SOWR Writing Competition 2013

SOWR Writing Competition 2013

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of our 2013 Speak Out Write Right writing competition

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In 1st place:
Natasha Gupta
(Neenaz and Chetna’s 11:30am class)

Poem on ‘My Favourite Family Member’ – Affable Aunt

Oh, she’s whimsical, smart and gregarious,
Extremely kind, all but nefarious.
We greet each other with hugs and a kiss,
Well, she’s fun like a kid, she’s utter bliss!
Cracking up at silly jokes and teasing other people,
poking fun at everyone, she’s anything but feeble!
Everyone goes green when we’re together,
She’s sophisticated and cool and light as a feather.
Cooks delicious food & thinks out of the box,
her house is beautiful, she collects antique clocks!
Eyes sparkling with mischief, even though she’s of age,
She gives great advice, oh she’s such a sage.
But, she lives far way, not in this city,
I don’t meet her very often, oh, what a pity!
My aunt, I think, is one in a million.
I’ve described her all, in short- she’s brilliant!

In 2nd place:
Nischay Malhotra
(Steven’s 14:30pm class)

Article on ‘My Favourite Television Show’

All TV stations are displaying different forms of commercial and political shows with different messages. These messages are usually trying to attack our minds to summarize those ideas to the viewers. In my opinion with basis of my psychographic profile, the most appealing TV programme is National Geographic. This programme is very remarkable as it tries to invite viewers to live curious.

The programme is bounded with questions of what we know, how we view the world, and what drives us forward. These questions are realizations that we exist together with questions that need to be answered.

The television (TV) is part and parcel of many households. Therefore, watching television is a culture of today’s modern society. I must admit that I too enjoy “sitting glued” to the TV as mum often grieves. Since I watch TV whole day long, I don’t blame mum. However, whenever I watch my favourite TV programme, she doesn’t complain. In fact, she often sits together to watch it, the ‘National Geographic’.
Whole world is brought before me, for me to taste its beauty and wonders. Personally, I am often awed and amazed with them.

I like this programme because it is very educational. It is a ‘window to the world’. By watching it, I can ‘travel’, ‘explore’ and ‘discover’ the four corners of the world. I have walked up the highest peak and captured Mt. Everest. I have dived down the deepest trenches. I have walked through the wilderness and have been amongst the wild beasts, big and small. Thus, this programme has helped to expand my horizon and improve my knowledge and experience. Before watching this programme, I can proudly say I was no more a ‘frog in the well’.

I also enjoy watching the National Geographic because it is entertaining, interesting and stimulating. I never imagined that such an educational programme can be very enjoyable.

In 3rd place:
Ravin Bindra
(Yasir’s 16:45pm class)

Article on ‘The Place where I live’

The place where I live is a little scary. In the past it was all jungle but now everything has changed. I live in Gurgaon which was full of greenery once upon a time. Before this I used to live in Delhi where I was pretty happy but if I go back there then I wont be. Due to globalisation everything has changed. Backward places where land is present, organisation are buying that land to create houses and trying to change the life of the people out there but I think thats helping. When my dad told me that we are shifting to Gurgaon I thought it would be like a village as it has village in its own name but when I came here it was not like that.

It was very different than I thought. It actually had people who were more educated and smart in every way like in dressing to living. The skyline of Gurgaon was covered with high rises than huts. I had never ever seen something like this in India in my life ever. Now I am just happy that I decided to move here than staying in Delhi. I love Gurgaon now and also my life out here is so much better than before. This place has shops of all most every brand on Earth, dinning cafes which are offering various types of food from Mexican to Spanish food. Now I have learnt a lesson that we should never judge a book by its cover like I did in choosing about the place where I should or I do live.

Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone who submitted an entry this year. We really enjoyed reading through your work. Keep writing!

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