Far, far away: bonding at a tiger reserve

Little kids chuckled all around me as they ran across the playground of a small government school, just a few kilometers from our resort. I hid behind one of the broken walls of the main school building with little Sunita, while one of the other kids looked for us. We were playing hide and seek.  […]

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Far, far away: reaching Baiyan Top

“I am feeling so tired right now” were the first words I wrote in my sketchbook which would detail my journey to Baiyan Top. It was 6:00 a.m. as we boarded the bus for an 8-hour journey to our campsite. I was pretty excited and wanted to keep an open mind. Otherwise, I knew I […]

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Far, far away: Memories of Mukteshwar

At 6 a.m. on a Sunday morning, while most students were lying in their cozy beds, dreaming or even having nightmares, Faadumo Adam, Aliciah Serbastian, and I (all from Class of 2021), the only students on the trip, along with Mr. Mark, Mrs. Mark, and Gracy, our three chaperones, were shivering in the cold waiting […]

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Review: Lotte’s Homebaked Goods and Landour Coffee

On the Mullingar slope, Lotte’s Homebaked Goods, a quaint Dutch café, has recently opened much to the delight of the students and staff.  The ambiance in the café is beautiful and cozy, closely resembling that of a café in the Netherlands, where Lotte Kapur is originally from. There are eye-catching paintings of tulips, the clock, […]

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The case of the missing girl

Editor’s note: Riya Gupta writes the first ever fictional short story to be published on The Woodstocker. Her writing is inspired by several works from the collection The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami.   Sitting on top of the hospital bed, I told my wife to get me my trunk. This trunk had all the important case […]

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