“Is India’s Incredible Growth Story a Hyberbole?”

If you’ve been a part of the Shiv Nadar School fraternity for more than a year, ‘The Dialogue’ would be a familiar term for you. Conducted annually as a rich panel discussion between experts and leaders, The Dialogue has come to occupy its unique space in our vision for building a healthy and fertile space for encouraging insightful and deep discussions on issues of relevance.  Continue reading

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The Best of the Last Year

“The year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” – Hal Borland

It’s still a week before our students get back to the school. The beginning of the year has been a zone of excitement, as well as reflection for them. There are memories that they have held close and achievements that they hope to carry forward into 2017; there are successes they have lived to the hilt and learnings which have left a lasting impact. Continue reading

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A Mirror of Her Perceptions

Tia Chopra, all of 14, is braving the storm of thoughts inside her heart by using words as her weapon of might. She is a reticent child, her sincerity being her most obvious accessory in the school. However, give her a mic and watch her recite away her verses with the confidence and grace of a seasoned poet. A poet, that is what this girl is. As someone who began writing at the tender age of 10, Tia’s writing has come a long way. We have published her poems earlier on the school blog, which may be read here. Continue reading

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Every Vote Counts

Anticipation. Excitement. And an incredible opportunity to learn. The morning of 30th November, 2016, brought all this and more to the gates of Shiv Nadar School, Noida!

In a first of its kind event to have been organised by the Election Commission of India, the hon’ble Chief Election Commissioner of India – Dr. Nasim Zaidi – visited the school to talk to the students about electoral governance and elections in India. He was accompanied by Shri Umesh Sinha, the Deputy Election Commissioner, Mr. Dhirendhra Ojha, the Director, Election Commission of India and Ms. Padma Angmo, the Director, Election Commission of India. Shri N. P. Singh, the District Magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar, was also a part of the visiting delegation. Continue reading

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A Meeting with Jeffrey Archer

“When I was three, I wanted to be four. When I was four, I wanted to be Prime-Minister”

~Jeffrey Archer

It was the 21st of November, 2016, a pleasant Monday morning. Flowers were hanging in great globes of the sun, the sky was paling with a fever of azure, and grass was drenched with dew. Though all of this happened almost every day – today was not ordinary. It was extra, extra-special! On this very noteworthy day, 20 students from across grades 9 and 10 were to go to The Shri Ram School, to meet- Lord Jeffrey Archer. Yes. The same Jeffrey Archer with a whopping 18 bestsellers in the literary world! Continue reading

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Keep the Child Alive!

Childhood is among the most beautiful times in life. Each page of a child’s life is a story of adventure and discovery, of mirth and fascination, of friendships and forevers. A child, they say, is a creative genius, for he is not afraid of soaring on wings of imagination to lands undiscovered and terrains unexplored. Continue reading

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Aglow with the Light of Learning

The evening before Diwali break is always a special one for Shiv Nadar School, Noida. It is our occasion to celebrate light and learning, and put on display the creative sparks which emerge out of the curriculum when it is engaged with in an experiential manner. It is the evening of Funkaar Week culmination, also celebrated as ‘Jyotirgamay’ – or the symbolic walk towards light of knowledge and wisdom. Continue reading

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The Lamp is Lit

Once upon a time, long ago, a man heard about the holy flame, burning in a city, far from his. His house had been out of light and fire since a while now, and so he decided to undertake the arduous journey till this faraway city, and bring back some warmth to his home. He set off, on foot, witnessed the holy flame, and captured part of it to carry back along. On the way home, he met a man on the pavement, cold and shivering. This poor man asked him for some light, so that he could fight off the cold. The man with light hesitated, and mused if this he should waste his holy flame like this. Eventually, he gave away a part of the flame and carried on with his journey. Continue reading

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The legend of Ravana

How would you feel if one told you that Ravana was the great grandson of Brahma? Yes, the same Ravana who is the infamous mythical antagonist in the earliest epic of Indic tradition – the Ramayana. He is one character in our mythology we all love to hate. We rejoice at the sight of his effigies going up in flames along with those of his son Meghnad and his brother Kumbhakarna. He is someone we do not name our sons after. He is the contrast to Ram, the evil, demon King of Lanka, a Rakshasa unworthy of respect; yet, that is not all that defines and explains this grand character out of the pages of mythology. Continue reading

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