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)
Dr. Varun walked into the hospital in a hurry, changed his clothes and rushed towards the OT. Before he could enter for surgery, the patient’s father stopped him with aggression. He yelled, “Why did you take so much time to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have any sense of responsibility for your work?”
The doctor smiled and answered, “I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital and I came as fast as I could after receiving the call and now you should be calm so that I can do my work”.
“Calm down?! What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your own son dies while waiting for the doctor. What will you do?” said the father angrily. The doctor smiled again and replied, “We will do our best by God’s grace and you should also pray for your son’s healthy life.”
“Giving advice when we’re not concerned is so easy,” murmured the father. Doctor left for the surgery without answering back.
After 3 hours of surgery, the doctor walked out happy and relieved. “Thank goodness! Your son is safe! And if you have any more questions, ask the nurse,” he said and walked away.
“Why is he so arrogant? Couldn’t he have waited for a few more minutes so that I could ask him about my son’s state,” said the agitated father, minutes after the doctor left. The nurse looked at him hopelessly with tears rolling down her face, “His daughter met with a road accident yesterday and she is in a critical state, he was with her in the ICU when we called him for your son’s surgery. And now that he saved your son’s life, he left running to be with his daughter struggling for life.”
Mango iced tea
Priyanshi Gupta, AIS MV, IX
Mango (chopped) 2
Black tea 3 tsp
Water 4 cups
Lemon juice ¾ tbsp
Sugar to taste
Fresh mint leaves 5-6
Ice cubes- 2 cups
Puree the chopped mango in a blender and then refrigerate it for ten minutes.
Now heat some water in a pan. Switch the flame off and add black tea to it.
Cover the lid and leave it for 5-7 minutes.
Now strain the tea from the pan in a jug and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
In a blender, add refrigerated tea, mango puree, sugar, lemon juice and blend until it turns smooth.
Serve the mango iced tea in a mason jar with ice cubes and garnish with mint leaves.
Aryaman Sen, AIS Vas 6, VIII D
Trumpets blared, soldiers marched
Shouts of orders filled the air
They look at their enemy
With fear and courage in their eyes
They knew they will be remembered
As the Unknown Heroes of their country
With final blare, the battle begins
Soldiers running on speeding horses
Finally, clash into their enemies
With arches shooting arrows
In every direction
Soldiers left wounded by them
Soldiers with spears and swords
Fighting to be alive
Lives of many soldiers lost was denied
And when the night was falling in
Enemy numbers were reducing
Some got hacked to pieces
Some were stabbed with knives
And at last when the final enemy was killed
They gazed at their victory
Which did not last long
Standing above the mountain
Mountain of the bodies
The bodies of their friends
Their own family members lay still
And they all lie same on the ground
No friend, no foe!
All ordinary men and women
Whose families waiting in vain
For them to come home
Smeared in blood together
Names of martyrs still unknown
To this day
The Unknown Heroes
of their country