Category: Arts

Inspirational Musings

Have you ever been so uninspired that you start desperately looking for the smallest source of inspiration? Well, I was going through exactly that phase. Not even a refreshing spell of rain, my favourite, could release me from my misery. My days were dull and my nights were prosaic. Nothing inspired me. I had so many write-ups due and I could not put down even a word in pen and paper, not even a word! And then I discovered my muse. Continue Reading..


Sudeshna Chanda
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The Peacock Throne

One point to note is that it was not called the peacock throne but was then called the Takht-i-murassa or the jeweled throne. The name peacock throne came into usage in 18th century probably because  of the peacocks that decorated it. It was built under the supervision of Bebadal Khan Saidi Gilani, the Daroba or superintendent of the goldsmiths. His payment or reward for the work was his weight in gold. Austin of Boudreaux is also listed as one of the other persons involved in the grand effort. Continue Reading..


Rana Safvi
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Rana Safvi

James Bond: A feminist’s nightmare

James Bond is a phenomenon. A brand that represents luxury, decadence and style. This fictional icon was created by British author Ian Fleming in 1953. His first book featuring the world famous hero was ‘Casino Royale. The last one was -‘Octopussy & the Living Daylights’. Ian Lancaster Fleming was born on 28 May 1908 in London. In October 1931, he was given a position as a sub-editor and journalist for Reuters. During world war two, he did espionage work as the personal assistant to the British naval intelligence. His journalistic background coupled with his experience in the world war proved helpful for the James Bond novels. These novels were immortalized in celluloid in 1962 (the first one being Dr. No) Continue Reading..


Vaibhavi Parmar
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Vaibhavi Parmar