A review and analysis of the critically acclaimed epic war film that sheds light on the effects of war on people’s lives.

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A scene from The Deer Hunter

A three-hour film that starts with men working in a steel mill, one of them getting married and others getting drunk, three of them participating in the Vietnam war, and then attending a funeral. Grandly directed by Michael Cimino this movie has been hailed as one of the best movies ever made in Hollywood winning accolades and praise both by critics and audience.

Starting in Pennsylvania with scenes of steelwork in a mill, we see a group of friends finishing their shift and saying goodbye to their co-workers as they are leaving to be soldiers in the war. On their way out one of them, Steven played by John Savage is getting married today before leaving. We see that this group of men are intimate friends. Getting drunk and singing songs together. Nick played by Christopher Walken and Mike played by the very talented Robert De Niro plan a deer hunt for the next morning. …


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Original cover image for ‘The God of Small Things’

I was looking for a new book and google feed suggested an article that listed some books to read before you die. I decided to see if I could find something. Among many great books and author names, I saw an Indian title that I found very interesting. I decided to read it.

“Writers imagine that they cull stories from the world. I’m beginning to believe that vanity makes them think so. That it’s actually the other way around. Stories cull writers from the world. Stories reveal themselves to us. The public narrative, the private narrative — they colonize us. They commission us. They insist on being told. Fiction and nonfiction are only different techniques of story telling. For reasons that I don’t fully understand, fiction dances out of me, and nonfiction is wrenched out by the aching, broken world I wake up to every morning.” …


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Photo by Anastase Maragos on Unsplash

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

I remember how intimidating my first day in the gym was. Solely relying on the help of the gym trainer who was trying to help many people at the same time. No knowledge of how the body works and how to exercise. All I knew was that I wanted to go from being skinny to buffed as quickly as possible. …


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Calorie:

Everything that our body does requires energy. Your body needs the energy to think, breath, digest food, produce hormones, filter blood to produce urine, pump blood to every single cell, and many more things. This energy is supplied to the body via the food we eat. Different food provides a different amount of energy. To measure this energy in the food we use the unit ‘Calorie’. Just like we use meters/miles for distance and grams/ounces for weight, we use calories for energy from food.

Caloric surplus and caloric deficit:

The amount of energy that your body needs in a day is called TDEE( Total Daily Energy Expenditure). You can use any online calorie calculator ( Just Google this) to calculate an approximation of your TDEE. Once you have this TDEE approximation you can start counting your calories. …


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These are pictures taken by me a year apart

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Where did I start?

I was a second-year engineering student who spent most of my time with my laptop, mobile, and books sitting on my bed. I rarely played any sports even as a child. I had no physical exercise in my life. As a result, I was very unhealthy and could hardly eat any food. I took two buses every day from and to college. I had pain in my legs and lower back if I didn’t get a seat. Everyone who I met or talked to asked me to eat more food because I looked so weak and unhealthy. I tried forcing myself to eat and slowly I was able to do so. But this made me gain fat only in my abdominal area which made me look worse than before. …

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I am a youtuber and blogger. I write about my fitness journey, health and diet topics, movies, books, music, food, and more. https://www.youtube.com/qaasid

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