Hey everyone,
Its Daniella and Anthony, We are really glad that all of you enjoyed your summer! Our summer just began. Tomorrow is our last day of 10th grade, and soon we will be 11th graders!

This summer, I (Daniella), am going to Costa Rica for 3 weeks and I’m going to visit my family. I’m really excited to go because I have not been there in about 2 years when my family used to go every summer. I also got a job, I work at Dairy Queen now (An ice cream store) so my summer is going to be busy with me working and making money to save for a car. I’m excited to go swimming and hangout with my friends and boyfriend this summer, What are you most excited for in this coming school year?

This summer Anthony is playing American Football for his high school and is attending camps. This summer I am trying to obtain a job to pay for my athletic training and to hopefully save up for a car. This summer I will also be hanging out with friends and my girlfriend before she goes off to Ecuador.

Summer Time

Our summer vacation is just beginning and we’re very excited to be out of school. This summer we are both planning on travelling a little and relaxing. Recently we had a school dance and Josh and I (Myah), went with a group of friends and we had a great time! I hope you had a great summer holiday! FullSizeRender (1)



This is a picture from a trip our school’s theater program took to New York (I’m on the left). We go to see a Broadway show every year this year our production of Tarzan went to see Something Rotten. Now that it’s summer I will start work again soon. I work at the Elmwood Park Zoo which is very close. In the summer we get giraffes so I get to do giraffe feedings as a part of my job. We also got new Jaguars and red pandas, I am so excited. I plan to watch a lot of Netflix and go on adventures with my friends this summer. My family is taking a trip to Rehoboth beach for my brother’s baseball tournament. It’s going to be a great summer.


Hey guys! it sounded like you all had an amazing summer! We hope all of you have passed your test! We all have just finished our finals and are so excited to finally be done. After tomorrow we will become Juniors (11th grade). Were so excited to have one year of high school left after next year! It’s been a long school year for all of us. It has been so much work but it has been fun! This school year we have gone on a couple of college visits, we have also started helping out in a nursing home! The people their are so kind. This summer we all are going to the beach and we can’t wait to start sleeping in! Hope you have a really good summer and school year. Keep in touch!

-Julianna, Ali, Lauren C.

Summer is here!!!

Greetings friends! Summer is finally here, we just finished or 10th grade year of high school and have some great plans for the summer! This summer, Corry plans to play a lot of sports and go to Boston this summer, sounds fun. Michael Gould would like to get both his pilot and drivers, and would also like to get his wisdom teeth removed. And I, CJ, plan on visiting Hilton Head Island, South Carolina to have some fun, in addition, I’d like to do some weight lifting if I can. What do you guys commonly do during the summer in India?

CJ, Corry, Michael

Quick Update From Home! :)


Hey Guys! :),

It’s Lauren Q here (I have to give you my last initial since there’s another Lauren in our class now too haha)! Sadly, I’m writing this from my house and not in the classroom, since on Sunday I got sick with food poisoning, and I’ve been out sick for a couple days. But, I still have lots to catch you all up on!

That picture you see above is of me and one of our other classmates Josh at a bowling party for another classmate of ours, Myah! It was her birthday a little while ago, and a bunch of her friends got together to bowl, ourselves included! I’m not sure if you guys have bowling or not, but just in case, I’ll explain it. Bowling is a game where you take a special bowling ball at whatever weight you need and roll it down a long wooden board, trying to knock over pins at the other end.

Recently at school, we celebrated Valentines Day! Valentines Day is on February 14th, and is a day to celebrate somebody you love or are attracted to. People usually celebrate with a boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse, but it’s not uncommon to give gifts to family and friends, too! At our school, we have a program called “Cupids Cuties”, where you can write somebody a note, buy them a rose, or multiple roses, and they will be delivered throughout the day by one of the schools “Cupids Cuties” and their escorts, who are senior boys and senior girls.

How is everything going over there? I hope the weather is better, I felt bad when I read your post about the rain! Noopur had a lot of great stuff to tell us about her trip to visit you all, and we loved seeing the pictures of you guys!

Hope to hear from you soon!
– Lauren Q.


Hi guys! How have you been? We have a few new group members! Lauren C is one of the them. She is very excited to try pav bhajii and experience making it with the class. Aside from cooking we have been having a very cold winter. So far the temperature has been in the low teens to high 20’s. Alexa promised to teach Ali how to ice skate but Ali isn’t very good. They’re still working on it. Spring sports starts soon though. Julianna got a new puppy named Maks and went to New York City. We hope to hear from you soon!

-Julianna, Ali, Alexa, Lauren C

This Year So Far

Hey Nashta students this is Musa Thompson from A.V.I.D. It has been awhile since I last posted, and a lot has since then. For one this past summer I played a lot of basketball which is my favorite sport. I not positive that you play it a lot down there, but it is well known over here. I did a lot of sleeping and watching T.V. as well which was very relaxing since there wasn’t any school over summer vacation. After the summer ended I wasn’t too excited for school to start back, but it got better as the year went along. My basketball season started up and I became Captain of my team which basically means I was chosen to be the person that is looked to for guidance, advice, motivation, those kind of things. After the season ended I began doing an art class, so i’m starting to get pretty good again. A few days ago I was making pictures for seven hours straight, and they all came out as okay pictures.
I am still in that art class, and it is rather challenging but i’ll make it. Well that is my year so far, and try and blog back and tell me about your year so far.

Looks like Nashta alive once more after summer break

Greetings from America!

Hi friends from India! Its me CJ and I figured I’d fill you guys in on current events here in America. To begin, the Super Bowl happened relatively recently, and the Partiots won. Did you guys hear about this? It’s one of the most viewed events in America and is the championship game for the best of the best of football. Things pertaining to me, I’ve been listening to a Christian rock/metal band named Demon Hunter, I enjoy their music thoroughly. What kinds of music do you guys listen to in Mumbai? I also wanted to ask how fitness is in India? Do you guys do weight lifting or something of the sort? I’ve been exercising quite often here in America at the gym in my school. I’ve also continued Mixed Martial Arts with my twin brother Jeremy. In terms of class here in PW, I’m taking a class called global studies and we recently studied world religions. I learned that Hinduism is the most common religion in India, do any of you follow the practices of Hinduism? Lastly, It was recently Valentines day, a day where you express you’re love to your family and significant other. What holidays do you guys have in India? I’m glad to finally be talking about Nashta Exchange again and I’d love to hear from you guys!

Nashta Students

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My name is Gabby (I’m the blonde) to my right is Daniella and to my left is CJ. We are very excited to talk to you guys!

We just wanted to tell you a bit of what has been going on in our lives and are very interested in what’s going on in yours!

Valentines day is this weekend, if you don’t know what that is its a day devoted to love basically materialistic and corny. At our school, theres a thing called cupid’s cuties in which senior boys are chosen to deliver a rose to anyone you want them to, for an amount of money. They make a fool out of themselves for love.

Daniella and I specifically have been friends since we were in the middle school, now being 10th graders, we started our friendship being in the musical Oklahoma together. Since then we’ve had our ups and downs, but are great friends!

Id like to hear about your daily lives, mine consists of waking up at 530 am, dreading school, getting ready and going to the bus stop. I go throughout my school day and leave here at 2:20, go home to my puppies and mom and dad, and usually find time to be with friends.

Daniella’s life consists of waking up at 5:50, going to the bus stop and then getting to school, afterwards, she goes home and finishes her homework and then paints or draws because she loves art. She also spends a lot of time with her little sister and mom and dad because they are very close.

We’d love to hear about your daily life! Please tell us more.

Right now in class we are focusing on this reflection paper on Alex Sheen. His story is really interesting! At his father’s funeral he wanted to do something else so he started “Because I said i would” which is a nonprofit organization that focuses on only keeping your promises and commitments. Mrs Edwards printed us all out “Because I said I would” cards so we could all make our promises and once we have made them we give them to someone else and get the card back once we completed the promise.