Saturday, 22 May 2021

The Picture of Dorian Gray

 The Picture of Dorian Gray was published in 1890. It tells the story of a handsome young man Dorian Gray. Dorian Gray comes under the bad influence of Lord Henry, who teaches him that beauty is God's greatest gift to humankind. Gray goes to his friend Basil Hallward, who is a painter, and asks him to paint his portrait. Gray is so impressed by his portrait that he falls in love with his own beauty. He secretly wishes that he never becomes old. A miracle happens and his wish is granted. Dorian Gray remains forever young and beautiful. But his portrait keeps growing in age and turns ugly with each passing year. In the end, Dorian realises his mistake, but it is too late. The miracle ends and he dies, a repentant old man.

Friday, 25 September 2020


 I am Kangaroo. I am found in Australia. I move by hopping on my hind legs and I use my tail for steering. I can jump up to a height of 10 feet. I carry my I young one in a pouch on my stomach. My baby is called a joey. It lives in my pouch for 7 to 10 months. I am a herbivore and I need very little water to survive. Usually, I spend the days resting in the shade and I am most active at night or in the late afternoon. People also called me roo. 

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Some interesting facts about the famous snake boat race of Kerala

 The backwaters of Kerala are usually serene and peaceful, but once a year, they become a 'sports arena' for the legendary snake boat race called Vallam Kali. The boat races are held in autumn, during the festival of Onam. The boats are narrow and canoe-like, but unlike the canoe they are about hundred feet long and can carry up to 110 rowers! One end of the boat is is designed to look like a serpent's hood, hence the name 'snake boat'.

Keeping your School Neat and Clean

 Cleanliness is next to godliness. Every creature of this world keeps himself and its surroundings neat and clean. As far as our school is concerned, we have a very good tradition of keeping it and its surrounding clean. It has been a way of our life much before the Swachh Bharat Mission was launched. We, the stakeholders of the school, are proud of this tradition.

First of all, we create very little mess in our school. Whenever we see any waste product around us, pick it up and put it into dustbin. Our dustbins are actually recycle bins which recycle the waste products. Whenever we celebrate any birthday, we plant saplings and grow trees. We give that sapling name of the birthday boy or girl. We maintain green environment around us.

We are the inspiration for other institutions to follow. It is great that students are studying and keeping the environment green simultaneously. We should indulge in environmental protection for our survival. The day is not far when human being will be an extinct species if we do not improve and take steps to protect the environment.

Sunday, 19 April 2020

A cricket match

Last night, I saw an exciting T-20 match between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab. It had all the elements of a suspense thriller. The Punjab team won the toss, elected to bat and lost three valuable wickets before they had put then twenty-five runs on the board. Maxwell, their star batsmen, was out for a duck. The entire team could manage a paltry 112 runs. I thought Delhi Daredevils were going to have cakewalk. But their start was even more disastrous than that of their rivals, for at one stage, they were 6 for 3. However, at this juncture, Rishabh Pant stepped in and gradually improved the situation. Pant played patiently and waited for loose balls to score. The fact that the Daredevils were facing only a modest total also helped them. Pant saved any further dramatic collapse and steered his team to a great victory. It was a low-scoring match but full of great thrills.

Planning for picnic

Isha: What a lovely weather! Shall we go to the park for a picnic?
Rohan: Sounds great! Let's take some snacks along.
Isha: I can make cheese and tomato sandwiches. And I have a bottle of lemonade at home.
Rohan: That's lovely. I'll bring a packet of chips and two muffins.
Isha: Please bring a frisbee and a soft ball to play with.
Rohan: Sure. Can I bring my dog Snoopy? He would love to play in the park.
Isha: Yes, do bring him. But put him on a leash.
Rohan: Wait a minute....
Isha: What is it, Rohan?
Rohan: Did you hear that? I heard the sound of thunder.
Isha: Oh no! It's going to rain.
Rohan: What a spoilsport!

Friday, 10 April 2020

The lazy birds

Rinku and Minki were two little birds who lived together in a nest. They were both very lazy and made excuses to avoid doing any work. One cold winter morning, the breeze was very chilly. Rinku and Minki were feeling very cold. They noticed that there was a hole in their nest. But neither made an effort to repair the nest. They made excuses and waited for each other to cover the hole. Soon, it started snowing. Now, the hole grew bigger as snowflakes entered the nest. Rinku and Minki shivered with cold. Yet they did not move from their place or make any effort to block the hole. Even after it had become dark, they sat shivering all night and by the time it was morning they had frozen to death.