Assets: Teacher and Student


Father's DayMaking an asset for their own children is relatively easier than making them as an asset is bit of many things like patience, motivation and consistency.
My son’s Vignan curious mind had fetched him laurels for his efforts, teachers motivation and parents contribution. His visit to NASA for winning an international trophy for a project Aresam: The Gateway to Mars. Post XIIth standard he opted to study at Standford University for Bachelor’s degree. During application processing, he was asked to fill an application, which teacher inspired him the most? I’m sure all the students who joins Stanford would have mentioned their favourite teacher name. There is definitely no surprise with such question in a form. During his summer break Vignan came to India. Because of the attachment with the school and teacher, he went to meet them. His favourite teacher was in tears in seeing him. He wondered, what could be the matter for the tears to trickle?
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Solapur Railway Station


Bombay was a city that I loved to visit twice a year, during Diwali & Summer vacations. I loved Bombay because of two reasons – firstly, my dear grandma pampered me with chats and yummy handmade pickles and kindness. Secondly, it was a family visit and I looked forward to such visits as a child. There is also a third factor that left a scar on my young heart but with time, I accepted it.

To reach Bombay, we had to take a connecting train from Solapur Junction. There was a waiting time of 2-3 hours before we could board the train. While waiting, my mother would pull me, my brother and dad to talk a man. The man was of similar age of dad and wore thick moustache. He would welcome us with warm smile. The interaction between the man and my mother lasted not more than fifteen minutes. In each talk, I heard them inviting each other to their home. But the invitation just remained in words.

As I grew up and gained maturity, I inquired about the man to my dad. What I heard from my dad left me into sea of surprise.Strange

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Last House (Kademane)


Horror/Thriller movies gives goosebumps inspite people seated around you. This journey of fear is seem fascinating! No wonder movies like The Conjuring 2, Lights Out, Phobia, Devi, Raaz Reboot and others have continued to succeed in box office and win viewers heart.

Kademane

On June 7, Kademane (Last House) a Kannada movie had its first clapboard. Story, Screenplay and Direction is from a passionate newbie Mr. Vinay. The hero who seem to have a playful role is Mr. Yuvaraj. The creative team consists of Madhusudhan, Shivaraju, Naveen N G, Arun, Gopi Ukkar, Sampath, Ravishankar, Naveenraj Mysore, P. R.O Nagendra, Thriller Manju, Dhanajaya and others. The film is produced under Keerthana Creations by Sri. Mrs. Sujatha Nandan, Tumkur.

Watch out for the space to know more about the movie. Till then support the team by liking and sharing the news and FB page: enter the last house!

 

– by Santosh Avvannavar, Author of She: Ekla Cholo Re

Something is Smoking


I hold you but you burn irrespective of being under my control

You don’t last making me last little less longer

You desire to be burnt but I desire to burn my moment

But I am actually burning more than a moment

Did you win or did I loose?

Are you holding me or Am I holding you?

#NoSmoking

Check out an interesting video of less than a minute: No Smoking

Eye Opener Stories


#HeWhoDreams #HWD

Aishwarya Achu (Goodreads)

I received this book from the author as a review copy, thank you so much…!! ( a detailed review will be up soon)

This was another great work by the author. This book is a typical eye opener. It has 4 short stories of women and the tragedies revolving around them,. how they overcome them.

This books shows the reality of how women were treated back then in olden days(maybe even now at few places), how the traditions, customs, hardships forced a girl, a lady, a women to become prey. A women, broken dreams, shattered life, deprived freedom, suicidal thoughts.

This book really touches your heart and can rip you apart. I was so emotional when I reached the last page. I am looking forward to read such eye opener stories. I highly recommend this book to everyone out there though most of you guys hate Indian writing.

Kuddos to the author for writing such eye opener stories.

A Refreshing Read!


SHEThe book changed my mind. It changed my perspective. The author made sure to leave a deep impact on the readers’ minds. She: Ekla Cholo Re is the first book that I have read based on the story of the third gender. A refreshing read altogether. Recommending to all !!

– Asmita Das

The review was posted at Goodreads: click here to read more about She & Reviews/Rating

Future Genx Toys


There is no end to desires of mankind! Perhaps God understood after the creation of Earth and Adam. The first man on bountiful earth, the highest power one could have asked for – to take charge of everything on earth. God could have seen for several days that Adam wasn’t happy as it didn’t fulfill something HE thought of – Adam couldn’t have interacted with any species hence there was no social interaction. Even then it might have seem one way interaction, Adam might assume animals, trees and other species are able to understand his conversation. Some day Adam might have got frustrated of getting a feeling of ‘talking to dead thing.’ Understanding the need, God created ‘Eve’ not just to provide a companion but to take away the loneliness of mankind. This tells us that humans are always ‘in search’ of something to keep them occupied. Further, the article is based on my limited understanding of, how this ‘in search’ was fulfilled? Hunting was one of filling the gap desire however it was also to satisfy the hunger. The next one however might seem surprising, Sex was (is) of the amusing filler for mankind. As there were no Toys to play! Then there should be play with sand and soil. Earthen toys must have evolved through such plays. This continues to exist till date and with growing need these have largely got replaced by plastic materials for several reasons such as durability, transportation, moulding properties of plastic etc.

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Kids at QtPi
Then came battery run toys specifically a segment for boys and dolls for girls. I think neither children nor parents weren’t completely satisfied (not that they expressed this as a serious concern) but game developers might have got this pinch. As developers were children too! The biggest challenge for game developers was not to just to give a fancy item in hand but to engage them for several hours. A new kind of market got evolved! However, parents initially might have been happy that their child is engaged but it took away several productive hours. Several parents should have felt that child is getting addicted to online games. The scenario is seen as disruptive behaviour. I’m sure many would agree that parents and children continue to wait for something that not only engages them but also gives a new dimension to life! Through creative output, enhancing learning curve, educative, competitive, and obviously fun.
One of such players who is in the process of filling this gap is QtPi. My recent visit to this office where several parents and children had gathered to participate and understand the new wave or what I call them as ‘cute pie’ because they have all the elements that past toy industry had incorporated. Are these going to future toys that would not just engage children and learners but also fuel creativity and help in making a better career?
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Kids Building and Playing – QtPi
– Santa Santosh Avvvannavar