Author: Samhita Argula

2018 Commonwealth Games – Sharing the Dream!

  The Commonwealth Games is an international sports event which brings together different countries to compete in various sports, every four years. The countries that are part of the Commonwealth Nations get to send in teams for the sports of their liking and hope to win one of the prestigious medals. The Commonwealth Games Federation is the organization that oversees the Games and presides over any conflict occurring during the games. It is interesting to know that there are almost 71 teams participating every year from over 53 different countries. All the athletes from these countries gather to the...

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Bust exam stress with ease!

You will never know your limits unless you push yourself to the maximum. We all feel a sense of growing dread when it’s that time of the exams. Exams are a necessary evil, some argue, while others blatantly say they’re pointless, with conviction. Good or not, exams are a part of every student’s education life. And exams can be stressful! So let me talk about the reasons why exam stress is caused and how to deal with it. Stress is of many types and is an inevitable consequence in life. Exams can cause a lot of stress and anxiety,...

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Get Groovy with Gaana

Gaana is a music app which lets you stream music for free. It was launched by Times Internet, an Internet subsidiary of The Times of India Group, in April 2010. The app provides Indian music as well as international music content. Gaana app has music content from 21 different languages and has access to more than fifty thousand songs. Gaana has a good-looking, colourful interface and looks inviting. The home screen is divided into 5 sections: Home, Social (which gets useless if you don’t wish to connect with your friends), Search (they’ve improved a lot and the search is...

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A divine intervention – Poetry

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. Robert Frost   Poetry is the chiselled marble of language; it’s a paint-splattered canvas – but the poet uses words instead of paint, and the canvas is you.  I think this definition beautifully describes the essence of poetry. Poetry is a form of writing in which emotions and ideas are expressed in a rhythmic, metered form with the usage of various figures of speech like simile, metaphor, personification, allegory etc. A list of the figures of speech commonly used in poetry with their usage...

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My tryst with magic – by a fellow bookworm

Like most kids, Sponge and I loved stories, we had three generations of loud women in our house, all of whom would turn into great storytellers by night. It was magic, or maybe that was the effect of those stories. I was almost 8 years old when a cousin of mine gave us a carton full of his childhood reading books. The carton was overflowing with books of all kinds – some faded, some never read, some with missing front covers. I remember picking up a Tinkle and feeling an almost instant attraction. The comic was wonderful – funny,...

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