Hollywood

MacGuffins used in Films

Top 11 Movie MacGuffins

'MacGuffin' is a term in movie jargon, which was coined by English screenwriter Angus MacPhail. However, it was legendary filmmaker Sir Alfred Hitchcock who made the word popular in world cinema during the 1930s. The idea behind this concept was that the characters in...
Woody Allen

Woody Allen – Filmmaker as Commentator and His 16 Best Films

Woody Allen is one of the finest filmmakers the cinema has ever produced. An artistic journey that started off as a comic writer for a daily newspaper, soon nurtured him to an established standup comedy artist, only to become a filmmaker later. Woody Allen,...
ALFRED HITCHCOCK

Alfred Hitchcock – The Filmmaker and the Best 15 Films from his Oeuvre

Alfred Hitchcock being one the finest filmmakers in the history of world cinema, is known for directing some great suspense movies. As an auteur with an illustrious career spanning over five decades, he has over 30 titles in his opulent oeuvre. Although, Hitchcock is...
Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino – A Novel Screenwriter and Pastiche Filmmaker

Before entering Hollywood, Tarantino was a cinephile, working at a video store as a sales boy and clerk. He used to recommend films to buyers. While he was working at the video store, he met quite a few influential people, and one of those...
Stanley Kubrick

A Brief Guide to Stanley Kubrick’s Oeuvre

If there is a filmmaker who continuously switched genres with his every directorial venture, but could still show consistency in terms of quality and style, it’s none other than Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick was an eccentric perfectionist who used to take control over all the...

Foreign Films

Bollywood

Shahrukh Khan

5 Times Shahrukh Khan Shunned His Typecast Image and Took up...

Shahrukh Khan - The Badshah of Bollywood has been more often than not regarded (and also stereotyped) as a 'King of Romance.' Even though,...
Manushi Chhillar

Manushi Chhillar – Beyond the Stereotypes

It is one of those rare moments when one starts to type ‘Manu’ on the Google search bar and Google suggests Manushi Chhillar rather...
Raj Kapoor

10 Best Films of Raj Kapoor

It’s a general assumption that true artists are socially elusive. It's a notion that they should not achieve a celebrity status. It compels them...
10 Most Audacious Films of 20th Century in Indian Cinema

10 Most Audacious Films of 20th Century in Indian Cinema

Societal structure of 20th Century in India was very conservative. There were many social aspects that people considered taboos and often felt squeamish to...
IMPORTANT FILMS IN INDIAN CINEMA

11 Important Films in The History of Indian Cinema

It has been more than hundred years of Indian Cinema and as an industry which is known for producing as much as 800 films...

10 Indian Classic Films that got International Recognition

Indian Cinema is now more than 100 years old, but more often than not, Indian films are still considered as the ones which have...

Western Music

10 Best Works of Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer is one of the most prolific background music composers working in Hollywood today. The musical pursuit and journey of diligence that started way back in early 1980’s, finally started getting its due when he composed the background music for 1988 film, 'Rain...
John Denver - In the Realms of Country Music

John Denver – In the Realms of Country Music

John Denver is one of the most prominent figures in the world of music, and his legacy in country music is something that remains unrivaled to this day. He was the bestselling artist in 1974 and had four No. 1 Singles in the year...
Lead Guitarists

10 Best Lead Guitarists from Famous Rock Bands

World of Rock music has produced some outstanding talents that have lured the listeners with their magical fingers strumming the guitar. The most distinguished type of guitar players are the lead guitarists. Lead guitarists are the ones who play melody lines, instrumental and interludes...

10 Best Rock Songs by Guns N’ Roses

Guns N’ Roses is one of the best hard Rock Bands in the world of rock music. Ever since its emergence in 1980s, it has given myriads of rock songs, which are loop-worthy even today. The rock band has gone through many disruptive changes...

10 Most Mysterious Musicians of All Time

Life stories of musicians are always a subject of fascination. For many fans, their life is all about sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. However, there is much more to dig into, because some musicians are cryptically mysterious and recluse and their nature does...

Indian Music

Literature

Agatha Christie - Top Books

Agatha Christie’s Best ‘Poirot’ Works

With over 2 billion copies sold worldwide, Agatha Christie is the undisputed writer of detective novels. She even wrote the play, the murder-mystery, ‘The...
Top-Books-by-Sidney-Sheldon

4 Must Read Books by Sidney Sheldon

One of the bestselling authors since more than five decades, Sidney Sheldon’s books continue the legacy, even after his death left a huge void...

13 Minimal Book Covers of Classic Must Reads

Often the ‘bookworms’ or the ‘literatis’ (as they prefer to go by) face the dilemma of choosing the books to read, while walking down...
A Passage to India

Passage to India: A Glimpse into the Pre-independence Era

The colonization is one of the phenomena which is perhaps the most intriguing. It is a hot topic for conversation over a tea, in...
The Namesake By Jhumpa Lahiri

Namesake: The ‘Gita’ of the Immigrants

The much popular novel, which later turned into an award-winning film by one of the most talented directors Mira Nair, ‘The Namesake’ written by...
The scarlet letter

The Story of a Modern, Independent Woman in Puritan Era –...

In the current era of dwindling definitions of sin and purity, the novel ‘Scarlet Letter’ is quite idiosyncratic in its own ways. Nathaniel Hawthorne...

Indian Literature

sita agni pariksha

Sita’s Agni Pariksha

Sita’s Agni Pariksha has always been a controversial issue. It makes up for a great dinner or coffee time conversations, surely, but post the discussions being steered into another direction, we forget about the ordeal that Sita went through. Surely, she was a ‘mythical...
that long silence book

That Long Silence- The Muted Tale of Indian Housewives

Of late, the housewives, (some of whom refuse to go by this title and opt for ‘homemakers’ instead), have managed to achieve the credit which was due since long… After all, society conveniently mutes their voice, ambitions, dreams, aspirations, and desires. The noise of...
Postcolonial Literature in India

5 Books of The Post-Colonial Era For The Enlightened Indian

Many countries have experienced colonialism. After what seemed to be an endless struggle and fight, the countries managed to gain the much sought-after independence. This era was very integral in the generation of the intellectual awakening amongst the people, which led to the immense and...
Jhoothan book cover

‘Joothan’- The Black Mirror of India

In current times, the issue of subaltern and caste-based reservations is quite a controversy in India. This issue has never failed to spark riots and cause days of upheaval in the country, repeatedly. Subalterns are the lower ‘classes’ of the society, which society consider...

Health and Wellness

Business

Jeff Bezos – Life Sketch

Jeff Bezos - Founder of Amazon
In 1994, a finance executive who was into an extremely lucrative job at Wall Street decided to quit his job and moved to Seattle...

5 Reasons Workplace Gamification Works

Benefits of Workplace Gamification
We’ve all had those jobs where we lack motivation. Maybe our tasks were boring—too complicated—uninspiring. In those cases, we muddled through. We got it...

Emotional Intelligence – A Prerequisite for Leadership

Emotional Intelligence – A Prerequisite for Leadership
Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is prominently the ability to harness...

HR Heads – The Business Leaders of Tomorrow

HR Heads - Business Leaders of Tomorrow
Human resource management is a function that deals with essential organizational processes like manpower hiring, motivating and maintaining a workforce competency development, rewards and...

6 Basic Leadership Styles

6 Basic Leadership Styles
More than often, the routine managers often fail to appreciate how profoundly the organizational culture can influence the business results. Organizational culture, in turn,...

15 CXO Titles You Can Aspire to Reach

CXO Titles
C-Suite titles in organizations are usually generalized by the term “CXO” with “C” referring to Chief and “O” referring to Officer. Employees with these...