The festival, launched in 2010 under the aegis of UNESCO as part of Ghummakkad Narain, is an ingenious literature festival that fondly remembers Thakur Vishva Narain Singh, the first Braille editor in India.
by Priyanka Rathi
Murder on the Orient Express is a detective novel by Agatha Christie featuring the
Belgian Detective Hercule Poirot.
The book was made into a movie in 1974 for the first time. This is the second time we have the movie made out of the famous novel.
On the Orient express, Samuel Ratchett (Jonny Depp)
is murdered. Hercule Poirot(Branagh), the famous detective of Agatha Christie is also on the Train.
Poirot investigates the murder and the motive behind it. In unravelling this mystery, Poirot a man who believes in perfection and seeks balance in everything discovers life is more than being just right and wrong.
Justice need not to be always definitive it can also be inconclusive.
The beauty of the movie lies in the translation of Agatha’s famous detective and the performances of all the characters in Movie.
There is no dull moment in the movie.
It is fast, entertaining and a great way to relive the era of detective fictions.
UNITY IN DIVERSITY? @ OFFICE
by Priyanka Rathi
I really wonder how Difficult it would have been for Indian women hockey team coach
in “chak de India” to gear up players to play and win for India when even in schools and offices we play for Individual class, boss/departments.
Every day you overhear conversations people asking about each other’s caste community, dividing them in the name of customs or something as silly as food they eat. How will the whole nation unite when even we are not united in our own home?
Someone is fighting over being a Delhite or Mumbaikar, other one on which community has business acumen which does not.
The thing which surprises me the most is the offices and the goal diversities of the individuals working in these offices defying blatantly the one single universal goal established by the visionary of the company.
Each face is hiding an underlying goal of working first for themselves then for their department and if left with anything to give, then for the company.
We always talk about people leaving organizations, companies not growing. Lot of theories have been established, lot of methods are invented but what we ignore is the mantra of “Unity” . Working for one goal, one mission and following it religiously.
We show PINK Slip to people for lot of reasons but we never question them for working on individual goals, targets and departments compromising the overall company’s goal.
What will be the organization’s culture which fuels on negative politics and individual goals where each individual is riding on another’s back waiting for the right moment to stab,
where there is no true respect and feelings for each other exist, where each smiling face is hiding some ulterior motto hidden deep down the skin. This is a race towards nowhere.
I want to shout aloud to these people “I am Company’s resource not a department’s or individual’s”
There has to be an emergent organizational sense. The solution is an equitable work culture. A mind without fear. Distribute then concentrate should be the mantra.
In schools of Japan, kids are induced with the sense of collective team work. The worst situation in Indian system today calls out for such steps which can shape our young minds with the sense of ‘We’ rather than ‘I’which may be in later days lead to a better society as a whole.
saying NO… THE ART OF LIBERATION
“No”, how often does we use this word, hardly, I guess.
Always caring for other’s feelings, always putting other’s emotions at front, always managing your time , your life to accommodate other’s need .
Even small requests of our friends, family and loved one’s we don’t deny.
We convince our self that our love to our dear one’s makes us say yes to all their demands and requests.
This is the only way to live the life, but have you ever realized saying “YES” to every demand is the root cause of our unhappiness and frustration in our life.
Saying “NO” can be liberating.
A “No” will make you feel bad at that instance when the words fell out of your mouth but gradually as they will start sinking in your mind and body you will rejoice it. It gives you the freedom of not doing something which you really don’t want to do. The party you don’t want to go, the movie you hate to see.
It is good to think about people around us but thinking about your own good and choices is also important. Putting yourself in front of others is not selfish but an undeniable duty for yourself which we always ignore and end up unhappy.
And an unhappy soul cannot make people around them happy.