Gangotri hike in photos

Grade 11 went on a trip to Gangotri to learn about travel writing, hiking and the rich heritage of the area. Along the way, the group saw animals, beautiful sights, and they bonded with everyone on the trip, making everything generally more enjoyable. We left our hotel in the morning and walked up to an […]

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My mother fights a riptide for me

I was stranded out at sea, the shore was barely visible, My nine-year-old self stared out, mouth agape. I couldn’t believe what was happening. When I went with my family for a holiday to Orissa, a state on India’s western coast, I didn’t expect my life to be in danger. It was just supposed to […]

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Review: Blackfish

The movie Blackfish explores the impact of captivity on intelligent animals. Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, it tells the story of a killer whale, Tilikum, in captivity and how the cruelty and hardship in his life lead him to kill several trainers, and yet the company still doesn’t release him as he is worth too much […]

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Corruption takes a toll on countries

When driving up to Woodstock School for the first time, I witnessed an event that bothered me, in spite of how trivial it appeared to be. When we reached the tollgate between Dehradun and Mussoorie, the gatekeeper saw that we were foreigners and asked the taxi driver for the tax imposed on tourists. When the […]

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