• A Week of Good Hope

    During activity week, a small cohort of boys comprising Devang Laddha, Kanishkh Kanodia, Gunvir Paintal, Aryan Bhattacharjee, Suyash Chandak and myself, escorted by PKB, represented India at the World Schools Debating and Public Speaking Championship. Given the size and nature of the competition, naturally, there was much to discuss regarding...


  • The Baton of Excellence

    In the words of George Orwell, “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.” This is perhaps what best encapsulates the Chuckerbutty experience. Chucks remains one of the country’s preeminent debating competitions. Why? A conscious attempt is made,...


  • Speaking at Shimla

    In the hope of starting the year with some silverware, a team comprising Arjun Singh, Armaan Verma, Yash Dewan and myself, escorted by RKM, set off for Bishop Cotton School, Shimla to participate in the 22nd Revd Dr Samuel Slater Memorial Debates. As we climbed the hills, there was pressure...


  • A Formidable Finish

    Come November, the Indian high-school debating season usually winds down quietly. However, unlike the rest of the country, we at Doon were yet to face our biggest challenge – our very own tournament, with its new junior avatar. Moreover, this year was a special one, marking the debates’ Diamond Jubilee...


  • An Annual Affair

    Having retained the trophy for the past two years, and with a strong hope of continuing the streak, a team comprising Atrey Bharghava, Devang Laddha, Vedant Mehra and I spent our mid-terms in Ajmer to participate in the 22nd Annual Padmashree JTM Gibson Memorial English Debates hosted by Mayo College....