Helen Keller, at the age of two she suffered an illness that left her blind and deaf. Her parents took her to Dr. Alexander Graham Bell who recommended the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston. Her life changed. A door closed, but another opened. Her concern for all the blind around the world, especially those blinded in World War I, got her to share the light and vision she saw. She was a political activist, people called her naïve, she worked for the blind, deaf, people gave her international honors, she left behind a legacy in the form of her writings, people still are inspired by them. Here are some quotes that will make you say ‘Let Us Have Faith’…
Anil Kumble announced his resignation! Does it sound about right? Why? The tussle between current Indian captain and the legendary bowler has dominated the headlines like a gossip column piece. Reports have emerged that if Kumble had stayed on as the coach, Kohli would almost surely “have resigned.” What? As a form of blackmail to the authorities? A little man child with reason enough. And reason enough for us to be believe that he is a rebel without a cause. No doubt, he is the best at his job, but he is definitely not the best person for the sport that is all about team work and what is considered a religion in our country.
Erik Erikson, a name no one knows apart from Psychology students maybe, but should know. He was a prominent psychologist who made numerous contributions to the field of psychology that mended lives with words. Best known for conceptualizing the identity of Identity Crisis, he learnt it all from his identity crisis that choked him at an early age. He is the survivor who told his story like a very few people do, the thought provoking … Continue reading
Johnny Depp was a middle class family boy from Kentucky who made it so big in the dream city of Los Angeles, California that no movie star can come close to his stardom worldwide in today’s time. Wondering why? Even after a series of box office disasters and a messed up personal life scenario? It is because he has been nothing but himself! Don’t you want to be yourself? Dare to, atleast!
When all you can do is pretend to read that unfinished book of yours with that goddamn bad habit you cannot quit, and revisit how you lost those little battles that you fought, wishing for more battles to happen, so that someday you can know what it’s like to win. What do you do when that realization strikes? Accept the chaos and own it like your own, right?
You validate my youth, you set my goals, you encouraged me to live my way, you shattered my dreams, you turned them into a phoenix, you gave me a career, you made me cry, you screamed at me about the reality of rain, you soaked me in the sun, you shook me to realize it is about the little things, you poked me for my underachievement, you pushed me to contribute to you, you broke me into weak pieces, you made me rise, you gave me the love of my life, you made me a wolf, you made me a survivor, you belong to me, I belong to you.. You validate me…
10 years have passed with you, have been under your shadow, upon turning 30 in another year, I just cannot wait to experience you more for a yet another phase, it will never be enough, for there is no sorcery greater than yours Bombay! You validate me.
Let’s give you a little background here first! We all are fond of watching English TV series, be it any genre. For teenagers, it’s a very effective method to merely “kill time”. While we enjoy watching them, we never really absorb the hidden meanings in the subplots of anything that we watch. Let’s not underestimate the writers, they put it out there in a subtle way for you to absorb what you really want to. FRIENDS is one such popular American sitcom.
The statement, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”, was made by John Emerich Edward Dahlberg Acton, also known as Lord Acton, a British historian of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It was a clear observation by Acton that a person’s morality lessens as his or her power increases. Power is simply defined as the ability to make choices or influence outcomes, which is also power held by a person or group of people in a society.
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