Interview: MALI, singer/songwriter.

With her honest music and unassuming, reflective debut EP RUSH, Mali holds the promise of the young indie artist that you’ll be hearing a lot more of. – Platform Magazine You credit so much of your success to being in Mumbai – what is it about the city that allures the most to your creative side? Or was it the ‘moving away’ from places that you’ve been comfortable with to newer places and the spirit of adventure that comes with it that paved the way for your musical journey? A bit of both? MALI: I think it was definitely moving away…

The Unspoken Dangers of Being Good

I was made aware at a very young age of the dangers that befell young children who ventured past their neighborhood. There were stories of monsters that dragged children by their heels to lands where they are forever tortured. They come in hordes, my grandmother used to say, clad in saffron, pretending to be monks, then, later, after having identified the bad children, would abduct them, poke their eyes, and get them to perform demonic deeds. I was ten and curious, eager to know where some roads led. So I stood, staring as far as I could to where the…

Weatherman

There is a certain subtlety to the wind, the way in which it seems to evade everything, and if when hindered, how it bends and forks to resume a path to nowhere. Such innocence often bequests questions, but none for the quiet wind. There is not an inquisition into its past, on what it had seen or where it had come from; nor a wondering to where it might go or what it might take. Only casual glances and occasional stares, for the wind comes without calling and never stays long. A gentle guest, considerate of what it might tell….

When the Wimpy Kid Man Was in Town

  New Delhi, 6 December, 2016 – Penguin Random House India hosted the tenth edition of its iconic publishing brand event, The Penguin Annual Lecture, with Jeff Kinney delivering the lecture. Jeff Kinney is New York Times bestselling author and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. He is the author of the popular series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which has won him two Children’s Choice Book Awards earlier this year. With roars and laughter, and the occasional screaming of Zoo-Wee-Mama, Jeff was welcomed to the stage. This was Jeff’s first visit to India – a land…

Card Game Dev – Many Days Later

In my earlier post, I attempted to figure out what a card was actually worth – I gave this value the ever-elusive X. And despite my best efforts folks, this still remains unsolved. Suppose you have 2 resources, and 5 cards in hand which don’t require any resources. This means that you can play all 5 cards. When the cards in your hand require 1 resource each, then you get to play 2 cards. When the cards require 2 resource, then you get to play 1 card. Ideally, the value of playing 5 cards (no resource) should equal to playing 2…

Card Game Dev – Day One

Introduction and Simple Mechanics Hey there, For the last one month, I had been spending my weekends trying to develop a business card game which I hope to complete and make ready for play testing by end of year. Thought it best to document the progress for review purposes and for anyone who’d be interested in doing something similar. The idea: The idea is to create a publishing card game for 2-4 players. I figured that there are two approaches to this – either I create a game that emphasize on the functions and the day-to-day running of a publishing…