Tuesday, 31 December, 2013
December is the month of cakes and candles. It’s the time of Christmas. December has always seemed like a magical time, especially for children with full of excitement fun and happiness. Christmas waves a magic wand over this world to create wonders. Once again to turn miracles into reality, Magic Academy is ready to organise the International Magic Summit which is going to flourish its wings by the end of coming year for the betterment of this wonderful art form.
Magic is the art which utilizes the entire spectrum of senses. Magic comes from the heart, from your feelings, your deepest expressions of desire. It is moreover self belief. You can’t weave together a spell that you don’t believe in. As Johann Wolfgang said, “Magic means believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen”. At its best, Magic is a truly powerful medium that can create unforgettable effects in the minds of audience, from thousands of people in a theatre to a small group around a table. Sometimes for the spectators a great magic feast is worth a life experience. Likewise, the International Summit is going to be a miracle filled with lifelong experiences for the Magicians all across the world.
On this beautiful Eve of Christmas, when the carols are played at streets, children go to sleep early so as not to miss out gifts from Santa Claus. Before blowing off the lamps and going to bed, just look at the Christmas candles as it is a lovely thing to watch. It makes no noise at all, but unselfishly it grows small and slowly gives itself away. As the year 2013 is going to fade away slowly from our memories, let us ensure once again the closeness of magic fraternity, comfort of our unity to build and ignite our magical skills in enriching the beloved art form “Magic”.
As you weave dreams of new hopes and aspirations to fill up each day of the New Year with excitement and hope, I wish that may all your dreams come true in the year 2014. Once again I wish all my readers Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
As Mary Faulkner said, “The logic behind magic is that we create what we are imagining”. The whole magic family had a dream and the Magic Academy is going to realise that dream in the year 2014.The Magic Academy is all set to host the International Magic Summit which is scheduled from October 31st till November 2nd 2014 at the premises of Kinfra Film and Video Park, Kazhakuttom, India’s first infotainment industrial park. It is situated in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. The October 31st will mark the inauguration of Summit, by remembering the great legend of Magic; Harry Houdini.
The three day event will gather professional magicians, Magical hobbyists, Dealers and students of the art “Magic”. The Magic Academy strives to develop magical ideas, creativity, community and friendship with in the world of magic and looks forward to welcome everyone who loves this art form “Magic” for the mega event in the near future. Magic Academy is proud to carry on that tradition by keeping international variety entertainment alive through the show case of bright new talent and world class professionals.
The event, organized by Magic Academy, will include a variety of shows, lectures and master classes featuring leading magicians around the globe. The professionals and amateurs will have a chance to enhance their magical skills with in their community. When magicians meet up there is sure to be eye popping magic to be seen both on stage and at the close-up table. The 3-day event of top notch magic consists of gala-shows, close-up shows, stage shows, dealers and variety of competitions to satisfy even the most voracious of magical appetites and the amateurs has the opportunity to have seminar of their interest in “Magic” at the Summit.
The Academy by organising International Magic Summit aims at building a bridge for magicians from both home and abroad to communicate exchange and learn the latest developments in the industry. Magic Academy organizes Open Debate forums for Delegates, Visitors and Guests, which in turn will discuss the modern trends in the field and will record all major rulings and findings for the improvement of Magic. Renowned magicians like David Sousa, Topaz and Mike Chao will reach to mesmerize the audience with their innovative and stunning performances, which will turn out to be a new experience for all those who love this great art form.
Thursday, 26 December, 2013
Kerala the magical strip of land located on the coast of Arabian Sea. It is known across the globe for its backwaters, wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, tea & spice plantations and Ayurveda. Each tourist destinations of Kerala are known for its compelling charm that entertains tourist during their Kerala tour. The Travellers paradise column will open up some of the must see destinations for travellers all around the world.
Vagamon- the beautiful hill station
Vagamon, the “Scotland of Asia” situated at a distance of about 60km from Kottayam district surrounded with green estates and beautiful meadows filled with the smell of refreshing mountain air. The meandering road to Vagamon is filled with huge lofty pine trees lined in rows. The grass covered hills; waterfalls, velvet lawns, valleys, fogs, and the cool wind make Vagamon a perfect holiday retreat. The place is blessed with the abundance of nature has also gained popularity as an ecotourist destination. The chain of three hills – Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill and Kurisumala - forms a mark of religious harmony. Vagamon has become the chosen destination for trekkers and adventure lovers. The hill station has developed into a prime paragliding hub and is the venue of international paragliding contests. A walk along the narrow mist covered zigzag roads that wind up the hills is a great experience.
Kumarakom – the enchanting backwater destination
Kumarakom located 13 kms away from Kottayam district. It is a cluster of little islands forming an interesting water world offering a wide variety of flora, water flowers, variety of fishes, exotic sightseeing, boating and fishing experiences to the tourist. Houseboat cruising in the blue green backwaters with fascinating views of the surrounding scenery and rustic lifestyle of the locals is a delightful experience. The Pathiramanal (sands of
midnight) islands lying between Kumarakom and Thanneermukkom is a fascinating island in the backwater destination. Kumarakom bird sanctuary which is spread across 14 acres is an ornithologist’s paradise consisting of numerous species of common, rare as well as flocks of migratory birds like Siberian stork, wild duck landing here from different parts of the world. The National Geographic magazine has described Kumarakom as one of the must-see places in a lifetime. Come and explore the scintillating beauty of the Kerala’s tourist places and take back home incredible and everlasting memories to relish forever.
Monday, 2 December, 2013
Thiruvananthapuram: As part of children’s day celebration organized by Kerala State child welfare council (KSCWC) and Magic Academy on November 14TH, Magician Gopinath Muthukad has again revealed his social responsibility towards the society through his Magical wisdom and this time it was for spreading awareness on growing atrocities against children.
The Event named “Makkale Mappu” which means 'Sorry Children' has provided a strong message against the atrocities the children has to bear from the today’s society, repented for all those acts on behalf of whole society and revealed to the world at large that children are gods through his magical grace. In order to usher the flowers of goodness in society M.K.Muneer, the Hon minister for the Social justice has also participated in this socially committed magical event.
The magical act was conducted in the city on behalf of the children’s day celebration organized by KSCWC and Magic Academy. The venue was S.M.V. High School, Thiruvananthapuram, different phase of life a girl child has to overcome in her life was the theme magician selected in order to display his class act.Various cycles of her life and major ups and downs she has to overcome in her life as a young child, as a daughter, as a sister, as a wife and as a mother was clearly visualized on the stage. The little child had grown up and reached the stage of a grandmother, when grandmother appeared on the stage the audience was clearly stunned when the saw their favorite actor, who has got a deep instinct in playing mother role characters Kaviyoor ponnamma stepping out from the pages of Album and waving hands at them. Hundreds of people gathered at the venue welcomed her with a huge round of applause. The magical act was displayed at a time when atrocities against the children were growing at a faster rate throughout the country.
Gopinath Muthukad said “If children are treated as gods definitely each home would turn out to be a paradise” and there won’t be any more atrocities which would harm the younger ones and this was the clear message he had revealed to the world at large. M.K.Muneer, said “it’s not only the sole responsibility of the parents to protect our children but the entire society has to play a bigger role to protect our future generation”.