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  • 1. Gravity Magazine | First Edition 17 10 13 January 2014 1|Page Design by Rashmi Mendis 48
  • 2. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Editorial Since this is our first magazine “Gravity”, no doubt something should be said in justification of its appearance. The purpose of its making is implied in its name. In its literal sense, “Gravity” is the force that attracts the body towards the earth, or any other physical body having mass. In the same manner we think that this magazine will grab you towards itself. The hidden secret behind the triumph of this magazine is our team cohesiveness. In this magazine we have plenty of interesting articles such as a thrilling cricket match report, an exciting tour by train, a heart touching real life story, biographies of Michael Jordon, A.R. Rahman, Nelson Mandela, Steve job, book reviews and so on. As Salvador Dali said, “Have no fear for perfection, you’ll never reach it” this magazine may not be perfect because this is our novelty magazine; but we have tried our level best to make it perfect. I guarantee that the person reading this may enjoy our magazine to the fullest. By Divya Premanantha 2|Page Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 3. Gravity Magazine | First Edition C NTENTS Leisure [05] [09] Biographies Pure Camera [17] [18] Book Reviews Advice [24] [28] Cartoons Desert Hut [27] [30] Cricket Match Report Real Life Story [32] [36] Quizzes Clicks [38] [41] Location Fashion [47] s [48] Interview 3|Page Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 4. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Book Reviews 4|Page Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 5. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Leisure T he train guard, who is smartly dressed in white trousers, tunic jacket on his shirt and black tie, blew the whistle and waved his green flag, to signal the departure of Podi Menike. This train (called "Little Maiden" in English) heading to Badulla, 290km from Colombo, was expected to take ten hours to travel slowly through tea-clad hill country to reach its destination. By Rashmi Mendis Usually this train leaves the Colombo Fort station at 5.55am, as done for decades. Udarata Menike ("Upcountry Maiden") which is called the sister train of “Podi Manike” leaves the Fort at about 9.45am every day, but it doesn't arrive to Badulla until after the nightfall. The origins of this wonderful trip by train dates back to the origin of the tea industry in Ceylon back then. The first train was headed to the hill country in 1867, and tea also was commercially planted in Sri Lanka in the same year. The coming of the railway to the hill country helped the planters to send their crop to Colombo for further transactions. In 1894 the railway track was extended up to Bandarawela as tea production spread much more in hill country. Later, after 30 years it reached Badulla. Udarata Menike was the 15th train introduced. 44 seats in the Observation Saloon has the highest demand and reservations can be made up to ten days in advance. The four window-facing seats at the rear gives an amazing panoramic view of the steady climb from magnificent forest to lowland suburbs, tea plantation and waterfalls of the hill country. 5|Page Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 6. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Leisure “Podi Manike” gradually increase its speed passing through Maradana. The train increases its speed gradually over the concrete sleepers up to Kandy. Then the climb starts in earnest after Rambukkana, the station which is closest to the Elephant Orphanage. From there the railway track becomes single and the train stops to get the token from the stationmaster which confirms that the track is clear. Then the train reaches the Kadugannawa station which is at 517m above sea level. Then the train reaches station of Peradeniya (which is the closest station to the Royal Botanical Gardens). Then the train's crew changes at Nawalapitiya, and vendors swarm along the platform offering fruits and various kinds of snacks. Pine trees and Tea bushes share the hillsides as the train reach to Hatton which is 1,271m above sea level. Arrival of the train to the Poolbank Tunnel which is the longest tunnel in the country is welcome with shrieks of delight from children in the train. The Hydro Power Plant at Upper Kotmale is visible from three places in the journey, mainly the picturesque view gives rise when the train reaches the tiny station named Great Western. Usually most of the passengers leave the train at the next station, Nanu Oya. 6|Page Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 7. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Leisure The temperature gradually goes down as the train climbs Pattipola, which is the highest station in the country, which locates at 1,891m from the sea level. More than a dozen tunnels are passed when the train reaches from Pattipola to Ohiya station. When the train reaches Haputale the steep gradually increases. The train reaches the bustling town of Bandarawela after passing through tidy station of Diyatalawa, famous for serving a military encampment and more tea gardens. From there the train descends - with occasional halts at small stations like Hali Ela to Badulla. Then the train crosses a bridge of nine arches and halts at Demodara .Actually this station is quite important as the track is constructed in a way that it will decrease the slope .Then the finally the train reaches Badulla. Only few passengers remain to alight at the high-roofed, quiet station where nothing much seems to be changed since 1924. During the journey the train passes through 44 tunnels, large number of bridges, and also through some of the most picturesque sceneries like waterfalls and valleys. By Rashmi Mendis 7|Page Design by Rashmi Mendis
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  • 9. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Steve Jobs Biographies By Divya Premanantha Steve Jobs the legend who created the new era of touch system. He was born in February 24th 1955 in San Francisco California. His biological parents are Abdulfattah John Jandali and Joanne Carole Schieble, but he was soon adopted by Paul Reinhold Jobs and Clara Jobs. Paul as a mechanic and a carpenter gave his son a wider knowledge of electronics and as an accountant Clara taught her son to read before he went to school. After primary schooling Jobs went to Homestead High School to exceed his studies; where he made friends with Bill Fernandez and Steve Wozniak who were the founders of “The cream soda computers”. This name was kept because they drank cream soda frequently when they worked there. After schooling he started his studies at Reed College in Portland. But he dropped out of college after his first semester and started auditing classes at Reed. Later Jobs said “If I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces proportionally spaced fonts”. He slept on the floor and earned some money for his food and education by returning the empty coke bottles and he went to Hare a Krishna temple just to eat a free meal. Jobs and Wozniak created a machine called “blue box” which can make free phone calls; they sell them illegally and made money. This was their first step to Apple computers. In 1976 they made the “Apple Computer Company”; they named it “Apple” as a remembrance of Job’s happy summer holidays which he had spent picking apples. Their first step to earn money was by sold circuit boards. Apple 1 computer was invented by them in Job’s home garage. Then they introduced Apple 11, Apple Lisa, iMac, iPod, iPhone and his inventions went on till 2011; the day he resigned as Apple’s CEO, writing to "I have always said if there ever came a day when I longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that come." Apple 111, August 24, the board could no CEO, I day has Even though he was suffering from cancer he lived his life __ the way he wanted to. On October 5, 2011 his last words were looking at his family “OH WOW OH WOW OH WOW” and then he lost consciousness, and died. 9|Page Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 10. Gravity Magazine | First Edition A.R RAHMAN Biographies By Rizan Hussain Allah Rakha Rahman mostly known as A.R. Rahman was born as A.S Dileep Kumar on the 6th of January 1966. He is an Indian composer, singer, lyric writer, musician, and who can play multiple instruments. He has been given the name “Isai Puyal” which means “Music Storm” because in each and every song he composes he brings enthusiasm and mind-blowing melodies which cannot be compared and is unique as each and every one of his songs comes with different tunes. He was a born Hindu but he and his family converted to Islam in the year 1989 when he was 23 years old. A.R Rahman married Saira Banu after embracing Islam. He has three children Katija, Raheema and Aameen. He is also the uncle of another Tamil music director, 'G.V Prakash Kumar'. A.R. Rahman started his music career in the year 1992 when he was 26 years old and he started his career with the movie “Roja”. The songs topped the charts and the album became a chartbuster around India and the globe. It was only his first movie and he won three awards as the best music director; including a National Award. From then onwards he started creating magic with music; each and every year he composed music in Tamil, and he also started composing in Hindi starting with the movie “Rangeela” in the year 1995. He was unstoppable – he kept on composing music in Hindi and Tamil parallely. Moreover he also started composing music for English movies from 2003 onwards with the movie “Warriors of Heaven and Earth.” He also conducted stage programs around India and around the world. Furthermore A.R Rahman has won over 100 awards in his music career including over 50 national awards and one of the most popular awards in the world - the “Oscar awards.' He won two Oscar awards for the movie Slumdog Millionaire – which were the awards for the best song “jai ho” and the best background score for the movie. On the whole, A.R Rahman is not only a Music Storm in the Tamil music industry but also in English and Hindi industries too. He will keep on creating his magic with his music now and hereafter! 10 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
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  • 12. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Nelson Mandela Biographies By Rashmi Mendis On July 18, 1918 Rohihlaha Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa. His father was a Tembu Thribeian named Hendry Mphakanyiswa and his mother was Nosekeni Fanny. In accordance with the custom to give all school children Christian names his teacher Miss Mdingabe at primary school in Qunu, gave him the name Nelson. Unfortunately his father died when he was a child and with the family pressure at that time young Mandela committed for his education. Nelson Mandela completed his junior certificate at Clarkebury Boarding Institute and went to a Wesleyan secondary school in Healdtown. After this Mandela was educated at University of Wiwatersrand and completed his degree successfully and became a lawyer in 1942. Due to very unfortunate incidents he saw in his day to day life and some experiences he went through been a black, he joined the African National Congress in 1944. In the same year he got married to Evelyn Mase, a nurse. He had two sons Madiba Thembkile and Makgatho and two daughters both called Makaziwe, but they divorced in 1958. Due to his continuous political movements he was arrested. He spent an unlucky life in prison. He could not see his mother after the Revonia trial in 1968. Even though he was in prison he encouraged his children Makgatho and Makaziwe to study well. In the 1970s he had to face the most unlucky incident a child could have. His mother died of a heart attack. He immediately made a request to the commanding officer to be permitted to attend her funeral in Transkei which was rejected. He could not bury his mother which was his responsibility as the eldest and only child. His mother's death caused him to look back and evaluate his own life and he felt guilty about whether had he made a mistake in serving the whole black population neglecting his family. In 1969 his second wife Winnie without any charge under the 1967 Terrorism act. This kind of unfortunate incidents made Mandela to think over and over about what he had done to his family. During this time he experienced another grievous loss. One morning he was called to the main office and handed a telegram. It was to tell that his first and eldest son Madiba Thembkile, called “Themei” had died of a motor car accident. What can one say about such a tragedy? Being a father he could not attend to his own son's funeral. After 27 years imprisonment, he was released on 11th February 1990. But he continued his political works further. In 1998 he married Gracca Mechel his third wife on his birthday, when he was 80 years old. He is a great personality that one can gain many morals to life. Unfortunately we lost this world hero on December 5, 2013 12 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 13. Gravity Magazine | First Edition MICHAEL JORDAN Biographies By Micheal Gbenga Ojelade Michael Jeffrey Jordan born on (February 17, 1963) also known as MJ. Is an American former professional basketball player, entrepreneur, and majority owner and chairman of the charlotte bobcats, by Acclamation Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time”. Jordan was born in brooklyn, Newyork. He was recruited by numerous college basketball programs like: North carolina, south carolina and virginia in 1981, jordan also accepted the basketball scholarship to north carolina. Personal life Jordan is the fourth born of five children, with two older brothers, larry jordan and james R. jordan. Jr , he also had one older sister, deloris and a younger sister, Roslyn. He got married to his first wife juanita vanoy in september 1989, and they had two sons,which were jeffrey Michael and marcus james and a daughter jasmine. Jordan and vanoy filed for a divorce on janurary 4,2002, citing irreconcilable differences, but reconciled shortly, they again filed for a divorce and were granted final decree of dissolution of marriage on december 29, 2006, saying that the decision was made mutually and amicably. It was said that juanita received a S168 million settlement, making it the largest celebrity divorce settlement in history at the time on public record. Michael Jordan was known as one of the most effectively marketed athlete of his time and was considered key in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s. after a three season career at the university of north Carolina at chapel hill, where he was a member of the tar heels”, national championship team in 1982. Jordan joined the NBA and was drafted to the Chicago bulls in 1984, 13 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 14. Gravity Magazine | First Edition immediately he emerged as one of the league star that entertains the crowds with his prolific scoring, and also his leaping ability by performing various slam dunks in the slam dunk contests. This earned him the nicknames ‘Air Jordan’. He also was regarded of being one of the best defensive players in basketball history. Jordan’s individual accolades and accomplishments includes: *. Five most valuable player (MVP) awards. *. Ten all NBA first team designations, *. Nine all defensive first team honors *. Fourteen NBA all-star game appearances *. Three all-star game MVP awards *. Ten scoring title *. Three steals titles, Six NBA finals MVP awards, and the 1988 NBA defensive player of the year award. He was also named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN; he was inducted into the basketball hall of fame in 2009. Etc. Media Figure and Business Interests: Jordan is well known for his numerous product endorsements, he was part of the success of Nike’s Air Jordan sneakers, which was introduced in 1985 and still remain popular till today. June 2010, Jordan was ranked and named by Forbes magazine as the 20th most powerful celebrity in the world with S55million which he earned between June 2009 and June 2010. According to the Forbes article, Jordan brand generates S1billion in sales for Nike. “Some people want it to happen, Some wish it would happen, Others make it happen.” -Michael Jordan- Source: www.nba.com/history/players/jordan_bio.html 14 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 15. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Jokes In a shop for kids. Peter selects a toy car, comes to the cash desk and gives the cashier money-cards from Monopoly game. The cashier:-Are you stupid? This isn't real money! Peter: - You're stupid. The car is not real either. A three-year old walks over to a pregnant lady while waiting with his mother in a doctor’s surgery. “Why is your stomach so big?” – He asks. “I´m having a baby.” – She replies. “Is the baby in your stomach?” – He asks, with his big eyes. “Yes, it is.” – She says. “Is it a good baby?” – He asks, with a puzzled look. “Oh, yes. A really good baby.” – The lady replies. Shocked and surprised, he asks: “Then why did you eat him?” One day a boy came home running while crying. His mother asked “what happened? why are you crying?” The boy said “I got punished for something I didn’t do’. His mother said “That’s horrible. What you didn’t do?”. The boy in tears said “my homework” A mother noticed her little daughter praying. "Please, God," the little girl kept saying. "Bless my father and my mother and make Melaka the capital city of Malaysia." "Why did you make such as strange request?" the mother asked. "Because that's what I wrote in my Geography test this morning!" By Divya Premanantha 15 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
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  • 17. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Pure Camera By Rashmi Mendis The Nikon Df offers a creative approach to photography and this is considers to by the Nikon’s lightest, smallest Fx-fomat body yet providing same exceptional image quality as D4. This also is a DSLR with classically style that has a traditional external controls. This inspire the photographers to reach the new levels in creativity and stimulate the artistic sensibilities. As you can see earlier generation film cameras has inspired the camera's appearance. In fact, the Df totally looks like an oversized Nikon FM from the front view (not dissimilar to Canon's F1N). It allows to use pre-1977 non-AI lenses and the inclusion of a meter which is retractable coupling tab is the Df's another nod to Its company's history. The effect seems to be rather intriguing for those who raised on film SLRs. We are quite sure that the DF has been making at least four years. Also the glee creators is very much palpable in the various specific design cues obviously such as from the professional-targeted, long-lived Nikon F3 and earlier SLRs including the FM/2. Nikon DF key features          megapixel: 16, full-frame, CMOS sensor (as same as D4) ISO 100-25,600 (expandability up to ISO 50 - 204,800 equiv) 5.5 fps continuous shooting(Maximum) 39-points AF system with 9 cross-type AF points (as same as D610) 921k-dot, 3.2-inch LCD screen Physical shutter speed, ISO and exposure compensation dials Compatible virtually with all Nikon F-mount lenses (include pre-Ai standard) Battery: EN-EL14a (quoted endurance of a ~1400 exposures) Availability of single SD card slot By Rashmi Mendis 17 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 18. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Book Reviews Book: Swami and Friends R.K. Narayan Publication Year: 1935 Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, London Number of Pages: 212 Genre/s: Fiction, Novel **MEMORIES BACK TO SCHOOL** PLOT:The Story “Swami and Friends” is about a 10 year old boy named Swami who is very weak and lazy in his work and doesn't concentrate on his studies during school hours. His friends Somu, Mani, Rajam and Shankar are also like him The story moves on with Swami's adventures which relate to his hectic life at school; the most fun and irritating time with his friends; his greatest time at the Malgudi Cricket Club and at home with his grandmother who makes him feel bored by telling him her stories. The setting of the story is in the 1930's in a village called Malgudi which is situated in India; actually Malgudi doesn’t exist in India as it has been created by R.K. Narayan for his fiction Stories. The story takes us back to the lifestyle of Indian people in that era. The main characters in the story are: Swami- The leading character of the story who is not brave enough to face obstacles but still ends up succeeding. Swami is a weak student who doesn’t concentrate during class hours and spends most of his time daydreaming. He has been punished several times for not paying attention. He is the type of boy who loves to get on with friends and have fun all time. Grandmother- She is the one who cares for Swami the most in the family with her care and stories. Father- A very busy person with his work; and who is very strict on Swami not letting him mess up. His Friends- Swami's friends are Mani, Rajam, Shankar, Samuels and Somu. Mani: who is known as ‘good for nothing’ as well as a ‘last bencher’. He is the weakest in the class who doesn’t bother about studying. Next is Rajam: who is the richest boy in the class well known for dressing well; he is the son of a police superintendent of Malgudi. 18 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 19. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Book Reviews Next is Shankar: The brightest boy in the class who always gets top marks among the other students in the class. He always manges to cross the ninety percent mark in his exams. Next is Samuels: who is very small in size and is known as 'Pea' among the students in his class. He is not a very bright student neither a weaker student, he maintains an average level of performance. Finally Somu: The monitor of the class; he is known for his calmness but is not really a bright student but shines. POSITIVE AND NEGATIVES REVIEWS ON “SWAMI AND FRIENDS”:The story is lively throughout with adventures and some serious situations Swami and his friends face. The characters are well presented and given the opportunity except for Swami's mother who doesn’t have a vital role in this story. The author has focused on bringing out humour here and there in the story to bring out some mini laughs to the reader. The story doesn’t have much suspense or thrill but R.K. Narayanan has mainly focused on writing a novel of a boy's daily lifestyle. When considering the positives of the story it can be that it takes us back to school and reminds us of the bored and irritating time we had at school with our teachers, like Swami had with his headmaster Vedanayagam and the Scripture Master Mr. Ebenzar. It also reminds us of the fun time we had with our friends. On the other hand the negative aspects of this story can be said that the story is flat without many interesting incidents; there are some incidents in the story which doesn’t meet up to the expectations; which sometimes can make the readers bored as the story goes on for 212 pages with the same theme throughout. So if R.K Narayan had brought some interesting parts in which can make the reader engaged then “Swami and Friends” would have gained more audience; as readers who expects some suspense in stories will miss out “Swami and Friends” BOTTOM LINE: On the whole, even though there are some parts missing as mentioned above the story is lively and pleasant which will definitely attract many audiences. Therefore, I would strongly recommend this book to the readers who are missing their school life, as the story “Swami and Friends” brings back the memories of being in school. RATING: (4 STARS) Review by: Rizan Hussain 19 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 20. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Book Reviews Book: Five little pigs by Agatha Christie Publication Date: May, 1942 Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company Number of pages: 263 pages Genre/s: Crime Novel Carla Crale a young woman in her early twenties lost her parents at her small age. Her father Amyas Crale who was a famous painter was killed and her mother Caroline was sent to prison for the crime. She died one year after the trial. But before her death she had written a mysterious letter addressed to Carla proclaiming her innocence. It-’s been sixteen years since the marcher and Carla wants detective Poirot to re-investigate this case. The author Agatha Christie made a great deal of effort to keep the readers in suspense till the end. Mainly I love her stories because of the simple language she uses and the way the cases are investigated. I was attracted to this book because of the title “Five Little Pigs”. The beauty of this story is that the case is sixteen years old. No cigar ashes, no foot prints, no concrete clues to investigate this case, instead all written documents and the people who are present at the time of the murder is there to investigate. Poirot finds some exciting ways to handle this case. One negative aspect of this book is it is bit lengthy and in some places you get annoyed just because of the inquisitive feeling you have to find the murderer. I couldn’t sleep at nights until I finished this book because the story makes you to suspect each and every one present at the time of the murder. Amyas Crale was poisoned; the first suspicion comes here because Caroline is an unbalanced lady but not a good planner to poison her husband and Amyas is not that kind of a guy who would commit suicide. So Poirot’s hunt starts here. The death took place when Amyas was engaged on a portrait. He then interviews the five people who were present at the murder - they are Meredith Blake (bit of a chemist whose coniine solution was used to murder Amyas), Philip Blake (Amya’s best friend and a stockbroker), Elsa Greer (a young lady who had an affair with Amyas and who sat for the portrait), Angela Warren (Caroline’s half-sister; fifteen years old), Cecilia Williams (the governess who is hired to teach Angela). The rest of the novel consists of the statements given by this five people. The fantastic point comes at the end when Poirot reveals the murderer. I love the narration and the way we get to know about the characters. I will rate this book with four stars. I reduced one star only because of the extended descriptions at times. Regardless of the description this is a wonderful book to read. I love the way Poirot answers the questions of who murdered Amyas Crale; is it Caroline his wife? If so why did she write a letter like that? If not who murdered him and why? I promise you that the curiosity will never end until the last page. The line I love most in this book is “you will all agree, I think that that is a very remarkable letter. A beautiful letter too, but certainly remarkable. For there is one striking omission in it - it contains no protestation of innocence. ” On the whole I will recommend this book only for the people who have patience to read because I loved the narration but at times got exasperated because of the too detailed descriptions. As the idiom “slow and steady wins the race” says, I guarantee the person who read this book fully will end up with a nice mysterious story. Review by Divya Premananthe 20 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
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  • 22. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Book Reviews Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain Publication year: 1876 Publisher: American Publishing Company Genre/s: Bildungsroman, Picaresque, Satire, Folk, Children's Novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is one of the best tales written by Mark Twain which was published in 1876. The story focuses around Tom Sawyer. This boy lives in the Mississippi River town of St. Petersburg Missouri with his aunt Polly and his cousin brother, Sid. One day after playing hooky from school and making his cloths untidy in a fight, Tom is forbidden to watch TV and he was asked to white wash the fence as a punishment by his aunty Polly. But this tricky, cunning boy uses his friends to white wash the fence. With the flow of the story, this boy falls in love with a girl called Becky but later the affair break off and then Tom accompanies Huckleberry Finn, the son of town drunk, to the graveyard at night to try out a cure forwards. While their research goes on, they witness a violent crime. Being afraid of their safety both promise each other to keep what they saw that night a secret. What do you think will happen next? I'd like you to read and experience the adventure and enjoy the book yourselves rather than my telling it in my own words. Tom is a realistic character that we can see in society at any time. This book may not interest some readers because the author uses bigoted language. Though many of you doesn't like reading, I'd like to tell you this book is as entertaining as the animated TV series, I got stuck to the book and I myself laughed at Tom and Huck's pranks; I got mad when aunty Polly beat Tom. But unfortunately Tom is not a role model for the children. Because he smokes, sneaks out at midnight, runs away from home and start fights. Children tend to role play at this age, also the personality development is a peak, so children may try to imitate him. I'm giving this book a 4 star rating because I enjoyed it very much, and I would have given a 5 star rating if Twain did not marketed it as a children's book. RATING: (4 STARS) Review by: Rashmi Mendis 22 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 23. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Jokes Johnny, if you had 5$ and you asked your father for 3$ more, how many dollars would you have? I would have five dollars... You don't know your arithmetic, Johnny... You don't know my father, Mrs. Michelle The elevator in our building malfunctioned one day, leaving several of us stranded. Seeing a sign that listed two emergency phone numbers, I dialed the first and explained our situation. After what seemed to be a very long silence, the voice on the other end said, “I don’t know what you expect me to do for you; I’m a psychologist.” “A psychologist?” I replied. “Your phone is listed here as an emergency number. Can’t you help us?” “Well,” he finally responded in a measured tone. “How do you feel about being stuck in an elevator?” A young man called directory assistance. “Hello, operator, I would like the telephone number for Mary Jones in Phoenix, Arizona.” “There are multiple listings for Mary Jones in Phoenix,” the operator replied. “Do you have a street name?” The young man hesitated, and then said, “Well, most people call me Ice Man.” A man tells his doctor that he’s incapable of doing all the things around the house that he used to do. When the examination is over, he says, “Okay, Doctor. In plain English—what’s wrong with me?” “Well, in plain English,” says the doctor, “you’re just lazy.” The man nods. “Now give me the medical term so I can tell my wife.” By Divya Premanantha 23 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 24. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Advice Top ten healthy tips 1. Laugh and cry. Having a good sob is reputed to be good for you. So is laughter, which has been shown to help heal bodies, as well as broken hearts. Studies in Japan indicate that laughter boosts the immune system and helps the body shake off allergic reactions. 2. Don’t skip breakfast. Studies show that eating a proper breakfast is one of the most positive things you can do if you are trying to lose weight. Breakfast skippers tend to gain weight. A balanced breakfast includes fresh fruit or fruit juice, a high - fiber breakfast cereal, lowfat milk or yoghurt, whole-wheat toast, and a boiled egg. 3. Brush up on hygiene. Many people don't know how to brush their teeth properly. Improper brushing can cause as much damage to the teeth and gums as not brushing at all. Lots of people don’t bru sh for long enough, don’t floss and don’t see a dentist regularly. Hold your toothbrush in the same way that would hold a pencil, and brush for at least two minutes. This includes brushing the teeth, the junction of the teeth and gums, the tongue and the roof of the mouth. And you don't need a fancy, angled toothbrush – just a sturdy, soft-bristled one that you replace each month. 4. Get what you give! Always giving and never taking? This is the short road to compassion fatigue. Give to yourself and receive from others, otherwise you’ll get to a point where you have nothing left to give. And hey, if you can’t receive from others, how can you expect them to receive from you? 24 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 25. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Advice 5. Get spiritual. A study conducted by the Harvard University found that patients who were prayed for recovered quicker than those who weren’t, even if they weren’t aware of the prayer. 6. Bone up daily. Get your daily calcium by popping a tab, chugging milk or eating yoghurt. It’ll keep your bones strong. Remember that your bone density declines after the age of 30. You need at least 200 milligrams daily, which you should combine with magnesium, or it simply won’t be absorbed. 7. I say tomato. Tomato is a superstar in the fruit and veggie pantheon. Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful cancer fighter. They’re also rich in vitamin C. The good news is that cooked tomatoes are also nutritious, so use them in pasta, soups, as well as in salads. The British Thoracic Society says that tomatoes and apples can reduce your risk of asthma and chronic lung diseases. To enjoy the benefits, eat five apples a week or a tomato every other day. 8. Load up on vitamin C. We need at least 90 mg of vitamin C per day and the best way to get this is by eating at least five servings of fresh fruit and vegetables every day. So hit the oranges and guavas! 9. Pure water. Don’t have soft drinks or energy drinks while you're exercising. Stay properly hydrated by drinking enough water during your workout (just don't overdo things, as drinking too much water can also be dangerous). While you might need energy drinks for long-distance running, in shorter exercise sessions in the gym, your body will burn the glucose from the soft drink first, before starting to burn body fat. 10. The secret of stretching. When you stretch, ease your body into position until you feel the stretch and hold it for about 25 seconds. Breathe deeply to help your body move oxygen-rich blood to those sore muscles. Don't bounce or force yourself into an uncomfortable position. By Divya Premanantha 25 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 26. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Cartoons Cricket Fun By Rizan Hussain 26 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 27. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Desert Hut Desert Hut Ingredients - 85g/3oz caster sugar 150g/6oz butter, chopped, plus extra for greasing 150g/6oz dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), roughly chopped 3 free-range egg yolks 3 whole free-range eggs 1 tbsp plain flour Double cream, to serve (optional) Preparation method – 1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease 4 small dariole moulds or individual pudding basins. 2. Place the sugar, butter and chocolate into a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. 3. Heat very gently until the butter and chocolate have melted, then remove from the heat. 4. Whisk together until combined. 5. Add the egg yolks and whole eggs and beat well. 6. Fold in the flour. 7. Pour into the dariole moulds or pudding basins and place in the fridge to chill for at least 20-25 minutes. 8. Remove from the fridge and place onto a baking tray. Put straight into the oven and cook for 8-9 minutes. 9. Allow to rest for a minute or two, then turn out onto individual serving plates. 10. Serve with a dollop of double cream, if you like. 27 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 28. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Desert Hut Caramel Pudding Recipe Ingredients - For the caramel  160g/6oz sugar  Unsalted butter, for greasing the ramekins For the custard      4 free-range eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 25g/1oz caster sugar 600ml/1 pint full-fat milk pouring , to serve Preparation method 1. Pre-heat oven 150C/300F/Gas 2. Warm the ramekins in the oven, so they are warm when the caramel is poured in. 2. First make the caramel. Pour the sugar and six tablespoons of water into a clean stainless steel pan. 3. Dissolve the sugar slowly, stirring with a wooden spoon over a low heat. 4. When there are no sugar granules left, stop stirring and boil until the sugar turns a dark copper colour. 5. Remove immediately from the heat to ensure the caramel does not burn. Quickly pour the caramel into the warmed ramekins. 6. Set aside to cool and become hard. (Do not put in the fridge because the sugar will absorb moisture and go soft and tacky). 7. Once hard, butter the sides of the ramekins above the level of the caramel. 8. For the custard, whisk the eggs, vanilla extract and caster sugar together in a bowl until well mixed. 9. Pour the milk into a saucepan, gently heat over a low heat until you can still just dip your finger in for a moment, then strain the milk through a fine sieve onto the egg mixture in the bowl. 10. Whisk together until smooth, then pour the mixture into the prepared ramekins. 11. Stand the ramekins in a roasting tin and fill the tin half-way with boiling water from a kettle. 12. Cook in the oven for about 20-30 minutes or until the custard has set. Do not overcook the custard – check around the edges of the dishes, to make sure no bubbles are appearing. 13. Take the crème caramels out of the oven, remove the ramekins from the tray and set on a cooling rack. When cool, transfer to the fridge overnight so that the caramel is absorbed into the custard. 14. To serve, loosen the sides of the custard by tipping the ramekin and loosen with a small palette knife round the edges. Place a serving dish on top of the ramekin and turn upside down. Serve with pouring cream By Rashmi Mendis 28 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 29. Gravity Magazine | First Edition 29 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 30. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Cricket Match Report VS CUP 2013 PAKISTAN VS SRI LANKA T he T20 series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was a much anticipated one as the two Asian Giants battled ahead of the T20 World Cup which is to be held in Bangladesh in few months’ time. The T20 series consisted of two matches and it was concluded on the 13th of December with Sri Lanka and Pakistan winning 1-1 to square the series. Starting off with the First T20 which was held on the 11th of December at the DSC grounds Dubai; Pakistan Captain Mohamed Hafeez won the toss and opted to bowl first. Sri Lanka started off very slowly loosing Dilshan early in the 2nd over and wickets kept on tumbling with a run rate of just 6 per over. Finally Sri Lanka managed to score 145 for 5 in their 20 overs with the help of Angelo Mathews scoring 50 off 33 balls; which increased their run rate over 7 per over. On the other hand Pakistan bowlers kept it tight; Saeed Ajmal and Sohail Tanvir being the quick of the bowlers. Also Saeed Ajmal reached to his 400th international wicket with the dismissal of Kumar Sangakkara caught by Shahid Afridi. On the whole they restricted them to a below par total. Pakistan came out to bat with the target of 146. They started losing wickets early in the chase and their run rate never got going. Hafeez and Shrajeel Khan steadied the ship but go out in quick sessions to leave Pakistan reeling. Then came Shahid Afrdi who blasted the Sri Lanka bowlers around the Park with three mighty blows to register the win for Pakistan, he ended scoring 39 runs of 20 balls to see Pakistan in the winning side, On the bowling department Malinga and Sachitra Senanayake bowled well but the others leaked runs. Shahid Afridi Grabbed the Man of the Match for his allround show. Also Afrdi became the only player to score 1000 runs and take 50 wickets in T20 internationals. 30 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 31. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Cricket Match Report The second T20 was a very cruicial one for the Lankans as it was a must win game for them to keep the No 1 spot in the ICC T20 Rankings. Pakistan Captain Mohamed Hafeez again won the toss and opted to bowl first. It was a different Scenario in this match as Sri Lankan batsmen feasted Pakistan bowlers all around the ground to score a mammoth total of 211 in their 20 overs jus loosing 3 wickets. It was the highest runs scored in this ground beating 168 /7 of Australia against Pakistan last year. And also Sri Lanka became the only team to score over 200 runs against Pakistan. Opener Kusal Janith top scored with 84 runs of 55 balls. And was well supported by Dilshan and Sangakkara. Pakistan bowlers had no clue and bowled many loose deliveries due to the dew on the field. Young fast bowlers Billawal Bhatti and Usman Khan both were blasted for runs. Even the experienced bowlers were getting the same treatment but only Saeed Ajmal standed out with picking up two wicket for just 25 runs in his 4 overs and took his 100th wicket in a calendar year. Chasing 212 was not a big issue because of the dew in the outfield but still it was too much for Pakistan as they were able to score only 187 runs in 19.2 overs. Finally Sri Lanka won the match by 24 runs and squared the series 11 and retained their No 1 T20 spot in the ICC T20 rankings. Kusal Perera was awarded the man of the match for his blistering knock and Shahid Afridi won the man of the series award for his all-round performance in this series. By Rizan Hussain 31 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 32. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Real Life Story “I Love You Mum” He was playing pool with lots of heartbroken feelings running inside his mind. His wife who was expecting twins after two children had a bloody miscarriage; as a doctor his next operation is to separate the conjoined twins, which is very risky because they were conjoined at the head and babies cannot recover heavy blood loss. In previous attempt in separating conjoined twins at the head, one sibling always died. He had felt the value of a baby from the tears of his wife. So he now wants to make this operation a success. With all these feelings crossing his mind he observed his mother Sonya Carson the lady who enjoys his victories and who is beside him whenever he needs help. He is an African American child from a one parent home. He was not a brilliant student when he was small, he had all failing grades. The hidden secret behind his success was his mother, who dropped out school in her third grade. As a mother she never wanted her sons to suffer the same way she suffered because of illiteracy. When her two sons need to learn multiplication tables, she made them swear to learn while she has gone out for work. When she realized that television is hindering her two sons’ success, she created a strict schedule for watching television and they were preferred to watch one quiz show later on. She also commanded them to read two books per week from the library and give her the book reports on them. As a result he learned how to spell and multiply. He started to explore the world of books and grows in it. He was a short tempered person. He nearly killed a friend who told him to go to hell because of this irritability. His knife broke when it hit his friend’s belt. He had almost killed someone because of his temper; he realized that he cannot do anything by himself. He ran into his room and cried out to God to take away his temper. His temper never bothered him again. He never felt isolated because his mother was always there for him to give her shoulders whenever he needs support. From her guidance he scored the highest ranks in his studies and got a 32 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 33. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Real Life Story scholarship to college; passes MCAT and advanced to medical college. Then he falls in love with Candy and got married. Now while all these memories crossing his mind he observed his mother closing the tap after washing her hands. Water which was pouring heavily stopped drop by drop. An idea crossed his mind. He thought of stopping the babies’ heart for one hour to stop bleeding and to do the operation. He formulated the plan very well. After about twenty two hours, the operation proved a success when he and his team of doctors managed to successfully separate the baby twins to save two young lives. He has been awarded thirty eight honorary doctorate degrees and dozens of national merit citations. For whom this gifted hands belongs to? He is Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson an American neurosurgeon who is credited with pioneering work on the first successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the head. He could have not achieved this triumph without his mother’s support; a legend who broke the law which says that an illiterate person cannot succeed in life. “There is nothing like a dream to create the future” Sonya Carson dreamt about her two sons and made that dream a reality. As Mae West said “You only live once, but if you do it right once is enough”. Sonya Carson lived a life for her children and made her son Dr. Ben Carson save many others lives. By Divya Premanantha Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gifted_Hands:_The_Ben_Carson_Story http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Carson 33 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 34. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Cartoons Cricket Cartoon Fun By Rizan Hussain 34 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
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  • 36. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Quizzes Crossword Top to bottom 1. If you are unhappy because someone else has something that you want, you say “I'm green with ______” 3. If you always think that other people are always in a better situation than you, even when they are not, we say “The grass is always______ the other side.” 5. Silver - ______ someone who speaks in such a pleasant way they can make other people do things for them 8. If you say something “Until you are blue in the ______”, you waste time and effort because you won't get any results Left to right 2. If there is a situation which seems bad but in fact has some advantages to it, you say “Every cloud has a silver ______” 4. If someone is very kind and helpful, we say they've got a _______ of gold 6. When things happen extremely rarely, you can say they happen “Once in a blue _______” 7. If someone usually a child, or a pet, is very well behaved, we say they're as _______ as gold. 9. Someone is a good gardener and can make plants grow very easily has green _______ 10. “As ___ as a sheet”: if someone is very pale because they are ill or shocked or scared Sudoku **For answers please refer page (50) By Divya Premanantha 36 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 37. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Jokes 37 | P a g e By Divya Premanantha Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 38. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Clicks Rash’s Gallery “Fresh dew on “Kadupul flower” Camera Model: Nikon D5100 F-Stop: f/4.8 Exposure Time: 1/60sec. “Rowing since many decades” Camera Model: Nikon D5100 F-Stop: f/5.6 Exposure Time: 1/1250sec. “Blue sky in the evening” Camera Model: Nikon D5100 F-Stop: f/5.6 Exposure Time: 1/250sec. 38 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 39. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Clicks Rash’s Gallery “Splashing high in air” Camera Model: Nikon D5100 F-Stop: f/5.6 Exposure Time: 1/400sec. “Practice makes you perfect” Camera Model: Nikon D5100 F-Stop: f/22 Exposure Time: 1/60sec. “ Speed killer” Camera Model: Nikon D5100 F-Stop: f/16 Exposure Time: 1/60sec. “Cold Breeze with the mist” | Camera Model: Nikon D5100 |F-Stop: f/5.6 | Exposure Time: 1/1200sec. 39 | P a g e By Rashmi Mendis Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 40. Gravity Magazine | First Edition The new Xperia Z1 smartphone brings you out our best waterproof design, so you can take photos and record even underwater, to a depth of 1.5 meters and for upto 30 minutes. Capture your best moments, no matter where they happen. The best of Sony for the best of you. BE MOVED MAKE BELIEVE! By Rizan Hussain 40 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 41. Location Gravity Magazine | First Edition Gl bal Village World Together… Introduction By Rashmi Mendis Global Village which is situated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is claimed to be the world's largest tourism, leisure and entertainment project. It is the region’s leading family outdoor cultural and entertainment destination and one of Dubai’s most exciting and unique annual tourism and cultural destination which expect over 5million visitors per season. The theme park offers a vast selection of multicultural entertainment and retail options. Over the past 17 years, Global Village has been providing cultural entertainment along with an international shopping experience to millions of visitors. From hosting 18 country pavilions in 1997, Global Village has expanded over the years to now include over 37 pavilions, with added entertainment and attractions with every season. Not with standing; breathtaking live performances, mouth-watering cuisine, genuine handicrafts and merchandise as well as thrilling rides, firework displays and much more. Global Village’s 18th season will kick-off from 5th October 2013 and will culminate on 1st March 2014 and it will last for 148 days. This operates 7days a week and it's open from Saturday for the visitors from 4:00pm-12:00am and it's open until 1.00am on Thursday, Friday and public holidays. As the names sounds more than 65 countries represent this village. This provides the visitor with best food prepared according to different cultures in 37 restaurants also more than 200 retail shops are available showcasing various products and the parking area was designed to host more than 17,000 cars with additional overflow parking areas. The main participant pavilions are Egypt, Tunisia, KSA, Qatar, Spain, Africa, UAE, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Morocco, Italy (new), Afghanistan, Bahrain, Jordan, India, China, Germany/UK/France (new), Yemen, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore, Kuwait, Oman, Vietnam, Palestine, Thailand, Iran, Khalifa Foundation, and Forsaty. 41 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 42. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Location Things to do By Ishaq Mohamed At Global Village Dubai, there are many things to do. Global Village provides their visitors with many entertaining events such as shows. These shows play a very important role in Global Village. Global Village consists of two types of shows: Pavilion shows The pavilion shows showcases cultures of the country that would allow the visitors to know more about the traditions of Dubai. The pavilion shows are always held differently so that we could keep our visitors entertained. Global Village shows The Global Village show is similar to the Pavilion shows but showcases cultures of different places around the world. We have organized and planned these events to refrain from repeating any events and keep our shows fresh to provide our visitors with a better experience with each visit. Dining Just like shopping at Global Village, Dining also serves the visitors with cuisines from 27 different countries. Shopping When you shop at Global Village, you are given the opportunity to choose from 38 unique pavilions which are all from different countries. Retail Shopping Global Villages retail shops consist of over 200 different stalls which exhibit cultural products from all over the world, ranging from fashion to handicrafts. 42 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 43. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Location Food and Culture By Rizan Hussain Over 27 restaurants at Global Village serving varieties of foods such as local range of foods, international dishes and specialties. Designed to entertain and invite families and tourists, the open air restaurants and coffee shops overlooking the lake provide the right atmosphere to visitors as they shop and entertain at the park while enjoying Dubai’s mild weather and experiencing the taste of world dishes. Global Village restaurants include international wellknown brands and chain restaurants as well as pavilion restaurants representing countries from India, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, UAE and many other cultures. Serving in the respective country’s food tradition, food is set to provide visitors with the richest cultural experience. Number of countries marks their place in the Global Village with each of them in a different culture. People visiting global village doesn’t have anything to loose. Mark your date. Every time you visit Global Village; Gear up yourself to taste varieties of foods from over 40 countries. Make it Live! 43 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 44. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Location Accommodation By Divya Premanantha Are you restless, bored, struggling to escape from you’re routine life style just foot in to one of the hotels near Global Village to feel heaven. Take a dip in the marvelous outdoor swimming pool which is naturally heated by the warm rays of sun. Instead of changing the places to suit your mood these are the places where you can choose the mood and fix the peace. Have an unforgettable diet with varied mix of cuisine. Wipe off all your tiredness; give a relaxation to your entire body while you sleep with the extraordinary beds and fully airconditioned rooms.  The Meydan Hotel Dubai (US$297 for a night) Location - Meydan Racecourse, Al Meydan Road, Nab Al Sheba – United Arab Emirates  Majestic Hotel Tower (US$55 for a night) Location – Plot No. 317-106 Mankhool Road – Bur Dubai – United Arab Emirates.  Al Qasr Madinat Resort Jumeirah (US$612 for a night) Location – Al Sufouh Road – Dubai – United Arab Emirates. 44 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 45. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Location Shopping By Michael Gbenga Ojelade Shopping at global village is one of the most exciting and most anticipated event because of the much expectations from the participants from all over the country and the loads of new varieties of stuff to shop and buy. Countries from different continents are represented like Africa, Asia, Europe and others. From Egypt to India, France to UK and Germany and lots of other countries just to mention few. Like the theme says The World together is truly a place where the world comes together. To mention few out the various country pavilions, each country as its own different heritage on display so which leaves all the visitors to varieties of items to shop. With so many pavilions it’s hard to choose which one to go. THE AFRICA PAVILION The Africa pavilion is one of the few unique pavilions at the global village because of its originality and unique hand crafted items from some of the Africa countries represented and each country showcase their authentic products, traditions, art, Drums and wealth.. Which really attracts lots of people at the global market so each person can choose from any of the unique artifact on display to take home and decorate their houses and Beautify each homes. THE INDIAN PAVILION Obviously from the looks of things among all the various pavilions, India is the largest pavilion at the global village, with over 300 stalls selling some of the most authentic Indian products and goods. Such as the real jewelry, bed sheets, Gold, rings, bangles, necklaces to wall paintings. To show the legendary of Indian culture. THE TURKISH PAVILION The Turkish pavilion is also a very good destination for shopping nice items, known for its fantastic sweet snacks, mostly Turkish, ice creams and some nice exquisite home items like the Turkish potteries. In all global village is one of the most exciting destinations to visit in Dubai, with its wide range of Multicultural entertainment. 45 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
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  • 47. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Fashion Fashion Tips and Tricks  Don’t worry to buy if you’re unsure about sale purchase or an impulse. But when you wake up the next day if you’re still thinking about it, buy it.  In order to avoid falling hair during the night, invest in satin pillowcases or silk. (They also help your skin for a smoother look than rough cotton cases!)  Follow the A, B, C’s:- no Alcohol, Bread or processed Carbs for guaranteed weight loss.  Always choose the smaller denim size when it doubt, since jeans stretch with time.  Use washcloth and shaving cream to remove liquid makeup from shirt collars.  Keep the top button of the dress (which is also called the gauntlet) buttoned while you roll to achieve the perfectly effortless cuffed sleeve.  In order to determine whether the pearls are real, lightly rub the pearl over your teeth, if it is real it will slightly glitter or texture. Fake pearls will be perfectly smooth.  Use hairspray to remove a lipstick stain  Pour a dash of vodka into vase water and it will extend the life of your flowers.  Make sure you wash the new jeans at least twice before you take them to the tailor. Because when jeans are washed they will always shrink in length.  Use white wine in order to remove red wine stains. By Rashmi Mendis 47 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 48. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Interview Interviewer (Divya): Where were you born? Interviewee: March 23rd 1982. Interviewer (Divya): Tell me about your family Interviewee: I’m the first child of a family of two, I have a sister 13 years younger to me and I come from a lower middle class family. Interviewer (Rashmi): What are your current occupations? Interviewee: I currently work as a Van sales Representative. Interviewer (Rashmi): What is your favorite food? Interviewee: Depends on what season I’m on. If I’m serious about training I just eat a little, if not I like to treat myself with some Arabian cuisine. Interviewer (Rashmi): Do you know to cook? Interviewee: Yes, to a certain extent. Interviewer (Rashmi): What type of food do you eat to maintain your body? Interviewee: I eat a lot of protein, but mostly it’s a balanced meal, with equal amounts of carb, protein and essential fatty acids Interviewer (Michael): Do you like Traveling? What are some of the interesting places you have been to? Interviewee: I do like traveling, the favorite place I have been is to Dubai, love the vibe of the city. Interviewer (Michael): What kind of music do you like? Interviewee: I like old school hip hop and house music, for a training session I love house mix. Interviewer (Michael): What kinds of dance do you know? Interviewee: I'm not very great with dancing, I just know a few moves to keep the party going. 48 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 49. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Interview Interviewer (Michael): Did you ever do anything that got you in big trouble? Interviewee: I haven’t done anything serious to get in serious trouble so far. Interviewer (Ishaq): Tell me about a time when you were really scared. Interviewee: When I was pranked by my friends for a dead body in my room during my teenage. Interviewer (Ishaq): If you could own one thing in your life, what would it be? Interviewee: I would love to own a Ferrari 458 Italia and I’m confident I will own one, one day. Interviewer (Ishaq): What has changed for the better since you were a child? Interviewee: Choosing bodybuilding has thought me a lot of discipline and knowledge since I was a child and made me a better person overall in terms of being motivated and gives me that constant satisfaction of being not satisfied which triggers me within to keep chasing my dreams and achieve success in life Interviewer (Ishaq): What has changed for the worse since you were a child? Interviewee: Nothing that I can really recollect of. Interviewer (Rizan): What made you become a body builder? Interviewee: When I was teenager I was only 55 Kgs before starting bodybuilding and I was only constantly bullied by my school mates, hence I started to training and as I’m a perfectionist i wanted to take it to the next level and be the best in what I did, hence I ended up competing in bodybuilding shows and have managed to maintain an impressive and healthy physique since then, now I walk around with 19 inch arms and a ripped physique while all my schoolmates look like pregnant women. Interviewer (Rizan): What are your achievements? Interviewee: In bodybuilding I have competed in more than 15 shows and won in 9 shows including the 2001 junior MR. Srilanka, junior central Sri Lanka, Mr. Kandy and many other national level shows. Interviewer (Rizan): Who is your role model? Interviewee: Arnold Schwarzenegger. I think what he has achieved in bodybuilding and outside of bodybuilding is amazing Interviewer (Rizan): If you weren’t a body builder what would you have been? Interviewee: Probably a boxer, I love boxing, I still spend a lot of time watching it. 49 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 50. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Answers for Quizzes **Answers for the quizzes Crossword Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/quizzes/crossword/101210_crossword_idioms.shtml Sudoku Source: http://www.websudoku.com/?select=1&level=1 By Divya Premanantha 50 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
  • 51. Gravity Magazine | First Edition Contributors’ Page Rashmi Mendis Rizan Hussain I'm Rashmi Mendis, a student of IIT and a photographer from Kalutara, Sri Lanka. I am very interested in wildlife photography as same as writing articles. I also like to travel with friends and family members because it gives me much more experience to write articles. I hate rock music but I like to listen to music that relaxes my mind. Also I think I’m really a helpful person in other’s needs. Hi I’m Rizan from Colombo Sri Lanka. I’m 17 years old and I’m a student of IIT. I have contributed many articles in this magazine; they are: Book Review (Swami and Friends), Biography (A.R Rahman), Cricket Fun Cartoons and Match Report. I love to listen to music. I love to play cricket and a die-hard fan of cricket. I provide my contribution to the magazine by providing few articles and by designing. My experience in writing articles and designing does not span a long period of time, so leave your comments to Rashmi2013078@iit.ac.lk Michael Gbenga Ojelade Michael is a lover of life, Sport and nature who loves to travel and meet people from across the world. Since his arrival in Colombo Sri Lanka, he has visited some beautiful places and take part in numerous sport activities and have gotten some personal achievements of his own. Favorite Destinations: Dubai, UAE and Bahamas Home Base: Colombo, Sri Lanka. Story: Love of Life, Sport and Nature. 51 | P a g e Design by Rashmi Mendis
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