Five Greatest Monologues I've ever seen




A monologue is usually a long speech by a single actor. According to its definition, a narration can sometimes be considered as a monologue as well. But not necessarily. A monologue in its own term means a speech delivered by an actor as his thoughts rather than what's happening in the scene.

I've been researching over monologues and watching and learning as much as I can.
Here are some of the greatest monologues I found online.
This list is not actually just five monologues but five sources where I found the best monologues.

1. 12 Angry Men
This movie is mostly shot in one room only with 12 men who would decide the fate of a suspect on the basis of facts and figures presented in the court. This movie takes amazing turns and full of monologues.


2. Rajat's Speech | Pyar ka Punchnama
Even though it's a Hindi monologue, English audience can find the translated subtitles on YouTube here. Considering the definition it's a monologue and can be delivered in one go.

3. Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet): To be or not to be
I stumbled into this while searching for monologues and I find it great. Having no background knowledge of this play I find it hard to understand but the way it is executed makes me want to watch it again and again.




4. Game of Throne Tyrion's Speech during the trial
Game of Throne is an epic series with great acting perfectly put together. There are numerous dialogues and monologues that makes Game of Throne one of the best TV series ever made.
Apart from Tyrion's speech, you can look for Khalisi and Peter Bailish's monologues.

5. Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman
This whole movie hits you in the spot. It's Morgan Freeman guys. Best known for his voice. 




Some mentions worth taking a look.

Naseeruddin Shah in A Wednesday



Kevin Spacey in House of Cards


Monologue based game development

I've been working, I've been working really hard. But I was relaxed until now. 
Now, there's a sense of urgency. So I had to fast forward my progress. I've been working on a game which is mostly a monologue of a boy surviving the apocalypse. 




He lives in his room and doesn't go out much just to be careful.
I've formulated a script to work on and started watching monologues for better understanding and improving my acting skills.
I'll update here with all the resources I used to learn over time. 
I'll also be sharing my transcript when it's done. 
So how did go about developing a monologue based game? 
The reason behind this was putting my skills to best use. I wanted to make a video game, and a movie and a Full Motion Video Game (FMV) was the answer to this.
Now I was also short of manpower so I had to design a script/game with lowest possible number of characters and locations. Therefore a room based video wherein there's only one character.
I also found out that the keyword "monologue" isn't all the competing when it comes to search engines. It perfectly fits my needs. 


How to access Websites in Blocked in your Country

The short and simple answer is to use a VPN.
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. Upon using a VPN your request to see a website is routed through a remote server located in a different country.

Opera Web Browser provides free VPN server and is the easiest way to access any blocked content.



You can download Opera Web Browser from their website here.

To use VPN in Opera Browse follow steps below.






  1. Open Opera Web Brower.
  2. Click on Menu at top-left of the browser and open Settings.
  3. In the search on right type VPN
  4. Enable VPN by clicking on the toggle.




The First Tree is on 50% off sale for 24 hours

The First Tree on Steam

The First Tree is an exploration game in which you play as a wolf trying to find it's Family.
Reviews are overwhelmingly positive and this great game is quite a tear jerker.



A lovely, 3rd-person exploration game focused around 2 parallel stories: a fox making an attempt to seek out her missing family, and a son reconnecting along with his alienated father in Alaska.
Uncover artefacts from the son's life as he becomes tangled within the fox’s journey towards the primary Tree.
The game got recently updated and its future seems bright.

Totally worth the value. It's on a 50% off sale for 24 hours.
Head to Steam and get it before the sale goes away.

5 Great Places you can get Blog Content Ideas from

Suffering from writer's block? or just have no idea what to write about? These five places can offer you great content ideas and also keep you updated.




  1. Reddit
  2. News Apps, magazines and newspaper
  3. Related Blogs and YouTube Videos
  4. Forums and discussion boards
  5. Google Trends and Keyword research tools
The best possible source of knowledge and information, in my opinion, has always been Reddit. Before being introduced to Reddit I would often waste lots of my time on 9GAG which seems to be fine but it's meant for fun, not information. Reddit is by far the best source for the latest trends and memes. I would have included Quora here, but from past few months, the quality of content in Quora has degraded significantly. Although you can refine your interest in Quora the amount of sponsored content and baseless question just ruins the moment. Nevertheless, Quora is also a great source for getting inspired for writing.

News Apps and magazine are a great way to keep yourself updated with general affairs. Google News is flawless and you can also set your interested topics in it.

One of the healthy habit when blogging is to keeping track of your competition. Read blogs that offer similar content like your blog. Sometimes you can also simply rephrase a blog post in your way. There's nothing wrong in copying an idea.

Join forums and discussion board related to your blog's niche. For example, Steam is a great source for the latest Gaming trends. There are numerous Groups that discuss latest and trending games. 

Google Trends and other keyword research tool offer great help in content writing and keeping the quality. Some notable tools for this are KWFinder, Google Adwords and ahref. 



What's Domain Authority and how you can increase it

Domain authority is one of the many factors(yet a very important one) which affects the placement of your website's content in searches.
Although Search Engine Optimisation(SEO) plays a very crucial role in making your content accessible in search results Domain Authority covers an entirely different aspect.
It states a level of importance of the Webpage or website, in turn describing how reliable is the website or webpage.



How to increase your Domain Authority?

  1. Quality Content
  2. Search Engine Optimisation
  3. Internal Linking
  4. High-Quality Backlinks
  5. Regular Updates
  6. Avoid Broken Links
To check your Domain Authority you can head to Moz website and also you can have their addon installed to keep a track of Domain Authority of any webpage you visit.
Domain Authority is also a viable way to research your competition. 
You'll always have a better chance over a website with lower Domain Authority compared to your website.

Here's how you can increase the Domain Authority of your blog or website.

1. Write Quality Content.
You see searched only exists because of all the information that is available online. You cannot expect to have thousands of visitors for no content. Also, you cannot expect visitors for some content that makes no sense or isn't good enough compared to others.
You need to have quality content, submit to Google Search console and hope for best.

2. Search Engine Optimization
SEO is something you just have to spend a one-time effort on. Most of the time you don't even have to worry about it. If you're running on Wordpress make sure your theme is properly optimized for Search Crawlers. If you're on Blogspot, there's not much to do but use a proper theme for your blog. You can always switch to the Blogspot theme I designed specifically keeping SEO in mind.

3. Internal Linking
It's pretty much self explanatory. Internal linking refers to cross-linking the blog content wherever possible.
Mostly it reduces the Bounce rate and also helps your users to be on the same page as the writer.

4. Quality Backlinks
It's always a good idea to have backlinks. They're not dead. It affects your search positioning. Not clearly but it does affect it. But be aware not to have backlinks from toxic pages. 

5. Regular Updates
There is no reason for a search crawler to crawl a blog that is not being updated. When you're not posting anything you're at a loss of content compared to blogs that are updating.
You lose a place over time. And ultimately the authority. The more content you have better it is.

6. Avoid Broken Links
Broken links are a no go. Use Google Webmaster tool to keep a check on any broken link you might have. 

I'm going to increase the visitors on my blog and here's how

Up until now, I've been blogging on what so ever I feel like writing. Turns out it's not a healthy habit for blogging. As I previously explained how following a niche helps your blog it also inversely affects it if a niche is not being followed. So I plan to fix that and by posting more content on a certain topic and let the define the niche of my blog.
I did my research and found that people(other bloggers) tend to interact more with posts that are SEO or blogging based. The reason is obvious to get better backlinks and traffic of the same niche.



I plan to do it by doing little research on similar web pages and mostly throw KWFinder.
For those who don't know, KWfinder is an easy way for researching keywords you can target for better search result placement.
KWfinder gives free five searches for a day.
Also, you can do keyword research using Google Adwords.


Rangbaaz 2018 Zee5 Watch Online

This new web series is inspired by the true life events of Shiv Prakash Shukla who was killed on 22 September 1998. 



Shiv Prakash Shukla was known for being a hired killer and was taken down by Special Task Force at the age of 25.

Unfortunately, the Zee5 website and app seems to be awful. I had to watch it on the illegal source in spite of having a subscription. 
Anyway, following links will redirect you to episodes online. I don't want to promote piracy here so I'd recommend getting a subscription and watching Rangbaaz on Zee5 App or website.

Episode 1 Gangstar ka Mobile
https://tinyurl.com/rangbaaz1

Episode 2 Coming of age
https://tinyurl.com/rangbaaz2


Episode 3 Bhiksha, Shiksha or Diksha
https://tinyurl.com/rangbaaz3

Episode 4 Naam hai Ram Shankar Tiwari
https://tinyurl.com/rangbaaz4

Episode 5 Shiv Prakash kiske sath hai?
https://tinyurl.com/rangbaaz5

Episode 6 Mata ka jagrata
https://tinyurl.com/rangbaaz6

Episode 7 Apharan
https://tinyurl.com/rangbaaz7

Episode 8 National level ka criminal
https://tinyurl.com/rangbaaz8

Episode 9 Climax
https://tinyurl.com/rangbaaz9


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Reliable source of information, news and entertainment

It's Reddit, the front page of the Internet.

I was introduced to Reddit through a subreddit r/dota2 and soon I realized it's the best thing ever.
It's only when you start using it you'll realize how much of the content is just copied off Reddit to different sites like 9GAG and Facebook.



Almost every joke, meme and bizarre videos and GIFs happen to originate from Reddit.
Reddit is also a reliable source for news. Many news websites often just post their content on Reddit for better exposure.

Also, Reddit is one of the greatest sources for NSFW materials. There literally many people and companies posting stuffs.

Good content is always appreciated on Reddit and the Frontpage is full of new informational content and jokes and whatnot.

If you don't find the native Reddit app that appealing you can try Joey for Reddit on Play Store. It's free and there are no ads.
Also, there's a thing called Scroller for Reddit which will auto scroll the images through the subreddits you select. Pretty decent application if you want to just leave a slideshow of r/EarthPorn on your TV or desktop.

Microsoft Announces Edge will be a Chromium Browser

Recently, Microsoft announced its Edge browser will transition to using Chromium as its rendering engine. To say people in the tech industry have strong feelings about this is putting it mildly.



The announcement added fuel to an ongoing debate around whether the market dominance of Chromium gives Google too much control over the web. Between Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, Chromium-based browsers will now account for over 76% of desktop browsers worldwide—giving Chromium, and by extension Google, massive leverage in defining the standards for web development.

Many are comparing Chromium's current popularity to that of Internet Explorer in the early 2000s when Internet Explorer accounted for over 90% of all web browsers. What's fascinating about the rise of Chromium, however, is how different it is from the Internet Explorer era.

The dominance of early-2000s Windows and Internet Explorer made it nearly impossible for other companies to build browsers—this was at the heart of Microsoft's 2001 antitrust lawsuit. Chromium, on the other hand, has created a reliable, open-source platform for many new browsers, creating a thriving ecosystem of stable browsers tailored to different audiences:

Brave - A privacy-focused browser with the tagline, “You are not a product.” The browser blocks ads and trackers by default, claiming better performance and privacy as a result.
Vivaldi - A project launched by Opera alums, Vivaldi is a Chromium browser that strives to be as customizable as possible. As it says on its site, “From the look and feel, to how you interact with your browser, every aspect of Vivaldi can be tweaked and customized.”
Blisk - A browser built specifically for developers. Blisk allows you to simultaneously test your code on multiple devices, take one-click screenshots, and evaluate code via a built-in analytics dashboard.

The stability and popularity of Chromium are making it easier than ever to bring new, viable browsers to users.