Saturday, 28 September 2013

Miss Philippines, Megan Young, was crowned Miss World

Miss Philippines, Megan Young, was crowned Miss World on Saturday amid tight security on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, where the contest's final round was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups.
"I promise to be the best Miss World ever," Young, 23, said after winning the 63rd annual event, as a large number of Filipino fans who traveled with her celebrated by jumping and waving the country's flag.
Despite threats from the Islamic Defenders Front to disrupt the contest, police said no rallies were staged Saturday. The group has demonstrated for weeks, calling for the government to cancel the pageant because members say it shows too much skin and goes against Islamic teachings.
The 127 contestants vying for the crown were introduced Saturday wearing evening gowns shimmering in sequins, many of them with plunging necklines and slits up the leg. Four candidates dropped out earlier, mainly due to illnesses, said Syafril Nasution, one of the local organizers.

Young, who took the crown from Wenxia Yu of China, the 2012 winner, was born in the United States. When she was 10 she moved to the Philippines, where she has appeared in films and as a television host.
Miss France, Marine Lorphelin, 20, took second place, while Miss Ghana, Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter, 22, came in third.
Miss World organizers had earlier agreed to cut bikinis from the swimsuit competition, replacing them with more conservative sarongs. But pressure continued to mount, and more mainstream groups joined in and called for the show to be banned.
Indonesia's government announced three weeks ago that the final would be moved from the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta, and instead held on the Hindu-dominated resort island of Bali, where earlier rounds were taking place.The British, Australian and U.S. embassies issued warnings to citizens planning trips to Bali during the competition, saying there could be large-scale protests or even attacks.
Col. R. Umar Faroq, the Director of Vital Security for Bali provincial police, said thousands of security forces had been deployed to secure the final.
But Faroq said that security was tightened along the north coast of East Java to Bali in anticipation of possible protesters from other islands.

"The success in securing the Miss World final will be a benchmark for the police in securing the incoming APEC Summit," Faroq said, referring to the upcoming Asia-Pacific Cooperation summit on Bali to be attended by world leaders, including President Barack Obama, and thousands of delegates.Miss World is the latest controversy in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, where most follow a moderate form of the religion. However, a small extremist fringe has become louder and more violent in recent years, attacking Christians and other religious minorities, along with anyone else deemed immoral.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Five movies that’ll inspire you to study

1. The Pursuit of Happyness
Starring – Will Smith
This movie will inspire you from the core. It portrays the story of a man, a normal man, no super powers nothing, just like me and you.
The movie, based on a real story, revolves around the struggle of the main character, when nobody stands by him, not even his wife, but his knowledge, persistent nature, and willingness to study. It teaches us that, when darkness comes around, not even your shadow withstands, but the wisdom and morals that you’ve acquired till date. 
Best Quote: 
” Don’t ever let somebody tell you, you can’t do something. You got a gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period. ”

2. Udaan
Starring : Rajat Barmecha, Ronit Roy, Ram Kapoor
An intelligent Indian movie, after a long time of spicy mainstream cinema. This movie tells the story of a boy(Rajat) whose struggle starts from his own home. His father’s(Ronit) and his views are like east and west. While Rajat wants to pursure his dream of becoming a writer, his father forces him to go for something else.
The movie will inspire you to take your passion seriously. It is a common scenario that students have to forcibly choose subjects that their parents want’em to study. This movie plants a tight punch on the face of all those parents.
Best quote :
Subah ki kirno ko roke jo salaakhein hain kahaan,
Jo khyaaalo pe pehre daale wo aankhein hain kahaan,
Par khulne ki deri h parinde udke choomenge,
aasmaan, aasmaan, aasmaan… ”

3. Idiots
Starring : Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, R. Madhavan
Talking about Indian Cinema & Indian education, you just can’t miss this movie. The highest grosser of all time, raking Rs.200+ cr at box office, this movie was loved by each and every one for its exposure of bitter truth about the Indian Education System. It inspired every student to study to excel, not only to get marks and a white-collar job. It, very handily, convinced the audience that mugging up and not listening to your heart, wouldn’t take you anywhere.
Let me say one thing about this movie, if you haven’t seen it yet, you haven’t seen Indian cinema at its best, and you haven’t yet been inspired to the core.
Best Quote  :
Kaamyaab nahi, kaabil hone ke liye padho,
Kaamyaabi jhakk maarke pichhe aaegi

4. A Beautiful Mind
Starring : Russell Crowe, etc
A biopic, about Nobel Prize winner mathematician, John Nash, portraying his excellence at studies, passion to solve problems, his mental condition, and his Nobel Prize.
After getting into the prestigious MIT, USA, John, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography. As the depths of his imaginary world are revealed, entire sequences and even the people were found to be unreal. Nash withdraws from society and it’s not until the 1970s that he makes his first foray back into the world of academics, gradually returning to research and teaching. In 1994, John Nash was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics.
The only thing that remained with him, through all the ups and downs, were his studies, for which, later in his life, he was awarded and applauded.
Best Quote:
Find a truly original idea. It is the only way I will ever distinguish myself. It is the only way I will ever matter

5. Swades
Starring : Shah Rukh Khan, etc
Set in modern India, the movie revolves around Mohan Bhargava (SRK), a bright young scientist working as a project manager in NASA, returns to India, on a quest to find his childhood nanny. The film uses the contrast between the highly developed world of NASA, and this world back home in India, which is at the crossroads of development. Mohan uses his skills and knowledge to bring electricity to develop an electricity generating station, for his village, which, until now, used to remain dark, with no electricity.
The movie’ll inspire you to see the practicality in everything you study, having an application in fulfilling the necessities of someone else, especially in places like India, where we are still in development stage.
Best Quote:
 Technically, none, but if you can feel the heart of this movie, you don’t need words.