Revealing Clark Kent (Edition II- Siddharth sir & Paras sir)

(Introduction and Interview by: Smriti Prakash with aid from Sakshi Sharma, Edited by: Samud Shetty) There is nothing like a bruising assessment to remind you of the lessons that really stuck in your memory, and which ones you can’t even remember being present for. At least with most subjects, the baseline knowledge you require to pass previous grades helps you stumble through a quarter of the … Continue reading Revealing Clark Kent (Edition II- Siddharth sir & Paras sir)

Sticks, Stones and Strength

(Written by Swati Anshu, Edited by Neha Gupta) This is a story about me: a part of me that hardly anyone knows…My name is Swati Anshu and I have been a victim of cyber, verbal and physical bullying. My early childhood days were the hardest emotionally. Getting enrolled into OFS, I got into the swim team and my grades were decent. However, people took my … Continue reading Sticks, Stones and Strength

Self-Growth & Adolescent Angst

(Written by: Srinjana Sriram, Edited by: Sahana Prabhu) As a patron of academia, I like to believe that at one point through the educational career of each student, a realization dawns upon all of us, and goes something like this: I don’t care about my grades. I don’t care about my extracurriculars. I don’t care about competition. I don’t care about what the system wants … Continue reading Self-Growth & Adolescent Angst

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

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)

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”