SP Balasubramaniyam dies after testing positive for Corona

Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam  popularly known as SP Balu, a renowned Indian musician, playback singer , music director, actor, dubing artist and film produced  who worked in worked in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam, languages hailed as  “ Padum Nila “ (“singing moon”) and “music cloud” by his millions of fans died on Friday at…

“Be Honest, Trust your team, and never please your boss” new mantra

Trust your team, be radically honest and never, ever try to please your boss. These are the ground rules if you work at Netflix.  These trade secrets have revolutionised the entertainment and tech industries, and this  was part of a unique cultural experiment that explains how the company has transformed itself at lighting speed from…

Xbox has acquires Bethesda for £5.85bn

Microsoft who owns Xbox has acquired Bethesda, the games company behind super hits game titles including Doom, Fallout, Skyrim, and Wolfenstein, for £5.85bn ( $7.5bn) by paying the parent company ZeniMax Media.  Xbox has said that the publisher’s franchises would be added to its Game Pass subscription package for consoles and PCs which would help…

Three and half decades of Super Mario Bros

Pint-sized Mario and his brother Luigi make their debut in September 1985, 35 years ago, in the first-ever “Super Mario Bros”.  The mustached plumbers would have sold a staggering 373 million games across the world. Mario, wearing red overalls with an unfortunate habit of losing his love interest to a spiky over-sized turtle, has become…

Mulan

Disney is dropping $200million on  war film, complete with balletic wire-work swordplay, wallrunning, fireworks, cannons, avalanches. “The money is on the screen” as they say, but not on the big screen, as Disney is asking for a one-off premium of £19.99 on their Disney+ subscription servicd in a bold decision doe is movie releases. Mulan…

Keepon Dreaming

REVIEW OF LUCID – When dreaming gives a young man wake up call.  Available on Sky, Virgin, iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Play Station, and Microsoft from September 7, 2020. Here is a story which breaks ground in some respects and has an angle of otherworldliness and fact merging with fiction in the script. Zel (Laurie Calvert…

Dame Diana Rigg Legend actress Dame Diana Rigg dies aged 82

Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE,  Emma Peel in Avengers, Bond, and  Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones actress has died at the age of 82. Her daughter Rachael Stirling, said she died of cancer, after being diagnosed in March. “She spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter,…

UK slips to 47th place globally in Broadband speed

Annual rankings of global broadband speed based on 557 million tests conducted across 221 countries and compiled by Cable.co.uk showed it typically takes twice as long as to download a film in the UK than the average for Western Europe, as the UK has fallen 13 places to 47th, down from 34th a year ago.…

“Let it Be ” Paul McCartney’s inspiration

Paul McCartney’s incredible inspiration behind his song “Let it Be” is a heavenly visit from his mother Mary as one morning in 1965 Paul McCartney woke with the tune for “Yesterday” fully formed, its melancholy melody belaying his ultra sunny reputation as the Cute Beatle. His trouble had seemed so far away during these heady…

Elizabeth plays Princes Diana in The Crown

Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, The Night Manager star, will play Diana, Princes of Wales, in the final two seasons of the hit Netflix series. The Crown. 29-year-old Debicki is known for her roles in The Great Gatsby and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, will take over from the fourth season’s Emma Corrin, and joins…