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This my first blog narrating my rising star experiences.
I hope you will love reading this. I am so excited *BigSmile*
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June 1, 2021 at 11:47pm
June 1, 2021 at 11:47pm
I received an exclusive email that stated - you are selected as one of the members of Rising Stars. It had certain instructions as well and how should I proceed. I am overthrilled with joy and amazement. I am ready for this beautiful learning journey of mine along with the other talented candidates.

I will try to do my best as it's member. I will narrate my further experiences as the time passes by.

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June 4, 2021 at 9:45am
June 4, 2021 at 9:45am
Thank you Lilli Munster ☕ for the beautiful rising stars signature.

"I am a Rising Star!" glass image.

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June 8, 2021 at 4:15pm
June 8, 2021 at 4:15pm
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It is a short story based on a young boy Phatik.
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June 9, 2021 at 10:45am
June 9, 2021 at 10:45am
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July 6, 2021 at 3:26pm
July 6, 2021 at 3:26pm
We were all told to make the crossword puzzle as the assignment. I hadn't made this before so this was going to be my first time. Neither of my classmates had done that. I wondered how to do this correctly. Oh yes! It should must have a theme and details from ports of our fellow mates.

I took out a sheet and wrote some relevant ' one-liner ' information about my fellow mates. I then created the crossword as a normal static item. Then, I discovered how to include clues and all. Finally, after much work, I successfully made a crossword with 20 across and 20 down. I was so happy because I was the first among my classmates to do the task. Gradually, my fellowmates made their own.

Here's my crossword which I had created as an RS assignment-
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My first crossword for my fellow classmates.
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Thanks to our mentor Lilli Munster ☕ for guiding us throughout and providing us an example of it. It was really fun doing this.

How's this one?
July 6, 2021 at 3:34pm
July 6, 2021 at 3:34pm
So, I have created this crossword as an assignment

Rising Star Crossword  (E)
My first crossword for my fellow classmates.
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Here are the answers to it-

2. Perry
4. Marvelous
7. Loren
8. Friend
11. July
12. AOOB
13. Anna
14. Carlson
16. Marie
17. Ride

1. Aneska
3. Lilli
5. Lurie
6. Summer
9. Reisen
10. Park
11. Java
14. Cookies
15. Rhymer

How's this one?
July 21, 2021 at 12:37am
July 21, 2021 at 12:37am

Everyone can use it.

Lights! Camera! Action! Let us take you to the world of Bollywood , Mumbai.

Stars, megastars, natural stars, legendary stars and other superstars of Bollywood. In your wildest dreams, can you imagine meeting them all in a single event? This is huge.

The event entitled, ' Humanity in Animals ' is going to take place on this Sunday, 24th of July, 2021. It will take place at the Evans Hall, located in Mumbai which has the capacity to host approximately 5000 people. Many other celebrities like businessmen and businesswomen, social activities, news reporters will also be enlightening the show. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Devendra Phadnavis will do the inaugural ceremony and will also address the general public followed by some cultural and entertainment programmes which include dance and singing performances, solo and group acts by popular actors and general questionnaire by the reporters and the public. Banners and posters are already placed everywhere around in Mumbai to advertise. The event will be one remembered by many. Along with the social awareness, it focuses on various other aspects of society like growing youth and elderly. It will have informative sessions and fact based debates too. The whole event will be broadcasted live on televisions and YouTube. Arrangements have been made since a month and it is proudly organised by a large women activists community, Fight for Right.

They are in-charge of various programmes and shows. Celebrities will be under their care and treatment. There is no hesitation in saying that the decorations will be more than wonderful. But the thing to focus on is the motto behind. The cause of animals and their rights. Many street dogs, cats, cows are left to run over streets and as a result many of them happen to die.

It has been reported that an Ethiopian girl was taken to a jungle and was attacked by several men. Then, a lion came to her rescue and fought with the male group until some legal action was taken and the girl was safe. This is one of the daily examples of how animals ironically show humanity more than the humans. Is it a shame on us? It is rightly said, "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened” by Anatole France. So, as humans we must appreciate and love this creation of God.

Nowadays, people are misled and they treat animals for fun and entertainment. Some young people, to meet their selfish desires harm dogs, birds etc. People easily maim them in slaughter houses without even giving a second thought. What does this signify? How low are the standards of we humans? Unfortunately, most of us are aware of such facts but compromise or ignore just because they aren't related. These stuffs and issues will be raised at a much higher level in this event. People who are organising this, actors who are putting lively shows and sponsors are all together have joined hands to protect the animals and to showcase their generosity towards man since ages.

Preparations and management seems to be up to the mark. The larger audience will be joining with us. Full coverage of the event will be available on Sunday, live on your screens. Be safe. Be happy.

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July 26, 2021 at 10:16am
July 26, 2021 at 10:16am

Director: Matthew Brown
Actors: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Toby Jones, Devika Bhise, Arundathi Nag
Duration: 1 hour 48 min
Genre: Biopic
Year Released : 2015 (TIFF), 2016 (UK)
Overall Rating: 8.1/10
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The great Indian mathematician

Writer-director Matthew Brown’s adaption of Robert Kanigel’s book The Man Who Knew Infinity is a timid and reverential representation that skims over the complex and sad story of genius Indian mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan, who died at the young age of 32. The story is recounted from the point of view of English mathematician and Ramanujan’s (Dev Patel) mentor at Cambridge, G. H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons) who describes their brief interaction as “the one romantic incident in my life".

Ramanujan leaves behind his simple life and new bride, Janaki (Devika Bhise), in Madras to travel over the seas to pursue his passion for numbers. An autodidact , he says these equations and proofs come to him via his Goddess, Kali . His claims and colour evoke anger, overt racism and expose the deep-rooted prejudice in England of the early 1900s. Hardy, an atheist, also does little to understand Ramanujan, his sole interest seemingly being intellectual collaboration.

Dev Patel doesn’t bring much to the table as Ramanujan, as we try to keep looking for something beyond his perpetually troubled expression. He is a man who is troubled by poverty, away from his wife and mother at home; a Brahmin isn’t allowed to cross the oceans, he iterates. He is a man who is not only aware of his genius but is also arrogant about it. He is also prone to frequent illnesses.

After he lands in England, S. Ramanujan is diagnosed with tuberculosis . He recovered partially but died because of it a year later. An important part of the film is Hardy’s relation with Ramanujan, but it has few emotional beats going for it.

Apparently a lot of work was put into getting the mathematics right. The film roped in top mathematicians such as Ken Ono and Manjul Bhargava to ensure that and it took the film about 10 years to make. To its credit, the film makes complex mathematics fairly accessible, even to a non-math person. That's why this movie becomes a hit number.

Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivas Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.

Though many were acquainted with Dr. Ramanujan Srinivasan as an inspiring Indian, they got to know much more through this movie. On watching this, they saw the stark racism during the war years shown against him by the British soldiers and its horrors. It also showed how Srinivas faced the problem in convincing G.H. Hardy through the facts, figures and mathematical theorems that came in his dreams. Then he was invited to be a fellow of the Trinity college.

For a layman Indian, it's direction is thoroughly appreciated. It also shows how Srinivas's wife suffers the separation from him when her overbearing mother- in - law doesn't even post her letters to him, interested only in the glory of her son. The short period in which he lived a life of so much intensity is worth emulation for all the people of the world.

The biopic has received several awards like Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Award, U.S.A. in 2017; Indiana Film Journalist Association, U.S. in 2016; Yoga Awards in 2017. The main lead (Dev Patel) himself has received the award of overexposed actor. It had earned the overall income of 1.23 crores USD in initial year of release.

With a strong story and amazing cinematography, this inspirational movie is a must watch for all mathematics lovers.

August 20, 2021 at 2:35pm
August 20, 2021 at 2:35pm
Taliban captures Afghanistan

History came full circle on August 15 when the Taliban captured Kabul, almost 20 years after the U.S. launched its global war on terror.

The city of roughly 5 million people fell to the Islamist insurgents without even a fight while Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, and the Americans abandoned their Embassy and rushed to Kabul airport. It was a surreal moment for the U.S., which had pledged to defeat the Taliban in every corner of Afghanistan, and a tragedy for the Afghans, who were left at the mercy of a murderous militia. The soldiers did not fight. Police abandoned their stations. Former Northern Alliance warlords left the country. The government crumbled like the proverbial house of cards. Even the United Nations didn't turn up to extend their help.

There is already worrying news coming from the provinces that the Taliban are enforcing a strict religious code on the public and violence against anyone who resists. The last time the Taliban were in power, women were not allowed to work. They had to cover their faces and be accompanied by a male relative outside their homes. Girls were not allowed to go to school.

The Taliban had also banned television, music, painting and photography, handed out brutal forms of punishment to those violating their Islamic code and persecuted minorities. The chaotic scenes from Kabul airport, where people are desperately trying to cling on to airplanes hoping to leave the country, bear testimony to their fear of the Taliban.

This is a historic development that will have lasting implications for global geopolitics. Unlike 1996, this is not only about the Taliban taking power. This is also about an Islamist group with a medieval mindset and modern weapons defeating the world’s most powerful country.

The U.S. can say in its defence that its mission was to fight al-Qaeda and that it met its strategic objectives. But in reality, after spending 20 years in Afghanistan to fight terrorism and rebuild the Afghan state, the U.S. ran away from the battlefield, embarrassing itself and leaving its allies helpless. The images from Arg, the presidential palace in Kabul, and the airport will continue to haunt President Joe Biden and the U.S. for a long time.

People across the world are praying and supporting Afghanistan. Through social media like facebook, instagram and twitter are all filled with this news. Youngsters have come into action and they are creating awareness.

In 1996, when the Taliban took Kabul, the government did not flee the country. Ahmad Shah Massoud and Burhanuddin Rabbani retreated to the Panjshir valley from where they regrouped the Northern Alliance and continued resistance against the Taliban. This time, there is no Northern Alliance. There is no government. The whole country, except some pockets, is now firmly under the Taliban’s control.

The Taliban are also more receptive to regional players such as China and Russia, while Pakistan is openly celebrating their triumph. It remains to be seen what kind of a regime a stronger Taliban will install in Kabul. If the 1900s are anything to go by, darker days are ahead in Afghanistan.

August 28, 2021 at 11:00am
August 28, 2021 at 11:00am

Mark Twain was born Samuel Clemens in 1835 in Florida, Missouri, USA. He was the sixth of seven children born to John Clemens, a lawyer, and his wife Jane, although three of Samuel’s siblings died in childhood.

When Samuel was four, the family moved to Hannibal, a town on the Mississippi River. Samuel loved to watch the riverboats and dreamed of being a riverboat pilot. His adventures in Hannibal inspired many of his stories.

When Samuel was 11, his father died. To support his family, Samuel became a printer’s apprentice at the Missouri Courier. He learnt a lot about writing and used public libraries in the evenings to educate himself. Later, Samuel worked as a typesetter for the Western Union, his brother Orion’s newspaper. Samuel created articles and sketches for the paper, and became known for his humour.

At 17, Samuel left Hannibal and found print work in St Louis, New York, Philadelphia and Cincinnati. Then, in 1857, he returned to study for two years to become a riverboat pilot.

But 1861 saw the end of Samuel’s river days once the Civil War started. He moved west to join the Confederate Army, although he left before fighting began. After working briefly as a miner, he became a reporter for the Territorial Enterprise in Virginia City, Nevada, and began writing short stories under the name Mark Twain. These funny tales were full of adventure.

Mark’s first popular story – ‘The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County’ –was published in 1865. It received international acclaim and soon Mark was one of the most famous American celebrities of his day. He was asked to write his first (and best-selling) book ‘The Innocents Abroad’ (1869) about his travels, and other works followed including ‘Roughing It’ (1872), ‘The Prince and the Pauper’ (1882), and ‘Life on the Mississippi’ (1883).

In 1870, Mark married 24-year-old Olivia Langdon, the daughter of a rich coal merchant. They settled in Buffalo, New York, and had three daughters and a son. Their son sadly died in infancy.

Parenthood led to Mark’s famous ‘river novels’ for children. He read each chapter to his family as he wrote them. ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ (1876) and its sequel ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ (1884) tells the adventures of two boys on the Mississippi River. Huckleberry Finn, in particular, has been called ‘The Great American Novel’ – a tale of a white boy helping a black man to escape slavery in the southern US. It was also one of the first novels to feature the colloquial (everyday) language of its characters. Mark Twain's "river books" have been banned in places as some characters in them use offensive, racist language that was common at the time of writing.

Mark’s writing earned him a lot of money, but he lost most of it by investing in risky ventures. In 1895, he began a world tour giving lectures to pay off his debts, which he did in 1898.

When Olivia died in 1904, Mark returned to New York, and later moved to Redding, Connecticut. It was here that he died from a heart attack in 1910, aged 74.


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