Mar
17

TESTing my patience!

Posted by Kabir

Hi Diary!   I’m angry! You know why?! Actually, how would you know? I’ll tell you why! The season of cricket clashes with the season of exams… that’s why! The only clashes I’m really interested in are the ones India has with the different teams, especially our closest neighbor (you know who I’m talking about na!   So yes, I have to deal with Marathi, History, & Maths amidst nail-biting finishes. No ‘mauka’ for me to even celebrate all of India’s victories! Hahahahaha.   So far, I’m 3 exams down, but the worst is yet to come. I have my Maths exam on the day of India’s semi final match against Australia. 2.30 pm. By then my exam willl end. I’m hoping I take less than 3 hours to complete my exam, so that i don’t miss out on anything. But that would mean I’d have to study extra extra hard for my Maths paper, a subject that scares the living daylights outta me. I’ve literally cried during Maths class, but it’s ok.. India ke liye, I will do anything.   I just can’t wait for these exams to end, and April to begin! You know what that means na! Mom will send me to Nani’s house in Mussorie!!! Yipppeeeee. I love that place. The winding roads, the mountain tops, … Read More

Feb
02

Flying high!

Posted by Kabir

Jai hind Diary! If you’re wondering why I’ve become so patriotic, that’s cos it’s Republic Day. The day our nation became a democratic republic. The spirit of patriotism has touched me once again, diary. And it feels awesome.   Did you know, this Republic Day, Mr. Barack Obama, the U.S. President visited India?

Jan
13

Old things get a new life!

Posted by Kabir

Bonjour Diary! That’s ‘Good Day’ in French. I just it on this new show I’ve been watching on discovery about different countries. I just learned that from the whole world, Europe is the cleanest continent! The houses, the streets, the landscapes and buildings, waow. And then I saw my own room… Ouch! Let’s just say it’s not the cleanest room in the world. This gave me an idea!! We recently got a project in school to start the new year by making the best use out of our old stuff instead of simply throwing it away. And after watching these shows on different countries being so much cleaner than ours, I decided to start doing something about it. So here are my genius ideas to make use of your old stuff and build a cleaner and cooler tomorrow. 1. Canned Pencils – I still have many Soda Pop cans left from my New Year party with Rohan and my other friends. So I thought, instead of throwing them away, why not make use of them. So I cut them in half, covered them with a thick chart paper each and painted them. Then I wrote one friend’s name on each of them. “Voila!!!” I made personalised pen holders for each of my friends. 2. LaundroBean Bag – Our living room … Read More

Jan
13

Fresh new pages of 2015!

Posted by Kabir

Happy New Year Diary! Look, I brought you a brand new book cover so that even you can start fresh this year like the rest of us. Only the cover of course, your contents are much too valuable to refresh! Speaking of refresh, I wanted to tell you about my new year’s resolution this year. I don’t have just one, but many. Actually, both Rohan and I sat down together and made a list of things we wanted to change, and things we want to do this year. Something like a bucket list, except that our bucket never gets empty, hehehe. For starters, I’ve decided that finally, I’m going to make Mummy proud this year. Whether in studies or my extra curricular activities, I’m going to do it! I’m sure she already is, I’m gonna give her some more reasons though! Here is my wish list: 1. Invent something – This year, just like boy genius Dexter or Jimmy Neutron, I will invent something that will benefit the world in some way. May be a ‘Karela Powered Suction Dart Gun’. It takes care of my enemies and the Karela! 2. Go fetch – This year, I will prove to my parents that I’m old enough to take on the responsibilities of owning a pet. And when I do, I’m going … Read More

Dec
23

GENIUSES EVERYWHERE!

Posted by Kabir

Eureka Diary! Hehe, hi diary, I just wanted a new way to greet you today, by saying something a scientist or inventor would say. After all, that’s what Archimedes shouted when he made his big discovery! You must be wondering why I’m blabbering about scientists and strange ways to say hello all of a sudden. Well, I just heard that an Indian recently became the global VP of Samsung. Not sure if VP means Vice President or Very Powerful… hmmm. Either ways, I think its a big deal. Everyone is talking about it and the news really inspired me and Rohan. Of course you know who Pranav Mistry is! He is the genius who invented amazing gadgets and gizmos that we could only imagine and watch in SciFi movies like Minority Report, Avatar and Iron Man! We recently watched his video on YouTube demonstrating a prototype gadget that allows him to use his phone for painting, dialing a number, clicking a photo and lots more, all by simply making a few hand gestures in the air! We were awestruck, and wanted to become great inventors like the Wright brothers or Pranav Mistry. So Rohan and I have decided to put our heads together and invent the world’s first Taste Changer! Every day Rohan and I are forced to eat broccoli … Read More

Nov
18

Kabir’s World TV Premiere

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Dear Diary,   Welcome to tonight’s show with Kabir! Hehe No I’m not really hosting my own TV show, but that’s my way of celebrating World Television Day, which is on

Nov
06

Children’s Day, My Way

Posted by Kabir

Dear Diary,   Children’s Day is just around the corner and this year, I want it to be just perfect! Remember Diary? Last year on Children’s Day, my mummy daddy bought me a sweater! Can you believe it? A sweater! That’s the most boring gift ever!! So this year, I have decided to make it very clear, and tell everyone exactly what I want.

Oct
21

‘Appy’ Diwali!

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Greetings Diary! Finally, Diwali is here and I’m so excited. Holidays, sweets and gifts, here I come! I was going to mention ‘crackers’ too, but this year, I’m thinking of celebrating the festival of lights a little differently. Sure, it’s fun to light up fuljhadis and make cool shapes using its light, but in the end, the thousands of fuljhadis dirtying the city isn’t as exciting to look at. And while it’s fun to act like soldiers with my friends and light up loud bombs like grenades and land mines, all the poor doggies in the area and in homes suffer because they can’t handle the decibel levels of these crackers. Remember Pongo, the neighbour’s Dalmatian? Poor thing would run for cover and hide underneath the beds each and every time a cracker would burst, miles away! So this year, I have decided to have a noise-free Diwali! In fact, it’s so easy. I’ll tell you how. My friends and I use iPads and smart phones to shoot each other all the time with cool ‘Gun and Grenade’ apps. And it’s great fun!

Oct
13

Swachh Ka Saamna

Posted by Kabir

Hey there Diary,   Have you noticed how spick-and-span mummy keeps the house and my room all the time? So clean, that it’s annoying at times because I can’t find my things!   Anyway, the reason I’m talking about it is because, today at school, we were all told about the

Sep
29

To Infinity and Beyond!

Posted by Kabir

Greetings Diary, I come in peace…. That’s space talk for “Hello!”. In case you’re wondering, I was pretending to be an astronaut. He he he. I’ve been super excited since the Mangalyaan M.O.M. was launched. No, not my mom silly, the Mangalyaan – Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). You know na, I’ve always been intrigued with the universe and outer space. Remember the time I watched Toy Story? I so so wanted to be Buzz Lightyear that I made a space ranger suit using cardboard boxes and pretended that my living room was an alien planet. Then I did the same thing after watching Independence Day, Mission to Mars, Star Trek, Galaxy Quest, and so many other movies. I always I thought that such adventures can only happen in movies and story books but I couldn’t be more wrong! I can’t believe that my own country, India has launched a mission to mars and what’s more, the ‘Mangalyaan’ is the first space craft to successfully enter the Martian orbit in the first attempt. I researched online and found out that only