Essay: On Greta Gerwig’s movie adaptation of Little Women

The sixth movie adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women had its worldwide premiere at New York’s Museum of Modern Art on 7 December 2019, releasing commercially on 25 December, 2019. Wikipedia reports that as of 5 January, 2020 it had grossed $80.4 million globally and a recent NPR survey indicates its continuing global appeal in diverse formats: seven television adaptations of Little Women between 1939 and 1970 and four TV adaptations since, including two animated versions on Japanese television, a Broadway play in 1912, a ballet in 1969, an opera in 1998, and a Broadway musical in 2005.

‘We’ve had few good discussions,’ AB de Villiers reveals desire to play ODI cricket

Even though AB de Villiers announced his retirement from the sport a few years back, there has been persistent talk of his return to international cricket since the 2019 Cricket World Cup. South Arica captain Faf du Plessis revealed that de Villiers had offered to come out of retirement before the World Cup to help his national side. His request was denied and there was a lot of controversy regarding the issue.

Pack your bags, but take it slow

In the 1980s, a young Italian, Carlo Petrini, lover of all things local, organiser of a folk festival, food critic of a few Communist newspapers, decided to defend the food of the Italian mamas served in neighbourhood cafés against mass-produced American burgers. The opening up of a McDonald’s in the heart of Rome had given him a jolt. He had visions of Italians wolfing down mounds of bread when, so far, they had been doing quite well eating the slow-cooked pastas and polenta or spearing a steak with a knife and coaxing meat onto the fork.

Three-time WWE champion set to make his return on SmackDown

WWE is planning for its first PPV of the year, Royal Rumble. It is that time of the year when fans start to anticipate and get excited for the return or debut of wrestling superstars. This year also has thrown some interesting names in the running for a return to the squared circle. Edge, Goldberg, Ronda Rousey, Paige are just some of the wrestlers rumoured to make a return to WWE at the Royal Rumble.

Shaoib Akhtar hints at possible barter deal between Bangladesh and Pakistan for Asia Cup hosting rights

Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar said he has heard about the speculations of a possible barter deal between the Bangladesh and Pakistan cricket boards after the former agreed to tour Pakistan in February. Akhtar said there are reports that Bangladesh might have agreed to tour Pakistan in return of getting hosting rights of Asia Cup this year, which was supposed to be held in Pakistan.

Influencer Vishal Ahuja wins hearts with humour

Madhya Pradesh lad Vishal Ahuja’s Instagram account is described as “witty, comedy & relatable content.” His more than 1.5 million followers would vouch for the fact and how! His successful social media presence is proof that with exceptional talent and a wide spectrum of followers, you can create an influential personality online.

Netflix announces four new Indian films

Online streaming major Netflix has announced four new India original films, due to be out soon. While one of these will be directed by Anurag Kashyap, another features the director in a lead role. After the success of Lust Stories and Ghost Stories, Netflix also announced another anthology of four films produced by Karan Johar.