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Shantesh

Mafia Definitive Edition

I never paid much attention to game remakes, because I felt that it had become a prevailing trend among publishers to extract dollars from older properties. However, when Hangar 13 announced the remake of what I consider a personal favorite,…

Dream Guests

Dreams are one of life’s most important biological phenomenon. I am here, not referring to the metaphorical dreams like “I want to be a millionaire someday”. I am talking about the ones that come to you only in your sleep.…

📒 The Diaries of Mario Miranda

I first stumbled upon the work of Mario Miranda at the beautiful Reis Magos fort in Goa. At the art gallery I found myself in awe of the complicated and funny stories that emerged from his painting or caricature style…

🚚 Truck De India

Journalist Rajat Ubhaykar’s book describing his journey to the extremes of India via trucks is one of the best books I read this year. Even the thought of attempting such an audacious journey is one that would never cross our…

My Decade

Even the most optimistic of optimists would agree it has been a terrible year. Considering what others have gone through I have come through this relatively unscathed. A trip to San Francisco for the Game Developers Conference and another week…

Tech Savvy Toddlers

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I see so many videos of toddlers watching content on the TV or the phone. They don’t just watch the said content with rapt attention but are also able to manipulate the phone screen to do things like watch the…

Watching Them Grow Up

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This post might seem strange coming from the father of a kid who is barely two. But I don’t have to wait for my son to grow up in order to predict what is to come. He is at an…

Travelling Through Our Memories

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As the lockdown stretches on interminably I have tried to stay sane through all of this. It’s been tough but one of the ways me and my wife have been reliving our travels is remembering the small moments that made…

Tales From The Loop

Tales From The Loop is an 8 part sci fi series based on the art books by artist Simon Stålenhag. It’s hard to explain the genre of his artwork. It’s certainly sci fi but so utterly unique that whenever I…

Lockdown Effects

It’s been a strange and difficult time for all of us. There have been the predictable outcomes like struggles with access to basics, the trauma faced by the underprivileged and a general sense of depression that has begun to pervade…