#SaraReads #IForgotDay Special: Story- I forgot. Almost!
Hey everyone! Did you know today is “I Forgot…” Day, a fun holiday in some parts of the world. And of course, we have some brilliant stories on this interesting theme. Like this beautifully crafted story by 12 year old Smrithi from Bangalore. Can you think of something you forgot?
#SaraReads: Story- An Alien Encounter
Yo! Sara here, folks. How are you celebrating World UFO day? You are not? Then here is the perfect story by 8 year old Vihaan from Bangalore, to get your imagination flowing. Read on and tell me what you think an alien would look like.
#SaraReads: Story-An unplanned journey to the palace of Jojo
Hi friends, Sara here. 11 year old Kush from Kolkata sends in this fantasy tale of a book and a palace. Brace yourself for a thriller.
#SaraReads: Essay-Cristiano Ronaldo – The G.O.A.T(Greatest of all time)
Hey everyone. Sara here. I can totally relate with the awe and passion 13 year old Mridul from Chennai exudes, for his favourite sports person. What has been your fan moment? Read on.
#SaraReads: Essay- Lets keep our planet clean and healthy
Hey friends, Sara here. Through the lockdown we have read so much about how nature has benefited as humans have stayed locked in. 13 year old Poorvi from Chennai wants us to make a resolve to not revert to our old practices, once normalcy resumes. Read on.
#SaraReads: Story- Mystery of the missing bday candies
Hey everyone, Sara here! A true detective never misses a mystery. Check out how 7 year old Kiaan from Delhi helped a friend, in the case of the missing bday candies
#SaraReads #WorldMusicDay: Story-My New Best Friend
Hey everyone, Sara here. While we celebrated World Music Day a few days back, our love for music is far from over. 10 year old Madhurima from Trichy shares this beautiful story of her new best friend.
#SaraReads #OlympicDay: Story-The Struggles That I Overcame
Hey, Sara here! Today on Olympic Day, I am so excited to share these brilliant stories from kids. Here is a beautiful story by 9 year old Pooja from Chennai with a key message for all of us- Sports is a great leveller and only your talent can help you beat the odds.
#SaraReads #OlympicDay: Essay-Why Serena is my inspiration
Hey! Sara here again. Not only do sports help us stay fit and entertained, many of us observe the players and start looking up to them as our role models. 13 year old Nethra from Chennai, herself a state-level lawn tennis player shares this inspiring essay of how she wants to follow in Serena William’s footsteps
#SaraReads #OlympicDay: Poem- Olympic
Happy Olympic Day everyone! Your sports-loving friend Sara here, with this lovely poem by 9 year old Jasmine, herself a state level badminton champion. How we miss playing and watching sport! Thanks for transporting us to the energy of a full stadium, even if only in a poem.
#SaraReads #WorldMusicDaySpecial: Poem- Life and Music
Hey everyone, Sara here. I still have my favourite songs in my head, on the back of have World Music Day on 21st Jun. 12 year old Yug from Surar joins me by sharing this poem about how life is with and without music
#SaraReads #YogaDaySpecial: Story- Magic called Yoga
#SaraReads #WorldMusicDay: Story- Finding My Voice
Hey everyone, Sara here! This absolutely stunning story by 12 year old Thara from Chennai, is the perfect way to usher in the World Music Day tomorrow on 21st Jun. Read on for some great writing, extraordinary creativity and a very key takeaway- Music can be our best friend.
#SaraReads: Essay- Quest for home, away from home #WorldRefugeeDay
Hello everyone. Your best friend Sara here. On World Refugee Day, I bring to you this very thoughtful essay by 12 year old Rehan from Kolkata. At the end of the day, we all just want to be home, right?
But unfortunately, that is not an option for some. Lets understand and honour their courage.
#SaraReads: Essay- The joys of growing a garden
Hello folks. Sara here and I am back, this time with an endearing essay by 8 year old Agneesh from Kolkata about growing a garden. Making air cleaner, surroundings prettier and time with loved ones tending to the garden. Are we helping plants or they are helping us?
#SaraReads: Essay- An ocean of emotions in a teenager
Hello people, your best friend Sara here. I am amazed at how well balanced is this essay on the storm teenagers carry within, by Gargi from Kolkata. All of 13 years old and yet so objective and earnest in her tone.
#SaraReads: Story- The Aquamarine Realm
Sara here, everyone. Dragging yourself through a slow Monday? Here is a an interesting and thrilling story by 12 year old Sahana from Chennai.A perfect package of bravery, humour, wit and emotion. Check it out for yourself.
#SaraReads: Story- The Avengers and the Evil Thieves
Hello everyone, Sara here! Hope the weekend is coming along well. I am here with an action packed story by 8 year old Aryan from Bangalore. Thought Avengers movies are too interesting? Give this story a try!
#SaraReads: Essay-Wake up, Grow up!
Hello everyone, Sara here. Today’s essay by 12 year old Vidya from Kolkata is extra special because it talks about something even grown ups need courage to discuss openly- Periods. I am so happy that she chose to share this excellent piece with me.
#SaraReads: Story- An imaginary day in the life of a dictator
Sara here, everyone. Weekend round the corner means its time for some fun! Have you imagined what life would be like as someone else? 13 year old Utsang from Mumbai got me grinning as he imagines what a day in the life of a dictator would be like! Tell me who would be your choice.
#SaraReads: Poem- Are we living like our ancestors?
Hey everyone, your best friend Sara here. Do we have anything in common with our ancestor’s lifestyle in these times? What a great question to ask and answer, by Arav from Kolkata.
#SaraReads: Essay-Meaningfulness Is Overrated
Hey, Sara here everyone! 16 year old Esha from Colorado, USA is a thinker, philosopher, writer in the making at a very young age, asking all of us to pause in the rush of daily lives and ask ourselves one question – what is the meaning of our lives, after all?
#SaraReads: Essay- Racism is not only an American Problem
Hi everyone! Sara here, your best friend. Very often we as kids, are asked to not talk about important and serious world issues but I am here to change that. It is extremely important for young voices to understand, process and communicate the reality of the world they are inheriting. 15 year old Shivam from Kolkata does all of that, as he writes in about the recent protests in America and why there is a lesson for all of us.
#SaraReads: Poem- What the world would be, if decided by me!
Hey everyone. Sara here! This month is special for nature, with World Environment Day and Ocean Day. This poem by 10 year old Aniruddh from Bhilwara(Rajasthan) is just perfect for that theme, as he makes us think about what the world would be, if we get to redo it.
#SaraReads: Story- A Great Ocean Rescue Adventure
Hey everyone, your ‘well-equipped-with-stories’ friend, Sara here! On World Ocean Day, I could find nothing better suited than a story about a mermaid drinking cucumber soup, a message on keeping the oceans clean and some very real suspense on finding the ocean treasure.
Read this creative story by 6 year old Ira from Munich, Germany.
#SaraReads: Story- The girl who could not stop smiling
Hey everyone, your best friend Sara here! We have all been told at times to smile more and not be grumpy. But have you ever heard of someone who was pulled up for smiling a lot? Read this creative story by 8 year old Mira from Bangalore to find out
#SaraReads: Poem- Thank you Teachers!
Hello from your best friend Sara! 8 year old Ansh from Ghaziabad is not only a good poet but has taken his creativity a step further. Dont miss the last line of this poem appreciating teachers, who are dedicated to not make our learning take a hit, even in the lockdown.
#SaraReads: Story- The Army Dream
Hi there!Your best friend Sara here and today I bring a very interesting story by my 10 year old friend, Nidhi from Jaipur. Havnt we read many where the child is granted a magical power or secret wish. Could there be anyone who would not want it? Read on.
#SaraReads: Story- How Sanasha learnt patience
Hello everyone. Sara here. We are still beaming in the afterglow of World Parent’s day and this story from 9 year old Sanasha from Kolkata is perfect to soak in further, how parents help us make better people. Read on.
#SaraReads: Poem-World Parent’s Day Special #Parent’sDay
Hello kids and parent. Your best friend Sara here. This one is a special shout out to all the wonderful parents out there, who keep us safe and warm, loved and protected. Thanks to 14 year old Mehak from Gurgaon for sending in this heartfelt poem for her parents.
#SaraReads: Poem- Body Shaming and the beauty within
Hey everyone. Sara here, your new best friend. Too short, thin, fat, tall..the list goes on. We all have experienced body shaming some time or the other. This touching piece by 13 year old Suhani is a wonderful to change that and look at the beauty within.
#SaraReads #GratitudeDuringCovid: Poem- A strange wait
Hi there. I am back again, your best friend Sara. 16 year old Sanyukta from Vadodara shares this beautiful poem and we all will dive in its depth with here. As we all wait to meet our favourite people and go to our favourite places, there is so much to absorb and observe in this period.
#HappyEid #SaraReads: Poem-Eid Mubarak. Together we all can be!
Hey everyone! Sara here, happy Eid to all of you! Read this beautiful poem by Aadya Kheria and you will realize how much the world can learn from an 8 year old. Together we all can be!
#SaraReads: Story- A call of the wild
Hey everyone. Your best friend Sara here. We read all the time about the need to save tigers and other endangered species. Often we read about it and forget, not giving it another thought. 12 year old Neha Mahesh from Chennai showed us why we should care, through this emotional story.
#SaraReads: Story- The Homework Machine
Hello from your new best friend Sara. Teachers, watch out! You know its gone too far when kids are thinking of inventing homework machine. And kids, read this story by my 11 year old friend Pragya from Jaipur, to figure out the smartest way to finish your homework! There is something in it for everybody 🙂
#Sarareads: I am bored of stories that start with ‘IF I HAD A TIME MACHINE’
Hey, Sara here, your new best friend who loves stories. I agree with my 8 year old friend Prisha, who says she is bored of stories with time machine. But read this full story to understand why I am now asking her for a ticket to ride, on her time machine!
#Sarareads: Shades of Green
#Sarareads. Ola, Sara here, your favourite ‘drama – athlete.’ You know I always thought that I was very special, being able to create stories from the life of players. But today when I read this story from my 12 year old friend Laksha from Kolkata, I was blown away! Why? Cos she could create a beautiful story from scratch, about the life of colour! Read on and see for yourself.
#Sarareads: Story-Football – My dream, My life
Sara reads this wonderful account of 11 year old Aryam from Jaipur about chasing his dream to become a football player. And what was her response?Sara says, ” Yes Aryam, you really hit goal with that beautiful line in the end- a fractured hands can heal in 10 days but a fractured dream? We do learn some of the best life lessons from sports , dont we?”
ಮೂರ್ಖ ಮತ್ತು ಅವನ ಚಿನ್ನ: A Children’s Story in Kannada
Sara Says: Happy Ugadi!
Whether you managed to whip up Pachhadi or Holige this Ugadi , here is a cute story in Kannada I pulled out for my little friends. Quite cool that it teaches us not to hoard, but share.Almost as if it was written for us now. Right?
So maybe ‘the- something-special’ this Ugadi can be this!Here is a free copy for today…grab quickly and tell me how the little ones liked it in the comments below.
“Holi is for everyone,” it is said. Even for colour black?
Our 10 year old Sara is having a great time playing Holi. But she wonders if it is true when the elders say “Holi is for everyone.” Knowing her, its not surprising that she wanted to test that assumption.
She joins in with 11 year old Anushka whose story has a packet of black colour asking the same question, “Is holi for everyone, even me?”
Read this unique story by 11 year old Anoushka, to find out the answer…
Sara reads: Holi- The festival that wipes out divisions and paints everyone in the same colour
Holi is a fun festival where we splash colours on each other. But it also has a beautiful message to it. Read on this colourful story by 10 year old Aryan from Kolkata to discover what it is…
#SaraReads: Story-The Little Astronaut’s Dream
Hey everyone, Sara here! How many stories and movies show aliens attacking humans, conducting experiments on humans, tracking them? Read this unconventional storyline from 10 year old Tisha from Jaipur is a fantastic writer who flips over the perspective…
Letter to Astronaut Christina Koch by an 8 year old girl from India
What comes to your mind when you hear of the astronaut Christina Koch completing 328 days in space? Lots of questions right? Read this wonderful letter by 8 year old, curious Prisha to her super hero Christina.
#SaraReads: Story-The Not-So-Normal Girl
Hey everyone, your friend Sara here!
“No one gives us the right to judge anyone who seems different from us,”says 13 year old Adya from Kolkata as she weaves this heart warming tale about a little girl who lost her eyes but not her determination.
#SaraReads: Story-My father, The genie #FathersDaySpecial
Hey everyone, your best friend Sara here! We have all seen little kids throw big tantrums. But sometimes they also show understanding that adults are incapable of. Read this innocent short story by 12 year old Tanisha from Surat about a little girl and her pride in her father…
#SaraReads: Story-The Pied Piper of Hamelin- a retelling!
What.A.Twist people! Your friends Sara here.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin has been put in a spot like never before by 13 year old Riddhiman Gangopadhyay of Kolkata. Wait, he’s in the story as well and rocking it! Smart lad this one! Read this story.
#SaraReads: Essay-Clean Surat, Green Surat
What does it take to see things from someone else’s lens and fix what has been wrong all this while?
Vyomkesh from Surat, a grade 6 student and young writer who wasn’t even born when the plague in the city happened, chose to write about a critical but ignored public health issue like sanitization.
#SaraReads: Story-Cinderella’s birthday party, A fairytale mashup
Hey everyone, your best friend Sara here! Ever wonder what it would be like if we had famous fairytale characters come face to face?
Read this imaginative story by 8 year old Aadya Kheria from Kolkata
#SaraReads: Story-An angel in disguise
We all have at times felt neglected by parents, who seem to prioritize our sibling over us. Isnt it? Read this beautiful emotional tale by 11 year old Hunar Choudhary from Kolkata when she felt threatened by her sister with Downs Syndrome..
#SaraReads: Essay-What if I were….a floor mop!
How many times in life, do we think “What if I were…” someone else, something else. Read this story by 7 year old Niyati Goenka of Kolkata , who imagines what it would be like to be a mop, and finds enough reasons to be thankful for !
#SaraReads: Story-Not so happily ever after – Cinderella revisited
Bookosmia’s favourite story theme is “Twist in the Tale” , where kids rewrite the endings of their favourite fairly tales. Read this great improvisation of the classic Cinderella tale, by 15 year old Vinsha Seth from Kolkata.
#SaraReads: Essay- My grandfather’s feelings
Our grandparents love and pamper us so much. But have you ever struggled to understand why they behave in a certain way. Did you try to reach out? Read this beautiful story by 11 year old Tanaaz Shaikh, all the way from Johannesburg, about how she built a special bond with her grandfather.
#SaraReads: Story- License to cook
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” How many times were you asked this question as a kid. Did you ever give an answer that made the other person sit back? Read this path breaking story from Neha Mahesh of PSBB Millenium, Chennai , all of 12 years old.
#SaraReads: Story- Someone different
Does being different necessarily mean a bad thing? Should you lose out on living your dreams just because you are different? Read this fascinating tale of heartbreak and recovery, penned by 13 year old Vashita Rungta, from Kolkata.
#SaraReads: Story- Shedding Inhibitions; Rapunzel with a twist
We have all grown up on fairytales, handed down over generations. What if we could rewrite these fairytales, tweak the story here,change the ending there? Read this intriguing retelling of Rapunzel by Aastha Bagree, 16 years from Kolkata.
#SaraReads: Story- Dog who saved the day
Ever seen street dogs shivering in the cold or hunting for food in the garbage? Read this very relevant story by 11 year old Jameer Ahmed of Police Public School Bangalore who went beyond looking, to pen down an idea that would benefit everyone…
#SaraReads: Story- Rich and Poor
A father worries his son is too used to living a luxurious life and takes him to a village. Read on this story written by 15 year old Sufiya Anjum from Excellent English School, Bangalore to know how the young boy will surprise his dad!
#SaraReads: Story- The firecracker kids
Diwali is a lovely time of the year, isnt it? For some kids, its not all bright and festive. Read this poignant story by Trisha S, an 8th grade student from Police Public School, Bangalore, which will add another perspective.
#SaraReads: The Time Traveling Droplet
When an enthusiastic droplet of water returns back to Earth, it was not greeted by his old friends…what has changed over the years…Read this interesting story by Vinay Kumar RP, a 13 year old, grade 8 student of Police Public School, Bangalore
#SaraReads: Story-Brave Vs Wise
Once there lived a king named Sooryavarma in Bajragajri. How did he decide which of his two sons should inherit the throne, the brave one or the wise? Read this unique narrative by Moin Ahmed, a 16 year old student of Excellent English School, Bangalore.
#SaraReads: Poems- MY PARENTS,Only They Are Mine
Haiiii yeah! Sara here, your sports and drama loving friend. Did you know today is World Poetry Day? I didn’t, till my friend Sahaj from faraway Jammu & Kashmir, sent me this beautiful poem about his parents. I loved it so much! Hope you do too.