Continuing Education + Job Training // Publishing since 1999
Narratives

The Magic Mirror

By SAMANVITHA ORUGANTI - January 9 2024

Magic mirror on the wall, 

Show me a tale that brightens the day in one way and all 

And is as liberating as a free fall. 

With the thinking hat right on; I look within myself for all those stories, I’ve witnessed from dusk to dawn but nothing comes closer to the journey of ‘the reflection I capture the day in, day out’, whom I fondly call A pocket full of sunshine due to the warm and fuzzy feeling this one leaves behind. 

The narrative doesn’t begin with once upon a time…in a faraway land but it indeed starts with the information on first-hand about a grown-up human and her shenanigans in full galore. 

Her aura sometimes soothing, sometimes exciting, and sometimes grim but all the while enchanting got me laughing like a baby; from her grumpy morning faces to I got bloated tummy nose scrunching dinner overlook cases. She also got me smirking from her impromptu out-of-tune singing concert to our very own private off-beat dancing TV reality show in her comfortable oversized polo t-shirt. 

As we have our mid-day prep talks and the decision-making sessions, she moves me and makes me swell with pride for the wise person she evolved into from a tiny caterpillar to a butterfly with courage personified. Her tears make me sad, and her self-doubt makes me mad, but watching her solve life puzzles makes me very glad. 

Mirroring her life routine is finding my very own shiny glory, so my brave girl, it’s you that is my favorite story!

Samanvitha Orugant is an avid storyteller who likes narrating stories about people, emotions, and places. She believes our world has innumerable tales, some hidden, some not, but all waiting to be told. She can be reached via email at samanvita.krishna@gmail.com


Student Resources

Canadian Classroom Etiquette

By GINNY RANA -
February 27 2024

Students get an opportunity to interact with and learn from other cultures, lands, and demographics. Diversity provides for a holistic and enriching learning experience.

Read more...

Poetry

Holiday Reflection

By SAMANVITHA ORUGANTI -
February 27 2024

I’ve constantly wondered how you can stay so charming despite having seen so many flaws, having to put up with so much drama, wrapped up in sporadic chaos gathered behind that handful of walls.

Read more...

Self-Development
Learning Curves

Strategies for Overcoming Challenges in Online Education

By ANNA KARLOVA -
February 27 2024

In the whirlwind of 2020, we were thrown into a whole new way of learning. Students and grown-ups had to switch to learning from afar. We now live in a world where learning never stops.

Read more...

Love of Learning
Learning Curves

Diaries Reflect Not Only Our Past but Also Our Future

By OSMAN OZSOY -
February 27 2024

Many people have kept a diary at some point in their lives. It is a common behavior, especially in childhood and adolescence, partly due to the influence of emulation. This habit gradually decreases with advancing age.

Read more...