By Somali K Chakrabarti What happens when a child is bestowed with incredible talent that tremendously surpasses the ability of others? Chances are that such a child is declared as a prodigy. According to wikipedia, child prodigy refers to a child, who under the age of ten produces meaningful output in some domain to the level of an adult expert performer. Wolfgang Mozart started composing at the age of three. Pablo Picasso is known to draw before he could talk. He made his first oil painting at the age of nine. While some child prodigies grow up to become eminent individuals, not all children who are identified as prodigies grow up to be extraordinary adults. Prodigies may receive a lot of fame and adulation in the childhood, but more than adulation, they need support and resources to realize or surpass the promise shown in the childhood. Many such issues arise in the movie Budhia Singh– Born to run, based on the true story of Budhia Singh, a boy from Odisha, whose name was listed in the Limca book of Records as the world’s youngest marathon runner in the year 2006.
In the sweltering summer heat How we pine for a cool retreat! Some savory cold drinks To beat the scorching heat!! Frosty beverage treats Punches and Smoothies Topped with refreshing cream To bring in a wintery feel – Watermelon, lychee, Strawberries, tiramisu, and apple tangy green!! Now, what are we waiting for? It’s time to rush in… Where? To your nearest CCD – >
By Somali K Chakrabarti MBA has been a popular option for many fresh graduates as well as for working professionals, who aspire to move to management positions in their career. While it is often looked upon as a prestige tag or a ticket for professional success, what generally goes unstated is that MBA gives students a chance to reflect upon their working style, develop an appreciation for all business functions, learn how to work together as a team, hone their management and interpersonal skills, and develop networks for life. Unlike other Masters programmes which provide specialization in a specific field, an MBA is an interdisciplinary study that draws from the fields of psychology, sociology, economics, accounting and finance, to give an overall perspective of business to the participants of the program.
Early morning the doorbell rang Hearing it I woke up, to my feet I sprang When I opened the door, what did I see? A courier box delivered for me !! Image Source:
By Somali K Chakrabarti The Round Table: Theme Based Blogging Contest The need to express yourself in today’s fast-moving world cannot be emphasized upon enough. Opinionated views are formed within the fraction of a second and spread out far and wide over the internet with the speed and alacrity of the waves; as such it becomes imperative that sane voices do not remain unheard. Thankfully, the impact of blogging is also spreading fast, providing every net savvy individual a platform to express himself/ herself. Institutions and organizations, too, are not left untouched by the power that blogging wields, and are taking to the platform for organizing contests to get diverse perspectives, viewpoints and increase visibility. The Round Table, a theme-based blogging contest, organized by Pragyan, NIT Trichy in association with Campus Diaries is aimed at tech enthusiasts who want to hold out their distinct voice from the opinionated noise of the internet.
Selfie – a word that was sparsely used even till 2010, has gained widespread usage over the last 3-4 years. The fact that ‘Selfie’ was nominated as ‘word of the year 2013’ by the Oxford Dictionary proves how the selfie has infiltrated into our daily lives. The concept of selfie is not exactly a new one. Self- portraits or clicking one’s own picture with a camera have been around since quite some time. The early incarnations of selfie, were taken by people experimenting with their new cameras to see how their images would turn out. When the use of cameras became widespread, selfies were generally taken by those who would be travelling alone. The advent of smartphones, however, has made it much easier and quicker to take selfies. Unlike the first generation selfies, selfies today can be instantly shared with friends and family or even publicly.
Úde jab jab zulfein teri’, Ýeh Reshmi Zulfon ka..’ Yeh reshmi zulfe yeh sharbati ankhe’ The common attribute for the three songs mentioned above is the word ‘Zulf’ (meaning hair). Yes, hair has featured prominently in a number of romantic Hindi songs and poetry. Not so in case of English songs or poetry…maybe the reference to hair as a romantic expression is more specific to Indian culture. Hair also finds reference to Indian mythology. River Ganges was released from Lord Shiva’s hair to meet the needs of the country according to Hindu mythology. But why all this fuss about hair? The simple reason is that by the end of the week hair turns frizzy and we had gathered to find a solution for dealing with the frizz of hair.
It was 7 pm. I hurried into the restaurant, somewhat excited at the prospect of meeting Oli. Finding a seat for two, I seated myself comfortably. Soft music played in the dimly lit restaurant. Oli, my ex colleague, was in town for a week and we had decided to catch up for dinner. I was to see her after a gap of 16 years to be precise. In all these years she had metamorphosed into a self-proclaimed diva and had acquired a quasi-celebrity status on the social media, posting pictures taken on her birthdays, anniversaries, and every other occasion that one can think of. Innumerable pictures of hers including close-ups of her face, exotic shades on her eyes, trendy hairstyles and bags, her cat, her hubby, friends, as well as the leftovers in her food plate flooded the social media. Her immense success on social media could be measured in terms of the FB likes and comments that followed the posts.
Change is the only constant in our life. A natural part of growing up is the change in our likes and dislikes. The perception of our home, and the room we call our own, Like our personality, changes with time.
Some places have their own set of energy, it is so unique to those places only, and Goa is one of them. The moment you land you are charged up. Says my blogger friend Nihar Pradhan. Back from a short vacation in Goa, I was smitten by the beauty of the place in the monsoon, which shows up in my posts Goa in the Monsoon and Going around Goa, I couldn’t have agreed more with him. In these two posts, I have written about churches, temples, plantations, aquarium, beaches and forts, and even about a haunted place. What I also wanted to jot down was a review of the hotel where we had put up during our stay. So here it is.