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5 characters by William Shakespeare that closely resemble life

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It is beautifully quoted by the master of expressions, William Shakespeare that

“One man in his time plays many parts.”

Not only the maestro of literature but also the king of the best written play, William Shakespear was the man who personified characters as a part of his soul. His plays are the epitome of comedy, tragedy and romance.Commonwealth could not understand him until they realized that Shakespeare was something beyond just plays, but the creator of
life’s philosophy. His characters, at every step, have been a trend setter for all generations. Romeo and Juliet validated that true love never fears death, while Julius Caesar preached that blind faith is fatal. He redefined the concept of bringing life to souls around us. All we need now, is to feel their presence.

1) LADY MACBETH (MACBETH)

LADY MACBETH (MACBETH)
One of the most fierce female characters he ever created, Lady Macbeth was as strong as a man who broke rules and took her own decisions. A woman is seen fearlessly plotting the murder of king Duncan and pursing her husband to commit the crime, she isn’t afraid of consequences.Shakespeare effectively brings out the dark side of a woman who
after the murder faces guilt that leads her to take her own life.

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2) THE NURSE ( ROMEO AND JULIET)

THE NURSE ( ROMEO AND JULIET)
The character of a Nurse leaves the readers in a conflict of emotions if she is a crude opportunist or a loving realist ? She is a lower class woman who treats Juliet as a daughter. Her definition to love is restricted to the physical and temporary love while Juliet’s love for Romeo is the eternal, soulful form of love. The Nurse in the beginning is seen as very supportive of the developing love story of Romeo and Juliet and also stands for her in the decision of marriage. But as the play proceeds, it is seen that she forces Juliet to forget Romeo and marry Paris. There is a moment when the Nurse is attacked verbally and physically by Lord Capulet and maybe that becomes a turning point when she realizes that if Romeo and Juliet marry, Juliet will face the most brutal faces of the society. Just to prevent that, she chooses to go against the marriage.

3) PROSPERO ( THE TEMPEST)

PROSPERO ( THE TEMPEST)
Prospero is the protagonist of the last play written by Shakespeare. He is a deeply conflicting character as described in the play. At times he is seen as a sympathetic soul being pressurized by his elder brother. On the
other hand, he is the unsympathetic cruel soul who controls the lives of people with his magic and wishes to conquer not only humans but also nature with his magic and spells. Gradually he grows intensely sympathetic. Prospero somewhere reflects Shakespeare’s own self as he manipulates the plot. In the last act of the play, he asks for an applause and that resembles the way Shakespeare expected an applause for his story.

4) ROSALIND ( AS YOU LIKE IT)

ROSALIND ( AS YOU LIKE IT)
Rosalind is one of Shakespeare’s most warm, human and ideal romantic character that completely dominates the stage with her appealing personality. She possesses all the virtues of a Renaissance English Woman : witty, strong, calm and full of utmost integrity. At the same time, she beautifully carries the dignity of being the daughter of a Duke.Rosalind has a realistic understanding that always makes her the most admirable woman.

5) IAGO ( OTHELLO)

ROSALIND ( AS YOU LIKE IT)
Shakespeare presented Iago as a character engrossed in unsolved puzzles. His personality is decorated with irony and that is the uniqueness of the character. He claims a reputation for honesty but at the same time he elaborates lies to exploit and manipulate others. He has no space for emotions though he is a married man who once loved his wife unconditionally. He cares for no one yet surrenders his entire life for revenge rather than living in disdain. He might have set up a false reputation for honesty but how is it possible to fake honesty without being honest for a long time? Irony strikes Iago at every step, bringing out the best of Shakespeare’s imagination.

William Shakespeare explored the deepest oceans of literature and brought the purest jewels of characters. He went beyond the barriers to society, bringing out the ruthless side to a woman and at the same time bringing out the human being in a villain. His characters are undoubtedly close to life, connecting people to the hidden or maybe the long forgotten parts of their souls.

 

 

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The Chariots of Belief: The Spectacle that Rath Yatra is

Yashdeep Bajpai

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As the parched sunburnt Earth is, now, drenched by the first showers of monsoon, the atmosphere satiate the sweet smell of the rejuvenation. In the month of Ashadh, the Lord comes out of the Sanctum Sanctorum to give the most coveted Darshana to his devotees.

The Car or Chariot Festival

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The most important festival of Lord Jagannath which draws millions of devotees from around the country and different parts of the world to Puri in Odisha.It is also believed that those who take part in this festival are known to earn their passage to Heaven.

Snana Purnima

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This festival begins on the day of Snana Purnima when the three deities, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra take a prolonged bath. Post this bath, the deities retire for fifteen days and remain in isolation and no public worship is performed during this time.

The Gods come out

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After the fifteen days of isolation, Jagganath, Balabhadra and Subhadra idols are mounted on their respective rathas, and so begins the Rath Yatra. It generally starts in the monsoon, and the thundering chariots amidst the rains are a sight to behold and give experience of a lifetime. In terms of gaiety and colour, it is unimaginable as Rath Yatra being second to any other festival.

Juggernaut’s Origins

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It’s believed that the etymological origin of the English word Juggernaut derives from the Mega-sized Rathas. These three separate Rathas have separate features and sizes.

The chariot for Jagannath is about 45 feet high and takes about 2 months to build. The artists and painters of Puri decorate the cars with bright motifs and art.

Gundicha Temple

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The Rathas are brought out to the Bada Danda and travel to the Shri Gundicha Temple where they stay for nine days.Thereafter, the deities again ride the chariots back to Shri Mandir in bahuda yatra.

Equality in Worship, ‘The sweeping Gajapati’

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The most significant ritual associated with the Ratha-Yatra is the Chhera Pahara where the Gajapati King wears the outfit of a sweeper and sweeps all around the deities and chariots and sprinkle sandalwood water on the path. This signified that in the eyes of Lord Jagannath, there is no distinction between the powerful sovereign Gajapati and the most humble devotee. It is also seen in the main offering to the Lord the common rice cake consumed by everyone in Odisha,the Poda Pitha and no dainty stuff.

Intense Fervour and Deep Reverence

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The sacred journey of the Gods is highly revered by the masses but the highlight of this festival is undoubtedly the stupendous and gorgeous chariots which will take your breath away. In terms of splendor, devotion, grandeur and liveliness, it is one of the grandest and most memorable spectacles of India. The God of the people rides to give Darshana even to the underrated deprived, in his procession everyone is an equal participant, pulling the Rathas to the immortal culmination of devotion and fervor.

This Rath Yatra allows the human soul to be driven by the pure unconditional love for the Supreme and its creation, is a reminder of the Nature’s Cycle of change, as is with the World. Nothing is stationary, and is always moving and ever-expanding.

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Re-evolve as a Human: Qualities we have lost over time.

Shreya Mishra

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Evolution happens at so many levels – physical, mental, spiritual or biological, then what is re-evolving? Over the years, people and their mentality have changed which is legit because experience changed and so did the society. However, did anyone ponder upon what is lost during the course of the change? May be, or maybe not , but the result
is destructive. On one hand we are technologically advanced but on the other hand, we have lost few core values. Some people may agree, some might differ, few might avoid, but the idea will definitely hit the cognition.

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It is really great practically and intellectually at par with others but while undertaking it all, we have to keep our emotional quotient in the parallel tangent. While we are busy being successful, on top, ahead of the time, we are losing on peace and balance. Wars over money, food, land, people, states etc. have left us with nothing but urge to conquer everything. Be it any discourse job, academics, personal life; we feel incomplete, something is always missing – relaxation, trust, companion or home.

Let’s talk about present times where corruption, hatred, hostility, envy, lust etc. have taken over the human within us. No one is bereft of these flaws, neither are they oblivious about it. Strangely, knowingly or unknowingly, people have started embracing these flaws. One can never be perfect or ideal, but one can always try to be better than before.

Patience

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One of the most beautiful parts about being a human is having patience. Unfortunately all over the world, people are losing this quality. We all heard this phrase, “Patience is the key to success”, well, indeed it is. A successful career, relationship, bond,companionship etc everything requires patience. With patience, comes the power of tolerance. It is not right to tolerate injustice but it is also not right to react impulsively. Patience gives you and the other, time and space to think about their actions, which in turn may or may not make them understand but it will give you the chance you need.

Empathy

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Sympathy might be artificial, empathy comes naturally. When we empathize with someone, we start living in their shoes. We start thinking about how we would feel or react and hence it helps us in understanding others better. Empathy followed by understanding and positive compromises helps in maintaining a healthy relationship.
Patience and empathy come hand in hand.

Honesty

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Truth might hurt, but it will always keep things clear and transparent between people. Honesty is a virtue which most of us don’t possess. Unfortunately that’s a bitter truth. With honesty comes loyalty, you’ll never lose anyone’s trust. It’s never easy to say and accept the truth but in long-term, it gives you clarity and a stable mind. No inhibitions, no fear and when you have nothing to hide, you come out as a bold and strong human.

These three qualities will lead to development of other qualities like -understanding, confidence, sympathy, humbleness etc. Humanity is at stake, try being a better version of your own self. This world will turn into something we all are striving for.

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Love, Life and Society through the lines of Piyush Mishra

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Piyush Mishra is not just a singer or a lyricist, but a powerful human with an overall package of intellect, talent and emotions. He is a theatre and film actor, music director, lyricist, singer and scriptwriter. He is sensitive, observant, witty and intellectual.
His songs “Are ruk ja re bande”, “Husna”, “Aarambh hai Prachand” etc clearly shows his sensitivity towards human nature, functions of the world and how the society works. He is a graduate from National School of Drama.
He was born with the name of Priyakant Sharma but later on changed it to Piyush Mishra as a sign of rebellion against his authoritative aunt. He has worked for films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Ghajini, Lahore, Agneepath, and he has also performed in the shows like Coke studio, Bharat ek Khoj etc.

Here are 10 beautiful quotes and lines written by him that shows various emotions we all go through:

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