Sunday, May 30, 2010
Gurgaon had quite an unusal close to last week.It was captivating as well as scary. 45 min seemed too short for us. We all wanted more and more.
We played host to Karan Singh , a magician par excellence during TGIF last week. He showed us card magic; from separating all the Aces in a deck without looking at them to guessing which number we were thinking about - he transported us to another world and told us why he wouldn't be allowed in casinos after this :)
He started at the age of 5 and has only been getting better and better untill now. He started by asking someone from the audience to choose a card , show it to everyone and mix it back in the deck. After which he asked someone else in the audience to call out a random number between 1 and 52 ( someone has 25) and he counts 24 cards in the deck and lo and behold! the 25th card turns out to be the chosen card!! This was only the beginning of more such magic. He then involved a group of people to pick cards and hold it between their hands and without touching them got their cards on to his palm. After the initial thoughts of trying to figure out how he did what he did , we all gave up and got immersed ourselves in some reallyyy good card guessing games. He stunned all of us by telling us which card we thought of without even using the deck. All around words like " freaky....ooo , amazinggg , brilliant" could be heard.
Some called him a mind reader , some a magician. In the end , he was the perfect entertainer and we couldn't have ended the week on a more magical note!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
My first step into the world of Magic, my first insight into what I like to call it, "The Art of Ashtonishment" came at a family dinner 7 years back and it involved a lipstick. No,not lipstick on my chest,not lipstick on my face,not even lipstick on my lips! It was one small mark of lipstick that came onto my hand from my uncle's hand without him coming anywhere near me. From that point on, i was hooked, from that point on, i never looked back, Magic became my passion, Magic became my hobby, Magic became my life!
For 7 long years now, i have been standing in front of mirrors for 10-12 hours a day, practicing and practicing some more, getting up in the middle of the night just because an idea came to me, and all this just to see the spectators stare at me in amazement when I show them my "tricks." From card magic to coins to mind reading to levitating four feet in the air, Magic gave me a new life form.
And now that I have a medium to express my love for Magic, for my "Art of Ashtonishment" I would love for all of you reading this to follow me on my blog as I post regularly on the World of Magic!