Wonderland

By Srushti Srikanth, Grade 7, BGS National Public School – Bangalore

Shrushti 1

It is a beautiful day – as beautiful as beautiful can be. The sun’s rays are warm on my skin. Butterflies are doing their mating dance in beds of grass: green, flecked here and there with brown. Birds are humming a quiet tune, and bees are buzzing around, trying to find the right flower. The sky is painted with white fluffs of clouds.

An occasional breeze blows over me, making this place feel more like heaven. A grasshopper hums in the distance, making the butterflies that had quieted down rise again to its tone. Eagles cycle the clear blue sky, and plants and trees dance majestically as the wind blows. This is nature in all her glory, as far as I know.

A cow bellows deeply in the distance. I remove my slippers and feel the grass underneath my feet – cool in some places and warm in others. I hear a cock crow. Something, an insect probably, chirps.

I am just a student, I have my exams ahead of me. But for now my thoughts drift away, all else forgotten as I enjoy the peace and tranquility that only mother nature can provide.Shrushti # 2

Photos clicked around Shrusthi’s home – her Wonderland

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Transgender Rights

  • Written by  Abhjith, Adnan, Sachyith & Shruthi

Yesterday I came across an ad that talked about the transgender rights. Transgender people are those who have a gender or identity that differs from their assigned gender. These people are sometimes referred to as transsexuals.

I remember the time when I was seven years old and traveling in a bus. A transgender person got on the bus, and I was terrified by the way they behaved. This is usually the way transgender people are perceived.

Before coming across this ad, I used to treat transgender people with revulsion and fear. This ad changed my opinion about them as it mainly talks about the way transsexual people are thought of, as lower than us, and how they are not treated in the same way in which normal males and females are.

This short film has taught me that no one is lesser than the other.

This brings us to the point that transgender people have been denied their basic rights. The rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality have been denied. How a person wants to continue with their life is their wish. We should respect their decisions and not take away their rights.

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Watch the ad here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zeeVEKaDLM

I Woke Up with a Headache

  • By Sachyit Manoj

I woke up with a headache

Seeing the gingerbread man awake.

I asked him, “What ‘re you doing up so early?”

And he said, “I just want to make my hair more curly.”

I got really annoyed at him, like most,

And all I wanted was for him to leave my coast.

I then started brushing my teeth with white chocolate,

Turned on the TV to watch Harry Potter and Goblet.

Then I went to take bath while eating my candy cane,

Just staring outside at the trees from my window pane.

Just when I saw the sun rise right above my house,

And years of hard work vanished – just like my spouse.