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Force of Yoda and Star Wars

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Last weekend I spent my time watching the Star Wars series. Star Wars is one of the greatest movies of all time. One should watch it, not just for the marvel of cinematography and effects, but also for the character like Yoda and learning of a Jedi.
Jedi is like a soldier who brings balance in the Republic, they are the peacemaker. In other words, Jedi is like Auror from Harry Potter, warriors, FBI or Ninjas. They are trained to understand the force and save the Republic from the Dark Force. What excites me more is the learning from the movie about The Dark Side, Force around us and our emotions like Anger, fear and pain. The character which amazes me is that of Yoda, he is one of the greatest Jedi of all time, his words and his understanding of Force is very true even in today’s world.
The movie talk about Force, it is defined as energy which comes from everything around you - people, tree, flowers, water or even air. It is defined as “It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the ga…

Book Review: The Zahir

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After ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho, ‘The Zahir’ was my second book. The book is written from the point of view of unnamed celebrity author who talks about his life and his search and his Zahir, a blinding obsession, in the book.
The author lives in Paris with his wife Esther, a war correspondent. His life is turned upside down when he finds out that his wife is missing. 2 years goes and there is still no sign of Esther. The unanswered questions and unknown reason of disappearance leads to pain and suffering. Author to release his pain and writes a book about love. This book brings Mikhail, a young boy from Kazakhstan, to meet the author who helps him with the whereabouts of his wife. The book talks about how he rediscovers himself, the energy of love and also falls in love with French actress.
There are various talks between Esther and author which are thought provoking. The topics triggering my brain waves were about happiness and sadness in people’s eye. How a daily life though we …

Lost a way in Pretending

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The way we act, things we like, things we do, our wants, our need.. is it what we are? or is it made by the person who we are pretending to be? You must be thinking, I am not pretending, it is who i am. But when you look back on things you did or way you behaved, it is all part of pretending to be ‘you’. When we were kids, our parents told us to play less and study more and we pretended to do so for our parent’s sake. I am not saying it’s wrong but we did because someone told us to do so. And now we are here pretending to be perfect kid to parent, perfect partner to your loved one, perfect parent for your children. We are in constant race of being perfect and in that race we start pretending to be who we are, when in reality we are nowhere close to be who we are.

We are always in search of happiness, success or just people. This search makes us empty inside and to fill this emptiness we take up something else. We chase money and end up being in job which we don’t like but in the end w…