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November 2012

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Hi, Isn’t it amazing that there are over 7 billion people on the planet and every single one of them is a remarkable individual? We each have thoughts and ideas and memories and feelings. What is happening in your brain when talking and listening? This is not about mechanics of speaking, listening and understanding a language. This is about subjective sensation of being you: How you behave, how you respond and who you are. When asked: Who are you? What is your place in the world? Children came up with amazing answers. Some with comparable vocabularies and some simple and endearing! One particularly remarkable reply was: I am me, irreplaceable me, just me, original me! To God and my family I’m precious and so special. And that is what is important! So just accept yourself! Be yourself. Well, if you don't know the real you, just act naturally, the self you are most laid back and comfortable in. Whatever people think of you is their business. You don't need their thoughts and opinions. Our theme for the next issue is Friendship. All human beings need and want to share the common bond of friendship with others and making and maintaining friendships is something that you’ll do throughout your whole life. Friendships are not just a luxury; they are a necessity! Never forget the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: The only way to have a good friend is to be one! As you all know we had our first BuzzTimes Correspondent Meet on 13th Oct ’12. The excitement and the electricity in the air was amazing! I am truly grateful to all the correspondents with whose effort we were able to turn this dream into a reality. The pages ahead are a testimony of how big a success the event was! Keep enjoying and write to us about your old and new friends! Shine and Smile in Self-Love Always, Cheers! Anita Jaswal PS: A Word For You No one looks the way you do. I have noticed, yes it's true. No one walks the way you walk. No one talks the way you talk. Because you are made that way, Repeat ten times and say. I am special. I am me. There's no one else I'd rather be! Say again and again: I'm Glad I'm ME!

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Special Correspon dent Hi friends, In the Buzzing Talent feature, I want to introduce to you a future cricket star. He is Samarth Nagpal an exceptional sportsperson with the ability to lead a team. He is the captain of the Suncity Junior Cricket Team and also the vice-captain of the senior team. And he is just 13 years old! It was a pleasure interviewing him: Me: What is one thing you love about cricket? Why do you pursue it so much? Samarth: I simply love the game and I want to achieve something in cricket because of the craze this game has on the world. If I achieve something I will be doing it for my country and to make Indians proud. Me: Who is your mentor and who is helping you build your passion?’ Samarth: I have been to many academies like the MS Cricket Academy, Ryders Sports, Gursharan Academy and am currently working on my cricket skills at the Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence. I would like to thank Rahul Sir especially as he was the person, who taught me how to hold a bat and all about good hand-eye coordination and understanding of cricket strategy and tactics. Me: Who is your idol in cricket and why? Samarth: My idol is MS Dhoni. I really look up to his skills of captaincy, the way he handles his entire team and remains calm. All his match winning knocks come in at the moment of immense pressure. Me: Have you ever met any cricket legend and what was your reaction when you met him? Samarth: Yes I have met a few like Karthik, Ajay Rathra, M Bisla and Yuvraj Singh! Me: Can you list a few of your important achievements till date? Samarth: I haven’t won any special trophy yet, but as per my achievements, I am going to places around the world and learning cricket on a higher level. I have been to Australia and Bangalore, and recently to South Africa. Me: How do you balance your time between cricket and studies? Samarth: My parents have been very supportive and they ensure that I keep the balance in sports and studies. They are doing so much and I know that they expect a lot. Me: What are your current goals? Samarth: My goals in life are of course becoming a cricketer but before that I want to be a good human being. Me: What are things you like other than cricket? Samarth: I don’t have a lot of free time but whenever I have time I like to do cooking, swimming, cycling, badminton, T.T and revising my favourite subjects- History and Grammar. Me: Where do you see yourself after five years from now? In the Indian Cricket Team? Samarth: Firstly, I see myself as growing up and driving a car! Of course I will be extremely happy to be part of the Team. And for sure it will make my parents and my mentors proud. 3 Me: Any message which you want to pass on to other kids? Samarth: I will just say that you never lose; we don’t lose until we stop trying to win. Wow! It was an amazing experience for me interviewing a person older to me. And I must add Samarth is a very humble, amusing and has a great sense of humour. And I pray his willpower and hard work will get him many laurels! Ansh Singhal

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Knowing Myself at 7

Everyone has their own world. My little world has my home, my family, my friends and my school. I have a special place in their hearts. At home I am the first born. My parents love me. And it makes me feel special. My family means a lot to me. I work hard to make them feel proud of me. Among my friends I’m the most popular girl because I am smartest. As for my school, I take part in every activity that happens there. And, do you know, I’m the monitor of my class too. My teachers adore me. Well doesn’t it make my world great, and me a very special girl. It sure does!!!

Sanjoni Jain 7 years

My name is Avni Singh. Literal meaning of my name is Earth Lion. I am in Class 2 in The Shri Ram School, Aravali. I like my teacher because she doesn't scold me. I like art and travelling to new places. I like drawing princesses. My last holiday and my favourite place is Mount Rainier which is an active volcano. We also went to Mount Mazama and the Crater Lake and I thought it was haunted at night. I like Chinese food and I like Thai food. I like my friends and their names are Pranvi and Meher and Janvi. I like them because they make me feel happy. I want to become a singer when I grow up because I like singing. I want to save planet Earth by saving electricity.

Avni Singh 7 years (3)


buzzing poets

MY PLACE IN THE WORLD My place in the world can be a mere child, sometimes a little wild. My place in the world can be a writer, or a martial arts fighter! My place in the world can be a scientist, or an archaeologist. My place in the world can be a musician, or later a politician! With so many choices It is hard to choose. I’ll see in a decade, Who I am going to be! I’ll think about it in the future, meanwhile I’ve got things to do and people to see. While resting under a tree, with pen and paper in hand, writing a poem about me!

Purva Bhattacharjee 12 years

My Beautiful Pond Pond, pond, my beautiful pond! With so many fish of whom I’m fond! There are yellow ones and red ones but green are so few, They make a pretty picture, oh what a lovely view! A little girl is rowing a boat and singing a song It’s so lovely, the fish swim along! The girl is so happy she says aloud, “I wish I could swim and float like the cloud!”

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Mili Sharma 8 years


Sun Is Great Sun is great it never hates Never late to shine in the sky Does not like to congregate But likes to stay in it’s way Sun is great it looks like a plate And it determines our fate, We appreciate that the sun has given life And so it is really great. Sun is great never late, It brings light to the sky, And happiness to the world And is never shy So tell me if there was no sun Where would light come from? And from where will happiness come? And how will plants grow?

Tanav Rawal 10 years

The Star and the Sun Star, star star, you are so bright and clean. Take me to your home please! Sun, sun, sun, you are so hot and bright But plants and people need your light!

Aryan Sinha 9 years

A Thought I Think! Take time to be friendly, it brings happiness! Take time to dream, it will carry you to the stars! Take time to love, it is the joy of life! Take time to be content, it is the music of the soul!

Niharika Wadhwani 7 years (5)


Our World As We See It! celebrate

EARTH

The Earth is kind and nice, It’s really very pretty! My parents keep me safe, And my friends are there for me! I play a lot with dolls And my teachers teach me a lot! The Earth is kind and nice, It’s really very pretty!

Samayka & Aliya Chauhan 7 & 6 years

Galloping over the hills and rivers Hi, I’m a nine year old, I don’t like school because my teacher scolds. I get lots of homework, which is very boring! I want to be free, and fly like a bird soaring! I want to gallop over the rivers and hills. Feel happy and pray for good will!

Sagar Harsana 10 years (6)


I Am ME

Me And My Role In The World My name is Dheevum. How do you like yourself? When I look into my own mind, I find that I do not say wow what a nice old chap or having affectionate feelings. I do not think that I like myself because I am particularly good, but just because I am myself and I know I am special. I might hate something which I have done. Nevertheless, I do not stop to feel good about myself and accept who I am I think I have many roles in the world. My first role is to save endangered animals. The next is to design amazing cars and show them to the world. As I am good in English, Maths, Swimming and Basketball, I think I can achieve a lot! And above all I like myself a lot!

Dheevum Fotedar 10 years

Me!

Hello, I am Anoushka Sekhar studying in Scottish High International School in grade 5. Some of my hobbies are dancing, drawing and all the types of sports and specially football. My favourite authors are Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene. I have a younger brother named Satya who is 4 years old. We both have a great relationship. He is cute and naughty I really get annoyed with my brother when he plays with my things without my permission and tries to imitate me and makes me angry. I am a big nature lover. I have a dream of becoming an actress, nature photographer or a fashion designer. Some of my favourite movies are The Sound of Music, Home Alone and Toonpur ka Super Hero. My birth day is on 17 Sep. I love the book Nancy Drew, False Notes and Enid Blyton’s Famous Fives. That’s all I would like to say!

Anoushka Sekhar 10 years (7)


Summing Up 11 Years Of My Life! My journey of life started in 2000 on 30th December in Gurgaon. In 2004 I joined Delhi Public School but in a year’s time I joined Pathways World School. I remember being 5 years old when I loved watching the cartoons Winnie the Pooh and Spiderman. As I entered grade 2 I started reading books, playing basketball and watching horror movies. As I entered grade 4 I started realizing the need to study more and along the way I got interested in Maths and Physics. During these years I won many medals in Skating and Athletics. Now I am in middle school in the 6th grade and I remember those days of nursery when I had no pressure of studies or anything. I learnt one thing by looking at the past that live your childhood to the fullest. And also I look forward to my long life ahead. Ayush Dagar 11 years

Flying High I am a happy girl and I love to chatter. I love to dance and sing. I don’t like to hurt anybody and love all creatures big and small. I want to fly like a bird in the sky, touching the clouds going high and high! Swooping down the lake, soaring up the mountains! Today in Goa, tomorrow in Australia! Going around the world, Free and happy along with other birds! Saloni Dhingra 10 years

I am ME!! I love to play, but I hate to write! And I can run very fast, my aim is to be a sportsman! Don’t try to change me, The likes of me are rare to find! I am me, in my own way!

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B. Tejaswi 11 years


Cricketing Inspiration Inspiration Inspiration Inspiration! That helps overcome my limitation. It makes me fly high and high And helps me touch the sky. It makes me feel like a superstar Which helps me touch the sky. My goal my goal my goal Need inspiration to achieve my goal, I want to become a cricketer Tendulkar is my inspiration forever!

Krishna 10 years The person who inspires me is a great legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. He was born on April 24, 1973 in Mumbai. This great hero in 2005 became the first cricketer to score 35 centuries in test cricket. He again moved into the record books and became the first batsman to score a double century against South Africa. He achieved this by staying focused & dedicated in practicing cricket every day and he has maintained his fitness level all along. In 2012 this cricketer scored 100 centuries and has beaten many other records by believing in himself and keeping a positive attitude. Sachin is also doing charitable work by opening a cricket academy and encouraging young ones to play cricket. These achievements of Sachin inspired me that he is the ultimate winner of his desired goals by: staying focused, being dedicated, believing in himself and having a positive attitude and a kind heart! These inspirational qualities influenced me and my younger sister who is in the Young Women’s Cricket Team.

Nelansh Mathur 11 years (9)


Reading & Me

Each of us is inspired by different things or people. Being inspired is essential to life. Without inspiration, there would be no movement, no action and no desire to better our lives. Inspiration has taken man to the depths of the oceans and into the limitless space. I’m happy to see that so many of you are inspired to write. To continue doing so, it is important that we read. The more we read, the better we can write! Reading is not just anything, it’s the thing. Nowadays people don’t even turn their heads towards books, forget about reading them! Adults claim they don’t have enough time, teens are too busy ‘hanging out’ with their friends and kids are too busy playing outdoors or playing on gaming consoles. My friends, reading unfurls a wonderful universe full of things ranging from Human-Bird Hybrids to the US Capitol! It has amazing things to share with us… shouldn’t we make an effort to listen? Have you ever thought about; why books have survived millennia? They are a treasure trove of nourishment for our brain! Here is a wonderful quote by Confucius: “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” It means exactly what it says. Books give you knowledge, whether they are fiction or non-fiction. When I read, I am lost in the mystical world of books. I only ask that you do the same and that if you make an effort to read, read with your heart and not with your mind. Keep Reading and Remain Inspired!

Tushar Kaistha 13 years (10)


Buzzing Stories Breads Vs. Royals In a three-floored palace lived a princess. Her name was Jess. Her face was round, her lips were rosy pink and her eyeballs were green. And her hair was light blue! Jess’mother, the queen was named Sristi. She had a thin face and her eyeballs were light red and her hair was purple. Her father, the king was Swayam. Swayam’s face was long and he had golden eyeballs and green hair. The family had a servant named Sleeptastic. Sleeptastics eyeballs had no colour because he was always sleeping. Sleeptastic’s hair was not to be seen because he always wore a sleeping cap. One day Jess was toasting breads and suddenly the breads started attacking her. They broke the palace walls. Jess was very scared and she did not know what to do as she was alone in the palace. Everybody else had gone for a carriage ride and as usual Sleeptastic was sleeping. Suddenly the door opened and the royals entered very confidently. They knew what had happened in the palace. Sristi went to her room. She sat on her soft bed. She thought what to do and she had an idea. She went to the kitchen and brought two cups of butter. Then it was time for Swayam’s turn. Now Swayam was very scared, but he tried not to show it. So Swayam went to his hard bed. And he too had an idea. He went to his closet and took out a magic bulb. Now it was time for Jess’ turn. Jess went to her secret hideout and got a knife. Sristi’s was the first one to try. She put two cups of butter on the breads’ noses and the breads could not breathe. Now it was Swayam’s turn. He rubbed the magic bulb on the breads and the breads fainted. At last came Jess’ turn. Jess took the knife and cut the breads into pieces and ate them. Then after a while Jess asked Sristi that how did you know that the breads were attacking me. Sristi said I knew about this because every year on 1st January 3.30 pm if anybody toast’s breads the breads start attacking. After knowing this nobody toasted bread on 1st January at 3.30 pm and lived happily ever after.

Mihika Pant 8 years (11)


The Peepal Tree Once upon a time, there used was a Peepal tree. But it was not like the ones which had big enormous leaves. It had thorns. Lots and lots of thorns! It was very ugly. One day, it wished for big leaves. And lo! On the tree appeared big and beautiful leaves. The tree was happy, but not for so long. There came some cows and they started munching the big, juicy leaves. Poor tree! But no need to worry! The tree was clever enough to wish for something else. Just wonder what it wished for. It wished for glass leaves. It got the glass leaves, got the cows frightened, and made them run away. The tree was happy, but again not for so long. Heavy winds started blowing and the glass started to break. Now the tree wanted leaves which no one can eat and can’t break. It wished for gold leaves! The tree was happy, but again not for so long. A man -in fact, a thiefstarted stealing the gold leaves. The tree had enough. Only one thing was left to wish for. Its thorns! It did that. Though it looked ugly, it was happy! And finally, because he was content and humble, it got nice green leaves and people started worshipping it.

Rishika Arora 10 years (12)


Do You Know ?

Buzzes Special Correspondent Abhishek Shriram Facebook Statistics • Facebook had 901 million total active users a month at the end of March. That’s up from 845 million as of the end of 2011. • More than half a billion people (526 million) sign onto Facebook each day. • More than half of Facebook’s monthly users (488 million) view post and upload content to the site using mobile devices such as smart phones or tablets. • Facebook is home to 125 billion friendships. More than 300 million snapshots are uploaded every day to the site. • There are 2 billion ‘likes’ each day.

Thrilling facts about Google • Daily visitors to Google are 620 million and Google.com has a worldwide ranking of Number 1! • Did you ever consider how much power Google really has? Well, they say information is power, so … Here’s a glimpse of the enormous amount of information that big-G has about YOU, and who you really are! 1. Everything you search for. 2. Which websites you clicked on from the search results. 3. How fast you read — yes, they track how long you stayed on the search results page. 4. What language you read, what city you’re in, which ISP you use, who is your employer (if you use the same computer from work and home). 5. All the WebPages you visit. 6. If you read Google News, then Google knows about that, and what news items you read. 7. If you watch videos on YouTube, Google knows your taste in videos. 8. If you visit any blogs on BlogSpot, Google knows. You like to read about English soccer teams? Google knows. 9. If you use Gmail, Google knows every word you wrote in email, to whom, which messages you read and when, and who you get email from — even if the email is supposedly private. 10. If you use Google Docs, every document you store in there is saved by Google and cannot be easily deleted — they have backups. 11. If you use Google Calendar, then Google knows where you are and when, and whom you are meeting, and the subject of every meeting you record in your calendar. So beware what you search and do on the net...Google has a record!!! (13)


Buzzing Moms : A Full time Job

I am an independent, married and self sufficient mother of two. My husband is in the Merchant Navy, which is why half the time, I manage my home single-handedly. My parents are close by and they are my 24x7 support system. Dropping my children, attending parent-teacher meetings, paying bills, taking them out for birthdays, grocery shopping, are just a few of the many things that are part of my job description. I am usually confused when people ask me if I am a working woman because honestly, I am working just as hard as anyone else. The only difference is that while others are working towards furthering their career, I am working towards shaping my children’s future. My weekdays are usually very packed and each minute is accounted for. I even need to factor in unforeseen calamities like my maid not turning up or one of my kids being crankier than usual in the morning and hence upsetting my carefully charted day. Thankfully, such incidents are few and most of the time everything functions like clockwork. My day starts as early 6 am, and after that I’m busy getting my elder one ready for school and once she is dropped, it is time to get the younger one ready. When both of them are in school, I concentrate on my household chores and take time out to have a much needed cup of tea. Time just flies and soon it is time for me to bring them back. Then it is lunch, homework, play time and before I know it, its dinner time. The only time I get to take it easy is when my kids are asleep. This is the only ‘me’ time I get. When my husband is home, I get some much needed respite as he then manages all the work outside home. I sometimes tease my husband and tell him that I am the man of the house. I’m sure if I had to undergo an appraisal, true corporate style, I’d be a highly ranked employee and they’d probably put me on a retention bonus!

Tripti Sameer Singh

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Buzz from Stones2milestones Why is Happiness important We share our lives with loved ones like our spouse, parents, children, and friends. Why is happiness so important? What better gift can we give a loved one than to help them become happy, remain happy, or become happier? What better gift than happiness could we receive from our loved ones? It is important to understand this essential point so that we and our loved ones do not become separated or distracted from our happiness. As parents, for example, it is wise to teach our children to be good for their sake and for the sake of others. If, however, we neglect to teach our children how to be very happy, we are depriving them of their greatest need and desire. As we become happier we become more compassionate, more creative, more energetic, more financially successful, more emotionally and physically healthy, etc As individuals and as societies, happiness is both our highest goal and an extremely effective means of achieving many of our other cherished goals. Both as individuals and as a planet, happiness is our ultimate reason for living. There is a primary school abroad which teaches basic values to children. They do not have any curriculum. They teach happiness, respect, care, share and so on. They are given a quiet moment every day as an essential part of Values Education, teaching them how to take a little time to appreciate the positive contribution that he can make to his own and others’ lives. Happiness is having fun with my friends. When I do good things I am happy with myself. I give happiness to others by caring and sharing. Happiness is knowing I am loved. Never forget all the happiness you can find lies within you!

Swati Rohatgi, Business Development Associate, S2M

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Two Buzzing books The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, William Nicholson A child is given a gift of a stuffed rabbit at Christmas. The story is told from the point of view of the toy. The rabbit is told that if he is loved enough he will become real. When the child falls ill the toy is to be thrown away, but is given a new flesh and blood life. The Velveteen Rabbit's journey from outcast toy to real bunny is a classic tale of love, friendship and learning to be yourself. The mere thought that our old toys can come back as real living beings is such a sweet childhood fantasy. This story magically captures that fantasy and, though written in 1922, is very relevant today. This really is a story to enjoy for all ages and is a great selection for children ready to bridge to short novels. Classic literature should be a part of everyone’s reading repertoire and this edition of The Velveteen Rabbit is a great choice for any home library.

Charlotte’s Web by E.B.White A tearjerker, this children's classic begins with a young rambunctious pig – Wilbur’s near slaughter by a farmer for Christmas dinner. Fern, a little girl begs to let him live and the unlikely pair, she and Wilbur become friends. As he grows up it becomes increasingly obvious that Wilbur will one day be sold in the market. That's when the star of the book, Charlotte the spider, steps in to help. She, along with the other delightful barnyard animals, the gluttonous rat, a disdainful lamb, a goose who is constantly sitting on her eggs and an old sheep join forces to comfort and save one another - even when if it means putting themselves in harm’s way. Despite the drama and hardships that Wilbur and his friends face, and the inevitable sadness, there is also a great message of hope that radiates from this classic tale.

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buzz Advice column Dear Buzz, Why doesn't she like me anymore? Why don't I have any friends? I feel so miserable. Why does my best friend backbite about me? These are probably some of the hardest questions to answer! It's really amazing when two strangers become the best of friends, but it's really sad when the best of friends become two strangers. Trust can take years to build, but only a second to break. Ideally a friend is a person who offers love and respect and will never leave or betray you. But one of the most painful things you can experience is betrayal by someone you trust. Friends who betray you in any way wound you to your core. You may feel shock, anger and pain initially, but in time you have to come to terms with these feelings. Here is some Advice from kids on how to deal with betrayal Acknowledge the betrayal. You can't deal with it if you just ignore what happened. Try to understand the betrayal and find out why the person betrayed you. You aren't trying to excuse what happened, but you may find the person wasn't intentionally trying to hurt you. Confide in someone like a trusted adult or a counsellor, especially if you feel depressed. Talk to a friend who cares about you. Pick a friend to help you through this betrayal and ask for advice and support. Heal yourself. Your friend wounded you, so you need to heal before you can move on. Put some distance between you and let your soul recover from the betrayal. You can't make a rational decision when you are in pain. Decide if the friend is worth it. List the good and the bad things about this person and then decide if the friend is truly sorry. Make sure you get a genuine apology and not just excuses. Rebuild the friendship or end it. Even if your friend is truly sorry, you don't have to remain friends. You might not be able to fix the friendship. Forgive the person either way because it only hurts you to hold onto any bitterness and hatred. 12 And remember: Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks

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buzzing Contributors  Avni Singh is in Grade 2 in The Shri Ram School Aravali. She likes art and travelling to new places.  Rishika Arora is in Grade 5 and goes to Shalom Hills School. Her hobbies are reading, dancing and watching TV.  Sanjoni Jain studies in Grade 3 in Indus World School, Gurgaon. She loves to write, read, draw, sing, and dance.  Purva Bhattacharjee, USA based, is a tween who loves to read and write fiction stories. She’s interested in absurdity and things that feel true but not violence or terror but plain scary stories. Her hobbies include- singing, dancing, playing piano, badminton, softball and ping pong.  Krishna is a Grade 5 student of The Presidium School. He loves to read encyclopaedias and collect information on the latest gizmos.  Tanav Rawal is in Grade 5 in The Heritage School. He is passionate about golf and loves to jump, be it from a table or a hillock.  Tushar Kaistha is a Grade 8 student of G D Goenka World School, Gurgaon. He has been an avid reader since the age of 5... He has read over 500 books till date. His other interests include playing the guitar and astronomy.  Aryan Sinha is in Grade 4 in The Heritage School. He loves playing Tennis, doing Maths and watching TV.  Mili Sharma is in Grade 4 in Matrikiran, School. She loves to write poetry and do the ballet. Her favourite subject is English.  Samayka Patil is a Grade 2 student of The Heritage School. She loves reading, painting and playing with her Barbie dolls  Aliya Chauhan is a Grade I student of The Heritage School. She loves drawing, reading and working on her own laptop.  Ayush Dagar is 11 years old and studies in Pathways World School. He likes playing golf and cricket. He likes reading non-fiction books. His favourite movie series are Harry Potter.  Mihika Pant is a student of Grade 3 in The Heritage School. The story published is her first brush with story writing. She has been interested in reading and drawing from her childhood. Lately she is totally charmed by the world of Harry Potter.  Dheevum Fotedar is a soft-spoken, intelligent child who is very passionate about the cause of animals. He is in the Grade 5 in The Sri Ram School, Vasant Vihar, Delhi.  Nelansh Mathur is a Grade 7 student of Amity International, Mayur Vihar, Delhi. He loves playing cricket and reading.  Sagar Harsana is a Grade 5 student of the Heritage School. He loves horse riding and cycling.  Niharika Wadhwani is in Grade 3 in The Scottish High International School. She loves swimming, cycling and playing badminton and tennis.  Saloni Dhingra is a Grade 5 student of DPS, Sector 45. She loves14all forms of classical dance and drawing.

 B. Tejaswi is a Grade 6 student of DPS Sector 45. He is a focussed, confident child with a great sense of humour. His aim in life is to be a great cricketer. Editor : Anita Jaswal

Sub Editor : Nisha Ghai (18)

Lead Creative Design : Ami Gandhi


CORRESPONDENT MEET SPECIAL

The BuzzTimes Correspondent Meet The first BuzzTimes Correspondent Meet was held on 13th October 2012 at Stones2Milestones, Gurgaon to acknowledge all the young people who have shared their stories, poems and musings and helped in creating a buzz for BuzzTimes. It was indeed a delight having around 30 young enthusiastic correspondents from the age group of 7 to 14, attending the meet with their friends and families! After the introductory speeches, the correspondents actively participated in a quiz and then formed groups to present impromptu plays on the topics given. The endeavour was to get children to showcase their talents in a healthy and positive environment. It was heartening to see all the children participate enthusiastically! Correspondents and parents gave their feedbacks and wished to have a meet every month!

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Parents Say! BuzzTimes is giving my daughter a great opportunity to unleash her potential! - Jyoti Sharma m/o Mili BuzzTimes is really buzzing with many budding talents and nurturing their creativity.It rocks with a buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz! Hoping to see lots of add-on pages!! - Suruchi Singhal m/o Ansh BuzzTimes is a great initiative for kids to be expressive and this meet is a wonderful way for children to interact with each other. Content is getting better with each issue and kids are excited to buzzzzzz! - Rahul Mathur f/o Manika Before BuzzTimes, I was not aware my son Aryan could write so well. I was also ignorant about what goes on in his mind about life, exams and other things. Thank you Komal, Gayathri and Anita and thank you S2M!! - Mousumi Singh m/o Aryan A wonderful way to encourage children to write!! - Gayathri m/o Tejaswi A very upcoming and interesting journal as it initiates kids to pen down their thoughts in a creative manner. - Tripti Singh m/o Tanisha Indeed a good platform for children to express their talents. I found it a very interesting initiative by you people to bring out the creativity in children. - Mamta Wadhwani m/o Niharika This meet is a wonderful way to bring together children from all over. The exposure and learning is tremendous. Keep it up!! - Renu Sondhi Grandmother of Simran Jain BuzzTimes is making the children more independent to pen their thoughts. It is very enriching and wonderful to see children growing into bright individuals! - Aditi Kapoor m/o Nandini

Welcome at the Reception!

The youngest correspondent signing for her ID Card

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Special correspondent sharing his thoughts

Participants

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What BuzzTimes means to me!! I want to write because it is fun writing in BuzzTimes! Avni Singh 7 years BuzzTimes means a lot to me! I’m happy I get an opportunity to write in this journal as in improves my writing and creative skills! Harshda Ghai It gives us an opportunity to express our feelings and ideas. We learn new things and I like to see my name and photo in print! - Rohan Mittal BuzzTimes helps me share my thoughts with others. It gives me opportunity to read other people’s thoughts! It is educative, humorous and a great reading experience1 Always waiting for the next issue! - Manika Mathur I love BuzzTimes as it helps me enhance my writing skills and creativity. I wish it would come out every week so that I could write more often. - Raushni Plaha I like BuzzTimes because we can write about our topics of interest and all topics are interesting! Veer Gujral B for Beautiful Articles U the Ultimate journal for kids Z full of Zeal Z full of Zest T brings out Talent I is very Inspiring M is also very Motivating E is Encouraging and Easy to read S Simply Superb!!!!! - Simran Jain

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Buzztimes is the sole initiative of Stones2milestones

November 2012

Stones2milestones offers research based programs for children to identify and nurture their inherent potential. We constantly encourage children to question things they read, see and hear and give them opportunities to speak out without being judged and let their feelings and opinions be heard. Our organisation is the brainchild of the alumni from IIM & Harvard. We currently have centres in Gurgaon, Bengaluru and Vadodara

For sending articles, poems, stories or any queries Contact us at buzztimes@stones2milestones.com Or call us at 9810221518 or 9716747777 www.stones2milestones.com

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