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  • The Princess and the Dragon
    Team Kalamwali | 30-May-2017
    A Work of Fiction created at Kalamwali's Creative Writing & Story-building Workshop  By- Saanvi Shrivastava9 years old.    “Jessie, hurry up and eat. We have to still play” Princess Minnie cried. Princess Jessie jumped up from her chair and washed her hands. “Jessie, finish everything in your plate and then go to play” Princess Jessie and Princess Minnie’s mother, the Queen said. “I am full, Mom” Princess Jessie said and rushed to the playground. “Jessie hardly eats anything since her school got over. She only wants to play. She did not even start her school homework, forget finishing it”, the King said. “Call Minnie here, I’ll tell her to let Jessie study.” The Queen sighed. “Let them both play for some time. They have just one month of vacation and so much homework.” Suddenly, there was a scream and Minnie came running into the colossal dining room. “Mom, Dad” she panted. “A big flyin
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  • The Brave Butterfly
    Team Kalamwali | 09-Jun-2017
    A work of Fiction by our Junior Kalamkar, Saanvi Shrivastava- 9 years old P.S. The illustrations in the attached image have been created by her too.    Chapter 1   “Tilly, I want you to come here at once! Come out of your room!”, Tilly’s mother screamed. Her name was Tiana. Now, now, now…don’t you close this book saying it is boring as you do not know who Tilly is. I am telling you. Tilly was a butterfly. She was very cute, pretty and clever. “Mummy, wait for some time. Or else, bring my breakfast here,” Tilly shouted. “Tillyyyyyy!” her mother yelled. Tilly opened the door of her bedroom and flew down to the dining room.  “See, I made nectar soup for you. Your favourite. And some fruit crumbs to put in the soup,” Tiana said. “Where is daddy?” Tilly asked. “He went to work. Eat your soup fast or you will be late for school. Look, its already 9.00 am,” Tilly’s mother said. Tilly got ready
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  • The Magical Shoes
    Team Kalamwali | 18-Jul-2017
    Another brilliant piece of fiction by the 9 year old Saanvi Shrivasthava who attended Kalamwali's Creative Writing & Storytelling for Kids this summer.            “Mom, let’s go and buy me a pair of shoes. The light blue ones with golden stars are too tight for me,” Peter said. “Absolutely not! We just bought a pair of shoes for you two days ago. Try those,” his mother said. “Mumma, will you buy me a Barbie doll?” Peter’s little sister, Mia said. “Of course, dear. We’ll go right away,” her mother said. “It’s not fair!” roared Peter.          “What is not fair?” Mia asked, sweetly. “You have a million, bazillion, trillion dolls and I have just 5 pai….” –Peter said and suddenly stopped. His mother had gone to the bathroom and Mia had gone to her room to play with her dolls. Peter groaned. All of a sudd
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  • Tia's World
    Team Kalamwali | 03-Sep-2017
      This story is a work of fiction by a 9 year old who attended Kalamwali's Creative Writing Workshop in the summer of 2017.  TIA’S WORLD   Chapter 1 “Tia, are you ready?” shouted her mother. “Yeah, Mom I am almost done” shouted Tia, the worm. “Come on fast, we have to go and look for a house…remember??” shouted her mother again. Tia rushed downstairs and quickly wore her shoes. She and her mother came out of their house. “Tia, listen you go on the right and search for houses while I go on the left. If you find anything, just call for me” said her mother. “Ok,” said Tia, “Bye bye…” Tia turned to the right to search for a new house as her home had almost broken due to the earthquake a few days ago.Every day Tia and her parents went hunting for a house while her grandparents and her little brother and sister would stay at home. Today Tia’s father was busy. So she and her mother had to go out an
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  • The Web of Friendhsip
    Team Kalamwali | 19-Sep-2017
    A lovely perspective on friendship by the 9 years on Saanvi Shrivastava who attended Kalamwali's Creative Writing Workshop this summer.    The Web of Friendship   Chapter 1: Once upon a time, there was a big park with lots and lots of grass. Everyone was happy in the park. There were just a few people who were not at all happy in that park. And they were the insects, the grass and the flowers. They would all get really angry when kids came there and squashed them, stamped them mindlessly while playing and running.  “What can we do?” they asked each other. “We can’t even run away from this place, we just have to stay here. And no one will even hear us when we try to tickle them and tell them that we are getting hurt.” One day, a girl came in the park. Her name was Sabrina. “Aargghh!” groaned one flower. “Get ready for getting squashed and stamped on again!” But the plants, flowers, grass and insects were in for a surprise. Sabrina
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  • Santa Banta go for a Picnic
    Team Kalamwali | 01-Feb-2018
    Another lovely story by the 9 years old Saanvi Shrivastava who attended Kalamwali's Creative Writing Session for kids in the summer of 2017.   Santa Banta Go for a Picnic   Characters Santa, Banta (the twins, of which Banta is a good fellow. They both are the Captain of the boys) Meena (the Captain of the girls and Santa Banta’s best friend) Rocky (Meena’s younger brother, the youngest of all) Sameena (faints when she gets scared) Shon and Mon (twins again) Sonu and Monu (yes, twins again) Sue (a farmer) Momi (greedy-for-food girl) Shyna (shy like her name) Sabrina (the Princess of the group) Chapter 1 One day Santa and Banta were doing their homework. After a few minutes, Banta said, ‘I have finished my homework. Have you Santa?’ `No! I haven’t!’ Santa groaned. Suddenly, Mumma came into their room. `Have you two finished your homework?’ she asked. ‘Well, I have done, but not Santa’, Banta said, looking at Santa. Mumma sighed.
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  • Care
    Team Kalamwali | 27-May-2019
    Care only where your care is cared. - Sanchita Thanedar 
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  • Team Kalamwali | 27-May-2019
    Patience tests patience. - Sanchita Thanedar
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  • Memory
    Team Kalamwali | 27-May-2019
    Best thing about memory is that it keeps the person with you even after they are gone. - Pooja Shah
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  • Team Kalamwali | 27-May-2019
    Repetition is useless when you dont want to understand things.  - Fayiqa Shah
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  • Pain with rewards
    Team Kalamwali | 27-May-2019
    Every pain comess with a reward. - Fayiqa Shah
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  • Honesty
    Team Kalamwali | 27-May-2019
    Be honest with people about how you expect to be treated, if its difficult for them, they are not meant for you... - Pooja Shah
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  • Daily disappointments
    Team Kalamwali | 27-May-2019
    Daily disappointment causes an ignorance towards it, leading to happiness because then that is the only thing you can feel. - Ayush Choubey
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  • Reality
    Team Kalamwali | 28-May-2019
    Reality is the state of our existence. There are things that exist beyond our reality. - Fayiqa Shah
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  • "You"
    Team Kalamwali | 28-May-2019
    The one who knows you the most is you, don't let them convince you about anything you are not. - Pooja Shah
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  • Pain and its remedy
    Team Kalamwali | 28-May-2019
    Thousands of pain in life, remedy is to speak your heart out. - Masir
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  • Identity
    Team Kalamwali | 28-May-2019
    One's identity changes in an instant. - Fayiqa Shah
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  • Bada Sheher
    Team Kalamwali | 07-Jun-2019
    People live in small rooms, travel in overcrowded buses and trains, and call it a Bada Sheher.  - Ayush Choubey
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  • Restriction to Love
    Team Kalamwali | 07-Jun-2019
    Fear of hurting than being hurt has always been a major restiction to love. - Shyam Mandliya
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  • Self Identity
    Team Kalamwali | 07-Jun-2019
    While playing the differnt roles of life, I lost my own identity. - Fayiqa Shah 
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  • Knowing people
    Team Kalamwali | 07-Jun-2019
    It takes time to know some people but it can take less than a second to unknow some people. - Fayiqa Shah 
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  • Unexpressed Love
    Team Kalamwali | 07-Jun-2019
    If left unexpressed, was it love at all?? A classic case of .. well... Schrodinger's love? - Madhura Apte
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  • The Beauty of Mountains
    Team Kalamwali | 07-Jun-2019
    She fell in love just after the first meeting. P.S. that's the beauty of mountains. - Shobita Chhabra 
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  • Living the Dream: in the Home away from Home-Part I
    Team Kalamwali | 22-Jun-2019
    Living in the Dream: In the Home away from Home - Part 1  - By Gautam Govitrikar     To a casual observer, he was just another Indian kid flying to US for his Masters, leaving friends and family behind. But there was something else that Sushil Nadkarni was leaving behind:  an unfulfilled but promising cricketing career.   Little did he know what fate had in store for him.   After finishing his Masters in Austin, he moved to Houston in 2003 and was pleasantly surprised to find a strong cricketing culture.   “I did not know how many cricket clubs there are in the US. There were quite a few people who knew about my cricketing past and they approached me to play for their club,” said Sushil in an interview I conducted over Skype. “I never thought it would lead to something as special as leading the USA Cricket Team”   Sushil went from strength to strength and soon was selected for the USA team. Amid a period of turmoil, he became the
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  • Living the Dream: in the Home away from Home-II
    Team Kalamwali | 22-Jun-2019
    Living the Dream: in the Home away from Home-II  - By Gautam Govitrikar     UPDATE: In a sensational development, Ashish Bagai has agreed to a 9 month contract to help his "Home" country qualify for the World  T20 as well as the Real Deal-The ICC World Cup to be held Fown Under in 2015-probably the last chance for Associate Members like Canada to participate in the World Cups!                                                 -----------------------------------------     Last week, I covered the journey of Sushil Nadkarni from representing India U-19 to becoming the mainstay of the USA Cricket team. Today, we will talk about a dear friend and easily Canada’s best cricketer-Ashish Bagai!Ashish moved to Canada from Delhi at the age of 11 in 1993. While he had played plenty of “galli cricket”, he had never played it at a competitive leve
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