First thing that comes to mind: Is it even possible?

For us, at least, Red October equals the submarine in Tom Clancy’s popular book, The Hunt for Red October – also the basis for the eponymous movie. And on a more serious, real-life note, Red October is used to refer to the Russian Revolution of 1917 – considered to be one of the most explosive political events in the 20th century, when the Bolsheviks (with Lenin at the lead) ended the reign of the Romanovs. Continue reading →



One week from today, a huge chunk of the world’s population will be celebrating the Hallmark holiday that is Valentine’s Day. The day when romantic love is celebrated, following the tradition set eons ago.

While not everyone subscribes to the whole “love is in the air” thing during this period, it’s still a nice gesture to get and receive gifts – if for nothing else but just because. Continue reading →