Say Anything (that I agree with): A world of trigger warnings and censorship

(Smriti Prakash, IB Year 2 + Edited by Samyukta Sounderraman) I’m about to reveal a somewhat embarrassing truth about myself. Promise not to judge. I barely survived sixth grade English Literature. The highest grade I got that year was a B5 (which, to my parents, meant I had spent the year failing). In my defense, we had ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ that year. Search … Continue reading Say Anything (that I agree with): A world of trigger warnings and censorship

Of frivolities, failures and friendships

(By Siddharth Janarthanan (sir) ) I was in grade 10 when I woke up in the middle of a night feeling anxious, bitter, small and guilty. It was perhaps a culmination of several weeks of feeling thoroughly conflicted about the issue at hand. It was most likely the first time when my abilities and potential were laid out clearly in front of my eyes compared … Continue reading Of frivolities, failures and friendships

Giving Out of the Goodness of our Brains

(Neha Gupta, IB Year 2) Say you’ve just gotten off the bus stop, and you’re on your way to school. In a shallow pond beside you, you see a child drowning. Do you jump in after her? Even if you didn’t push her in? Even if it’ll make you miss an important exam?  Reading this thought experiment in an obscure research paper on moral philosophy, … Continue reading Giving Out of the Goodness of our Brains

Revealing Clark Kent: Interviews with teachers (Edition I- Krittika ma’am and Neha ma’am)

(Interview: Aarthi Krishnan, with Neha Gupta + Introduction by Smriti Prakash) We all know our teachers to be superheroes. Or at the very least, a subpopulation of our species that survives with more responsibility, higher standards of expectation, and often ridiculously lesser appreciation than the rest of us mortals. Except an assembly on Teacher’s Day, a once in a decade birthday card from a student, … Continue reading Revealing Clark Kent: Interviews with teachers (Edition I- Krittika ma’am and Neha ma’am)

Future of Chelsea Team Hero Eden Hazard

(Written By : Roshan Samuel + Edited by : Samud Shetty ) The Belgian International performed fantastically netting 2 goals and registering an assist to his teammate Pedro in the UEFA Europa League 2018-2019. If this were his final game for Chelsea, which it strongly would be, this would be “an incredible way to sign off”, as Squawka Football tweeted. He has made his mind … Continue reading Future of Chelsea Team Hero Eden Hazard

So Long, Farewell!

(Sakshi Sharma, IB Year 2) The 6th grade. We’ve all been there at some point, that hazy blur of strange corridors and stranger faces. Nonetheless, it plays an integral part in our secondary school years, acting as a gateway of sorts to newer and more significant experiences. Some of us may not have cared much for it; however, I definitely took it as something to … Continue reading So Long, Farewell!

Into the “real world”

(By: Shriya Prakash + Edited by Smriti Prakash) The last days of fifth grade leading up to secondary were some of the most confusing days of the year. I was contemplating whether I should be happy that I am going to secondary or completely terrified. The image in my mind about what secondary would be like was not that great. At least, not until I … Continue reading Into the “real world”