Into the Wild: Mr. Kailash Mani

Venturing into the literal wild, new staff leave the safety of their monkey-less roads and tackle the great unknown we call Woodstock. The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to chronicle the first chapter of their adventures. Being from Tamil descent, Mr. Kailash Mani, the new English teacher, had always wanted to know more […]

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Unplanned trip upends expectations

How much money would you ask for to wake up at 5 a.m. on a summer vacation morning?  I wouldn’t even consider the deal. Especially when I know I’ve woken up super-early only to go on a short-planned trip, with driving — from the hill station of Mussoorie to another named Manali — hogging the […]

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New schedule presents challenges and opportunities

When students dispersed after the first assembly of the academic year, in order to save paper, they were instructed to fill out their own schedules with the help of Skyward. Soon, the high school hallways were drowning with loud chattering and hysterical shouts. Many had five classes a week; normally, one would have five a […]

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Into the Wild: Mr. Aaron Shange

Venturing into the literal wild, new staff leave the safety of their monkey-less roads and tackle the great unknown we call Woodstock. The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to chronicle the first chapter of their adventures. “Mussoorie is like my childhood place, the weather, the terrain over here are amazing,” said Mr Aaron […]

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Blind spots of Independence Days

How much do Woodstockers know about Indian and Korean Independence day? After talking to a small group of them, the answer seems to be: not much. All names have been removed to protect the innocent (and ignorant). Question: What is the precise date of the India-Pakistan Partition? What people thought: “I don’t know” and a […]

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A day brims with diversity

Like most communities around the world, Woodstock has its own unique way of celebrating national holidays. This year too, on Aug. 15, the excitement of celebrating Indian Independence day amongst the staff and students was at its peak. Unlike several institutions in India, Woodstock does not offer a day off from school, instead it invites […]

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Let’s talk about mental health

In the fast-moving world of the 21st century, mental illness continues to be a stigma not talked about enough. The word itself is a taboo in communities around the world and few are comfortable indulging in an open discussion about it. People with mental illnesses are scared to talk about it because their illness isolates […]

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Into the Wild: Ms. Leaf and Mr. Dinesh

Venturing into the literal wild, new staff leave the safety of their monkey-less roads and tackle the great unknown we call Woodstock. The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to chronicle the first chapter of their adventures.  Before even considering working in India, Mr. Dinesh Ayyappan and Ms. Leaf Elhai visited the country in […]

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