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…

A summary, analysis, and review of a debut novel that won the 1997 booker prize, by an Indian reader

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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…

A science-based approach to avoiding common fitness mistakes I made as a newbie in the gym

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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. …

Nutrition and diet basics, what to eat and avoid, supplements, and more

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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…

Sharing my journey, workout strategy, nutrition, results, and tips

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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…


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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