Editor’s Note – May 2016

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Nitish Shah - may 2016

It’s the time of the year that we have all been waiting for! Summer is at its peak, bringing mangoes and of course, the much-awaited period of vacation for students along with it.We all want more from life than just the routine of hanging out or seeing new places during summertime, and this is the best time to do that. The thrill of extreme sports that are offered at many places that are now enticing the crowds. One and all are willing to try an exciting thrilling adventure sport. I remember one time at our family vacation in Kulu, where my dad was ready before all of us to give white water rafting a try. My own last experience was at Rio in Brazil, where we were taken up the mountain in a car before having gear and a pilot strapped on my back and jumping off a cliff. Before I even realized it, we were paragliding smoothly with a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, the beautiful beach and the picturesque Sugar Loaf Mountain. It was one of the best 5 minutes of my life where I was flying and taking all of nature in. Now, our own country also has a wide number of exciting sports available for your adrenaline junkies. So check out the cover story, Sports That Thrill and dare to test your limits.
For all those who don’t plan to travel or are unable to get away this summer, we recommend you spend some time doing your personal SWOT analysis. It’s a tool that identifies the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, thus making it a great way to know where you stand in life. Talking about careers, we bring you an insight into careers in Animation and VFX this issue. Right from Red Chillies VFX set up by SRK for Ra One, to the mega popular television series Game of Thrones, and even to Bahubali, the biggest blockbuster film with VFX used at its best, Animation and VFX are both setting records in international cinema. So you can only imagine the future in this arena. – Nitish Shah

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