Renovated classroom looks traditional yet modern

Coming back from a lengthy winter break, students encountered caution tape planted outside HS20 with construction work finishing up inside. Unveiled this week, the classroom was no longer cold and dark. The newly renovated room looks neat and clean. Mr Sanjeev Puri, the school’s chief operating officer, gave students a tour of the space, emphasizing its […]

Read More…

White welcome to Trimester 3

Students woke up to a winter wonderland Friday after an overnight storm dumped snow and ice on Mussoorie. Classes continued as scheduled, but the Upper Years’ advisor night has been postponed until further notice. Photos by Dhrubhagat Singh and The Woodstocker staff

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

Coolies carry our burden on their shoulders

The last day of vacation ends and the first day of school begins. Students unload their taxis and put down big suitcases and trunks. Now the only problem is, how do they carry all those heavy suitcases and boxes all the way to their dorms? “Coolies!” students immediately think. Undernourished, old-scrawny men and sometimes young […]

Read More…

Asking People Random Questions

Everyday at school, I see people walking by. Whether it be in the corridors, at the cafeteria,  or in the gym. They don’t talk to me, I don’t talk to them. It’s an unspoken rule. However, I sometimes fail to realise that these students are just like me with their opinions, daily routines and thoughts. […]

Read More…

Blocked websites interfere with work

The internet, the dark hole containing unethical content, but also a lovely source for those thirsty for knowledge. In Woodstock, however, our internet usage is heavily restricted thanks to the beloved TigerNet. Once upon a time, a very bored reporter so-called Nalin Mahajan was browsing through the net came across an article on “Why Men […]

Read More…

Ordering food is such a pain

It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon, yet students are fully dressed and outside, instead of sleeping in. With loose notes and wallets in their hands, some are waiting impatiently for their food orders at the guard post, or in the parking lot, while some take this opportunity to play basketball, or just walk around and enjoy the […]

Read More…

Here comes the sun

Most Woodstockers find the Mussoorie monsoons depressing. Dark, gloomy skies, slimy leeches … there are many good reasons why monsoons are hated. They even make the “freshly cleaned” dhobi clothes stink. I remember when I was a new student, the monsoon used to make me homesick. Walking up to school with an umbrella and a […]

Read More…