Political Change in the US – 2021

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As we all know, president-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated on 20th January 2021 and will assume office as the 46th president of USA. So, what are the changes that this country will experience once Biden’s presidency starts? Democrat Joe Biden has been keeping a long list of actions he would like to carry out and reverse …

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The Great Conjunction

The gas giants

How often have you heard two massive planets being only 0.1 degree apart AND can be seen with the naked eye? At least for the last 800 years, no one has. What people call the “Great Conjunction of 2020” or “The Christmas Star” is actually the culmination of the bright planets Jupiter and Saturn coming …

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Heading for the Hills

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Here are a few pictures from a week ago when I visited Hilton Shilim – A resort in Lonavala amidst alpine mountains of the Western ghats and lush & assorted greenery. The 2,500 acres that Hilton covered were vibrantly spread out with exotic …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Queen of Dissent

A diminutive 5 feet tall yet supremely influential and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights – Ruth Ginsberg. An associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 to 2020. She was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court.  Ruth Bader Ginsburg had been nicknamed “Notorious RBG” for her caustic contentions and her predilection for asking tough questions in a court that can tilt toward conservative decisions.   This hugely …

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Mutating Viruses…

BioChemist

Writing a Fictional story ending with the line – Both of them left and he started wondering whether he had done the right thing. A cloudy winter night in San Francisco – San Jose on September 15th 1971, turned into something Dr Philip and Dr Rob never expected. The two bio-chemical scientists were good friends …

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Nature’s Getaway

Nature

Visiting Art Village – a unique farmhouse in Karjat is one of my most cherished lockdown memories. This farmhouse is a great get away from your daily monotonous lifestyles and adds colour through this creative and inspirational stay. Places are much more than the first impressions and my initial thoughts about this farmhouse greatly differed from what it actually was.  During my Diwali vacations, we visited Art Village …

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Heaven’s Delight

Cake

Everything gets better with chocolate right? Well at least for me and my sister (who’s a major sweet tooth) it does. We had an incredible time making, clicking pictures and of course eating this scrumptious dessert. This Chocolate Coffee Crumble is a fantastic upgrade from the classic chocolate cake. It actually has a dash of …

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The Cluster of Rings! 🪐

Saturn

What’s your favourite planet in the Solar System? Mine is Saturn, but not because of the crystal rings that surround it. Did you know that not only Saturn but also Uranus and Neptune have translucent rings? Saturn doesn’t sound so unique now does it?…but, the reason it’s my preferred pick is because of the various …

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The Bigger Threat

Threat

The outbreak of the deadly corona virus, shook everyone to their core. Online school, lockdown and empty streets are now the new normal. Battling against this detrimental virus, I thought that things couldn’t possibly get any worse, but everyday humanity keeps proving me wrong.  Scrolling through the world’s recent happenings, I come across various eye gorging articles every day.  No, not the usual jumps in the COVID 19 cases, something …

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US Presidential Elections

US Elections

Researching about the presumptive presidential nominee for the 2020 election– Joe Biden, got me thinking about how the election process in US works? I was intrigued about its process, the mechanism and the various proceduresinvolved. Is it similar to a democratic set up like India where people elect theirown leader or does it follow a …

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America’s hope – Joe Biden

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee for the 2020 election is running against the incumbent Donald Trump. Biden was elected as the former vice president from 2009 to 2017 and he also represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009. Biden is part of the democratic party which is the world’s oldest active political party which believes in high social and community responsibility.    So, what do we know about him?  Joe Biden briefly worked as an …

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Are Board Exams Worth it?

Exams

Pragya and her family were overjoyed. Applause and cheer were heard from two floors down. The reason for the reveller’s cheers was no big secret. ICSE board results had just been announced. Now, being an average scorer of 70-80% throughout, Pragya scored an exceptional 96% in her boards. Impressive isn’t it? While we all wonder …

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Explosion in Beirut

explosion

A seemingly ordinary day of August 4, 2020, in Beirut ended at a catastrophic note. An explosion at the Beirut port shook the Lebanese capital to bits and pieces. There was devastation everywhere. 130 people killed and over 5,000 injured are the casualty numbers. Wasn’t the Coronavirus pandemic enough to reign horror that we needed …

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A Lunar Adventure

Moon

23rd June 2075, the day everyone was waiting for! Chloe a thirteen-year-old, squealed with delight as she woke up at the break of dawn. It was the day when she and her friends finally got to go on the school week trip to Moon! Last year they went into the Earth’s atmosphere and learnt about the various layers live in space and the year before …

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The Floating Bubble

Hot Air ballooning

This is a snapshot I took 500 meters above ground in the Masai Mara reserve, Kenya. Hot air ballooning – a once in a lifetime opportunity, is totally worth waking up at 5 am in the morning. After a 1 hour ride to the ballooning grounds, we hop in the basket and the burner heats …

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Constellation of Patterns

patterns

This is a another piece using radiant designs and patterns as a medium to fill up the page. Here I have used a variety of colour schemes and repetitions of colour combinations to uniformly complete the artwork that lets your eyes observe the whole piece rather than focusing on one major object. It took a …

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The Serene Seaside

Beach

This is my amateurish attempt at painting using a technique called Dotillism – ‘transforming dots Into beautiful art’. This is a new form of art, a concept established by Elspeth McLean, an Australian artist who believes she can bring joy to people’s life through vibrant colors and dots. My painting portrays a tranquil scenery of …

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Freedom – My View

Freedom

What does freedom mean to me?  Freedom  The leeway, the latitude, the abandon, the immunityNo chains and to fly high above with no strainsNo chains and to fly high above with no strains No limits, prejudices or discrimination, Your own freewill without any perception Freedom from racism – that incomprehensible notion! Black or white, brown or yellow some deter, some detain, some confront …

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The Nautical World

UnderWater

Around two years ago, my family and I went to Australia during my summer vacations. We visited many cities like Melbourne, GoldCoast, Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane all in a total of 20 days. But my favourite of them all was Perth. Australia being surrounded by the mighty ocean on all sides has numerous beaches and …

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