The Teenage Brain

Author - Aarushi Nand - 10A

Author Introduction: Books are my best friend. I aspire to be a photographer.

As a teenager, I hear this phrase, from most adults a lot – grow up. I am either too young or too old for everything and sometimes, it gets out of hand. I hear words like impulsive, rude, argumentative, moody quite often. Teen behaviour has proven to be a whirlwind for many. So I did some digging and found things all adults, parents and teachers, should know about teenagers regarding why we act the way we do..


Young Authors

Showcases some of our young writers and their writing. At Manthan creative writing starts very early, while the first couple of years of Kindergarten is more to do with developing language skills of listening and speaking, from grade 1 the focus shifts to reading and writing. Children are encouraged to write at every point and they are given not just inspiration but various devices to structure and articulate their thoughts.

Poetic Minds

The poems published here are collected from regular class room assessments of the children done during the year. Its tough to do justice to all and pick the best from thousands of such works, the effort was more to present a sample of children's works rather than select the best. It still gives a glimpse into our young poets and how they use words to express their feelings, emotions and ideas.

Book Reviews

Children are encouraged not just to read a good book but to discuss, analyse and understand it. Book review gives our children an opportunity to present their thoughts on what they see as the essence of the book.

Inspiration Corner

Our Head of the Institution, Ramakrishna Reddy shares the literary pieces that have inspired him over the years and that are of immense relevance to parents today.

Laugh Aloud

While school is as much about studies it is also about having fun doing so.. here our children take a dig at themselves and their teachers for some fun times.


In Spotlight our children interviewers interview various people at Manthan to understand what motivates them.

Sparsh Authors

Young minds who contributed to Sparsh Oct 2015:

Grade 1 Ridved, Krutik, Avanee, Srujana & Avantika
Grade 2 Rithvika & Sonakshi
Grade 3 Rayan & Haasini
Grade 4 Navya, Mahimna, Varun, Ranya, Pranav, Vivikth, Aarushi, Aditi, Kriti, Bhavin, Rohinish, Sanvi, Sai Bhadange, Shaurya, Adya & Anjali
Grade 5 Pranay, Sonal, Nagesh, Sahiti, Nitya, Abhishek, Reeti, Miha, Riya & Rishi.
Grade 6 Sai Teja & Kashvi
Grade 7 Auric, Shreya, Suhaas, Akhilesh, Siddhi
Grade 8 Mahathi, Lahari, Soumya, Suhas, Rishi, Anusrihita, Soujanya, Sanjana, Kashish, Nikhil, Mahita & Akanksha
Grade 9              Rishita, Prasad, Marcus, Akshaj, Valli
Grade 10 Aarushi, Srivardhan, Shreyas, Sanjay & Pradyumna