Monday, February 24, 2014

AIESEC: Bringing Ideas Together

AIESEC! in Delhi University organized an event - Global Village - at Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon on 13th February 2014. The event was a melting pot ofcultures, with AIESEC interns from all around the world coming together at one place. These interns work in the country for 5-6 weeks, embrace India's colourful heritage and leave behind some of their own as well.
With a number of stalls put up that represented various countries like Egypt, China, Afghanistan etc, the interns showcased their patriotism with the help ofnative food, clothing, and souvenirs. They also put up dance performances for an incredibly excited audience at Kingdom of Dreams, who were happily snapping pictures of the show.
People in the audience had a great time interacting with the foreign interns and learning about their cultures. A lot of the interns gave away little bearings and baubles from their countries to the visitors. This, along with Kingdom of Dreams launching their economy ticket for Rs. 500, lead to an abundance of smiles.
You too, can experience the same extravaganza with AIESEC by being a leader, making an impact on society and going for the Youth Global Entrepreneur Program. As a college student, this is what enables one to shine brighter than the others."

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Book Review: Eve's Tomb

It's a mysterious book with recognizable elements. A suspense where you have a sense of deja vu. Maybe the characters, the setting, the episodes sound familiar, but you will stay hooked till the last page. That is the beauty of Eve's Tomb, a novel by D.R. Hadrian, and published by Blackbuck Publications.

The book follows the trials and tribulations of Vinamzi Lance, an Oxford graduate who suddenly discovers that his professor has been murdered. What complicates the situation and implicates him in the matter is that the last message by Professor was addressed to Lance. But to get to the message, Lance must crack the code. To unravel the mystery, Lance undertakes a journey spanning various regions of religious and spiritual importance, and brace the rivalry of the Church. References of church, mystic code, Vatican makes one notice a strong resemblance to 'The Da Vinci Code'. But then, a good read is a good read.

The initial chapters have a sense of deep, dark mystery. There's ambiguity, there's fear, there's speculation and there lies the power of the writer to pull you in. The book flows nicely, with a strong sense of 'what-lies-next?', and overall nicely defined characters. There is a problem with the editing though, with some misspellings, and some loose ends to the storyline. For instance, Yodakani, an Indian origin woman, unknown to Lance, accompanies him on a secret, high-profile mission without any hitch. Too fictional.

I liked the book for its balancing of a complex story in a simple narrative. The book doesn't feel heavy, and I read through the book easily, which wasn't a case with most other writers who have attempted this genre. I hope this is a new wave of writing, which sees better avenues and goes on to develop our indigenous sets of Dan Browns. Eve's Tomb may well break some ice.

Book: Eve's Tomb
Author: D.R.Hadrian
Publisher: Blackbuck Publication
Price: Rs 150