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10th April 2002 - Page 1


The last Board Examinations for Class XII are now finally over. We wish you all the best on your path ahead. 

The new system of continuous evaluation has been put into effect. An article on the system is on Page 2. 

Preparations have started for the musical evening which will be held on the 4 May.

The first Life Skills Programme was held for Class XI and XII. Speakers from various fields such as law, architecture and graphic design address the students for an hour on their career options. For once the students couldn’t complain about the lack of choice!

Dev Kabir Malik, a part of our alumni and a student at the National Institute of Design, addressed the students about getting in to NID.

The boys and girls basketball teams are leaving for the Woodstock School on 17 April.

The boys soccer team is playing the All India Nivia Tournament in Ambedkar Stadium starting from 15 April.

Seven members of the cricket team will represent the school in the Yadav Public School Tournament held in Patiala on 13 and 14 April.

The cricket team is also participating in a tournament hosted by the Shri Ram School which will commence on 12 April.
The 74th Annual Academy Awards was a special one for all Indians, what with all the hype that was created about the possibility of Lagan winning an Oscar. 2001 had been a great year for Hollywood considering that movies like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Training Day, A Beautiful Mind and Ali were created. This ceremony was bound to be exciting. Lord of the Rings was given an incredible number of Oscar Nominations: 13, including Best Make Up, Best Supporting Actor and Best Director.
Shrek, won the Award for the Best Animated Feature Film, whereas the best Art Direction and Costume Designs were given to Moulin Rouge. Black Hawk Down, starring Josh Hartnett, received 2 Oscars, namely of Best Sound and Best Film Editing.
The much-hyped Lord Of the Rings walked away with only 4 Oscars. The categories they won in were Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography, Best Make Up and Best Music. This must have been disappointing; after all they were nominated in 13 categories.
Then came the time we had all been waiting for, The Best Foreign Language Film Award. Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock came on stage and within a matter of a few seconds they had shattered Aamir Khan's dreams. The Award was won by Bosnia & Herzegovina who made the film No Man's Land. I thought 
that it was disappointing but then again, 
who thought we would be in the top five nominations. This is a step forward for the Indian Film Industry, showing the world that we too can make high quality films. For India to be consistently nominated in the top five films it has to make movies, which are relevant in Western World and which highlight some of the current events. Unless we make movies in English we will not be able to connect with the rest of the world.
The Best Supporting Actress Award went to Jennifer Connelly for her outstanding performance in A Beautiful Mind. This film bagged another two Oscars in the form of The Best Director Award, given to Ron Howard (famous as Richard Cunningham of Happy Days) and the award for the Best film.
Finally the two main Oscars were left, Best Actor and Actress in a leading role. The Best Actress Award undoubtedly went to Halle Berry for her unique and superb role in Monsters Ball. Then out came Julia Roberts to give away the Best Actor Award. This was the category with the toughest competition as Russel Crowe, Denzel Washington and Will Smith all gave brilliant performances. All odds were in favour of Russel Crowe but Denzel Washington ended up winning this prestigious Award. I personally feel that Russel Crowe should have got the Oscar, as his performance in A Beautiful Mind was simply mind-blowing. Had he won the Continued on Page 2

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