Greetings! My name is Neela Ashwani. I am 10 years old. I live in India; I live in a very big city by the name of Punjab. I live with my mum, my Daddy, my three little brothers (Ashram, Davan, and Vishnaj) and my big sister, Ashanti.
I am Hindi.
I am in Grade Four at primary school; I go whenever the weather is not bad or when I don't have too much to do here at home (which I usually do, as I take care of my brothers until Mummy or Daddy get up; if they are sick, I stay home all day). I walk to school; school is about ten minutes away from my home.
I go with my Daddy because there are tigers in the woods near our place; I am scared I will get eaten up. I don't like tigers; they frighten me.
I love school, but I wish I could go more than I do. I love learning new things. This was how I learned English and how to write in it, but I can write in Hindi, too, and speak it as well. I am very smart, or so my parents have told me. Whenever they tell me this, I feel very proud.
I guess I am still here because I pray to the gods to protect me and keep me safe. I also get scared of the elephants; they are so large and scary looking with their great, white tusks and massive bodies. When they trumpet or charge at someone, their cries sound like thunder to my ears. I don't like elephants. Never have.
When I get big, I want to be a teacher or an actress. Mummy and Daddy both say I sing like a Bollywood star or one of those stars in Hollywood, USA.
Well, it is time to go. I must go to my next class, which is Music. I hope you liked reading about me. I enjoyed writing my story. Take care and may the gods watch over you and keep you well!
~Love, your new friend in India, Neela. :)