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I solemnly swear I am up to no good… ’cause I read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!!ūüéÜ ūüéČ

1ecf78c05c16b0f564ada738a8dcd903Albus Severus Potter, who is destined to be in Slytherin, finds his cup of tea is NOT Quidditch, and is unlike his famous father, the Boy Who Lived, Harry Potter, befriends Malfoy’s son, Scorpius who is rumoured to be Voldemort’s son himself. One day as Albus overhears a conversation between Harry and Amos Diggory he decides to get himself into some adventure with his BFF ,( that reminds me, Happy Friendship Day!) Scorpius. He wants to be like his dad, always into some fun and adventure, little realising that his dad was forced into adventure, not one who went looking for it.
‚ÄĆThey jump off the Hogwarts train and set out for an adventure with Delphi, Amos’ niece and steal a Time – Turner from the Minister of Magic, Hermione Granger’s office (guessed it right, she hid it in a bookshelf)
‚ÄĆAnyone who messes with time, is certainly into trouble. They mix up things, make people disappear, change people’s character and worse of all ,bring Voldemort back to power because of humiliating ¬†a wizard. They meet Snape, who is proud to find that Harry’s son wears his name.At last, the matters are put to rest, but the shocking revealing of Delphi’s parentage, puts the boys dumb founded. It’s up to the boys to save the wizarding world from falling into the powerful hands of Voldemort .
‚ÄĆ I loved it. A must- read for the upcoming wizards of Hogwarts and the Muggles Yet, I felt it didn’t have Rowling’s touch of those juicy words. It showed a little obviously that the book wasn’t her work wholly.
‚ÄĆ#goodreads #harrypotterfan #cursedchild

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Books or Movies?!:?

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In today’s world there is so much to explore and unveil. The world awaits out there to let you walk into all these opportunities BUT which means would you prefer?

People are so influenced by the movies nowadays that, they’re like who wants these sluggish books?? I’m like: 😱😱!!

I can tell you experiences from both sides of the coin; come on you’ve gotta accept that how much ever you love books (which is most unlikely) you’ve seen AT LEAST a SINGLE movie?!

Movies are realistic.I accept this and I happen to remember quite a disgusting incident in which I bit a bloody popcorn. Yes, you heard me right, A BLOODY POPCORN. I was watching ‘The Jurassic World’ in 3D and I bit through a popcorn, just in time, for my eyes to meet that disgusting scene when the Dinosaur ‘scrunches’ up a human soldier. Eeks! I felt as though my mouth was filled with blood. FYI: I’m not a cannibal, so I obviously didn’t find it amusing. I guess this is the attraction factor for movies: Movies are realistic.

Are books realistic?!¬† YES THEY ARE!! Do you disagree?! Read on. You will agree. Some say books are no realistic in any manner. I believe words are stronger than anything. An author’s words utilised in the book are enough to bring the reader to his/her world. Let me share with you another incident. I was reading this book called ‘Murder most unlady like’. The detective finds the victim’s body and the detective unknowingly feels the victim’s coat collar noticing it is slightly red and once discovering it was blood, she hastily rubs it upon her skirt. At this time I was licking tomato sauce! I guess you would understand, I felt like puking.
Well, considering both these incidents, you would think I have a huge appetite as both involve me eating something or the other. It’s quite the opposite story here. You know, I just happen to adopt the gene of multi – tasking from my mum!ūüėČ

Pros and Cons!

Watching horror movies result in the adrenalin junkies getting real pleasure out of being scared, but in a variety of ways they are risking our physical and mental health. When we watch an intense scene in a film our heart rate and blood pressure increases. This can and does lead to heart attacks.

Horror books, in change do make you get excited, but since you don’t view it visually, it is just a picture of imagination in your mind, it isn’t much of a harm. Personally, I’m not into all this horror stuff! I just try to make a big joke of it!

Here’s something for movie – lovers. Comedies, help lower your blood pressure!!😇😇When you laugh for extended periods of time your blood vessels dilate. Intense laughter for 15 minutes during a film has the same effect as exercising.

Ummm….. No…. I don’t think reading a book for 15 minutes makes you feel as energetic as exercising, BUT reading a book does energise your mind rapidly!

Hey, That’s quite amusing! Children who watched short clips from the¬†Harry Potter¬†films, specifically ones that involved the use of magic, scored significantly higher on a creative thinking test than other children.

In this case, they quite have to share the credit. I guess it is the same effect as watching a movie or reading a book, they make you creative (I love the Harry Potter series, it’s quite obvious because my username includes ‘Rowling’) and they do quite benefit both sides of the coin.

Here’s something for boys who LOVE these action films!:mrgreen:
If exposed to violence through entertainment, it leads to ACTUAL REAL LIFE violence. Overall the answer to that is probably still up in the air, but a new study proves that¬†watching aggression over the screen, you do experience REAL LIFE violence, even if it is just in the short term. Wait till my bro hears this!!🙌

Books, on the other hand do contain violence on certain areas, but I would say, just like I said previously, it is just a bubble if imagination in your mind, so I feel it’s not much harm.

Oh yeah! Just remembered, I found this over Google.

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I’d say the majority of the¬† good movies that are shoot, are book –¬† derived stories. For instance, J.K Rowling’s all famous Harry Potter series, John Boyne’s book about the concentration camp, The Boy in the striped Pyjamas, Markus Zusak’s Book Thief…. Here’s a tip for these type of books: See the movie, then read the book. I tried it out. You may feel that once you’ve seen the movie, what’s the use of reading the book, but here’s the catch, the movie won’t be able to nor won’t cover all the important details, so you may feel that a few things are unexplained. When you read the book, you can really ‘taste’ or ‘feel’ the book and appreciate it more. Though, if you don’t feel it very appraising, you can do it the way you like.

Never judge a book by its cover, never judge a movie by its poster and NEVER judge a book by its movie!!😎😎

That’s a mashed up and mixed up quote by me!😋😋

Do you totally disagree towards all my opinions?? Then you can tell me about your opinions in the comments.

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A musical sojourn.

‚ÄúI was going to travel with my friends and perform in various places, which included St. Thyagaraja‚Äôs birthplace,Thiruvaiyaru.‚ÄĚ This thought, made me bubble up with a cornucopia of excitement and a nanoscopic amount of anxiety as I was traveling in the absence of mom and dad.

It was 4:50am as we bid a goodbye and boarded. Drowsy to the brim, all of us slept our way through. We had breakfast in Vikravandi at 8. After a few hours of traveling, we reached¬†Koothanur, the first place we were to perform, situated in theThiruvarur¬†district of Tamilnadu, which is widely known for its abode of the goddess of knowledge, music and arts,¬†Saraswathi. Draped in white, she holds a Veena, which represents mastery over art and music .King Rajaraja Chola donated this temple to Ottakoothar, a renowned Tamil poet, hence the town came to be called as Koothanur. We sang ‘Saraswasthi Namasthubyam’ and ‘Mamavathi Shree Saraswathi’

After halting for lunch, we headed to Govindapuram, a village in theThiruvidaimarudur taluk ofThanjavur district in Tamil Nadu. We were gonna visit 3 temples in this village. First we visited the Tomb (Adhishtanam) of Bodhendhiral, a pontiff of the seventeenth-century and the head of the Kanchi Mata in Kanchipuram, who spent his later life in Govindapuram. The place is known for its serenity and quiet.Next, we proceeded to the Sankaracharya temple. After singing songs in glory of the Guru, we progressed to the recently builtPanduranga Vital Temple which was consecrated on July 15, 2011. After rendering a few abhangs and bhajans we visited the cow’s stable (Ghoshala) where there are more than 500 cows and are provided with food, water, shelter and medical facilities. I was astound to see each Cow had a dedicated fan! After this, we were off to Tiruvaiyaru.

The next day was gonna be quite a momentous day. Firstly, we visited Panchanadheeswar temple and then, we visited St. Thyagaraja‚Äôs Residence, where we chorused on a few songs he‚Äôd composed. One of it was Thyagaraja‚Äôs first ever composition, ‚ÄėNamo Namo Raghavaya‚Äô set to the Raga Desiyathodi and Tala Rupakam. After singing a few songs, we walked n sang a few other songs on our way to the tomb.

After fooding on, we went to St. Tyagaraja‚Äôs tomb (Samadhi) again for our main programme. We sang the ‚ÄėPancharatna Kritis‚Äô or the five gems of compositions by St.Thyagaraja and a few other songs.

Due to traffic reasons, there were a few delays and we couldn’t make it to two temples planned before:Thirumeeyachur Lalithambika temple and the Uthukadu Krishna temple. The discovery of the panchaloka idol of Kalinga Narthana Perumal from the temple tank led to the popularity of the Uthukadu temple . It is believed that sage Natasha witnessed the Kalinga Narthanam that Lord Krishna performed in front of the divine cows Nandini and Patti, children of Kamadhenu. The mythological story goes on say that Sage Naradha prayed to Krishna to remain in the village in the dance posture and bless the devotees. Hence it is believed that Lord Krishna remained in the dancing posture in Uthukkadu. I hope we make it there the next time.

Well, the trip had ended.We headed to Home Sweet Home. I surely had enjoyed the trip to the most, and my mum and dad would tell you how excited I was on telling them what happened throughout the trip. I didn‚Äôt let them sleep.😜

Last, but not the least, I’d like to thank everyone who helped me through and not to mention my teacher, Radha Aunty, who organised the trip so well.

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The Summer Crafts Mania!

BAAM! CRASH! BOOM!¬†What was that noise?! Not again! That’s the third vase!!¬†Is your kid breaking all the things outta there?! Maybe there is some engaging work to do there! Here are just cool crafts for engaging your child!

Craft 1: Pebble Painting

Does your kid love painting or drawing on walls and other odd objects?? Then, this is just the craft for your kid!!

Step 1
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Collect some pebbles and give them a nice good wash. Since there are quite a few pebbles in and around our apartment, I decided to do this, one nice hot summer afternoon. Giving it a nice wash was THE most exciting part. It was good getting a good wash ourselves too:P

Step 2
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Now give these pebbles a thick coat of¬†gloopy¬†glue/¬†fevicol. Make sure you don’t get too sticky.

Step 3
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Paint to your wish! I used acrylic paints.We decided to make strawberries out of pebbles and painted a few polka-dotted ones too. Luckily, no one bit through the strawberries.;)

Your Pebbles are ready! You could even substitute these with your decorative marbles!
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Craft 2: Get organized with your kid’s school stuff.

Do you find pencils and erasers all strewn around your house?? Then get started! Just two steps to making your kid organized and yourself too!

Step 1
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Find a nice big container for your kid’s pencils. I’ve gotten my hot chocolate’s

Step 2
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Now just paint it to your favorite color! My bro’s is blue, but since the container’s is already blue, I insisted on painting it red! I used acrylic paints for this too.

Now, being organized is just two steps away! Why not try it out?? You could use a more- of – flat container to store erasers or sharpeners, or even paint a small cardboard box for this purpose!
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Craft 3: Spray your way to Glory!
Is your kid out there, fretting about the dirty old look of her room?! Maybe it’s time to freshen it up a little bit with some hand-made, spray-painted and stunning posters!

Step 1
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Write out the words you’d be putting up in your poster. Put them in an attractive font. Since ours‚Äô about Batman, I put up a serious font. You could even consider using masking tape.

Step 2
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Snip them off! Don‚Äôt forget the triangles in the A’s and the semi circles in the B’s.(snip them off accordingly)¬†If you’ve used masking tape, then just ignore this step.

Step 3
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Place them accordingly on the paper the way you want it.¬†If you’ve used masking tape, you could just stick it on the way you want it!

Step 4
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Spray off and spray to your content! Spray with the help of a¬†used¬†tooth-brush¬†and make sure you cover the whole of the paper. (Don’t use the same brush for cleaning your teeth the next day! You will end up with colorful teeth!)¬†Make sure it has dried well and remove the paper/masking tape with¬†clean hands.

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Now, give the letters an outline. If¬†it’s a¬†light color, then perhaps you needn’t consider the idea. Since I’ve used black paper, I gave it an outline to highlight it.

Your colorful spray-painted, hand-made and attractive poster is ready! Stick it up in your room and get ready to dazzle all visitors.

Craft 4: Peek-a-boo.

The grand entrance is up! Decorate your kid’s room door with a cute peek-a-boo monster. I loved this craft, which was on Mister Maker! I’ve already done a few versions of it!

Step 1
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Get two colored papers; one of a lighter and another of a darker color. The darker color is meant for the frame and hence should be little bigger by the dimensions.

Step 2
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Now stick these together and make sure the dimensions are equal for all 4 sides as shown above.

Step 3
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Now, draw and cut out a mound shape which is going to be the head of the monster. Draw and cut out eyes, a nose and a wide grinning mouth. Draw huge fingers and fingernails too.

Step 4
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Now paint a nice slant as shown above. The texture needn’t be even, it will give it a woody effect.

Step 5
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Now paste the head parallel to the slant and the eyes, nose and mouth in place. At last paste the fingers below the head.

Your cute peek- a- boo monster is ready to jump up at anyone when entering your room!

Craft 5: An ornament for the one who helps you ornament yourself daily!

Step 1
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You will need the glass paints to paint your mirror. These will be available at any craft store and even online.

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Now, with the help of a liner (the one circled red, above) draw circles from the top in the leftmost or right most corner. Leave this to dry for two whole hours.

After complete drying, color it in with these glass colors (the ones circled blue, above) and let these dry for 24 hours.

Ready, at last the one who helps dress up daily, gets dressed up!! When my friends saw this they were thrilled!
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TIPS

  • Do not urge yourself or your child to do this. All this is to be done on a leisure day or during leisure time. Urging would just make it¬†more of a mess and of-course rework!
  • Spread newspapers on your work-table to avoid a big mess and would¬†also save a lot of work for you. Also consider having a cloth to wipe your hands often, to avoid doing a smudgy work. Help your kid with this too.

Hope you have a good time doing all this and do share your results with me!

 

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What’s in the air? Summer!!

 

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What’s in the air? Summer!! Yay!Lying out in the sun, tanned tip to toe, licking ice lollies and sip up the last of your lemonade! I love the smell of summer! Sweat dripping, and enjoying is¬† most pleasurable. Those days when we used to¬†bite through those juicy¬†mangoes, and half¬†the juice would slurp down our thirsty throat, and the other half would slip down our chin, ticklishly!

All you can imagine of summer is Holidays (especially in India)¬†and holidays are exciting! No homework! No exams! No annoying prefects shrieking “Be Quiet!!”. I bet, after a few days of playing the same board games over and over with your sis or bro, and in the evening leaving out to play the same “running and catching” or football,¬†you’re bored! Then you nag your mom “Mom,¬†I want to¬†attend a summer camp. I’m bored at home.” After an hour of continuous nagging¬†, a frustrated Mom says “Fine! but you’ll have to take your bro along with you”.You get¬†the shock of your¬†life. “With bro! Impossible! I’d rather not go.” and¬†mom’s like “Fine! Don’t”

“Are you ready yet?” shrieks¬† mom. You’re at last ready for your summer camp “Coming,Coming!”you shriek back. You get on¬† mom’s bike and zoom off. After a week of¬† art and craft and painting and a nagging sibling by your side to drain you off, you’re¬†back! You start to compare your sibling’s and your painting and you obviously find yours better! You start to laugh your ass off and your sibling¬†is making a big fuss of it! Then you have some problem solving¬† and nice music.

It’s April 1st.It’s April Fools and apparently,(the disheartening part) you have your parent teacher meeting too!! The awful row you’re going to get into! You’re¬† denying your best on¬†acompanying your parents and sibling¬†, but no luck !Off you go, you first meet your class teacher and you get your report card. “Hey not bad man!”says dad, but the thing is¬† mom’s not too happy. That’s because you missed a single A+.It’s okay ! She gets over it!¬†Dad’s¬†extremely pleased with you. You’re off for a feast. After a few burps and¬†farts and specially the “excuse me’s”, you’re nice and ¬†snug into bed!

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Hey! There you are ! You’re off to Darjeeling to beat the heat.”What’s brewing?” asks dad.”Chamomile tea it seems.They grow it here.”replies mum. I never seem to understand one thing, these mothers always know what’s on in the kitchen, whether day or night¬†even if they’re not cooking! After trying out hundreds of tea both sweet and¬†sour ,you return with a sour tongue. After a few days of tasting mom’s¬† homemade food, you’re feeling better.

“Hey! Did you know? He went to the USA for his vacation!! Lucky guy!”says your friend to you. At last the schools have reopened and you guys are out there gossiping about who went where for his holidays and who didn’t ! Holidays are exciting¬†but schools are even more exciting! Hope you have a¬†cool summer! Hey! Wait, that’s my lemonade! Bye! My bro stared sipping my¬†glass of lemonade!!