Nandan Nair

A Sophomore now….

It’s the day every student dreams of. It’s the day every teacher dreads. It’s also the day that signifies the start of a new beginning. This Monday was my last day of school. However, in high school, the last day is not one to relax and enjoy, but one to finish reviewing the year’s work. […]


My third play – Our Town

This week, my high school drama club finished our spring production – “Our Town“. It was written by Thornton Wilder in 1938 and follows the life of the people in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. This play was very different from any of the earlier plays that I have taken part in. […]


Culinary – Making a crêpe…

This week, I started taking a culinary class in Freshmen Seminar where we will be learning the basics of cooking, and how to make easy meals… We started off with making a crêpe. You start by cracking and whisking eggs, add milk, and mix them together. While doing this, you melt butter in a separate […]


An interaction with Sir Richard J. Roberts

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend to a talk by Sir Richard J. Roberts. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1993, for his work in discovering and demonstrating the division of RNA into their introns and exons. In his talk, he discussed different aspects of his life – his early […]


My first day as a referee…!!!!

A few months ago, I got the chance to be a referee in my brother’s soccer game. It was a great experience, and I then went through the process to become a certified referee. Today was my first official day as a certified referee. I arrived at the game 30 minutes early, as advised by […]


South Shore Science Festival V – 2019

Today I presented my project on Viscosity to people at the 5th South Shore Science Festival. It was my 4th year presenting, and it was fun to teach little kids (and adults) about this concept, and how it applies in the real world. It was also great to get to know some of our elected […]


Romeo and Juliet Diorama

In the English Class, we read Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. As an exercise, we were split into groups, and each made a diorama of one scene from the play. A diorama is a model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures, either in miniature or as a large-scale museum exhibit. We used a shoe box. […]


Fiddler on the Roof

Every society has its own culture and norms that have been followed for many decades. However, every generation, new ideas are developed, and the conventional ideas are tested, questioning people’s faith, and making society choose between converting to the new ways, or sticking with tradition. This is the central plot of “Fiddler on the Roof”, […]


My tribute to MLK Jr.


My phone stand

In our freshman seminar class, we have one term in which we cover the trades (plumbing, welding, automotive, etc.), and get a first hand experience in these fields. Just recently, I finished the class on carpentry, or woodwork. The teacher told us what the carpenters do, and what you could do if you become a […]


A Competitor and an Arbitrator too…

A referee is one of the most important parts of the game, responsible for controlling and maintaining the safety of the players. They hold the game in their palms and can change a team’s fate in an instant. Occasionally, they also face lamentations, curses, swears or the like. It is a tough job, but if […]



The thoughts of a tree as a lumberjack approaches it….


Artists observe

This past week in art class, we learnt about the different ways artists observe a photo reference. There are many tricks and skills that they use to draw various objects.   Below are a few techniques they use: Blocking out info – Cover large parts of the reference, and focus on one area. Once you […]


Happy New Year 2019!!!!

Happy New Year to you and your family! May the year 2019 bring you unparalleled success!



After completing my line drawing, I had an abundance of time remaining in class. So, I decided to do one of the other projects available. This drawing is of a Hershey’s Kisses, using chocolate black and white charcoal pencils on black paper. Since the color scheme available to me was very limited, I had to […]


Got it….!!!

Have you ever taken a minute to observe the world around you? If you did, you may have noticed that everything we see is made of lines and shapes. A line drawing utilizes these basic qualities, and displays this using variations of black and white. The thickness of the lines are used to make up […]


An unexpected visitor…

As I was working today evening, we had an unexpected event just outside our door. We heard a few bangs on the door, and thought someone was outside. We opened the door, only to realize that no one was there. We were baffled, and then realized it was not a person: A huge squirrel was […]

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Stylized word design

Last week in art class, we learnt about how to make color gradation using color pencils. We were told to implement our learning in a project. We first thought about a word that we liked or made us feel happy. We then would write that word in bubble letters, and make gradients of different colors […]


FWEET…. I have my whistle!

Referees are among the most important part of any sport. They control the game, and hold the emotions of every fan in their palms, are able to make them cheer at certain times, and hold their heads in sorrow on other occasions. They can be praised one day, and booed and jeered on another. They […]


3D printing – my first

We freshmen are going through Freshmen Seminar – an opportunity to experience the various electives offered at our school. In this class, we go through and experience all/most of the electives (Art, Music, Engineering, etc.) that we can take in the next 3 years. I assumed that in each class we will be going through […]