Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Inventure's Adil wins Under 12 singles tennis title at National Interschool Tounament at Monfort school

Adil while receiving the trophy

Adil Kalyanpur, a grade 6 student of Inventure Academy won the Under 12 singles tennis title at the National interschool tournament at Montfort school at Yercaud this weekend. Around 128 students from across 90 schools took part in the sports tournament. Adil played seven rounds to win.

Asked what was his motivation behind the success and he said, “I didn’t do it for myself, I did it for my school-Inventure Academy!!”

Monday, August 8, 2011

Inventure Academy hosts Model United Nations

Inventure Academy held its first ever Model United Nations(MUN) on its campus last week and Ms. Sudha Subbharaman, one of the pioneers of MUN, Bangalore was the chief guest.

MUN provides an opportunity for students to tackle global issues and find solutions to the most pressing international issues that we face as a global community. ‘Diplomacy’ is the watchword for any debating exercise. The best Delegate award for the session was given to Nischal Nadhamuni.
MUN is a platform for students to develop and practice their skills in research, debate, and negotiation, which helps them come back with a greater understanding of the world's problems and the diverse perspectives that can help solve them.

'Transforming trash to cash is a eco-friendly lesson for everyone'

 Your trash is our cash. Inventure Academy students learnt about how to do it from the Business unit for women in JanakiRam layout, Kamanahalli, Bangalore who make beautiful handbags with discarded tetra packs and earn livelihood.

A 3D project started by the Centre for Social Action wing of Christ University aims to make empowerment desirable for the women by making them dynamic in their development.

“The women purchase the used tetra packs from the garbage unit at Rs 6 per kg. We then cut each packet, wash it with hot water and then with a disinfectant. The packs are then let to dry. Colorful strips are then cut out and woven exquisitely to produce beautiful carry bags” said the Kala the director of the unit.

" Transforming trash to cash is an eco-friendly lesson for everyone to learn, "says Evanka, a student of Grade 6, Inventure Academy.

-Media Pod, Inventure Academy


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Inventure boy stars in 'Lessons in forgetting' an adaptation of Anita Nair's book

Who wouldn't want to be in a movie? Not me! So after a couple of auditions for ‘Lessons in forgetting’ , an adaptation from the book of Anita Nair, when I found out that I was selected for the role of Nikhil, I was as extremely excited! This was going to be awesome! The catch? It was during my final exams.

In other words, my mom made sure I studied way in advance, because we both knew that there would be no time later on.

‘Lessons in forgetting’ is English language Indian themed films made for global audience for whom communication of complex thoughts and feelings is easier in English than any other.
The scenes were all in Bangalore but they weren’t exactly close by, so we had to get up really early, and sometimes sleep late as well. (I was so excited that I got up earlier than needed, which meant by the end of the shoot/exams I was really tired.)

Of course, after the original excitement, on the first day, I was really nervous. I had no idea what to expect. Luckily for me, the cast and crew were really nice, and I had a lot of fun with them.

Time went on, and so did exams. My favourite day was on the 1st of April, April Fools Day. Why? Because they were shooting a car accident scene and we got to break the car’s glass! They also put sugar (for the glass pieces) and made the engine smoke. I also got to talk to one of the makeup artists (yes, I had to wear makeup) and he told me how to make different kinds of realistic fake blood.

In short, I had tons of fun, and even though it was during my final exams, I’m glad I did it. Definitely. (Plus I learned a lot!).
(For more information on the film you can visit the film’s website.)

-Parthiv Shah
Grade 9 IG
Parthiv is an engaging 14-year old interested in all aspects of movie-making and media. An aspiring actor, director, and editor, he also dabbles in application development and website designing. Most recently he won the Bangalore International Children's Film Festival movie competition with his entry, ‘Life with an Oxygen Mask’.

Monday, August 1, 2011

My Hiccups have to go away

I want my hiccups to go away.
But it seems that they want to play.
So I stood upside down,
And with a big frown,
I said hiccups go away!!!!!

I want my hiccups to go away.
But it seems that they still want to play.
So I drank some water,
Which I bought with a quarter,
And I said hiccups go away!!!!!!

I want my hiccups to go away.
But they seem to still want to stay.
So I scared them all out,
And then I shouted out loud,
My hiccups have gone away!!!!!!!

-Rahul Menon
 Grade 5