WHAT TO WATCH
THE BIG SICK:
Kumail is a Pakistani origin Stand-up Comedian living in Chicago. At one of his shows, he meets Beth and they hit off right away. Soon, they start dating but meanwhile, Kumail’s parents led by his father (Anumpam Kher) keep introducing him to Pakistani girls, with the aim to get him married in accordance with their tradition of “arranged marriage”, which Kumail is strictly opposed to. He hesitates to tell his family about Beth because his cousin was kicked out of the family for marrying a “white” girl. On learning this, Beth decides to leave Kumail.
Things turn upside down as Beth falls sick and is medically induced into a coma. Kumail, now finds himself trying to form a bond with Beth’s parents as Beth fights for her life, while also dealing with his parent’s whims and trying to pursue a career in stand-up comedy.
The movie takes rom-coms to another dimension. It is witty, humorous and strikes a chord or two with the viewer as Kumail tries to fight battles on multiple fronts at the same time.
Will he succeed?
WHAT TO READ
THE THRILLING ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE AND BABBAGE:
Do not judge the book by its name! If you think we are talking science fiction, you could not have been more mistaken. A graphic novel of the highest quality, it is a book not meant to be read, but to be reread.
The book presents an alternate universe in which Lovelace and Babbage successfully build a Difference Engine and use it to solve real-world problems.
This graphic novel allows the reader to escape by going back in time into an alternate future that's captivating and engrossing. Sydney Padua captures one of the most compelling scientific collaborations in a series of hilarious adventures.