The busy city life often distracts one from nature’s beauty. Summer vacation gives us the freedom to relax and have fun. This year, I visited Hyderabad in May.
Hyderabad is the land of monuments. After checking into the hotel, we had a scrumptious breakfast. We planned to visit the ‘RAMOJI FILMCITY – INDIA’S MOST FAMOUS FILMCITY’ later that day. I went on many rides and also saw the ‘behind the scenes’ at Bollywood. They showed us various visual effects seen in movies. We toured their visual cities used in film shooting, and visited a magic ghost house which was really scary. They have excellent 3D features including the Ramoji Tower. The tower was the best part of the whole visit to the film city.
I visited and saw many beautiful places, like the Hussain Sagar, a lake with a statue of Gautam Buddha built in the midst which enhanced its beauty. The city is abundantly green with occasional monuments interrupting the lush greenery. Charminar, a lovely tower with four minarets, was the highlight of the skyline. It was an amazing experience, and left me with memories I still cherish.
छुट्टियों का मौसम आया
सभी के चेहरे पे चहक लाया
गोवा जाने की थी तैयारी
रेल गाड़ी से की हमने सवारी
समुद्र तट पर था होटल हमारा
इतना सुन्दर सजा संवारा
आते ही हमने पानी में डुबकी लगायी
फिर खायी नारियल की मलाई
बाहर जाने की थी माँ को सिफारिश
पर बादल गरजे और हुई बारिश !
बरसात में खेले हमने अनेक खेल
फिर हमें जाना था क्योकि पकड़नी थी रेल
इस ग्रीष्म अवकाश में मुझे बड़ा माज़ा आया
इतनी धूम इतनी ख़ुशी का एहसास, जो पाया !!
आर्य विद्या मंदिर बांद्रा पश्चिम
Imagine yourself in the place of a bug you captured while strolling around the park. It must be clueless as to what happened to it. How the soft sunshine it roamed in freely turned into total darkness. More so, imagine a bug that’s born in the palms of your hands and stays there for its entire life. Its horizon would be the crease between your hands. That’s us on the earth floating through space. All we have known is black. Since the beginning of time, we have been surrounded by this black envelope and nothing beyond. We seem to know so much about the universe but still it seems like nothing compared to all the unanswered questions we have about this universe. The birth of it for example, it’s just a theory. The bug doesn’t know what happened before its birth. How the palms came around it. He can only imagine what must have happened. That’s exactly what our situation is. The bug will never know what lies beyond the envelope of your hand, if there is anything beyond it in the first place. Again our situation is no different. We don’t know what lies beyond the edge of our universe. We don’t even know if anything lies beyond it at all.
Our universe lies vastly unexplored. But we are lucky to be born in this generation. We are born at the starting line of this race towards knowledge, about our world and this mysterious yet fascinating black envelope.
AVM BANDRA WEST
“The brightest memory fades faster than the dullest ink.” ~Claudia Rankine.
I never really visited many places within India, as I thought there was not really much to do here except to visit ancient temples or valleys, which I wasn’t much a fan of. But Rishikesh was unusual. when my mother told me about it“ Oh, another boring old place I thought. But no, was I in for a ride! Exactly the opposite of what I expected, it was one of the most adventurous and exciting places I had ever visited.
The place I was staying at was called Atali Ganga, due to its situation in Atali Dogi, and it being close to the river bank of the Ganges. I busied myself with white water rafting. Although it isn’t much of a deal for many people, getting up at six in the morning and pushing a raft forward twenty kilometers using all my strength, was quite a big one for me, and a fun one too. The most entertaining part of rafting, as anyone who has done it will know, is the rapids in the river. Just as my fellow raft-mates and I saw one up ahead, we knew we were in for some thrills. Clutching the side of the raft, while swift river rapids are tumbling your raft side-to-side, sometimes even upside-down, is quite an exhilarating experience! Even the people rafting with me were quite cheerful, and made us all laugh, while an old man encouraged me too to do somersaults off the boat with him.
Although it was for a very short time, and not as thrilling as some would say adventures were, it was one of the best that I have had, and gave me some of my most cherished memories.
Class: 9 C
Arya Vidya Mandir Bandra (West)
Music is the voice of my soul. It is the food for my mind and elixir for my spirit.
Music unleashes my enthusiasm and creativity.Music lies in every corner of nature.
Gushing of the waterfall over pebbles, howling of the pack of wolves at midnight and the merry tweeting of little birds in spring- every whisper, every sound is music.
I often use music to forget about my problems and complexities of life.
Nowadays in our buzzing city, people get no time to pursue their favorite hobbies.
Music of any type, an instrument, singing or just humming and whistling can nurture our minds and help us lead a happy life. Just don’t forget…you never need to be a professional to sing.
Sing like you have never sung before…because this life is nothing without the sweet sounds of music.
By – Sanjna Subramanian