When a book is adapted to make a movie, it at least lays the foundation of a strong script. Novels have been adapted into movies right from the advent of the movie industry. Some of the movies based on books become the most acclaimed movies of all time. Here, I have listed down 39 of the novels made into movies which went on to become the biggest successes the movie industry. This list is not in any particular order.
Sunday, 30 April 2017
Saturday, 29 April 2017
Enid Blyton is one of those names which appears in our minds whenever we think of mystery novels and stories which we had read as kids during our school days. One characteristic of the writing that I always loved in Enid Blyton’s books is the elaborate description of food. Well that is not why I thought of compiling some of the best quotes by Enid Blyton.
Saturday, 22 April 2017
There are a number of books that launch everyday. Some go on to become best selling novels, while some reside on the author’s desk. However, one thing common is that the authors were inspired by same great literary novels at some point of their lives. This brings me to the topic of the greatest books you got to read. Books that introduce you to different worlds, genres, story telling, characters you love, characters you despise, truth and fiction. Here is my list of 10 of the greatest books you got to read, which suffices all these aspects. This list is not in any particular order.
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
While I have compiled quotes by various authors - Ayn Rand, Mario Puzo, Rabindranath Tagore and many others, I realized that I should also list some of the best quotes on reading and books. Through reading books you are introduced to thoughts, knowledge and an entirely different world crafted by the author.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Charles John Huffam Dickens is often considered as the greatest novelist from the Victorian era. Known for his novels like David Copperfield, Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities, his works are widely studied in academics. He has crafted some of the most beautiful stories that touch any soul. Here, I have listed down some of his most popular quotes.
Monday, 17 April 2017
The first story that I had read of Munshi Premchand was Idgah. The story was a heartwarming one of a kid who goes to the Eid fairs with some money from his grandmother to spend on himself. However, the boy does not buy anything for himself and gets a pair of tongs for his grandmother to help her in preparing rotis (bread). The simple nature of the story would touch any reader.
Sunday, 16 April 2017
Though many of us would be aware of this, I feel a responsibility to iterate the fact that the courtroom melodrama showcased in movies is just not real. If you want a realistic and holistic view on what goes in the entire course of legal proceedings then “The Fraud Friends” by Dhruva Malhotra would be an eye opener.
Saturday, 15 April 2017
“I sat thinking how terribly sad it was that people are made in such a way that they get used to something as incredible as living. One day we suddenly take the fact that we exist for granted - and then, yes, then we don’t think about it anymore until we are about
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
There are some authors whose books are just eye openers. They change your perspective of the world. Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead and Anthem are just a few such works by Ayn Rand. I don’t say that each and every person reading these books will agree to the author’s philosophies and theory. But she cannot be ignored.
If you are wondering how to cultivate a reading habit in your child, there are a lot of books that you can choose from, but I personally would recommend the classics. Books that would not only improve their language, vocabulary and overall grammar, but also give your ward a perspective. Charles Caleb Colton had said that books like friends should be few and well chosen.
Monday, 10 April 2017
“I will make him an offer he cannot refuse.” - Once you read this you cannot help hearing the line in your head in Marlon Brando’s voice. Such was the genius of the actor and there is no denying that. But then, consider the genius of the author Mario Puzo who aptly fit this line in his book. The Godfather series is definitely one of the best literary works of all time. Wouldn’t you want to go through a few of Mario Puzo's quotes? This is my compilation of the best Mario Puzo quotes.
Saturday, 8 April 2017
I just couldn’t stop myself on this one. I have always been sharing and quoting P. G. Wodehouse whenever possible, even in random conversations, often to realize that the person I am speaking to does not understand this sort of humour. However, for P. G. Wodehouse fans and people who appreciate English humour, this is my compilation of fourteen of the best P. G. Wodehouse’s humorous quotes of all time.
It would have been so much better if “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2” movie would have sticked to the books at least for the Battle of Hogwarts. Right from the point when Professor Minerva McGonagall summons the men in armour to protect Hogwarts and Mrs. Weasly gives a confused look to the ending when Harry and Voldermort were dueling in some other corner of Hogwarts away from the battle.
Of all the authors I have read, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore probably has the most relatable type of stories. A Nobel Laureate, known mostly by the western countries for his collection of poems in Gitanjali; he has written some of the most beautiful prose and stories ever. Here, I have listed down some of Rabindranath Tagore’s most observant quotes on life.