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The Mayo College

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Mayo Mayo College College Weekly Weekly Newsletter Newsletter The

Issue No.27

Merci et Au-revoir!

The Mayo College Mail interviews Monsieur Baptiste Gasselin, who stayed and taught French at Mayo for a year and returned to France last week. MCM (The Mayo College Mail): How was your stay at MCM: What would MCM: What would Mayo? you remember about you remember about BGS (Baptiste Gasselin): When I look back at the year your stay the most when your stay the most when In France we gone by, I find that my stay at Mayo was not about learnyou get back to France? you get back to France? always ing, it was in fact about sharing and experiencing new BGS: I find it BGS: I find ithave 20 things from teachers and discovering from students. The impossible pick one even impossible to pick one marks topapers educational systems are very different in France and Inmoment. There are a lot moment. There are a lot if their duration is dia. You will not find a school like Mayo in France as of moments jumping in of moments jumping in we don’t have such good architecture of heritage buildmy mind. I remember my mind. I remember 4 hours. ings in our schools. In fact, when my family visited Mayo my first assembly in my first assembly in they were surprised and even asked me whether this is a Mayo College on April Mayo College on April school or not! 1, 2009. When I first saw the ancient assembly hall, I just kept thinking what I am doing sitting here at this place! I MCM: What are your thoughts about India? remember the sports I played with the Mayoites; I rememBGS: I feel that even in a year, I didn’t see India propber the festivals which I feel like celebrating every year! erly at all… Imagine a 10 feet high cake…I just had a Mayo is a school where there are no boundaries between teaspoon of this cake! There is so much in India that is students and teachers. It is a family which no one can dito be seen. I loved the Indian food. Although it’s quite vide. Talking about India, I remember traveling in the train. spicy for me, I really liked it. The Indians are nice. Some (Laughs) Indian trains are wonderful and unique in their are smart, some are stupid! The main thing about this own special way. Even the monuments were great. nation is that anywhere you go, you get to learn new and

impressive things. I have gone to many new countries like Australia, but India has a wonderful history of centuries and centuries. I liked all the festivals. Holi was especially good. I wish we had festivals like Holi, Diwali and Rakhi in France. MCM: What differences do you find between the French and Indian education systems? BGS: Oh…there is a very huge difference. In France, there are many ways to get to the next class even if you get very low marks. In India, you have got to be the best to survive. Here, there are hard workers also and many ‘give-ups’ also. In France we always have a 20 marks papers even if their duration is 4 hours and unlike India, in a single school almost 20 regional languages are taught in France as optional subjects.

MCM: What is your message to the Mayoites? BGS: I would like to just say that students should trust their teachers. Find your way, your path yourself. You will one day realise what you want to do in your future…it is not necessary that this day would come soon…it may come anytime and take you into a new and a better life. Don’t be worried with what others say. Don’t let others pressurize you. Your life is only yours and nobody else’s. “Le vrai miroir de nos discours est le cours de nos vies.”

Your words reflect your personality and the way you lead your life. (Motto of his University).


OPINION POLL

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NO 27.9% 24 VOTES

YES 63.95% 55 VOTES

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Issue No.27

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Next poll - Do you think there can be a better disciplinary system than the current Tick System? CAN’T SAY 8.14% 7 VOTES

Saturday, March 13, 2010

“Know your needs, not wants.”

‘’‘’‘’‘’‘’‘’‘’‘’‘’‘’‘’‘’‘’‘’‘’‘’‘’‘’‘’‘’‘’ “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”

Colour-ed and Cravat-ed!

Debate The Interhouse Hindi Debate for Middles was held on the Bikaner Pavilion on March 9, 2010. The topic for the debate was ‘Gandhigiri is an effective way of solving problems’, and each house had a speaker speaking for and another speaking against the topic. The results are as follows:

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Individual Rankings: 1. Pranjal Agarwal ( Jaipur House) 2. Praneet Khandal ( Jaipur House) 3. Mridul Godha (BT House)

The College Colours and Cravats were awarded to the meritorious students in the field of sports, academics and co-curricular activities by the Principal during the special assembly at the Bikaner Pavilion on March 6, 2010. The Cravats are quite unique in their own way as they are awarded only once in a lifetime for particular societies/magazines/academics. The colours on the other hand are awarded to the budding sportsmen of the school and may be given more than once to the same boy.

House-wise Rankings: 1. Jaipur House 2. BT House 3. Ajmer House Shared Kashmir House

CORRIGENDUM In the Opinion Poll of the previous issue (No. 26), the Yes option stood for Fiction and the No option stood for Non-Fiction. We apologise for the mistake.


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for peace of mind Forgive And Forget: This is the most powerful aid to peace of mind. We often develop ill feelings inside our heart for the person who insults us or harms us. Get over this bad habit. Life is too short to waste in such trifles. Forgive & forget, and march on. Do Not Crave For Recognition: This world is full of selfish people. They seldom praise anybody without selfish motives. They may praise you today because you are in power, but no sooner than you are powerless, they will forget your achievement and will start finding faults in you. Their recognition is not worth the aggravation. Do your duties ethically and sincerely. Change Yourself According To The Environment: If you try to change the environment single-handedly, the chances are you will fail. Instead, change yourself to suit your environment. As you do this, even the environment, which has been unfriendly to you, will mysteriously change and seem congenial and harmonious. Do Not Bite Off More Than You Can Chew: This maxim needs to be remembered constantly. We often tend to take more responsibilities than we are capable of carrying out. Know your limitations. Why take on additional loads that may create more worries? You cannot gain peace of mind by expanding your external activities. Never Leave The Mind Vacant: An empty mind is the devil’s workshop. All evil actions start in the vacant mind. Keep your mind occupied in something positive, something worthwhile. Actively follow a hobby. You must decide what you value more: money or peace of mind. Do Not Procrastinate And Never Regret: Do not waste time in protracted wondering “ Should I or shouldn’t I?” Days, weeks, months, and years may be wasted in that futile mental debating. You can never plan enough because you can never anticipate all future happenings. Value your time and do the things that need to be done. It does not matter if you fail the first time. You can learn from your mistakes and succeed the next time. Learn from your mistakes, but do not brood over the past. Do not regret. Why cry over spilt milk?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Issue No.27

This too shall pass!

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nce upon a time there lived this Jewish king named Solomon. In a grumpy mood, he thought of teaching Benamiah Ben Yehoyada, his minister, a lesson. So he assigned him a seemingly impossible task. He ordered Benamiah to find him a magic ring with extraordinary features. And that was – if you were happy and wore the ring, your would feel unhappy and vice-versa. If you were joyous and wore it, you would feel absolutely sad! Solomon gave him a six-month timeline for the search. Deep down in their hearts, both Solomon and Benamiah knew that such a ring did not exist in the universe. Benamiah prayed hard for a miracle. A little before the deadline was over - and having walked all over for such a ring - he decided to go to one of the poorest places in Jerusalem. There he saw an old merchant who was spreading out his goods on a carpet. Benamiah was quite intrigued. He thought, ‘Let me take a chance with him.’ Therefore, he asked the merchant whether he had a magic ring of that kind. The merchant smiled. He took a gold ring from his wares and etched four words on it. Benamiah took the gold ring. When he read the inscription, he was extremely happy. He felt that his mission was accomplished. He went back to Solomon. Solomon and all his ministers began making a mockery of Benamiah, teasing him as he would have returned empty-handed. Benamiah smiled and offered the gold ring to His Majesty. As soon as Solomon read what was written, he stopped being a tease. The words were ‘this too shall pass’. Suddenly, Solomon felt that everything in life was ephemeral, and nothing lasts forever.

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FIXTURES OF THIS WEEK DATE March 13 March 13 March 14 March 14 March 15 March 16 March 16 March 17 March 18 March 19 March 19 March 20 March 20

VENUE Mumbai Mohali Kolkata Chennai Ahemedabad Bengaluru Kolkata New Delhi Bengaluru New Delhi Visakhapatnam Motera Mumbai

TEAMS MI vs RR KXIP vs DD KKR vs RCB CSK vs DC RR vs DD RCB vs KXIP KKR vs CSK DD vs MI RCB vs RR DD vs CSK DC vs KXIP RR vs KKR MI vs RCB


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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Issue No.27

Tongue your twist...OOPS! A big black bug bit a big black bear, made the big black bear bleed blood. ..................................................................................................

One smart fellow, he felt smart. Two smart fellows, they felt smart. Three smart fellows, they all felt smart. ..................................................................................................

She sells sea shells by the sea shore. The shells she sells are surely seashells. So if she sells shells on the seashore, I’m sure she sells seashore shells.

I cannot bear to see a bear Bear down upon a hare. When bare of hair he strips the hare, Right there I cry, “Forbear!” ........................................................................................................

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood. ........................................................................................................

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A Tudor who tooted a flute tried to tutor two tooters to toot. Said the two to their tutor, “Is it harder to toot or to tutor two tooters to toot?”

Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep. The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed shilly-shallied south. These sheep shouldn’t sleep in a shack; sheep should sleep in a shed. ........................................................................................................

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NEW BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY T’ta Professor - Manohar S. Joshi

! HOWLERS ! “Can you please give me coloured pencils?”

The Gathering Storm - Robert Jordan

“Wai Wai was really wow wow.” “I am not as dumbest as I look”

Necropolis - Anthony Horowitz

“I have got one of the most hairs” Granny - Anthony Horowitz

“My unluck is too bad”

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer The Magic Theif - Sarah Preneas Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead

“He has become blank-handed” “My camera captures dark light” “Are they selling free chocolates in the Café?”

Heard somebody speaking very weird English? Send us your howlers at editor@mayocollege.com The Mayo College Mail Editorial Team:

Editor-In-Chief: Mridul Godha Editors: Krishit Arora, Siddhant Datta,Tejas Singh Special Assistance: Mr. Rakesh Alfred Credit: Mr. Sudeep Dey Special Thanks To: Mr. D.S. Jhala and Computer Dept. Read online at: www.mayocollege.com Send your writings at: editor@mayocollege.com

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