Responsibilities Over Priorities
Kritika Verma, 12 Commerce, Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla
There are a lot of relationships you make as you enter the world …. The blood relationships !!
There are a lot of relationships you make as you enter the world .... The blood relationships !! You grow up while bonding with these relationships. The best relationship is that with your mom ... Every relation works on give and take excluding this one ... This relationship is extraordinarily beautiful . The relationships begins as your mother feel you inside her womb for the first time. The list of sacrifices begin from that very moment as she learn about your presence inside. Time passes and the love grows.
The day of you were born, it was also a birth of a mother inside your mother. It was the only day when your mom smiled as she saw you crying. The relationship is hard to define in words. Your smile means a lot to your mom. She sacrificed her nights as she saw you grow, and with that also her weight, her freedom, her dreams, her favourite food and the list is endless... .
She watered your roots with love, care, affection, values and then suddenly you grow up and winds of change influence your roots and over the time they have become weak . Time passes by and the distance looses the meaning of the relationship. You start feeling that the relationship is your responsibility. It is not a responsibility to take care of the most appreciated relationship but it should be pure love. Parents love is like an asset for every one of us but it becomes a liability for us. We grow up with their love but we do not return the same affection.
Priorities should be chosen with great importance and responsibility. Priorities should go over the life giving relationship no matter what the circumstances are. Your mother sacrificed her whole life raising you and now it is your turn to sacrifice for your mothers happiness. Be a reason for your mothers smile or to feel the greatness and pleasure in your heart. Make her feel that her smile means something to you so that she doesn't stop smiling. She started to love you when she had not yet seen you and just felt your presence, at least love her till the moment she can see you and make her feel you presence.
Dedicated to mothers !!!
Know about English Words
Phalguni Kaushik, Class X, Doon Valley Public School, Nalagarh
British English American English
British English American English
Crisps Potato chips
Ground floor First Floor
Mobile Phone Cell phone
Ravina Thakur, Class XII, Hainault Public School,
People are often hurt because they expect more and get less. Why do we expect? Why do we get disappointed?
People are often hurt because they expect more and get less. Why do we expect? Why do we get disappointed? Hmmm , that's something really typical to answer.
You know expectations can never be controlled, the one who said we should not expect anything in return of whatever we do too had expectations from people to understand these wordings. I am also one of them who can even built a whole castle with my expectations but
then what happens to me is that in few seconds my castle suddenly turns into sand. Since my childhood I've been learning so many things and its one of them.
Its painful right to see your self-confidence shattered everyday because of expecting too much or even little also. I'm surprised to see the crowd around me who put their whole burden of thoughts on us. What? When you can't even reach up to your own expectations who are you to expect something from others. Why don't you people make yourselves strong enough to accept this thing?
Ok now what to do when it comes in human nature? We can't stop our minds to expect but we can prepare ourselves to face that disappointment strongly. See, normally people call themselves losers when they can't win their or others expectations. That's wrong! We all are wonders in different ways. Be brave and face it. Don't suppress your sparkle beneath these
Beauty of Nature
Ankita Bhardwaj, Class XI, Doon Valley Public School, Nalagarh
Nature is full of beauty. Only we should have the eyes to perceive them, as it is wisely said that “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”.
Nature is full of beauty. Only we should have the eyes to perceive them, as it is wisely said that "beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder". We are surrounded by beauties of nature. If we look at the sky at night, we can see the light and sight of countless stars, and the silvery moon.
Early at dawn the eastern horizon offers a glamorous golden sight. At sunset, the purple glow in the western horizon is very captivating. If the sky is cloudy, we can enjoy the beauty of sailing clouds which look like heaps of woolen fabric. In the morning, we can see the fascinating dewdrops hanging on the blades of grass.
Trees are a wonder of nature. Their green leaves and flowers offer a sight the beauty of which is better described. The snow-capped mountains, crystal watered lakes and lashing waves of blue seas are worth seeing. The beauty of gurgling rivulets and snow packed glaciers is indescribable.
It is true that a man who lives in accordance with the laws of nature, not only leads a happy, disciplined life, but he is also an asset of the society. He is innocent, simple and lovable, as he has yet not mastered the craft of cunningness, deceit and duplicity
Telangana, the 29th State
Sakshi Sehajpal, Class XI, Doon Valley Public School, Nalagarh
Here are some facts about Andhra Pradesh’s Telangana region, which was proposed to become a state on 3rd October 2013 .
Here are some facts about Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region, which was proposed to become a state and finally on 3rd October 2013 the Union Cabinet approved the creation of a new State of Telangana by bifurcating the existing State of Andhra Pradesh..
Telangana means "Land of Telugus" and it was part of the erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad.
Hyderabad state became part of India in 1948 after an operation by the Indian Army as Nizam wanted to keep the state independent. Telangana became a state of Telugu-speaking people and was known Hyderabad state till 1956 and later merged to form Andhra Pradesh.
Two major rivers Godavari and Krishna flow through the region but most of the land is arid.
The region sends 199 members to AP assembly and accounts for 17 of 42 Lok Sabha Seats.
Area: 114,800 sq km.; Population: about 35.28 million; Languages spoken: Telugu and Urdu; Capital Hyderabad; No. of Districts: 10.
Damini’s Come Out with your Swords!!!
Ravina Thakur, Class XII, Hainault Public School, Shimla
SO! Shimla too got bewitched with shame and disrespect because now all the wolves have come out to swallow the girls pride here also.
SO! Shimla too got bewitched with shame and disrespect because now all the wolves have come out to swallow the girls pride here also and just like the rest we are unable to do anything except bowing our heads and just mourn. Well that is all what are doing. You know what I am talking about right?
It is about something shameful that has been done in our very Queen of Hills. I don't have to mention it but yes, you all are well aware of the recent rape cases in Shimla. I wish to know from you people, what the problem is. It is not just about Shimla, it is about every single place in our country. Why girls are becoming a target for the bad minds of our society? Why we are getting so prone to all such things? From where it has started and why it cannot be controlled?
What is wrong? Who is responsible for such evils? Who is to be blamed? Wherever you go! The girls are being humiliated in every possible way, whether it is mentally, socially or physically. We are told we have equal rights on everything and when we step out on the roads what we see is that we are nothing but some kind of toys to play with. I don't have to go far, you can take the example of our own Shimla City where eve teasing, bullying and all such crimes are very common and now these rape cases have turned Shimla into one of the official crime prone area.
So, the basic question that arises from this issue is how these perverts get enough strength to do all such thing? Why is the Government so weak to provide us our right place and security. I won't say the Government is the only culprit but it is our generation also, who lacks moral values. Some will blame the girls also. But in my opinion it is all about lacking an ability of respecting your opposite sex. As students we are taught that our great country, India is very rich in culture, traditions and all such things but from what I perceive it is a very poor nation when it comes to give and take respect between men and women. What do we do, when our so called ancestors have taught us that women are the omen of weakness? How will India beat the United States of America when they are unable to develop their own orthodoxy mental status?
There is nothing we can do because things are bound to get worse in the coming years as no serious steps are taken to curb, rather rectify the situation. I wish all the daminis will come out with their swords and show these culprits that devis do exist not only in stories and idols but also in any normal women.
Eat Healthy Live Healthy!
Ankita Bhagra, Courtesy, Sood Sabha Shimla
Some foods naturally contain disease-fighting, health promoting properties, while others contain elements that may hinder your health.
Some foods naturally contain disease-fighting, health promoting properties, while others contain elements that may hinder your health goals. Here is some information that may surprise you with some helpful food facts.
Asparagus: Asparagus is high in glutathione, an important anticarcinogen. It also contains rutin, which protects small blood vessels from rupturing and may protect against radiations. Asparagus is a good source of vitamins A, C and E, B-complex, potassium and zinc.
Bananas: You don’t need to eat bananas for potassium! (Although it is present in bananas, potassium is the predominant nutrient among most all fruits and vegetables.) Bananas have a high content of sugar, so they should not be eaten if you have blood sugar problems. Don’t eat bananas on an empty stomach; combining them with a bit of protein will help to normalize the insulin response caused by sugar in the bananas. Green-tipped bananas are better for your health than over-ripe bananas. On a side note: Because bananas are so popular, rainforests are often destroyed to make way for banana plantations.
Green Beans: Fresh beans contain vitamin A, B-complex, calcium and potassium. Green beans are diuretic and may be used to treat diabetes.
Onions: Onions are an excellent antioxidant, and they contain anti-allergy, antiviral and antihistamine properties. Sulphur compounds in onions help to detoxify the body. Onions aid in cellular repair. Onions are a rich source of quercetin, a potent antioxidant. To obtain the maximum nutritional benefits, onions should be eaten raw or lightly steamed.
Parsley: Parsley is useful as a digestive aid. It helps to purify blood and stimulate the bowels. Parsley is an anticarcinogen. It contains three times as much vitamin C as oranges, and twice as much iron as spinach. Parsley contains vitamin A and is a good source of copper and manganese. For a natural breath freshener, try a sprig of parsley.
Peanuts: Peanuts contain beneficial protein, but many people are allergic to them and find them hard to digest. They also contain aflatoxin, a carcinogenic, which may explain why peanut farmers have been found to have disproportionately high rate of cancer. Peanuts are high in fungus and, often, pesticides. They do not contain any omega-3, which can contribute to distorting your omega-6 : omega-3 ratio. Peanut is actually a legume, not a nut (which is why they are often roasted). Peanuts contain about the same amount of protein as soy and are low in starchy carbohydrates.
Radishes: Radishes have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. They are a member of the cabbage family. Radishes contain vitamin C, potassium and other trace minerals. Grown in Egypt since at least 2780 B.C., radishes were originally black.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, flavonoids and other phyto-chemicals with anti-carcinogenic properties. Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C (the vitamin C is most concentrated in the jelly-like substance that surrounds the seeds). They also contain vitamin A and B-complex, potassium and phosphorus. A tomato grown in a hothouse has half the vitamin C content as a vine-ripened tomato.
Sweet Potato: Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of carotenoid antioxidants. They contain calcium, are high in vitamins A and C and contain thiamine. Be careful: eating too many may cause abdominal swelling and indigestion. Sweet potatoes are also high in sugar and therefore should be used sparingly. Sweet potatoes are not related to the potato or the yam -- they are actually a member of the morning glory family.
Swastika Chandel, Class X, Loreto Convent Tara Hall
It is very difficult to give a suitable definition. All of us have a different point of view of life. A person who is happy with his life will try to define it from the perspective of….
What is life?
It is very difficult to give a suitable definition. All of us have a different point of view of life. A person who is happy with his life will try to define it from the perspective of powers and rainbows. On the contrary who has always been at a receiving end in life will try to portray it as a thorny path where man is always at the mercy of demons and angels.
But the fact remains the same that life is just a matter of attitudes. If you are a person with a happy disposition all the shortcomings of life are nothing for you. You always try to look at the positive aspect of life and try to brush aside the dark phases of it. But if you are a person with a negative thought and pessimistic bent of mind then the path is arduous and journey very long for you.
Life is a journey hitting the bumpy road. Enjoy its rises and falls for it is a one time opportunity that is not going to be repeated in life. Take good things to your heart and bad ones in your stride -- you will never regret it!!!
Carve Our A Niche for Yourself
Smriti Sood, Class X, Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla
History tells us about many young achievers who reached the top of the world at a very young age.
History tells us about many young achievers who reached the top of the world at a very young age. Ryan White, for instance became a spokesperson for AIDS awareness after he was infected by the disease in 1984.
Twenty five year old William Lawrence Bragg was the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner for his contribution in Physics.
Bollywood's famous singer Sonu Nigam started singing at the age of four and sang for Hindi movies at the age of 17 years.
What made them different from other youth?
One reason could be natural talent. However, mere natural talent does not suffice. The ultimate recipe to success is only after combining your talent with hard work and never say die spirit.
According to the dictionary, talent is defined as 'a special ability or aptitude'. Talent could be of being extremely good in a subject, sports, singing, dancing, painting, cooking, acting or anything else. Every individual has natural talent inside him, the only effort we need to make is to recognize it and polish it.
All the people mentioned above attained success at a very young age. The only difference was that they were determined and focused where all others were far busy in their own world. You don't have to be of certain age to attain greatness in life, cause remember age does not matter.
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam quoted, "Dream big, because it is a sin to dream small in a country like india". Therefore, dream for the moon, even if you miss it you'll still land up amongst the stars.
Success is not the privilege of few people. If once can achieve then surely you can also achieve.
Mannat Sharma, Class IX, Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla
I have heard people say that Indians are not being faithful to their country. Flying off to America to pursue ….
I have heard people say that Indians are not being faithful to their country. Flying off to America to pursue their dream careers is wrong as they do not fulfill their duty to their motherland. I am not saying people who say that are wrong but I feel what the Indians are doing is right in its own way.
They are just trying to prove Indians are equal with the Americans. Many people in foreign countries regard Indians as an 'inferior' race. Isn't it correct?
Even in the 21st century after Independence from the British, Indians fight for equality. Attacks on Indian students, Sikhs are prevalent and we have read it all. I feel the category of Indians who go abroad and do well there makes the Indian's status somewhat important. These people mix and mingle with the foreign population, weakening their barriers of racism. Many Indians are working as astronauts, lawyers, surgeons, doctors, judges, engineers in America in high ranking jobs and are now considered as 'superior' beings.
Aryabhatta gave the world 'zero'. He was an Indian. Ramanujan, the great Mathematician was an Indian. Swami Vivekanand was an Indian as well.
Another merit is that with the alarming rise in population, migration helps! In a country with limited food stock, it's one less mouth to feed. With the unemployment prevalent, it's one less job applicant. With so much scarcity of land and property, it's one less house!
India has given the world notable personalities such as Mahatma Gandhi, CV Raman, Kalpana Chawal, Kalidasa, Rabindranath Tagore, SN Bose and the list is endless.
Recently, an Indian origin girl was crowned as Miss America, it is quite a remarkable achievement that out of so many contestants, she was regarded as the prettiest, smartest and worthy of the crown.
These people have proved that India produces geniuses that can benefit the whole world. So I guess going to America is not just about money or fame. It is about proving --
Yes, I am not your equal,
I am better than you,
And you know what?
I am an INDIAN!!!