Let’s design social media that drives real change.. TED talks

https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/lang/en/wael_ghonim_let_s_design_social_media_that_drives_real_change.html 0:12I once said, “If you want to liberate a society, all you need is the Internet.” I was wrong. 0:21I said those words back in 2011, when a Facebook page I anonymously created helped spark the Egyptian revolution. The Arab Spring revealed social media’s greatest potential, but it also exposed its greatest shortcomings. The…

The Fountain : 10 years of ingenuity

Admit it, there are some movies that people, in general just don’t like. These movies are just too abstract, too out there, too ambitious too confused for them. While this might be true, the confusion might be real, this sheer genius is over looked by critics and people who just refuse to see beyond the…

Spoken word poetry: A new venture

Often when i was young, i tried writing poems,only the poetry i wrote felt different. I struggled to make words rhyme. In my head, I’d wonder, why should i look for a rhyming word whenthe perfect word to describe the emotion, is right there! I got frustrated. Result: Stopped writing poetry. But recently i was…

Me Before You : Movie review

I think watching a movie based on a book is one of the toughest thing to do for a book lover. Everything we see, we want to be an exact replica of how we thought the plot should turn out to be.We compare and find these weird, small, big, even  stupid contrasts and start criticising…

Is New Always Better?

This post was originally published in the Verve Magazine on APRIL 17, 2016 by    Nisha Jhangiani. I found it an interesting read. Appealing and thought provoking. Are we getting carried away with our innovations?   Snapchat — a mobile app that allows users to send and receive ‘self-destructing’ photos and videos. Photos and videos…

If your love hurts, its not love..

This article was first published on elephantjournal.com Leave if your love hurts you.Leave if it is always more pain than it is joy.Contrary to what they’ll tell you,Love does not make the world spin around. You can want someone, baby.You can want them until you’re raw.That kind of longing can turn you into water after…

Fashion : The most powerful Art Form there is..

The always inspiring Blair Waldorf says : ‘Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It’s movement, design and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we’d like to be. ‘ According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, Art is defined as aesthetic work. Art is supposed to be an…

Its been a Year!

Red Hair and Other Colors is a year old!  It was a year ago, the day i started telling my story, my hopes and dreams and ideas and emotions out to you people. Things i thought needed to be said, stories that needed to be shared and emotions that needed to be felt. It has…

Across the Universe : A Magical Mystery Tour

Director: Julie Taymor Runtime: 124 minutes Cast: Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson Here is a bold, beautiful, visually enchanting musical where we walk into the theater humming the songs. Julie Taymor‘s “Across the Universe” is an audacious marriage of cutting-edge visual techniques, heart-warming performances, 1960s history and the Beatles songbook. Sounds like a…

The Gift of being able to see things Beautifully..

-Written by Alanis Miagao Art taught me that everything is beautiful.   When you make love. When you create something. When you look outside your window to catch the sun set. Watching your favorite movie for the billionth time.   Beauty has no boundaries. Beauty is in everything that we see, feel and touch.  …

It’s never too soon to say I Love You…

I recently came across this article on Elepanthjournal.com with the same title, and it made me think,  We live in a society where emotions and friendships and time and love have become a game. There’s a proper procedure to be followed if you want the other person to return your emotions, there is a proper…

The Egg : Andy Weir

A short story that will make you think for days…Every act of kindness you’ve done, you’ve done to yourself.Our lives are created from the effects of all the decisions and actions we have taken, whatever we do will come full circle. You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident….