Still blocked but it’s to prevent heart lock;
For I must find my breathing shrine under the tyranny of the clock.
You know not, why I am trying not to be friends;
Thinking I am starting malicious trends.
Dive deep down in me and you will find-
A heart strained and pulled to a grind;
Obscured by falsities, like an eccedentesiast-divine.
A gargantuan sorrow had pulled me to its maw;
I kicked and swam forward-helped by limited paws-
Paws of those whose philanthropy is sans bound.
Find me a melody in the musty air,
And I will find you bravery in a place you won’t dare.
Get me a pint of the poison shiva drank,
I shall convert it into your nightmare since the world again went clank.
Get me an immoral living by a culvert,
Guide him, shall I-
To the purple vestments, sanctified by The Almighty in the clergy’s eye.
Throw what you may directed at me;
I shall face it, head on, for I am now, of you, free.
The Scottish Style
All the moments at the frankie-wala’s, skimping out of homework by the extremely convenient headache, getting over skirmishes with your friends, the eternal heartbreaks over not getting picked for an inter house competition, the ephemeral time on stage during concert and the memories made on sports day that are set in stone- Scottish indeed makes every student feel it all.
Scottish is not just a building, not just a temple of education nor just a home. It’s a magical place. The walls, the buzzing projector, the wooden benches and even the swinging doors all seem to work together to do one thing which not many schools, if not any school, gives you- it gives you the true feeling of life through all its trials and tribulations. It literally brings all the maxims you hear during your daily discourse to life!
There are so many opportunities to excel here and one actual truth of life that lives in the school motto is – “Perseverance and Faith in God is literally all you need to succeed.” I had never really written pieces or taken an active part in the literary arts but one day something came over me and I wrote a poem subconsciously. Before I knew it, the poem had reached my teacher. To this day, I can’t explain how. It just did. However, the nudge which this gave me pushed me to pursue my dormant passion in literature.
Once I had an interest in actively participating in a club and organizing something. The walls seemed to have ears because suddenly an opportunity very coincidentally revealed itself. I was elected as the co- head of the citizenship club the very next week after I went out on a limp and took hold of that chance and found myself busy planning and organizing the independence-day itinerary and a play for Hindi Day.
There have been numerous instances like this which we tend to ignore the cause for. However, the Scottish spirit lives. If you really want something and are willing to go the extra mile, it will give you the nudge. It manifests itself in strange way making sure every scottishite realizes and underlying passion.
The Scottish foyer also encompasses all kinds of students- from prodigies to loafers, they have it all. If you are vigilant enough, you will see the answer to the fruits of life staring right at you. This place will make you understand the true maxims by experiencing it, by making you fight for what you want. If you are true in your instincts- you maybe lucky enough to see the Scottish Spirit in action.
– Avnish Sengupta
Dear Batch of 2017,
As you stand in the place I stood last year, I can completely understand the whirlpool of emotions each of you must be experiencing. The nervousness of the approaching board exams, the fear of leaving school and everything familiar, and the anticipation of the exciting things that are about to happen. I know that this rush of emotion coming at you all at once might seem overwhelming, but trust me when I say this, you are not alone.
So I am not going to make this clichéd and speak about how school years are the best years of your life and how lucky you all are to call yourselves Scottishites because you’ve already heard it a million times and by now, you probably believe it too. What I am about to say is more of a piece of advice from someone who went through the exact same thing, not too long ago.
First things first, the shift from Scottish to other schools/colleges is not going to be easy. The experience within itself is extremely daunting. Going from an environment where you’ve already proved your worth to a place where no one knows who you are. Through this, there will be days where you will wish upon a star to travel back in time and spend more years in school. There were days that I wished that, but it’s important to not give up because you can’t rely on your achievements from school to get you through the rest of your life. You’ve left your mark in Scottish, now you need to make your presence unforgettable in your new college/school too.
Secondly, no matter how many new people you befriend, ALWAYS make time for your school friends. That doesn’t mean that you need to meet each other on a daily basis, but take an effort to stay in touch, because these are the friends you can count on being there for you when you are jumping with happiness or stress eating because of too much pressure.
And the last piece of advice from my end is do not forget everything your teachers and this institute taught you, and by this I don’t mean you must remember the density of Mercury or the date of the Second Round Table Conference. Instead, remember the values that have been instilled in you and the lessons learnt along the way because Scottish has prepared us to face everything beyond those iron gates.
So brace yourselves for 2017 as it is arguably going to be the most momentous year of your life so far. You start it off as Scottishites writing your prelims, and will go onto writing your boards, getting your results, leaving Scottish and ending the year studying in different institutions with a whole new set of people.
Seems pretty crazy right? But trust me, though all of it won’t be easy, it will be a wonderful learning experience and you will be sure to create some beautiful and unforgettable memories as long as you remember to have “Perseverntia Et Fide In Deo”.