My father tongue is Telugu. My nanamma (grandmother) and papa have spoken to me in Telugu since my childhood. My nanamma (grandmother) has brought me many colourful books in Telugu. The interesting books excited me to write and read in telugu. From the age of 5, I have been learning to read and write in telugu. The writer’s workshop in K2 inspired me to write a book in telugu. The first book that I finished writing is “ Ganapati lelalu” which means stories of lord Ganesha. This book has many stories of lord Ganesha
like how was he born, how he got an elephant’s head and many more.My nanamma helped me in writing the book. My book was displayed at the telugu stall during the language day. I am very happy that I can read and write in my mother and father tongue and would
like everyone to experience reading and writing in different languages too. I am now writing my second book in Telugu.



Lights. Sweets. Celebrations.

On Diwali, we celebrate by lighting diyas, bursting firecrackers. Diwali is the festival of lights and on Diwali we do pooja. Diwali is celebrated because Lord Rama came back to Ayodhya after 14 years from the forest. Diwali talks about letting the light into our houses and lives after darkness. Diwali is a no moon night called Amavasya. On Diwali, the sky gets polluted because of the fireworks
AMAY AGARWAL (G1- North Campus)

I think the language day was nice and fun. It was very similar to the translanguaging assembly we had in school yesterday. The different languages that performed were Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Punjabi, Sindhi, Marathi and Urdu. My mother taught us Tamil dance. Many parent experts had come to school to talk about different languages. Sharang’s father talked to us about Ramanujan- the famous mathematician and showed us an ancient
Tamil game to play. Siddharta and Eka’s mother told us a story in Kannada. During our lunch break one day there were many stalls set up like Mehendi, some kheer, photobooth and in the art studio, we did artwork too. The Kannada stall had tic tac toe and a matching game and we took pictures in a golden area. We danced in the Neev Yemalur School and it was fun.

On Diwali, I went to my Friend’s house. Her name is Lakshmi. We had rice and poori. Her house was decorated very beautifully and there were diyas in front of the God room door. The flowers around her house were decorated in the colours of Diwali like red and yellow. I was wearing a blue frock with bumps and designs at the top and bottom and I had let my hair loose with small braids in the side. Lakshmi was dressed in pretty white and pink pants and top which had frills. At the porch, we burst lot of crackers like the flower pots and
bhumi chakras. We both were very excited to celebrate Diwali together.
EKA SIVARAMAN (G1 – North Campus)




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