Holiday resolutions to keep ‘busy’ during hols


They gave me  2 months of full,satisfied,un-interrupted holidays ( 58 days to be exact.Whoa) and I don’t think I am gonna waste it. I thought of some hols resolutions to keep me busy throughout. .Here are those resolutions ( they MAY seem very silly, but read on)  :

  1. Completing Rubik’s Cube :


Well, this may seem easy at first , but once you collapse it all up, you will get collapsed before you re-assemble it properly. I am not kidding.They have notations to solve this thing . NOTATIONS!. Like I don’t have enough maths in my life to worry about. But you know what ? That’s WHAT MAKES IT MORE INTERESTING. I may sound like a geek , but WHO cares? You will go NUTS if it doesn’t turn up. If it doesn’t come your way.The sole reason why I am interested is I entered in a challenge. Well, its not a proper challenge. Its a local one between my friends. The challenge is to complete the Rubik’s Cube ENTIRELY before hols ends. It resembles maths a lot. Once you do a move wrong, I mind you, ONCE and it screws up. The whole thing screws up.Like maths. You start doing a very long sum( a 5 mark question ) and you’re anxious, you need the answer correct AND in the middle you make a silly mistake like you can’t understand your own scribbling and you end up writing 3 instaed of 8. lo and behold, there goes your 5 marks. like THAT. You know what I mean. That’s why I am head over heals to finish it . That too, BEFORE hols ends AND I the worst at maths.( well , it adds to my interest)

2.  Complete all holiday projects :

Yes,this is not a resolution really, its not like I can get out without finishing it. Moreover, they will have my head if I don’t complete it on time. But still,it goes on this list because its one of the things to do  during holidays.

3.Finish my novel:

You read that right. Yes, I am working on a novel. Its a fiction-alien based one. Its not my first one either,but its the best one I’ve ever written(er..writing). I have a group of bored peers who I am giving my novel to read during the free classes. That’s not the reason why I am urging to finish.I have a idea to put it on Word-press after I complete it. You know, part by part . Its like a serial. First chapter in a article. Second chapter in another. Like that. The thing is, I don’t know whether it will sell. Well, word-press is supposed to publish articles. Nobody has published a novel in it before. Or someone might have, but it didn’t sell. Articles are ‘hot’ here. Novels are not. That’s why I am scared to publish . I don’t wan’t to lose the small amount of readers I got. Please give me suggestions on whether or not to publish my novel.   .


Well, that’s that. I have other thing as a ‘resolution’ in my mind. That is to get a lot of sleep. heaps of sleep. ‘Cause next year I will be moving to ninth grade and would only get 2 weeks of sleep. That will NOT be enough. So that’s it. Happy holidays !















What Students Really Need to Hear


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It’s 4 a.m.  I’ve struggled for the last hour to go to sleep.  But, I can’t.  Yet again, I am tossing and turning, unable to shut down my brain.  Why?  Because I am stressed about my students.  Really stressed.  I’m so stressed that I can only think to write down what I really want to say — the real truth I’ve been needing to say — and vow to myself that I will let my students hear what I really think tomorrow.

This is what students really need to hear:

First, you need to know right now that I care about you. In fact, I care about you more than you may care about yourself.  And I care not just about your grades or your test scores, but about you as a person. And, because I care, I need to be honest with you. Do I have permission to be…

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Long Journey Short


Epiphany in the Cacophony


When he got the job he was elated. He sent a telegram to his village, ‘Got job. Young couple with child. Will send money next month’.

Joseph woke up early to get dressed the next day. Crisp white shirt and white pants. He hated it. On his first day as a driver, he certainly looked like one. He thought of how as a teenager, he dreamt of being a pilot. His reflection reminded him of how far away he stood from it.
His first day went smoothly. He made his way to the house to hand over the keys that evening and was greeted by Tutu. A young, short, wiry kid with twinkling eyes. He wondered how she managed to reach the doorknob. He handed her the keys and asked her to give them to her father.

Over the years, Joseph took a great liking to the girl. They would…

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this small piece of writing is about a silly hope. Holidays just started and as usual, I have nothing to do. I don’t even care to scum up a pic about this. Its not even a proper article. Yes, like I was saying, hols started and I turned for wordpress to keep me from falling into the big pool of boredom. I went through all the Freshly Pressed articles, wishing like hell I could place my article here. But I couldn’t. I think my article isn’t good enough. I was solving this idiotic Rubik’s Cube ( Completed two faces and moving on to the third one right now ) sitting in front of “blogs I follow” ( articles which I have read at least a thousand times ) knowing nothing I could do except solve this puzzle.My eyes went to the screen in a reflux which scared me. There was a hint of orange in the WordPress’s totally blue theme. My heartbeat started increasing when I thought they had selected me for Freshly Pressed. My palms started sweating when I went to click on the small comment box on the right-hand corner of the screen . I really HOPED they had selected me for Freshly Pressed( although the last article I had written was the Dwaraka: A Case Study ) . The mouse pointer moved in slow motion to the sunlight orange comment box . I slowly clicked it ………. Rubik’s cube totally forgotten ………


and alas, it was just someone following me, ( well, its not really JUST after all, I value my readers a lot, but still ) . I was not heartbroken or anything , it is just……… well, I couldn’t say, I WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED. But I could totally make it into the Freshly Pressed if I tried hard enough, and I definetly WILL try hard enough. Back to the Rubik’s Cube ( I screwed up everything, gotta start from scratch). 

Dwaraka – A case study



My hidden historian has triggered me to write something related to Indian history. So , as you can see in the above picture , this is THE CITY OF KRISHNA , DWARAKA. This is an another submerged city , for crying out loud. Submerged or lost or destroyed ancient cities interest me very much ( which is what led me to write my first article on wordpress , ATLANTIS : THE LOST WORLD ) . Myths and legends say that The lord Krishna ( romantic hero in hinduism) had built this city to house his clans , the Yadavas . Dwaraka has an another (nick)name called Dwaravati meaning ” the city of many gates” in sanskrit.   Dwaraka was first mentioned in Mahabharata one of THE most important epics.( seriously , I read through this epic many times but didn’t understand even the word of it. Ramayana (another epic) is much easier ) . It is , sorry was , located in the district of Jamnagar in the Indian state , Gujarat. If you’re planning on travelling ( to ancient places) this is the best place .” What is special about this city ? ” you might ask. Well , it simply lies in the fact that Dwaraka , built by our Krishna , was built on a submerged island. It is a city which even modern technology cannot build because it’s houses were as tall as skyscrapers and was discribed in the Harivamsa Purana as ” high buildings made in gold which almost touched the sky ” . It is the one of the richest cities in the world , and probably the only city where its houses were studded with gems ImageImage

( believe me , India IS very rich ). Harivamsa Purana goes on stating that ” it was the former sporting ground of king Ravitaka ” and that” Dwaraka was shaped like a chess board” . Dwaraka was submerged and never got up again . Many underwater explorations and artifacts reveal that Dwaraka was indeed a magnificient  city which existed when the Mahabharata war took place and was later submerged. Some believe that Dwaraka still exists , ruled by lord krishna somewhere unknown to us.



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Epiphany in the Cacophony


He would start work at 7pm sharp. Not a minute early, not a minute late. He did his job with pride, standing tall as the little town went about its life. He would watch the little boys racing down the lane, middle aged women on their way to the grocery store, the old men who’d walk down the lane for their daily dose of Indian politics and healthcare prices. The town hadn’t changed in years.
His eyes drifted to the group of young wives who sat by the park opposite him. Huddled together, painted nails, eyes drawn, their hands marked with the pale orange of fading henna. They seemed to converse in giggles. He sighed. He had seen young girls turn to beautiful brides and beautiful brides turn to scornful mothers-in-law. Only a matter of time, he thought, before their youth gave way to rough hands, pale sarees and sweat…

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