Thursday, March 10, 2011

Chemistry Rocks!

I forgot to tell you all about this... so here it is:

I, along with my best friend Malavika, won the first prize in the team quiz on Chemistry conducted by the Regional Science Centre and Planetarium, Calicut... the prize was a gift voucher of Rs. 500/-  redeemable at TBS (bookstore aka my paradise).

And in another chemistry quiz contest (individual), conducted by the Darshanam Cultural Forum in association with Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), I was placed second and won a cash prize of Rs. 300 which will also be, most probably, spent on story books.... :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Poem: The Constant

I had a constant
In my life.
The equations changed,
So did the terms,
But the one thing that
Stood unchanged, unperturbed,
Was my friend - the constant.

I have a constant
In my life.
Seasons change, and
So do circumstances,
But the single thing that
Stands firm, finite,
Is my friend - the constant.

I always will have a constant
In my life.
The world will change, and
So will I.
But the only thing that
Will stay the same is my friend, the constant,
Whose name is loneliness.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Year Gone By...

I still find it hard to belive that yesterday was the last day of 9th standard. It seems as if school started just a few days before... but now, saying goodbye to that little room called 9B seems hard. In some ways, I'm still that immature girl I used to be in 8th, but ninth standard changed me a lot. It forced me to grow up a bit, to realize that life isn't always picture-perfect, that life isn't as simple as a fairytale... and that sometimes you've got to fight for yourself, sometimes you have to sacrifice a few things even if they mean a lot to you.

Ninth standard was also one of the most memorable years in my life. Ninth was the year during which I got the best friend I could ever ask for, it was the year during which I got to experience the best victories ever...
But it was a year of many downsides as well: Sonima chechi, a tenth standard student of my school, died in a horrible accident... two of my favourite teachers - Miss Leena and Miss Sumitra left the school... and I realized that people are not what they seem to be. Several horrible truths came up about people whom I thought were simple and innocent...

Ninth standard taught me to live, to dream, to hope... and as I go on to the last year of my school, I'll treasure all these memories. But there's a barrier on my way to the tenth standard: EXAMS! :)