Character Origins #0:

Declaration

As the end of our publicity campaign draws nigh, we can begin revealing more details about the beloved characters from Arrkaya: Origins.

And what better way to do that than by anthologising their origin in the form of periodical short-stories on the blog.

These stories would serve as personal prologues for the respective characters, as the progression of events leads to their story in the series.

Next week, we begin with a character that is certainly among our personal favourites.

Great things afoot…

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Book of the Week #18: [Guest Post]

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

by L. Frank Baum

Yashas:

Okay, so this is the third guest post of the blog… And this week, we welcome an adorable young lady to share her views on a beloved children’s book which, for some reason, I have not read. I have not even seen the movie…

I hate flying in blind, but, well, what can we do…

The readers who do know her would probably understand why she chose this book: the story of a cute little girl, and her journey through a colourful, yet somewhat weird world, to find her way back home.

Another thing to note is that she is looking at me, while I write this, so I won’t be going into too many details. However, I can categorically state that she will, if all goes well, become an important piece in our long-term plans…

Yeah, I have a lot on my mind…

Anyhow, let us dive into the book, shall we?


Roopam:

“You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it yourself.”

-Glinda, The Good witch.

This book fell in my hands during my Primary school days. Inspite of all the other Fairytales I knew, this book is one of my favourites since then!

I guess the unique thing about it, that caught my conscience was, that it ended where it had started. The story was all about the journey and returning home. Continue reading Book of the Week #18: [Guest Post]

Word of the Week #18:

Entropy

Yes, most of us have encountered this term, in the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

And yes, most of us probably did not quite understand the entire concept. I, for one, can admit that my understanding of Entropy, and, by extension, of Thermodynamics, is unexpectedly inadequate. Continue reading Word of the Week #18:

Book of the Week #17:

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Fifteen men on the Dead Man’s Chest, Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest, Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”

Sounds familiar, yeah?

See, this is one thing you need to know:

This is, literally, the Mother of all pirate stories. Everything you think you know about pirates, may it be the treasure maps with the big X, the rum, the weird beard, the peg leg, or the parrot on the shoulder, actually comes from this book.

Such is the legacy of Treasure Island that it has already spawned more than 50 film and TV adaptations over the past century. Continue reading Book of the Week #17:

Word of the Week #17: [Guest Post]

Sustainable

Neha:
Well, this is that one word I keep ranting almost all the time… Probably because, being an Environmentalist, this word holds the utmost importance…

And of course, while it can be interpreted in different ways for different aspects of our lives, I would always talk for the Environment… Continue reading Word of the Week #17: [Guest Post]

Book of the Week #16:

The Man in the Iron Mask,

by Alexandre Dumas
in collaboration with Auguste Maquet

“We are often criminals in the sight of the great of the earth, not for having committed a crime, but because we know that crimes have been committed.”

—Aramis

The Man is the Iron Mask is really not a book, per se; it is actually the third and final volume of the 268 chapters long novel “The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later”, the sequel to “The Three Musketeers” and “Twenty Years Later”

The story begins roughly 30 years after the events of The Three Musketeers, and serves as the conclusion to the d’Artagnan saga.

This book also marks the beginning of my fascination with historical fiction, and its elements like the bloody battles, the epic romances and the notions of chivalry and honour.
Continue reading Book of the Week #16:

Word of the Week #16:

A little of the promotional stuff, before we dive into the post… I hope you don’t mind…

Have you checked out the new stuff, yet? 

Stay tuned in… Arrkaya: Origins, coming soon…


Conformity

“It’s the one who’s different that gets left out in the cold.”

Anybody who has watched How I Met Your Mother would, or at least should, be familiar with this quote.

And anybody who has not watched it probably should. It is pretty good.

Either way, I am sure we have all experienced this in some way or another, often from the day we put on our uniforms and enter the school. Of course, it may begin earlier, but we are too young to notice. Continue reading Word of the Week #16: