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Ekya / May 21, 2019 Posted by : administrator

Isha Abhijit Joshi is our science topper in Grade12 CBSE. She has a great interest in computer programming and enjoys singing. An amateur poet who believes that hard work is the secret to her success. Here is the success story of Isha;

The Study Schedule and Exam Preparation

I worked towards understanding each concept by going through the textbook thoroughly and solving some questions. Solving old question papers helped to a great extent. It is a very important part of preparing for board exams. Solving question papers will not only help you understand the difficulty level of questions but it also helps in time management. I would set aside 3 hours in the morning for solving question papers every day. I spent my evenings revising difficult topics.

Coping with Exam Stress

I ensured to set aside adequate time for a good night’s sleep as well as for some exercise. Music was a great stress-buster during the exams. A 20-minute walk was also enough to help me rejuvenate. Gadgets helped me communicate with my peers in order to clear doubts or discuss topics. However, I ensured that my screen time was limited.

Guidance & Support

The Ekya teachers were very supportive. They helped me in every way they could and their guidance was invaluable. I worked very hard for the board exams and with the help of my teachers and the support of my family, I could achieve this success. To end my schooling on such a great note was gratifying and overwhelming.

Word of Advice

Study regularly and sincerely. Take care of your health and more importantly, believe in yourself.

Moment of Joy

I did not expect to top the school but only concentrated on working hard and giving my hundred percent towards my preparation. It feels immensely overwhelming. This only inspires me to work harder and put in my best efforts into everything I do.


These two years have been full of new experiences. I not only got the opportunity to take part in various campaigns and events, but I also had the opportunity to serve the school as the Head Girl. I am very thankful for these wondrous opportunities.

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Ekya / April 03, 2024

The Power of Learning with Intent: A Guide to Purposeful Education

In a world brimming with information, the art of learning has evolved beyond the mere acquisition of facts. Learning with intent, a deliberate approach to education emphasises quality over quantity, depth over breadth, and purpose over passive absorption. It’s about cultivating a mindset that transforms knowledge into meaningful action and empowers individuals to navigate the complexities of the modern age effectively.

At its core, learning with intent involves setting clear objectives and actively engaging with the subject matter. Whether exploring a new language, delving into scientific principles, or honing a creative skill, intentionality infuses each learning endeavour with purpose and direction. As Albert Einstein aptly said, "The only source of knowledge is experience." This quote amplifies the importance of active participation and hands-on learning, highlighting that true understanding arises from deliberate engagement with the material.

Furthermore, engaging actively with the material is paramount. Embrace challenges and embrace mistakes as opportunities for growth. This proactive approach not only deepens your understanding but also cultivates critical thinking and problem-solving skills essential for success in any field.

Moreover, learning with intent emphasises relevance and applicability. Seek out opportunities to apply newfound knowledge in real-world scenarios, bridging the gap between theory and practice. By contextualising learning within your personal or professional sphere, you enhance its significance and utility, making it more likely to stick.

In conclusion, learning with intent is a transformative approach that transcends traditional notions of education. By setting clear objectives, engaging actively, prioritising relevance, and fostering a growth mindset, individuals can harness the full potential of learning to achieve their goals and thrive in an ever-changing world. So, embark on your learning journey with purpose, and let each lesson propel you towards a brighter, more fulfilling future.

By Sweta Pradeep Rao

Senior English Educator

Ekya School JP Nagar

Ekya / April 02, 2024

Gadget-free Summer Break

With summer vacation around, I urge parents to explore various ways to facilitate children to make healthy choices during their vacation time.

Last week, when we asked our Early Years to visualise their characters and create a story, most of them came up with stories about ghosts and monsters attacking others.  When we had conversations about what gave them this idea, we understood that these story ideas emanated from their online games. While gaming per se develops specific skills and requires focus, it also stifles the imagination of young children. Since it is visually appealing, children tend to remember those images in their heads all the time.

I often see parents providing very young children (1 year to 3 year olds)  with gadgets as the means to keep children engaged and entertained. I see children watching phones in the waiting areas of clinics, hospitals, school lobbies and banks.

This brings us to a fundamental question “ Should children be engaged by parents all the time?” Not necessarily. What is likely to happen if children were not handed over gadgets at the waiting lounges? What would they do? Some of them may cry, some may throw a loud tantrum, and some may crib. If parents show resilience and allow children to settle down themselves, they will soon find ways to keep themselves engaged. Likewise, during summer vacation. What if this is a “no gadget” vacation and parents do not take up the responsibility to engage their children? What would children do? How can parents show resilience here and facilitate children to make healthy choices? I leave the readers with this thought for this summer vacation.

Mathangi R,

Head of School,

Ekya NICE Road.

Ekya / April 02, 2024

The Eye of the Storm

In the hushed embrace of an Indian evening, our journey began, a symphony of anticipation orchestrated by the hum of jet engines and the flutter of boarding passes. The promise of adventure beckoned from distant shores as we boarded our flight bound for the United Kingdom, our hearts aflutter with dreams of far-off lands and newfound horizons. But as we soared through the velvet sky, a foreboding shadow loomed on the horizon, a harbinger of the chaos that was soon to unfold. In the blink of an eye, the tranquil serenity of our airborne sanctuary was shattered by a deafening crack, a burst of purple lightning that danced across the heavens with an otherworldly fervour. The air crackled with electricity as the plane shuddered beneath the force of the storm, its metal frame quivering in defiance against the tempestuous onslaught. And then, in a heart-stopping moment of sheer terror, the heavens unleashed their fury upon us, casting our fragile vessel into a maelstrom of chaos and uncertainty. The sky darkened to a shade of ominous charcoal as the winds howled with a primal ferocity, tearing at the wings of our faltering craft with savage intent. The cabin was awash with panicked cries and frantic prayers as we clung to our seats with white-knuckled desperation, each passing moment stretching into eternity.

And then, as if mocking our feeble attempts at control, the plane tilted almost 180 degrees, its nose plummeting towards the earth with a sickening lurch. Time seemed to stand still as we hurtled towards the ground, our fate hanging in the balance as the world spun wildly out of control. But just when all hope seemed lost, a glimmer of salvation emerged from the chaos, a beacon of light amidst the encroaching darkness. With a mighty roar, the engines surged to life once more, their thunderous symphony drowning out the cacophony of the storm as we clawed our way back from the brink of oblivion. As the storm clouds parted and the sun cast its golden rays upon the horizon, we emerged battered but unbroken, our spirits buoyed by the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity. And though our journey had been fraught with peril and uncertainty, we emerged from the crucible of the skies stronger and more resilient than ever before. For in the crucible of adversity, we discovered the true measure of our strength, our courage, and our unwavering determination to defy the odds and chart our course through the tempestuous seas of life. As we touched down on solid ground once more, I couldn't help but marvel at the beauty of the world around us, a testament to the indomitable spirit of the human soul.

Arjun Narasimhan Kuppuswamy

Grade 8C

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WEP 2019 – Experience/Learning – C A Rachana, Grade 11

The Work Exposure Program(WEP) 2019 has concluded successfully. There is a lot of learning that happened for our students interning in various companies and NGOs, during this summer vacation. The excitement cannot be confined, and they are happy to share snippets about their experience at WEP 2019. Here is an account of C A Rachana, Grade 11, CMRNPS, interning at Photo Mojo, a leading Photo, and Videography company that strives towards one underlying purpose – the art of visual storytelling. First Thoughts. When I was offered an internship by Photomojo, all I could think of was the fact that this would be a wonderful opportunity to get out into the real world and learn something. I knew it would be a chance to broaden my knowledge, meet new people and acquaintances. The experience was bound to put me out of my comfort zone, help me expand, learn the best possible way to communicate effectively. The internship would expose me to what the world wanted from a writer and a designer and how to put forward the most concise and eloquent content. The Experience. Despite all these expectations I had gathered, my experience at Photomojo was something I could have never imagined and in the best possible way. I never expected to walk out from the artistic office of Photo Mojo in Jayanagar with lifelong friendships, acquaintances, learnings and most importantly memories I would never forget. The very first day I was captivated by the artistic office of Photo Mojo that calmed my nerves strangely. I met my fellow interns and we all bonded over our shared first-day nerves. I was the only intern there for blogging, but never felt left out. Mayur Sir is an amazing person and my mentor over the course of my internship. He was ever patient with all of us and explained in detail about photography. He was the one who gave me pointers on how to capture my reader’s attention and not lose them halfway through. Two other people who were key to my learning experience were Srividya and Hitesh from the creative team. I spent quite a bit of my time with them and Srividya was my guide and mentor to the written word. She set me in the right direction with my articles, provided me with all the necessary sources and references that will help me with my work for years to come. I learned a lot at WEP 2018 such as; how scripting works, what goes into designing a blog post and behind the scenes of a video shoot. Sitting through a business call and learning about all the adjustments and negotiations that go into a shoot, was an eye-opener. What impacted me the most and will stay with me for the rest of my life will be something that may appear trivial, but is perhaps the backbone for every creative profession. Every artist should extend their own emotions and perspective towards their work and this is what makes the piece unique.  For someone who wants to pursue a career in architecture and design, this lesson taught by Mayur sir was truly impactful. Emotions are the true essence of human existence and everything we create should be an expression of the same. The importance of every moment, the significance it can hold for a person, truly is something that cannot be expressed with words. The entire session taught me to be more empathetic and observe the tiniest details in everything around me. This experience left me much more aware and sensitive to the world around me. With this new way to see the world and experiencing beauty in the most unexpected places is something that will never lose its novelty. These four weeks made my summer of 2019 the most memorable one I have ever had, and I am truly grateful to all those who extended this opportunity towards me.
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Topping Grade 10 ICSE – Ananya Milak, Ekya School JP Nagar

Ananya Milak the editor of the school literary club is also the topper in Grade 10 ICSE, with a centum in computer application. Keeping a good balance between play and study, Ananya is also a member of our basketball team and has won the inter-school basketball match. We spoke with her to know more about her inspiration, dedication, and success. Here is what she has to say; How does it feel to be a topper in Ekya? It feels amazing! There are many smart, talented and hardworking students in Ekya and to stand as a topper among them feels good. Did you have a fixed pattern of study? How did you prepare for the exam? No, I did not have a fixed pattern of studying. It would vary upon the portion, the number of holidays and revision time. I would take enough breaks as well during studies. For every exam, I would make sure that I have started studying early enough to have enough time for revision and solving papers. Do solving old question papers help? Solving old papers does help in preparing for boards. It can be used as a great revision. Quite often there are questions which point to a specific thing which you might have skipped while studying. What was your day like during the study holidays? I am a night owl and prefer to study at night. I would wake up a little late and start my routine for the day.  Study for some time during the day and in the evenings I would play basketball, and again I would study until late at night. What was your coping mechanism during the exams? What was your stress-buster? Exams were a very stressful time. I would play basketball, listen to music and go for walks at odd hours to manage stress. What was the highlight of your success? The centum I scored in Computer Applications and my physics marks. And in the age of digital distractions, did you have to stay away from gadgets for the month? Not really. My screen time had definitely reduced by quite a bit. But I wasn't forced to stay away from them. How did Ekya help in your preparation for the Boards? Ekya has helped me a lot. The teachers always had time to answer our doubts. They would take time and explain it to us properly. We would even solve papers in class and discuss important sections that proved to be very beneficial. The success mantra that you want to share with other students? I won't say don't stress much because that's impossible. But don't work yourself out by only studying. Take time out for other things. Make sure you have enough rest and you finish your portions. The rest will automatically follow. What are your best memories from School? Definitely the whole experience. I personally love the lunch breaks we had, the practices for all events, the classes and unique discussions we had with our teachers. Playing in school and even for the school was memorable. Being the sub-editor and editor of the school will always be one of my favorite memories.
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