Rashomon is a fascinating cinematic masterpiece by acclaimed Japanese film maker Akira Kurosawa. On the surface what seems to be a simple tale of rape of a woman and murder of husband after they encounter a bandit in a forest becomes one of the most complex tales when none of the versions of the encounter [...]
J D Salinger seems to have lived out dream of Holden, the young protagonist of The Catcher in the Rye by making the ‘dough’ with his novel, buying a remote home in Cornish, New Hampshire and shunning the world of phonies
Multifaceted genius Daniel Barenboim will be playing piano as well as conducting orchestra yet again in London at the end of this month. This time he will present Beethovan’s piano concertos juxtaposed with Schoeberg’s Concerto.
In these difficult and melancholic times of war, recession and climate change where everything good seems to be slipping away including hope the good old popular song Que Sera Sera, meaning Whatever Will be, Will be, seems all the more relevant.
Franz Kafka depicts, interprets and describes existential angst of sensitive souls caught in an absurd world which is beyond their comprehension and control.
Amèlie comes across as an amazing tale of journey of a young girl who grows up in isolation, boredom and is wrapped up in her imaginative world in Paris.
Divided We Fall is an amazing illuminating tale set in darkest of times. It reveals both, extreme human weakness in the face of adversity and also the human strength to rise above mundane existence to save a life and ability to cope with it all.
East of Eden by John Steinbeck is an epic tale set in Salinas Valley and it spans through three generations exploring basic conflict and choice between good and evil.
The color of human soul is dark - violent black. Why else wars have not ended in spite of so many genocides and brutal deaths.
Franz Schubert liked to dwell on the pathos of the soul and this could be the reason he picked up dark rich poetry for his musical compositions.
The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor is a rare real non-fictional account by Gabriel Garcia Marquez of a sailor who was shipwrecked and managed to survive on a raft for 10 days without food.