Wednesday, 21 March 2018 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

Unmet Needs of Entrepreneurship by S. Parthasarathy (Book Review: 4.25*/5) !!!

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I am just done reading a business book after completing a very intense spiritual book and the shift that my mind has taken is beyond explainable. Haha! Business books are known to be boring and meant only for the management people who do not have any life and always indulge themselves in books that are based upon how to be a good entrepreneur or manager and run the business. But not every business book is boring. I am just done reading S. Parthasarathy’s “Unmet Needs of Entrepreneurship” which also comes with a tagline saying “Why entrepreneurs do what they do”.

The book begins in an obvious protocol discussing about the goals, vision, mission etc. which made me remember my MBA books and it wasn’t much different from academic stuff. But as the book progressed, with chapters, author started talking with us in his own language and formulas which sounds logical. Author does not shy away from speaking the same thing in different manner to make you understand the point which actually makes this book readable and something which will make you learn something after you turn its last page.

Author has used easy English to explain his points rather than throwing random jargons to confuse the reader. I liked how author compared and managed to explain the met and unmet needs of an entrepreneur. My personal favorite chapter is where the author discusses the entrepreneur’s dilemma of being a pioneer or a follower. Also, the point discussed about entrepreneurs having empathy for his/her team is well projected. This book needs to be read by every person who wishes to be a good manager, leader or entrepreneur at best. I will give this book 4.25* out of 5.



Tuesday, 20 March 2018 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

Review: Raid: A One-time watch! **½

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Who does not wait for an intense movie starring Ajay Devgan? Raid is his latest release and I was excited for the movie since its trailer itself. Watching Ajay Devgan in his last release, Golmaal 4, he needed a movie defining what he is best known for- Serious characters. Raid is a story based in the year 1981 about an Income Tax Officer who does not shy away from raiding big politicians and MLA if he finds their asset not in sync with their paid tax. The movie focuses on one such raid that the character of Devgan does at an MLA’s white house in Lucknow without fearing the consequences or the results of the same.

The movie very well shows how the politicians are fearless in spite of knowing that they are guilty. Ajay’s character is shown quite perfect and moralistic when it comes to taking or giving bribes in the first 15 minutes which becomes too much to digest but it is brought down on an acceptable bandwidth just after that. The interactions between Devgan and Saurabh Shukla, the actor playing the villain MLA, are wonderful and that’s the only thing in the movie that holds you. The movie is very slow paced and takes very much time in shifting from one scene/segment to another which makes it boring at times. The songs in the movie are only the interruptions which the audience will only dislike in spite of having the charming Ileana on the screen.

As the movie is based in a confined area with limited set of characters, it is a big challenge for the script writer and the director to hold the movie for as long as 2 hours but they are able to do that with RAID. I was expecting incredible non-stop dialoguebaazis which aren’t much in the quantity as I had expected them to be. The film also becomes repetitive after a time when the IT officer keeps finding the hidden cash and valuables after every 10 minutes. The climax is also very jumbled showing the villagers out in protection of their baahubali leader while Devgan is waiting for his death watching his wife’s photograph in his wallet with sad background song playing to confuse the whole scene for the audience. The film has its flaws but it is a good one time watch as it showcases the fact of our netas and efforts of Income tax officers who have to go through tortures when they raise their movement against powerful bullies. Overall, I give this movie 2.5* out of 5.



Review: Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety: A fine attempt on Romance vs Bromance! ***

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The Bollywood is continuously delivering either action-packed movies or highly subjected movies which makes the Hindi film lovers miss the college-based or youth-comedy genres. And in this almost dying genre comes a movie named “Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety”, the name that 90% of the audience are unable to say even after watching the movie. The word of the mouth for the movie has been amazing that it has touched the 100-crore club which is a very big achievement for a movie which is not driven by any star force or big director’s name. The PKP team is back with a bang to woo the audience again with this movie which also speaks more from boy’s perspective and tells how they are always right in comparison to their girlfriend.

The movie shows how a friend is trying to save another friend of his who often involves in love affairs and end up crying in the end. The friend finally gets entangled in a love marriage where the girl sounds to be too perfect to sound believable. Sonu starts asking Titu to control himself and try to find the hidden truth of this girl who cannot be as perfect as she is trying to portray. And thus the saga of Romance vs Bromance begins. The movie is funny in parts but boring at most of the times. Karthik Aryan’s fast-speaking style is again the bit of the USP of this film considering that he is the only one who is trying to take the movie on his shoulder comparing with other two leads. Aloknath is another funny element in the movie who is not being sanskaari this time.

The first half ends at a juncture where the audience’s expectations rise quite high and then comes the second half where the movie gets funny as well as emotional at times. But it is always wonderful as an audience to watch as director is successful in making the audience curious for knowing what happens next. Though the dialogues and scenes become repetitive after a time as the plot does not move away from its basic premise of a friend trying to save his friend from this girl with whom he has been engaged. The dialogues in the movie are above average and makes you feel entertained with its crispiness. The songs are delightful which can be played at weddings for next 5 years. Overall, the movie is an above average stuff but strictly one time watch. I give it 3* out of 5.