OLD IS GOLD
The visit to the ‘Old Age Home’ was nice and touching. The old people were very happy to see us but, I was sad to hear that they were kicked out of the house by their children and had to stay in these homes. We also saw some rooms donated by different schools and organizations. This visit has been a touching experience, When I grow up I would like to assist the elderly and make them happy and comfortable in their rooms. But, more than this I wish that children never treat their parents in a bad manner.
Mananjay Garewal, 5-C
I enjoyed going to the Old Age Home. I enjoyed singing songs to the old people.When I had seen that building, I had a picture in my mind and felt very sad. Mrs. Lal was my favourite. It was her birthday and we sang happy birthday. What made me unhappy was that they weren’t with their families and what made me happy was that they were looked after. I wish I could help them.
Ishani Singh, 5-C
My visit to the old age home was very nice. I really liked being with the elders. I told them jokes, came to know about them, and they about me. When I heard their stories I felt really sad. I felt at that time that their children shouldn’t have treated them like this and sent them to the old age home. When we went there we sang wonderful songs for them. The teachers had also got biscuits for them. I will always try to make them happy and wish all through their life that they all live a long life and their family members realize their mistake and come to take them home again!
Riyah Singh, 5-A
On the 27th of January we set off for the Old Age Home. There we met 5 or 6 old people and although they were without their families, they were in good cheer. It also happened to be one of the lady’s birthday. I could not help but think that those people also had children who must have been brought up with love and affection. Where are their children now? They should be looking after their parents in old age. How ungrateful these children are. The moral I feel should be ‘Our parents helped us take our 1st steps, should we not help them when their steps are faltering in old age ?’
Alawi Singh, V-B
A diary entry
Just yesterday , I had everything a girl could wish for, siblings , parents , belongings , and a home. I was a happy go lucky pre teen without a care in the world, but that was yesterday. I feel like in the interim between yesterday and today I’ve aged thirty years , just like that.
Christmas,a day for merry making and good cheer . Have fun, tomorrow may never come. And that is what happened to my family .26th December, my life was ruined. Swept away by the gigantic Tsunami waves, my family never got to say goodbye but they were taken in front of my eyes , swallowed by the killer waves. My family is gone,and I'm left all alone. The sound of their screams surrounds me even now. All of them, except my father. Just before he got swept away by the killer wave he told me what I will never forget, “ Alice , take care of yourself. You’ll be the only member of our family who will survive. Just know that wherever we go we will never stop loving you and will forever be proud of you”. And then he let go, the only ones to see him again would be the shoals of fish under the expanse of water , the tempest of the sea. We were supposed to go the week before but I insisted we stay for Christmas. All my fault this happened , if only I hadn’t… How will I ever live with myself, knowing that I… I am responsible for my family’s death. What sin am I paying for? Is death not better than what I have to live with?
Its all coming back to me , my brothers words “ lets go back , please!” When we asked why, he said, “ I’ve got a gut feeling . Please listen. But his cries were unheard. “ How can a 10 year old know better than us” , we thought to ourselves indignantly.
I feel like my life is worthless. I wish I could end this life, that would make this all simpler. I have tried but failed, I still love life , as it is for all human beings. Except will I be able to love my life, knowing what I may be responsible for ?It would be better if I ended my life now , I just need to have the courage. I’ve always felt oblivion more than everything else and doesn’t death mean oblivion? What am I supposed to do...
The news anchor finished reading aloud a chapter of a 12 year old girls diary ,.
In The Times today there was an obituary of a 12 year old, Alice Peterson. She ended her life by slitting her wrists and bled a slow and painful death.
The anchor woman put down the diary and cried till there were no tears to shed.
Ayesha Malik, 7-A
If anyone has any suggestions for the Academic Council, please give them to Avanti Birla (Head of Academic Council).
The Haunted House
The haunted house is scary
It gives me the creeps,
And when I open the door
It gives a loud creak!
The windows are shattered
The chimney is crooked,
It also has a library
Without any books!
There isn’t any furniture
Except for a rocking chair,
And there’s so much dust
It’s here, there everywhere!
The wallpaper curls down to the floor
The cobwebs touch your head,
The staircase is totally sagged
Till where it is lead!
At night you can hear giggling,
You van hear a spooky wail,
There is a gargoyle on the gate
Without any tail!
The fireplace is broken,
The mirrors are cracked,
There is a nest with prehistoric eggs,
That still hasn’t hatched!
The haunted house is really creepy
It will definitely scare you,
If you don’t believe me,
Stay in that, I DARE YOU!
Faazia Seyid, 5-A
If It Was
If winter was always sunny with snow,
If summer was not too hot.
If only our snowmen wouldn’t melt and go,
If our favorite food wouldn’t rot.
If only money grew on trees,
If no one had even a foe.
If we could play with the birds and bees,
If it was only so!
If there was nothing known as worry
If everyone were free,
If everyone believed in non-violence
If only there was equality.
If there was no sadness
If everyone were content.
If everyone had enough,
And there was nothing known as debt.
We all live under one sky
Let’s live for a good cause,
Peace, harmony and love forever
Just if, just if it was!
Kunal Dutta, 8-A
Things to do on Valentines Day
Come Feb 14th; keep it from being just another day. Here are something’s to do when love is in the air, with or without someone!
1) Buy yourself a heart shaped balloon from the sellers at the traffic-lights.
2) Rent a romantic movie and watch it at home (aww!!!)
3) Read your love life forecast. Who knows what your future holds?
4) Protest that it should be declared a National Holiday!!
5) Go to your window at midnight…and see who’s whistling outside… that’s your valentine!