Can social media be addictive?

Keerthana Reddy Mucherla
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Sep 19, 2022
Social media first served as a means of keeping in touch with friends and family, but they have now developed into a desired pastime enjoyed by people of all ages. Social media's strength is the allowed flexibility in communicating and interacting with anybody around the world, and with so many people at once. They enable us to remain in contact with friends who live far away, communicate with one another, and access an infinite quantity of knowledge. They also allow us to learn about what is taking place around the world in real-time.
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2022 - Fall - Issue 2

How to fall in love with reading

Ramya Krishnan
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Sep 19, 2022
Have you heard the saying, "If you don't like to read, you haven't found the right book.". Well, it's an absolute truth. All you need to kindle your interest is to find the right book. I found mine when I was in secondary school. A book named "Ponniyin Selvan" written by well-known Tamil writer Kalki Krishnamurthy, was a gift from my father.
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2022 - Fall - Issue 2

END OF AN ERA – King Roger retires

Akshaykumar Swarnakumar
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Sep 19, 2022
A sad week in the world of tennis. After more than 1500 matches over 24 years, the King of tennis has announced his retirement. The Greatest of all time closed his career with 20 Grand slam titles, spending five seasons as the No. 1 tennis player, and contributed to the era of men's tennis.
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2022 – Fall – Issue #2

New iOS 16 top features

Shiva Sankar Modala
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Sep 19, 2022
Apple has released iOS(iPhone Operating System) 16, so let's examine all of its excellent features.
Live wallpapers: Sort of. You still can't get fully moving video wallpapers like you can on Android, but you do not get wallpapers that animate as you switch between the lock screen and the home screen. This is a feature that Xiaomi(mobile company) has had for years, but it still gives the iPhone a much-needed life into them.
New wallpaper gallery: At the moment, the only way to constantly get new wallpapers is to go to the app store and download one of those free wallpaper apps that offer you an advertisement whenever you click a button. Apple is now attempting to implement this feature internally, so now when you go to select a new wallpaper, your phone will serve you a combination of both new wallpapers that it thinks you'll like and also photos you've already taken that it thinks are a good fit. Oh yeah, and if you get bored easily on your home screen, you can now set it to shuffle so every time you check your iPhone's lock screen, you'll see a different picture.
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2022 - Fall - Issue 2

The rise and fall of Tamil Rockers: home of Indian pirated media

Shiva Sankar Modala
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Sep 19, 2022
Tamil Rockers is an internet pirate website that posts newly released movies on the first day they are available in theatres. If anyone pirate or sell a product that is protected by copy rights, they will be fined three lakh Indian Rupees (INR) and sentenced to three months in jail, according to the 1957 Copy Right Act (an Indian act). In India, these illegal websites are restricted, but many people can still easily access them. 
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2022 - Fall - Issue 2

Formula 1: drive to survive

Akshaykumar Swarnakumar
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Sep 12, 2022
Formula one racing, the very mention of it brings to our mind images of colorful sleek cars zooming with engines screaming, overtaking one another, taking dangerous turns, sometimes colliding, and turning upside down! Exciting and thrilling! Definitely but a very dangerous sport with a mix of speed and danger. If one loves speed and wants to experience it, he or she must be ready to kiss danger! A sport meant only for brave hearts.
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2022 – Fall – Issue 1

The shift in the Indian film industry

Manish K
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Apr 18, 2022
When someone thinks of a movie from India, the first thing that pops into the mind is a dance number. While that’s mostly unique to the Indian Films, not many know that even many Hollywood movies used to feature songs until the early 20th Century, albeit in a different way. In fact, that is the time when Bollywood, the clichéd name that represents the entire Indian film industry had its origins. To the unknown, the name Bollywood was inspired by Hollywood with B representing the city of Bombay where its roots were formed. India has many different languages, Hindi being the most spoken one. As Bollywood primarily produces Hindi-based films, this very reason also laid the foundation for the inception of regional cinema in different languages. Among all, there are 4 film industries that gain the maximum traction other than Bollywood. They are Kollywood based on the Tamil Language, Tollywood based on the Telugu language, Mollywood based on the Malayalam language and Sandalwood based on the Kannada language. It’s interesting to know that all these 4 languages are primarily spoken in the Southern parts of India and hence the term regional cinema. Many refer the movies from any of these industries collectively as “South Indian Movies”.



While it still is a fact that Bollywood is the biggest film industry in India, the content that the regional cinema has been producing for the past few years is on a different level altogether. Coming from Tollywood, the movies Bahubali part 1 and 2 have been the trendsetters, as the franchise became the highest-grossing one among all the film industries in India. The franchise was dubbed and released in all 5 languages simultaneously and became the instant favorite for all. The success also paved the way for many Pan-Indian films, completely erasing the language boundary. Blockbusters like KGF – 1, RRR, and KGF - 2 are the best examples. Meanwhile, Bollywood is not keeping up with the pace of the regional cinema not just in terms of the quality of the movies but also the penetrability. The change is real and hence the future of the Indian cinema is not just for Bollywood but for all the Indian film industries combined.
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2022 - Spring - Issue 11

The Golden Ratio - A no. which defines perfect

Saksham Gulati
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Apr 18, 2022
Have you ever wondered if there exists criteria for beauty? We often listen to the phrase that beauty lies in the eyes of the holder but there are a few things like famous architecture or patterns which are claimed to be beautiful by more than 95% of the population. What could be common between a pattern of colors on a drawing and a building in Chicago downtown that is appealing to most the eyes? So there is a no. which roughly defines beauty. This no. is called the golden ratio.
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2022 - Spring - Issue 11

Magic does exist: it's called engineering and sciences

Saksham Gulati
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Apr 18, 2022
Have you ever wondered if magic is real? If all the stories you heard growing up about things appearing out of thin air and your wishes being full-filled ? I personally believe that magic is totally real. It can be observed in the heart of engineering and science.
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2022 - Spring - Issue 11