Dear Readers,

‘To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music the
words make.’ -Truman Capote.

In agreement with the above quote, I find writing as the most valuable literary expression. The inculcation of passion for creative thinking and writing amongst the students is one of the major objectives set by Manthan International School. ‘Sparsh’ has been a step towards it and it has served as a great platform to vent out students’ passion for writing and encourage original thinking within them.

Our student authors have put across some amazing pieces of writing displaying their creative thinking and writing skills. The works included in this edition are extremely simple but will surely provide an opportunity to peep into a child’s thought process and his or her axiomatic creative thinking. It is actually a lovely experience to see these enthusiastic writers voicing their feeling through stories, poems, jokes and initiating an adult role through various eye opening discussions.
The publication of the school magazine included a lot of planning compounded with team work and I was lucky to have a team of motivated students who played a strong role in envisioning the layout of Sparsh.

I am thankful to all the blooming writers who have responded to my call and penned their ideas for the newsletter. I also acknowledge constant hard work of the student editors Guhan Iyer, Shreyas Sarangi, Vineel Repaka, Akshaya and Gautham who proved to be as catalysts in mobilising the students to write their views and efficiently edited the write ups. I would also like to extend my sincere thanks to our institution heads Mr. Ramakrishna Reddy and Mrs.Shalini Reddy for their constant support and guidance through the entire process of planning and publication of Sparsh.

Finally, from the entire team of Sparsh I wish all the readers a happy reading!

Priya Saxena
Teacher Editor