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Category Archives: Arts & Culture

LGBTQ+ Activists—Advocates Against Adversaries

The LGBTQ+ community has borne the brunt of societal ignorance and discrimination for a long time. However, a few brave people decided to stand up to this injustice, becoming a beacon of inspiration for others in the fight for their rights. History, time and again, reminds us of our mistakes as a society and provides us with the strength and motivation to ameliorate our misdoings through these mettlesome personas.

Chords of Chaos—Ice Nine Kills: Band Review

In an era of synth and electro-pop dominated music, Ice Nine Kills, nearly two decades after their formation, have finally started gaining momentum in the mainstream. In this article, we follow their journey, discover their musical genius, and see their plans for the future.

Television: Beyond Entertainment

Mainstream television has echoed in almost every household ever since its creation. However, the past few decades have evolved television and its purpose. The shows of today and their respective cast and crew look beyond their job of entertaining as they strive to make the world a little better through the screen.

Melody Behind the Madness — Dissecting Concept Albums

We live in an era where people consume and discard music at an insanely rapid rate—yet some songs do stick around longer than a one-hit-wonder. Music that addresses the issues that lie stagnant in today’s society wakes up the inner voices of the listener. In this article, we explore unparalleled artistry which helps connect us through a meaningful note.

Deftones—White Pony

Be it for music that makes you think, or the kind that makes you feel, Deftones are artists in every sense of the word. In this edition of Finely Tuned, we reflect on their magnum opus of the millennium, ‘White Pony’, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

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.