DNA of Education`s recent offring to its readers, workshop on magic, was a huge success. Patricia Mascarenhas reports.
"How do you know what`s in my mind?", a participant called out in an incredulous tone as magician Kruti Parekh, without any hesitation whatsoever, guessed what the former had written on a piece of paper. The magician exhibited this and several other trick at the “Matrix of Magic”, a workshop conducted by DNA of Education at their office recently. The objective of the workshop was to explain the unexplained and teach a few tricks to the magic lovers. It was also an effort to tell readers that magic could be looked upon as an alternative career.
"Do you really know what magic is?" Parekh asked her mesmerized participants. “Magic is about making the impossible, possible!” she cited. She wooed her spectators when she got her visiting card out of the thin air deftly. “Its all about practise," she said. "Whatever seems magical today will be scientific tomorrow."
Parekh then moved on to her next. She vanished a toothpick in the thin air leaving everyone speechless. In the `magic with tissue` item, she tore a tissue paper into four pieces and then assembled it back into a single piece.
Parekh then asked a participant to go through the DNA newspaper and stop at a word she liked. She then asked the participant to reveal the word. Lo and behold! It was the same word that was written on Parekh`s notepad. She concluded with the `bending spoon act`.
The audience were both delighted and amazed to learn the behind the scene secrets. “The secret is to make the audience believe through misdirection. For where logic fails, magic starts,” she signed off.