Wednesday, 26 March 2014


Are you sure????

The other day during one of my classes, we had an alumni come over. We all assumed (at least I did) that for the next 50 minutes my eyes would be heavy with boredom and sleep. We all tend to have this never changing image of “irrelevance” when it comes to students, or alumni or even faculties from other departments who come over to take the class.

This class turned out to be different…………. and here is what it left me with after 50 minutes......

On most occasions we try to proclaim that we would want a particular career most probably because we either fancy that career or we are told that it pays well or simply because we are following family tradition. Never have we given a sincere thought to the best career that an individual can have that promises both a heavy wallet and a cheerful mind. Each of us has our own strengths that is, the things we are certain we are good at. please note the word 'certain'. Also, we have our list of passions that is, the things we like to do. Finally, we have a list of what we want to do. The part where this gets interesting is, when we realise that all these three lists point us to three different directions.

It is a common saying that it is dangerous to have both the feet in two boats. Well in this case, the way I see it, that is what is happening to us. In fact, we are all over the place when it comes to deciding a career for ourselves. The best solution that comes to mind is connecting our passions and strengths and coming with a career that can help us achieve this relation. This ensures a long term career with no regrets.

I agree it is difficult but if not a complete 100% why not at least come close to a 70%??

I made a list of my strengths and passions and realised that what I wanted to do wasn’t in synchrony with my strengths and passions. This also means that if I really want to achieve the goal, then, I will have to work more on my strengths, make the work my passion and align it to the goal that I want.

Besides that, it is also necessary to understand that every field holds great potential. But being the master in that particular field is whats more important.


I’m going to work on relating the three lists I had prepared for myself so that I don’t have to regret my decision on the career I choose and neither do I have to undergo the painful experience of ‘ hop-skip-jump’ into different other companies/institutions . In short the feeling of instability shouldn’t haunt me.

I have made my lists and I realise I have a lot of homework to do. What about you????

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Animation : Frozen

A Still taken from the Movie Frozen


Unlike most fairy tales which involve a prince’s kiss to break the spell, frozen is a movie that came in with a totally new perception to breaking the spell. The theme of the movie is primarily the love between 2 sisters. The younger one, Anna and the elder one, Elsa, who has been blessed with the power to conform ice. As small kids she would use her power to make ice and play with her sister but an un-intentional accident changed everything not only for her but for the entire kingdom. Years rolled by, and the princesses grew up. Sadly the king and queen met a tragic death on their voyage to a distant land. The crown had to be taken over by the elder princess. But as expected, things didn’t quite turn out the way it should have been. While Elsa goes off far into the northern mountains to stay away from her kingdom and prevent any further damage, Anna goes out in search for her, leaving the kingdom in the hands of a person she just met. A person by the name Hans. This guy was not just any guy, supposedly a prince, but sadly the 13th in line to the throne of the kingdom he came from.

Talk about plans, and this prince definitely had one. He took over the kingdom of Arendelle and was waiting for things to become worse between the sisters. So much for promises of true love made by him to Princess Anna, he didn’t even care when she was struck by the spell again.

An interesting character, the snowman Olaf, made by Elsa becomes a great friend and is of a great help. After all you can expect only so much from a snowman you make, but Olaf has certainly made the viewers imagine way beyond the perimeters of imagination. He has definitely given us a chance to the see the world through the eyes of a snowman.

The act of true love displayed by Anna to save Elsa is something you should see for yourself and for those of us who fantasise the traditional definition of true love, I think, we need to reframe that.