2019

3Nov2019

The Vikram lander had landed on the moon. Earth couldn’t communicate with it. But then came a rustling sound. Two aliens with big bold eyes jumped forward.

One was having a microscope with it. They were examining the lander. They found it amazing. The first alien said [in moonish language]” What in the seven planets is this!”. “Yeah Wagner[ the first alien’s name], even scrumboozers[ the most advanced aliens in the universe] didn’t have this”, said the second alien. “Hey Pivil[the second alien’s name],take that microscope and let’s examine it closely. “Hmmm, ISRO”, said Pivil examing this strange abbreviation.”ISRO might stand for `International Sight Rock Orbit’ maybe”, exclaimed Wagner. “Wait it’s also written India?”  Pivil. “What in the seven planets is that!” said Wagner.”I have an idea, let’s take it to the MRO[ Moonish research Organisation]”, said Pivil. The aliens took the lander to a large building that looked more like a ship. It had the word `MRO’ written in big, bold and shiny letters carved into it. There was an automatic door. It opened with a slight screech. The head scientist saw them. He was a shabby looking alien with a short beard along the edges of his face.

He was very curious to know why in the seven planets have Pivil and Wagner come to MRO. “We have something. Something for yooou!” both Wagner and Pivil chorused. “Ok what is that you have there?” asked the head scientist grabbing the lander and taking it to the lab. In the lab, the scientists were confused what the term `ISRO’ means. Then Pivil had an idea.”Let’s check which planet is trying to communicate with this thing by connecting it to the yectumtransalator[ a special device made by the scrumboozers]. All the aliens there agreed to him. They invited all the news channels and  media personell to attend this auspicious event. The most famous moonish news media `The Fillers’ were there too to capture this amazing moment. “Ok everyone, here we have a thing, now we’re going to find which planet it came from!” roared the head scientist. Pivil took a long rod to secure the lander. Wagner took a drill and opened the control hatch. The head scientist pulled two wires out of the yectumtransalator and pushed it into the opened hatch. There was a faint buzzing noise from the yectumtransalator. Soon the faint buzzing sound turned to loud screech. A few electric sparks shot out of the lander and the screen of the yectumtransalator got filled with numbers.” Yes, the yectumtransalator has found the planet, now it only needs to translate the binary code!” cried the head scientist. Then came the name written in bold letters – ……EARTH……

“Oh in the name of the seven planets, it’s our very own Earth which made this!” cried Wagner. “We’re going to explore more about this mission!” chorused all the scientist aliens. Now, you’re all thinking how in the name of the seven planets I know all about this. It is because I am also an alien of the moon.

 

31Oct2019

I waited with bated breath, when the winner’s names were being announced on the stage at the Grand Finale of the music reality show ‘Suno1024 Junior Superstar’ held on 11th May 2018 in Dubai at GIIS Campus (Al Barsha). And then, my name was announced as the Runner up in the category of 6 to 10 years old kids!!! I ran to the stage with joy and excitement, to receive my trophy amidst the loud applause of the gathered audience.

Thousands of kids from all over UAE had auditioned for this prestigious competition held by the popular UAE Radio channel SUNO1024 FM.

There were multiple rounds of auditions, wherein initially my parents had to send an audio clip of my song to the organizers. In the next round of auditions which was held in the office of SUNO1024, 22 kids were shortlisted. For the semifinals, I had to go to Suno1024 studio, where a Hindi song of mine was recorded and was published on social media and on radio as well. Judges then shortlisted the top 10 finalists, including me for the finals. From then, I had a week’s time to practice for the Grand Finale. I am the only boy who made it to the finals!!

In the spectacular Grand finale, I performed in front of eminent judges like Bollywood singer Divya Kumar, UAE celebrity judges Mitun De Sarkar, Jogiraj Sikidar and Nishita Charles. There were 2 rounds of singing and I was very happy that my songs received rave reviews from all the judges. Even people in the audience came to me with appreciation and hugs too!!

21Oct2019

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot, write a lot.” said Stephen King.

Books such as,  “Around the world in 80 days”,  “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” ” The BFG,” “Robinson Crusoe,”  “Harry Potter” and the numerous books  like these, are a part of my growing up. While reading these books, I would always feel that even I should write some books, for the young ones to enjoy reading.

The more I read, the more did my desire to become an author get stronger and just about 4 months ago, I got to know that there would be a summer story writing competition and the winner’s story would be published. This was a golden opportunity to achieve my dream. So, I wore my creative cap  and worked hard. With the blessings of my elders and my complete effort, I won the competition!

When the results were out and I was declared as winner, I jumped with exhilaration. It was a dream come true for me. Tears of joy welled in my eyes!

Now that the story would be published, I had to work on other things like illustrations, cover page, dedication page and preface. It was a wonderful experience. Drawing the cover page with two para gliders and the treasure box was the most exciting part.

Finally after a month long procedure my book was published and is now available on Amazon UK and Japan(Link to the book – https://amzn.to/2nKhCp5).

I want all my friends to buy my book and enjoy it. As the money one pays, goes to the underprivileged children and will aid their education.

I am excited to share that I was also invited by the team of 102 Pearl FM, to share my experience of becoming a published author from a storyteller.

Right now, I feel nothing but gratitude towards my parents, teachers, friends and well wishers. To all my dear friends who are reading this I would like to say – “Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and never give up.”

21Oct2019

A Whole New Tomorrow……..by Jaiwardhan Nawani

Today is good, but tomorrow needs to be better,

I wish, I hope that tomorrow shall be a better trend-setter.

I would like people to be kind to others and themselves,

I would like them to be kind to insects and animals.

I wish, I hope that there will be no more wars,

I wish, I hope that tomorrow shall be a world without walls.

I wish, I hope that people should feel the real happiness,

I wish, I hope that tomorrow is not just about I or me, it will be about all of us.

I wish, I hope that tomorrow will be no pollution,

I wish, I hope that we all take a green resolution.

I wish, I hope we will have our earth, plastic free,

I wish, I hope I see everywhere only green trees.

I wish, I hope that tomorrow shall have no poverty,

I wish, I hope that tomorrow shall be having everyone happy and free.

If we wish for a world that is emancipated and happy,

I am sure the wish will come true for thee!

 

Jaiwardhan  shared his inspiration and experience….

“It helped me to think about what kind of future I am looking forward to. It also made me realize how little effort we are putting to fix the existing problems. We all are aware of problems of pollution, increasing plastic, deforestation and so on but very few of us are actually working towards the change. I wish that we all work to make my vision come to reality and that is what I have tried to pen down.”

 

 

18Jul2019

Tring, Tring, Tring…..

Let that phone ring

Such a distraction is that phone

Leave it home.

Oh, that computer is calling

But it won’t catch you falling,

Apps on these iPads

Won’t fill in for our fads,

Mia and me the fancy bun

Cannot replace time spent with my mum.

This technological race

Will definitely disturb our pace

Run Run Run

Life in front of the screen is no fun!

 

18Jul2019

Hi readers! I am Shreyas Krishna studying in Grade 5I. During the academic year 2018-19, I participated in the Olympiad (NSO, NCO, IMO and IEO) exams. It was the first ever attempt for Olympiad Exams.

I prepared, practised and worked hard to achieve feat in all the Olympiads and I am happy that I came out with flying colours in NCO and NSO. Here are my achievements:

National Science Olympiad(NSO):

City Rank: 1st

Awarded with Medal of Distinction+ Participation Certificate

 

National Cyber Olympiad(NCO):

City Rank: 1st

Awarded with School Gold Medal + Participation Certificate

18Jul2019

Every adult reminisces the memory he or she has cherished during his/her childhood. Even though the topic is either memory or achievements, I would love to write or recall one of my beautiful memories of childhood that I considered as my first and best achievement.

Every child remembers their grandparents specially mothers side a lot than the fathers. I’m no exception. I have very fond memories of my Ammumma (mom’s mom) that’s how we call her. I still remember her smile and the way she used to touch my hair. I have never seen my ammumma losing temper to any of her 8 children or to her grandchildren. I loved the way she sings during any function in the family of relatives and friends. I loved her cooking and the way she pleats her saree. I always wanted to be like her, soft spoken, ready made smile on lips.

One memory I always cherish is when I moved to 5th grade, she called me one day and asked me “Meera, do you know to write in Tamil properly now?” I replied, “Yes ammumma.” She gave me an inland letter and said ,”I want to write a letter to your aunt, can you help me?” I agreed. She gave her big smile to me and started dictating me about the contents very slowly. I was so nervous because that was my practical letter writing unlike school ones. I made few mistakes while writing and she was patiently assisting me, guiding me. By the end of the letter, when there was place for one line, she asked me to write, that this letter was written by Meera and dictated by her ammummma. That was my biggest achievement. I gave her a big smile filled with gratitude. My First letter and even though there were mistakes, she gave credit to me; she included me in that letter whole heartedly. When I look back while writing this, I can feel how big her heart was to make me write that line.

From that day till grade 8, I was the official letter writer to my ammumma. Every letter she made me write that line, sometimes when there’s no space; she will ask me to write that particular line on the flap sides of the letter.

I might have written somewhere around 50 letters for her. All the letters are so important to me, it made me read her mind, her joys, sorrows, anguish and her day to day activities. These letters helped to build a rapport with her and as far as I’m concerned I’m her favorite granddaughter.

These days technology has improved and we convey whatever there in our mind via Whats App and telephonic conversation. Letters are always special. It always gives a feeling that someone ought there is thinking about you and waiting for your reply even if it takes 15 to 20 days. I had the habit of writing letters to my mom, even after moving to Dubai and I still cherish the letters that I received from her.

After a certain point of time in life, when all the achievements you achieved has turned to a memory and all the memories that you cherish turned into achievements, you feel you have maintained a balance and smile.

This memory of my childhood is my first and best achievement. I thank the DPS Buzz, Editorial  Board  to  give me an opportunity to recall this beautiful memory.

18Jul2019

Eid or Ramadan are celebrated worldwide by Muslims. It’s considered as the holiest month of the year. It is a festival that depicts unity, compassion and a sense of oneness in all. Unity is the way to find the spirit of Ramadan or Eid.

The special month of Ramadan and EID…

  • Muslims fast during Ramadan.
  • Dubai set up iftar tents near mosques.
  • Everyone breaks their fast at a certain time of the day called Iftar
  • Eid ul Fitr is the day when the Muslims break their month long fasting, visit relatives and friends, enjoy feasts and wish each other Eid Mubarak.
  • The whole month of Ramadan is spent chanting God’s name, by reciting verses of Qur’an and completing their duties and responsibilities irrespective of the fasting for the whole day.

Eid is also known for one more aspect. It is Tawafeeq(ta-waa-fee-eq) means unity.

UAE Government and various NGO’s provide food and water packets to the needy (workers and labourers) who serve the country irrespective of summer or winter, day or night.

One more aspect of unity which I noticed here is that the other communities also respect and form a bonding by not drinking or eating any food in front of people who fast. Most of the restaurants are closed till iftar time as a mark of respect.

At my father’s office also most of the other community people  fast  too as a sign of respect.

In a recent video I watched that here in Dubai, the Gurudwara (house of God) during the iftar time arrange for our Muslim brothers to pray and prepare special meals for them.

I was amazed to see that video. Therefore, I love Ramadan and Eid in Dubai. The holy month teaches unity and hope.