Amanda Francesca Mendonça

After spending pretty much all of my teen years waiting for a Hogwarts letter that never came, I gave up and settled for being a wizard with words instead. A hopeless romantic, when I’m not penning down short stories, I’m busy imagining my own happily ever after.

8 Times Actors Pushed Their Limits To Play Other Actors On-Screen

Actors are versatile artists. They’re great at slipping in and out of characters and making us believe in worlds other than our own. Of course, the toughest of roles are those in which they’re required to portray a real person on screen, and the bar is only raised impossibly higher when the said person is […]

5 Horrifying But Very Real Instances Of People Being Buried Alive

Believe it or not, there was once a time in history when people were being buried alive quite often. That would be around the same time doctors resorted to nipple pinching and poker shoving to determine death, but didn’t really take into account paralysis or coma. Now on the upside, medicine has evolved and become […]

What’s In A Name: Stories Of The Men Behind 5 Famous Booze Brands

A peek into any respectable bar cabinet will reveal several labels bearing the name of famous men. But how well do we really know these Friday night friends of ours? Are they people who really lived? Who were they anyway? And how did they end up on our bottles? You’ll find the answers below. 1. […]

Behind The Bar: The Histories Of 6 Popular Cocktails

In 1862, Jerry Thomas, the Godfather of American Bartending, wrote the first book of cocktail recipes. With the endless array of cocktails served up today, it’s hard to imagine that only around a century ago, our options at the bar were fairly limited. In truth, it took many years of brave experimenting and improvisation and […]

Letters From A Murderer: The Unsolved Mystery Of The Zodiac Killer

Committing at least five murders and taking credit for several more, the psychopath who called himself the Zodiac Killer terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s. He was never caught. For the curious, here’s a brief account of his grisly crimes – the horrific killings and the disturbing letters, the bizarre ciphers […]

10 Shakespearean Insults That Sound Even Fancier In Hindi!

For years, William Shakespeare has been much celebrated for his plays and sonnets, but not enough for another valuable contribution to English Literature  – the most savage burns ever. And while they’re absolutely excellent in the Bard of Avon’s original words, they’re somehow even fancier in Hindi (courtesy of Google Translate) and so much more hilarious. […]

7 TV Show Couples We Wish Had Never Gotten Together

We all have characters from our favourite TV shows whom we root for and ship. The will-they-won’t-they romance is a tried-and-tested theme that’s been successfully employed by the entertainment industry for years. As viewers, we loyally tune in season after season, hoping they’ll surrender to that undeniable, simmering onscreen chemistry they share with each other […]

7 Mysterious Legends Of Famous Ghost Ships That Still Haunt The Seas

Ghost ships are a bad omen, materializing out of thin air and disappearing just as quickly. Narrated and retold and embellished over the years, stories of these spectral phantasms have sailed the sea for almost as long as ships have. Although these legends leave much room for doubt, here are 7 haunted ships that continue […]

Break Up Sex: The Good, The Bad, And The Better Truths Of Getting Under The Sheets One Last Time!

Breakup sex is bittersweet. It’s passionate. It’s demanding. It’s squeezing all of the emotions involved in your relationship into a few hours and making love to each other one last time. Can you really handle that? Most people can’t. That’s probably why it doesn’t happen so often. But if it does, you might as well […]

5 Pop Bands From The 90s That Broke Up And Broke Our Hearts

Oh, the sorrow! The grief over a stolen future, the endless rewinding of cassettes and the desperate carving of names into desks, hoping they’d stay together for eternity. Breakups can be painful – and band breakups, even more so. The 90s pop bands on this list, especially, made music we grew up listening to and […]

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