Happy Birthday Harry !!

Harry Potter completed another Birthday this year on 31st July (today) 🙂 Harry shares his birthday with J K Rowling.. I have grown up with the Harry Potter books and can feel the excitement.. I completed my 8th year of potter fanship, which means that I am crazy about Harry from past 8 years!!! I grew up from being a teenager to being a big girl along with Harry.. There was a time when I and a friend of mine were so addicted to the series that we had named each and every person in our college (all the students and professors) to some character from Harry Potter.. We had even named ourselves too – I was Sirius black aka. padfoot and my friend was James Potter since we were really good friends.. Of course, we had not named anyone Harry since Harry was like the best and no one would fit that role.. There was Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle, Karkaroff (our HOD), Basilisk (a prof who would keep staring at us for giggling in class – remember the basilisk’s eyes?), Mc Gonagall, Dobby (a rather skinny short girl), Veela (a girl who would dress well and guys would keep drooling at her) etc etc.. it was fun..

Lets see how Harry celebrated his 7 birthdays:

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Decide: Hermione or Pansy Parkinson?

I recently spent a lot of time browsing through J K Rowling’s website, my all time most favourite writer’s website.. Maybe because Harry Potter series of books is something that anyone can easily relate to.. the characters seem so much like the people you meet in your everyday life..  I went through her biography and now I like her more even as a person… I loved this excerpt from her site about what her daughters ought to become:

I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’……Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons. Let them never be Stupid Girls.

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