Birth Of The Bitter Gourd

Somjeet Dutt Coming to life from a green vine around a tree, The just born gourd blinked with glee On seeing a world so wide and bright, It wished to grow wings and take flight.   All curious to see the baby, First arrived the cabbage and carrot family Followed shortly by his distant aunts, Shuffling came the beans and egg plants.   All of …

Land Of Wizards

Aishani Majumdar It was a Tuesday morning. As I got up to brush my teeth, I saw somebody flying past our window on a broomstick. I was very surprised and curious, but I had no time to think over it as I was getting really late for school. Finally, when I finished dressing up, my father dropped me to school. As I was walking to …

My Journey To Mars

Adrija Mitra I was one of the first settlers of Mars. I have lived here for a year now. One of my biggest problems, initially, was the lack of water. I had to store lot of water whenever it rained. But then it rains rarely on Mars!!! My problem got solved over time as I continued to store water whenever it rained. One of my …

The Eternal Bond

Mohona Chowdhury She sat with her hair untied; curling the ends around her finger. Her reddish brown hair – naturally coloured. It was truly one-of-a-kind. Her toes were dipped in the cold water of the swimming pool. She was lost in her thoughts, her mind wandering back to the memories of last year. On that day too, the sun had been shining over their mansion. …

The First Inter-Galactic War

Prateek Dhar Humans (homo sapiens) had achieved the technology to contact extraterrestrial beings and the learned scientists who designed this project were ready. After the grand inauguration ceremony, all they had to do was to just push the button. Easier said than done. There was a 5 hour long delay, because the Chief Guest was stuck in traffic. And as soon as he arrived, the …

Jab Troodon Met Goopi-Bagha

Aditi Chakraborty Whack! That was the sound of Bagha slapping his forehead, not in frustration over the misfortunes that Goopi and Bagha had been facing ever since they set foot on planet Prasinos, but to kill one of the humongous, blood-thirsty mosquitoes that had been swarming around his head for quite some time. But it was far better to be attacked by these gigantic anopheles …

Criterion Of Success – Attitude Towards IQ

Shramana Bhattacharya One day, as usual I was browsing the web, drinking a cup of milk early in the morning. After a few minutes I came across a headline: “An Autistic child is successfully selected for IIT”. Back then I did not understand about autism. Later I learnt that it is a disease in which a person’s brain development is hindered. You must be wondering …

Inspiration

Anushka Pandey When we think about inspiration, what inspires us most are ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. We appreciate when someone has the ability and willingness to be selfless, creative, innovative, or just dares to be different. Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr- all of them were ordinary people who decided that the world needed their help. They were true leaders, who …

Humpty Dumpty

Asmita Mukherji Tracing the flight of a butterfly across the garden from his veranda, the sound of the creaking gate distracted Piku. The sunrays presented him with a familiar silhouette – Dadu. As Piku ran down the stairs, the doorbell rang and Minati Masi opened the door. Piku spotted someone accompanying his grandfather and immediately took refuge behind the sofa. He had had too many …