Are Board Exams Worth it?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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The Lifecycle of Stars


The following steps are of the lifecycle of a star similar to the mass of our sun: 1. A mixture of dust, gas and elements – a glowing gas cloud that contains emission nebulas. An emission nebula is a cloud of hot, glowing cloud of gas and dust in space or a combination of elements. A gas cloud is the …

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Sunset Hues


This is a panoramic view of my area at evening which shows a beautiful array of colours making the sunset pleasant to watch standing in our balconies. The cluster of clouds embedded within the blue gradient sky has a vivid contrast between the silhouetted shacks.

Lockdown Solitude

Lonely Flower

This is a picture of a lonely flower in a puddle of water with its green leaves surrounding it giving a contrast between the solid background and the tinted flower. The flower is lonely, but yet it is vibrant and radiant which tells that even through these difficult times we should remain calm and full …

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The Safari

African lion couple and safari jeep in the background

It was a sunny morning in the Masai Mara reserve, Kenya. As Fiona got into the jeep for the day’s safari, she hoped her wish of spotting a lion and completing the Big Five of the African wonderland after four futile days of game viewing.   She put on her sunglasses and sat down in her seat next to her family. The trip was quiet except for the …

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Northern Lights

The Northern Lights

Have you ever heard of polar lights? A stunning display of radiant dancing lights?  Aurora Borealis, sometimes referred to as polar lights, northern lights, or southern lights, is a natural light display in the Earth’s sky, primarily seen in the high-latitude regions. Natural occurrences like these have always intrigued me and I spend my free time researching and exploring more about such phenomenons.  The main cause of the occurrence of …

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The Art of Mandala

Madala Art

The literal meaning word Mandala means magic circle. The mandala is a centring space for the soul and an art therapy tool for making order out of disorder. Ancient Hindu scriptures depict mandalas as a period of creativity, of powerful existence, and a symbol of deeper connection with the self and the universe at large. This form of art has a unique essence and I …

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The Vibrant Unicorn

The Vibrant Unicorn

This is an artwork of a quirky horse – a unicorn, intricately coloured with lively, radiant colours. I love spending my time colouring and drawing such pieces. This kind of art form is highly therapeutic and stress relieving. It requires a lot of patience, time and concentration to fill colours in detailed patterns but it …

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Challenging Times

India under lockdown

“Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes them meaningful.” This quote makes us realise that life has its own twists and turns, and some challenges leave a mark and prevent us from making repeated mistakes. The Corona Virus – a major challenge for us all, has brought the world to …

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