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Monday, 21 March 2016

Hey guys! How are you all? I haven't been able to post anything for quite a long time, and I'm sorry for that. Here's a nice Harry Potter gif for you all to enjoy :)

New visitors can view the old posts through the archives on the right pane. Also make sure you visit the Quibbler Store. It's your one stop destination for all Harry Potter merchandize.

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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Potions by muggles

Hey everyone! How you all doing? A common question asked by many Potterheads is whether muggles could brew potions. If they use the right ingredients and follow the right instructions, could they actually brew magical potions? The answer is no. JK Rowling has written in an article (Read it here) in Pottermore that muggles can't brew potions.

There is always some element of wandwork necessary to make a potion Merely adding dead flies and asphodel to a pot hanging over a fire will give you nothing but nasty-tasting, not to mention poisonous, soup.

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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

New writings by JK Rowling

Hi everyone! J.K. Rowling has released a new set of writings, on History of Magic in North America. You can read them on the Pottermore website.

Fourteenth Century – Seventeenth Century

By J.K. Rowling

Though European explorers called it ‘the New World’ when they first reached the continent, wizards had known about America long before Muggles (Note: while every nationality has its own term for ‘Muggle,’ the American community uses the slang term No-Maj, short for ‘No Magic’). Various modes of magical travel – brooms and Apparition among them – not to mention visions and premonitions, meant that even far-flung wizarding communities were in contact with each other from the Middle Ages onwards. (continue reading) 

Seventeenth Century and Beyond

By J.K. Rowling

As No-Maj Europeans began to emigrate to the New World, more witches and wizards of European origin also came to settle in America. Like their No-Maj counterparts, they had a variety of reasons for leaving their countries of origin. Some were driven by a sense of adventure, but most were running away: sometimes from persecution by No-Majs, sometimes from a fellow witch or wizard, but also from the wizarding authorities. The latter sought to blend in among the increasing tide of No-Majs, or hide among the Native American wizarding population, who were generally welcoming and protective of their European brethren.(continue reading)
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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

There are a number of fan theories regarding the scar on Harry Potter's forehead. One of them is that the lightning shape is formed of two sevens (7), since seven is the most powerful number in the magical world.

Another theory says that the lightning shape is in fact the wand movement of the killing curse ( as shown in Pottermore when it had spells). So Avada Kedavara actually left a physical mark on Harry.

Which theory do you support? Comment below..

Monday, 7 March 2016

History of The Golden Snitch

Hey guys! Thanks a lot for visiting my blog. The Golden Snitch is perhaps the most important ball in a game of quidditch. Have you ever wondered what's the history of the Golden Snitch?

Earlier, a very swift and dexterous bird called the Golden Snidget was used. A single player ( called The Hunter) had the job of capturing it. The team to first capture the Snidget was awarded 150 points. However, the birds were often killed in this process. The number of Snidgets became so less that a law was passed banning the killing of Snidgets. Thus, they could no longer be used in the quidditch.

The invention of the Golden Snitch is credited to the wizard Bowman Wright of Godric’s Hollow. While Quidditch teams all over the country tried to find bird substitutes for the Snidget, Wright, who was a skilled metal-charmer, set himself to the task of creating a ball that mimicked the behaviour and flight patterns of the Snidget.

That he succeeded perfectly is clear from the many rolls of parchment he left behind him on his death (now in the possession of a private collector), listing the orders that he had received from all over the country.

 The Golden Snitch, as Bowman called his invention, was a walnut-sized ball exactly the weight of a Snidget. Its silvery wings had rotational joints like the Snidget’s, enabling it to change direction with the lightning speed and precision of its living model.

You can buy a Golden Snitch pocket watch or jewellery

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Hogwarts motto

Hey guys! Do you know the Hogwarts motto is "Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus",  which is Latin for " Never tickle a sleeping dragon ". 

Since there's no canonical reason or meaning given for this motto, there has been a lot of speculation among Harry Potter fans regarding the hidden meaning or true meaning of this phrase. Some think that it is a general warning asking people to stay out of trouble. Others think that there's some hidden meaning to this phrase. What is your view regarding this?

Friday, 4 March 2016

Hi everyone! My blog has reached almost a thousand page views, and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for visiting my blog. I hope you had an enjoyable experience here. I'd love to have some feedback from your side. So if there's anything you'd like to say about my blog, or give any advice or suggestion, feel free to comment below. +1 if you like my blog; help spread the word by sharing.

You know that many of the fictional books mentioned in Harry Potter were later actually written by JK Rowling. They are — Tales of Beedle the Bard, Quidditch through the ages and Fantastic beasts and where to find them. (You can buy them from here)

Do you think JKR should write a few more such books from the Harry Potter world? I for one would love to read Hogwarts, a History. What do you guys think? Which books mentioned in Harry Potter do you want Rowling to actually write? Comment below...

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Hey guys! How're you all doing? Here's one of my favorite quotes by one of our most beloved characters, Sirius Black —
"The ones that love us, never truly leave us."

It's just a movie quote and it wasn't in the books, but it's nonetheless one of the most profound and important quotes of the Harry Potter series. Sirius says this to Harry, who lost his parents at a very young age, because Sirius wanted Harry to believe that his father and mother would always be with him, if not physically then in Harry's heart.

This quote is for all those who have lost someone they used to love, be it parents, siblings, husband, wife, or anyone. It's a message that if we truly love someone, then they'd continue to reside in our hearts even after their demise.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Hey guys! Have you visited this awesome Harry Potter site called Pottermore? If you haven't, then you must. It includes a lot of short writings by JK Rowling, a sorting hat quiz, a quiz to get your own wand ( mine is a 10" chestnut wood with unicorn hair core and unyielding flexibility).

Visit Pottermore now!!

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Hey guys! Today's the birthday of Ron Weasley! He's turning 35... Let's wish a very happy birthday to our king :)