The hateful antagonists from comic books

A hero is incomplete without his antagonist. It is his arch rival who challenges him. There are several villains in comics, literature and movies who made their presence felt better than the hero. Whether it is the blood sucking Dracula or the dual minded Dr. Jekyll, the antagonist is one step ahead of the hero….

Why external motivation is essential for writing?

‘If you are waiting for inspiration, you are not a writer, you are a waiter’ – Quote The above words in the sentence are both inspiring as well as discouraging. They are hard hitting for a lazy writer who is waiting for an inspiring thought. I partly agree with these lines. Sometimes even a successful…

Rani Durgavati – The forgotten warrior queen

‘Khoob ladhi mardaani’ – A poem praising the courage of Rani Laxmibai Long before Rani Laxmibai defended her kingdom Jhansi from British supremacy, there was a warrior queen named Durgavati who crossed the swords with Mughal army. A dutiful wife, a doting mother, an able administrator and a courageous warrior – Rani Durgavati was the…

Legend of Jim Corbett (25 July 1875- 19 April 1955)

Nowadays hunting has become illegal. Ages back, hunting was favorite pastime and adventurous sport for Maharajas, Britishers and professional hunters. During the pre-independence time, tigers were large in population compared to today’s time. Tigers are getting lesser day by day. They are on the verge of extinction. One British hunter championed for the conservation of…

The Wolfman – A thrilling motion picture on Werewolves

Do werewolves exist? Are they product of imagination and fantasy? Does science have any answer to creature transformations? All these queries are subject of debate. Recently I was reading an anthology of ghost stories where I came upon a terrifying short story based on panther people written by C.A.Kincaid. The panthers had supernatural qualities to…

Best Bollywood trip movies that will give you traveling goals

Trip and friends go hand in hand. Whether it is road trip, airway route or railway journey, a small holiday traveling with friends is truly memorable. The same can’t be said about traveling with family. In company of friends, you break free from your own barriers. It is like setting yourself free like a bird…

Little Women (2019) – The March girls are back

‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without presents’ grumbled Jo – The opening lines from Louisa May Alcott’s classic ‘Little Women’ There was Little women movie adaptation for every generation. Among all the adaptations, the 1994 movie starring Winona Ryder as Jo March remains my favorite. There were two adaptations of Alcott’s beloved classic in 2018 –…

Chhichore – A grand re-union of flippants

Call them minions, fukrey, losers, flippants, wild hogs, idiots or even avengers 🙂 Friends will be friends. When God realized that he couldn’t be everywhere, and that’s where he created friends. The upcoming 2019 Bollywood motion picture – Chhichore is a hilarious yet heart felt tribute to the spirit of friendship. The trailer of Chhichore…

Romeo Akbar Walter – The unsung story of daredevil spies

Does anyone know who Ravindra Kaushik was? Has anyone ever heard of Spy princess Noor Inayat Khan? Did anyone knew that Mata Hari was a spy in garb of a exotic dancer? Did anyone had a clue that it was a girl who had warned the Indian naval army about the pre-planned attack on air…