The new directors are being applauded for introducing into Malayalam Cinema, a novel visual culture and social sensibility, that are starkly different from that of the previous decade. Parava (Dir. Soubin Shahir, 2017) is one such movie. One of the online reviewers has seen it as a “welcoming change” as it reduces the use of dialogue in filmmaking. The sheer beauty of the movements of animals and humans alike, create a sense of harmony that makes it a delightful watch. The idea has been communicated brilliantly to the audience.

Ali Miller is an artist who works from home and does artwork on household ceramics and bags. Miller has been selling a teapot with picture map of UK for about a year without much success. It happened to appear in a crucial scene in season finale of second season of BBC series Sherlock and the orders for the teapot started flooding in. And now there is a waiting list to order one. It is just one example of the popularity of the hit TV series Sherlock, which has concluded its second season in the US.

There are some who claim that new generation movies are revolutionizing the Malayalam movie industry. After a bit of research on the latest releases that are claiming the "new generation movie" label, I decided to watch Lal Jose's ‘Diamond Necklace’ to find out for myself.

ഇട്ടിക്കോര നല്ലൊരു വായനാനുഭവമാണ്. നമുക്കപരിചിതമായ കാനിബാളിസം, ഹൈപേഷ്യ,തുടങ്ങിയ തലങ്ങളിലേക്ക് നയിക്കുകയുണ്ടായി , ഫാന്റസിയും മിത്തും ,ചരിത്രവും ഒക്കെയായി ഒരു ക്രൈംത്രില്ലെര്‍ പോലെ വായിച്ചുപോകാന്‍ കഴിഞ്ഞു. നോവല്‍ സങ്കല്പങ്ങളുടെ മുന്‍വിധികളെ തീര്‍ത്തും വെല്ലുവിളിക്കുന്ന മനോഹരമായ ഒരു ക്രാഫ്റ്റ്. അഭിനന്ദങ്ങള്‍.

The 20th anniversary edition of Human Development Report (HDR) will feature a novel way of measuring poverty, Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), developed by Oxford Poverty and Human Development initiative. It had a sensational debut in India when it inferred that, ”There are more poor people in eight states of India than in the 26 countries of sub-Saharan Africa”. India is ranked 74th (out of 104 countries) with MPI of 0.337.