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Steven’s SOWR Class: Haiku poems

Haiku is one of the most famous forms of traditional Japanese poetry.
It is a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Haiku is valued for its simplicity and depth.

quiz - beijing

The theme of these haiku is ‘My Favourite Film’. See if you can guess which movie each poem refers to. Enjoy!

Seize every moment,
Live each day like its your last.
Embrace life and enjoy
Chetana Rajesh

Fun and Refreshing
Imaginative,different
Life of three friends together
Nischay Malhotra

HEROES OF ALL TIME
FIGHTING ALIENS OF OUTER SPACE
KILLING MILLIONS OUT
Michael Kennedy

True story of love,
They make love on a huge ship
He dies but love lasts…
Himanshi Goel

Up goes the baseball
Down comes money from the sky
But math may prove wrong
Mridul Garg

the closest to wolves,
the one who can’t die of age,
the man made of steel.
Abhinav Bhattacharya

A huge thing is made
Love is refreshing the air
Blood is in water
Aakanksha Marmat

Sports we would play
No one would know the sport
Three musketeers
Anubhuti Srivastava

A strange story of
a wife, searching her husband
knowing he was dead.
Sukrit Arora

Mystery and challenge,
Inside the city of gold,
Treasure lost in time.
Pankhuri Agarwal

SCARED OF FAST ENGINES ?
WITH DIRECT FUEL INJECTION ?
THE BOY’S A GEARHEAD
Shray Gupta

A Fallen City,
With A Strange Environment,
And The Last Human.
Karandeep Bajaj

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Pressure from the Family affects Education and Career Choices

Families are held together by blood, by obligation, by desire and sometimes, if you are very lucky, by love.”

 Like it or not, our lives in India are bound in strange ways to our families. It’s like we come in a package. A lot of our decisions are made under the immense influence of, if not entirely by, our families. From the right time to get married to the right number of children to career choices, every aspect of life requires a nod from everyone, including distant tayajis and phuas. That is when blood and consequently obligation take precedence over everything else.

In this light enterprising kids have it really bad here. I’m not saying our elders shouldn’t have a say in our lives, of course their experience and wisdom count infinitely, whether they support of don’t approve of our decisions. 

It’s just that life in India tends to follow stereotypical dictates where one is often compelled to bow down to filial desires and pressures. I remember how stressed some of my friends have been, year after year, after each of them took the 10th. Taking up any stream other than Science was out of the question, according to their parents. And these weren’t people who were contemplating; they didn’t see themselves doing Science at all. A miserable two years later, they’ve taken up law or social sciences.

I can say without the slightest bit of hesitation that all our parents want only the best for us. It’s just that their ways of defining the ‘best’ are possibly based on individual prejudices, desires and often unfulfilled dreams. In a chat I had with five friends from different parts of the country who are based in Delhi, three said their parents wanted them to take the UPSC. They didn’t want to, but were going to anyway. These were people who studied in good colleges and could do whatever they wanted to with their lives. And they’d have done well, I’m sure!

It’s not just about education or career decisions, though. Ranvir Shourey in the recently released gem, Bombay Talkies, for instance, wants his son to play football and doesn’t give the child a choice. It’s about being strong, and as the latent message suggests, manly.

These are certain stereotypes we live by; sometimes by our own will, sometimes by societal norms. We feel what our kids do is a matter of pride and prestige. Their qualifications, scores and later, salaries, are symbolic of how bright they are, how hard they’ve worked and how well we’ve brought them up. It just wouldn’t do to have people know they are studying designing or other such creative pursuits. People would think they didn’t get through IIT, and that consequently, they’d be able to make nothing of their lives. 

That their children will not be happy doing what they want them to, that their heart will not be in it, and that it’s futile to expect them to do well at something they probably don’t have the aptitude for- these are things our societies still have to teach themselves. I’m sure it’s no delight to watch your child weep through two years of junior college studying subjects he didn’t want to. Every parent’s heart bleeds. It’s just that they need to stir themselves into acknowledging that their children are meant for other things. They just need to know what it is.

We love the package deal that we come in. We love the fact that our worlds are this warm and close-knit. We love almost everything about our families. But we could do without the packages of obligations, expectations and pressures that always tag along. It’s all about loving the family, but we could do without the pressure in making education and career choices!

 Post by:Lata Jha

 

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Hitaishee’s Biopoem

Hitaishee
Creative, tall, clumsy, calm and sociable
Friend of Navya, Arsh and Diksha
Loves listening to music, dance and make paintings
Who feels scared of darkness and snakes and hates insects
Who loves her grandparents, parents and friends the most
Who felt proud when she learnt cycling without any support and scored 95% in English…
Who wishes to go on a world tour along with her three best friends
Resident of Pushp Vihar
Gaur :D

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Srishti’s Biopoem

srishti
is tall, chirpy, creative and naughty
daughter of abhijit and sister to saksham
she loves singing, reading and photography
she is scared of syringes and is phobic to dark
she has been learning classical music
and wishes to own 6 pets and a restraunt when she grows up
lives in kaushambi
saha

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Abhiyudha’s Biopoem

Abhiyudhya
Calm,Helpful,Lazy,Responsible,Friendly,Happy
Grandmother,Family and Friends
Loves Choclates,Technology,Cars,Football,Cricket and my Grandmother
Who felt happy when his younger brothers was born and gave him name
Who have won 2 consecutive sculpture competition in school
Who wishes to become a scientist,astronaut or astronomer,do skydiving,go for world tour
Resident of Mayur Vihar
Pratp Singh

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Sri Akhil’s Biopoem

Sri Akhil
Patient, Clumsy, Careless ,Even tempered
Friend of Paul ,Ranga ,Sourish
Love to do Gardening,Carpentry,Sleeping
Who is naughty in school
Fears from darkness and Porcupines
Who learned to cook food at the age of 12
Hopes to visit New Zealand ,argentina and die on an aeroplane
Resident of Gurgaon
Tokala

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Steven’ SOWR Class – Biopoems

What is a biopoem?

A biopoem is an 11-line poem that describes a person.

In the standard biopoem structure an individual is described through his or her experiences, hopes and achievements.

In this lesson, Steven’s SOWR students created their own fantastic Biopoems! Want to see just how good they were? Then read on!

BC building.

Sukrit
Hard working, regular, intelligent, joyful
Son of tarun and umang arora brother so Saumya and friend of joy and pratik
Loves pc, shiva triology, long drives
Who was on cloud nine while receiving 3 all rounder prizes and felt pain while tumbling over stairs
Hates to see a mosquito or bat around and fears earthquakes
Has won the best actor and best orator award by sheila dixits pa
Wants to stop his class again and sky diving
Lives in amar colony lajpat nagar
arora

Neelesh
Confident,intelligent and a lateral thinker,
Brother of Akash,
Loves to eat,play games,eat ,watch movies and sleep,
Who had a feeling of nostalgia while graduating from the middle school,
Has the fear being abducted while sleeping at night
who had the honor of participating and winning in swimming nationals
I wish that in a parallel universe someone like would be changing the world
Resident in Priyadarshni Vihar
Pattanayaki

ARPAN
CLUMSY, FRIENDLY, SOCIABLE, DETERMINED
BROTHER OF AARZOO AND FRIENDS OF RONNIT,ASHIM AND ARCHIT
LIKES TO PLAY PAINTBALL, EAT PASTRY’S, AND HANGOUT WITH HIS FRIENDS
WHO WAS VERY HAPPY WHEN HIS FRIEND PLANNED A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR HIM
WHO IS AFRAID OF COCKROACHES,HONEYBEES AND SWIMMING
WHO WAS A SCHOLAR IN 5TH
WANTS TO EXPERIENCE SCUBA DIVING AND TOMATINO FESTIVAL IN SPAIN
RESIDENT OF SHARAD VIHAR
ANEJA

Ananya
Peaceful,Friendly,Cheerful and Kind
Parents,my friend Kriti and my sister Anusha
Sketching, Playing tennis, Reading books and Eating junk food
When my sister was born and I not got good marks in maths
Street dogs, lizard and lifts are my fears
when I won a gold medal in 200 m race,
while I won a painting competion and was selected amongest all for dance competition
Want to go to USA and get master in maths
I live in Dwarka a good place to live
Dwivedi

Anubhuti
Kind, sweet and smart
Sister of Aditi and friend of Ishika
Loves eating chocolate and ice cream
Who feels great on a holiday
Who fears spider, death and earthquake
Who learned abc in a week
Who wants to be a successful designer in France
Resident of Dwarka
Srivastava

Pankhuri
Intelligent, hard-working, friendly, well-mannered and determined
Sister of Shubham and friend of Spandun, Angad and Sanjukta.
Loves dancing and playing basketball.
Likes to eat maggie and is a huge fan of the Harry Potter series.
Who loves hanging out with friends.
Who learnt how to ride a bicycle at the age of five.
Who s scared of spiders and heights.
Who won first prize in poetry recitation and character dramatization competitions.
Who wishes to have a pet dog and wants to go to space.
Who also wishes to meet Taylor Swift and Tom Cruise.
Resident of Dhaula Kuan in New Delhi.
Agarwal

Himanshi
Confident, witty, efficient and delightful
Strongly bonded to Harshil, my adorable mother and motivating father
Loves to explore new things, ride rollercoasters and abet others
Experienced the joy of victory, losing closed ones and satisfaction after helping others
Terrified of snakes, isolation and poor academic performance
Who won scholarships, reached the finales of a a national event and performed onstage
Wants to walk on the path of fame, power and respect
Dwells in Faridabad
Goel

tavleen
tall,friendly,hard-working.
who loves to pass time with sana, prateek and chirjot, dancing and playing makes me happy.
who’s afraid of animals like snakes and dogs;
she learnt to swim when she was nine
she loves to see the helicopters flying
she lives in rajinder nagar,
kaur.

Aakanksha
Bright, polite, sincere, fun-loving,intelligent
Friend of Ankita and Projatna
Loves family, friends and songs
Who feels excited for trips and parties
Who fears lizard, spirits and dogs
Who learned Theatre and swimming
Who hopes to be famous and become I.A.S
Resident of Central Delhi
Marmat

Abhinav
hardworking, compassionate, organised, gentle
the friend of Akshay, Ansh and Vishal
Loves to play the guitar, play football and eat pizza
Who feels content with his friends and secure with his parents
Is afraid of huge spiders, snakes and ,most of all, loneliness
was the youngest guitarist in his school orchestra
who wishes to finish hatred, racism and discrimination
A resident of Malviya Nagar
Bhattacharya

Michael
Hardworking, brave, intelligent and independent
Friend of Dili, Alexander, Vernan, Trevour
Love to play games on computer, guitar, play basketball and draw beautiful pictures
Who feels to do homework on time and play on time
Who fears of spiders, drowning in the river, fear of getting burnt by fire
Who won the Music Competition in 2012
Who wants to experience flying like a bird and wants to live in a huge castle
Resident of Greater Kailash Part 2
Kennedy

Chetana
smart,lively,affectionate and cheerful
loved by her parents and friends ,
interested in books,gorges on chocolates and play melodious tunes on her keyboard,
who wants to live life to the fullest and wants to get over her fears
who has been awarded a trophy for music at the tender age of 7
who aspires to become successful in life and wants to keep moving forward no matter what
resident of Indirapuram
Rajesh

Nischay
Talkative,smart,athletic,brainy
Friend of Ishan,Archit,Shreyas
Loves to play table tennis,drink chocolate milkshake,write biopoems
Who enjoys relaxing on Fridays,enjoys weekends but also looks forward to school during weekdays
Who went for his first roller coaster ride when he wasonly 9 years old,who started cycling when he was 8 years old
Who performed in a panel discussion in grade 9th,who learnt the piano when he was 11 years old, who topped 8th grade final term exams
Who wants to experience a mild earthquake
Resident of Bhera Enclave,Paschim Vihar
Malhotra

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Gursimran’s Magazine Suggestions

Good evening sir, here are the name suggestions and content of our magazine . hope u like it waiting for your reply.

Name suggestion for our team – CAR -TEEN
– TEEN WORLD
– YOUNG ACHIEVERS

CONTENT-
(page 1) OUR COURSE NAME
” SPEAK OUT WRITE RIGHT”

(page 2) ABOUT THE COURSE ON DAILY BASIS
Day 1 Day 2 and so on

(page 3) FROM THE TEACHERS DESK
CHARLES experience with us

(page 4) STORIES
our most horrific or memorable experience’s

(page 5) THOUGHTS
positive thoughts

( page 6) INFORMATION ON NEW TOPICS
like gadgets , public issues etc.. and writing a short personnel memorandum of the writer of the topic . not the basic questions but some interesting one.

(page 7) CCE SYSTEM
problems faced by teens in school due to this system

THIS IS OUR MAGAZINE SUGGESTION WHICH WE PRESENT TO U

NAMES SUGGESTED BY ALL TEAMS AND VOTES WE GOT

1. Teen Times (5 VOTES)
2. Teen Life (4 VOTES)
3. Young Achievers (4 VOTES)
4. Cart- Teen (3 VOTES)
5. Sparkling Teens (1 VOTE)
6. Chutzpah (1 VOTE)

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Kasvi’s magazines suggestions

Suggestions for the names of the magazine-
Sparkling teens
Teen times
Teen world
Chutzpah
Teen society
Car-Teen
Ideas for the class magazine-
To start with-
1. The first page can have the aim of the magazine. Like a short note or a quote.
2. The pages followed can have articles and poems. (EXAMPLE- Bullying, Global Warming, Drug Abuse, How to deal with Pressure, etc)
3. The pages after that can have an Experts View.
4. Quizzes, and Puzzles.
5. Jokes and Riddles.
6. An interview.
7. Something interesting on Fashion or maybe anything else.
8. A few quotes and thoughts of the students from the class itself.
9. We can end the magazine with some kind of artwork.
10. A group photograph- The end
Also in the middle we can add a few advertisements in a funny way of imaginary products and some thoughts on the sides etc.

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