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July 31, 2020
Vol 94, Page 1

Friendships Weekend

Friendships Weekend

What They Say?

"Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary."
— Amos Bronson Alcott

"When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'."
— Groucho Marx

PODS Vs. Bubble

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This Day for You - July 31


It is the biggest British military operation since the Suez Crisis of 1956, and the biggest in Ireland since the Irish War of Independence. Later that day, nine civilians are killed by car bombs in the village of Claudy.

The World Celebrates:

National Avocado Day

National Raspberry Cake Day

National Mutt Day

National Talk in an Elevator Day

National System Administrator Appreciation Day

National Get Gnarly Day

You Share Your Birthday With:

Premchand. Jul 31, 1880.

Damodar Dharmananda Kosambi. Jul 31, 1907

Mumtaz. Jul 31, 1947.

J. K. Rowling.Jul 31, 1965

Kiara Advani. Jul 31, 1992

On this day:

1658: Aurangzeb appoints himself Mongol emperor.

1938: Khalid Anwer Ansari, social worker, was born.

1940: Udham Singh, fiery revolutionary, freedom fighter and social reformer, was hanged by the British Government in the Pantone Villa Jail, London.

1952: Bela Mitra, commander of "Nari Vahini" and activist of "Azad Hind Fauj", passed away

1974: B. S. Chawla was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 15 August 1974.

1992: Sitar maestro Pt. Ravishankar wins the Magsaysay Award.

Sean Swarner - Don't Ever Give Up

Sean redefined the impossible by becoming the only person in history to climb the highest mountain peak in every continent, with one lung.

The giant that is Mount Everest torchers its challenges with life threatening Conditions such as 100 kilometre per hour wind speed, the dramatic loss of oxygen, the windstorm and deadly avalanches, but for Sean the obstacles he overcame prior to his summiting the Mt. Everest makes his story even more compelling.

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Sean Swarner was voted one of the top 8 most inspirational people in history and was the recipient of the Don't Ever Give Up Award presented by the Jimmy V Foundation and ESPN. Sean is the only person in history to climb Everest, the highest mountain on every continent, ski to both Poles and complete the Hawaii Ironman triathlon. He only has one lung. Sean is a two-time cancer survivor who was first diagnosed at age 13 with Hodgkin's Disease and later with Askin's sarcoma. He was given just 14 days to live and is the only person in the world to ever have been diagnosed with both these deadly cancers. Sean told ESPN Radio's Bob Valvano, brother of Jimmy, that he would have been more likely to win the lottery four or five times with the same numbers than to have survived both these terminal cancers.

However, he did survive, although he has only one fully functioning lung due to the removal of a golf ball-sized tumor found with Askin's diagnosis.

Sean was featured on ESPN with a 10-minute segment on his life story and struggle. Amazon recently posted a film about his recent expedition to the north pole. He established his own foundation (The Cancer Climber Association) which promotes cancer awareness and completely funds a survivor's trip to Africa. He also authored his book Keep Climbing, which recounts his story and journey from the depths of his near death experience to the peaks he climbed to reach the top of the world 17 years later. Other books include his 7 Summits to Success series, empowering others to their best.

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Be Better, 4 Mins
Digital Profiles - Why to take extra care?

After Understanding Social Media, trying to become Socially Smart, taking care of your Privacy Online, we head on to creating our Digital Profiles. Do you know the highest peak of sending and getting friend requests? It’s the beginning of a new session! Be it college, school or even a short course or camp that we attend, social media is the place where we get to know our fellows first, much before the real life conversation begins.
And in that, our Profiles play a crucial role!
But there are other facts too, that we sometimes overlook, but your digital profile can really make a difference there too:

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Your college admissions, scholarships and even jobs are at risk if you fail to make a positive digital image:
Yes, they stalk you, google you before they call you for an interview or consider your profile. A Kaplan Test Survey assesses that “The percentages of college admissions officers who say they have Googled an applicant (29%) or visited an applicant’s Facebook or other social networking page to learn more about them (31%) have risen to their highest levels yet.”

Are you a positive-activist wanting to directly work with the UN someday?
It can happen real soon, but your digital footprint would be a major change-maker.

Also, a lot of caring teachers tend to keep a check on students’ social media profiles, connect with them virtually and take care of their behavioral patterns.
If that doesn’t strike a chord then possibly you would relate to the fact that having a positive digital profile is just like maintaining your notebooks throughout your academic session, if you don’t do it right from the beginning, it might get really difficult to do it 6-months down the line.

Building a positive digital profile will take you:
Your Real-life Name (Pen names really confuse your friends.)

Your Real Face or Nothing (Please avoid using images of other people downloaded from the internet. You might want to click a decent picture of yourself, create a sketch or add the pictures of your favorite things.) - Display pictures are mostly public and you might want to be careful while picking them.

Most of them would need a cover - A cover picture is a way to tell the world about your personality type or just things you like, do or prefer to describe yourself. An interesting way of making it interesting is to use a quote from your favourite book and quote it there.

Align your profile to your vibe! Love it or hate it, people will get to know more about you through what you depict online and the way you talk about it. Let your profile do the talking about all the things you are passionate for.

If you’re applying for a scholarship or an internship, don’t fail to show up your work in your linkedin profile and even share a link in your application. A lot of people pick great opportunities from LinkedIn and you can get your profile there as soon as you are 12.

Social networking could be real fun if you’re a good sport and would not mind learning a couple of things about it! Tell me in the comments, if you would like to know more about any particular medium. Don’t hesitate to share your questions too!

Pro Tip: Use the same 'Username or handle' for all your profiles. A handle is what comes onf facebook / instagram as @yourname. It helps you when you become famous!
Be happy being mindfully social.
Would you like to have a LIVE Session with me to talk about it?
Credits: The Writer is an entrepreneur, an Editor, a Social Media Expert, Digital Branding Consultant, Online Marketing Trainer and a Positivity Enthusiast, all at 27.
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I am Kalam! - Story of dreams and friends

Curiosity, 4 Mins
What is the quietest place on Earth?

Indeed. What is the quietest place on Earth? Is it the recording studio of Simon & Garfunkel? Or maybe the hilltops of Kanchenjunga or the Horcrux Caves? Well, it is an intriguing question and the answer is not as exotic as you might have been hoping for it to be. The quietest place on Earth, quantifiably, is an anechoic chamber at the Microsoft HQ in Redmond.

But how is loudness measured? The measure of loudness is done by measuring the intensity of sound and extrapolated to a standardised scale called the decibel(dB) scale. For example, on average, human conversation has a loudness of 60 dB whereas a leaf falling from a tree measures 10 dB. The aforementioned anechoic chamber clocks in at -20.3 dBA, which is 20.3 dB below the human hearing threshold.

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The anechoic chamber, as the name suggests, is completely echo free. The deafening silence is so profound that it drives visitors out in a matter of seconds while employees usually do not stay past 45 minutes. However, the room was not constructed to test the human endurance for loneliness but rather for precise engineering audio measurements and development. However, according to reports, the room is so quiet that the people who visit it can even hear their own heartbeat, the blood rushing to their ears, the movement of their own joints, or even the gurgling of their stomach. That’s pretty cool as well as...haunting.

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Tell the World About Your Friends!

Today is International Day of Friendship and August 2 is Friendship's Day, what better time to bring your friends some fame!

Tell the world about your friends or your views about friendship. Everyday we will bring you 3 Prompts, Pick any of the following and write on it:

Day 2 writing prompts:

1) If my best friend moved far away…
2) One thing that I miss about my friends while I have to stay-at-home . . .
3) If my best friend was a Doctor treating Covid Patients on the frontline, I will tell her/him . . .

Rules of the Game:

1. Word-limit: Less than 200 words
2. No plagiarism: Original entries will only be accepted. Strictly no copy-paste!
3. Date of Submission: August 1, 2020.
4. Email your entries to

Eligibility: Anyone who loves their friends. Open to students, teachers, and parents too.

Award: Best Entries get featured in the magazine and on


Tell us your views

Do you like surprises? Giving or receiving?


Got Love for Words? Be a proud



First recorded use in 1603


Meaning: A copious discharge of fluid, especially a bodily fluid.

Usage: I had a bad cold. There was quite a profluvium from my nasal passages.

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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

Polar Bears Could Disappear by 2100
Scientists predict that most polar bears will die out by the year 2100 because of global warming. Even if global warming is slowed, the loss of polar ice means most polar bears will still be seriously affected.

3D Images of Lord Ram, Ayodhya Temple Model To Be Displayed At New York’s Times Square On August 5 to Celebrate Bhoomi Pujan
On the day of Ram temple’s groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya on August 5, images of Lord Ram and 3D portraits of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be beamed across the giant billboards in the iconic Times Square in New York.

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Great News For Tiger Populations Surging in India and Discovered in Thailand – On World Tiger Day 2020.

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Teacher's Blog

On The Wings Of A Book


Chhavi Mahesh
TGT English

“Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars. Anyone who has loved books has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live. “
— Nora Roberts.

On the wings of a book
I have soared up high,
Over the hills and beyond the sky.
Within the pages of a book,
I have found treasure,
A treasure of words and imagination.
Give me a book,
And I can swim across the oceans,
With feet on the ground,
With a heart full of emotions.
A book in every hand,
Is what I wish to see,
With that you can become,
What you always dreamt to be.
A boundless flight to the places far,
The journey will take you to the moon and stars
And to the deepest place beneath the ground
Piled up moments, yet to be found.
Books are a writer’s ground to play,
Upon my shelves they will always stay.

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