Vishesh Jaiswal

I am a digital storyteller, more persuasive than needed. Also, I am Batman.

When Sir Donald Bradman Observed Silence After Mahatma Gandhi’s Assassination

The year was 1948. The Indian cricket team had gone for their first overseas tour post-independence- an unenviable tour of Australia. This Australian team was led by Sir Donald Bradman. However, on January 30th, something happened, that shook the world to its core. Mahatma Gandhi was shot at point blank range, in broad daylight, by […]

Here Are The Most Expensive Buys In This Year’s IPL Auction

The IPL auction got concluded yesterday with a few big names earning big money, and a few smaller names matching them. Truly, players sometimes make enough money for a lifetime via the IPL. Let’s have a look at the players who were purchased for the biggest sums of money at the auctions. #1 Ben Stokes […]

Meet The Birla Scion Who Is Going To Play For Rajasthan Royals In The IPL

When you hear the name ‘Birla’, it is usually in the field of business. The name is not associated with cricket. However, that is all set to change, as Aryaman Vikram Birla is all set for a career in cricket! Aryaman Vikram Birla is the son of Kumar Mangalam Birla- one of India’s premier business […]

Kalki Koechlin Reveals Why Bollywood Actresses Don’t Speak About Sexual Harassment

Kalki Koechlin is known to be outspoken, especially about topics that other actresses don’t dare to touch. A feminist, Kalki has opened up a new Pandora’s box, by speaking about sexual harassment in Bollywood. Last year, many actresses from Hollywood came forward with stories of their harassment at the hands of various influential men in […]

Lesser Known Naseeruddin Shah Films/TV Shows That You Should Watch

Naseeruddin Shah is a man who lives cinema. When he acts, it doesn’t seem like he’s acting. Instead, it feels like he IS the character he is playing. From his signature intensity in films like A Wednesday and Sarfarosh, to playing the bumbling fool in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron and Ishqiya, Naseer saab has done […]

10 Cult Films You Won’t Believe Were Flops Upon Release

Bollywood has a weird way of functioning. Some films, which are well made, flop upon releasing. And some others, which are not that great, manage to make merry (and money) at the box office. Some of the former variety go on to become cult classics, as people who watch it on television, and DVDs realise […]

Remember Raja From Raja Aur Rancho? Here’s What He Is Upto, These Days

The 90s is widely considered the golden era for Indian television. A number of great shows were being made in that decade, and most of them are still etched in our memories. Source One of my fondest memories was watching Raja Aur Rancho. Raja was a super detective, who was aided in his cases by […]

Why Hrithik Roshan Survived In Hindi Films While Others Who Debuted With Him Failed

The turn of the millennium was a huge moment for everyone. It signified the ushering of the new, and the recycling of the old. This spirit was typified, even in Bollywood- where the year 2000 was the year of change. Because in January of that year, Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai happened to us. Sure, now […]

These Actors Have Carried The Police Department In Hindi Films, It’s Time To Know Them

Bollywood has had an undeniable track record of stereotyping certain actors with certain roles. These are actors you might struggle to recall in any other role, except the one in which they gained fame. But today, we’re talking, very specifically, about policemen in Bollywood. Yes, over the years, Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Salman Khan, and […]

The Schedule For IPL 2018 Is Out As Old Rivals Return To Settle Scores

Lights, camera, game on! The 11th season of the Indian Premier League is all set to kick off on the 5th of April this year, with two traditional heavyweights- Mumbai Indians and the returning Chennai Superkings locking horns in the opener. This new season of IPL is fresh in a lot of ways. The teams […]

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