Even before picking up the fifth installment of the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown, I was sure of some parallels that must have been drawn with its predecessors. A secret society, a painter, literary genius, sculptor or some distinguished legendary person whose works would form the clues for Robert Langdon to solve the mystery in the novel. And I was not surprised, save the premise which was of course different.
Monday, 7 May 2018
Sunday, 24 September 2017
Here’s a list of Academy Award Winning Movies for Best Picture from the year 1961 to 1990 which were adapted from famous novels, books and non-fictions.
Monday, 4 September 2017
Teachers' Day is celebrated in India on the 5-Sept. This is a day marked to thank all the wonderful teachers in our lives. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan a renowned scholar from India who was India's first vice president and second president had once said "Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as Teachers' Day."
Monday, 12 June 2017
Andrew Carnegie is one of those names who are considered to be the pioneers of the modern world. He is often recognised as the richest American ever. He started his career as a telegrapher and went on to build the Carnegie Steel Industries. His philanthropic activities are recognised still date through Carnegie library, Carnegie Mellon University and other such institutions set up by him. He also wrote a large number of periodicals and articles. “The Gospel of Wealth” written by him in 1889 is still cited as a revolutionary article that called upon industrialists to use their wealth for the betterment of the society. What better to motivate an individual than some of the best inspirational quotes by Andrew Carnegie?
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
This time I thought of consolidating a set of entirely different type of quotes. The thought of statistics came into my mind. It has become very common nowadays for people to site some random statistical figure in conversations and articles to put weight into their version of the argument without mentioning any source. This made me feel that ‘Statistics’ does deserve some attention and I thought of searching what great minds had to say about them. So, here is a list of funny quotes on statistics.
Saturday, 3 June 2017
Aptly subtitled “How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future”; Elon Musk’s biography by Ashlee Vance is perhaps the most balanced biography that I have read in a long time. The reason I chose the word “balanced” to describe this biography is because it not only puts forward to the reader Elon Musk’s point of view but also those of his co-workers, friends, family and competitors.
Friday, 2 June 2017
Best known for his novel “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”; Douglas Adams was not just an author but also a scriptwriter, dramatist and satirist. He had authored some of the most interesting novels and the way he embelled satire and humour into his stories made them widely popular. Here is a list of some of the most humorous and funny quotes by Douglas Adams.