Nandan Nair

Peacock – India’s National Bird

Peacock is India’s National Bird and my second painting of an animal after the Cobra and by far, one of the hardest paintings that I have done. It took me more than 2 months to finish this majestic bird. I had to overcome my laziness more than any other technical challenge to complete this work. Now […]


Sounds of the Season – Holiday Concert

Last week, we had “Sounds of the Season – Holiday Concert”, my first concert at Central Middle School. I was one of the band members playing the Clarinet. We started practicing since the end of September and performed the following songs: *  “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer” *  “Bells, Bells, Bells” *  “Frosty the Snowman” *  “A Christmas Classic” *  […]


Soccer in Sun and Shadow

In Reading class, I had an assignment to read a 250 or more page book and then choose one of the four assignments: Scrapbook, Newspaper Article, Create a Test or Rewrite the Ending. The book that I selected was “Soccer in Sun and Shadow” by Eduardo Galeano (ISBN 978-1-56858-494-2). I created a scrapbook titled “Soccer in Sun and Shadow”. The only obstacle […]


2015-First Lego League (FLL) Eastern Mass Qualifiers

Today was the 2015 First Lego League (FLL) Lego Robotics competition at the Newton North High School. The top 6 teams advanced to the State Level Championships to be held in late December. The journey to this competition started 2 months ago. There were various teams competing to represent our school. However, my team, the […]

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  • O'Pumpkin, You ate too much candy....!!!!!

    O'Pumpkin, You ate too much candy....!!!!!

  • Ready for Trick-Or-Treat, Ninja and Iron Man

    Ready for Trick-Or-Treat, Ninja and Iron Man

Halloween 2015…

Although Halloween is over, I’m still enjoying it’s wonders (and by wonders, I mean candy)… I carved a pumpkin, went trick or treating, and got lots of candy. My favorite part was performing surgery on a small orange vegetable (aka – carving a pumpkin). The surgery began when I drew the design and had the […]

  • Cover page: Shows Bicycle Kick

    Cover page: Shows Bicycle Kick

The Stoppage-Time Winner

“Hello, and welcome to the UEFA Champions League final. It’s finally here; it’s El Classico, one of the great rivalries in soccer (football) history. It’s Barcelona VS Real Madrid. Let’s head to the Camp Nou stadium, with the flood lights beaming down, in the heart of Barcelona.” Says the commentator Martin Tyler. The lineups are […]


At Discover Quincy Arts & Culture

Last Tuesday, I went to the Discover Quincy Arts and Culture. It was a meeting for artists all over Quincy and hosted by one of the City Councilors, Ms. Margaret LaForest. Not so surprisingly for me, I was the youngest one there and by quite a big margin. We all introduced ourselves and went into […]


Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015 – The Blood Moon

Supermoon only occur when the moon reaches the full moon stage when it is closest to the earth. So they are unusually bright and also rare. Hence, supermoon eclipses are rare. Total supermoon lunar eclipse is extremely rare. Hence, the Supermoon eclipse on the clear night of September 27, 2015 was very special. The last […]


RIP: Boston 2024 Olympics, a reflection on what could’ve been a huge milestone in New England history

On July 27,2015, Bostonians “bid” farewell to Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Boston 2024 Partnership chairman Steve Pagluica announced the following statements that day: “After speaking with Mayor Marty Walsh and governor Charlie Baker, the decision has been to withdraw Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games. The committee feels that, […]


Back to School… The First week

The first week of school was really exciting, especially because it was my first day at Central Middle school (for the APC program). The school is gargantuan, and has all the latest technology. Even the history wordle on the wall is amazing! We were introduced to all the teachers, and got to know each other […]


Onam 2015

On Aug. 28th, 2015, my family and I celebrated Onam, the biggest festival in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is in honor of a king named Mahabali, who ruled Kerala and made Kerala feel like heaven. According to Indian mythology, the gods worried that his kingdom would become a better place than theirs. […]

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Lionel Messi: Soccer Legend

One minute of second half stoppage time is added to the clock. Neymar finds Messi, Messi beats all the defenders, the goalkeeper takes Messi down, Barcelona have a penalty that could win them the Spanish Cup! Messi steps up to the penalty spot. He shoots… it’s in! Barcelona have defeated Real Madrid and once again […]


Evening Scenery

“Evening Scenery” is based on a painting “The Banks of the Oise” by the artist Charles-François Daubigny. It features the evening sky reflecting onto a river, with trees and a cabin in the background. It is slightly different from my earlier works on nature like Impressionism: Mountain Scenery, Forest – Impressionism or Evening Glaciers. To make the painting […]


Two Mambas and a Cobra

The old business cards that my father had, put my creative thinking to the test as I tried to make something out of them. The only other tools I had were a pair of scissors, hole puncher, glue, stapler and pins. Finally, I decided to make snakes – black mambas and a king cobra. Both […]


Barclays Premier League:

Read the latest from the Barclays Premier league on August 14th, 2015. Aston Villa FC (AVL) 0 – 1 Manchester United FC (MU) GOALS: (Januzaj(MU), 29) From Villa Park, West Midlands, England. Previous Days Matches


Barclays Premier League:10th Aug, 2015

It’s another normal day in summer, right? WRONG. Today, the final two teams in the Barclays Premier League will play their first game. Look below to figure out the teams and the final score. Manchester City (MCI) 3 – 0 West Bromwich Albion (WBA) GOALS: (Toure (MCI) 9,24), (Kompany (MCI) 59) From: The Hawthorns Previous […]


Barclays Premier League: 9th Aug, 2015

Read the latest from the Barclays Premier league on August 9th, 2015. Arsenal FC (ARS) Vs West Ham United (WHU) ARS 0-2 WHU Full Time, August 9th, 2015 Emirates Stadium: Everyone likes to root for the underdog sometimes. That’s what happened in this match. Everyone expected Arsenal to dominate, especially when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain got a […]


Barclays Premier League: 8th Aug, 2015

Another season of excitement, frustration, and achievement literally “kicks” off as the 2015-2016 English Premier League begins. Keep an eye on my blog on weekends to get the latest as the league progresses this year. I am so excited to provide you with the latest in professional soccer.Manchester United FC (MU) Vs Tottenham Hotspur FC […]


Thank you Point Webster!!!

The bell rings. Children run around. Teachers go home. Homework now cries in pain as it has temporarily become a thing of the past. June 26th marked the end of the 2014-15 school year. I would like to thank Point Webster for “pointing” me in the right direction. This school is simply amazing. The teachers […]


Bald Eagle: King of Birds

Introduction The United States population is 320.09 million. But what is its national bird? If you guessed “bald eagle”, you’re right! Its scientific name is “Haliaeetus leucophalus”. It is the only eagle that lives in just the U.S. Human activities, such as hunting, threatened the eagle’s population. But in the 1900’s, the U.S. government passed […]