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Purbayan Dey : Like an avarage Kolkatan he likes to spend his time by pandal hopping. Puja is a time when an avarage Kolkatan tries to enjoy his heart out. Specially after his half-yearly examination is over he is also going to have an nice time this year. He is a very hearty eater an likes to eat phuchkas.
He is also a student of class 9. This year he wants to enjoy the vacation speacially after his tests are over. He competes with himself every year about the number of pandals he has hopped. His count is 122 as he has watched all the four days of the puja. This year he hopes for something more.
like the above two energetic fellows he had discussed,he is in perfect contrast to them. He is a lazy fellow. After his examinations are over he said to Kidsunfold that I will spend the entire puja sleeping and eating. He fears that after this vacation he will be easily putting up 10 kilos.
Swarat Roy Chowdhury-
He is not a firm believer of this pujas and gods. And is a self centered human being (According to the inference made by the Kidsunfold team). He is a song lover and his favorite popstar is EMINEM.But despite of this he has decided to spent some time with his friends and enjoy his vacations.
He is a typical facebook-er who changes his profile picture at a duration at a duration of a few hours.But also he is a foody and likes to hop in the restaurants like Dominos KFC etc.But this puja he is also going to be the volunteer of his local puja pandal. So despite of his limited time he is going to enjoy his puja.
Generation gap has become a common problem these days. Often we find that the children are not being able to match the expectations of their parents. The children in turn are quite dissatisfied with their grown-ups. The parents and the grandparents are not being able to adopt with the changing times and this has lead to the wide spread of the problems.That is why we find the parents and the children are complaining about generation gap, that leads to mal-adjustments in social life.
We know that every problem has its own solutions. So the generation gap can also be bridged. The only thing that is the co-operation of the Gen X, Gen Y and Gen Z or the grandparents, parents and the children is needed. Then only the problem can be resolved.
So let us start with how the children can react in order to curb this problem. We have often noticed that the feeling of love, respect and honour for the elders are gradually becoming absent in the minds of the children. So the children need to develop a feeling of love, compassion and respect for the elders. They also need to be caring and helpful and should try to act as an extra helping hand for their parents and grandparents. Sometimes the children specially the teenagers think that they are more independent and do according to their mind. But that should not be the case. They should made to understand that the elders have seen the world for a long period of time and they need to honour their experience. They also think that their parents expect a lot of things from them but the parents in reality only expect an effort in their studies.
It is not only the children who should be made responsible in order to bridge this gap. The parents and the grandparents should also took the initiative. They should provide them their wards with a bit of space. No two individuals in this earth are equal to each other. This should also be under thier knowledge. Times have changed and their is no scope for the parents to compare them with their children. They should realise and not expect much from their children. The world is not easy for them. Higher expectations can make life stressful for the students and can lead to moodswings.
So the role of the elders indispensible in the lives of their juniors. They need to guide them in the life and groom them without any indulgence. They should get prepared for the challenges that they face in their life.
“LETS BRIDGE THE GAP” should be the order of the day.
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.
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