Far from the madding crowd, In the solace of mountains

Thomas Hardy’s classic novel – Far from the madding crowd resonates so well with the crowdy life of city. This title is one of my favorites which I have used in many of my articles. In the bustling crowd of people and vehicle where every moment is uncertain, finding serenity is near to impossible. Despite…

Damodar Hari Chapekar: The patriot who never got his due

‘Every man dies, not everyone really lives’ – lines from movie ‘Braveheart’ The revolutionary action of a young man named Damodar Hari Chapekar changed the course of freedom struggle. A man of few words, Damodar shook the British Empire when he shot the plague commissioner W.C. Rand on 22nd June 1897 and made himself immortal…

The city of Hampi

“The abode of bygone ruins, rusty colors and fascinating landscape” A haven of serenity surrounded by captivating remains of a glorious empire called Vijaynagar, Hampi is a UNESCO World heritage site. Located in the vicinity of valleys, hills and river Tungabhadra, Hampi is on the wish list of every explorer, tourist and video blogger. A…

Is Conjuring movie inspired by real life paranormal cases?

In 1970’s ‘The Exorcist’ movie redefined horror genre with its brilliant direction. A girl possessed by a demonic force became the theme for several horror movies. The 2004 horror movie – Exorcist: The Beginning is a prequel to Exorcist and traces the origin of demon named ‘Pazuzu’ which had possessed the girl in first part…

Murarbaji Deshpande – The defender of Purandar Fort

Sometimes you don’t choose the story. The story chooses you. I had experienced such visions or premonitions about a certain story instructing me to write about it. Is it divine intervention? I may never know. Today while turning the pages of history, I stumbled upon the dare devilry story of Maratha general Murarbaji Deshpande who…

Werewolves: Myth or Reality

Supernatural elements have always fascinated me. Whenever I face writer’s block, horror genre gives me the boost to come out with an interesting tale on the darker side of nature which is filled with spirits, apparitions, witches, vampires and shape shifting creatures like Werewolves. Do werewolves exist is really a subject of mystery and debate….

The spiritual significance of Kashi

A city steeped in myth, Kashi (also known as Benaras) is a revered destination frequented by pilgrims, travelers, sanyasis and aghoris. Believed to be a place of salvation, Kashi was once the abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati. ‘Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old…

Bhediya (2022) : A thrilling homage to the Werewolf legend

Werewolves, Vampires, Apparitions always fascinated me. There is something refreshing about the dark side of nature. It is scary yet interesting. Girls started falling in love with Vampires and Werewolves after seeing movie – twilight. There is a beast hidden in every human being. The beastliness unleashes when a person is bit by a supernatural…

The forgotten heroes of Azad Hind Fauj : Saraswati Rajamani

Freedom came at a very big price. Only those who fought for it knew its value. Some were remembered. Some were forgotten. World applauds Gandhi’s thoughts and actions but hardly pay any heed to the heroes who never got the due they deserved. The soldiers of Azad Hind Fauj were the ill-fated heroes who though…

The forgotten sacrifice of patriot Kanaklata Barua

‘Khoob Ladhi Mardaani’ – These words are mark of respect for the great warrior queen Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi who fought till the last breath, defending her fort from the clutches of British. There was one more ‘Mardaani’ who immortalized herself in the pages of history by sacrificing herself for the honor of nation’s flag….