Answer: (Jarawa in Andaman, Lepcha in Sikkim,Jaunsari in Uttarakhand, Kondh in Orissa,
Bodo in Assam, Khasi in Meghalaya, Gond in Madhya Pradesh, Gaddi in Himachal Pradesh,
Rabari in Gujarat, Bhil in Rajasthan)
A sprightly, enthusiastic teenager, Amit was a cricket aficionado. Even though he would be perennially on the bench, his mother would always be on the stands, cheering. She never missed a game.
When Amit entered college, he tried for a place in the cricket team. Everyone was sure he won't be able to make the cut, but he did! The news thrilled him to bits and he called up his mother to share the great news. As usual, his mother was her chirpy self, and showered her blessings.
It was the end of the cricket season, and he had still not played during the four years at college. All thanks to dirty dressing room politics, he remained on the bench just like school. But such was his passion for the game, he couldn't stop himself from being on the nets. That day, as he trotted onto the practice field shortly, his coach met him with a note. Reading it, Amit turned deathly silent; he mumbled to the coach, “My mother died this morning. Is it okay if I miss practice today?” The coach put his arm gently around his shoulder and said, “Take the rest of the week off, son. No need to come back for the match on Saturday.”
Saturday arrived and the game wasn’t going well. The college team needed 93 runs off 30 balls and the second last wicket had just fallen. At that moment, a young man quietly slid into the empty locker and got ready. It was Amit! Everyone was astounded to see him. “Coach, just let me play today,” said Amit, with a new found confidence that seemed to surge from nowhere.
Much against his will, the coach gave in, “All right, I'll let you play.” For the next half an hour, no one could believe their eyes. The rival captain tried to introduce pace and spin but that day, nothing could stop this unsung hero from scoring runs. Amit went on to guide his team to victory! He was declared 'Man of the Match' and awarded a huge glittering trophy, the prize of his patience of all these years.
The coach came to Amit and asked, “You were fantastic! Tell me what got in you?” Amit had tears in his eyes as he said, “You know my mom died, but did you know that she was blind?” The young man forced a smile, “Mom came to all my games, but today was the first time she could see me play, and I wanted to show her that I could do it!”
Pooja Singh, Amitasha Noida, X
Ingredients Icing sugar 100 gm
Butter 200 gm
Refined flour (maida) 300 gm
Baking powder a pinch
Milk (if not using egg) half cup
Mixed fruit jam 200 gm
Vanilla essence 5 ml
Melt the butter. Then, mix the melted butter and icing sugar.
In a separate bowl, mix refined flour and baking powder.
Now mix both the mixtures together. Add milk/egg and vanilla essence and make a soft dough.
Cover the dough and put it in the refrigerator for half an hour.
Take out the dough from the refrigerator and make small balls.
Take some muffin containers or small round bowls, and cover them from inside with the dough balls to shape them like tarts.
Place some weight on the tarts and bake them for 20-25 minutes at 170 degrees in the microwave.
Add a little water to the jam. Put the jam in a pan and cook for 3-4 minutes. Ensure that the jam doesn't burn or get too sticky.
Fill the baked tarts with jam.Bake the tarts for 20 minutes at 170 0 C. Decorate with silver balls.
When darkness prevails
Himadri Seth, AIS Saket, VIII B
The last rays fade,
and darkness prevails
covering the world
in a thick black veil ...
a different world, a different time,
a mysterious aspect,
an unknown regime.
The world’s other side,
who knows what it may hide?
A place forever incognito,
a mystic, shadowy friend and foe.
A silence that goes on and on
until arrive the first rays of dawn...
except for the inexplicable
howl and groan
of wolves, dogs and creatures
Witches, ghouls and giants arise
those are stories some believe, some despise.
But who knows what forces
actually are at play...
what is concealed, that’s not seen in the light of day?
What magic holds,
the darkness of night?
A spell that puts to sleep
everyone in sight!
Who knows what happens,
and oh what might,
in the dark realm of night?
All set for anagrams
An anagram is a word/words made by using letters of another word/words in a different order. Can you find some?
Eleven plus two
A decimal point
1. Elegant man 2. Bad credit 3. Twelve plus one
4. I am not active 5. They see 6. The classroom
7. Detect thieves 8. My mum 9. Dirty room
10. I’m a dot in place
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Running: It’s cheaper than therapy!
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