Landmark – Indian City Icons

India is known for its cities. Every city is unique in its own sense. Some cities are known as the pilgrim cities, some as the tea cities and some as the spice cities of India. Let me walk you through the lanes of these famous cities.

Indian Landmarks

Indian Illustration

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Landmark Icons by Aditya Dhotre is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://blog.adidhotre.com/landmark/.

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Pseudo Chennai

Pseudorealism Streets of Chennai in Pseudorealism

Pseudorealism, also spelled pseudo-realism, is a term used in a variety of discourses, connoting any artistic and dramatic technique, or work of art, film and literature based on non-realistic ideas but intended to be received by the viewer as based on reality.

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The Walk

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The Walk is the true story of a young dreamer, Philippe Petit, and a band of improbable enlisted people who together accomplish the impossible: an unlawful wire stroll in the massive void between the World Trade Center towers.

The Walk is not only a tale about testing human abilities and overcoming difficulties. It’s about the same franticness that drives individuals to scale treacherous mountain peaks and dive into unknown depths. The film is additionally a warm tribute to New York City and its changed horizon after 9/11. Never missout to watch this in IMAX experience—it’s the closest we may come to strolling on a high wire at 1,350ft.

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Madras Day

‎Madras Day‬ is a day of celebrations organised in the city of Madras (Chennai), the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is celebrated on 22 August every year, and is named after the city.

Madras Day

Originally, this celebration used to last for a day but now it extends for a week. Madras Day focuses on the city, its history, its past and its present and the core team motivates communities, groups, companies and campuses in the city to host events that celebrate the city.

The celebration consists of events such as heritage walks (including a “tree walk”), public talks, exhibitions, poetry reading sessions, public performances, food festivals and special programs on local radio. It also includes contests such as, T-shirt designing, documentary film contest, multimedia presentation for schools and quiz in both Tamil and English. T-shirts to mark the event are also released. The talks delivered to mark the week long celebrations usually involve lectures explaining the heritage and history of the city. There are also events for the retired citizens where they can post their life years ago on the “Stories about Madras section” on Madras day’s website and their views on how Madras grew into the Chennai of today.

Indian postal department released a postal cover to commemorate Madras day on 22 August 2007.

Data Courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madras_Day

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Inquisitive Traveller

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Game of Thones

Game of Thrones

A small design tribute to a TV series called Game of thrones, this series has picked more character-based storyline, focusing on fleshing out their identities and putting the story second. This is the USP that holds viewers.

Also some of the characters make you relate yourself, specially Arya Stark, Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, Jamie Lannister and the list goes on.

The viewers who are whining that characters have not showed up to their potentials, Whilst occasions like the Red Wedding, the Purple Wedding and Tyrion’s trial demonstrated how fruitful this act was. Also by presenting some inconspicuous ideas, for example, the White Walkers turned the show to an extent with its unique angle.

I personally admire Tyrion’s way of acting and I’ve always found Tyrion uncommonly sharp and his words uncommonly brilliant.

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Rajathanthiram

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A.G. Amid’s Rajathanthiram: Instead of taking up the conventional or the attempted concept of making a film, the director Amid has excecuted the movie by his conviction on the gathering a new plot to portray a con-film.

Rajathandhiram outsmarts you each time and makes you sit on the edge of the seat. Rajathandhiram is a genuine attempt and a twisted con-film. The standard of screenplay makes the audience bite their nails and this movies surprises with an outstanding twists and turns at the climax.

Never miss out this flick, please do watch out in your nearest cinema hall.

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15 Shades of Aditya Dhotre

Disclaimer: This presentation has nothing to do with the movie ‘50 shades of grey’ please do not misinterpret.

Why the title is so personal; why should I share my experience about my design career?

Before I let you know the answer you should know little things about me, I would love to introduce myself as an engineering graduate; yes an engineer who engineered himself as a designer. I don’t have design degree I’m a self-taught designer and I don’t settle in learning new things because I don’t have that black hat with a tassel which every degree holder has.

How many of you feel that you’re an engineer and you are struggling to chase your dreams?

Coming back to the title; this presentation is so personal because it will make you relate yourself and you can see some of your shades in me.

I was not so confident that I will become a designer, I was a coward and introvert person who couldn’t take a brave decision or speak or attend any meetups/debates.

So what changed me?

A movie, yes you heard it right; can you believe a movie called 3 idiots have given me the courage to become what I want? but that was the main reason who I’m today.
Sometimes we all need is an inspiration or a push and I believe inspiration can come in any medium.

I would like to quote a line from a movie 3 idiots which turned my life upside down.
Rancho: “Pursue excellence, and success will follow”

These words became my mantra.

In this presentation, each shade refers to thoughts.

Shades = Thoughts

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PK Minimalistic Poster

PK Minimalistic Poster

Design tribute to a movie called PK

PK is one of the finest movies in recent times, 5 years back a movie called ‘3 Idiots’ was an eye opener for all the engineering students, now the same combo is back with another subject called ‘PK’

Captain of the ship ‘Rajkumar Hirani’ has wrapped a sensitive issue with his own satirical gesture, Aamir Khan is the only actor who can do justice to the script; I’m not biased, you will experience my words after watching the movie and other actors have done their part well, few special apperances may surprise you.

Its definitely a movie which will make your Cry, Laugh and Realise something which is very essential these days.

I don’t want to be a spoiler so to know what PK is, go watch in your nearest cinema screens.

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Interstellar

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Interstellar is a mind blowing ride, a film that will frighten, stun and drop jaws.

Hollywood’s strange love for Space Odyssey and the story that divulges millions of miles off earth is the dream of any director; the Hollywood’s well reputed director Christopher Nolan has shown his transition from Prestige to Inception and now Interstellar is quite remarkable and this time Nolan has put in his complete self to bring out a script that has Nolan’s signature through the end.

A fundamental understanding of the words like Blackhole, Neutrons and some Space terminologies would help the viewers to understand the movie better.

An advice: Before experiencing Interstellar, erase all your pre-meditated thoughts which you heard from others. The less you expect the more you enjoy.

Please do watch it in your nearest cinema screens and lets help to eradicate piracy.
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