We are Humans First; No Job Is Big or Small

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“If you think you’re too big for small jobs, may be you’re too small for big jobs” – Gecko and Fly

The world is a unique place. Everyone has to work to survive here. Some people accomplish much more than what they want or deserve, while some have to stay satisfied with a meager amount of income and things that they get after hard work. And then we have some other people also who languish to get even their two times meal a day.

The question is not about an income equality, but about the psychological trauma that people doing menial jobs feel day in and day out, which is in itself a complete distraction from the universal truth of human rights and equality, liberty, and fraternity. In countries like Japan, what one does for the nation is all that matters. Collective Consciousness to make the nation proud is a feeling that is inside all the workers.

Work is Worship: Respect the Thought

In its simple philosophy, a work is a worship. Whatever you do with full dedication you are adding your essence to the world. It is the people’s hackneyed perception that classifies a Job as a big or small. Many often, people categorize these jobs in terms of the pay that a worker earns. Now, just imagine if everyone is doing the same works – can the world survive?

Of course, not. Suppose every other person is working as an engineer at a reputed MNC, then what will happen to the writers, doctors, CA, Lawyers and others? Or take it this way – if all of us are busy with an intellectual occupation then who will become a waiter, barber, cobbler, retailer or a sweeper? Certainly, it will make our lives more difficult than ever.

Our Humanity is our First Identity – Occupation Comes Next

Just like two individuals can’t be same, similarly, not everyone can choose the same career. It depends upon several other factors as well including one’s own individual capacity, skills, family compulsion and personal choice as well.

Long time back, someone has said it right that “each according to the need and each according to merit”. Certainly, whatever we do in life should receive ample respect and dignity from the people all around.

If you are a sweeper then it doesn’t mean you are doing anything to feel ashamed of. In fact, you are contributing to the society and participating in the nation-building exercise in no lesser term than a learned person with an elite profession.

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The idea is to live and let live others. Everyone has a fundamental right to live with full liberty, dignity, and respect. So, we must respect all the people around us irrespective of their professions. In developed countries such as the United States and Japan, “Equal respect for all jobs” is the guiding philosophy for them. It has its own relevance too – if we had to all menial and petty jobs by ourselves then it would have been impossible for us to dedicate enough time towards the careers that we love.

5 Augmented Reality apps for Android

 

Augmented Reality (AR) apps are the latest next level tools for modern smart phones. Augmented reality gives a super imposed image of what is virtual and brings the user interface to the best level of reality.

  1. Pokemon Go

No AR app list can be worth it without the Pokemon Go app, the most viral game every created. You go to real time locations to find new Pokemon. It’s more than just a game that limits you to your screen, this game has rather made people run to different locations in their city to find their Pokémon.

  1. Google Translate (Free)

Google translate is a fun to use app and really handy when it comes to language. Google translate not only allows you to have translations of and from different languages but it makes this feature a reality based activity. How?

You can translate words from a picture that you click and Google translate will translate the words in the image in the language you require.

  1. Ink Hunter (Free)

In Hunter is an app that lets you figure out the visibility of your tattoo that you would want to put.  The app allows you to customize a design for yourself. It also gives you inbuilt tattoo options. You can use these options and try out on your body. Yes! The app allows you use the camera and place the tattoo on your body so as to impress how exactly the tattoo would look on you.

Even if you don’t intend to get a tattoo, you can surely try out this app for some fun.

  1. Star Chart (Free)

Start Chart app allows you to see the stars and planets in real time as per your location. All you need to do is to point your camera in any direction and the app will use it to show you which stars and planets are above or around you at that time. All of these features are in real time. The app also shows you the zodiac signs in the sky using different stars. It also shows you which the position of the star in different time in the future.

  1. Warp Runner (Free)

If Pokemon Go has bored you to the core, then here is an Augmented Reality game that turns a flat surface into a playing deck. How amazing is that? Players need to guide a robot to the exit. You have to collect objects at the same time and all of it without going outside, so good for those who prefer static gaming.

 

How Impressionism changed the culture of Art

 

Traditionally, art and artists where about painting portraits, but impressionism hanged the concept and expression through art.

The spark of impressionism was first felt in 1862 with four young artists in a studio in France. Claude Manet, Camille Pissaro, Edgar Degas and Alfred Sisley were under the tutelage of Charles Gleyre. Charle’s style of painting was unconventional and was considered to be hostile to what traditional painters thought about art and reality.

The paintings of that time consisted majorly romanticism and neoclassicism which used thick brush strokes and dark colours. These paintings were hosted at the Salon De Perry, the most prestigious art exhibition of that time.

The cult of Salon de Perry was such that if a painter was not to show there, he was not to be taken seriously as a painter and thus had no career.

The impressionists on the other hand did what the other artists did not. They captured the reality as it was. They painted scenes as they were in everyday lives which at that time was not considered important or rather appropriate.

Napoleon rules France at that time and France was undergoing furious modernization. Napoleon ordered destruction of thousands of houses to make new modern ones on par with American modern infrastructure. These changes in everyday France was captured by the Impressionists in their paintings.

These paintings were so huge a success that people from other countries moved to Paris after being inspired by the paintings. This led to doubling of the city’s population.

In the second half of the 19th century, impressionists formed their own group and remained indifferent to political changed of that time. Their paintings were completely real based on true emotions and portrayal of natural beauty.

Moreover these artists were not inspired by money for their paintings rather they were inspired by painting realities. This was unacceptable to the artists of that time. This became evident when half of their 5000 paintings were rejected at Salon de Perry. Napoleon ordered a different exhibition for these rejected artists but it failed to generate good response and was also criticized extensively.

Interestingly the word impressionism was created by the art critics of the time who used the term to mock the artist’s impression of sunrise by Claude Manet. Inspired by the criticism, the young artists took up impressionism itself called themselves as the Impressionists.

Their paintings were not appreciated and they had to face several unsuccessful shows starting from their first show in 1874 in Paris. In 1886, they gave their last show and thus the era of the impressionists came to an end. By this point of time impressionism had spread across the western world through Claude Manet. He constant tried to spread the idea of impressionism and eventually succeeded in doing so. But by the time success hit his doorsteps, most of his fellow artists were not there to taste it.

 

Befikre – A lighthearted entertaining affair with a touch of France

If you have been eagerly waiting to watch Aditya Chopra’s Befikre  like me, you will not be disappointed. As indicated in the promos, the movie begins with scenes of couples making out, and this continues for an entire title song sequence. I personally found it a bit too much of smooching at the beginning of a movie with A/U certificate rating.
The movie beautifully depicts the love story of Indian cultural mindset guy Dharam (Ranveer Singh) and French oriented Indian Shyra (Vaani Kapoor). The movie plays the tale much like Hum tum with defined time period and alternates between various phases. The initial phase is about a live-in relationship between Dharam and Shyra that lasts for 1 year, followed by a break-up phase. The break-up brings in a new phase of friendship between Dharam and Shyra, which eventually translates into love. It is when a decent financial guy enters the life of Shyra, and proposes to her for marriage, does Dharam realize his true love for her. The end of the movie – the way Dharam talks about Shyra in order to break her marriage was over-dramatic. At one instance, Dharam had called Shyra as a slut – which was sort of abrupt – I call it modernized abuse.
As far as acting performance is concerned, Ranveer did a brilliant performance throughout the film. It was evident that he had enjoyed playing his role. Vaani seemed confident too, but looked little nervous in comparison to Ranveer. She actually fumbled at one dialogue during her French tour scenes, but I guess that was intentionally left unedited.
Overall it was a great entertainer, and I enjoyed watching the movie till the end. The movie depicts the state of mind of singles who are confused about love, relationships and marriage, and tells them to have faith, and everything will work.