Nimish Dubey

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Nimish is a freelance writer based in New Delhi. He writes about technology, books, sports and everything else

Songs of Experience music review: U2 are still Rock and Roll!
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Notwithstanding its frequent changes of tempo, U2's Songs of Experience is not the work of an ageing band meandering in music, dodging mortality (no matter what Bono says).

Handsome he was, but there was much more to Shashi Kapoor
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Shashi Kapoor did try his hand at a few macho rules, but he for the most part remained the slightly dreamy Prince Charming rather than a swashbuckling pirate figure.

As Delhi Chokes, Do NOT Head for the Hills
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

When the relatively inaccessible Mount Everest is a rubbish dump, what chance do smaller hill stations have?

We wished Siri a Happy Diwali…and you won’t believe what she said
Fri, Oct 20, 2017

She may struggle with the odd Indian term, but Apple's Siri is becoming more Indian with every passing day.

Batman Day: 15 things you might not know about the Caped Crusader and his universe
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Batman made his first appearance in May 1939, in issue 27 of Detective Comics (DC). The drawings were by Bob Kane while the writing was credited to Bill Finger. Incidentally, his story occupied a mere six pages of the 64 in the magazine.

‘Farewell, my dear old thing!’ Henry Blofeld says goodbye
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Henry Calthorpe Blofeld, after being an integral part of BBC's legendary Test Match Special commentary team for more than forty years, finally called it day after the third Test between England and West Indies.

19 Grand Slams, 19 things you might not know about Roger Federer
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Guess what the tournament organisers at the Swiss Open at Gstaad gave Roger Federer after he had won his first Wimbledon title waaaay back in 2003? A cow. More rare Roger Federer facts.

20 years of Harry Potter: 20 facts from the world of Harry Potter you probably did not know before
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Harry Potter completes 20 years this year and over the years the series have become a classic. It has inspired several fan theories and parodies, and it is one lone woman - JK Rowling who is responsible for all the fan fare. There are several unknown facts about the series which readers don't know.

Adam West, the Bright Knight sets!
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

He was somehow more like a James Bond in a bat costume - serious about his work but not at the cost of his sense of humour and essential humanity.

Roger Moore’s ten best scenes as 007
Thu, May 25, 2017

Here is a list of the top ten scenes of Roger Moore while he portrayed the role James Bond, the English spy.

Roger Moore: The Most British James Bond of them all
Thu, May 25, 2017

Why there is no James Bond like Roger Moore...

Morse Code: Fifteen memorable quotes from Colin Dexter
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

What better way to pay tribute to Morse’s creator than by recalling some of the greatest quotes from the books and TV series that featured Dexter’s delightfully defective detective!

Not just ‘Shape of You’, here are 7 music videos inspired by boxing that you must watch
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

It is certainly not the first time that music has turned to boxing to add some visual appeal to it.

Ed Sheeran’s Divide music review: Delightful and not at all divisive
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

Ed Sheeran's Divide music review: If you are an Ed Sheeran fan, this album will for the most part be right up your alley for it generally sticks to the straight, narrow, generally amiably sweet road that the Englishman chooses to follow.

Even after 11 years, The Rolling Stones remain Blue and Still Awesome
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

The Rolling Stones latest album, Blue & Lonesome, hit the airwaves and download zones a few days ago; it is their first studio album since 2005.

The 10 things you did not know about Fidel Castro
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

He saw himself as the successor of Jose Marti Perez, the author and poet, who many called the “Apostle of Cuban Independence.”

Sensitivity: The First Casualty of Demonetisation
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Many of us have been able to handle the demonetisation crisis well. Many have not. The former have no right to poke fun at the latter, abuse them or call them unpatriotic because they are facing legitimate problems.

Arnab Goswami quits — in 11 Bollywood memes!
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

We decided to go all filmy, Bollywood ishtyle, as we pondered what some of the greatest films would have said about Arnab Goswami's sudden departure!

Why I believe in Arsene Wenger as he turns 67
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

Arsenal under Arsene Wenger are a reminder that football is a visual sport, that it can be beautiful and breathtaking even without goals being scored.

Eight songs that show why Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature
Sat, Oct 15, 2016

Not too many have blended art, philosophy, social causes and every day life into a single lyrical narrative as often and as effectively as Dylan has.

Why we still need to talk about Steve Jobs
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Dressed in what had become a trademark black turtleneck and jeans, a single man still held the tech world in thrall every time he came on stage

Happy Birthday, Bruce Springsteen: 10 Must-Listen Songs of The Boss
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Bruce Springsteen who started as a poor man's Bob Dylan, today, he occupies a place in rock and roll that is very much his own.

India 500 Not Out: 10 best Test matches
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

India will touch the 500 Test Match mark when it takes the field against New Zealand at Kanpur.

Chris Gayle’s autobiography: 11 outrageous statements from ‘Six Machine’
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Chris Gayle is charismatic, confident, big hitting and a word records demolisher and these aspects ooze out in his autobiography.

Happy Birthday Michael Jackson: 10 must see videos of the King of Pop
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Love him or hate him, the only way in which you could ignore Michael Jackson was by claiming loss of sense and literacy.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Not netas or officials, India’s problem is the Casual Sports Fan
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Rio Olympics 2016: Indian sport's biggest problem is not officials and politicians. It is the Casual Sports Fan who is there for the noise made by celebration and for the outrage.

Dipa Karmakar reminds India of the spirit of Olympic Games
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Dipa Karmakar, hailing from Tripura and the first Indian to reach Gymnastics final, finished fourth in the vaults final.

Why Smriti Irani’s quiet trip to Starbucks matters
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

Smriti Irani did not want attention. She did not attract attention. She was very content in people not knowing "ki main kaun hoon."

Happy Birthday, Sunny! 10 facts about Sunil Gavaskar you might not know
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

As Sunil 'Sunny' Gavaskar turns 67 on Sunday, here is a look at ten facts that not too many might know about the cricketer.

Sultans of reel sport: Eleven sports themed films that rocked Hollywood
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

With release of Sultan, Bollywood gets another sports based movie on the silver screen. In Hollywood, though, there have been many great examples of it.

Zlatan Style: 11 memorable quotes from Zlatan Ibrahimovich
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

Here are eleven quotes from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the man who does not believe in letting his silence speak.

Oh blimey! Seven epic embarrassments for England in football
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Monday evening's shock against Iceland was just the latest in a row of stunners that footy fate seems to have kept in store for Old Blighty.

Seven things we know after the first stage of Euro 2016
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

As Portugal were shockingly held to a 1-1 draw by minnows Iceland, first round of matches at Euro 2016 came to a close.

Legendary boxer’s Muhammad Ali’s ten greatest fights, see videos
Sun, Jun 05, 2016

From the Ali Shuffle to Rope a Dope, boxing owes much to Muhammad Ali who labelled himself the Greatest. Here are his ten best fights.

Shah Rukh Khan and Apple? Well, here are 10 Indian celebrity endorsements that did not work
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

This is a good time to look at how celebrities and tech companies have not been the most comfy bed fellows.

The Gaffer’s Game: 10 managerial moments that summed up the Premier League 2015-16
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

The most incredible Premier League season in memory comes to an end with Leicester City champions, Chelsea and Liverpool stuck in mid-table.