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May 25, 2020
Vol 37, Page 1

MUSICAL MONDAY
MUSICAL MONDAY
What They Say?


“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”

― Albert Einstein

Everyday Lessons



Ramayana, as an oral epic, was also propagated according to the musical norms perfected in the oral tradition. This was the pathya mode of music making, ideal for narration. This was the form employed by Rama's sons Kush and Lava, when they sang a narrative song in Rama's praise at his court accompanied by only a lute. Even today, the story of Rama, when traditionally narrated in India in different languages and regions, follows the norms laid down by the ancient Sage.



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This Day for You - May 25



Spotlight:

Celebrating Eid Today - Eid-ul-Fitr, an annual festival celebrated during summers to mark an end to the holy month of Ramzan-- where Muslims observe fast and offer prayers, will be observed today.
Birthdays:

1) 1803 - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and philosopher.
2) 1886 - Rash Behari Bose, Indian Independence Activist.
3) 1889 - Igor Sikorsky, founder of Sikorsky Aircrafts.
4) 1926 - Bill Sharman, American hall-of-fame basketball player.
5) 1939 - Sir Ian McKellen, English film and theatre actor.
6) 1969 - Anne Heche, American actress.
7) 1972 - Karan Johar, Indian film actor and TV host.
Events in History:

1)1787 - The US Constitutional Convention, which later drafted the Constitution of the United States, was opened in Philadelphia.

2) 1810 - The municipal council of Buenos Aires, after cutting ties with Spain and the viceregal government, established an autonomous government.
3) 1935 - Renowned American track player, Jesse Owens, set three world records and equalled another in Michigan.
4) 1915 - Mahatma Gandhi established the Sabarmati Ashram in Kochrab, near Ahmedabad.
5) 1946 - Abdulla 1, the ruler of Transjordan, declared himself a king after Jordan became independent from Britain.
6) 1961 - John F. Kennedy, in a speech before congress, committed the United States to land a man on the moon which was later achieved by Apollo 11 in 1969.
7) 1977 - Star Wars: Episode IV was released which went on to become one of the most iconic franchises in movie history.
8) 2001 - Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind person to scale Everest.
9) 2011 - The last episode of The Oprah Winfrey show aired on TV.

ART Aficionado


Talent Treasure: Raghuv, Som and Sagar paying tribute to their Great Grandfather Late. Dr.Gokul Prasad Tripathi Ji, by singing a song written by him.

Courtesy: Music and Poetry Project, follow @MusicandPoetryProject
Music Direction by: Joell Mukherjii.
Song written by: Late. Dr.Gokul Prasad Tripathi




TIME FOR SOME FUN!



This pandemic lockdown is quite weird, isn't it? You have all the time to do things that you've waited for long, but everything big and small is closed. But isn't the best time to explore yourself, even with limited resources. It can be the best time of the year for us too, the school just go over or is taking just online classes and you've got nothing over their heads until school restarts. All day, one can play, watch their favorite shows or now, with limited un-lockdown, visit family or grannies too.
At this time to take a chill-pill, we get you some real fun ways in which you can indulge in some constructive learning, nevertheless chill with these cool activities:

1. Be a Digital Globe Trotter:
Do you know, Google Maps can take you to any street across the globe? Of course all the summer travel plans have gone in the dust, but what about some digital globe trotting? Open google maps, put down your favourite destination, and just go to your favourite street. You can start by going to places you've already been, so that you recognize them, and then start exploring new places in the world. Remember, now you can go wherever you wish to. No passport required too! Also read about the history and the heritage of the places you travel. Don't forget to click those amazing photographs!

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2. Make your own Garden:
The most fun-filled and the one with deeper roots is gardening. Gardening not only brings us closer to nature but also sows in us the seeds of caring and nurturing. As the weather is at its best, this is the right time to get mushy and dirty your hands in soil and mud. Just get some flowerpots, soil and seeds from your kitchen. It's fun to try to make tools out of equipments already available at home. This would even help us understand how to fix things without spending a penny. Just find the perfect sunlit corner and let that be your little garden.

3. Time to Cook:
It'll definitely be fun if you can make your own breakfast or may be lunch or just a snack. Decide for yourself. Try something in which knives and the hob can be avoided, or else you can take some help for that. Indulge themselves in this kind of creativity and just see how many colors you can include, what flavors you can choose and how food is served. This can even be one of the exotic dishes you prepare the next time when your favorite people come over for dinner.

4. Act, Dance or do some Karaoke:
It's never old school to engage in some role playing, shaking a leg or taking the voice test! In the end, this is how we would know what we're good at. You can try to mimic your favorite movie or cartoon character, or copy those dance steps. Or if you can arrange a mike, sing out loud and clear. Believe me, this would definitely build up that confidence automatically.



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Who Am I? A Self-improvement Exercise

Who am I?
Usually we're all in a constant race of becoming something or the other. Some of us want to become doctors, some engineers, some fashion designers and some of us are still wondering what we should be! In this hasty race, how often do we think who we actually are? But now, as life is on a hold, let’s introspect a little.
When did you last ask yourself: Who am I? Let’s do a short exercise and see where we are:

Take a blank sheet and write ‘Who Am I?’ on the top. Under it, define yourself using 5 adjectives. Don’t forget to be optimistic when you think of yourself.
Below that, make two columns and write in each, ‘Things I like about myself’ and ‘Things I don’t like about myself’.

Below the first column, quickly jot down ways you can use your strengths to make the world a better place and below the second column create your improvement plan.
Once you’re done with this, you have your current life blueprint in your hand. Now it’s your choice to lead your life your way! If you’d like us to help you with your improvement plan, do drop your worries in the feedback at the end and we would be more than glad to help you out!



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Classic Books for Children

The character of Alice is immortalized in the classic ‘Alice's Adventure in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll. There are many such classic stories, novels and fairy tales which are loved by children across the globe. Today we list out some of the classic books for children that one should read. Happy Reading!

Aesop's Fables

‘Aesop's Fables’ is a collection of tales from the Greek storyteller, Aesop. He was a slave who lived in ancient Greece, between 620 and 564 BC. He was a keen observer of both animals and people most of the characters in his story are animals, some of which take on human characteristics and are personified in their ways of speech and emotion. Each fable has an accompanying moral to be learnt from the tale. The fables numbering 725 totally overall passed down orally through generations. There are many famous fables including the most famous ones like the G’oose that laid the Golden Eggs’, ‘The town Mouse and the country Mouse.’
- Fable: It is a very short story with a moral or a lesson to teach.

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Jataka tales

Originally written in Pali language the Jataka tales have been translated into different languages around the world. They contain stories of the previous livess of Gautam Buddhathese include Buddha in both animal and human forms. The stories are extremely popular and are valued in all branches of Buddhism. The Jataka tales are dated between 300 BC and 840 AD.

Don Quixote

The novel originally written in Spanish, is about a wannabe knight, Alonso Quixano, who drags a farmer Sancho Panza, along on a series of adventures. Don Quixote, in the first part of the book does not see the world for what it is and prefers to imagine that is living out a knightly story. The book was immediately translated into English and it was a great and continuing success. This book is considered to be one of the most important books of all times and it is often cited as the first modern children's novel.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The book is written by Mark Twain which is a child’s adventure story. This amazing book was Twain’s first attempt at writing a real novel. The titular hero of the novel, Tom is a young boy living on the banks of the Mississippi river. He lives with aunt Polly half brother Sid and his cousin Mary. Twain describes some autobiographical events in the book.

The Ugly Duckling

It is a short story for children by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. It was first published in 1843 in the fourth volume of Anderson's fairy tales. Hans Christian Andersen considered the story to be autobiographical. As a child he was mocked for his big nose and large feet.



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STAY-AT-HOME ACTIVITIES

Let’s get Musical


Material Required: Paper + markers, colored pencils, crayons, pastels, watercolor paints; whatever you have available!

Goal: Creating Art from the art of Music.
Step one: Notice sound. Close your eyes for 1 minute and listen to the music with complete focus. Open your eyes and write down the sounds you heard.
Step two: Listen to any specific set of music. Listening to an instrumental piece will be best suited.
Step Three: Respond with art. Transform the music into an artwork by writing or drawing it.

Share your artwork over mail at write@theschoolsocial.in along with your Name, Age, School and City. The best gratitude artwork will stand a chance to get featured in the magazine.


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“First Priority Education”:
Father Of Girl Who Cycled 1,200 Km Amid Lockdown4 and has been offered a trial by the Cycling Federation of India. Left jobless and without money because of the lockdown, the 15-year-old was forced to cycle home with her father who was unable to walk properly after a surgery.



Earth’s weakening magnetic field impacts satellites, spacecraft:
The strength of the magnetic field in the area of anomaly has dropped by 8 per cent between the years 1970 and 2020. Scientists were left baffled after research showed that the Earth's magnetic field is weakening for no apparent reason and it is causing problems for satellites and spacecraft.

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The UN Social: The Focal Point on Youth
The UN Social: The Focal Point on Youth

The Focal Point on Youth, UN Programme on Youth falls within the Division for Inclusive Social Development(DISD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs(UNDESA). It attempts to bring about global awareness on the current situation of young people and promote their basic rights and strengthen their aspirations. It also works to implement leadership skills among the youth and encourages greater participation from young people in decision-making as a means to achieve global peace and furthering development.

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The work of the Focal Point is primarily based on the World Programme for Action for Youth wherein the fifteen globally recognised fields of action are: education, hunger and poverty, employment, environment, health, substance abuse, juvenile justice, leisure time activities, girls and young women and the effective participation of youth in decision making, globalisation, HIV/AIDS, intergovernmental issues, and armed conflicts.

As such, the Focal Point’s primary areas of work are -
a) Improve awareness on the global situation of the youth, their rights, and their aspirations.
b) Promoting national youth policies, national youth coordinating mechanisms, and national youth action programmes as key components of economic development amongst governmental as well as non-governmental organizations.
c) Improving the participation of young people in various decision-making scenarios at various levels to increase their chances of making a real difference on national and international development.

How can you participate?
a) Establish a youth delegate programme.
b) Get involved with a local UN Youth Association.
c) Create and/or evaluate national youth policies.
d)
Engage with an NGO.


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THE Happy Pill



This devoted dad drove more than 1,000 miles round trip just so he could spend half an hour with his daughter and wish her a happy birthday during lockdown.53-year-old Julio Cesar Segura spent 17 hours on the road driving across Texas from El Paso to Austin and back so he could join his daughter, Diana Segura Lerma, for a socially distant lunch on her 19th birthday.

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Student's Blog

CINQUAIN

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Author:

Meetakshi Setia




SOLITUDE
Abyssal, serene.
Sanctifying, sedating, soothing.
Unfathomable passage to mysticism.
Aesthetic.


This cinquain has been written by Meetakshi Setia. In a cinquain, the first line is a one-word title, the subject of the poem; the second line is a pair of adjectives describing that title; the third line is a three-word phrase that gives more information about the subject, the fourth line consists of four words describing feelings related to that subject; and the fifth line is a single word synonym or other reference for the subject from line one.




May 25, 2020 Credits

1) Lovely Sarkar - papris705@theschoolsocial.in
2) Ipsita - ipsita@theschoolsocial.in
3) Arko De - iisharpp@theschoolsocial.in
4) Tarini - 705tk@theschoolsocial.in



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