Santa Claus was sitting on a chair with a Christmas tree-topped thermometer sticking out of his mouth. I, meanwhile, sat beside him feeling pity for the whole world out there, waiting for Santa to deliver their gifts at night, who would wake up to find an empty tree. I had already gotten my gift, but before he could deliver all his gifts he went down with fever!
‘God! The number of times I have told this man to wear adequate clothes, that hat is hardly anything!’
This story is about a girl called Bhavna. She was a twelve-year-old girl who lived in a small village. She was the first girl child to go to school in the village. Her dad Mr. Moksh was weak in studies and used to fail in all his exams. The villagers used to rag him a lot about his failure. Moksh got really angry and decided to put Bhavna in a good school so that he could proudly say that his daughter was the first educated girl in the village. The villagers had a perspective that educating girls was a waste of money. Bhavna didn’t care about them because she used to really enjoy learning in school.
The resounding sound made by the alarm was enough to wake Sheela up. Though the alarm rang every day, she was tired of this routine. Her work every day was just this. Waking up at 5 AM; finishing cooking by 7:45 AM; sending off her son and husband; doing the household chores; having lunch; taking a nap for an hour; picking her son up from school; the chores again; eating; sleeping; waking up the next day at 5 AM.
The sun was shining bright. Babloo and his family went to the market in a blue car to buy groceries. The black leather seats greeted them. On the way, they saw a flock of birds chirping peacefully high up in the sky and a clump of trees. Finally, they reached their destination.
Like most other days in school, Babloo got bullied again. One would think that in a beautiful classroom of a prestigious school, there would only be friendly children and no bullies. There were lovely, clean desks with no scratches. There were four big display boards that had sheets of paper pasted everywhere. These sheets contained Mathematics problems and drawings and stories written by the students of class 5C. There also were cupboards filled with pencils, compass boxes, books and other stationery. But no one knew what was going on within the walls of this classroom.
That day, three big bullies pushed Babloo into an open cupboard. He was hurt both outside and inside. He did not want to get up. He just sat inside the cupboard with his back towards the bullies. As he sat there rubbing his arm, he saw something glittering hiding on the edges of the notebook boxes. He took it out. It was an hourglass filled with diamond dust glittering with the colours of the rainbow. Babloo started shaking it to see all the glitter sparkle. Almost at once, everything went blurry, the hourglass stopped shaking but Babloo found himself shaking instead. Then, suddenly, everything became still.
The world’s most expensive Ruby was housed in a renowned museum in Hyderabad. A notorious thief called Tom was planning to steal it but he couldn’t do so without a foolproof plan. While he was thinking about how the theft can be executed, one of his spies shared the news that the museum would be closed for Christmas. Continue reading the theft of the expensive ruby→
I was sad. Walking through the jungle, I felt lost in the woods. The tall trees felt like monsters glaring down at me and the luscious grass spread below felt like a never-ending carpet. I was feeling very sticky and hot. Continue reading Jungle adventure→