Thursday, December 24, 2020



I look at the neighbourhood aunties, sitting in the garden, quietly gossiping about something while pointing their fingers at my friends and me. We try to ignore them but they were persistent in their gossip. I overhear words like 'moti hogayi' 'she has turned so dark ask her mum to not give her chai' 'ask her mum to give her something to eat, she is still thin as a stick', they laughed and giggled as they spoke about us.
I tried registering and comprehending this event as a fifteen-year-old.
Were these fully grown women bullying us? Were we wrong to have not said something about it right then?
Then it struck me, this little incident that I had just witnessed was the result of the never-ending cycle of bullying and trying to make women fit into the standards the society has set for them. These aunties, who were now bullying us, were probably bullied into fitting the right vision of a woman the society deemed fit.
A society so blatantly unfair in its character.
I recall a conversation with my grandmother, she was telling about the days of her youth, when she was skinny, fair and "desirable", she said she wasn't always that way and that she had to become skinny to become the "desirable" woman the society wanted her to be. She smiled and said she was keen on finding the "perfect" bride for my father too. I asked her if she thought it was fair to expect women to fit into such standards, she smiled and said "that's what my mother wanted of me, Jumaina, we never had the audacity to question our elders"

We may inherit a lot from our mothers and foremothers, but one thing we, the daughters of these brave women, pledge to not inherent is their silence. Women come in all shapes, sizes and colours and we refuse to be bullied into "fixing" ourselves.

-Jumaina Fatima

Saturday, October 10, 2020

 Grand, mystical, festive, diverse and incredible are
some of the words that occur to one when they hear of India.
 The landscape of India is splendid, with the long
range of Himalayas resting atop the country, adorning it like a
majestic crown, the scorching deserts and salt flatlands in the
west painting a surreal white hue, the ‘seven sisters’ in the
east as closely knit as a family is by blood, the riveting sunset
views from there, the serene greenery and waters of the
south, with hints of architectural brilliance all around. India is
as diverse as it is vast. Be it people from different religions
and backgrounds celebrating their differences or the wide
assortment of foods from saccharine sweets to spicy hot
curries or a whopping number of 780 languages spoken or
the countless fine arts, our country is the very essence of
The glory of India was not an easy feat to achieve. Years
ago, when England colonized India, our forefathers had
struggled to even survive. The craftsmen and their
indigenous art, the farmers and their dearly-nurtured crops,
the working class and their loving families, the Indian soldiers
and their dedication towards their motherland, everything
was taken advantage of. The land that was once called ‘The
Golden Bird’ looked pitch brown with the rusty prisons and
chains that bonded us; and the barren lands that were
trampled beneath the posh English boots. We were looted,
starved, shackled, whipped and enslaved in our very own
homes. 200 years of injustice and we had finally made it
through. India became independent in 1947 and rose like a
phoenix from the ashes of the British. No wonder why
everyone thought we were ‘The golden bird’. India, today,
stands among the fastest developing countries of the world.
From sports to arts, our nation is acclaimed for all the right
reasons. while ISRO launches a new satellite every six months
and Indian filmography is applauded at global events, one
such thing that is still treasured is the cultural values and
ethics passed down. The sentiments, love as well as respect
that each home carries are beyond description.
However, there are two sides to every coin. In 2020, as
the world is trying to process through a deadly pandemic,
India has its own internal issues to deal with; The political
unrest, democratic deadlock, a wave of revolution, mental
health ignorance, the long pending rights of women, riots
and a blind eye turned to all these problems. Some may say it
is mayhem. It becomes difficult to define “my india” in such
unsure situations. My love for the country makes me fear
what its future will look like but India has never been a
country to give up. The vision for tomorrow is filled with
laughter, warmth, brotherhood, unity and peace, just like the
period post-independence. What is assuring is that the
Indians are willing to dream, make an effort and grow
beyond this havoc together, hand-in-hand. That is My India.


But he that dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose. -Anne Bronte
-Aamirah Ahmed


Friday, September 18, 2020

O Love, be moderate; allay thy ecstasy,
for the men around are pensive,
their eyes show no mercy.
Grief and sorrow keeps playing their game,
so I plead thee, O heart,
don’t fall, refrain.

O sweet Venus, simmer the chariot driven by thee,
the touch of pain is evident in thy eyes,
the ones that often shine with glee.
Misery is the anchor holding thee at bay,
so I plead thee, O heart,
don’t fall, if thy may.

O bright stars, that die on such a night,
where two young lovers separate out of spite,
be gone, hatred in the awakening of love,
let lady Diana shed her light,
so I plead thee, O heart,
don’t fall, don’t put up a fight.

O motherly Juno, give me strength to fight for my pride,
as the mortal men are devious,
their hearts are cold, their tears have dried.
Let no Zeus trick thee into a treacherous kiss,
so I plead thee, O heart,
don’t fall, for ignorance is bliss.  
-Saniya Rumaiza


Trust me when I say,

No light passes my way.

Life has been a test,

with no time to rest.

All that mattered was looks,

Nothing to look in books.

My life has been a joke,

No trust from my folks.

No one has been near,

who would call me dear.

Love was planted,

My life was haunted.

Dreams have gone bitter,

Nothing looks brighter.

I loved to share,

But no one cared.

Trust me when I say,

No light passes my way.

Now that I have your attention. Life has become so busy that we do not have time to smile at our loved ones. we care less of those who do not come in our shortlisted closed ones. Then there comes those people who are so insecure but very talented who are unable to feel free enough to express themselves. 

To tell us insecure people to just do things is not the right way because ' If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men's cottages prince's palaces ' , those intelligent words by Portia from The Merchant Of Venice by Shakespeare. There is no one who would not want to be appreciated but what pulls some of us back is the fear of judgment and the self doubt that what we are is not enough. To those people who feel like this experience will teach you to never have a moment in life that you would regret. You do not have to make elaborate speeches to express yourself. You just have to make that one single statement that sums up all your views. As said by someone  'Silence is the best answer to all stupid questions and a smile is the best reaction in all critical situations'. If you have heard the story of 'B. Wordsworth' by V.S. Naipaul in which the protagonist, a poet, tries to write the greatest poem ever written. He tries sum up all the things that happened in a month in a single line and I believe even if he could not finish it he was a great poet because poems have to be written that way short but with so much meaning and even life is that way you just have to understand what to put forward finally

Remember the golden words of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam 'In life no one will remember how you looked, talked, walked or what you did...Everyone just remembers you by the way you made them feel when they were with you ' and this is how they judge you. Do not try to be someone believing that is what people like. You are different and unique and you are supposed to be that way. A simple smile, a hug, words of care is what people want, especially when everything has just been wrong about 2020. Life is unpredictable and you get to live just ones so give your best. People say many things but whom to listen and what you finally learn is what matters. 

To sum up all this 'You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think' the very special words from Winnie The Pooh. I just hope you start believing in all the extraordinary things you can do one day. Ending this with a small poem of hope.


Careful jokes, hidden feelings,

Suppressed words, untold truths.

Craving the careless life,

Living a described one.

Jump back into 

your older self,

Live again your

 childhood days.

Find the love,

Unforgettable through times,

Find those memories,

soothing your soul.

Look back

to a joyful life,

and remember

the heartfelt smiles.

Recall those

cloudy nights,

When you were not alone,

But with hopes of a tomorrow.

 -D. Pranati Sreya




I'm assuming a lot went on in the mind of late Pingali Venkayya when he was designing the Indian flag. Three colours that represent courage, peace and nature manage to arouse a sense of nationalism in every Indian. We live in a country where 22 languages are spoken. It is a profound mixture of cultures and traditions that characterise the "Indian way".

As much as we glorify unity in diversity and venture out to explore opportunities abroad, there is reason to be proud of being an Indian. India was unified and consolidated by many rulers and governments with the Mauryan empire being the first to unify the whole of India.

The colonial era nationalism that rose during the struggle for independence brought together people from all over the country with a common intention. One against foreign ownership. We didn't deserve to be exploited. The Indian population was a collective force against colonial rule and imperialism because India was not to provide for a superpower but to provide for its own “super citizens”.

The genetic make-up of an Indian is far better than that. As a potential superpower, India has had a growing international influence and prominent voice in world affairs. After centuries of colonial exploitation, India has become a newly industrialised country. This land has nurtured people with exceptional abilities. We‘ve got artists, quaint creatures, scholars and discoveries of those who make us proud.

This makes up the race of our nation. The race of my nation. Where I have rights, a say and security. The diversity here provides an exposure that no other terrain can offer. A true democracy, which when I come of age, makes me a part of the collection that is responsible for its rise and fall. A vision that reaches out to every citizen and resident and extends a helping hand because we are meant to co-exist while embracing fraternity. I have the right to equality and justice based on the simple fact that I belong here hence I deserve it, not that which my age, gender, cast or faith might suggest. 

Looking at years to come which may or may not be on Mars, I see a collaboration that will succeed without fear and bloodshed merely because the pen has always been more powerful than the sword. There should finally come a time where my country pioneers the peaceful war. The exchange of an olive branch will be a new found custom. Afterall, this country is a land of celebration and colour, do I really want to taint it? No.

As the great Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote,

"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high, 

where knowledge is free. 

Where the world has not been broken up 

into fragments by narrow domestic walls."

Growing up under the care of proud Indians and those who lived through the struggle for independence, I, a youth that has learned to appreciate the past glories of this land while being blessed with tranquility may well feel a thrill in invoking the prayer and salutation, “Jai Hind”.

-Ammaara Bashir Babukhan



“India is the cradle of human race, birthplace of human speech and mother
of history and tradition. Our most valuable and constructive materials are
treasured up in India only. ” -Mark Twain
India is the country which was given the title, “The Golden Bird” in the 17th
century, the country which harbors the immortal wonder of the world, The
Taj Mahal, the country which has witnessed the birth and glory of leaders
like Samrat Ashoka and Mahatma Gandhi, the country which exhibits “Unity
in Diversity” at its best and a country which builds up on the foundations of
non-violence and peace.
From being a colonial state to being a well renowned and prime economy of
the world, India has come a long way.
India is the land where the soaring Himalayas stand with all their might,
where the Ganges river feeds the agricultural fields of our farmers, where
the sultry beaches of Peninsular India attract a number of tourists.
Being a science student, how can I not mention the advancement of sciences
in India and the contributions of esteemed people like Aryabhatta, Mr. C V
Raman, the Nobel Prize awardee, Mr. A P J Abdul Kalam, the Missile Man of
India being one of the oldest civilizations of the world, has beheld the fusion
of distinct cultures and traditions reflecting the secular approach and the rich
heritage of our country, in whose lap breathe the happy followers of all
religions. Ours is a unique culture which cherishes its temples, mosques,
churches, which cherishes nearly 25 languages spoken across the country,
which cherishes different lifestyles, beliefs and the spectacular diversity that
resides in this nation.
Let us not forget that every coin has two sides, this diversity makes India so
special, yet unfortunately the same diversity tends to pull the strings of
disharmony in our country. The diversity which earns India its admiration
can sometimes cause people to take the wrong step of practicing violence in
the name of diversity, contrary to the Gandhian Principles on which our
country rests. This diversity sidetracks people from dominant issues like
hunger, poverty and unemployment.
But this is where the theme of this speech “My India” holds utmost relevance
to me. An India that I would call mine not just when it is lauded and highly
spoken of but an India that I would call mine when I can contribute even a
little in crossing these hurdles and making this nation more developed, an
India that I would call mine if I can do my bit in strengthening the values and
heritage of this celebrated nation and an India that I would call mine which
can make the world a better place by practicing and abiding by the essence
of peace and nonviolence.
I would like to end by saying that it fills my heart with immeasurable joy to
say that I am a proud Indian and the land that I stand upon with pride is
“My India!”
 Jai Hind!
-Rashiqua Munshi

That one small defect
What they call weakness,
Is installed in all,
And vulnerability it increases.

It brings down the cheery;
Moreover the optimistic,
To most it is unknown,
And never materialistic.

It gives you what's essential
And sometimes correct:
The roots to keep you all alive,
And the shoot to stand erect.

It was all what was needed
But nothing that was wanted,
To live a life that kept going
Which was never enchanted.

Beauty was missing
And so was dear glory,
That one drop of colour
Could take a turn towards victory.

That turn was taken
Which gave all the power;
The fruit started growing
Out of that desperate flower.

The flower was given,
And clearly not lent;
From the one I ever counted on,
And so it was called my strength.
-Ammaara Bashir Babukhan

 As rightly said by Mark Twain,” India is the cradle of human race , the birthplace of human speech,
the mother of History , the grandmother of legend and the great grandmother of tradition.” India is
one of the most ancient thriving civilizations of the world and a hotspot for tourists.It shelters 1.3
billion people who are of diverse ethnicities, yet are all united by the Tiranga.
Our nation got its independence of the 15th of August ,1947.It was achieved through the
perseverance of our freedom fighters like Gandhi Ji, Sarojini Naidu, Jawaharlal Nehru,
Subhash Chandra Bose among numerous others. We were one of the first countries to
achieve our freedom by a non-violent struggle.
Our Constitution, framed by Dr. B.R.Ambedkar imposed on the 26th of January,1950 that declares
our country to be a “sovereign,socialist,democratic,republic”, is the longest Constitution in the
world and makes our country the world’s largest democracy as well.
Our rich traditions, dating back to thousands of years are being followed to the notch, right up to
this date along with the incorporation of modernization. Our citizens pioneer in each and every
sphere of life. Algebra, trigonometry, calculus and the number “0” were invented in India. We have
imbibed fitness in the global citizens through Yoga and martial arts. Ayurveda, one of the most
ancient medicinal techniques,was also developed in our country. Our architects have built
countless monuments in the memory of our beloved ancestors that have withstood the ravages of
time. The Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World is also situated in India. Our diverse
land is home to many other UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Hampi.
Not only did we have a glorious past but we are also living in the prosperous present era. We are
home to the largest population of youth, the second most massive amount of internet users and English
speakers in the world. India boasts an extremely good track record in education and sports. We have
never lost even a single Kabaddi World Cup till date! India is the first country to successfully launch a
satellite to Mars in its very first attempt. Moreover, our country provides a mammoth amount of
Information Technology professionals to many international and indigenous companies. We have
achieved a remarkable feat of the world’s tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel as well.
Apart from this, India spearheads all other countries in terms of its diversity in land, language, culture
and tradition. It is estimated that over nineteen thousand languages are spoken in our country! Also,
our country nurtures people of various faiths in such a harmonious way that our brotherhood
and integrity is an example of co-existence worldwide. Our mouth-watering cuisines, our hospitality,
our utmost devotion in following our customs makes us stand apart from the rest. India is home to a
plethora of landforms as well. May it be the Himalayas, the Deccan Plateau or the coastal plains, all
mesmerize their onlookers with their serenity and beauty. India also hosts the Kumbh Mela in every
twelve years which is the largest congregation in the world! Such is the opulence of our beloved
India is heading towards a promising future as well. Our country is prospering through the “Make in
India “ campaign through which new employment opportunities are being provided to our
countrymen , thereby boosting our economy. Our country will be having the world’s foremost
radioactive reactor that will run our factories and workspaces efficiently. Numerous other scientific
feats are expected to be achieved by our fellow countrymen.
I would like to conclude by reiterating that we are extremely privileged to be the citizens of India
whose unity lies in the diversity of its people. India etches its splendour onto the minds of every
onlooker and leaves them with a perpetual impression Though each one of us is different in our
customs, our hearts beat with the same cadence as our homeland that has blessed us with abundance
and grace. Jai Hind!
-Amruha Ahmed 


They walked along the trail in search
Of food and shelter, or a living in fact,
Paw by paw they printed on
A pathway leading to their habitat.
They inhaled the air of forests, behold!
Had peace and shade and freedom full,
Did not know of the unmatched foe
Waiting to expand himself.
-Ammaara Bashir Babukhan

All of us do think but do we know whether what we think is right or wrong?According to me,
there is nothing like right or wrong thoughts. Thoughts are like those relatives whom we
don't want to come but they come unwillingly. Same is the case with our thoughts. We
cannot stop our thoughts but we can surely control them because at some moment,
nothing else but your own thoughts may kill you from inside. All of us just care about
what other people would think, instead, if we would think 'who cares?', it makes a lot of
difference. It's just like a cycle that other people influence our thoughts and our
thoughts influence us.  If no person has the right to influence our thoughts, why are
we allowing them to do so? Lastly, I would advice, "Think happy, stay
-Saanch Agarwal

A cradle for tradition, a birthplace for origination, a home of
individuality and a place of diversity is what makes my country, India.
Greetings everyone, or must I tell, my fellow Indians. I, Aamirah Ahmed
of grade XI, will be expressing myself on the topic, ‘My India’. Having
been independent for 74 years, after immense struggle, has moulded
our country into what it is today. Even though it could be described as a
place of fast-paced economic development, a home to 1.3 billion
inhabitants, a powerful democracy, a land of beautiful landforms like
the Himalayas and the Thar, a country which as a whole forms
dissimilar harmonies, India will always be considered a feeling.

India has always been a country that I could call mine. Making me
a reflection of what it is, India has had a profound impact on not only
me but also the rest of the Indians. It has given me the roots which
have been instilled in such a way that, I have realized, we are nothing
but the characteristics of our country itself. India has been a harbor to
everyone, like a parent which is to its child. A place I can always call
mine irrespective of the circumstances and can always come back to.
The power to stand out, in its own ways, amongst all of the 195
countries in the world is what makes India unique. The diversity,
customary, spirituality, being a basket for several religions, yet a
country which is extremely present-day, pragmatic, freethinking and
accepting is what makes India, India. Even though it’s a country with
several distinctions such as the 29 states, 22 languages, 31 cuisines and
several other unending dissimilarities, it has had the power to bind us
together through unseen forces. India is that prism which converts the
seven very different colours into the pure white light when passed
through it. Even though to some people it may be a place of wide
diversity, unbreakable unity, a place which is the homeland to the most
renowned freedom fighters of the world, a place of the several known
and unknown scientists, mathematicians, authors, poets and poetesses,
philosophers, athletes, artists, prominent figures, the birthplace of
several iconic games like chess, a place of eye-opening monuments and
buildings, a place which has various landforms starting from the fast-
flowing rivers to the still mountain ranges, but to me, it will always be
an indescribable feeling.

In conclusion, India is my home. A feeling which brings warmth
even when I merely think of it. A place of uncountable distinctions, yet
unceasing unity and understanding. A place which in its own way tends
to bring a new surprise. A place which is young and mature at the same
time. A place developing in its own unique ways. A country
unapologetically itself. To sum up in Rajiv Gandhi’s words, India is an
old country but a new nation. Thank you. Jai Hind.
-Aamirah Ahmed 
A chorus of non-similar chirpings,
An accord of angels’ singing,
A group of diverging raindrops,
Making God eavesdrop.

Every different note,
Every different lyric,
Combining together,
To make flawless music.

All humans,
All entities,
Being themselves,
To form the dissimilar harmonies.
-Aamirah Ahmed
When the stars are a stone’s throw away
And you hear the nocturnal birds sing in the tenebrous night,
You wonder if you will ever be
As free as the feathers during a bird’s flight.

You imagine being at liberty as a feather
And facing all the menace,
But a little voice in your head
Makes your mind’s inward eye offset.

You then take a huge leap with immense fear in your heart
And risk flying without a shield.
That is when you realize that you are light,
Yet strong as a feather and are finally free.
-Aamirah Ahmed

Sunday, July 12, 2020

                                                            WHAT TO DO

What to do, I'm not going to change myself for you.
What to do, if I like pizzas ,cool drinks and ice cream
I'm not going to quit it because of you.
What to do if I m overweight,I'm not going to lose it because of you.
What to do if I'm dark
I'm not going to change my colour because of you.
What if I like socialising
I'm not going to stop it because of you.
What to do, I like dressing I'm not going to leave it for you.
Why? Why don't you understand that I'm a teen ........
These are the things that people of my age enjoy........
We have lots of pressure not only with studies but also from peer.
I think life should be balanced, the amount of pressure we have is the amount we enjoy.
I love my teenage and I'm going to take full advantage of it because I know it's never going to return for you.
I love my teenage and I'm going to take full advantage of it because I know it's never going to return.

-Daksha Agarwal

I hear my mom scream,
"Bags, books, your comb and cream
Scattered on the bed with those of jeans
This is how you keep your room clean?"
Do you sometimes forget I am a teen?

I hear my father say,
"Wake up, get up, chase your dreams,
This is the time to choose your stream.
Leave your Instagram, songs and films
Don't waste your time in front of a mobile screen"
I wonder why they don't understand that I am a teen.

I hear people say
"OMG, look at her size!
Foods and drinks? She'll never compromise"
Please try and understand I am a teen.
Let me be
Let me enjoy my teenage
Stop ruling over me,
This age won't return back to me, let me enjoy
Please understand I am a teen.
-Pakhi Agarwal


I used to look at the world and there was much to see
But now there is much unseen
There isn't much to do but watch our own screen.
Shops are closed , streets are empty
Our time in isolation just gets frenzy.

Let's imagine the world after this,
There will be bargaining on streets to highest deceit,
There will be students bunking classes roaming in malls
Unlike homeschooling, where we used to put our camera off,
There will be honking on roads and shouting on streets to buy 1kg and get another free.
We will be walking on roads without any fear , free of masks and oxygen near.

-Pakhi Agarwal
10 B


As deep as a midnight sleep,
As silent as the night sky,
As heavy as a heart that weeps,
As timid as a child that’s shy .

Like an unbreakable companion,
It exists with the moon .
Occasionally moving like a galloping stallion,
It can make a lonely heart swoon .

Teeming with life,
The ocean stretches for miles.
It can make any heart overwhelm,
Being a chasmic realm .

-Aamirah Firdous Ahmed



Screams of justice silenced,
While society pretends to be balanced.
Your pointless efforts I shall survive,
with a heart to love till I die.

Mascara, gloss with pastel spirit I groove,
Brightness of my long nails undermining the sun,
You call me a creature that defies masculinity,
But we stand out because we highlight humanity.

No, I don't need your validation
Nor your comments for compensation
Breaking stereotypes of a lady like
I colour my hair phenomenal like
I bear designed marks that define me
I wear glitter that shines me
Nose rings make us devil incarnation you say,
But we slay that imperfect beauty every day.

Body shaming, bullying, discrimination and further,
little-little disastrous creations of Mr. Lucifer.
We deny your norms and you disown us,
We chase our happiness while you continue to ignore us.

Your God made you, so are we
But how gruesome were we that we deserved your cruelty.
I am the change that I hope to see in altering existence,
Look into each other’s miserable eyes and join to sustain acceptance
Let not I pray, ancient laws mould your opinion
Understand a simple fact that being unique is not inviting a Draconian.
An initiative is required to give momentum to difference which would later fuel the rocket to a
change and natural compliance.

So, go ahead society test us all,
We know you despise us but these barriers shall fall.
Justice will be fought for,
silencing your norms,
We are not men and women but mere human forms.
Nature hath framed us with evergreen imperfection,
So, my dear fellow humanist, a friendly reminder to all---
STOP hiding and START living for your satisfaction,
For their pointless efforts we shall survive with a heart to spread love till we die.

-Saishri Bagde

Do you think life is plain?
That's because you are not mentally present when the rhythms of the heart try to make you feel alive.

-Saishri Bagde


The roads are quiet and so am I
There are no vehicles ,not even a fly.
Curious to know what lay beyond the sky
It looks azure and high !

The grass is greener and Wow! The birds gleefully sigh,
I wish this remains my beautiful World forever and I never die.
Alas! a Virus has made everyone cry.

I braided the branches to suit my needs
I selfishly scraped the mountains to make my world of fountains.
I ate the flesh and grilled
it for my needs.
Ah what deeds !

Fallen I am but not to stay,
Awaken again leaving behind dismay.

Time to see myself I guess
For I need to remove my mess.
Introspecting my mind and soul
This is the time I can hole!

Hole, a place for my Soul
Digging it deeper to reach my Goal.
Making it stronger, peaceful and whole!

Tell me your name, why are you shy?
You too wish the same life as I!
For I think, I dream, I write and I apply
Never loose hope and fly!

Turnover all the stones
To know the world of unknown.
Sit on your game of thrones
To remove all the cyclones.

Soon you will see the Orange light
And your journey of Enlightenment will start with a Flight!

-Deepika Bijawat
Art Educator
Nasr School


It's not a long story,
Just my thoughts on a small piece of paper
That comprises volumes of love, of a dreamer

Thoughts flowing in the space where only he could hear.
Her sad eyes, he could not bear.

They could not meet in the glory of their space,
And move on together with pace.

They consoled each other with music of their breadth,
Playing their notes in depth.

Wanted a nest, strong and wired .
Anticipated for a social thread, much aspired .
There was fear in Nature and dreams fired .

As they sat in a seesaw of ups and downs,
Echoed their souls in lesser known but crowded towns.

Crowded towns of Silence, of Secracy
Where both had their own frequency.
No one would ever understand their Anthroposophy.

Eternal it was, they believed
Nothing could be deceived.

Soul, a garment , he said
We would meet when we head!
Head towards the morning light
In the space so bright .
The grass would be greener, Right?

She was confused !
Just a garment he said, if not here
They would meet only after Rest!

-Deepika Bijawat
Art Educator
Nasr school