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It was a period of time when I found myself in a ship named “Piccadilly Daisy” sailing in the heart of the Atlantic. But that day there was a covering of fog and mist that settled in the atmosphere. Nothing could be seen correctly as the visibility was blurred. Even the navigator did not work that day for it did not receive any signal.
I tried my best to capture the nearby objects but the visibility did not permit me. Not being able to observe anything, I told my crew member John “Hey! I am going to the deck in order to have a clear view of the things. Can you manage here? “. He replied, “Yes, you go ahead”.
Even on reaching the deck, I could not make out anything. Where ever my eye sight went, it was only fog and mist. I then stooped down with half part of my body inclined outside the ship. To my astonishment I could experience some external force acting on me and I fell on the vast ocean.
Outside, the water was freezing due to excessive cold. My body temperature dropped to zero. I felt that my entire blood circulation has stopped.
Many a times I cried out “Help! Help! Help!”
But nobody was there to rescue. I could see the ship to sail by without even noticing my absence and it left me alone combating in such condition.
I faced several challenges to keep afloat in the ocean. The freezing cold water was the biggest challenge. Also I was simply oblivious of the direction because of the unclear visibility. It was extremely difficult to plan my next course of action.
Then suddenly I felt a loud thud and it was like something that hit my head. What I saw was unbelievable, I had fallen from my bed and my mother was shouting “You are getting late for school, wake up.” I thanked god that this was not real. Even if it was something of that sort, wouldn’t it be exciting?
India is a place that has a bounty of natural beauty as its possession since time immemorial. It has been a hot bed of tourism. It has been visited many a times by the global tourist all over the world. India is special destination and has occupied a central position in the minds of every visitor who back visit India.
But times have changed, political agitations, turmoil and natural calamities catastrophic have been common in every corner of India. It is not a dream land for tourist as it was before. Starting from Kashmir, it had witnessed horrifying flood last year. It is one of the favoured hunting grounds of the tourists because of the disputes that lie near this territory between the nations India and Pakistan. As the Paradise in Earth , as it is fondly called is no longer such and many even fear to go there.
Also another place that has witnessed the natural catastrophies in the recent past is the Uttarakhand. The Kedarnath flood still haunts the pilgrims of the Char Dham Yatra. This particular disaster took the lines of the several pilgrims and many of them were missing. No body knows what had happened to them. Another place is the Arunachal Pradesh, that is the victim of the Boru Movement As it borders India and China the region is also prone to several disputes between the nations.
Forests, lakes, rivers and mountains run across the India mainland. They are our natural beauties that is inheritant and we need to protect them. The central part of India – Madhyapradesh, Jharkhand with its rich forest and other biosphere reserves are a place infested by the terrorists. Andhra Pradesh because of the Telengana movement is also a dreaded pl ace to visit .
That is how the present day condition in India is no longer a dream land of visitors. The Government in order to fulfill its plan of “Incredible India” needs to crush this disturba nces. If only this is then India can be made a better place but us walk hand in hand in order to make India a better place to live.
It was a rainy evening and i was returning from my tution classes. Unlike all the other normal days i was not accompanied by my father as he went for a tour at Delhi. The rain seemed to be increasing with every moment. It seemed that the Rain God was not in a good mood that day because of the heavy downpour. Also it was not possible to get any bus or a taxi at that time because the streets were to much deserted.
At that moment i found a car just stopped in front of me. The driver of the car was none other than Mr. A. Bannerjee, our next door neighbour. He opened the window of the car and asked me “Hey you, just hop in!” I thought that I could finally reach home. As I sat in the car, he drove me to my home. Inside the car the air was very chilling. I thought that i was feeling cold as i was all wet. Very unlikely of him, he did not speak a word on the way. To break the uneasy silence, i asked him, “How was your visit to Darjeeling, uncle?” To my astonishment, he did not reply. On reaching my home i told him “Thanks for the lift”. He said nothing and drove speedily away. I saw the car vanished round the corner.
I was all soaked when i reached home. My mother gave me some food to eat for dinner. She then said something, which i was not at all ready to hear. She told that Mr. Banerjee, our neighbour passed away on the way back home from Darjeeling. He suffered a massive heart attack. The food in my mouth froze and i was seized with horror.
When we went to Darjeeling, we went for a ride on the Toy Train from Ghum Station. This station is famous for it’s height. It was a wonderful ride. The Toy Train had a steam engine at the front. It had 2 bogies from the steam engine. I was full of joy and happiness after the ride. I came to know that this train was closed for 5 years and from 11th June 2015 it again started it’s journey from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling. It is the Unesco World Heritage train. The scenary along it’s route is spectacular. It passes through Batasia loop. At Batasia loop there is a beautiful garden where the train stops for a while. It is one of the tourist attraction of West Bengal. – Soumil, 8 years
This island has an area of about 113.93 km. it is the largest of the islands that comprises Richie Archphalages –a chain of islands that lies to the east of the great Andaman in the Andaman Islands. It is situated 57 km north from the city Port Blair. This group of island is named after a British General Henry Havelock, who served in India.
The access to Havelock is via the following ways:
- Government ferry
- Coastal cruise
- Express Bhagya
The several activities (water sports) that one can experience are
- Sea walk
- Scuba diving
- Banana ride
- Fishing and trips to abandoned islands is also very popular.
Famous beaches in Havelock
- Radhanagar Beach
- Kalapatthar Beach
- Elephanta Beach
- Vijaynagar Beach
Important facts for the visitors:
One can easily spot some dolphins in the Kalapatthar Beach (a famous tourist attraction)
The average temperature in Havelock is 38 degree Centigrade and real feel is 49 degree centigrade
One should carry his/her sun screen lotion to protect himself/herself against possible tan.
The population mainly consists of Bengalis and Bangladeshis who settled there after 1971.
The five villages in Havelock, which are Gobindanagar, Shyamnagar, Radhanagar, Krishnanagar and Vijaynagar have there similar to the villages in West Bengal. The Radhanagar Beach (beach no.7) has awarded as the best beach in Asia in 2014 by ‘time’.
- The Symphony Palm beach at Gobindnagar village
- The Bare footResort.
- Sea Shell Resort
Soumalya, 14 years
A Palindrome is a word, phase or a sequence of character that reads the same when either spelt forward or backward. Example of palindrome are “A man, a plan, a card Panama”, “race car”, “taco cat”, “was it a car or a cat I saw” and “No X in Nixon”.
Comparing literature in Palindrome are example of constrained writing. This word has caused by the English play writer Ben Johnson. In the 17th century. This words originates fro Greek roots. Palin (again) and dromos (away, direction)
In several literature pieces across the globe there are several example or instances of palindrome like those in Urdu, Bengali, English, Sanskrit, Tamil literature palindrome have been used quite often.
Other examples of palindrome includes “madam I’m adam”. Even the very name of an Indian language Malayalam is itself a palindrome.
The palindromes would appear interesting to the children and they can easily identify and its nature.
Soumalya, 14 years