Movie watching is certainly one the most elementary leisure activities enjoyed by many like me but despite being an avid movie viewer my movie consumption has always been limited to mainly Bollywood or Hollywood ones.
Till recently, I was blissfully unaware of the depth of this genre known as “world cinema”, in fact to me world cinema has always been synonymous to parallel cinema or something which is vague & esoteric. I had watched only counted number of world cinemas in past & that too very famous ones; based on those movies I had this perception of world cinema being a genre in which you’ll never know when a movie has started & when it ended. But how wrong I was!
I didn’t know that my neighbourhood park had rows of trees with lilac flowers. Or that if I stand in my balcony between 6.30 and 7 in the evening, I will see flocks of birds returning to their homes against splendidly-painted skies. I have lived in the same house for about 4 years now. So what changed? Well (to use a cliché) I became a shutterbug of sorts. And I feel immensely happy and sad at the same time. Sad at having missed experiencing so much beauty that was around me all along, but happy that I will no longer be sleep-walking through what life has yet to offer.
Guest article by Cuckoo
You must have heard the word plagiarism. Ever wonder what does it mean and why we should know about it ?
Any of the following is considered plagiarism.
- turning in someone else’s work as your own
- copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
- giving incorrect information about the source
- changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
- copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not
In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else’s work and lying about it afterward (either by refusing or by not giving due credit).
Now, are you wondering why am I talking about this ?