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Martial Arts

Martial Arts are one of the most popular forms of action and stunts used in films. But this form of sport is not just for the screen. It is for those who wish to see a positive change in their lives.
The term is used in general for a number of art forms such as Taekwondo, Karate, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai and much more.
Learning Martial Arts are not as easy as it is shown on screen but with dedication and hard work, one can master the art forms. Practicing Taekwondo for the last year and a half, I have learnt a lot . It gave me a different approach towards my life and it made me more focused and disciplined. It instilled in me a sense of direction in life and gave me peace of mind. It helped me improve in many of my activities including chess. It helped me improve my concentration which helped me in my game as well. It made me physically stronger and made me develop a daily routine for fitness. It has also helped me improve my confidence and general attitude towards life. I have …

'Queen of Katwe' Special Screening for Salaam Balak Trust

On Monday 3rd October 2016 a special screening of the film-'Queen of Katwe' directed by Mira Nair and produced by Disney Movies was held. I was fortunate to have attended a special screening of this film organised by the Salaam Balak Trust. A trust which looks to lift the underprivileged and give them a better life.
The film was extremely motivational and inspiring. Being a chess player myself, I was extremely excited to watch this film. I was thrilled that such a movie on chess had actually been made. Telling the story of Phiona Mutesi, a young girl who overcome all odds and achieved the WCM Title in chess, the film really touched my heart.
I was left spellbound by watching such a heart warming story. It was not easy for the young girl to achieve what she has done. It just goes to show that anything can be achieved if one has the desire to do well in life. One must work hard and not lose hope or give up in crucial times. One must learn from one's mistakes and never repea…