Edgar Allan Poe: As mysterious as the Raven
Bibliophile

Edgar Allan Poe: As mysterious as the Raven

Edgar Allan Poe “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity” “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” Edgar Allan Poe emerged as a writer in the 1820s , during which the major influences came from Europe, especially, Britain and Germany. In that …

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Imperium:From Bangalore to California
Start-ups & Entrepreneurship

Imperium:From Bangalore to California

What is it that connects Bill Gates, ( I don’t need to introduce him), Mark Zuckerberg (his creation is open in the form of a tab while you read this), Narayana Murthy (Executive chairman of the Infosys group) and Roman Abramovich ( the maverick owner of Chelsea FC)? The one …

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Edu Watch

Indian Universities: Not the top of the world

Popular media is rife with the stereotypes of Asian and “brown” kids outperforming the white kids on the educational front and this is true to some extent. Globally, Indians hold some of the most powerful positions and are at forefront of most innovations on the scientific front. This, most people …

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The Birth of Psychedelia
Muzik

The Birth of Psychedelia

The Birth of Psychedelia The 1960s, also called the swinging 60s, were revolutionary times to be in if you were in the music industry and at the heart of the revolution was the US. The 60s was the decade of the British Invasion with bands like The Beatles and The …

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Flexible touchscreen
Tech Talk

Flexible touchscreen

The 20th and 21st century, I feel are the periods of a silent revolution, “The Revolution of Technology”. It is amazing how technology has advanced in leaps and bounds and how the world from being a huge isolated “world” has now become a global village. Communication and information exchange have …

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Bioscope

Film Noir

The 1940s saw the evolution of a new genre and style of movie making. It was generally characterized by the gloomy greys, black and white. They were set in murky, dimly lit streets and indoors with a seemingly single source of light. The editing was not very crisp and the …

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J.R.R Tolkien: The Artist
Art Beat

J.R.R Tolkien: The Artist

Generations have been awed, have grown up with and awed at the spectacle that is, The Lord of the Rings. The high fantasy epic ,set in Middle Earth, has captured the imaginations of people the world over ever since it was first published in the 1950s. The author was J.R.R …

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Parkour
Fitness Fundas

Parkour

I remember watching The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time a couple of years ago and I liked the movie in general. However, a couple of scenes that do come to mind are Jake Gyllenhaal, the youngest prince of Persia, escaping from his brothers and the entire Persian army …

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Cakes of Yuletide
Whats Cooking

Cakes of Yuletide

“To make an end is to make a beginning”  – T.S. Eliot. As I sit down and write this article, the year 2013 is coming to the end. However, before the end of this year, the yuletide spirit is upon us. Christmas may not be big in India but one …

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Bhutan- The Last Shangri La
Travel Hotspots

Bhutan – The Last Shangri La

Oft read, Rudyard Kipling, in his very famous quote sums up the effect the Himalayas have on every traveller’s mind ,body ,heart and soul who has witnessed the in all their majesty. He says:- “That is the true smell of the Himalayas, and if once it creeps into the blood …

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