I love holidays. The best thing about it is that you can get up late, have your coffee leisurely and watch your favourite TV shows. I hate the very thought of holiday homework as it haunts me like a ghost.

I often envy animals for each day is a holiday for them. They must be enjoying life — no schools, no teachers and definitely no homework. All they have to do is eat and rest. What a way to live! But I wonder if they can ever play cricket like I do. Can you imagine a world without sports and games? I can’t. Thank God for small mercies!

Manikandan G., VII C, KV No. 1, Palakkad