Category: Orchids

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

As yet another birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi comes around, it is important for us to look at the day as more than just a national holiday and to truly understand the significance of the Mahatma’s teachings. Gandhiji’s contribution to India is much more than simply playing an integral role in the freedom struggle. His other […]

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“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”― Oscar Wilde

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”― Oscar Wilde

The life of a young child is exciting. There is much to learn and explore, a whole world to discover. While the outside environment is stimulating by itself, the one thing that can transfer a child to another world is a book. Books are gateways to adventure, adventure that can be accessed from the coziness […]

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Hindi – a symbol of unity!

Hindi – a symbol of unity!

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela With our focus shifting more and more towards English and other foreign languages, how many of us can claim that that we have perfected […]

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To my mentor with love – Happy Teacher’s Day

To my mentor with love – Happy Teacher’s Day

Dear Teacher, Today on 5th September, I am sure that this will be one of the rare letters that you will receive in this age of technology. Firstly, let me start by wishing you, a very happy teacher’s day. By this point of life I have figured out that life is not a series of […]

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“A SPECIAL BOND OF FRIENDSHIP GROWS ONLY IN SCHOOL”

“A SPECIAL BOND OF FRIENDSHIP GROWS ONLY IN SCHOOL”

Anatole France once said, “Nine tenths of education is encouragement.” And I was always encouraged by my teachers, family and friends to do better, to strive for and achieve excellence in everything I did. Sports, studies, extra activities, I can rarely remember a time when I did get not the encouragement I needed to do […]

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“BUDGETING THE BUDGET”

“BUDGETING THE BUDGET”

       The word ‘budget’ has various meanings. The dictionary defines it as ‘an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period of time’. The Indian Government also lays adequate importance to the term budget. They say that a budget is ‘a statement of estimated receipts and expenditure by the Government of India […]

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From a teacher’s diary ….MOTHER OR MENTOR??

From a teacher’s diary ….MOTHER OR MENTOR??

Henry Adams once said, “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” I had a hard time believing this as the avenue of teaching was pretty new to me. Yes, it was interesting getting to know all the young toddlers, their whims and fancies and the never ending imaginary stories. Everyone […]

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TIME, ALREADY??

TIME, ALREADY??

“Motherhood, the only place you can experience heaven and hell at the same time.” I had heard this often enough from my mother, but have only just started to realise the meaning of this phrase. Being a mother is the most difficult job , you basically work round the clock and never get any respite; […]

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