Sunday 28 November 2021

Cooperation - Anishka Nanda

What does the word "cooperation "actually mean? It's not just working in a team but working together positively and healthily and uniting and collaborating with others. I learned to cooperate when I was 3 years old. I used to share my toys with my siblings and friends. Soon it developed the attitude of caring and sharing, give and take. It improved my friendship, and I started being understanding towards others. Most importantly, cooperation helped me a lot to learn how to overcome challenges together. It helped me in building better learning, emotional maturity and strong personal identity. Cooperation is essential because it allows people and groups to work together to achieve a common goal. "Alone, we can do so little, but together we can do so much."
Name: Anishka Nanda Grade: 5C Billabong High International School, Thane

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Joy of Reading - Hridhaan Jain

Hridhaan Jain is a student of grade 3 from Gyanshree School, Noida. His favourite place in the world is his school library. He is passionate about reading and travelling to space. He aspires to become an astronaut in future…

Reading is the gateway to many adventures. It makes a bubble of curiosity and imagination in our minds. It even helps us in decision making in many situations. Many times when we read, it clears our strain and gives us peace of mind.

When I read any book, I imagine a similar character roving in the same story. My favourite books are Mudcrusts, Noddy, Thrilling Illustrated Stories, Tinkle Digest and many more. Books have filled my mind with so much fascination that I am keen to pretend to play the same fantasy with my family and friends.

Reading bedtime stories with my mother is the best part of my day. We have immense fun together, and she always teaches me moral values from that story. Reading has improved my vocabulary and communication skills and given me great confidence.

Books are the only gift that can be opened again and again. When I reread the same book, I can catch up with things I missed in my first reading and double my fun.

I, Hridhaan Jain, am writing this to share my incredible journey of books so far and encourage you all to read and discover your own fun.

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Cooperation - Bhumika Nimbark

Cooperation means working together to achieve a common goal. It could be of many types like cooperation between groups, pairs, direct, indirect, and even between humans and robots. Cooperation is a kind of social interaction which is an essential factor in teamwork. Without cooperation, a team won't achieve its goal no matter how hard it works. 

There was an incident in my life that made me understand the importance of cooperation. In class 8, I was selected for a drama performance at the Annual Day function. As it was to be staged in front of guests, parents, principal, teachers, and the rest of the school, I was nervous, and so were the rest of the team members. Because I was a new girl and didn't have many friends, I lost my confidence; I was worried that I would spoil the performance because of my nervousness. Still, in that situation, 2 factors made my team successful, authentic leadership of the leader and the cooperation of the team members. I thought in a group, if a leader doesn't work well, the team won't succeed, but before that, cooperation of the team members is much more critical. 

So, if the team members cooperate without any dispute or jealousy, then that team will achieve its goal and succeed in every possible way.

Bhumika Nimbark
Class X B
The Fabindia School

Cooperation - Tiya Sompura

 I have made a graphic to explain cooperation.

Working together with somebody else to achieve something is known as cooperation. It is the ability to balance one's own needs with someone else's. It is derived from the two Latin words: 'Co' meaning together and 'opera' meaning to work. It can be seen in family, school, friends, etc. It helps society to develop. Without cooperation, it's not easy to achieve a goal. It is a positive motive that is equivalent to competition in motivating a person to reach the goal. It creates a very healthy environment for the betterment of society.

Tiya Sompura 
Class VII A
The Fabindia School

Sunday 21 November 2021

Co-operation - Hetal Vaishnav

Co-operation means working together. 

Co-operation is essential for us and our society. 

For example, co-operation is when someone hands you a paper, and you lay the paper. Co-operation is necessary for a family and even in our professional life. In the case of children, co-operation is primarily expressed in the play. 

Co-operation is one of the most widely taught skills. At an early age, we learned that "United we stand, divided we fall". 

When I was in class 4, my classmates and I were given Swachh Bharat Abhiyan's mission. We all had to clean our school. We all worked together, and because of co-operation, we all got success in this mission.

Co-operation means to work together to achieve a common goal. 

Co-operation is very much essential in our life.

Hetal Vaishnav 
Class VIII A
The Fabindia School

Beating The Odds - Rishona Chopra

After reading the chapter Beating The Odds from the book Is Your Child Ready For The World by Dr Anupam Sibal. 

We often come across problems that get in our way or obstacles that discourage us. Even our own health can discourage us from our goal, but we shouldn’t let that happen. 

Life has ups and downs, and we have to face them. People can only comfort us, but it is we who have to 
be brave and strong to face such challenges.

Take the example of Ludwing Van Beethoven, a famous pianist. 

Ludwig Van Beethoven had a hearing problem called Tinnitus in which he would get a ringing sound in his ear that made it difficult to hear. Despite facing trouble, he faced this challenge and played the piano like there was no end. He played it with positivity. He was able to make masterpieces even with his hearing problem.

The story of Beethoven is just an example. Your health doesn’t need to be a problem. It can be of any kind, from bullies to serious injuries. It can be anything, but you have to face that challenge with positivity and never give up.

Rishona Chopra
Gyanshree school

Saturday 20 November 2021

Cooperation - Anushri Palnitkar

Real life experience of cooperation by Anushri Palnitkar. 


Hello everyone, today I am going to be sharing my story
when my mom cooperated with me. Once my class was going on
and my teacher gave me a homework and told me to submit it till
4:00 p.m. When the class ended, I started doing my homework, and
the battery of my laptop drained out. In the other room my mom was
working. My laptop was getting charged but I had to wait, when I
went to my mom, she asked me what happened? I said “ My laptop
is getting charged ’’. I was sad because I was not able to do
homework. So, my mom gave her laptop to me and said “ I will do
my work later, you do your homework now”. And this is how my
mom cooperated with me. Hope you liked my experience. Thank you!

Name: Anushri Palnitkar
Grade: 5A
Billabong High International School, Thane

I want to become an Astro Geologist! - Archita Saxena

Archita is an intensely inquisitive student of grade 3 in Gyanshree School, Noida. She dreams of becoming an astro-geologist, someone who studies rocks on the other planets. Here she is showing her effort at building a Mars exploration rover. She has named it RAN,  based on Ritu Karidhal, Anuradha TK and Nandini Harinath, women scientists who helped make the ISRO Mangalyaan.

Archita Saxena
Grade 3
Gyanshree School

Friday 19 November 2021

Art: My Passion My Life - Ushita Saxena


Art is very important. It helps in anxiety, stress and keeps you calm. It makes life more manageable, tolerable and enjoyable. It also enhances your drawing skills. Art in any form, whether while creating or observing, makes you feel good. By letting you enjoy a sense of fulfilment, it turns you into a more positive person. Here is my personal experience-

Once I was stressed because I was worried that I wouldn’t submit an essential assignment in time. So my Mom suggested doing some drawing. I doubted her but then started to do it. I looked it up and saw something to draw. As I drew, I felt calmer, and my nerves began to settle. After an hour, I had finished my drawing. It looked pretty good! Soon, I completed my assignment correctly and beautifully and submitted it. My Mom was very happy.

Art is my meditation. It helps me express myself, and it makes me feel more confident.

Ushita Saxena, Gyanshree School, 5A

Cooperation - Avni Karmarkar

Cooperation is working together in a team to complete a particular task. Let me share a remarkable story where we cooperated with each other and got success.

Tucked away into the Himalayas, the wondrous kingdom of Bhutan has some beautiful stories. This story is about four friends, an elephant, a monkey, a peacock, and a rabbit. This is a well-known story all over Bhutan. In the beginning, the four friends were not friends. They argued about who had the right to a fruit tree, whose delicious fruit was enjoyed by all of them. This argument stopped when a man overruled them and claimed ownership of the fruit tree. The four friends wondered what to do to get the fruit they all loved. They wanted to help each other, so they became friends.

“ I will plant a seed in the ground,” the peacock said.

“I will water it,” the rabbit said.

“I will fertilize it,” said the monkey.

“I will protect it,” said the elephant.

The seed grew and grew until it became a tree. On the tree came the lovely fruit. Now the four friends had a problem. They could see the fruits, but they could not reach them. So they made a tower by climbing on each other’s backs; first the elephant, then the monkey, the rabbit, and finally the peacock. Through their friendship and cooperation, the four were able to share their favourite fruit. In Bhutan’s national language, Dzongkha, the story is called Thuenpa puen shi, which means cooperation, relation, four.

Name: Avni Karmarkar
Grade: 5C
Billabong High International School, Thane

Thursday 18 November 2021

Co-operation - Aanya Kumar

You must have heard the word “cooperation. What is cooperation? It is nothing but considering and accommodating the ideas of others, rather than only ours and respecting the same too. Cooperation is working with others and working as a team.

Here is a story on the importance of cooperation

One day an average businessman named Harish was heading towards his office. Hardly after one hour after he reached, his manager called him. He said, “Harish, there is a significant group project that I am making you in charge of. I hope there will be no problems. But if there is, please contact me.” Harish was a kind man and loved working in teams. But the thought of being the senior-most made him bossy and mean. His voice tone became demanding, and slowly his team members stopped liking him. He chose his best team member and made him do all the work. Not one was allowed to help him. There was no teamwork.

Harish proudly started presenting the work and told them it had been done by the best team member only. This statement astonished the manager. He talked to Harish in person. “Harish! I said it was a group project! This is what you call a group project?” But Harish had another perspective… “But sir… you wanted it to be the best, and that is the reason I did this.” “No, Harish! It was still a group project. Redo the project… and this time as a team!” This scolding taught Harish a lesson; he understood the work and effort of a single person could be further improved if they were performed in a group. This time, he encouraged every member for teamwork, respected their inputs, and reworked the entire project. Everybody gave their best and the presentation turned out impressive. All team members were remarked splendidly.

We all should learn this virtue of cooperation. It is essential to be a successful person.

Name- Aanya Kumar

Grade- V

School- Gyanshree School

Trust - Divya Rathore

Trust, in simple terms, is faith in another person, despite a lack of an assured outcome. One characteristic that makes trust unique is its fragility. To gain the trust of parents or friends, one must continuously prove one's honesty and reliability. 

Among all my friends, I trust only Sanyogita because she always motivates me and helps me in any kind of situation. Due to my financial problem, I couldn't join all online classes, and my work was also incomplete. I asked all my friends to help me, but not even a single friend could help me. I was quite disappointed. Then Sanyogita, my classmate, came and told me not to get upset and said she would help me with all my work. That act of Sanyogita made me feel happy and proud that at least there was someone who helped me in my time of need. 

I realized that living in the world these days is hard because people are no longer honest and helpful. Being dishonest always causes problems that can lead to someone getting offered. It seems that there is someone who can help you in everyday life and someone who kills you by their words and nature. I think every person should help others. They should understand each other's problems, their situation, their feelings and show empathy towards others. We can only trust a person when someone understands us. As Sanyogita understood my problem, now I can easily trust her. At last, I would like to sum it up by quoting that 'A friend in need is a friend indeed.'

Divya Rathore 
Class X B
The Fabindia School

Caring - Arindita

Caring means to be kind or concerned about something. For example, helping someone shows you care for the person. Caring is essential as it benefits both you and the person you care for. It is very similar to kindness and respect. It creates happiness and love; it even makes you a better person. Caring doesn't necessarily mean to help someone or do something big, even simple acts of kindness count. There are many ways you can care for something:

You can help someone if they are struggling to do something.

You can also make someone feel better by having good talks with them

You can provide something to someone if they need it.

You can respect them.

And many more ways.

A simple act of kindness can make a huge difference, Care for others.

- Arindita, Class 5, Gyanshree school

Happiness - Leesha Suthar

Happiness is a feeling which each and everyone experiences in his or her life. There are different ways in which we get happiness. We experience a lot of happiness by living in a joint family because there the whole family lives together. Going to someone's wedding or someone in the family is getting married. We enjoy it, we have fun, we get happiness in that. 

School trips, family trips, friends trips and going for picnics, we are very happy in those moments because we enjoy ourselves a lot during that time. On someone’s birth and performing functions, playing with the newborn baby gives us immense joy. 

The joy we used to get when we were little ones, like playing with toys, going out, having fun, falling in love, going to school for the first time, meeting new friends, and seeing a place for the first time or whatever we did which no one has ever done also make us happy. Fighting with brother, teasing him, having fun with him, taking small things from him. Eating food with mother's hands or playing with father, is happiness or it is small happiness in which we get a lot of happiness.

Leesha Suthar 
Class VIII B
The Fabindia

Appreciation - Rehan Raza

Praising anybody for their task can increase the confidence of the receiver. The word “Appreciation” looks smaller from the outside, but it can help achieve anything if used properly. This word is the most powerful word for motivating someone. If someone gets appreciated for a specific task, then that person always gives the best in everything.

This word is motivational, carries a vast power inside and can turn negative thoughts into positive ones. This is the magic of appreciation. Many people know how to make use of this word while others recognize its depth and meaning. If this word is used for a person, they can carry out any problematic task with low input energy. Many organizations and multinational companies are known for their culture of appreciation. This is the main reason behind the happiness of their employees. If there is a difficult task ahead and a team is unfamiliar with how to carry out that task, the team leader or manager tries to appreciate members or members for their previous task. This can increase the inner power of that member.

Appreciating someone’s efforts is not an act that makes you feel shy, but it’s an act that proves your character. This act shows that you are living down to earth. Therefore it is necessary to appreciate a person whenever possible. It is an excellent way to make things easier and simpler.

Rehan Raza 
Class XII
The Fabindia School

Cooperation - Rishona Chopra

Cooperation is the time when you adjust with someone whether you like it or not. It is when you help someone not caring about yourself and putting their needs before yours.
Like, if you have a friend who needs immediate help and you have to go to a party so you could adjust and go to the party a little late and help your friend instead.
Now I’d like to present a story on cooperation-

   The Perfect Project

Once there was a class who was assigned a project. As they started to begin - 
“ Listen my plan is to first design the template that’s all that matters”
“ No we will research first and that is what I’ll do only me”
“I will do the research too”
“No we will draw first”

The entire class started to fight for what they shall do. Each of them wanted things to go their way. Then one girl stepped up and said “Wait. If we fight like this we will never be able to make a good project. Let’s listen to everybody’s ideas and put them together.” A boy said “I’m with you” Then another girl said “ What ! My idea is the best, no need for other’s ideas” 

Just then the teacher came in and said “ Class, remember to work in a team and I’ll ask you questions in the end about how you made the project and how you felt about it, so cooperate with each other.” Saying that the teacher left the class.

“ Now we will have to work together and cooperate.” said another boy. 
And that’s what they did. They collaborated and focused on all ideas and worked together. They cooperated by not getting angry even if someone gave the silliest idea.
Once their project was finished their teacher appreciated them for such a good project. When questions were asked there were no complaints or unhappy answers as the entire class got the chance to put their points in the presentation.

Name - Rishona Chopra 
Grade - 5
Gyanshree School

Appreciation - Khush Rajpurohit

How often have you stopped to smell the roses? The saying refers to living in the present and is not all about smelling the roses next to you on the table?

It is essential that we each appreciate the current moment and even list things we are thankful for. Of course, you could question why but the fact remains that most of us have this tendency to take our loved ones, including our current circumstances, for granted. The one lesson that none of us ever seem to learn until too late is that nothing is permanent in life. Our loved ones, from our parents, grandparents, teachers, and siblings, will not always be around to help us out in our time of need.

This is why it is essential to appreciate all the big and small things in our lives; after all, showing our appreciation to the ones we love only validates that emotion and should help strengthen it further. It is the little things that matter a lot, so you just need to take a moment to sit down, do some introspection, write a list of all the things you are thankful for and start showing your appreciation for the same. Moreover, appreciating the finer things in your life should serve to highlight the fact that you are indeed lucky in more ways than one. You could tell your mother how lucky you are that she is still around and tell her that you love her. That should definitely make her day. 

Appreciation is all about appreciating the people around you, and your very act of expressing affection should serve to validate your relationship and take it to a whole new level.

Doing so should start a cascading motion as you become more of an optimist. When expressing your appreciation to your loved one, keep it short and natural; all that your loved one wants to hear is what you feel deep in your heart. The value of direct appreciative action can go a long way in cementing any relationship, even one that is fraught with all the usual fights and hostilities. Just remember to keep the message direct, to the point; no one wants to hear a long-winded appreciation message so keep it short. And even get them a few things just to show your appreciation, and remember that all they want to know is what is deep inside your heart.

Khush Rajpurohit 
Class XII
The Fabindia School

Appreciation - Himanshi Rajpurohit

Appreciation means recognizing someone's good qualities. If you can acknowledge someone's good qualities, then you should appreciate them for that. Now you would think about it that appreciating anyone does not matter that much. But it's totally wrong because all those trying new things need your admiration the most. If we give value to their thoughts, then more desire will increase in their mind towards that work. For example, as I am making sketches, painting, portraits, etc. I am getting so much praise and appreciation from people, and that's why it encourages me to perform much better. I would like to share a poem composed by me to thank all those who appreciated me.

Thanks to those who hated me, 
You made me stronger.
Thanks to those who loved me,
You made me go further.
Thanks to those who stayed with me,
You showed me true friendship.
Thanks to those who encouraged me,
You made me feel like I was worth it.

Himanshi Rajpurohit
Class IX A
The Fabindia School
Illustration - The Little Book Of Values, our much-loved book.

Confidence - Rishona Chopra

Confidence is a feeling where you feel capable. Where you believe in yourself. A thought of confidence could be -
“ I can do it.”
This means that whatever you have as your goal, you can achieve it. You only have to believe in yourself. That is, you have to be confident.
Another meaning of confidence is to not be nervous. It is to express your thoughts without feeling nervous. It’s not that you have to not think before you say something or do something. It’s just to not fear what someone else will think of you.
Now I’d like to present a short story on confidence-

                                            The magic of Confidence

Once there was a young girl who used to live in the countryside. She was beautiful, intelligent, kind and simple. There was only one thing that she lacked, and that was confidence. She was nervous and had lost belief in herself. 
One day when she was crossing a farm, she saw that the crops were all gone! Surprised, she went to the farmers and asked where the crops were. The farmers tearfully told her that it was one of those soldiers of the evil king of Wales. The king who everyone feared of. The soldiers had taken it all as the droughts caused crop production in Wales to below. So the king ordered to take all the crops from the nearby farms all for himself!
The girl felt angry at the king but was too nervous to say anything.

When she went home, she narrated the incident and her feelings about it to her mother. 
Her mother, too, was angry at the king and told her daughter why she didn’t do something about it? The girl replied,” You know that. I am just scared too.” 
“Well, this is the scare you have to overcome. Just believe in yourself. I am with you, and I’m sure everyone in this town is with you,” said her mother.
“I’ll think about it,” the girl said

That night the girl had made up her mind to fight with the King and get Justice back. Just by believing in herself…
The next morning she told the entire town her plan. They all readily agreed. 
That day they went to the King’s court, and the young girl said,” You have caused us problems. You took our crops away only for yourself. If you take all the food from us, we might die from hunger and then who will grow the crops? Who will serve you food? If you need food, so do we.” The King was taken back with the angry response. He himself, having a nervous daughter, was surprised that the young girl was so confident. Now he had understood the problem clearly, and to everyone’s surprise, the king apologized and promised to take care that everyone had food to eat.
I’m sure you know now what confidence is and what it can do.

Name: Rishona Chopra
Grade: 5
Gyanshree School

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Joy Of Reading - Khush Rajpurohit

Session 1, 14th November 2021

In today's world, where technology makes enormous demands on children's time, it is tough to communicate with them. On the occasion of Children's Day, an online book reading programme has launched "Joy of Reading" by My Good School to encourage reading among our students and extend communication with them. At this prestigious moment, many students attended the session to inculcate reading habits and life lessons. We believe that reading books helps us to excel in every field. Books are full of stories, knowledge, experiences, values and many more. 

The session was led by our chairman Mr Dutt. We started with Dr Anupam Sibal life lessons, reading the first chapter, ' Humility' from 'Is Your Child Ready To Face The World'. 

We read the chapter, understood the value of humility and learnt its importance in our life. The group was assigned tasks and shared situations that will help us experience humility. 

I sincerely thank My Good School team, Our respected Chairman, Principal Ma'am, teachers and parents for their efforts. Your initiatives for helping students build life skills are indeed profoundly appreciated.

- Khush Rajpurohit, XII Science, The Fabindia School Bali

Joy Of Reading by My Good School meets every Sunday at 11 am; we read one chapter of a book, currently reading 'Is Your Child Ready To Face The World?' By Dr Anupam Sibal.

How do we do this?
Open for individuals and schools, we organise online reading sessions with children from their homes, along with their families and friends. By sharing real-life experiences on the Joy Of Learning Diaries blog, the students express themselves in any form - write, audio, video, graphic, poetry and what they enjoy the most. #ReadToLead

Caring - Arav Agarwal

Caring and planting more trees will make our Earth bountiful.

Oh! Nature is so wonderful.
The trees are so beautiful.
To make our Earth bountiful.

If we plant more trees 
We will get fresh oxygen and a cool breeze

So let us keep our environment clean and green
By caring and planting more and more trees
And make our planet beautiful and serene

Name - Arav Agarwal
Grade: 5C
Billabong High International School, Thane


Happiness - Harshit Rao

Everyone wants to be happy; none of us wants to be sad or be alone. Happiness is the state of mind when we feel joyful and feel happy.

People when meeting after a long time, the feeling which comes at that time is happiness. When we lose something and find it suddenly, that is happiness. Every small thing gives happiness. Happiness is something we can't express in words, but it is something we can give to someone. If everyone gives happiness to each other, then the world would be heaven. Friends are the real source of happiness.

Happiness is the medicine for problems like depression, sadness, anxiety, etc. It's something that can save a person's life. So stay happy and make others happy.

Harshit Rao
Class X
The Fabindia School

Monday 1 November 2021

Caring - Advik Aggrawal

Let's care for our city and make our city a better place for everyone.
Advik Aggrawal
Grade: 3B
Billabong High International School, Thane

Caring - Saanvi Deshmukh

The moment when I experienced Caring.
Saanvi Deshmukh
Grade: 3A
Billabong High International School, Thane

Reflections Since 2021