Today is World Photography Day. We’re celebrating 177 years of being able to freeze moments in time by manipulating and capturing light through cameras. We can safely say that the camera is one device that has truly changed the world. Cameras, since their invention, have captured generations of families, the most important milestones in people’s lives, have been the reason to topple regimes and brought the truth out in the open. Photographs have captured reality and fantasy in their frame since their inception. So on this day we ask – which is the photo that has captured you?
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Hello India! Little paper and plastic flags have started making an appearance at traffic signals and in trains, heralding the day which makes our hearts swell with pride. Monday will mark our 70th Independence Day and will make us realize once again that the date 15th August holds supreme importance in every Indian’s heart. The day marks the India’s freedom from years of British slavery and their oppressive reign of hundred years. 70 years in, India as an independent nation has made giant strides of progress. Now we want you to imagine what India will look like in 2050, and write a WOW post about it!
As adults, we think twice before calling anyone a friend. But in kindergarten, all it takes is a ‘Hi!’ or a shared tiffin to lay the foundation for a friendship that soon turns into ‘best friendship’. Remember those carefree days? Sitting together in classes and then getting thrown out of class for talking too much? Combining pocket money to buy chaat or kacchi kairis after school? Were you the kind of kids that made fun of teachers after class? Or sneak out of class to hang out or watch the latest movie? No matter what it was you did, or liked to do, chances are you did it with your best friend; your chaddi buddy; your brother/sister from another mother. Do you know what your oldest friend is doing now?
They say it’s never too late. It’s never too late to start again after a failure. It’s never late to fight for the love you lost! No matter how much things have fallen out of place, there always will be an open window to mend things back. But does this always hold true? Time waits for no one. There are times when it does become too late for us to act. Moments pass away, taking with them our power to change circumstances. Sometimes, it is too late for us to press ‘Undo’ on something that we’ve done, or go back and do something that we hesitated to do in the first place.
Before we had scores and tests and salary slips , we had dreams and desires. What we want to be, what we want to do, where we want to go, and so much more. Then there are also those aspirations and fantasies that we secretly harbour in our hearts but never share with anyone. Yet these are never less important than the other ones, in fact some of desires are even more important than the logical ones we tell others. These are the ones that we truly want, the ones that we would love to fulfill first, if given the chance.
In the movie ‘Superman Returns, Lois Lane writes an article – “Why the world needs Superman’. She couldn’t be more right. Be it our desi Shaktimaan or Batman, Iron Man or Thor, superheroes are the ones that take on the mantle of keeping the world together through their actions and lessons. Their superhuman powers exceed all evils, their extraordinary gifts fight crimes and protect the public. It is time to bring these superheroes out of the comic books and movies into the real world.