Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: Marvel

‘Multiverse of Madness’ is Scarlet Witch ft Dr Strange in Sam Raimi’s horror masterclass

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is visually stunning, refreshing, scary — a heady tempering peppered with moments of MCU fan service.

Moon Knight, the Disney+ miniseries is a refreshing departure from usual Marvel template

Director Mohamed Diab's six-episode-long Moon Knight covers themes of dissociative identity disorder, Egyptian mythology, love, and the eradication of evil from the world. 

In Hawkeye, Clint Barton saves Christmas. It’s a holiday feast

Hawkeye may not have the alternate realities of Loki or the magical world of WandaVision, as it is conventional at its best.

‘Spider-Man’ is a nostalgia-soaked tribute. Superheroes need not be killing machines

With great power comes great responsibility — for Spiderman and Marvel. ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, starring Tom Holland and Zendaya, is fan service at its best.

Bisexual Superman is a long time coming. Comic books are the last frontiers of masculinity

DC Comics' move to make Superman bisexual in Jon Kent’s Issue #5 is an important one. He is as 2021 as one can get.

Kamala Khan is Marvel’s first on-screen Muslim superhero

As a researcher who has examined Muslim superheroes in American comics, I find Kamala to be the most intriguing.

AR Rahman teams up with Marvel India for Avengers: Endgame’s new anthem

The anthem will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages on 1 April.

Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour and Spider-Man creator Stan Lee dies

Justin Trudeau confirms Canadian agents heard recordings related to Khashoggi's killing and a Democrat becomes the first woman to serve in Senate from Arizona.

Stan lee, force behind Marvel stable of superheroes, dies at 95

Lee died on Monday in Los Angeles.

On Camera


Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.