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Rabindra Sangeet—The Echoes of Tagore’s Words

Tagore—the man responsible for bringing home the first Nobel prize, was a visionary who penned down his wide-ranging intellect and ideals in the form of poems and songs. In this article, we regard the various cultural, historical, and socio-economic contributions of his works that impact the nation, and the world of literature to this very day.

Uncharted by Ganesh Nayak—A Review

‘Uncharted’ is a vivid account of the challenges faced by the author, Ganesh Nayak, as he struggles to quit an addiction that spanned his twenties, as well as a tale of his exhilarating cycling expedition to three different locations in the country.

Satyajit Ray’s Bengali Holmes

In the year 1965, Satyajit Ray introduced young readers to a hero they could look up to, relate to, and emulate. Inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series, Ray’s writing gives the Indian audience an indigenous version of the popular western hero through the protagonist Prodosh C. Mitter, popularly known as Feluda.

Netflix—Are You Still Watching?

From DVDs to big data, Netflix has conquered the entertainment industry and its audience’s television screens. With its boundlessly growing repertoire of content and viewers, here’s a look at what sets this streaming giant apart from the rest.

Reel Life Gangsters—The Mafia in Pop-Culture

The Mafia, with its heavy cultural influence, has inspired some of the best books, movies and TV shows in American Media. Despite the negative presence in society, its tales attract audiences to this very day. Read on to see their cultural, literary, and cinematic impact on the world.

Misunderstood Masterpieces—Metallica’s Metallica

In this first edition of Misunderstood Masterpieces, we aim to show you why there is no musical opinion mightier than your own. When Metallica released their self-titled album, its departure from their core sound generated extremely mixed reactions. Much of their core fan base swore off their music altogether. Read on to see what they missed out on by doing so.

Horror Cinema—Cult Fiction

Horror movies first broke into the film scene well over a hundred years ago. However, it was not until the 1970s that they began to draw a massive number of fans with the rise of midnight movie screenings and cinema revival houses. In this article, we explore the emergence of horror fandoms.

Hitler–Führer and Filmmaker

Films have always been a powerful medium of expression, with its reach that often being used to promote political agendas and ideals. The Triumph of the Will was the first propaganda film of its magnitude, with imagery particularly designed to increase the clout of the Nazi empire—despite the party being in shambles at the time, The Triumph of the Will presented the Nazis in a position of extreme might and power.

Strads―The Million-Dollar Violins

In 2011, the Lady Blunt violin was sold for a record sum of 15.9 million dollars. The instrument owes this high valuation to its maker, Antonio Stradivari. whose violins command hefty price tags courtesy their distinguished sound that is yet to be fully understood.

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