खुशियाँ बनी बनाई नहीं मिलती

ख़ुशी एक ऐसी चीज़ होती हैं जो बनी बनाई नहीं मिलती हैं। इसे प्राप्त करने के लिए मेहनत और बलिदान की ज़रुरत होती हैं। ख़ुशी बाज़ार में जाकर नहीं खरीद सकते । जीवन तभी अच्छा  लगता हैं जब वह प्रसन्नता से भरी हो, इसीलिए बुरे कामों से ख़ुशी पाने के बजाए, ख़ुशी बाटकर देखो।

आज के ज़माने में करोडो लोग ऊँचे स्तम्भ पर हैं और उनके पास जितना धन हैं, उतना लोगों ने देखा भी नही होगा। मेस्सी एक फूट्बॉल का खिलाडी हैं, गरीबी से बढ़कर अब वह सबसे अच्छा खिलाडी हैं। वह फिर भी कई बार हर जाता हैं, परन्तु यह उसे रोक नही सकता वह खुश रहता हैं और दूसरों को भी प्रोत्साहित करता हैं। जो ख़ुशी खिलोने या पैसों से मिलती हैं, उससे ज़्यादा ख़ुशी बाँटने और दुसरो की मदद करने से मिलती हैं। असली ख़ुशी आत्मिक प्रसन्नता होती हैं।परिवार और मित्र ख़ुशी के सबसे बड़े माध्यम होते हैं।परब्या व्यक्ति कभी ख़ुशी नहीं नहीं रह सकता इसलिए हमे परायों की ओर उँगली करने के बजाए अपना बनाना चाहिए । कारण कि अपनापन से बढ़कर कोई खुशी नहीं होती हैं ।




Its always worth it…
She saw the grass
Which was around her
On top of brown land
It looked like green fur.
She just sat there alone
With no soul hovering
It felt like the world,
Was behind a covering
The darkness in the night
Made it even worse
She felt as if
It was some sort of a curse
The wind was blowing
Just against her face
She could feel the strangeness
In every single place
It was a moonless night
With no stars in the sky
She felt so broken that
A tear rolled down her eye.
Not even a finger did she move
But just sat there and thought
Of all the times she spoke up
Or all the times she fought
She screamt out so loud
And banged her fist in distress
And wondered why God
Had made her life into a mess
She asked herself
That why was she born a girl
Wasn’t she supposed to be,
Her family’s little pearl?
She wasn’t treated like her brother
Who was the king of the house
Because in front of a man
She was even less than a mouse
She was denied further education
At sixteen, a tender age
And forced into marriage
Feeling trapped like in a cage
She couldn’t think of just
Becoming someone’s wife
So she looked around for help
And found a sharp knife
When she held the knife
The atmosphere was filled with mist
The knife was just a centimeter away
From cutting off her wrist
As tears rolled down her eyes
She looked high up top
Something happened and she dropped the knife
That something made her stop
She rose and stood up
Shaking her head
She said to herself
She cannot be dead
She took a brave step forward
And walked quite a bit
Until she decided that
She was never going to quit
She ran and ran and ran
From that place worse than hell
Because inside she knew that
She deserved to be treated well
Years have passed by
But she still stands strong
For she has fought a battle
Which lasted very long
Today she is successful
And stands out in a crowd
Because she beleived in herself
And made herself proud
Today she has the courage
To stand tall and say
That she is a woman
And takes pride in being that way
Life hasn’t been easy for her
She has toiled and worked hard
She protected herself from everything
For she was her only guard
 She said, “Life will throw you into problems
And you will have your bad bits
But in the end you will realize
Its all going to be worth it.”
Khushi Madan
AVM Juhu

अंतरिक्ष – भारतीय योगदान

वर्तमान युग अंतरिक्ष और कम्प्यूटर का युग है। अंतरिक्ष का न तो आरंभ है और न अंत । यह एक ऐसा विशाल शून्य है जिसका निरंतर विस्तार हो रहा है । सभी चीजों- आकाश गंगाओं, ग्रहों, नक्षत्रों, धूमकेतुओं, ब्लैक होल्स आदि का इस में समावेश है । यह एक बड़ा विशाल रहस्यमय और अलौकिक ब्रह्मांड है । मानव प्रारंभ से ही अंतरिक्ष में यात्रा करने का स्वप्न देखता रहा है । आकाश-यात्रा की काल्पनिक कहानियां और कथाएं हमारे साहित्य में प्रारंभ से ही रही हैं । रॉकेट का आविष्कार अंतरिक्ष-यात्रा की ओर पहला महत्वपूर्ण कदम था । इनकी सहायता से कृत्रिम उपग्रह छोड़ने का क्रम प्रारंभ हुआ । रूस ने पहले स्युतनिक आकाश में छोड़े । उसने सर्वप्रथम लायका नामक

 एक कुतिया को रॉकेट के माध्यम से अंतरिक्ष में भेजा । फिर युरी गगारिन सबसे पहले अंतरिक्ष में गये । चंद्रमा पर मानव की विजय एक बहुत बड़ी उपलब्धि थी जिसका श्रेय अमेरिका को जाता है । उसके दो एस्ट्रॉनॉट्‌स सबसे पहले चन्द्रमा की धरती पर उतरे थे । मानव की ज्ञान-पिपासा का कोई अंत नहीं । जैसे-जैसे उसका अंतरिक्ष-ज्ञान आगे बढ़ता है, उसकी जिज्ञासा और भी बढ़ती जाती है ।भारत भी अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान और अन्वेषण में लगा हुआ है । लेकिन रूस और अमेरिका की तुलना में अभी बहुत पीछे हैं । 3 अप्रैल, 1984 के ऐतिहासिक दिन भारत का पहला व्यक्ति अंतरिक्ष में गया था । वह व्यक्ति राकेश शर्मा थे । 

यह रूस और भारत के बीच एक लम्बे सहयोग का परिणाम था ।भारतीय मूल की अमेरिकी नागरिक कल्पना चावला पहली ऐसी महिला हैं जिन्हें अंतरिक्ष में जाने का सुअवसर मिला ।

यशना पंडित

१० बी

आर्य विद्या मंदिर बांद्रा पश्चिम

Visiting Paris

On my way back from school I was thoroughly excited as I was travelling to Paris the next day.

The following day we landed in the city of lights. The tour started by visiting the most prominent landmark of Paris ,the Eiffel Tower, there we saw the spectacular view of Paris by a telescope.The next day we went to Disneyland, the place I was eager to visit. I met all disney characters such as wizard of Oz , Alice in wonderland Cinderella etc. We had a great time there. We continues by visiting the louvre, the art museum, the ‘les cat

Related imageacomes’ that are vast mines. We ended the day by shopping on the streets and having cheese pizza.

Our trip ended after a week and I flew back to mumbai with a bunch of memories to be shared.

Raddheya Mahendru

Arya Vidya Mandir Bandra (west)



Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Yesterday: India’s economy was in jeopardy. Unemployment rate was at its highest. Our countrymen faced various problems like poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition, starvation and lack of medical facilities. Rigid and backward customs like child marriage were prevalent. Women were oppressed and there was discrimination based on race, class and gender.

Today: India state has improved drastically. We now have nuclear power plants and have made advancements in space research. Our defense forces our powerful and our economy is the developing. Women have equal rights as men and can compete against men in any field of their choice. Our quota and reservation system for the underprivileged and backward classes has educated thousands. We now have internet and mobile network facilities which have greatly improved our lifestyle standard.

Tomorrow: What will India be? Will it grow into a superpower or remain stagnant? Our future depends upon the governments choices of today.


Music is a Blessing

The melodious and swift tunes, the soothing herb, Music is the prayer which is akin to connecting with GOD. Music is a form of worship, a source of ultimate relief. It has the inbuilt properties of healing and curing which is amicable to the soul of the body.

Music is the elixir of life. In situations of stress , it provides for a calming, pleasant state of mind. Even in dire situations like those of getting into road traffic, any kind of music sung or played will result in relief. When one is stressed or is tense, singing vocal classical songs or playing an instrument will indeed relax you instantly and help in building a positive, good state of mind.  This is the magic of music, the beauty of beats, the harmony of hearts, the cure of crime, Music  is the science of the strings & notes and the art of the impossible.

Music is all around us through its various forms in nature such as the chirping of birds, whistling of waves, whiff of the winds,  pitter-patter of rain drops, swaying of trees. We can feel it in all elements of nature. Music is priceless and it is the prayer that every heart sings !   It is the only one thing that has the potential to transform moods from sad to happy, change behavior from anger to calm and lend a certain balance and calm to a personality.  It is the soul of life and every heart sings it.

Music as a prayer today could be a certain cause of peace, integrity and harmony among all. It is our duty and responsibility to preserve it.  ‘OM’ is a sacred sound, it is the purest form of music which resonates in the Universe.

The World needs  Music  than ever before to calm humanity, soothe nerves and promote brotherhood. The language of Music is Universal and appeals to one and all.  Whether it is the African beat, the melody of the sitar, the strumming of the Spanish Guitar, the beautiful sound of the church bells, chanting of the mantras, the hymns of the Monastery, the bhajans, the qawwalis, the renditions and evocations of the Almighty is through Music.  Whether it is the bass of the tabla or the folk lore singing of a tribal, the musical beats of Michael Jackson and the lively singing of Shakira  or the beautiful melody of Lata Mangeshkar ,  the heart and soul start swinging to every musical tone.  Music is truly Universal extending from the farthest reaches of the Universe to stirring the smallest cells of the body.

What gives us happiness and purifies our minds, hearts and souls has infinite reach and is ubiquitous , Utopian and unifying could only be Music which binds, a prayer which every heart sings .

Music is the ultimate cure…….

Music is a universal language. All species including animals, birds and humans relate to it and use music for different purposes. There is music in the chirping of the birds, in the falling rain drops, and in the rhythmic waves of the sea.

When experiencing physical and emotional pain, people often think that medication is the only cure. However, in recent years, various alternative healing methods have evolved. One of these healing methods is music therapy. Music therapy is the prescribed use of music and melodies to help restore, maintain and improve the emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being of an individual.

The immense power of music is also evident by the fact that since time immortal all religions have used it in some or the other form in their prayers- for instance, ‘Sankirtan’ is a form of prayer involving music and song by a group of people. Its therapeutic potential for both humans and animals has been scientifically proven.

Music therapy has shown positive effects especially for conditions like cancer, autism, depression, suicidal tendencies, children with emotional and behavioural disorders and survivors of childhood trauma. In the modern lifestyle full of stress and anxiety, music can play a pivotal role in reducing social aggression and violence. It is incredible that something used for leisure can be such a powerful healing agent. To quote the famous musician Billy Joel, “Music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music”

By Shivani Rath


V.C. W. AVM – Bandra (E)

Thrice around YOUR world

One day in the Kailash Parvat
The two brothers Ganesha and Karthik had a fight
Each wanted the modaks , but none wanted to share
So they set a compromise:
To take three rounds of what they thought was their world.

So Karthik took of with his peacock around the Earth
Leaving Ganesha to think how to win
He came upon the realization that his world w not the Earth
The did everything for him, his parents.

Ganesha took three rounds of his parents
Soon he was sitting in front of a plate of modak
Upon Karthiks arrival he came to the realisation that
Ganesha had won and he had lost
Ganesha noticing his brothers disappointment
He offered him a modak amd brought him a smile.

By Kimberly Roy, Class 6A, AVM, Bandra East