The Art of Metaphors and Similes

The Art of Metaphors and Similes

We humans often use examples to convey our thoughts to other people. Examples help us better articulate our thoughts and make sense to others and the majority of times we use metaphoric language in our conversations. Why we use metaphors and how it helps us and others to understand any idea or thought better.

Jane Hirshfield explains how do metaphors help us better understand the world? And, what makes a good metaphor? She explores these questions with writers like Langston Hughes and Carl Sandburg, who have mastered the art of bringing a scene or emotion to life. Read More …

Throw a Coin and Make a Wish – Is it that Simple?

Throw a Coin and Make a Wish – Is it that Simple?
By Ahmad Amirali

Yesterday, one of my students asked me ‘Sir, is throwing a coin in a fountain would grant you a wish?’ I replied ‘the better way to make your wishes come true is to work hard and have faith in God’s plan. If that wish is a benefit for you, you will be awarded. However, I was wondering, is it that simple? Throwing a coin into a unique fountain or well means good luck? Read More …

The Monk and the Fly: Lifelong Learning in a Short-Animated Movie

A happy Monk wants to meditate under a shady Banyan tree. What could possibly go wrong?
By Ahmad Amirali

Have you ever wondered, what thing(s) does people need desperately in their lives? Love, Money, Success and the list goes on. Yes, we are desperate because we are humans and humans have desires and needs for which they work hard to achieve them. To fulfil our desires we, humans, sometimes get hurt and suffer but sometimes we do hurt others to avoid suffering. In short, humans are vulnerable species with sensitivity and emotions. Read More …

Ian – A Short Inspirational Story of a Boy Who Has a Cerebral Palsy

Ian – A Short Inspirational Story of a boy Who Had a Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood and may affect a child’s muscle movement, and tone. It is the most common disability in childhood. Children affected with CP may need constant care and support throughout their lives.

Ian (2018) is a short-animated true story of a boy named Ian who has the Cerebral Palsy. All he wants to have friends and play in the playground. But it seems impossible due to the bullying and discrimination which he encountered in his life. Read More …

The Misguided Monk – The Life Long Lesson in a Short-Animated Movie

The Misguided Monk – The Life Long Lesson in a Short-Animated Movie
By Ahmad Amirali

During our lives in this world, we sometimes occupied too much that we start ignoring the perks our life and God offering us daily and when we realise it already become too late. However, the moment of realisation is the moment when God bless you with the second chance. Read More …

The Story of an Unlikely Friendship – Kitbull

The Story of an Unlikely Friendship – Kitbull

Kitbull is an American animated short film written and directed by Rosana Sullivan, and produced by Kathryn Hendrickson with the collaboration of Pixar Animation Studios. It is the third instalment in Pixar’s “SparkShorts” program. This short film focuses on a severely self-determining stray-kitten and a home-bitten pit bull, who form an unlikely friendship.