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Top 10 Evergreen Singers Who Once Ruled In Bollywood

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10 Evergreen Singers Who Once Ruled In Bollywood
10 Evergreen Singers Who Once Ruled In Bollywood

Bollywood music has changed a lot over the years and it took a more drastic change after the ’90s. People started making more pop songs or at least tried I should say, and now all we get is remixed of the few good songs left from the ’90s. The originality is long gone and so are the talented singers. No one can compare to the era of Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. They were legends, here is a list of some of the lost most talented singers that shaped the music of Bollywood.

Asha Bhosle

Asha Bhosle

Asha Bhosle

The undisputed Indie Pop queen of India, Asha Bhosle, has transformed the Indian music industry with her varied performances like “Oh Mere Sona Re” or the sensuous “Aaiye Meherban” to voicing the famous cabaret performances of Helen like “Piyaa Tu Ab Toh Aa Jaaa”. Her versatile voice quickly transcends from one genre to another ranging from film music, pop, bhajans, ghazals, to Indian classical music, qawwalis, folk songs, or Rabindra Sangeets. No wonder she is an all-time favorite singer!

Dose of Nostalgia:

  • Piya Tu Ab To Aaja (Carvaan)
  • Aao Huzur Tumko (Kismat)
  • Mere Sona Re (Teesri Manzil)
  • Dum Maro Dum (Hare Rama Hare Krishna)
  • Do Lafzon Ki Hai (The Great Gambler)

Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh was the best singer of all time who was also a musician, music director, and composer. He was regarded as “Ghazal King” for his melodious and soul-piercing voice. He has struggled his way to success and has witnessed the gut-wrenching loss of his son in a car crash. His song “Chithi Na Koi Sandesh, Jaane Wo Kaun Sa Desh Jahan Tum Chale Gaye” perfectly captures the pain of losing and longing for the loved ones. He is known for his work in movies like Veer-Zaara, Prem Geet, Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai, Arth, Saath Saath, Premgeet, Tum Bin, Sarfarosh, Dushman and Tarkeeb.

Dose of Nostalgia:

  • Chithi Na Koi Sandesh (Dushman)
  • Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar (Arth)
  • Tumko Dekha To Ye Khayal Aaya (Saath Saath)
  • Tum Itna Jo Muskura Rahe Ho (Arth)
  • Honthon Se Choo Lo Tum (Prem Geet)

Mohammad Rafi

Mohammad Rafi

Mohammad Rafi

Mohammed Rafi could switch from a ghazal like “Aap Ke Pehloo Main Aakar Ro Diye” to plaintive bhajan like “Sukh Ke Sab Saathi” or a whacky composition like “Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe” so effortlessly. He had an innate ability to adapt his voice to the screenplay and characters. Remember how he sang the phenomenal song “Sar Jo Tera Chakraye” featuring Johnny Walker? It felt like the actor is singing the song because Rafi managed to adapt Walker’s personality to his performance meticulously.

It would certainly not be an overstatement to say that some of the yesteryear heroes are known more for their songs rather than their performances like Bharat Bhushan – “Zindagi Bhar Nahin Bhoolegi Woh Barsaat Ki Raat” or Biswajit’s – “Pukarta Chala Hoon Main”. All because of this greatest singer of all time.

Dose of Nostalgia:

  • Chaudhvin Ka Chand (Chaudhvin Ka Chand)
  • Kya Hua Tera Wada (Hum Kisise Kum Naheen)
  • Bahaaron Phool Barsao (Suraj)
  • Abhi Na Jao Chhod Kar (Hum Dono)
  • Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko (Yaadon Ki Baaraat)

Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar

“Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi, Yoonhi Nahin Dil Lubhaata Koi ”, is the simplest way to define the impact this evergreen male singer has left on our hearts. Be it his madcap comedy, his yodeling, his energetic performance, or his soulful musical rendition, Kishore Kumar has the ability to express the deepest and a myriad range of emotions through his voice and performance. His quirkiness added a distinct charm to his personality.

Dose of Nostalgia:

  • Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si (Chalti ka naam Gaadi)
  • Mere Sapno Ki Rani (Aaradhna)
  • Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas (Blackmail)
  • Zindagi Ke Safar Mein (Aap Ki Kasam)
  • Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna (Kudrat)

 Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar

An innocent, 13-year-old girl stepped into the Bollywood industry to make a living as an actress and a singer after losing her father to cancer. Who knew she would win so many hearts? As she is lovingly known, Lata Didi has sung more than 50,000 songs in over 36 languages and is a recipient of the highest civilian honor—Bharat Ratna.

On 27 January 1963, when she sang “Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon”, it struck a chord with millions of Indians and brought tears to India’s then prime minister – Jawaharlal Nehru. The effect has not faded even a bit after so many years and justifies why she is regarded as the “Nightingale of Bollywood” and the best female singer of all time.

A Dose of Nostalgia:

  • Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna (Guide)
  • Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera (Aradhana)
  • Ajib Dastan Hai Yeh (Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai)
  • Lag Ja Gale Ke Phir (Woh Kaun Thi)
  • Tere Bina Zindagi Se (Aandhi)

Mukesh

Mukesh

Mukesh

Mukesh Kumar is popularly known as “The Voice of Raj Kapoor” because of their superhit pairing, most notably in Awaara, Shree 420, Anadi, Aag, Sangam, and Mera Naam Joker. He was regarded as the greatest male playback singer in Bollywood who possessed a golden voice. He had a distinctive melancholy in his voice that can have tears rolling down your cheeks in an instant.

Dose of Nostalgia:

  • Awara Hoon (Awara)
  • Suhana Safar Aur Ye Mausam Haseen (Madhumati)
  • Kisi Ki Muskurahaton (Anari)
  • Duniya Bananewale (Teesri Kasam)
  • Maine Tere Liye Hi Saat Rang Ke Sapne (Anand)

Manna Dey

Manna Dey

Manna Dey

The fifties were the time when classical music ruled Bollywood and that’s when Manna Dey set his foot in the industry. Not only was he well versed in Hindustani classical music, but he was equally remarkable across a variety of styles and genres. Who can forget his cult performance in Ek Chatur Naar in Padosan, where he had to lend his voice to Mehmood. He was truly a musical genius and greatest singer of all time.

Dose of Nostalgia:

  • Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli Haai (Anand)
  • Ek Chatur Naar (Padosan)
  • Ae Meri Zohra Zabeen (Waqt)
  • Laga Chunri Mein Daag (Dil Hi To Hai)
  • Aaja Sanam Madhur Chandani Mein Hum (Chori Chori)

 Usha Uthup

 Usha Uthup

Usha Uthup

Usha Uthup has ‘unconventional’ written all over her with her trademark massive bindi, gajra, and Kancheepuram saris and a powerful, almost manly baritone. She has ruled the Indian music industry for over 5 decades now and is still relevant and in demand for her power-packed stage performance in Indian pop, filmi, and jazz.

Dose of Nostalgia:

  • One…Two…Cha Cha Cha (Shalimaar)
  • Hari Om Hari (Pyaara Dushman)
  • Shaan Se (Shaan)
  • Koi Yahan Aha Nache Nache (Disco Dancer)
  • Darling (7 Khoon Maaf)

Pankaj Udhas

Pankaj Udhas

Pankaj Udhas at Westin Hotel New Year Bash. Photo: FilmiTadka

Pankaj Udhas has an ethereal voice that is light as a feather touch and reaches deep into our souls. He started his journey with a stage performance when he was just 11 years old but did not get the success he deserved until he got a chance to sing for the movie “Naam”. Since then, he has launched more than 40 albums and has given his voice to various Bollywood songs like ”Mahiya Teri Kasam” from the movie “Ghayal” and has successfully carved a niche for himself.

Dose of Nostalgia:

  • Chitthi Aayi Hai (Naam)
  • Chandi Jaisa Rang Hai Tera (The legend forever)
  • Na Kajare Ki Dhaar (Mohra)
  • Jeeye To Jeeye Kaise (Saajan
  • Aur Aahista Kijiye Baatein (Stolen Moments)

Geeta Dutt

Geeta Dutt

Geeta Dutt

Geeta Dutt was known for a mellifluous tone in her voice that had the power to fuel all kinds of emotions into every song she sang. Initially, she was stereotyped as a religious and sad song singer, but with the release of Baazi in 1951, she transformed her image completely and showcased her rare ability to transition from traditional songs to western music without skipping a beat. From 1947 to 1949, she was the reigning queen of playback singing and reserved a favorite spot among the top 10 female singers of all time.

Dose of Nostalgia:

  • Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam (Kaagaz Ke Phool)
  • Tadbeer Se Bigdi Hui Taqdeer Bana Le (Baazi)
  • Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Jeena Yahaan (CID)
  • Aaiye Meherbaan (Howrah Bridge)
  • Babuji Dheere Chalna (Aar Paar)

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Top 10 Paintings Of all Time

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Our universe is a mix of art and science, and our brains were designed in such a way that they involve both imaginative and critical reasoning. It’s okay to be rational, but to understand life’s deeper meaning, one must reconnect with the imaginative portion of the brain, just as one did when they were kids with blank pages, pencil pens, crayons, and erasers. So, let us set aside some time to look at some of the most well-known paintings produced by artists who have dedicated their lives to mastering the craft.

The Old Guitarist

The Old Guitarist

The Old Guitarist

Picasso produced this painting shortly after the death of a dear friend in 1903. This artwork depicts an elderly, blind, and exhausted man playing his guitar in the streets of Barcelona, his shoulders bare. Picasso was more sympathetic than anything else at the moment. He produced a number of paintings that depict the plight of the needy, the sick, and others that have been thrown out of society. He was aware of that situation.

Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights

Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights

Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights

 

This fantastical triptych is also seen as a forerunner to Surrealism. In fact, it’s the work of a late mediaeval artist who believed in the existence of God and the Devil, Heaven and Hell. The left panel depicts Christ introducing Eve to Adam, while the right panel depicts the horrors of Hell; it’s unclear if the middle panel depicts Heaven or not. A gigantic pair of ears wielding a phallic knife threatens the damned in Bosch’s perverse image of Hell, as a bird-beaked bug king with a chamber pot for a crown sits on its throne, devouring the damned before promptly defecating them out again. This riot of symbols has largely escaped interpretation, which may explain its universal popularity.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

José Ruiz Blasco, a professor of painting, and Maria Picasso López were the parents of Pablo Picasso. His unusual drawing ability started to show at the age of ten when he became his father’s student in A Corua, where the family settled in 1891. The African-influenced striations and masklike heads were replaced in 1908 by a technique that introduced elements he and his new friend Georges Braque discovered in the work of Cézanne, whose shallow space and characteristic planar brushwork are particularly noticeable in Picasso’s 1909 work. For the first time in Picasso’s career, still, lives, influenced by Cézanne, became an interesting theme.

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

Leonardo da Vinci, the “Renaissance Man,” is the only artist who appears twice on this list. “The Last Supper,” painted at a period when biblical imagery was still a common artistic subject, portrays Jesus’ last meal with his disciples before his crucifixion. The artwork is essentially a large fresco, measuring 4.6 metres (15 feet) in height and 8.8 metres (28.9 feet) in width, making for a striking visual experience.

The Scream

The Scream

The Scream

“The Scream” is a collection of works, not a single piece of art. There are two oils, two pastels, and an undisclosed number of prints, according to a British Museum site. The works are on display at the National Museum and the Munch Museum, with one of the pastels fetching almost $120 million at auction in 2012. The androgynous figure in the foreground of the Art Nouveau-style artwork is attempting to blot out a piercing shriek emanating from nature, rather than producing the scream. It was influenced by a real-life encounter Munch had when out for a sunset walk in Oslo, when his senses were distracted by a dramatic red hue.

The Kiss

The Kiss

The Kiss

Byzantine artistic influences can be seen in the highly decorated robes worn by the romantic, life-sized couple, which date from Klimt’s “Golden Era.” Klimt gives a “general allegorical remark about love being at the centre of human life,” according to the Upper Belvedere. People tend to agree, based on its magnetic attraction. Though “The Kiss” is not for sale, other Klimt works are often purchased and sold for large amounts of money. In 2016, Oprah Winfrey sold the 1907 painting “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II” for $150 million, making a $60 million profit.

The Birth of Venus

The Birth of Venus

The Birth of Venus

“The Birth of Venus,” the oldest painting in the top ten and a contender for most sensual with “The Kiss,” was most likely commissioned by a member of the rich and art-loving Medici dynasty, which dominated Florence and the surrounding areas for centuries. Botticelli makes an unforgettable figure of the Goddess of Love appearing, combining a revived curiosity in classic Greek mythology with Early Renaissance architecture. He began by painting on canvas rather than the more common wood. Second, nudity was uncommon at the time, but Venus’ full exposure, minus her long, flowing hair and a hand (barely) shielding her most private body parts, was brazen.

Creation of Adam

Creation of Adam

Creation of Adam

Michelangelo’s most prominent work occupies a part of the Sistine Chapel’s dome, and you have to look up to see it. God and Adam are shown with outstretched arms, their fingertips almost touching. It is one of history’s most widely reproduced photographs. Michelangelo’s other creativity is evident in Adam’s muscular form; his “David” is perhaps the most prominent sculpture in the world.

Girl With a Pearl Earring

Girl With a Pearl Earring

Girl With a Pearl Earring

This curious favourite is often compared to Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.” Aside from the stylistic variations, “Girl With a Pearl Earring” is a “tronie,” a Dutch term for a drawing of an abstract figure with exaggerated features, rather than a portrait. The beauty of the oil on canvas masterpiece is fantastic. The kid, who is dressed in a blue and gold turban and has a large pearl earring, Between 2012 and 2014, the Mauritshuis was undergoing renovations, and “Girl With a Pearl Earring” went on tour in the United States, Italy, and Japan. It attracted large audiences, cementing its reputation as one of the world’s most prominent works of art.

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

It should come as no surprise that the beautiful lady with the enigmatic grin is the most popular artwork in the world. But it’s one of the only things we know for sure about this piece of art. Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Florence merchant Francesco del Giocondo, is believed to be the sitter in the portrait, but experts aren’t sure. According to the Louvre, where it was first installed in 1804, the painting is the earliest known Italian portrait to focus so closely on the sitter in a half-length portrait. According to archaeologists, the “Mona Lisa” was little recognised outside of art circles prior to the twentieth century. However, in 1911, an ex-Louvre employee stole the painting and kept it hidden for two years. Since then, the theft has helped secure the painting’s presence in mainstream culture and introduced millions of people to Renaissance art.

 

 

 

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Top 10 Scientists In The World

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We have come to take science’s fruits for granted, such as the use of computers, access to drinking water and power, and our reliance on different modes of transportation and connectivity. Many of these advantages, moreover, are the result of scientists‘ observations and innovations as they seek deeper insights into the dynamics of nature and its components.

Anthony S. Fauci

Anthony S. Fauci

Anthony S. Fauci

 

Anthony S. Fauci graduated from Cornell University’s Medical College with a doctorate in medicine. He is the director of the Laboratory of Immunoregulation and the head of the Clinical Physiology Section at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Fauci’s scientific portfolio covers advanced research to deter, detect, and cure infectious and immune-mediated illnesses (including HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases), illnesses from possible bioterrorism agents, tuberculosis, malaria, autoimmune disorders, asthma, and allergies. Fauci has made significant contributions to our understanding of how the AIDS virus kills the body’s defences, making it vulnerable to lethal infections, and he continues to dedicate much of his laboratory time to determining the extent of HIV infection’s immunopathogenic processes and the scope of the body’s immune responses to the retrovirus.

Margaret J. Geller

Margaret J. Geller

Margaret J. Geller

Margaret J. Geller is a Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics astrophysicist in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received her PhD in physics from Princeton University and worked at Harvard University as an assistant professor in astronomy. Geller’s latest research interests include the “Smithsonian Hectospec Lensing Survey” (SHELS), a project she heads that uses the gravitational lensing effect to chart the distribution of the elusive, universal dark matter in the universe. Geller has earned several honours, including the American Physical Society’s Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize in 2013, the American Astronomical Society’s Henry Norris Russell Lectureship in 2010, the National Academy of Sciences’ James Craig Watson Medal in 2010, and the American Philosophical Society’s Magellanic Premium in 2008.

Kary B. Mullis

Kary B. Mullis

Kary B. Mullis

Kary B. Mullis is a biochemist who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1993 with Michael Smith for automating the polymerase chain reaction, a chemical procedure (PCR). Medicine, biology, biotechnology, and forensics have also benefited from the new approach. Because of its ability to remove DNA from fossils, PCR is also the foundation of a modern scientific discipline called paleopathology. Mullis has earned several honours, including the Ronald H. Brown American Innovator Award in 1998, the Japan Prize in 1993, and the National Biotechnology Award in 1991. In addition, in 1996, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Charles H. Townes

Charles H. Townes

Charles H. Townes

Charles H. Townes is a physicist who has taught at a number of institutions, including the University of Tokyo, the University of Paris, the University of California, and Columbia University. In 1964, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Nikolay Basov and Alexander Prokhorov for groundbreaking work on quantum oscillators and amplifiers. How the Laser Happened: Adventures of a Scientist, Microwave Spectroscopy, and a memoir, Making Waves, are among Townes’ works. Townes has received many honours in addition to the Nobel Prize, including the Nancy Deloye Fitzroy and Roland V. Fitzroy Medal in 2012, the National Medal of Science (presented by President Ronald Reagan) in 1982, and the Niels Bohr International.

Sydney Brenner

Sydney Brenner

Sydney Brenner

 

Sydney Brenner is a biologist who, along with H. Robert Horvitz and John Sulston, shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2002. His key accomplishments include deciphering the genetic code. Brenner is a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Salk Institute of Biological Sciences’ Crick-Jacobs Center. Brenner established the existence of messenger RNA and showed how the sequence of amino acids in proteins is calculated, among other things. He also began doing groundbreaking research with the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans in 1965, which led to his Nobel Prize.

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

On Christmas Day, 1642, Isaac Newton was born. He was never the modest kind, but the date was appropriate: the contribution to mankind and science had arrived. His simple life as a sickly infant was a triumph. Newton discovered the laws that bear his name just 23 years later when his alma mater Cambridge University and most of England were closed due to the plague. This rare setback, along with the disintegration of one of his few close friendships — and probably mercury poisoning from his alchemical experiments — resulted in a protracted nervous breakdown in 1692. Newton’s days of generating research were numbered, but he would remain prominent in the field for reasons that he knew about.

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei, an Italian mathematician, invented modern astronomy by pointing a telescope at the sky. His subsequent observations revealed four massive moons orbiting Jupiter, as well as the fact that the Milky Way’s hazy light is emitted by a large number of faint stars. Galileo also discovered sunspots on the surface of our star and the periods of Venus, confirming that the earth revolves around the sun. The real blow came in 1633 when Galileo wrote a comparison of the Copernican (sun-centred) and Ptolemaic (Earth-centered) regimes, which made the latter’s adherents look stupid. They imprisoned him until his death in 1642, the same year that Isaac Newton was born.

Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus

According to Sandra Knapp, a botanist and taxonomist at the Natural History Museum in London, Linnaeus, who was born in southern Sweden in 1707, was an “intensely practical” guy. Linnaeus, a botanist with an eye for description, used what he termed “trivial names” in the margins of his 1753 book Species Plantarum for the first time. Linnaeus, a botanist with an eye for description, used what he termed “trivial names” in the margins of his 1753 book Species Plantarum for the first time. He meant each plant’s basic Latin two-word construction as a kind of shorthand, a quick way to recall what it was.

Timothy Berners-Lee

Timothy Berners-Lee

Timothy Berners-Lee

Timothy Berners-Lee is a computer scientist who is best known for creating the World Wide Web. During the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, he was recognised as the “Inventor of the World Wide Web.” He was elected as a foreign member to the National Academy of Sciences of the United States in 2009. Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004 for his groundbreaking work. Berners-Lee received the inaugural Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering in 2013, along with five other Internet and Web pioneers. The University of St. Andrews has bestowed upon him an honorary Doctor of Science degree. The Internet Society inducted Berners-Lee into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2012.

David Baltimore

David Baltimore

David Baltimore

David Baltimore is a biology professor at the California Institute of Technology, where he was president from 1997 to 2006. He’s also the head of the Joint Center for Translational Medicine, a collaboration between Caltech and UCLA aimed at turning scientific research findings into clinical realities. Baltimore is the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s former president and current chair (2007—2009). 680 peer-reviewed papers have been published in Baltimore. His most recent studies have focused on the regulation of inflammatory and immune responses, the function of microRNAs in the immune system, and the use of gene therapy approaches to treat HIV and cancer.

He is also a member of the Broad Institute, Ragon Institute, Regulus Therapeutics, and Immune Design’s scientific advisory boards.

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Top 10 Places to Visit in Pondicherry

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Pondicherry is a rare French colonial centre in India, famed for its quaint colonial-style cafes, scenic promenades, and lively nightlife. It’s an ideal location for a beach trip. If you’re considering a trip to this lovely coastal area, here are some of the best tourist attractions and destinations not to be missed.

Auroville

Auroville

Auroville

People who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and find some calm come to Auroville. This location hosts anyone with open arms and is host to a variety of small businesses. These organisations use mediation, mindfulness, and other techniques to help you combat the inner soul struggle and find peace. Visiting Auroville and these organisations is affordable since there are several options. Matrimandir rejuvenates you with its natural elegance and lush green surroundings. You will participate in sessions held here that will introduce you to Auroville’s goals and help you expand your perspective on life.

Scuba Diving in Pondicherry

Scuba Diving in Pondicherry

Scuba Diving in Pondicherry

Beautiful beaches, incredible underwater tunnels, colourful schools of fish, exotic aquatic species, and a host of marine flora can all be found in Pondicherry’s waters. Scuba diving in Pondicherry is an exciting water sport that you can try if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the capital. If you want to see what it is like under the city’s waters, go to Pondicherry. Scuba diving is a fantastic water sport that you will participate in during your visit to Pondicherry. It is a popular tourist destination that will provide you with all of the adventure skills that will provide you with a one-of-a-kind experience.

Auroville Beach

Auroville Beach

Auroville Beach

Auroville Beach, also known as Auro Beach, is one of India’s most beautiful and exclusive beaches, situated near Auroville in Pondicherry. Beautiful seashells, shallow and crystal clear water, and sun-kissed beaches make it a famous beach in Pondicherry. The beach is ideal for swimming and surfing, and early in the morning, surfers, both novices and pros, can be seen on the beach.

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Church of the Holy Heart of Jesus, one of Pondicherry’s most sacred and religious sites, is located 2.5 kilometres south of the town’s bus station on the town’s south boulevard. This church was founded by French missionaries in 1908 and was granted the status of Basilica in 2011. It is one of India’s 21 Basilicas and the only one in Pondicherry. The church is Pondicherry’s first basilica, the 6th in Tamil Nadu, the 20th in India, and the 50th in Asia. Thousands of people visit the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in order to find healing. If you are considering a trip to Pondicherry, this gorgeous church is a must-see because it will seclude you and transport you to a world of tranquilly away from the city’s fast-paced existence in a modern way.

Rock Beach

Rock Beach

Rock Beach

Another lovely beach in Pondicherry is Rock Beach, which has several rocks attached to it. If you like photographing sunrises, you must pay a visit to this peaceful beach early in the morning. It is one of Pondicherry’s most appealing beaches, where you can enjoy tasty local cuisine while relaxing for hours in a tranquil environment.

Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

The Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, also known as the Church of Our Lady of Angels, is one of Pondicherry’s most popular tourist attractions. The church is located on the quiet corner of Dumas Street and Surcoof Street, facing the Bay of Bengal. The church attracts tourists and residents alike as one of the old world’s charms. Enjoy divine bliss while marvelling at the magnificent architecture. Our Lady of Angels Church is Pondicherry’s only church where mass is held every Sunday in all three of the city’s languages: French, English, and Tamil. Feel the spiritual link when attending the holy congregation.

Ousteri Wetland and National Park

Ousteri Wetland and National Park

Ousteri Wetland and National Park

Ousteri Lake, also known as Osudu Lake, is located in Osudu Village on the Pondicherry-Villuppuram Road and is one of Asia’s most significant wetlands. The lake was designated a wildlife sanctuary by the government and is not just a national park rich in flora and fauna. It spans 390 hectares. Aside from many different types of plants and trees, this location is also home to more than 40 species of wildlife. Ouster Wetland is a bird watcher’s paradise, in addition to providing a scenic experience of nature’s bliss. Throughout the year, it hosts over 190 different migratory and local bird species. Beautiful birds such as the painted stork, open bill stork, golden oriole, tailorbird, white ibis, patched owlets, egrets, bulbul, kingfisher, among others may be seen.

Pudukuppam Beach

Pudukuppam Beach

Pudukuppam Beach

Pudukuppam Beach, with its palm tree paths and gleaming golden beaches, is one of Pondicherry’s most tranquil tourist destinations. The beach’s laid-back vibes will help you relax and unwind. The sunset and dawn times can not be missed because the shows are breathtaking. You should go for a beach walk with your girlfriend or simply play in the waves with your mates!

Shri Aurobindo Ashram

Shri Aurobindo Ashram

Shri Aurobindo Ashram

The Sri Aurobindo Ashram, also known as the Aurobindo Ashram, is a spiritual community (ashram) in the union territory of Pondicherry. The ashram began as a small group that grew over time as more and more Aurobindo Ghose disciples assembled to pursue spirituality. Because of the community’s dedication to humanity’s healing, the ashram is well-known not only in India but also in other countries. The ashram had only a few buildings in its early days, but as more people entered, the ashram became larger, and it now consists of several small buildings that are similar to one another. The ashram meets all of its members’ fundamental needs in order for them to live a safe and easy life. The ashram has a library where members can read and hear about the ashram’s roots and teachings. There are also numerous cultural facilities for members’ all-around production, such as dance, theatre, music, arts, and sports.

Old Lighthouse

Old Lighthouse

Old Lighthouse

The French intended to build a tower with a light that would guide mariners at night. The field around the ‘mât de Pavillon was chosen in November 1835, and engineer L. Guerre built the lighthouse in March 1836. A 1,000-watt rotating light replaced the fixed light on September 12, 1931. Since the lighthouse was often out of service, a new lighthouse was built in Kirapalaiyam village, to the south of the town, in 1970. This abandoned lighthouse is now partially turned into a museum. The Nehru statue is located across the intersection, face to face with the imposing Gandhi statue.

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Top 10 Awesome Benedict Cumberbatch Movies

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It takes a pristine effort to make any movie. The making of any movie depends on various factors, and the main factor is the acting of that actor. Today we are going to appreciate an amazing actor and a true philanthropist, Benedict Cumberbatch. So here’s the list of the top 10 awesome movies by him.

Star Trek Into Darkness

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When it was revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch was cast as a villain in Star Trek Into Darkness, pretty much everyone expected him to be taking on the role of Khan, though it wasn’t confirmed. The film centers around Captain James Kirk (Chris Pine) and the crew of the Starship Enterprise as they track down the super-soldier Khan following the events of a devastating terrorist attack on Starfleet headquarters.

Atonement

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From the very first time we meet Paul, we are introduced to a menacing and disgusting member of society’s upper-class who believes that he is above everyone else and is brought to life only in a way that Cumberbatch could pull off. It’s one of those performances where you absolutely detest the character but find yourself not being able to get enough of the actor’s performance.

12 Years A Slave

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We only see Cumberbatch’s portrayal of plantation owner William Ford for a short time in the 12-year struggle by Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), and during that time, we see it as tender of a performance as we can see from a slave owner. Compared to what comes later in the form of Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender), Ford comes off as a conflicted and complicated man in his time that is capable of seeing the error of his ways.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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Before Benedict Cumberbatch showed up in billion-dollar franchises he was still finding smaller roles in a number of different films, and that’s very much the case for his performance in the 2011 spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. When a mission to discover the identity of a Soviet mole in the ranks of MI6 goes horribly wrong, ages George Smiley (Gary Oldman) is forced out of retirement to uncover the double-agent and stop them in their tracks.

Starter For 10

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Before Benedict Cumberbatch and James McAvoy shared the screen in Atonement, the two appeared against one another in the 2006 British indie film Starter For 10. The film features Cumberbatch in a smaller role as Patrick Watts, the post-grad captain of a college quiz team who goes back and forth with McAvoy’s character, Brian Jackson, as their team prepares for the University Challenge television quiz show.

Black Mass

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Although Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t the first actor you recall when thinking about the 2015 James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) biopic Black Mass, but yeah, he’s all in this movie. Portraying Whitey’s brother William “Billy” Bulger, Cumberbatch gave audiences one of the film’s best performances as he tried to balance his brother’s criminal history and role as an FBI informant with that of his as the Massachusetts Senate President.

1917

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And though we don’t see Cumberbatch’s Mackenzie until the final moments of the film, he is very much a character throughout the movie as the two young soldiers race against time (and German soldiers) as they try to call off the attack before it ends in a massacre. The look on Cumberbatch’s face right before he reluctantly calls off the attack is painted with a mixture of pride and pain, a look only Cumberbatch could pull off at that moment.

Doctor Strange

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By the time Benedict Cumberbatch entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Dr. Stephen Strange in 2016 hit Doctor Strange, the actor had already appeared in multiple major franchises (Star Trek and The Hobbit come to mind), so the accomplished actor was more than prepared for what would become a career-defining role.

Avengers: Infinity War

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We didn’t see Dr. Strange’s true potential until the end of his first film, but by the time Avengers: Infinity War rolled into theaters in April 2018, the character had not only reached his potential, he exceeded it. You could tell that Cumberbatch was fully intertwined with the character in every scene where he is featured in this crossover epic.

The Imitation Game

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Benedict Cumberbatch was mostly featured in supporting roles in the lion’s share of his films going into The Imitation Game, but that would change after the actor gave one of the emotionally gutting performances of 2014 in the biopic about the Cambridge mathematician Alan Turing, who helps crack Nazi codes during World War II and later commits suicide after being thrown in prison for being gay.

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Top 10 Mesmerizing Songs By One Direction

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Music, a way of expressing love. Music soothes our nerves and calms us down. It’s not just the music that makes us happy, it’s the people singing it. So here’s the list of the top 10 amazing songs by the One Direction band. So let’s appreciate this awesome band with this awesome list.

Steal my girl

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“Steal My Girl” is a song written and recorded by the English-Irish boy band One Direction. It is the lead single from their fourth studio album Four (2014). It was released worldwide on 29 September 2014. The single was written by band members Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne and regular collaborators Jonathan Cain, Wayne HectorJohn RyanEd Drewett, and Julian Bunetta (the four had previously written “Best Song Ever”). 

One thing

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“One Thing” is a song by English-Irish boy band One Direction from their debut studio album, Up All Night (2011). It was released in various countries by Syco Music on 6 January 2012, as their second single, and as their third single in the UK on 13 February 2012. Additionally, Columbia Records sent it to contemporary hit radio playlists on 22 May 2012 as their second single in the United States.

Through the dark

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Through The Dark is a song by One Direction from their album, Midnight Memories. It is the eleventh track of the album.

18

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18 is the fourth track from One Direction‘s fourth studio album, Four. The song was written by Ed Sheeran.

You & I

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You & I is the fifth track from One Direction‘s third album, Midnight Memories. It served as the fourth and final single. An official music video was released on April 18, 2014.

Night changes

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Night Changes is the seventh track from One Direction‘s fourth studio album, Four. It served as the second and final single from the album and reached the top 10 in the UK. It is the last official single featuring Zayn Malik.

Olivia

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Olivia is the ninth track from Made in the A.M. It was released globally on November 13, 2015.

Drag me down

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“Drag Me Down” is the lead single for One Direction‘s fifth album Made In The A.M. It was the first song the band released since Zayn Malik‘s departure in March 2015 and introduced a more acoustic and funky sound.

Story of my life

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Story of My Life is the second single from One Direction‘s third studio album Midnight Memories. It was released on October 28, 2013. A radio staple, the song garnered unprecedented critical and public acclaim due to the more serious tone and indie-pop sound. It was a top 3 single in the UK and Australia, and a top 10 single in the United States. It is considered one of One Direction‘s most famous and recognizable songs.

What makes you beautiful

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What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction‘s debut single from their debut album Up All Night. It was released on September 11, 2011, in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and on 14 February 2012 in the United States. It is the band’s signature song and one of the best-selling singles of all time.

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Top 10 Best Indian Series To Watch

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Series are something that has inspired the world and are still trying to do so. There are various Indian series that can inspire and truly mind-shooking. So here’s the list of the top 10 most amazing Indian series to shook you.

Paatal Lok

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This Amazon prime is one of the latest Hindi web series to watch, which stars Jaideep Ahlawat in the lead role and the whole storyline is quite engaging and stellar casting.

Sacred Games

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The most awaited Hindi Indian web series that gathered a huge amount of audience. This best web series Hindi features Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. Sacred Games is the first Hindi web series that was uploaded on Netflix and we all binge-watched it. The brilliant team of directors Vikramaditya Motwane.

The Family Man

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Manoj Bajpayee starer’s “The Family Man” best Hindi web series has been announced for 2 more seasons. The show is an Indian web series filled with drama and suspense. It was premiered on Amazon Prime Video in September 2019. There are reports that suggest the filming of season 2 has begun in November 2019 and we are all waiting to see the charm of Manoj Bajpayee on screen again.

Breathe Into The Shadows

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Breathe Into the Shadows is an Indian crime drama web series starring Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh, and Nithya Menen in lead roles. This web series drama Hindi was premiered on Amazon Prime Video on 10th July 2020. Breathe is directed by Mayank Sharma and produced by Abundantia Entertainment.

TVF Inmates

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Inmates is a comedy web series that stars Mukti Mohan, Akanksha Thakur, Kashyap Kapoor, Raghav Raj Kakkar, and Ashish Verma. This is a story of five friends who live together. This is a comedy show which is a little old but it’s pure gold. If you haven’t watched it yet do it now.

Hostages  

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After a successful first season, the streaming platform will return with the second one of Sudhir Mishra’s hostages starring Tisca Chopra and Ronit Roy.

Ghoul

GHOUL

Ghoul is a Hindi web series horror-based show that has Arab folklore monster ghoul and it is a Netflix original from India, after Sacred Games.

Delhi Crime

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Delhi Crime is an Indian crime drama web series based on the events that occurred after the horrific Delhi gang rape case in 2012. The show has got popular with the depiction of the crime which happened in the Capital.

Mirzapur

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A violent and aggressive revenge drama series in Hindi in the city of Mirzapur became much more than just the gun and power. With an excellent star cast like Ali Fazal, Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey, and Divyendu Sharma. This Indian show has been loved by the audience and also is prepping for its season 2.

Kota Factory

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India’s first black and white Hindi web series present the honest story of Kota coaching and the race to clear the engineering entrance examinations. This series has relatable dialogues which attracted the audience.

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