Tintin in Tibet by Hergé : This is my absolute favourite book – comics or not. Maybe its the sense of adventure in a Himalayan setting, maybe its the story of friendship that echoes through the book or maybe its sheer nostalgia, the sixty-two pages contained within the jacket are therapeutic to me. Akira by Katsuhiro … [Read more…]
I wonder where can I find its prequel. Also if I can find the sequel to Jha Dry Cleaners.
In my opinion, Non Non Biyori should be the gold standard in slice-of-life genre. With its likable characters and soothing atmosphere, it definitely makes a pleasant watch no matter what my mood is. I had written about it soon after the anime was over. The show garnered a huge popularity in Japan. So much so … [Read more…]
Ever since I left Kharagpur, I have been missing Waldorf’s food – or Waldies as would affectionately call it. It has been almost two and half years since I have tasted anything that is remotely close to Waldies. After many outings to the “Chinese” and North-Eastern restaurants, I came across Yak’s Kitchen. Last weekend me … [Read more…]
About six months ago, I had this sudden urge to learn a new computer language. Over the years I have learned more than half a dozen languages and used them to solve various kinds of problems. I can grasp the fundamentals of a language pretty quickly – mostly owing to some level of abstraction and … [Read more…]
It so happened that a few months ago I was showing my friend the Tomb Raider game that was released last year (TR9). I kept on playing even after he left and in a few days I had completed the game (again). This time I was playing with a controller instead of the usual keyboard … [Read more…]
Making music is one thing and getting it out is a whole different beast. After a two year long ordeal of finalising the album, conformity comes into play. For those who wish to sample the album, it is embedded in the sidebar. Getting the video to MTV A long time ago, I had written a … [Read more…]
A few months ago, I had written a blurb about a book called “Stupid Guy Goes to India”. I had thoroughly enjoyed it. I have observed that I like books, shows and documentary that gives me an outsider’s view of my country (kind of like TheSurfingViolinist’s India adventures). This post is about its sequel – … [Read more…]
In this interview at Edinburgh book festival 2013, Neil Gaiman shares a lot of history regarding his venture into American Comics, anecdotes of times with DC and his thought process while creating Sandman.
Attack on Titan is now airing on Cartoon Network Adult Swim in US. As a result, the series has been dubbed. I must admit that this dub is very much above average (considering the poor quality rushed dub of most series). I agree that dubs are important. They are windows to many prospective anime fans. … [Read more…]