Chubb Fellowship News
Shahrukh Khan invited by Harvard: Will the actor be hassled again at US airport?
Bollywood’s King Khan has been approached by Harvard University to deliver a lecture in March, but will the United States Customs and Immigration authorities spare SRK from the trouble that he faced at a New York airport when he flew in to give a talk at Yale University last year?
My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist – Shahrukh Khan must be saying this line every time he flies to America. In spite of his larger-than-life status in India and the iconic image that he has internationally, Shahrukh has trouble in airports, especially in America. Click here to read more
Shahrukh Khan in elite company as Yale Chubb Fellow
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Shahrukh Khan is all set to take one of the world’s premier universities by storm. He will visit America’s Yale University as a Chubb fellow on April 12. The Chubb Fellowship is devoted to encouraging and aiding Yale students interested in the operations of government and in public service. Established in 1936, through the generosity of Hendon Chubb (Yale 1895), the programme is based in Timothy Dwight College, one of Yale’s residential colleges. Each year three or four distinguished men and women have been appointed as visiting Chubb Fellows. Chubb Fellows spend their time at Yale hanging out informally with students and deliver a public lecture.
Former Chubb Fellows include Presidents George W Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Carter; authors Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, and Toni Morrison; filmmaker Sofia Coppola; architect Frank Gehry; choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov; and journalist Walter Cronkite. That’s quite a roster of names and SRK should be elated at this recognition. Let’s hope that he doesn’t eat too much and return to India a chubby fellow. Click here to read more
SHAHRUKH KHAN’s speech at Yale: Learning Kamasutra from my son is a not a great idea
FEEL THE LOVE
So I speak to you as a parent of two very weird kids. Whatever you do, whichever mistake you make, however you react to them, your parents are your best friends. Click here to read more
SHAHRUKH KHAN’s speech at Yale: Guys are obnoxious – I am not being sexist, but that’s the truth
THE JOYS OF CHILDREN
Happiness, in other words, lies in the things you will never be able to count. Click here to read more
SHAHRUKH KHAN’s speech at Yale: Honest and fake – that’s what I feel as a creative person all the time
BEING THIS…AND THAT!
George Burns said that acting is all about honesty; if you can fake that, you’ve got it made. He couldn’t have defined it better. Honest and fake – yes, that’s what I feel as a creative person all the time. Click here to read more
SHAHRUKH KHAN’s speech at Yale: I can’t fix my age – am I 45 or 15?
ROAD TO SUCCESS
Journeys can be defined by age and time or even by destinations, as most often they are. But I feel it is hard for me to tell the story of my life in those terms, because the concept of time has always eluded me. Click here to read more
SHAHRUKH KHAN’s speech at Yale: Don’t take no s**t from anybody!
Bollywood badshah Shahrukh Khan was invited to address the students at Yale University and his name was added to the roster of Yale University’s Chubb Fellows, one of the Ivy League institution’s highest honours, for promoting human ideals through art
As always, the King Khan was at his entertaining and seriously funambulist best. We enjoyed listening to his speech at the Chubb Fellowship event at Yale and hope you will too. Read on… Click here to read more
SHAHRUKH KHAN’s speech at Yale: I pick everything up from Google, even the script of my next movie
I read this lame joke on Google the other day (yes, I pick everything up from Google, even the script of my next movie, and I’m not ashamed of it – you can pick me up on Google too, if you like!) Click here to read more
SHAHRUKH KHAN’s speech at Yale: I am an actor – my life is a testament to this duality
THE STORY OF SHAHRUKH KHAN
So I’ll tell you the story of me, but I’ll tell it in my own way. In the language of my perceptions, in the things I think matter beyond fame and success and the dyeing of my hair. Click here to read more
SHAHRUKH KHAN’s speech at Yale: I feel like a street artist…
WHAT AM I THEN?
All I am is a funambulist trying to balance my action and exterior reaction to my naked show of who I am inside. I start to feel like a street artist who feels his audience is just a bunch of pausing passersby applauding out of a mixture of curiosity, pity or even disregard. Click here to read more
SHAHRUKH KHAN’s speech at Yale: I have everything I aspired for
THE IMPORTANT THINGS
Look beyond the brickbats, the critics, and know within you that you always have a choice between barter and creation. Life as a creator will always be a tightrope. So… Click here to read more
SHAHRUKH KHAN’s speech at Yale: Most of the films I signed earlier were discards of better known actors
NOT ALWAYS ABOUT SUCCESS
Whether I like it or not, my life has also been in constant play with what the world calls ‘success’.It is a wonderful thing, but it tends not to be the sort of experience that we learn from. We enjoy success; perhaps we even deserve it. But we don’t acquire wisdom from it. And maybe that’s why it cannot be passed on either. Me being successful does not mean my children will also be so, how much ever I teach them what I did in my life and even if they follow it to the letter. Click here to read more
SHAHRUKH KHAN’s speech at Yale: If you aren’t scared of failing, you are unlikely to succeed
FEAR OF FAILING
I believe the true path to success is through the fear of failure. If you aren’t scared enough of failing, you are unlikely to succeed. It’s not pleasant to fail; it’s tough. All of us experience it. You will too, if you haven’t already. Use it to succeed. Click here to read more
SHAHRUKH KHAN’s speech at Yale: Don’t be afraid of being afraid!
You have to know and learn that life is a not just a checklist of acquisitions, attainments and fulfillments; your qualifications and CVs don’t really matter. Instead, life is difficult and complicated and beyond anyone’s control. The humility to know this will help you survive its vicissitudes. Click here to read more