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Meet the CJ’s

education Updated: May 25, 2011 09:24 IST

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Diksha Jain
Springdales School, Pusa Road

I am from science stream and unlike most science students, want to pursue economics Honours. Later, I wish to become an IAS officer. Since I am not giving any entrance exams, I have all the time in the world to catch up with my interests!

After the Boards got over, I made a week-long trip with my family to Malaysia and Singapore. We visited places like the Sentosa Island and the Universal Studios in Singapore.

After coming back from my trip, my driving classes kept me busy. And now I have realised that driving on the streets of Delhi is such a task! Also, I have joined cooking classes where I am learning to make delicious cuisines everyday.

Since now that my board results are out, the race to the finishing line has just begun. Though I have scored an aggregate of 93.25%, whether I will get admission to the desired college still remains the biggest question. Till the time cut-off lists are out, I am keeping my fingers crossed and at the same time looking forward to stepping into Delhi University to embark upon a new journey of my life…

Aditya Srivastava
Hansraj Modern School, Punjabi Bagh

We’re immersed in a world that’s not real. We can be whoever we want to be. We can fly a jet, and save the world that way. Or run through running and gunning, we can do it that way. I like the immersion of it. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always enjoyed video games and music.

I’m done with my Class 12 boards and various entrance exams, hoping to make it to a decent engineering or architecture college. I love to write and share my thoughts and opinions with people (you can check out my blog!). An average guy with some intellect, wit and minimal ability to work hard (unless the incentives given are mouth-watering), I like taking things head on.

Unlike most people my age, I don’t try too hard to be a part of the crowd. I prefer being quiet and observing people’s behaviour, rather than being loud and seeking attention. I would make a sarcastic or witty comment here and there during a conversation, crack a lame joke or two and laugh at it irrespective of the fact that no one else is laughing along.

I’m very fond (read – in love) of music, it’s been a constant companion at all times in my life, good or bad. Learning how to play a six-string guitar is one of the most cherished and worthwhile moments of my life and I’m proud of the fact that I’m quite good at it. Even though I have not achieved anything big as yet, I still have the confidence to make it big one day like everyone else, but I also want to enjoy life because Zindagi milegi na dobara.

Zinnia Sharma
St. Thomas’ School

‘First impression is the last impression’, and that’s my forte, I’m good at first impressions. Be it modelling, teaching, or filmmaking, I can say ‘been there, done that’. This sounds boastful, but I’m not the one to keep my feet grounded. That’s just me, Zinnia Sharma. I am headstrong, confident and mature, owing all to my life experiences. I’m not the most righteous soul with the clearest of intentions, I like being self-dependent, and having the power to control, and bring about substantial change wherever need be. The field of law strikes the perfect balance between the two. This year I appeared for the AILET for admission in NLU, Delhi. However, right before my entrance, I had a heat-stroke, and fainted, due to which I was unable to perform as well as I’d expected. But life’s beyond your predictions, and it’s about moving on. I came to terms with this fact and looked ahead; I will apply for English Honours in Delhi University. The fact remains that I might be stubborn and might always need things to be done my way, but this is something I need to take responsibility for and it’s only fair that I make the best use of it, but surely I will live up to my reputation and get what I want by hook or by crook

Parushi
St. Thomas’ School

I am an artist, a traveller, an explorer and an avid reader. I am not the studious kind; in fact, I hated textbooks till Class 10. But it was only after I was introduced to psychology and sociology in class 11, that my perception towards studies changed.

I thought life post the boards would be about spending time with friends and discovering the city. I have a keen interest in monuments and wanted to use these holidays exploring the ruins of the ‘Delhi sultanate’, but much to my dismay my parents wanted me to join coaching. Though reluctant, I agreed to join (Can you really have a way with parents?). The experience was um... different. There were no rules binding you, which was a positive change, but the protective shield of friends and faculty was missing, which made it a little hard.

We all are making our own efforts to get admission in our favourite college. Delhi University has always fascinated me, all that media coverage on cut-offs, heat and of course DU fashion get me on a high! I can’t believe my time has come and I’ll be one of the many vying for a seat in the University!

Ishita Jindal
Modern School, Barakhamba Road

“If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you like to win, but don’t think you can,
It's almost a cinch you won’t.”

A hundred times or more, these words might have been quoted to me. But quite frankly, their meaning was lost on me. It was the Boards result that actually made me take inspiration from them. Yes, the Boards result!

One of the many class 12 non- med students aspiring to be an engineer, I wasn’t looking forward to May 23 eagerly. However, I did better than I thought. Who can after all expect to do well after flunking the pre-boards!? But, I did. Better is never good enough though, there’s always room at the top for the best.

With the Boards over and results out, the days of freedom aren’t here just yet! It’s time for the entrances to torture us.
The entrances, however, are a different story altogether. Whether or not the result was good, we all have to work equally for them. So, for those like me who think they could have done much better than this, all I’d like to say is - Let’s begin again!

Rhiju Talukdar
St Columba’s School

I’m going to reward myself a large double cheese pizza if I get through

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. What if you don't like lemonade? Why can't you just cut it through the centre, apply some salt and suck on it?

Good morning ladies and gentlemen, that’s me, Rhiju Talukdar for you! I ask too many unnecessary questions and am usually not serious about things, unless offered food. But apart from these there isn't much of a difference between me and the average Indian Almost-in-college student – I don't try too hard to fit in, I'm good at a subject or two yet a little under-confident, the quality of my jokes is extremely fluctuating and my friends mean the world to me.

My life hasn't been too eventful (so far) to lay out in detail, nothing too far out of the ordinary or too exciting to ignite the imagination, let alone something to write pages and pages about. There have only been some minor life-hiccups, that too which a majority of the teenagers can relate to.

Heartbreaks, disappointments and failures have been compensated with jubilation, success and achievement, sometimes even outweighing them. This year I will hopefully knock off my confusion, opting for English Honours in Delhi University, a huge lemon from life rolling its way towards me, enough to satisfy my thirst for nimbu-soda for an entire lifetime (yes, I prefer nimbu soda to lemonade).

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