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Ekaant, in the middle of the city – Ekaant Season 2

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Often we find that isolated monuments and historic locations are found in cities and towns that aren’t deserted completely. Yet, there are some locations that seem to have halted in their passage of time, while the sprawling city around is running fast ahead with time. These monuments stand alone in Ekaant, in the middle of the city. Some of the locations below covered in Ekaant Season 2 on the Epic Channel, hosted by Akul Tripathi, give such a feeling.  …

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The Illustrious Cities – Ekaant Season 2

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Treading the path of history, while one discovers forts, monuments, palaces lyring marooned in towns and far away places, it is overwhelming when one finds whole cities that were once illustrious, filled with memorable monuments, now slowly withering away. The Epic Channel show, ‘Ekaant’, hosted by Akul Tripathi, in its first season talked of such cities like Vijayanagara, Lakhpat, etc. In Season 2, we learn about some more.   Bijapur Situated about 400 kms. from Hyderabad, this medieval city in…

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The Happy Endings – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (10)

Happy Endings Stories Rabindranath Tagore

Most of Rabindranath Tagore’s popular stories drift towards sad endings like separation and sometimes death. One might get the feeling that all his stories are tragic. But the fact is, that he has written in every genre, from the complex to the eerie, from tragedy to hilarious comedy. Shesh rokkha is one such comedy which I already wrote about. Here are some more of the stories from the series on the Epic channel that have happy endings.   Samapti (The conclusion) Mrinmoyee is…

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The Uncanny – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (9)

The Uncanny Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

Most stories of Tagore have been about human lives, their turmoils, their empathy and their tragedies. However, the uncanny has also been given attention in some stories. The series ‘Stories by Rabindranath Tagore’ include a couple of such stories.   Konkaal (The skeleton) The story begins with a university student, Arup, taking occupation of the only vacant hostel room which was previously occupied by an intellectual – a science student who would do various experiments and who had passed away doing…

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Shesh Rokkha (Dhai aakhar prem ka) – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (8)

Shesh Rokkha Dhai aakhar prem ka Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

Based on Tagore’s hilarious play Shesh Rokkha (Saved at the end), Dhai aakhar prem ke is a laugh riot. A story written around poetry sessions, squabbles between couples, mixed up names – all leading to a choas filled climax but finally things sorting out towards the end. Chandrakant has poetry and literary sessions at his home regularly with his group of friends which compromises of writers, students – in general, literature lovers. His wife, Kantamani, is vexed up with her…

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Dui bon (Two sisters) – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (7)

Dui bon (Two sisters) - Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

At the onset, the outline of the story, Dui Bon (Two sisters) reminds one of the story of Nashtanirh (The Broken Nest), but with the genders of the protagonists changed. Nashtanirh is about a woman falling for her husband’s brother because of the common interests and rapport they shared; whereas Dui bon is about a man who falls in love with his wife’s sister with whom he shares his innermost thoughts and easily gels with. At the end the brother…

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Why Michael Scofield is a Hero?

Why Michael Scofield is a Hero

For starters, he gets the blueprint of a prison tattooed on his body, stages a bank robbery and lands up in that very prison to break out his wrongly accused brother. Meet Michael Scoffield, the hero of Prison Break.  The guy is genius structural engineer, with a knack for creative ideas in dire situations. So, what’s Good about the guy? Silly question, might as well ask what’s great about the guy. Did I mention the genius part? I did. So, I’ll…

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The Man in the High Castle

What if the Allies lost the 2nd world war? What if at the end of the war America was under the joint occupation of the Germans and the Japanese? What if the Western part of America was under the Japanese rule, while the Eastern half was ruled by the Nazis? What if the Nazi flag flies high in Times Square? And, what if the Man In The High Castle created secret videos that had the power to ignite a revolution within the American…

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Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik

Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik

For today’s generation, Hindu Mythology is a complex subject compromising of Gods and kings, stories and folklore and many aspects that often tend to seek clarifications. What are the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Puranas? When was the Ramayana and Mahabharata written? Which Holy book followed which? Why are there so many Gods and Goddesses in Hindu Mythology? And so on the questions sprint in. A new show on the Epic Channel, ‘Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik’ tries to make these complex…

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Innocence lost – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (6)

Innocence lost Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

The Stories of Rabindranath Tagore continued, some linked and some independent of the previous or the following stories. What remained constant is the way Tagore has woven the stories, with characters that are undeniably real and the turn of events that tug at the heart strings every time. And when the characters involved are young and innocent children, the pain only doubles. Moving on from The Broken Nest, the tale shifts to Mysore where Bhupati works. His trusted servant of many…

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