Vacation Destination: London

London is one of my favourite vacation spots. I go to London almost every year because my grandfather lives there. I always have fun as we do something new every year. This year we did a lot of shopping, met my grandfather and even did a little sightseeing.

This year my hotel was right next to the Wembley stadium. For the first few days we spent time with my grandfather, and then came my favourite part: the shopping! We went to the London designer outlet and shopped for shoes and clothes.  One time we even went swimming in the indoor pool because of the weather outside.

After two weeks at the hotel we went to stay at my aunt’s house. I really enjoy visiting her because she is also fond of drawing, just like me, and she always teaches me something new..

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We went to meet my cousins, and I enjoyed their company a lot. Together all of us went to a dessert parlour and stuffed ourselves. I had a blue bubblegum ice-cream that was massive, and at the end of it my tongue was blue! Later, we visited some more shops and ended up buying loads of shoes, clothes, accessories and even gifts for my friends. oxford street

We had decided to take a double decker bus to Oxford Street, and the view from the top was so amazing. We even saw a musical called ‘Mamma Mia”. The songs were taken from an album of the famous band “ABBA”. It was a wonderful experience.

We came back from this wonderful trip on the 7th of June and I was sad that my vacation officially ended, but I got to see my friends after a long time and felt very happy to see them


Dheeya Shah


AVM Bandra West

Overcoming anger to find inner peace

             Music that suits (oops sorry) soothes anger.

Well, you and I know that we don’t live in a perfect world, where the sky is always blue and  shining and the birds are always singing. There are times when, because we gather so much frustration, so much tension and so much stress, we become like a bomb that is ready to explode, and unfortunately, eventually we do just that. We explode! We get so mad, so angry, and we eventually explode, hurting other people’s feeling and  ourselves too.

You have to learn how to work with these emotions, and I am here to help you on this journey and help make your life a little easier, a little happier, a little better. Whenever you feel like there is too much on your plate; whenever you feel like you simply can’t take it anymore; whenever you feel like you have gathered too much anger and frustration, and that you are ready to explode, take some time off from whatever it is that you are doing, and give yourself 5-10 minutes to detoxify yourself, to clear your mind and listen to This is what you came for by Rihanna and Closer by The Chainsmokers.

You will respond not react. You analyse and observe what is happening, and then you have your response, which is always constructive. Your relationships will improve, you will be happier, you will find peace. You will go back to being true to yourself; you will get back to being you. You will get back to serenity.

By –
Vianca Varma
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A.V.M B.W.

संगीत एक प्रार्थना


संगीत एक महत्वपूर्ण पाठ है

संगीत एक सुंदर कला है
संगीत एक प्रार्थना है
जी सबके मन में झूमती और गूँजती है

संगीत एक वरदान है
संगीत बहुत महान है
संगीत एक विज्ञान है
संगीत सबका लाभ है
संगीत गुस्से का भाला है
पर संगीत ही तो प्रेम का धागा है
संगीत ही तो रिश्तों का बंधन है
और संगीत ही तो जीवन का सरगम है
मैने मेरी माँ से पूछा की संगीत क्या है
मेरी माँ ने कहा की संगीत एक नशा है
संगीत एक वादा है
और संगीत एक प्रार्थना है!


सात सुरों से बंधा ब्रम्हांड



सा- सारे विश्व का ब्रहमा ने किया निर्माण

रे-रेशम जैसे सुर मुरलीधर कृष्ण भगवान

ग-गणेश जी की आरती पूजा सजाएँ

म-माँ सरस्वती बजाए वीणा के मधुर स्वर

प-प्रार्थना की शक्ति असीमित

ध-धरती माँ का करो सम्मान

नी-नियम से करो भगवान का ध्यान

सा-सात सुरों का यही है ज्ञान


By-Swaraj.V. Palkar

7A , Arya Vidya Mandir- Bandra West


गुरू- दक्षिणा

आचार्य दोणाचार्य ।
ऱाजगु$ शिक्षक राजपुत्रों के ।
कौरव और पांङवपुत्रो के अर्जुन य़ा प्रिय शिष्य प्रियतम सब में।

pर था तो अश्वत्थामा पुत्र उनका ,अंश उनका ।
भला बराबरी में उसकी खडा हो सके कोई।

देते आज्ञा शिष्यों को जल लाने की सरिता से।
घट देते शिष्यों को लघु मुख बोल।
जो ले समय अधिक भरने में।

पात्र होता पुत्र का ,खुला बडे मुख का।
भर जल शीघ्र ही लोटते गुरू पुत्र।
समय मिल जाता पिता को,
सिखाते ज्ञान देते शिक्षा विशेष पुत्र को।

ताड ली बात अर्जुन ने।
भागते नदी तट औरो से पहले।
आते लौट शीघ्र ,सहभागी बनने अश्वत्थामा के।
पाते ज्ञान श्रेष्ठ , शिक्षा गूढ़ धनुर्वेद।
खीच न पाए गुरु भी रेखा दोनों के बीच।

बने धनुधारी दोनों ज्ञान के पात्र विशेष अन्य से।
समय बीता ,आया एक भील पुत्र एकलव्य।

ख्याति सुन द्रोण की ,बनने धनुर्धारी
कर प्रणाम । नतमस्तक हो माँगा अनुग्रह।
“देव आया हूँ मागने आपसे विद्या का दान
रहूँगा आज्ञा में,करूँंगा प्रयास बनूंगा धनुर्धर।

बनू कृपा पात्र आपका, मेरे गुरु।
हाय रे विधाता क्रूर व्यंग भाग्य का।
नकारा गुरु ने जिज्ञासु बालक को।
उनकी कृपा के अधिकारी है केवल राजपुत्र,
दीन हीन नही ,तर्क दिया खोखला सा।

नाम- गौरी परदेसी
कक्षा- सातवी “अ”
वासुदेव .सी वाधवा,
आर्य विद्या मंदिर,
बांद्रा पूर्व


Long, long ago in the land of the gods,
There sat shiva, saraswati and the other lords.
Magnificent in their divine rule,
All are great, all are cool.

Brahma the creator of all,
Is the most mighty- stands tall.
Vishnu the preserver keeping us alive,
So that towards our goal till death we can strive.
Shiva the destroyer- he does eliminate
And helps us while the dead we cremate.

The avatars of Vishnu- all great heroes,
Totally blue- up to the tips of their nose!
Krishna and ram- naughty but brave,
For the love of their lives are like perfect slaves.

Pandavas and kauravas out for blood,
With war, India had a red flood!
Wicked shakuni playing his dice,
Tricking the pandavas with a head full of lies.

Rama shooting arrows while krishna eats butter,
With various stunts they made their mothers’ heart’s flutter.
Ganesh with his elephant head and his lust for food,
Against many trials- triumphant he stood!

Prahlad prayed to divine vishnu,
Raced hard while Hiranyakashyapu ran behind holding a shoe.
His aunt Miss Holika raged with fire,
In the end burnt herself and her glam attire.

Though ravana now resides in hell
He lives in each of our hearts, god can tell.
And though every year on dussehra we burn him,
That doesn’t make the evil in us any dim.

Even then, grandly we celebrate each festival,
Also mourning the deceased in a silent lull.
Festivals like holi and diwali also tell us,
Let the good win and the wrong lose without much fuss.


The Voice of the Lord

The voice of Lord Krishna pervaded the moans of agony that the battlefield of Kurukshetra reverberated with. Sword against sword and death after death……the Pandava Arjuna looked around his chariot, disgusted with the harrowing scenes that prevailed there. He felt deep remorse for his actions in this battle against his nemesis duryodhana, the battle that was to be remembered forever.

Arjuna suddenly sat down in his chariot, ready to give up. “I cannot bear to watch my own cousins getting killed, Krishna. I give up this battle.”

“Arjuna, everyone has a certain duty to perform and yours is to fight for a righteous cause. If you, a warrior, shun your duty, think about how badly you are failing your dharma. Think about what a bad example you are setting for ones who are yet to arrive at this point, from where there is no return.”

“But will I not be killing my own cousins?”

“Your arrows will merely destroy their body. Their souls will remain intact for eternity. The human body has only a few stages before the inevitable death that everyone fears. So get up and fight!

This great speech, known as the Bhagavad Gita, is the most sacred scripture of the Hindus. Arjuna indeed did get up, and fight he did!

Indian mythology connects us to our rich culture. It enriches our tradition and sows the seeds of intelligence, courage and kindness in us. Indian myths have been passed from generation to generation by speech, dance, music and paintings witch portray it beautifully. So people think that our mythology is all about boring stuff, is it? Well, I’d like to tell them to step out of their dull world and discover this wonderful gift bestowed upon us.

By Ankita Murthy, Class 7A

Indian Mythology — Our Traditional Connect


Indian mythology is one of the richest elements of Indian culture, which enriches it further and makes it unique in the world. Indian mythology has different stories which have been passes on from generation to generation either by word, mouth or through stories scripts. The stories vary from subtle maxim conveying tales of panchatantra and jataka to subtle life paradigm defining stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are considered the highest gods of Hinduism. Brahma the creator and ruler of brahmalok, Vishnu the preserver and ruler of vaikunth and Shiva the destroyer and ruler of kailash.

Lord Brahma is depicted with four heads and four arms. It is from these four heads that Vedas were divided into four parts.

Lord Vishnu is very valuable and versatile. Wherever the precious balance between god and evil is at stake Vishnu returns to earth to restore order.

Lord Shiva is regarded as limitless, transcendent, unchanging and formless. Shiva has many benevolent and fearsome forms. It is said that Shiva has interest in yoga and art and thus yoga and art have partially derived from Shiva’s interests.

Thus, we see that Indian mythology has a great connection with our tradition, culture and lifestyle. Many things we derive and learn from our fore-fathers and Indian mythology. Indian mythology has a great connection and makes Indian unique from the rest of the world!!

Source of the Gita: Interesting facts about HOW it was written.

By Siya Jumani, Class 7A,   AVM Bandra West

We all know that the Gita comes from the Mahabharata, India’s greatest epic. There was a great sage named Vyasa.  Once, the sage Vyasa was deeply inspired to write an epic, but he found that it was impossible for him to write down the whole epic. So he prayed to Brahma, the Creator.

Vyasa prayed to Brahma the Creator, who descended in human form. The sage said to Brahma, “Please send me someone who can write down what I say.” Brahma said, “Well, there is only one person on Earth who can do that, and that is Ganapati. You invoke him and then he can take down your dictation.” So he invoked Ganapati, the son of Lord Shiva.

Ganapati agreed to write on one condition. The condition was that Vyasa would not pause; he needed to dictate continuously, without interruption. If not, then Ganapati would leave him. Vyasa consented and said, “Now, I also want to dictate to you on one condition, and that condition is, that unless and until you know the meaning of what I dictate you will not write. You have to wait and ask me if there is anything that you do not comprehend.” Vyasa was very clever. He thought that he would use complex sentences and it would take time for Ganapati to understand them, and in the meantime he would be able to get more inspiration and get ready for dictation. Thus, the Mahabharata was composed.