Saturday, 18 July 2020

My Lockdown News Bulletin



I have been doing a lot of stuff in this time of Lockdown & Corona besides attending school online so I decided to make a news bulletin out of the TOP 5 things that I've enjoyed doing the most

Monday, 22 June 2020

Cooking for my DC on Father's Day




My DC (Daddy Cool) has a show called Lockdown Chef in which he cooks exotic dishes with easy-to-find ingredients during the lockdown and Corona Pandemic. This time on #FathersDay, he made me a Chicken Tikka Quiche. But I gave him even a bigger surprise by making him a Greek Salad. Isn't that cool?

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

My First Book Review


Some months ago, I met author Namita Gokhale who is also Co-Director of the world's biggest literature festival Jaipur Lit Fest. She was very sweet to give me a book that she had written. It is called 'LOST IN TIME: Ghatotkacha and the Game of Illusions'. I just finished reading it and thought I'd share my views with you guys. So here's my first book review

Saturday, 23 May 2020

BE A WATER WARRIOR, LIKE THE WATERMAN OF INDIA

                                                                                                                                           

     (Photo Courtesy: Youth ki Awaaz)

I hope you are all safe and indoors in this Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. I have a water project from my school. We had to choose one water problem and the role we will play to talk about the problem. I chose the problem of WATER SHORTAGE and the role of a blogger to help SAVE WATER.

During my research I found out that India has only 4% of the world’s fresh water sources for a population of more than 1.3 billion people.* (Source: Wikipedia)


(Graphics Courtesy: newsd.in)

To understand this, we should look at how we use water in India. Of the 4% of water resources, 85.3% is used in irrigation activities; 6.6% in Domestic use; 1.3% in Industry, 0.3% in Energy and 6.5% in other tasks. ** (Source: newsd.in)

We should also pay attention to the wastage of water everyday. On an average, one person wastes about 45 litres of water per day. To understand this better, this is 30% of water requirement of one single person per day. Let me give you a break up of water wastage across our big cities in India : 

  1. New Delhi  -  26% of water wastage
  2. Mumbai     -  18% of water wastage
  3. Chennai     -  20% of water wastage
  4. Bengaluru - 49% of water wastage
  5. Kolkata     - 50% of water wastage
***(Source: indiaeducationdiary.in)

While reading this I remembered that last year on a visit to Hyderabad, I had met Dr. Rajendra Singh (see picture), who my parents told me was also called the WATERMAN OF INDIA.


So for my blog I decided to do a video interview with Dr. Rajendra Singh (dated 16th May, 2020) . Let me add here that Dr. Singh has won many awards for his work on SAVING WATER in the desert state of Rajasthan. He has been working in this field for more than 20 years. Since I interviewed Dr. Singh myself this blog is based on a PRIMARY SOURCE.

From Dr Singh, I learnt about: 

(                a)   Rain WATER CONSERVATION
(                b)   DISCIPLINED USE OF WATER
(                c)  Don’t mix DIRTY WATER with CLEAN WATER
(                d)   RECYCLE, RETREAT & REUSE dirty water

He told me that I could also help SAVE WATER by not keeping the TAP running while brushing my teeth. Another suggestion that he gave me was to collect RAIN WATER in a tank for using at home. Most importantly I asked him how he was spending his time in the LOCKDOWN and I was very surprised to know that he is working in village Karoli (Rajasthan) between 14 to 16 hours everyday making WATER BODIES in the fields. These will be used in the rainy season for storing RAIN WATER. I have to say I was very honoured that a great man like him agreed to talk to me for my blog.

He gave me tips on how I can conserve water in my home everyday. I hope this will be helpful to you as well. Without this interview, my blog is incomplete. So please make sure to watch his talk with me in this link below :



#SaveWater #Waterman #WaterConservation



 

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

My Lockdown Origami


It's been more than 2 months of lockdown and am missing my friends but thankfully there is origami that keeps me happy. I've been doing so much of it that now I have started inventing my own stuff... like this ACCORDION HONEYCOMB... so please checkout my cool origami invention!!

Monday, 30 March 2020

What I Did During Lockdown (Week 1)


It has been 6 days since we had a Corona Lockdown in India which means everything is shut and we have to remain inside our houses. 'How boring!' you must be thinking. Not true. I am actually having a great time making and inventing new Origami things. This one I call my 'Origami Happy Man'

Sunday, 16 February 2020

I Was So Wowed By Kala Ghoda



Kala Ghoda Arts Festival happens every year in Mumbai and it includes all kinds of arts. There is so much to see and do here even if you are an 8-year-old like me Kids blog

My Lockdown News Bulletin

I have been doing a lot of stuff in this time of Lockdown & Corona besides attending school online so I decided to make a news bu...