Sushil Kumar, Senior IAS Officer

Sushil Kumar, Senior IAS Officer Author is an avid fan of films and sports. He writes on cultural events like theatre and music occasionally. He also does book reviews and writes on the subject of Disaster Management. As a professional, he belongs to Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and is presently serving as Additional Secretary with the Government of India.

With three losses in Grand Slams finals now, Thiem is increasingly becoming a sentimental favourite, like Andy Murray and Goran Ivanisevic were after losing several finals, before finally winning.

Joker can be classified into the neo noir genre and is rather a dark film about depths of despair, depression, degeneration, desperation leading to death and general disorder, so graphically depicted that audiences come out disappointed and dispirited.

Medvedev displayed massive courage in standing his ground in not only combating the celebrated champion but also against crowd support for Nadal; he showed immense resilience to come back from the dead to give a fight to frighten Nadal.

Indian cricket team’s current dominance owes it to strong domestic circuit that has different formats viz. Ranji, Deodhar, Irani and IPL.

The film’s camera work is just about ordinary and most scenes are shot on frontal angles with static positions. The music doesn’t leave much impression.

Golf must be credited with fostering unity amongst Northern Ireland as it hailed and warmly embraced Lowry as the champion golfer of the year.

For Ben Stokes, his brilliant knock of 84 not out in the final and winning World Cup would remain as a moment of redemption. But his name would also be associated with controversies

The play uses the narrative story telling format by alluding to scenes witnessed by Gandhi’s contemporaries. Projecting documentary clips of Gandhi’s real life on background screen while enacting scenes on stage comes across in perfect harmony.

The play is a stinging social critique of the state’s avowed aim of only allowing higher education being run on not for profit, yet indirectly promoting all pervasive profiteering, power broking and power perpetuation of socially powerful caste groups and associations.