Few can make longing, love, kindness sound as appealing as Rumi. The 13-century Sufi scholar and poet could weave magic with his words and the fact that his words have lost one of their sheen and relevance after all these years is telling in itself.
In the vast pool of Indian writers writing in English, Rohinton Mistry occupies an unique space. His oeuvre is rich in depth but is not staggeringly expansive. The author has written three novels and one collection of short stories, apart from few stray stories written for different journals.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, born on January 23, 1897 hardly requires any introduction. Netaji's patriotism, call for freedom and obdurate refusal to stop before achieving the desired goal have made him a hero, a reputation that still endures even after all these years.
APJ Abdul Kalam, former president of India was an inspiring and motivational figure. In July 2015 he collapsed while delivering a lecture and passed away on July 27. However his words remain relevant even to this day and continue to guide and motivate us.
Often known just as Azad, Chandra Shekhar Azad was one of the most prominent Indian revolutionaries. Born on July 23, 1906, he took part in India's struggle for freedom at a very young age and continues to be an inspiration to India's youth. On his death anniversary, we bring to you his memorable quotes.
Whether one has read Shakespeare or not, one has to admit that English language owes to a lot to the bard. The playwright who wrote tragedies and comedies with equal flair wrote about kings and dynasties. On his birth and death anniversary, e bring to you some of his quotes.
Life may seem full of obstacles and roadblocks but it certainly is more than that. More often than not the most profound truths of life are hidden behind simple words. And who better than English actor and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin to remind us of that. On his birth anniversary, we bring to you 10 of his memorable quotes.
While words can convey what you wish to say, sometimes silence does a far more effective job. More often not, silence appears more potent and can mean a lot of things. Several authors and poets have interpreted silence in their own way. We bring to you some of them.
Writing, as many would agree, is an act of empowerment. And while there are several women poets one is indebted to, the contribution of Maya Angelou cannot be denied. On her 90th birth anniversary, we bring you writings from her and some other female poets.
Bhagat Singh is hailed as one of the most influential figures in the history of India's fight for independence. Though he was executed at the tender age of 23, on March 23, 1931, India continues to remember him for his valour.
Born on March 14, Albert Einstein is considered one of the most celebrated physicists. Einstein's theory of relativity forms the crux of modern physics. On his birth anniversary, we bring to you 10 of his quotes that will prove why he will remain the coolest.