To The Age of Information
Art classes are something we always wait for. We all love it since our learning is reinforced in a different way. While studying Indus Valley Civilization, Mrs. Sarkar helped us build the city of Mohenjodaro & compared it to the buildings of Paris, New York and other modern buildings. We used paper, cardboard boxes & clay.
Soon we became young architects setting up the cities, streets & buildings!!
Nikita Dhawan IV- A
Hide and Seek
One day three vegetables were playing Hide and Seek. The cucumber was the den. The cucumber found the carrot so the carrot was the den. The brinjal climbed upon the broom and hid in a mug. The cucumber hid in a cupboard. The carrot was still looking for them. He was very very tired. Then he sat down. He was wondering where could they be. Then he ran to the cupboard and opened the cupboard door. He found the cucumber. Then the cucumber and the carrot found the brinjal. All of them played together and had lots of fun.
Arnav Sethi 1B
If I were a Cracker
If I were a cracker,
Little poor children would make me,
You buy me from the shop,
To burst me!
Ladhi, Chakra, fooljhari,
Many more to burst,
On every happy occasion,
You bring me!
But you don’t realise,
You are making a mistake,
You are polluting the environment,
And it’s not safe!
You should not pollute,
So that the air becomes clean.
But you CAN burst me
In LITTLE quantity.
Oh! IF I were a cracker!
Pearline Malik III B
|All is well that ends well |
A little boy just 6 years old,
Very naughty and equally bold.
Standing at the riverside,
Which was very deep and wide.
Thinking it would be great fun,
Taking a dip in the hot – hot sun.
Impulsively he dived from the brick,
Helplessly he began to sink.
A kind young man was passing by,
To save the boy he made a try.
Pulled him out with his turban long,
For his arms were mighty strong.
The boy opened his mouth to thank,
For bringing him out safe on the bank.
The man was happy and smiled to tell,
Dear boy, All is well that ends well
Ishaan Verma V-B
Friends are life, friends are fun
They love to bask in the sun.
Granny has friends, so old and plump
They chat all day and never grump. Grandpa has friends, tall and smart
They talk about going to the book mart.
I have friends kind and nice,
I won’t lose them for any price.
Friends are fab and the best
They help in recheck of your tests.
Aanchal Sharma IV- A
Delhi- A City of Traffic Jams
Delhi is a city of traffic jams. The vehicles which move around Delhi cause a lot of pollution and traffic jams give a lot of problems to people of Delhi. All the vehicles in jams give out gases and that also causes global warming. A traffic jam can sometimes last for 2 hours.
The government is really trying to stop traffic jams and we all should help them. We should use public transport for reducing traffic jams. Delhi will become a better place without them. These traffic jams can cause harm to all the monuments of Delhi and Delhi’s culture. All this will make Delhi feel very bad indeed and the only reason will be the traffic jams.
Sama Kasniwal IV- C
IT’S A HOAX!
Fairies, dragons, mermaids, unicorns and other bizarre creatures have existed in our imagination since time immemorial. But there are times when creatures from our imagination become reality or do they? People have a tendency to believe the unbelievable and make the others believe it too. There have been numerous instances when those creatures have been made to exist which until then had only existed in fairytales or our wild fantasies. It is uncountable the number of times “Mermaid” remains have been found or the footprints of the “Abominable Snowman” have been spotted or a preserved “baby dragon” has been discovered in a garage! In the past few years either the human mans imagination has become even more vivid or its simply gone out of control. Recently, in around May of 2007 what appeared to be pictures of mummified remains of a tiny fairy in the middle of England were posted on a website. The 8 inch fairy complete with tiny wings,skin,teeth and flowing red hair came with an elaborate back-story by its creator and several close up photographs of the detailed figure a day before April 1st.The hoax was quite a hit for a few days with fairy believers and non-believers alike. And then finally on the eve of April 1st the created admitted to this “fairy” just being an April fool’s prank! Magic believers all over the world, I believe were quite disappointed by this felony! Right after the tragedy of the tsunami in December 2004, another magical creature was claimed to have been found-the ever popular mermaid. This time on the shores of Marina Beach in Chennai again with a complete body-half woman and half fish. There was only a minor flaw in the plan: the mermaid who was supposedly got washed ashore with the killer waves had already been found in the Philippines quite some time ago! A good clean example of hoax-planned but foiled. In the next year only, around November 2005 in Oxfordshire, England, a small dragon baby was found in what appears to be a pickle jar. Items found with it date it back to around the 1890s, and it is said to be of German origin. Scientists believe now that the dragon was created for a hoax on England by the Germans. Although it is fake, many people look at this dragon and ask, “Is it real?” Many comment and say that the dragon is perfect, for the pictures show quite extreme details. So there we have it, ANOTHER hoax, another example of mans growing vivid imagination! When will this cycle end?
This proves people really believe what they want to believe. A mind expert has been quoted to the effect that the human brain is wired to find causes for natural effects. When ancient people encountered something they didn’t understand or couldn’t explain, they resorted to belief in the supernatural. So a solar eclipse was a sign of the wrath of God and so forth. And we moderns are no different. Despite (or maybe in part because of) unparalleled advances in technology and scientific knowledge in the past 50 years, many, many people continue to believe in angels, monsters, ghosts, reincarnation and other tales from the paranormal. So maybe our brains are in still in a primitive enough state that we haven’t shaken the tendency to put faith in the fantastic.
Motion Picture Moment
Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinions starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that love, actually is all around.
-Hugh Grant, Love Actually
Director : Jugal Hansraj
Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor,
The film opens on Romeo (Saif), a once-pampered pooch now abandoned on the streets of Mumbai, as he reminisces on the good life. While trying to cope with his abandonment, he runs into a rowdy band of alley dogs (and a cranky she-cat). Though not streetwise like them, Romeo uses his charm and intelligence to turn the gang into a barbershop quartet (here, it means setting up a salon for strays in the local landfill).
Romeo’s Salon does brisk business until Chunnu, the local don’s right-hand coyote (suffering either from paan addiction or T.B.) comes in and demands his “protection bones”. What he gets is a paw up the nose and a razor across the scalp, and the gang gets marched off to Don Charlie Anna (Jaffrey), a fat Harlem-Sicilian-Tamilian bulldog with his own “Charlie’s Angels”. Romeo uses his charm (and Chunnu’s stash) to talk his way out of the fight, but Charlie keeps an eye on him.
Then one moonlit night, Romeo finds his Juliet in the form of Laila (Kareena), an angelic pedigree pooch who waltzes on roofs as practice for her Britney Spears-esque routine at the local club. To win the heart of this haughty hottie who everyone (especially Charlie) desires, Romeo must take to the stage with her…thus defying and challenging Charlie’s absolute rule.
A sort of three-way love triangle ensues. While Laila and Romeo dance the nights away and taste the nightlife at its best, Charlie turns Romeo into his “Coolness Coach” to try and win Laila for himself, only to find out where her love really lies…in our heroic hound who is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice (being caught and taken to the BMC pound) to save his friends from the dogcatchers.
After a daring car chase where Romeo’s sacrifice is rewarded with a rescue, our heartbroken hound prepares to quit the city by freight train (another old cliché), but the music starts playing and the tears start falling… and the film ends with a parody of the famous train scene from DDLJ.
Like most Hindi films, Roadside Romeo overflows with clichés: in this case, from every gangster movie between The Godfather and Scarface, as well as from Disney classics like Oliver and Company and The Aristocats, but this time, all the clichés are in reverse. The music sequences are nicely done, but would you expect anything less from a Yash Raj Film? And if that’s not enough, the film simply oozes jokes from old Hindi films, one of which is Sunny Deol’s famous “Jab yeh haath…”
In spite of the clichés and canned music, Roadside Romeo’s saving grace is in its perfect, almost Pixar-quality 3-D graphics. For an Indian animated movie, this is a real leap from the cheap and tacky 2-D animation of Hanuman and My Friend Ganesha (the animation of Cheenti Cheenti Bang Bang was ripped off from Antz), forming authentic Indian animation that will probably be on the rise in the near future.
In short, Roadside Romeo is neither a family movie nor a romance epic. Rather, it’s the sort of film you can take your kid cousins and your sweetheart to at the same time without any inappropriateness.
Pranab Pant (XII)
"Fine, when your liver fails, I’m not giving you one of mine."- Vedika Berry
True friendship indeed.
"YES with a capital N! No wait, I mean yes with a capital NO!"-Naushera Debu
In which case you're BUSTED with a capital X.
"Lets go in pairs of ten!"- Rishika Dhawan
How many friends do you have?
"I have 22 cats around my house. They have little puppies also!"- Mriganka Singh
We suggest you take a closer look.
"There is no such thing as a boy or a girl."
- Mrs Krishnan
Wise words from our esteemed Principal.
“I can fly like a kangaroo.”- Mona Nooreyezdan
Clearly a trip to the zoo is the need of the hour.
No president of the United States was an only child.
Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.
Tipping at restaurants in Iceland is considered an insult.
The average cocoon contains about 300-400 metres of silk.
Mallika Pal, Ramya Ahuja, Suvira Chadha, Tejasvita Singh, Vani Shriya, Vedika Berry, Ayesha Malik, Devika Agrawal, Nikhil Pandhi, Sanjana Malhotra, Tara Sen, Arushi Kumar, Bhavik Singh, Kunal Datta, Meghna Mann, Rhea Sadh, Sara Chatterjee, Vanshika Wadhwa, Akbar Iqbal, Avanti Gupta, Jahan Nargolwala, Mahi Titus, Soumya Dasgupta, Tarunima Prabhakar
Editor : Diva Gujral