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August 11, 2020
Vol 101, Page 1



What They Say?

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
–Mahatma Gandhi


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This Day for You - August 11


National Son's and Daughter's Day on August 11th brings parents and their children together for quality time. On this day, be with the joys of your life.

The World Celebrates:

Global Kinetic Sand Day

National Presidential Joke Day

National Raspberry Bombe Day

You Share Your Birthday With:

1953 - Hulk Hogan, American retired professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, and musician.

1954 - Yashpal Sharma, Indian cricketer and umpire.

1961 - Sunil Shetty, Indian film actor, producer and entrepreneur

1983 - Chris Hemsworth, Australian actor

1985 - Jacqueline Fernandez, Sri Lankan actress

On this day:

1347: Alauddin Hasan Gangu assumed royalty and founded the Bahmani Dynasty.

1908: Khudiram Bose, a Bengali revolutionary in India's struggle for freedom, was hanged.

1961: The former Portuguese territories in India of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are merged to create the Union Territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Gary Vaynerchuk - The Guy who inspires Entrepreneurs

Gary Vaynerchuk is a successful entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of Vayner Media, a full-service digital business sustaining Fortune 500 clients crosswise the company’s four scenes. Vaynerchuk is one of the most asked after public speakers alive today. He is an enterprise entrepreneur, four-time New York Times bestselling author, and an early investor in companies such as Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber.

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Gary Vaynerchuk had born Gennady Vaynerchuk on November 14, 1975. He is a Belarusian-American entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and Internet personage. First known as a wine critic who extended his family's wine business, Vaynerchuk is best known for his work in digital marketing and social media as the chairman of New York-based publicity company, VaynerX, and as CEO of VaynerX subsidiary, VaynerMedia.
DailyVee is a daily, video-documentary series on YouTube that chronicles Vaynerchuk's life as a businessman. Started in 2015, Vaynerchuk records live, interviewing others, and broadcasting investor meetings and strategy sessions at VaynerMedia.

In the series Vaynerchuk implements social media strategies, especially through Snapchat and Instagram, to demonstrate social-media marketing. Vaynerchuk hosted a video blog on YouTube called Wine Library TV from 2006 to 2011, featuring wine reviews, tastings, and wine advice. The show debuted in February 2006 and was produced daily at the Wine Library store in Springfield, New Jersey. At 1,000 episodes in 2011 Vaynerchuk retired the show and replaced it with a video podcast, The Daily Grape.

In 2010, Vaynerchuk launched Wine & Web on Sirius XM satellite radio. The show's programming paired new wine tastings in a "Wine of the Week" segment with coverage of gadgets, trends and startups in its "Web of the Week" segment.

In August 2011, Vaynerchuk announced on Daily Grape that he was retiring from wine video blogging. In 2014, Vaynerchuk launched The #AskGaryVee Show on YouTube with his content-production team. In the show, Vaynerchuk canvases questions from Twitter and Instagram and responds extemporaneously. Show questions, most commonly on entrepreneurship, family and business topics, are pre-screened by the production team, but remain unseen by Vaynerchuk until each show's taping. The AskGaryVee Show inspired Vaynerchuk's fourth book, AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur's Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness.
He's definitely the guy who has changed the face of media on the Internet!

Credits: Tarini Kaushik
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Inspiration 101, 4 Mins
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What is a Caste System? And why do we still have it?

In the early Vedic Period, people of India were confused with the professions they should choose for themselves. That is when four varnas or castes were created. These four varnas are brahmana, kshatriya, vaishya and shudras. These varnas were based on the responsibilities of labor. For instance, Bramhans were allowed to study history, philosophy, language and perform ritual. Kshatriyas were allowed to learn tactica of the war-field, mechanism of weapons and policies of running a state. Vaishyas were the businessmen and sudras were the people who performed other works for the rest of the three varnas. But with time, this categorization of labour became a social evil like racism. Keep reading to find out how…

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Earlier, the varnas were only based on labour. Son of a Pundit could become a Shudra, son of a Ruler could become a businessman Vaishya. But later it became a hereditary ritual. Profession of a person was decided by the profession of their forefathers. This made the brahmanas, the most powerful in the Indian society. And shudras were the least powerful who could not pursue their dreams, and were made to serve the other upper castes for generations. They were even considered untouchable.

However, for centuries people of India have internalized this caste system and have looked at various professions as the work of the lower caste. For instance, in India people are more keen on becoming doctors, engineers or lawyers. But similarly professions like shoe designer, fashion designer, chef, caretakers, etc are conceived to be the work of the ‘lower caste’ or shudras. And that is why, people who opted for these professions did not get full support from their family or the society.

Even B.R.Ambedkar, the writer of our constitution, had to face the practice of untouchability. He and his family belonged to the lower caste. As a child he was not allowed to pursue school education. In school he was made to sit on the floor, while other children of the upper caste sat on benches. But his rebellious spirit defied all the rules of the caste system. And he chose the medium of education, and worked very hard to one day write the constitution of Independent India.

Practice of the caste system still exists in our Indian society today. A system that was based on the division of labour, has become the reason for people to look down upon each other. Whereas the truth is, in our modern society there is no need for a varna system. We are independent individuals to choose our profession. And the profession of our forefathers should not determine our choice of profession. It is even worse to look down upon someone for they are not doctors, engineers or lawyers.

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The Story of Success

Curiosity, 4 Mins
Why do we get addicted to things?

When I was a teenager, I was vehemently addicted to gaming. It took a lot of effort to curb my addiction but in the end I managed to come out of it. Don’t get me wrong, I still love gaming. It’s just that I’m not addicted anymore. Anyway, the point is that most of you are or have been or will get addicted to something at some point in your life. But let’s first define what an addiction is.
“Addiction is the psychological or physical inability to stop the consumption of a drug, or a substance even though its prolonged use results in psychological or physical harm.”
But the weird fact is that whenever our body senses that it is being harmed, it generally takes steps to counter the hostile presence which in this case is the addictive substance. But we still find ourselves falling deeper and deeper into the abyss of addiction and it is as if our body has failed to recognise that hostile presence. So why does this happen?

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This all has to do with a chemical that is present in our brain called dopamine. Dopamine is a hormonal neurotransmitter whose primary function is to relay messages across our brain’s pleasure centre which gets activated during a pleasurable experience like eating your favourite dish. It produces a mild sense of euphoria and elevates the levels of adrenaline in our body which makes us more alert to our surroundings.

Now, the secretion of dopamine is a natural process but addictive stuff like drugs produce biochemical alterations that are much more efficient in activating this natural reward circuit in our brain as compared to any natural pleasurable experience. The activation of the reward circuit automatically incentivises us to consume more of the addictive substance and with that the dopamine levels rise more and more. But as mentioned before, our body realises this and begins building up resistance to the elevated dopamine levels. This means that even higher consumption of the substance must be done to activate the reward circuit and by now, the individual is said to be addicted. Our body often responds by producing psychological or physiological effects. For example, amphetamine(a drug) abuse causes insomnia and tachycardia. But because these bodily responses pale in comparison to the pleasurable effects of the addictive substance, addicts ignore them.

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Curiosity, 4 mins

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(Asserting disagreement in respectful ways)


To learn different ways of respectfully communicating when a person disagrees with a statement someone else makes.

How it Works

Together, the group brainstorms a series of statements and writes them on a board or a paper. The statements could be true or imaginary, such as, “An island in the Pacific Ocean is home to a green hippo.” or “My Uncle was the President.”

Then, each individual gets to be the speaker. The speaker says one of the statements (as if it’s true, even if it’s imaginary).
Others around the circle raise their hands, and the speaker will call on one at a time to practice respectful disagreement. The person called up will assert their own different view in a way that shows respect for the speaker and also asserts a differing point of view.
Rotate until all have had a chance to participate.

Extensions / Group Discussion

1) How did you feel when you disagreed with the speaker?
2)How did you feel when someone disagreed with you?
3) Most of us have encountered criticism or disagreements that were disrespectful. What made this experience different?
4) Do you tend to assert your disagreement or not? If so, when do you choose to assert yourself?
5) Did you learn any new ways to communicate disagreement for the future? What were they?


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On a daily basis, do you try to improve yourself and get smarter? How?


Got Love for Words? Be a proud



First recorded use in 1629


Meaning: Hiccup, Belch or burp.

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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

Thailand: Growing Protests Led by Young People.
Young people across Thailand have been using the internet to organize protests against the government. The protests have been going on for weeks and the movement seems to be growing.

The Perseid Meteor Shower Will Be In Full Glory This Week.
The shooting stars have been streaking across the skies at a rate of about a dozen an hour since mid-July. However, their pace will escalate sharply this week, reaching a peak of between fifty to a hundred meteors an hour on August 11, 12, and 13, 2020.

THE Happy Pill

Satellites Reveal There Are 20% More Emperor Penguin Colonies in Antarctica Than Previously Thought

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Teacher's Blog


By-Bhavana Ahuja
Librarian, The Heritage School, Rohini

Global warming- Ah, What to say !!
It affects us every single day.
Mother earth is in excruciating pain,
Every being on the planet has nothing to gain.
From depleting ozone to changes in temperature,
We are spoiling each particle of our nature.
We all have to think and foresee,
Otherwise our future will not be glee.
Oh!! Our Earth is so precious and can't be replaced,
So we need to save it or our races will be erased.

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