My Thoughts on R. Madhavan’s Harvard India Conference Speech

Harvard Dreams of a better India with Madhavan

It isn’t always easy,en-capturing so many young minds and making a serious topic seem like a spell-bounding story. But Mr. Madhavan did something just like that and made it look effortless.

Just like the shining spider on his tie,his thoughts and dreams on the future of his motherland caught everyone’s attention from the get-go.

Keeping us focused on himself as he gave us interesting little tidbits and anecdotes from his life,Mr Madhavan’s vision on India in the year 2030 was just as well-thought and passionate.

His vision of India does not just evolve around the cities we know and love,but also all the villages that go unnoticed. Mr Madhavan dreams of an India where the rural population does not need to worry about their bare necessities,but can actually kick back and have a cultural connect.

I wish we could say his dream is not very far off,but even a dream as practical as his,needs a lot of work and vision.

It’s an interesting dream,one not a lot would have,but an important one regardless and I hope that one day it isn’t just a dream anymore.

 

Altro.

“You’re an altro.” Her mother said.

“I’m a what?” Tara asked, flabbergasted.

“You say you can fly right?”

Tara nodded.

“You’re an altro, people born with one particular special power” She continued.

“What?”

You’re an altro Tara, I’m not gonna repeat it again, and I need you to help me.”

 

 

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PS: So I was supposed to write a fantasy story in 50 words and post it on my blog.Let me know what you guys think!

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ARE BOOK ADAPTATIONS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA?

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The Girl on The Train the latest book to movie adaptation on the block failed to thrill us like its book counterpart. But why didn’t Rachel’s voyeuristic alcoholic ways and Meghan’s trapped wild-spirit capture our minds on the big screen?

Why is it that out of all the recent book to movie adaptations only a handful of them made an impact and reached up to the level of its book counterpart?

There are many examples of successful book to movie adaptations, but to each successful one there are 10 unsuccessful ones.

Where Harry Potter and Lord of the Ring made a mark in the world of cinema and on the minds of all the fans, movies like The Maze Runner, Allegiant failed to make you feel anything, except maybe pity.

It’s not that only a good book can be adapted into a good movie, a good book is necessary yes, but a good script is imperative. The Godfather for example, an exceptional book, is an even more extraordinary movie.

There are obviously some pros and cons to book to movie adaptations, let’s take a look:

Books!

Movies!

·       You get the Full Story. ·       You get the full story, without the unnecessary parts.
·       You can imagine the character exactly the way you like him/her. ·       Gives the character a face.
·       Reaches the targeted audience. ·       Reaches a larger audience
·       Let’s you imagine the world it takes place in. ·       Gives you a glimpse of the world.
·       All characters add their own different charm to the story ·       Some characters are omitted from the storyline! (Looking at you Harry Potter, we wanted Peeves!)

But what about the look and the feel?

Can you describe how it feels to smell a new book? Your anticipation to watch the new movie adapted from your favourite book?

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The world is firmly divided into 2 types of people, people who think the book was better, and people who think the movie was better.

A booklover can tell you a characters past, present and future, shoot all your claims down that the movie had all the important parts required for the story, but that is the difference between these two types of people! A booklover won’t mind sitting for an 8 hour movie if it claims to include every little thing in the book, whereas the second type of people won’t find it practical. It’s a thin line, a very conscious divide and an eternal battle.

But the bottom line will always be the same, if you adapt a book right, it will unite these two types of people. If you don’t the battle will forever rage on.

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10 Celebs who have nailed the Athleisure Trend

Behold! the world has finally realized that sweatpants and yoga pants are the comfiest pieces of clothing ever! And it’s completely acceptable to wear them in public now!

And you thought our favorite celebs did not take charge?

Here are the top 10 celebs who have nailed the Athleisure (Athletic-Leisure) trend down pat.

10. Kourtney Kardashian

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The mother of 3 might very well have the wackiest gym outfit of all. But a gym with that view, who can resist wearing an itty bitty bikini?

9. Rihanna

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Riri,known for her unique style and matching voice was bound to have her unusual take on the athleisure trend,cant say its something I wouldn’t wear, it looks comfy enough to do nothing in and cute enough to go on dates in.

8. Taylor Swift

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Deny all you want,but those leggings and Taylor Swift are changing the game forever with this outfit.I’m sure it takes a LOT of work to maintain that body,but I still wished my hair looked that perfect every time I left for the gym,or came back from,or exercised even a little bit.

7. Nina Dobrev

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Nina, the coziest soul on this planet,reminding us that sometimes things that are comfortable are the cutest!

6. Hailey Baldwin

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I know she’s probably not going to,but Hailey Baldwin looks like she could kick some serious a** in that outfit.And do not even get me started on that jacket and those pants.Just don’t,cause I’m frantically searching for them everywhere!

5. Karlie Kloss

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Karlie Kloss just gives us goals with every outfit.

4. Selena Gomez

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I’m sure that flat stomach takes work but that outfit looks effortless.

3. Miley Cyrus

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Miley proving that she is still nailing the 2 worlds.

2. Gigi Hadid

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With the punch that Gigi recently packed,we are sure she doesn’t take gym sessions lightly and that she makes it a point to look stunning in all of them.

1.Kendall Jenner

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Kendall proving that keeping it simple is usually the best way,in the gym,on the street and on the catwalk.

Favorite Quotes from The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass.

“Normal isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.” – Luke Garroway.

“If I feel The urge to burst into flames, I’ll let you know.” – Simon Lewis.

 

“Just because you have power doesn’t mean you know how to use it” – Luke Garroway.

“Some laws were meant to be broken”- Luke Garroway.

“I find reflection absolutely centres the mind” – inquisitor Aldertree.

“Appearances are significant, and never more than in politics.” – Inquisitor Aldertree.

” You can always sway the crowd provided you have a good story”-Inquisitor Aldertree

“It depends on whether the idea of being merciful makes him feel powerful at the time” – Samuel Blackburn.

“Isn’t there always a girl “- Samuel Blackburn.

“Maybe you just never know what it was like to want something you couldn’t have before” – Alec Lightwood.

“Love makes us liars” – Jace Wayland.

“You’re not happy to see me,then? I have to say,I’m surprised. I’ve always been told my presence brightened up any room. One might think that went doubly for dank  underground cells” – Jace Wayland.


“Were you ever a waiter?”

“No but I was brought up by a Frenchwoman,” Sebastian reminded her. “It involved an even more rigorous course of training.”

“Regret is such a pointless emotion, don’t you agree?” – Magnus Bane.

“A true vampire knows he’s dead, he accepts his death.But you, you think you are still one of the living. It is what makes you so dangerous.” Raphael Santiago.

“You cannot acknowledged that you are no longer alive” – Raphael Santiago.

“Everything falls someday” – Samuel Blackburn.

“What kind of a walk takes six hours?”

“A long one?” Jace suggested.

“You had to make a crazy jail friend, didn’t you? You couldn’t just count ceiling tiles or tame a pet mouse like normal prisoners do?” Jace Wayland to Simon Lewis.

“People aren’t born good or bad. Maybe they’re born with tenencies either way, but its the way you live your life that matters” – Simon Lewis.

“But even the cleverest puzzle has a solution” – Lucian Graymark

“Of course you’re not,” said Jace , “Because you live to torture me,dont you?”

“Not everything ,Jace , is about you,'” Clary said furiously.

“There is no pretending, ” Jace said with absolute clarity.  “I love you,and I will love you until I die, and if there’s a life after that, I’ll love you then.”

“Knowing is better than not knowing. Every time.” – Clary Fray.

“It’s easy to be afraid of what you don’t share ” – Clary Fray.

“You’re killing me because you want me to give a message to God for you? You’re crazier than I thought.”- Jace Wayland.