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It is a significant milestone for the Indian film industry when a film like Newton (2017) is selected as the official entry from India for the foreign language film category at the 90th academy awards. Similarly, when Mukti Bhawan...
Aubrey Drake Graham popularly known as just “Drake” is the multitalented and all-rounder American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Born in 1986, he is just 32 and already has numerous of his songs breaking records everywhere....
Be it Tupac or 2Pac or Makaveli or Shakur, all these words have been synonyms with great music and an extraordinary life. Tupac Shakur, born in 1971 Manhattan, New York has been one of the most influential rappers and...
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It is rare to find a reading enthusiast who does not adore Haruki Murakami. The gifted author is one of the extremely few novelists who has achieved worldwide fame and respect in spite of writing only in Japanese. His...
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In the crowd of numerous social media entertainment and promotional platforms hogging the limelight in the 21st century, LinkedIn is undoubtedly one of the most respected and elegant platforms to hold its ground. Founded in December 2002, LinkedIn is...
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Google Doodle is the temporary altercation of the Google logo on its homepage to pay homage to great personalities or to celebrate different important days, festivals and public events throughout the world. What initially started as just an add-on...
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Shahid Kapoor is the quintessential good boy of the Indian cinema – the one who girls would love to take to their moms. Inspite of having an uncertain career graph, Shahid Kapoor has been able to maintain his popularity...
Edward Snowden came into focus in 2013 when the Guardian and the Washington Post broke stories about how he had leaked classified information from the USA’s National Security Agency (NSA) to journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras without authorization....
Snapchat is one of the highest downloaded messaging and multimedia mobile application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown, former students at Stanford University. One might argue if it really makes sense using Snapchat from among the...
It has to be called the curious case of Dwayne Johnson. Isnt it? Dwayne Johnson, the famous wrestler is the first and the only person who has made it so big in the entertainment industry. The Rock as he...
John Pierpont Morgan Sr. or more famously known as the legendary JP Morgan was the great American financer and banker of the early 20th century. He is credited to single handedly revolutionize the American banking sector with his acute...
We love Miranda Priestly with illogical passion. We hate Miranda Priestly for all the same reason. It has been 11 years since Meryl Streep brought alive the smug, snooty, stylish, rude yet the glorious Miranda Priestly alive on screen....
Plato; the great philosopher from the land of Greece was the founder of the Academy in Athens and widely regarded as the most vital figure in development of philosophy in western world. His teacher was the Socrates and his...
John Fitzgerald Kennedy or popularly known as JFK was the 35th president of the United States. In spite of his short stint of 35 months in the White House, he is one of the most famous presidents of America....
On the Sunday of 6th December, 1992, India awoke to one of the most violent, widespread and biggest communal riots in the history of the country. It all happened when a large crowd of Hindu Kar Sevaks gathered at...
A prolific underground writer, Charles Bukowski used his poetry to depict the depravity of urban life and the truths of the downtrodden American society. Being a cult hero, he relied on experience, emotions and imaginations, and used direct language...
Bal Keshav Thackeray or Balasaheb Thackeray is one unique political leader loved and hated in equal measures in the entire Maharashtra state history. One of the most controversial figures of the 70s till the 90s, this fierce leader was...
Swami Vivekananda - the multitalented, multifaceted teacher, Hindu monk and spiritual guru was born as Narendranath Datta in an aristocratic Bengali family in 1863. At a time when India was considered a country of cows and snake charmer Aghoris,...
Green tea is one of the extremely magical potions presently available on the earth. With its antioxidants and fat burning properties, it has recently gained widespread popularity. Green tea originated in China during the reign of emperor Shennong. The...
Ernesto “Che” Guevara was an Argentine revolutionary, physician, author, leader, diplomat and military theorist. He played an extremely vital role in the Cuban revolution of the 1950s along with Fidel Castro and after that became an active and influential...
Never in the history of India has there been a prime minister who could write poetry. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, our quintessential wise old man is the single politician of this nation who has given us a character clean as...
Bollywood has already given the audience almost 400 movies for the year 2017. In terms of business, Bahubali 2 has been the biggest hit of the year hands down. But there have been many films which have experimented in...
The Dalai Lama is the title given to the leaders of the Tibetan people and they are some of the most important and influential spiritual leaders since many centuries. They are basically the part of the “Gelug” or yellow...
It has been few years since Jab We Met happened and it has got stuck into our conscious like its forever. When the movie was released in 2007, no one could have imagined that over the years it would...
Bollywood and melodramatic “dialogues” are two sides of a same coin. No Bollywood movie can be complete without the hero or the villain speaking overdramatic, over emotional, theatrical and exaggerated dialogues. Many of these dialogues have become so iconic...
When Sourav Ganguly became the captain of Indian cricket team in 2000, the team was deeply embroiled in the match fixing scandal. It had lost trust of the millions of India’s cricket fans and many of the players were...
Going by the recent reports, it might look like the Padmavati controversy has become bigger than the actual film itself. Every second person is commenting and expressing his or her own opinion on the subject. But all this hype...
We are strange people with stranger habits. Nowhere in the world can one find people reciting dialogues from movies in their regular conversations. But Bollywood and Bollywood stars are such an inseparable parts of our lives, that we not...
Some people just hate to write emails while some spend hours to write essays in their emails. And some do not even realise that they are giving new humour goals to others with their sub-standard email writing. Dealing with...
Hardik Pandya is a one Indian cricketer to look forward to every time he plays for the country. Coming from Baroda from an extremely modest back ground, Hardik was spotted by Adam Gilchrist and selected to play for Mumbai...
Dhinchak Pooja’s new song in the Big Boss house, can be rightly considered as a new creative “low” by her own creative standards (if any). Seriously guys?? Internet sensations are not new. We have seen the likes of people...
Hardik Pandya is India’s new fire brand player to say the least. Since he joined the IPL T20 Mumbai Indians squad in 2013, he has proved himself as a dependable all-rounder and his performance has been improving day by...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...