Wanderlust

If I had to travel somewhere in the world,

With only my suitcase in hand,

Should I travel to a place hot or cold?

Should I travel o Greenland?

 

Perhaps I could go to China or Spain,

Or even drench myself in the London rain.

I don’t think Belgium is that far,

I could help myself to a chocolate bar.

 

Maybe I’ll gaze in wonder at the Parthenon in Greece,

And listen to the tale of the Golden Fleece,

I would learn some traditions fro the Indian folk,

And make sure in Kenya it’s the lion I don’t provoke.

 

So many places like Germany and Rome,

So many people each offering their home.

The pursuit of other travelers might be to explore the world,

But mine is to make sure my heart and mind are unfurled.

 

So to me what is a must,

Is to give in each time to my wanderlust!

 

Vivika Puranik

AVM Juhu

 

Don’t worry be happy

आज की भाग दौङ भरी जिंदगी, ऊपर से काम का प्रेशर हममे में से कई लोगों को तो याद भी होगा कि पिछली बार कब खिलखिला कर हँसे थे। जबकीहँसना हम सभी के लिये अति महत्वपूर्ण है किन्तु हम उसे नजर अंदाज कर देते हैं। मित्रों हँसने से हमारी जिंदगी किस तरह स्वस्थ एवं खुशनुमा होसकती है उसी के बारे में थोङी सी जानकारी शेयर करने की कोशिश कर रही हूँ , पसन्द आए तो हँसियेगा जरूरतो आइये जानते हैं हंसने के पाँच फायदे:1)  हंसने से हद्रय की एक्सरसाइज हो जाती है। रक्त का संचार अच्छीतरह होता है। हँसने पर शरीर से एंडोर्फिन रसायन निकलता है, ये द्रव्य  ह्रदय कोमजबूत बनाता है। हँसने से हार्टअटैक की संभावना कम हो जाती है। 2) एक रिसर्च के अनुसार ऑक्सीजन की उपस्थिती में कैंसर कोशिका और कईप्रकार के हानिकारक बैक्टीरिया एवं वायरस नष्ट हो जाते हैं। ऑक्सीजन हमें हँसने से अधिक मात्रा में मिलती है और  शरीर का प्रतिरक्षातंत्र भी मजबूतहो जाता हैI 3) य़दि सुबह के समय हास्य ध्यान योग किया जाए तो दिन भर प्रसन्नता रहती है। यदि रात में ये योग किया जाये तो नींद अच्छी आती है।हास्य योग से हमारे शरीर में कई प्रकार के हारमोंस का स्राव होता है, जिससे मधुमेह, पीठदर्द एवं तनाव से पीङित व्यक्तियों को लाभ होता है। 4) हँसने सेसकारत्मक ऊर्जा भी बढती है, खुशहाल सुबह से ऑफिस का माहौल भी खुशनुमा होता है। तो दोस्तों, क्यों हम सब दो चार चुटकुले पढ कर या सुनकरअपने दिन की शुरुवात जोरदार हँसी के साथ करें। 5) रोज एक घंटा हँसने से 400 कैलोरी ऊर्जा की खपत होती है, जिससे मोटापा भी काबू में रहता है।आज कल कई हास्य क्लब भी तनाव भरी जिंदगी को हँसी के माध्यम से दूर करने का कार्य कर रहे हैं। दोस्तों प्रकृति भी हमें संदेश देती हैबारिश के बादखिली धूप, खिला हुआ फूल, लहलहाते हरे भरे पेङ अपनी खुशी का एहसास दिलाते हैं। उनकी इसी खुशी को देख कर हम सब का मन भी खुश होता है,उसी तरह जब हम सब खुश एवं स्वस्थ रहेंगे तो अपने आसपास का वातावरण भी खुशनुमा बना सकते हैं। कहते हैं—“Health is above wealth”.सोचिये अगर जरा सी मुस्कान से फोटो अच्छी सकती है तो खुलकर हँसने से जिंदगी की तस्वीर कितनी खूबसूरत हो सकती है। मित्रों जब स्वास्थऔर सामाजिक क्षेत्र में हँसी के अनगिनत

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Vanshika Dosani

Class-8 C

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
9C
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Shanta — The Forgotten sister

By Nayna Taneja, Class 4C, AVMJuhu

A few days back, I saw a serial on Indian mythology and learnt that lord Ram had a sister .In so many years that I heard mythological stories I had never heard of this one.

Shanta was Kaushalaya’s and king Dashratha’s daughter who was given in adoption to king Anga. She was married to a rishi who performed yagna that gave king Dashratha his sons.

I found this part of the epic very interesting to know how a daughter went out of the way, sacrificed her life to fulfill her father’s wish. It was also interesting for me as I heard this story for the first time from the very famous epic ‘Ramayana’.