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 day in Twinkletown was just like a Sunday when everybody including Jack, was in the mood to chill out. But just then, something happened. Time and space ripped apart, and Jack felt it acutely. Shockwaves were sent all across. Not knock-you-off-your-feet physical shockwaves; but a ripple in the spacetime fabric. It caused no visible effect, but could be felt. Suddenly, a tentacle appeared in the sky, protruding from a hole. Brown and silver spikes made the hole wider, revealing a green shoulder. Jack wanted to call the cops but the nearest cop booth was miles away.
Slowly, the spikes extended and the tentacle thrashed around as the creature jumped through. It landed with a crash! The impact tore apart several buildings including Jack’s house. The probable death of his parents traumatised Jack. The trance was broken immediately, by the crushing sense of fear he felt.
The monster knew only hatred for all living things but himself. It was a humanoid, with a very wide body and a small head. The monster had a forelimb on one side with a stump instead of fingers and legs that looked like tree trunks.
People screamed and ran in all directions. The monster spoke in an unintelligible language. However, Jack deciphered it. It said, “I am Asdagus! I will crush you all!” Jack ran towards the Town Square realising it was the safest place around. Meanwhile, Asdagus was running rampant using the stump to break whatever was within his reach.
As Jack reached the town square filled with people, he remembered that its staircase was connected to an underground bunker. The monster roared, “They can’t understand anything I say! Even if I tell them my weakness is the blue circle on my back!”
Jack now knew the monster’s weakness and pondered for a moment. He looked at each of the tunnels, and saw that only one led to Ledicon Enterprises, the shop behind Asdagus. He rushed to the end of the tunnel and climbed up the stairs. He could see the large blue circle on Asdagus’ back surrounded by hexagonal armour plates. He picked up a pipe and tied it to his waist.
Jack managed to climb up Asdagus’ back, and reached for the glass circle. Carefully holding on to a crevice with one hand, he began to hit the circle with the pipe. Asdagus roared, “Who attacked my weak spot?” He exclaimed “No!” as the glass broke into pieces before he collapsed. Jack felt triumphant but the grief of losing his parents overshadowed him. But then, he looked up. The tip of a hand seemed to be coming through the spacetime hole.
Slowly, the spikes extended
and the tentacles thrashed
around as the creature
Spriha Bhattacharya, AIS Vas 1, IX B
Refined flour or Maida 1 cup
Powdered sugar 1½ cup
Butter ½ cup
Vegetable oil ½ cup
Milkmaid ½ cup
Baking powder 1 tsp
Baking soda ½ tsp
Milk 500 ml
Sugar 3 tbsp
Custard powder (kesar flavour) 3 tbsp
Chocos a handful
Sugar coated jelly cubes a few
Mix all the ingredients well (except baking powder and soda) avoiding lumps.
Grease a baking tin with vegetable oil and sprinkle a little maida on it.
Add baking powder and baking soda to the batter. Mix well and pour it evenly on the baking tin.
Bake the cake batter in a microwave for 5-6 minutes at 350 degree on convection mode.
Check the cake by inserting a knife. If it comes out clean then the cake is ready. Otherwise, bake for another 2-3 minutes.
Now set the microwave on grill mode and grill for 2 minutes.
Boil 450 ml milk in a pan.
In a bowl, take 3 tbsp custard powder and mix it with remaining milk.
Add sugar to the boiling milk and then slowly add the custard mix. Keep stirring to avoid lumps.
Once the custard is thick, remove from flame.
In a small serving bowl, sprinkle a layer of chocos. Cut a slice of cake and put it over the chocos layer.
Pour the custard over it.
nUse jelly cubes of different colours and a handful of chocos to decorate the cake. Enjoy!
Give me more
Manika Joshi, AIS Vas 1, VIII B
Give me more happiness
So that I spread smiles around
Give me more faith
So that I hear and follow my heart’s Unending, beating sound
Give me more respect
So that I walk with my head held Toward the sun, up high
Give me more encouragement
So that I open my wings to soar High in the sky
Give me more positivity
So that I believe in myself
Give me more motivation
So that I achieve what I want to be
Give me more hope
So that I rise whenever I fail
Give me more freedom
So I may hear, speak and say.