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All those women going through tough times in their lives and want some inspiration should probably watch one of the episodes of Parks and Recreation starring Amy Poehler as the feisty and badass bureaucrat Leslie Knope. The leading lady...
Fifty years from today, when old men will discuss Indian cricket with passion and nostalgia, they will feel proud of the fact that they belonged to the same era as Virat Kohli. Today, we can safely call Virat Kohli...
Virat Kohli is a man of exemplary talent and he is also a man of immense dedication, hard work and discipline. In many of his interviews, he has admitted that he gives highest priority in life to his cricket...
Hugh Hefner, the original “Playboy” and also the founder of the renowned magazine passed away on 27th Sep 2017. In times when there was no free internet and no easy access to porn, Hefner was the man who created...
If a person has spiritual aptitude, is curious about the objective of his life, likes to question various aspects of his life and to add to it is a practitioner of Yoga, then, by all means he is a...
Bollywood and sarees go a long way. Since the time when Mumtaz danced on the floor to the tunes of  “Ohh hasina zulfo wali” to Deepika Padukone who sizzles in a saree on screen, sarees have been an intrinsic...
It was in 2001 when we watched Akash, Sameer and Sid lazing on the parapet wall of the old Goan fort. And we instantly knew we were watching a cult classic. 16 years later, Dil Chahta Hai has become...
In 1975, the first of the “Rocky” movies was released and world got it’s first true blue fighter who can give it back with a bang but who has a heart of gold. Sylvester Stallone was the new youth...
It will be a crime if any word lesser than “A LEGEND” is used to describe the extraordinary and phenomenal persona called Amitabh Bachchan. This man, has acted in close to 250 movies so far and is still going...
At the time when Sophocles was writing Oedipus the King and Antigone in Athens, in India, Bharata Muni created the first ancient Indian text entirely dedicated to the theatre and performing arts. It was called as the “Natya Shastra”....
There are very few people who watch football and don’t love Andrea Pirlo. An Italian football player, this great man is always in the news either for his game or for his quotes. Many regard him as one of...
Game of thrones might be given the crown for creating the maximum buzz, hype, craze, interest and what not on the internet in the last couple of years. Since the time the trailers for season seven started all hell...
Karma, according to the ancient Indian wisdom means the cycle in which ones actions affects ones future. Or in other words – whatever the person is experiencing in one’s life is the result of his past deeds. Since the...
J K Rowling today can be considered as one of the most loved yet unconventional youth icons of this millennium. At one point in her life, she was a broke, divorced, single mother living on government subsidy. But only...
Superheroes are ordinary people with extraordinary abilities. Leave aside the spider net, the ability to fly or the ultimate physical strength, but the real power of superheroes lies in their attitude and the way their actions and deeds encourage...
Fight club is the 1999 American film starring Brad Pitt and Edward Nortan based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk. It tells the story of a narrator who is unhappy with his white collar job and forms a fight...
Gulzar is a Persian word which means a blooming garden. What could have been a better fitting name for the person who has been offering the world the beautiful, lyrical flowers from his garden of poetry and literature since...
John Christopher Depp II is recognized by his absolute alter personality – the famous Captain Jack Sparrow. Johnny Depp started his Hollywood career as early as the 1980's before which he rose to prominence in the television series 21...
Sarahah has become a global craze on the social media today. It is a brainchild of a developer called ZainAlabdin Tawfiq – a former Wipro employee from India. It was launched in June 2017 and since then, it has...
If you read the names like Shyam Benegal, Basu Chatterjee, Basu Bhattacharya, Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Girish Karnad, Govind Nihlani in a single breath, it’s definitely something to do with the Indian parallel cinema movement of the...
Ernest Hemingway is probably the best twentieth century novelist we have had. But at the same time, he was also one of the gloomiest human being throughout his life, who kept on exploring and travelling and never settling down...
The wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio is a biographical black comedy film on the life of stock broker Jordan Belfort. It released in 2013 and instantly became a major commercial success but at the same time was...
If there is one artiste who can be anticipated to reach the zenith of world-wide fame and recognition on the lines of Enrique Iglesias, Lady Ga Ga and the likes, it has to be none other than Ed Sheeran....
The well-known drug kingpin Pablo Escobar was tracked down and he was taken care by Drug Enforcement Administration where Steve Murphy played in key role in the operation to halt the Colombian drug business. In the famous American crime web drama...
Pablo Escobar is the lead protagonist of the American crime web drama series – Narcos and is massively famous for his no-nonsense, direct, “I give a damn” attitude. This character is based on a real Colombian drug lord and...
Everyone in their late teens and early adulthood would have read Sherlock Holmes, learnt the address 221B Baker Street by heart and dreamt of solving one of those murder mysteries happening in the city. When this great detective was...
Narcos is an American TV series which sheds insight on the impeccable life story of the Lord of the drugs, Pablo Escobar.  His unbelievable traction towards becoming a billionaire through his cocaine business is definitely a topic of discussion among...
Francis Underwood is the main protagonist of the famous and critically acclaimed American political drama web series “House of Cards” and the character is portrayed by Kevin Spacey. The character itself is manipulative, conniving, psychopathic, and a symbol of...
House of cards is an American political drama web television series which premiered in February 2013 on Netflix. Set in 2010s Washington, D.C., it is the story of Congressman Frank Underwood and deals primarily with ruthless pragmatism and manipulation which goes on at...
The sixth novel by author John Green - The Fault in Our Stars was released in January 2012 and it has become one of the most celebrated books of the 21st century so far. This is a story of...
In the early nineties, Yahoo was synonymous to World Wide Web. Since the time of its inception in 1994, it has been one of the most excessively used services in terms of internet related offerings. Throughout its life cycle...
If there is one thing which can be considered as the biggest social media phenomenon of the 21st century, it will undoubtedly be the Twitter. With its 140 characters concept, it has gone to become the giant to encompass...
Every nineties kid is aware of and is extremely fond of the Pokemon phenomenon which has various strange creatures from all over the world with supernatural powers. It made heroes out of Ash Ketchum, Pikachu and Team Rocket. In...
Pinterest is a web and mobile application startup that operates a software system designed to discover information on the World Wide Web. Right now it is one of the most popular website in the world. It was first launched in 2010 by...
Instagram was launched initially in 2010 for IOS users and in 2012 for Android. It became an instant craze amongst all the social media addicts who excessively liked sharing their photos on the social media. As of April 2017,...
Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio never imagined that they created a genius when they conceptualized this fictional, weird and eccentric character called Captain Jack Sparrow. Of course, when Johny Depp decided to portray it on screen, one of the...
All the mobile game lovers of the world, irrespective of the age and the country love Angry Birds. It was launched in December 2009 by a group of three friends on the android market and as of July 2015,...
Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series which aired for 5 seasons from 2008 to 2013 and went on to become the most watched cable shows on American television by the time the series finale aired. It...
Airbnb today is one of the most preferred choice for travellers and tourists who want to enjoy the warmth and coziness of home away from their own nests. Started in 2008 by two broke friends who could not afford...
Scarface; starring Al Pacino was released in 1983 and it became an instant rage. It was a movie ahead of its time. The excessive violence, profanity and abusive language was heavily criticized by the reviewers yet it is considered...
English is a strange language and we absolutely love it for its versatality. The Wikipedia definition of English says that English is a West Germanic language that originated from Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Britain in the mid-5th to 7th centuries AD by Germanic settlers from what is now...
If you are a sport lover and especially if you are a follower of the elegant sport of golf, chances are you have definitely heard the name Sharmila Nicollet. This badass Indian girl from the highly inclusive and classified...
As of May 2017, Mark Zuckerberg is 10th on the Forbes list of the world’s most powerful people. He is one of the rarest examples of how a passion about something can make one go places. Mark was a...
No one can beat Elon Musk if one thinks of the number of life altering and extreme events he has seen in his life. Known as the co-founder of PayPal and founder of Tesla, SpaceX and Neuralink & many...
No one in the world can curse his destiny if one takes a look at the life story of Apple founder Steve Jobs. He was adopted from an orphanage by a mechanic father. He travelled to India for seeking...
Bill Gates can be considered 21st century’s God in a Gucci. With the amount of philanthropy he is doing in recent years, the Vatican is sure to honor him with sainthood sooner. But, this extraordinary man with his intelligence...
There are very few men who are blessed with a voice which can reach the fifth note of the Indian classical octave of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Nee Sa. When Rahul Dev Burman would sing in his...
Meryl Streep, called as the best actress of her generation is a beautiful example of growing old gracefully. Think of the name Meryl Streep and one can imagine the snooty, proud, incredibly fashionable and extremely powerful editor Miranda Priestly...
Psychology is the science of behaviour and mind, embracing all aspects of conscious and unconscious experience as well as thought. Every individual is a unique and his psyche is a result of numerous factors including upbringing, moral and religious values, experiences,...
The name Salman Rushdie is synonymous with Midnights Children, Knighthood, Booker Prize and of course the controversial Satanic Verses. Very few stalwarts from the English literary circle might have envisaged the volume of curiosity and hysteria Midnights Children created...
Every country in the world is a fusion of its unique history, culture and tradition formed over centuries of human existence. Today with easy access to transport facilities and cheaper travelling options, people are moving around the world quiet...
We are taught in the school that the human body is made up of bones, muscle, tissues, organs, cells and molecules. It’s a biological wonder which works 24 hours a day 365 days of the year. It also consists...
Tony Blair, the prime minister of Great Britain from 1997 to 2007 has been one of the most influential yet underrated leaders of the world in the recent times. A peacemaker by nature with exceptional inner strength and character,...
Bollywood is that humungous film industry in the world which creates almost a thousand films a year. It has given life to many extremely talented actors who with their unconventional looks and exceptional work, have given life to some...
Art imitates life. Nothing can be truer than this when it comes to sketching. People who can actually manage to put life on a paper with just some random strokes of their charcoal pencil deserve best appreciation in the...
Queen Victoria – the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (20 June 1837 – 22 January 1901) was one of the most powerful and influential monarchs of the British Empire. One of the earliest and...
India in the early 1800s was a complex society conflicting between different religious, cultural, intellectual ideologies. The end of the Mughal era and the beginning of the British strong hold gave rise to various upheavals and reforms within the...
Balu Mahendra was an Indian cinematographer, director, screen writer and editor who worked in Tamil cinema. He was regarded as one of the finest cinematographers of India and is credited with redefining Tamil cinema. Born in Sri Lanka and...
Some people are blessed with good voice, some with a beautiful body. Some people have an exemplary intelligence while some are very good at physical activities. But there are some people who are blessed with an exceptional ability to...
The first record of coffee growing in India can be traced back to year 1670 - almost 150 years before the British aggressively introduced tea culture in India and it seeped into majority households of the country. The modest...
India is a country of paradoxes where we have 50 of the world’s richest people staying in India, we also have the poorest people dying as a result of malnutrition. We are the second largest populated country in the...
Abhishek Choudhary. Currently the founder of food joint Bite Eat, he has created some breath taking pencil sketches which can make your eyes wet with emotions. Human portraits are his specialty and one can see the finesse with which...
Now that Baahubali 2 is the first Indian film to gross INR 1000 Crores worldwide, we can officially call it a “mythofilmy” phenomenon of the year 2017 and may be the entire decade. This 700 MM piece of art...
There is something extremely fascinating and awe-inspiring about the life of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing profession. Born in 1820 to extremely wealthy parents of the Victorian English society, Florence Nightingale came to prominence while serving as...
The name General VK Singh came into spotlight initially in 2013 when he published his autobiography Courage and Conviction in which he vehemently criticized the functioning and the rampant corruption of the Indian government with respect to some of...
Enrique Iglesias, the legendary singer, songwriter and King of Latin Pop released his first album in 1995, this musical genius has broken all the records with his best-selling albums and singles and has been on top of Billboards chart...
Whoever fashioned the name “Bend it like Beckham”, sure knew what the iconic England footballer David Beckham stands for. A man with multiple talents, acute business sense, looks like a German god with a chiseled body to die for...
George Clooney, the sexiest man alive on this planet is also considered as one of the smartest man on earth. He is the perfect combination of beauty and brains. His persona makes women go weak in the knees and...
It is not at all easy to summarize the life and career of any great Indian cricketer. Especially when the cricketer is titled as the God of cricket, the master blaster, little master Sachin Tendulkar himself – its next...
Since Vatsyayana’s Kamasutra from the 2nd century and Homer’s odyssey in the 8th century, a kiss has been considered as a basic expression of love and affection between two individuals. Whether a father kisses his daughter or a sister...
If one has to name the most understated, uncontroversial and composed world ruler of recent times – Russia’s Vladimir Putin will top the list. He has been in power since 1999 and yet there have not been any major...
Nothing can be truer than the age old saying - there is always a woman behind every successful man. When women (the optimistic and sentimental creature they are) get together with a man believing all the myths the society...
Kim Jong-Un was officially declared as the supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in December 2011. Since then, he has remained one of the most powerful yet extremely mysterious leaders of the world. From his schooling...
A legend was born when the Godfather released in 1972. Al Pacino, who played the role of the brooding yet dynamic underworld don Michael Corleone, was instantly catapulted to the fame and popularity no one has ever experienced in...
Year 2000, when Ravichandran Ashwin was 14 years old, he severely injured his pelvic area which put him out of cricket action for eight months and his batting took a huge backseat. But not even his parents could imagine...
The brain is the most fascinating part of the body responsible for the unique human behavior. The study of neuroscience is called the last frontier in science because of the infinite possibilities it offers. The latest estimate shows that...
Seventies and eighties – when the Bollywood film industry was producing extravagant, dramatic and over the top commercial masala movies and the rustic, stark and brutally honest art house movies, there was one man who decided to trudge the...
Go anywhere in this world, this extremely powerful global youth icon called Lady GaGa is capable to make the world pause and take notice of her. Not just her eccentric and outrageous outfits, but also her statements, her lifestyle...
The appointment of Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the biggest state of India has led to extremely sharp and strong reactions from the opposition Congress party as well as various other individual leaders. This decision...
Actor Aamir Khan today is synonymous with perfectionism, success, intelligence, clever marketing and what not. Since the time he made his debut in 1988, he has been in the news for one achievement after another. He has always taken...
Donald Trump is one rich, spoilt, arrogant, exceptionally snooty and extremely over confident politician the world has ever seen. He has been there and done that and on top of it, he is so unabashedly unapologetic about it. Such...
The entire word is gung ho about women empowerment, women’s right, how great women are and how we should love and respect them – which is all a precursor to the international Women’s day celebrated on March 8. Not everyone...
In the last one year, internet has gone crazy reading, tweeting and sharing the new format of expression called as fables which Krishan Pandey has employed. From love, to pain and happiness and a variety of other topics –...
If asked to describe the entire persona of the quintessential IT or software engineer professional in three words, it would definitely be – Stressed, depressed yet well dressed. Since the big IT boom in the early 2000s, we have...
We have English as our first language in most of our schools right from government aided in villages till the posh boarding schools in the hills. We have English advertisements, English instruction manuals, English names of the shops and what...
We have celebrated and discussed enough about the evergreen cult movies like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Bombay to Goa, Andaz Apna Apna or Golmaal which have hugely entertained us and become iconic even if they were not great hits....
Around ten years ago when one thought of a doctor, for any minor illness to major injury, one just had to call him – the family’s general physician. Gone are the days when the simpleton doctor with his white...
Going by its name, “Madurai”, this beautiful city in the state of Tamil Nadu is one of the oldest and historically significant cities of India since time immemorial. Called as the Athens of the east, the recorded history of...
The history of Tamil Nadu politics cannot be written without the one illustrious yet equally controversial name of “Amma” Jayalalitha Jayaram. This was the only iron lady of the era who stood strongly against the extremely orthodox, masochistic and...
Zoroastrians or Parsis in India are one of those exceptionally distinct people who have flourished and progressed consistently with India since independence. After fleeing from successive Muslim invasions of their homeland, Persia, the Zoroastrians migrated to Sindh and finally...
According to the ancient Indian scriptures, Vedas and Upanishads, the soul of a person is eternal. It has to pass through innumerable cycles of births and deaths to mature and finally become one with the creator – the Parmatma....
Be it in history, mystery books, conspiracy theories or other forms of research, there has always been a mention of some “secret societies”, brotherhoods or groups which have caught the imagination of the readers throughout the ages. Established on...
We had the last of the Harry Potter book releasing way back in the year 2007 and the world thought that its an end of a childish obsession. How spectacularly wrong the world was. There is an entire generation of...
An anonymous once said - Batting is tougher to master but easier to do once you master. Bowling is easier to master but tougher to do once you master. Going by this expression, it’s the fact that, the masters...
You see the girl. You like her. You make her your friend and finally you fall in love with her. All the while when you are sure about your feelings, you wonder what she thinks about you. You try...
With current innovation in micro and nano technology, it is amazing to know the ways and things in which the minuscule cameras can be incorporated. Not only these are scientific wonders, but they are brilliant spy camera machines for security...
Twenty first century has made us slaves to electronic gadgets and instruments. From the time we wake up until we hit the bed, we are surrounded by miracles of modern technology which have made our lives easier and faster....
Mention Amitabh Bachchan and one instantly thinks of the best actor of the millennium, the limelight, the huge fan following, the fame and the riches. No doubt he has been an actor with exceptional talent and hard work who...
Warren Buffett is 21st century’s best example of God in a Gucci. An American business magnate and investor, Buffett initially came into limelight in 2008 when he was named as the world’s wealthiest person.  Since then, he is consistently...
Baba Vanga was a blind Bulgarian mystic, clairvoyant, and herbalist, who spent most of her life in the Rupite area in the Kozhuh mountains Bulgaria. Millions of people around the world believed she possessed paranormal abilities. She was born in 1911 in Strumica, present day republic of...