Monday, June 27, 2016

How to walk properly - feet positioning (Personality Grooming Series - Section 1)

This series of personality grooming focuses on your walking style by breaking up the entire process of walking and runs into a number of interlinked blog posts. We focus on foot placement, foot movement, dragging feet, how to send out impressions that you are a confident person, and how does your walking style affect others etc.

For teenagers, it is easier to adapt to the style of walking we present in this book. However, adults too can practice a little longer to gain the style we present in this book. Always practice in isolation to avoid being mocked at. This is because when you practice in public and focus on your feet and legs, you tend to walk in a weird way sometimes that may make you a subject of interest among others who may be watching you.

Also, the style of walking varies between men and women due to their footwear. I have tried to cover both of them in common but have pointed it out when the walking style of women is different and needs to be pointed out. For example, while running on stairs, I would not advise women to run unless they are wearing flat heels. 

What is the positioning of feet? When we talk of how to walk properly, we have to check out how our feet point while walking forward (and backward, if you wish)!

If you apply the previous post while walking, you land up on your heel and then pass body weight to toe. This is about your toes. Have you seen the drunkards walking? Their toe position is at more than 90-degree angle (the center being your heel: meaning flexing outward in "/" fashion). This, positioning, is not good in the world where people interpret you by the style you walk.

If your feet both look like "\ /", stretching outward, you sent out signals that you are short on integrity. That would, in turn, mean that people understanding body language will seldom trust you. If the toes are outwards, as explained above, you tend to seem careless!

If your feet fall below 90-degree angle (taking heel as center), you are very insecure. That is what body language experts will deduce. In this case, people may neglect you - and your opinions - just because your feet positioning is not good enough for them.

The perfect positioning is 90 degree (again taking heel as center). It is difficult to get exact 90 degrees but you sure can make sure it lies +/- 5 degrees within the range. How do you achieve that? By practicing!

NOTE: Do not practice walking in public else you might end up making fun of yourself. If you know people are watching you, it may make it worse in an attempt to get perfect. Practice in isolation. One option is to draw lines or place two straight cloth pieces in parallel while trying to walk on them. Be natural outside as the practice will tend to make it natural in at most three to four days. I will say avoid pointed tips as they give away precision more than broader toed footwear.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Review: God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

There are some books that you wish to finish quickly so that you know the end. And there are some books that you don't want to end. You start relating to the characters and wish to live with them forever.

The plot of "God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy revolves around two kids. It is the story of the twins - Rahel and Estha. Maybe the author also wanted us to check out the untouchables in the then India.

The narration style, writing style is of more importance for which, I can give it more than four stars. It feels like you are actually going through the kids' lives. You can imagine it... and not only that, you can actually feel the emotions the kids go through.

Very few authors have the talent to write in a way that you can go through the feelings of the characters in their book. The last book of this type I read was from F Scott's This Side of Paradise and Virginia's Jacobs Room. They have their own style of narration. More than the story or plot, you are awed by the way they spin up words and sentences.

I haven't read other books of Arundhati Roy but this God of Small Things has its own language. Though English, you'll find it more than just English: her wordplay and some "new" words make it an excellent reading. Check it out. It's worth your time and most probably, you'll miss the characters when you are done with the book.

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Quotes from The God of Small Things: Review

--> "That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less..."

--> "...the secret of the Great Stories is that they have no secrets. The Great Stories are the ones you have heard and want to hear again. The ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably. They don’t deceive you with thrills and trick endings. They don’t surprise you with the unforeseen. They are as familiar as the house you live in. Or the smell of your lover’s skin. You know how they end, yet you listen as though you don’t. In the way that although you know that one day you will die, you live as though you won’t. In the Great Stories you know who lives, who dies, who finds love, who doesn’t. And yet you want to know again. That is their mystery and their magic.”

 --> "And the air was full of Thoughts and Things to Say. But at times like these, only the Small Things are ever said. Big Things lurk unsaid inside.” 
--> "If you're happy in a dream, does that count?”

--> "Only that once again they broke the Love Laws. That lay down who should be loved. And how. And how much.”

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