Aura.

Glass blown and sanded,
The feel of silk,
The smell of spring,
None can compare,
To the aura which you have ensnared,

The springs of Honduras fall short on all scales,
The suns radiance in your presence fails,
Your grace eludes even the black swan,
If you’re the queen, i’d happily play the pawn,

The wilderness flocks to your reside,
To the Olympians you are their pride,

None to your presence can compare,
To the aura which you have ensnared.

Even the Greek sculptors would fail to capture your beauty
The mystery, the allure all have their specific duty

How the clouds part to reveal the moon and stars,
Who are well aware that their spell has been cast,
Your arrival brings a similar magic,
To not stop and admire it would be tragic,

A sin I would not commit,
A whim to which I cannot submit,

None can compare,
To the aura which you have ensnared,

As flowers at the beginning of day
Like the moon beckoning the water astray

Crystal is my mind,
My feelings for you have me intertwined,
The epitome of excellence is you,
The model of all traits
It is true!

The conundrum now seems how to let go,
How to evade destiny’s call
How to turn away from my curtain call.

-Bilal A. Temuri.

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ROLLING BACK THE REELS; AN INSIDER INTO THE WIZARDING WORLD- 10 FACTS ABOUT HARRY POTTER serving as A DELIGHT FOR ALL THE POTTERHEADS

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Because there’s much more to a story, you know!

1. J.K – Not really!

Instead of using her full name to be written on her books, Rowling’s publisher suggested her to use just the initials of her name since this can lead to grabbing more of the attention from the people, particularly the male readers. Her real name is “Joanne Rowling,” thus, she borrowed the “K” from her grandmother’s name, Kathleen. It’s not part of her legal name. Cool, no?

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2. Coincidence, or on purpose?

Harry and Rowling share the same birthday. Harry’s birthday is July 31, 1980. Rowling’s birthday is also July 31, but in 1966. Both the Creator and Creation born on the same day? Magical indeed!

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3. Link between the two Ds.

The depression which surrounded her after the death of her mother, Rowling based the dementors as a representation of that. Depression as Dementors, ya’all.

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4. You-know-who!

Whoops! We have been pronouncing Voldemort’s name wrong. On Twitter, Rowling divulged that ever since she created the name, she intended the “t” in Voldemort to stay as silent. Well maybe he’s French? Because Vol de mort in French means “flight of death”. I guess it should not matter since we are not supposed to say his name anyway!

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5. Nice attempt, Rowling!

J.K Rowling slightly based the 11-year-old Hermione on herself at the same age. She even made Hermione’s patronus her favorite animal, an otter.

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6. Mischief Managed.

Oliver Phelps and James Phelps, the twins known as Fred and George in the stories, gave the audition for the movie just to get an opportunity to skip school. Uncanny similarity between reel and real life, no?

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7. The struggle!

Over the course of the eight movies, makeup artists painted the ever-so-famous scar on Harry’s and the various stunt doubles’ head for about 5800 times. Oh, dear Lord!

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8. Dumbledore and his family.

Cue the tears because Dumbledore’s biggest dreams had to do with his family. In the first book, Dumbledore told Harry that he saw himself holding a pair of thick, woolen socks in the Mirror of Erised. Although Dumbledore did have an obsession with socks, Rowling revealed that the headmaster actually saw something else. She stated in an interview that he saw his family alive and reconciled. Someone pass the tissues, please!

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9. For all who ship Harry and Hermione instead.

J.K Rowling admits occasionally regretting Hermione ending up with Ron. Later in that same interview, she points out that Harry and Hermione would have been better suited. “In some ways, Hermione and Harry are a better fit and I’ll tell you something very strange. When I wrote Hallows, I felt this quite strongly when I had Hermione and Harry together in the tent!”

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10.

Harry’s parents James and Lily are soulmates because the patronus charm (to ward off Dementors) is a physical representation of one’s soul. Because James’ is a stag and Lily’s is a doe they are a perfect fit together. Now you see, why Lily ended up with James instead of Snape.

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Warisha Akbar,

BBA- 1st Year.