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First published in and written in Slovenian, Alamut holds the distinct honour of being the most translated Slovenian text ever written. Written by Vladimir Bartol, a writer and a philosopher, the book has been a major influence in the world of literature and Bartol's style of taking historical figures and their ideologies and writing fiction with them was, at the time, an idea that could catch lightning.
His most famous work, Alamut went on to become a mainstay on the shelves of the who's who of the world, as well as giving it the saying which many gamers and Assassins Creed fans will recognise, 'Nothing is true, everything is permitted. The story was a response to the growing fascism in Europe, specifically Italy under Mussolini, where Bartol was born.
But the interesting twist in the story comes as the narrative moves to Hassan's point of view, where he sees his men not as someone with lives worth living, but as machines that, when given food, women and shelter, would be ready to give their lives up for him. Hassan carefully controlled his men, supplying opium and hashish at the right amount of time, and such was their fame for killing in exchange for access to drugs, the term Hashashin came to be, from which the word Assassin was derived.
The book reads like a fairy tale, the narrative often leaves you in awe as you flip the pages and keep going, often stopping to comprehend that these men probably did exist at one point in the world's history. Hassan's favourite adage, 'Nothing is an absolute reality, everything is permitted', made him an extremely dangerous leader who held nothing sacred.
He was willing to go to any extent for power, even to the point of micromanaging the lives of his men. The entire book is a text warning people how a charismatic leader can manipulate people into doing even the most heinous of things, provided, of course, they get what they need and do not see their enemies as equals, but something subhuman.
Both Hilter and Mussolini lead their countries to war because they manipulated people with their charisma and rhetoric, and if we are not careful, this will happen again. Which is why Alamut is a must read, especially in times like these when Nazis march the streets of America and the murders of children in the hospitals of India is brushed under the rug by a leader who does not understand how to lead his state.
It is one of the finest books ever written. Everything is permitted. Click here to buy the book! Check out the Uber Challenge by clicking here. Oh, and if you really need a reason to do an internship, keep reading! Transitioning from college life to career could be fearsome, many of us find it hard to identify the right career paths. It is always a good idea to have many feathers in your cap, which is to say, going beyond what a normal student does adds weight to your resume and the best way to do this is through internships.
Companies today hires students with internship experience over students who have none. We also get to know the industry professionals and how they work, experience is not something to be disregarded.
It helps us refine leadership talents that can be demonstrated to future employers and ability to work well with different mindset people. Even though it is located in one of the premier localities in the city, they serve some spicy biryanis at decent prices. It has one of the finest Hyderabadi Dum Biryani.
One must dig into the mutton dum biryani or the chicken dum biryani and burp away. On your quest for the best Biryani, you would definitely end up at the door step of Paradise. Tabla is a feel good place which has perfect ambience to visit with friends and family. Nalli Biryani is a must try because you wont be finding it much. They serve Biryani in tabla pots which makes it unique and you'll crave for it just by seeing it.
Food here, never fails to impress. Out of all, Arabian cuisine which they serve is the best. Biryani is lip smackinly yum. If this place doesn't satisfy you for food, i don't know what will. Food scores over ambience and service.
While there is no dearth of places in Hyderabad to indulge in a good biryani, there are a select few biryani houses that warrant a necessary visit. V Anuhya, dance has always been a way of life.
Today, this young woman and 3rd year student of Civil Engineering at CMR Technical Campus has taken her performances on many important stages around town, including during the recent visit of the Prime Minister of Nepal to Hyderabad. Reaching out to her on campus, this is how the interview went, check it out below! Q: At what age did you first tap your feet to the rhythm of music?
I would go on to join a dance class at the age of Q: Was it on your own wish or your parents took an initiative? Q: Did you like dancing at the initial stages of your dance class? Yes, since my childhood I have been very passionate about dancing Q: Why just classical dance? I have an interest in all kinds of dance but my dad likes traditional dance so he joined me classical dance classes.
Q: What is the name of your dance teacher? I have been taking dance classes from my mentor Mrs. Perini Prakash and Mr. Sunil Prakash and the dance form is called Perini Lasyam.
Q: Perini Lasyam? Sounds new to me so can you describe it in a few words? Perini is performed by men and Lasyam by women. Q: Can you mention some of your evergreen favorite dance forms? I have a great love for dance but Kathak and Mohiniattam are my all time favorites. Q: How long have you been in this world of dance? Almost 9 years! And I hope to take it very far.
Q: News around the campus is that you were recently invited to perform at the Falaknuma Palace, could you tell us what it was about?? The Prime Minister of Nepal had visited Hyderabad and we were given the opportunity to grace the event with our dance form. I also had the opportunity to interact with many famous and important personalities at the Palace, and I am very glad to say that our performance was highly praised. Q: Would you like to make dance your career?
Not as a career but I will never stop dancing because nothing can make me as happy as dancing can. Q: A very important question, what do you like about dancing? Each dancer form has a different feel to it, some express our love and devotion, whereas others display power and the passion you have for the art form.
For me, personally, dance is and always will be a way to get rid of all my worries. When I'm dancing, whether it is on stage or a practice, it gives me peace of mind and happiness. There's nothing quite like it. It's no surprise that I love it more than anything else in the world, and the love I have for it will never fade away. I finished the interview by thanking Anuhya for her time and the wonderful interview, hoping that I myself would one day take up dance classes. Here's hoping we can see Anuhya on TV one day, giving her best performance to wow not just audiences from home, but from around the world.
If Anuhya's mesmerising performance at the Palace is anything to go by, this woman has the potential to stop the entire world and make them look as she dances the evening away.
She is this week's Student of the Week. Subro , is a sir from Aurora's Engineering College,Bhongiri. We Aurorians are joining hands for this and we still have a lot of them empty and we could use more There might be a chance where you could win awards for your idea itself! Well, guys that was on purpose. This is how the world works. It'll not always appreciate for the good you do but it'll put you down for the one mistake you do, with this our mind magnifies the negative and minimises the positive aspects in us.
Never amplify that one mistake because that's not your known for. Focus on the positive. There is beauty in a lot of things, even in yourself. Notice how negative thinking just makes you go back and forth for no real reason whatsoever? Notice how useless it is.
Are you determined to fail? No right, then why do you lay yourself down just kick off the negativity and let yourself open to criticism. Never let the negativity emphasize you. Remember no one is perfect in this world. Love yourself and believe in yourself nothing will work if you don't.
Don't let compliments get to your head and criticism to your heart. Love yourself, live yourself and believe yourself everything will get into place because you never have a positive life with a negative brain.
But as the old adage goes, if one can dream it, one can achieve it. As ironic as it is for me, the least fashionable person alive, to interview two fantastic people who have made fashion their life, it was quite an enlightening experience. For those more fashionable among us, The KN Clan is already an established name in the world of social media fashion icons, but the story of the sisters behind the phenomenon, however, has to be told. So one fine afternoon, I called up Niharika Agarwal, the younger of the two sisters and found, to my pleasant surprise, that both the sisters were together, making my life easier.
After the initial introductions, Niharika passed the phone to her sister Kanika and we began the interview. We eventually thought, why not share it on social media as a lot of people used to tell us that our sense of picking the right style and the colour schemes were really good.
1001 Book Review: Alamut Vladimir Bartol
With parallels to Osama bin Laden, Alamut tells the story of how Sabbah was able to instill fear into the ruling class by creating a small army of devotees who were willing to kill, and be killed, in order to achieve paradise. Following the attacks of September 11, , the book once again took on a new life, selling more than 20, copies in a new Slovenian edition, and being translated around the world in more than 19 languages. This edition, translated by Michael Biggins, in the first-ever English translation. The Alamut of the title is a remote fortress in 11th century Persia where a charismatic leader Hasan ibn Sabbah is training his own army of devoted Feyadeen young men who are willing to kill and die for him alone as they believe he has the keys to paradise with this army he plans to turn himself into the prophet al Mahdi and to gain control of the entire region in the name of his people the Ismaili. The setting is enchanting and the narrative reads almost like a fairy tale, however this is a book with a purpose.
Don't have an account? Just enter your email id or mobile no and create your account in two easy steps! Forgot Password? The obvious first question on your mind as you see the cover picture of this book review would be why is it that I've used a screenshot from the recently released and horrendous Assassin's Creed movie for a book review that seemingly has no connection with the Ubisoft franchise that has spawned many games and other media. First published in and written in Slovenian, Alamut holds the distinct honour of being the most translated Slovenian text ever written. Written by Vladimir Bartol, a writer and a philosopher, the book has been a major influence in the world of literature and Bartol's style of taking historical figures and their ideologies and writing fiction with them was, at the time, an idea that could catch lightning. His most famous work, Alamut went on to become a mainstay on the shelves of the who's who of the world, as well as giving it the saying which many gamers and Assassins Creed fans will recognise, 'Nothing is true, everything is permitted.