vera, was built by an Anglo-Indian, E J Vaz in the 1940s for his daughters, Vera Vaz and Dolce Vaz. E J Vaz was a high court lawer from Bombay. His daughters were spinsters. Vera and Dolce both worked as tutors, the former taught English and the latter the piano. They lived peacefully in this house most of their lives. Continue reading Vas Villa, Bangalore – Then and Now