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)
The Bermuda Triangle is one mystery that remains to be unraveled. Numerous heroes and villains, adventurers and conquerors, have vanished in their attempt to unravel this mystery. But Jai, a young explorer, was not intimidated by the horror stories. He was rather amused by its mystery. He was determined to conquer the monstrous sea, to find a way out and come back from where no one ever had and fulfill his dream of circumventing the earth. And yet when he was aboard the Starlight Voyager, both, his dreams and he, were devoured by the cataclysmic waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
The widow of the victim, Asha, was mourning his death, sharing her pain and her troublesome nightmares with an innate object, her diary, which was gifted to her by him. “Is this how his dreams end? Isn’t there anything I can do?” she thought. A month later, she packed her bags and set out to fulfill her husband’s dreams.
She maintained the diary, through hail and storm. Asha was halfway around the Earth, halfway in reaching her destination and halfway in achieving liberation from the pain; when she saw it. The heavens above her had turned morose and dark hued; the peaceful atmosphere into an unsynchronized orchestra. Grey clouds raced across the sky to accumulate around a humongous cyclone in the middle of the ocean. Towering walls of water, driven by the powerful winds, slammed onto the ship, simultaneously. Asha tried to balance herself when her vision blurred. Suddenly, she heard terrified shrieks and shouts for help. She woke up to see a man wearing the Captain’s hat, handling the steering wheel. The climate held the same terrorising and destructive strength. The man turned around. Her eyes widened to the size of saucers and her skin paled as if she had seen a ghost. Her husband, Jai, was there right there in front of her eyes. She tried to clear the phantoms from her head and grasp reality, but she couldn’t. Soon, the cyclone had its wretched claws on Jai’s ship and his demise was approaching. And then she saw something. “Oh there, you’re not supposed to do that,” she shouted and the horrific view before her disappeared completely.
She returned to the present time when her ship was headed straight towards the cyclone at full speed, headed for destruction and oblivion. She regained her composure and commanded the steering wheel, while shielding herself from the torrential rain. She learnt from the vision of the past and was determined not to repeat the same mistakes as her husband. She battled through the legendary Bermuda Triangle’s tempest valiantly and successfully circumnavigated the whole Earth.
Back from her expedition, she visited Jai’s grave and narrated her adventure. She buried the diary along with the bad memories. And with that, she buried the most coveted secret, a guide to survive the Bermuda Triangle, which still remains a mystery.
Tissue gift wrap bow
Coloured tissue papers
1. Take 3-4 tissue papers and stack all of them above one another.
2. Fold them into a triangle as shown in the
3. Fold the triangle further. Refer to the picture above.
4. Draw a petal at the corner using a pencil as shown in the picture.
5. Cut the tissue in the shape of the petal.
6. Open the tissue papers. You will find that they have taken the shape of a flower.
7. Fold the flower into half and insert the needle and thread in the centre. Take a cue from the picture above.
8. Tie the thread and gently pull each petal of the flower to give it a 3D effect.
9. Your tissue paper bow is ready!
Adiba Asif, AIS VYC Lucknow, IX
You, are a beautiful piece
Don’t let people make you weak
They’ll tell you, you don’t look good
But dear, you look more than just good
I know they will put you down
But please keep wearing that invisible crown
You will always have haters and those who point
Remember you are better and keep them void
You don’t have to be that girl on the magazine covers
Even that photoshopped face of hers
Where flaws seem to disappear
Has both haters and lovers
Don’t starve yourself because they say you’re fat
You’re not the number on that scale
Don’t ever let yourself go pale
Yes, you, who is reading this, you are beautiful!
Hues of a clear sky
Sehaj Ghuman, AIS Noida, VIII F
The heaven is always shifting
Like a restless, hyperactive child
It’s never stopping around
It’s always moving about
Orange hues in the blue sky
And puffs of greys and white
Then a pitch black night
Finally a ray of light
Clouds streaked across the sky
Rays shinning through
Dazzling all who look up
At the clear blue sky
Now the moon lights up the sky
Here comes the shooting star
It’s time to make a wish
The sky has many avatars.