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    film industry, but their talent and hard work paid off and the film won an Oscar. The young kids who played Jamal, Salim, and Latika were picked from the slums of Mumbai. It was for the first time they saw a real camera and heard about Hollywood. The role of 18-year-old Jamal Malik was played by a British born, Indian origin actor, Dev Patel. It was Patel’s first film debut. Despite being born and raised in London, Patel did a tremendous job in acting like a street boy in India. “Patel's performance has already won him the most promising newcomer accolade at the British Independent Film Awards” (Singh). Frieda Pinto, an Indian actress played the role of older Latika. “She’s triumphed at the Golden Globes and is set to storm the Oscars next month… and she’s never even had an acting lesson!” (“Slumdog”). Pinto broke the stereotype of Indian actresses working in Bollywood movie first and then later making their move through Hollywood. “Sushma Puri, CEO of Elite Model Management India, says: ‘She has a very versatile face. She can be very glamorous, but she can also be convincing as a slum girl.’ ” (“Slumdog”). One can say that along with Pinto and Patel, the entire cast was naturally talented in acting as their debut film won eight Academy awards. The movie starts with drama as a police officer interrogates Jamal Malik after the show because they accused him of cheating. Despite yelling “I knew the answers” they kept torturing him because they were shocked that a Chai-Walla…

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    Slumdog Millionaire, a movie by Danny Boyle, set in Mumbai, tells the story of Jamal Malik, a contestant on India’s version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’. Jamal was born in the slums of Mumbai with little education and was on his way to win the grand prize on the game show. Whilst on the show, he is suspected of cheating but little do his accusers know that Jamal’s life experience provides him with essential clues to answer each question. The movie alternates between flashbacks from Jamal’s…

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    Fast Food Poverty

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    alone over $10 billion dollars a year is spent marketing fast-food products to children. At school our children are being introduced to sugary snacks and drinks in addition to being force fed educational activities like reading programs and challenges from companies like McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Coca Cola, and more. At home children are bombarded with an endless barrage of ads, toys, contests, and marketing gimmicks that have fueled fast food sales. Families in which both parents work outside the…

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    On October 2 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India. As his mother was devoted to religion, his lifestyle was heavily impacted on by teachings of mutual tolerance non-injury toward living things and the practise of vegetarianism, coming from the beliefs of Jainism. His father being Chief Minister of Porbandar, meant that Gandhi was fortunate enough to be born into a high caste of Indian society. Gandhi received a thorough education however proved to perform no better than…

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    Research Project Born on October 2,1866, Mahatma Gandhi a religious leader taught and preached non- violence. Gandhi was born in North West India. His father's was a minister of Porbandar and his mother was a religious leader(Mahatma). In Gandhi’s life time he went through many difficult times that made him famous to this day. At the beginning of his career in 1893 Gandhi went on a trip to the capital of Transversal after accepting an offer from Moslems to represent them. On his journey a…

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    Hindu Adoption Case Study

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    INTRODUCTION The Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956 codifies the law of adoption and maintenance. Adoption is the admission of a stranger by birth to the privileges of a child by a legally recognised form of affiliation. Outside British India, in Goa, Daman and Diu the Portuguese incorporated basic rules of Hindu law of adoption in 1880. Indian Majority Act, 1875 exempted adoption from the purview of its provisions while Indian Succession Act, 1925 specifically recognised the Hindu usage…

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    The Humanitarian Hero Gandhi A hero is a person who is determined to make a change in the world in any way possible, no matter the circumstances or challenges they may face. Fighting for your civil rights is not something most people can say they have done they have done in their life. Not only did Mahatma Gandhi fight for his civil rights, he fought and led Indians in the civil rights movement in South America and India. Mahatma Gandhi, birth name Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was born October…

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    The movie Gandhi addresses one of the most important times in Indian history. It follows the story of Gandhi, the leader of the independence movement in India against the British. Directed by Richard Attenbrought, the movie follows Gandhi’s adult life until he died. The movie does not explore Gandhi’s childhood or university years. Attenbrought use symbols and techniques to help convey his message. Through this film the director hoped to portray Gandhi as a holy man with all positive attributes.…

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    Dear Donors of the Governors Career Scholarship, I am writing to thank you for your generous $373.25 (Governors Career Scholarship). I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of your scholarship. I am currently majoring in Biology with hopes of becoming a pharmacist. I plan to pursue a career in pharmacy upon graduate at Ferris State University. I am a senior with 106 credits total and in the fall 2015 I am taking 9 credit hours, and in the spring 2016 I…

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    Brierley, a native of a rural Indian town who is separated from his family as a young boy. Saroo is thousands of miles away from home, living on the streets, and scavenging for food until he is placed in an orphanage and adopted by an Australian couple. However, it is not until the Brierley’s adopt Saroo and bring him to Tasmania that his problems are over until memories of his old life resurface years later. “Those opening scenes have a relentless Dickensian harshness to them that ends only…

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