Kadaseela Biriyani movie review: Realistically brutal

The cinematographer duo uses every trick in the book to create the havoc necessary to tell a very violent, brutal tale of three brothers seeking to avenge their father’s murder

Sunny Mahat

The novels that saw me through 2021

My TBR pile got higher by the day and I read more than I ever thought I could. So, here are some books that I read and fell in love with in 2021

Keyur Basnet

A year well spent on YouTube and Netflix

The recommendations are not all ‘5 Stars’ mind you. I am just reinforcing some movies that are definitely worth your time

Sunny Mahat

Top 10 non-fiction reads of 2021

Here are the Top 10 non-fiction bestsellers for the year as per Mandala Book Point, Kantipath, Kathmandu

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‘Everything Everything’ book review: Heart-wrenching...

It’s a lovely, short book about a girl named Madeline Whitter who has a rare condition that makes her allergic to almost everything around her

Keyur Basnet

​​‘Aranyak’ movie review: Raveena Tandon caps a stellar...

As Kasturi, a character fighting many battles at home and outside, Tandon is stoic, strong and promises an extended OTT stay

Sunny Mahat

Jhyanakuti movie review: A film that tries too hard

We all know alcoholism and casteism are problems in rural Nepal. So what are you trying to prove? And why are you romanticizing and normalizing domestic violence?

Sunny Mahat

‘The Secret Keeper of Jaipur’ book review: Slow and...

The story is slow but that doesn’t mean it’s boring as we often tend to equate the two. Joshi’s writing is so detailed that it sucks you right in. You are captivated by the scenes and characters’ behaviors and actions

Keyur Basnet

‘My Sister, The Serial Killer’ book review: Short and...

Braithwaite’s writing is simple and sharp and coupled with the story’s concept, the book is scary, funny, and insightful at the same time

Keyur Basnet

‘The power of the Dog’ movie review: A different, deftly...

The Western drama written and directed by Jane Campion is highly recommended, especially for cinema connoisseurs who like movies with depth in their story, screenplay, direction and acting

Sunny Mahat

‘We Are Okay’ book review: A simple, touching read

The writing is so impactful that you feel every bit of the main character’s sadness. You feel her struggles as she tries to own up to her mistakes, make amends, and do the right thing despite her aching heart

Keyur Basnet

Lappan Chhappan movie review: Old gangsta gig gone...

The movie’s major flaw: Too many characters, including the ones I’ve not named, and too few backstories

Sunny Mahat

My Dark Vanessa book review: Lolita in the age of #MeToo

It is the story of a sexual relationship between a 15-year-old schoolgirl and her 45-year-old English teacher, Jacob Strane

Keyur Basnet

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