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Posted in Reviews

Gaming: All about Fortnite

So, gaming nowadays is a universe of its own. Well, you know what I mean!! But this game, Fortnite Battle Royale, it has just…whoa…like taken over the gaming galaxy!! Now from this picture, what can you depict Fortnite as?

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Well, as I know, Fortnite is a free-for-all video game in which basically when you start a match, it’s a whole map with 100 players per match and the last man standing wins. Also, there are a whole lot of Skins, like different costumes which you can purchase, like this one!

Image result for different skins fortnite

Well, these guys look cool, right!! Yeah, but you need In-Game Money, so-called V-Bucks. As we get more wins, we get more XP and we get more skilled at it. Many Streamers like Ninja, Lachlan, ToastedShoes etc play Fortnite on a daily basis. So nowadays, news channels like IGN, BBC etc.

So, guys, try playing this Game. Trust me, it is worth it.

 

Posted in People

A Letter To Malala Yousafzai

Dear Malala,

I am Ananya Arun. I am a 12-year-old who loves to go to school. I live in Muscat, Oman. I am an Indian.

I have been inspired by you since I was 7. I’m sure I would have heard of you before but, I guess I was too small to understand. As soon as I came to know a little about you I went to my mom and she told me all about you. As I got older I was fascinated by you more than I ever was. One day my mom asked, “what would you do if the government banned the girls from going to school and said they’ll kill you if you stepped out fo the house?” I replied “I love school and I rather get up and fight for my rights than sit at home doing nothing. I would not have been able to believe that my brother would get to go to school even though our parents raised us as equal.” Whatever the situation I’d make sure I won’t lose hope and faith. I would encourage the other girls to do the same just like you did.

Your dairy was broadcasted to the world and it informed people of the state of Mingora, Pakistan. I wish my little letter reaches you the same way and maybe you can come to Oman and visit our schools. I know you’ll love it here. We have a beautiful coastline, marvellous mosques and many more.

Lots of love

ANANYA

Posted in Musings

All about Exams

A test or examination is an assessment to judge your knowledge of the subject.

This exam culture only began when the British captured India.

Thought Of Majority People:

This culture is absolutely absurd as students are being put under pressure. More than 85% of students in the world don’t like exams. If there has to be an exam there should only be one exam at the end of grade 12 as it would be useful to go to universities. There are even cases where the student attempts to suicide due to the unbearable exam stress.

As considered to me exam is not something on which you have to take the stress. Observe carefully and you will notice that while the professor was indoctrinating the student it is much easier to score marks and achieve grades in the exam. I work on the policy

“Prove yourself to yourself and not to others”

Ways To Avoid and Overcome Exam Stress

  1. Be attentive during school lessons
  2. Write in neat and small handwriting as then it would be legible and would be easy to interpret. Even though it is a large answer, while writing it small, the answer appears like a small one and our stress level reduces 😉
  3. Don’t wait till the last moment to start studying. Start learning in advance.
  4. Rather than copying the answers, brainstorm on the answer and then contemplate on it.
  5. Don’t study for a long time at a stretch. Have some leisure time while studying.
  6. Maintain your body fitness as it would help in making the mind fresh and fit.

These are some tips from my side, if you have some suggestions please put in the comment box below.

I would like to end with a quote


Exams test your memory, life tests your learning; others will test your patience.

-Fennel Hudson

Be patient and do your best.

Best of luck with your exams!

Posted in autobiographical fiction

Well, it happened to me…

(… continued)

As the story goes I had missed my flight and there was nothing I could do. I mean not quite. I found myself trying to persuade the airline officer to get the gates open. Precious minutes lapsed and I could see the plane back up onto the runway.

Nope, it was nothing like in the movies! If I had been anyone but myself ( as in a movie), I probably would have had a humorous showdown keeping the flight delayed while I miraculously hustled into it. Well, I blame the movies for letting me down, for nothing of the sort happened.

I was perplexed. The plane had gone and I was unsure of my next move. Whom was I to ask what to do? I scanned the departure hall and wondered whom to approach or worse whether I was to call my dad! I shuddered at the thought.

My dad is not a talker so perhaps I was not going to receive a ” How could you miss the flight lecture”. However, I sure could picture his face when I told him what happened. And that was not good.

To me, it seemed like my brain needed more time to digest the information. I finally got myself talking to an airline official who felt bad for me. She volunteered to help, or so I thought.

She made a few calls at first and then guess what? She wanted to speak with my father! There was no escape for me now. I swallowed the lump in my throat. My heartbeat quickened. This was it.

First I miss my flight in a most bizarre manner and then now, I have to speak to my dad about it. I figured it was a day in Abaddon.

I dialled my dad’s number and handed my phone to the lady. She spoke with him and then said the words I had been dreading, ” your dad wants to speak with you.” My hands trembled. All my energy draining, I managed to mutter ” Hello”. I was preparing to encounter a poltergeist.

I heard a soft, cool and calm voice on the other end. Was that my father? Yes, it was. He was quick to give me instructions. He asked me to stay alert until he figured out how to help me. His voice was especially firm when he said, ” Don’t daydream.” He asked me to hold on until he called back and cut the line.

Talk about being surprised! That was not what I had expected.

The kind official who called dad led me to their staff quarters and asked me to wait outside. She was talking to a man who had a stark resemblance to Rowan Atkinson. He lifted his eyebrow and gave me a sideglance. He would perfectly fit the role of the Indian movie comedians who often became sidekicks to the hero. The lady kept referring to him as Peter, and Peter was not interested in ‘funny’. Apparently, he was her boss.

The lady came out and said, ” No seats dear”. They were out of seats on every other flight. There was no flight for me not only that day but every day for the rest of the week. It was, after all, the holiday season.

My luck could not go drier. Like everyone else at the airport, I wanted to reach home too. I glanced at my watch and it was already five hours since the time I missed the flight.

My dad called and I filled him in on the bad news. He said he has arranged for my uncle to pick me up. I was to spend the night at my uncle’s. There was no point anymore in staying back at the airport. It was another hour and a half before I could stretch myself on a bed.

As I lay there, I thought to myself, ” When was I going home and how?” Just then dad called again. He had arranged a car to transport me from my uncle’s house in Bangalore to my grandmother’s house in Kerala. I looked up the route on the GPS. It was going to be nine long hours to my destination.

The plan was that my mom and sister would join me by the time I got to grandma’s house. When I did get there, my sister was the first to receive me. She immediately said I looked like a walking zombie.

Well, I don’t blame her because the bumpy ride had turned my stomach into soup. My facial expression must have amply reflected how I felt.

It really was quite something that happened to me but then, in the end, I did learn something.

There may have been bad roads, but the scenic beauty was almost worth the journey.

What could have been a fifteen-minute flight, became a journey of gigantic proportions. It was fateful but could have been avoided if I had been more careful.

If anyone was to ask me about a memorable experience, this one could truly be called ‘the king.’

Posted in Travel

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, a breathtaking place with unique cultures, traditions, people and places like none other. There is something to interest everyone here and to make everyone feel like home. Coming to Sri Lanka for me was an unforgettable experience and this place will always be in my heart. 

The few most famous thing of Sri Lanka are :

  • Tea
  • Elephants
  • Wooden carvings
  • Antiques

My family and I first arrived at Columbo airport. Actually we didn’t explore Columbo, though we visited a lot of other places in Sri Lanka.

The Cave Temple

This temple is located in Dambulla, a large town, situated at Matale District in the north-east of Columbo. The most famous place to visit in Dambulla is the “Cave Temple”. There are a lot of stairs to climb, to reach the cave temple which is like is on top of a mountain. Inside there are a lot of statues of Lord Buddha varying from different sizes. There is a lot of Sinhala art, sculptures and a few inscriptions. This rock temple is a UNESCO World Heritage site. On top of the mountain, the ambience is amazing. And If you guys visit temples in Sri Lanka, its best you carry a Lungi or just don’t wear shorts.

The temple compound
Inside the temple

Sigiriya

This ancient rock fortress located in Matale district near the town of Dambulla. Below the rock, there are a lot of gardens, reservoirs, greenery and statues. This rock is nearly 200 metres high. It is best if people who have Acrophobia don’t climb this rock. To climb this 200 metres rock you need to climb a long line of steep stairs to reach on top. At the time when I was climbing, it felt like the stairs would never end. On reaching the very top of the mountain though is just worth taking all the effort. The view on top of the mountain is just splendid, it felt like I was just somewhere else. Atop were ruins of a fort and ancient pools. This is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Rock from ground view
Lion statue
Ruins of the fortress
ancient pool

Lanka Thilaka

This is an ancient buddhist temple situated in Udunuwara of Kandy, Sri Lanka. Even though this is a buddhist temple there are a few Hindu god statues. Even the temple has a South Indian structure.

The Brass plate is from an antique shop. The fisherman and the secret box is bought from a wood carving shop. Both the shops are next to Lanka Thilaka Temple.
The sword from the antique shop and the wood carving of an elephant from a wood carving shop. Both the shops are next to the Lanka Thilaka temple
Lord Buddha
South Indian style temple
Me, my mom and my sister

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

This Buddhist temple is located in Kandy. This temple houses the sacred tooth of Lord Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is also a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple. The temple has a beautiful structure with white walls. the temple has a lot of stored remains of the ancient times, paintings, beautiful interior and exterior decorations and more. There are a few areas where taking photos is prohibited. The tooth is only displayed 3 times a day at different timings. But sadly we couldn’t go see it since we were all tired and we needed some rest.

A statue in front of a museum
Inside the temple

Nuwara Eliya

The city in the tea hills of central Sri Lanka. Also know as “Little England”. It’s place is filled tea hills. Even organic food is grown here. Things to do in Nuwara Eliya –

  • Go to lake Gregory
  • Visit a tea factory
  • Visit Bale Bazaar
  • Enjoy a stroll in Victoria Park

There are a lot more to do in Nuwara Eliya. But the main thing we did there was sit and relax at the hotel.

Tea Powder
The place I stayed.

Ella

It’s a beautiful place and one look at you will fall in love with this place. It has a lot greenery with free roaming monkeys around. This place is filled tourists due to popular attraction know as Adam’s Peak. A lot of people go for trekking here. But we didn’t get to go there since my little sister could easily get tired. Then went to Ravana Falls. It is one of the biggest waterfalls in Sri Lanka.


Ravana Falls

Yala

It is mainly famous for its National Park. There are lot of animals in the park.

Bird
Beautiful view in the park
Bird sanctuary

Mirissa

This town is located on the south coast of Sri Lanka. It’s were all sea lovers come to surf, swim, sunbath or do other activities. This place is popular to many European people who maybe surf crazy or love to relax on the sunny beach.

The main thing I liked to do in Sri Lanka was to roam in different shops looking at different things which the shopkeepers were selling and compared to the country I come from, Sri Lanka is far more easier to do shopping while many items are sold in the cheapest price.

If you haven’t come to Sri Lanka then you must make sure to visit there. I can guarantee you this place is worth seeing.

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Guess who?

He grew up in Chennai, India. He travelled on a plane for the first time after his graduation from IIT-Kharagpur, when he went to Stanford, one of the most prestigious universities in America, for further studies.

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