RobinAge Magazine - December 01, 2023
RobinAge Magazine - December 01, 2023
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In this issue
In the latest issue of RobinAge, read more about a superconducting camera, learn life lessons from Nelson Mandela, celebrate World Soil Day and lots more!
This Fortnight in RobinAge: What's Inside!
>> Read about the effects of climate change on food
>> Discover unusual festivals celebrated in the month of December
>> Learn about cryptography
>> 12 pages of activities + new books for kids
Quirky Creatures Of The Ocean
Scientists say that life first began in the oceans. Yet, so far, we have discovered only 10% of the life in our oceans. Much of it has the most bizarre, flummoxing appearances and behaviours. Let's dive into the oceans and explore some of these quirky creatures.
THE MAN WHO LOST HIS HAIR
This story starts with a man called Babur.
The History of Electrification In India
Look around you. You are surrounded by electricity. Lights, fans, air-conditioners, washing machines, fridges and even reading devices all work on electricity or electrical charge. Without electricity, our lives would be very different. AMRITA GANERIWALLA, a class 12 student of Bombay International School, Mumbai, tells you how electricity changed India.
THE OVERHEAD TANK
Hey Hi! am a Shola tree. In groups, we form the Shola forest Solaivanam in Tamil). We are a native species of the Nilgiris. Did you know, we Sholas act as overhead water tanks’ and form the main source of water for South India? Wonder how? Let me tell you.
Town Musicians of Bremen
GRANDMA’S TALES: A SERIES BY INDIRA RAJAGOPAL
The Mass Communication Industry
Many years ago in India, people gathered around the radio to hear an important news announcement or listen to the leader of the nation speak. People also got together at small tea stalls to discuss the day's newspaper. Fast forward to about five decades, the internet and telecommunications industry have transformed the way news, information and entertainment get delivered to people across the country. LAKSHMI MITTER throws light on this change.
BUILDING FUTURE DECISION-MAKERS, TODAY
Children are the future of the nation. Many of today's children will grow up to be adults who will lead India in various spheres. It is therefore vital that children are well-informed and develop leadership and decision-making skills at a young age.
What Is Nuclear Energy?
Nuclear energy is the energy stored inside an atom by the forces that hold together the nucleus of an atom. Scientists have learned how to capture large amounts of energy from these forces, which can be used to generate electricity.
Karnataka & Scotland
Coorg in Karnataka is known as the Scotland of India. Both places have similar climate, terrain and hill ranges. Interestingly, even the traditional clothes worn by Coorgi men look very similar to the Scottish kilt! Let's learn more about these two places.
AMIGO THE PROTECTOR
\"Mom, I'm telling you, there is a monster in the loft. You must listen to me. Siddy and I hear sounds every night,\" Amigo the beagle told Ambika, his pet parent, as they waited for their turn at the Paw Counsellor Clinic. Ambika wanted a pet dog and companion for her baby boy Siddharth, but it now seemed like Amigo was causing too much trouble, and she was getting tired of running to the pet counsellor so often.
The word 'kenning' comes from the Old Norse verb 'kenna', which means 'to describe' or 'to understand'. Kennings were originally written in Old English or Old Norse. A kenning describes something familiar in an unusual way, without using its name. Kennings are often used in poetry for effect.
AN EXTRA WISH
Rohini was a lovely village girl. She was sweet and the whole village loved her. She was a devotee of Goddess Saraswati. Every evening, she used to chant prayers of Goddess Saraswati. She had heard many mythological stories from her granny; the stories were of Goddess Saraswati.
Dr JYOTSANA TIWARI is the head of the department of gender studies and a professor at the department of education in arts and aesthetics, NCERT. She is involved in research, development, training and extension for better implementation of education in general and arts education specifically in schools. Shyamala M Iyer spoke to Tiwari to know more about the uniqueness of traditional toys.
The Four Ages
ONE WORLD MYTHOLOGY: A SERIES BY GAURAV YADAV
Cities Warming Faster Than Rural Areas
A study by scientists from Nanjing University in China proved that cities around the world are warming by 0.5°C on average per decade,
Does Homework Really Help?
Every year, India celebrates Children's Day on November 14 to commemorate the birth anniversary of India's first prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who was very fond of children.
LET'S RULE THE SEAS
It was a dark and stormy night. Alexander, the spotted eagle ray, and Atasi, the Napoleon wrasse, wondered what lay in store for them. It had been a while since they had managed to swim in these waters stress-free.
KERALA AND ITALY
KERALA Alleppey in Kerala and Venice in Italy are known for their backwaters. Backwaters are a part of a river where there is little or no current.
PEARLS OF WISDOM FROM HARRY POTTER
Harry Potter is an ever-popular fiction series that has fascinated children and adults alike for close to 25 years. This amazing piece of literature by JK Rowling teaches its readers indispensable lessons. It touches every emotion and adds new dimensions to a child's understanding of good and evil.
Compressed natural gas CNG) is methane stored under high pressure. It is made by compressing methane to less than 1% of its volume. It is a non-toxic and relatively safe form of energy. It is mainly used in vehicles. This is important because as the world progressed, more petrol started to be consumed, which has proven to be toxic to the environment. In this context, CNG offers a more eco-friendly alternative to petrol.
EQUALITY OUR GOAL: EDUCATION THE PLATFORM
“Education is the most powerful weapon one can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
LEAD A SPORTY LIFE
DR PRALAY MAJUMDAR is the CEO of the Centre for Sports Science at the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru.
In most cultures, we can find tales where people take a count and fail to come up with the right number. The reason is always the same. Read on to find out what it is.
How Confident Are You?
How much do you respect yourself? How self-assured are you? A high self-esteem is often linked to more confidence. Take this test to find out where you stand.
Battery-less and Wireless Underwater Camera
American engineers have innovated a battery-less and wireless camera that operates underwater.
Mansion Covered In Doodles
Sam Cox, a British artist who is well-known as Mr Doodle, covered his six-bedroom mansion in Kent, UK, in doodles. Every inch of his home,
GREEN APPLE CHUNDA
The tanginess of the green apple with the sweetness of jaggery and Indian spices makes this chunda super delicious. Try it with a toast or parantha!
Home, Sweet Leafy Home
Most animals depend directly or indirectly on leaves. Leaves serve as continuous suppliers of life-supporting oxygen and also as kitchens, where food is prepared for the plant and animals, directly or indirectly. But these amazing kitchens also double up as homes for a host of creatures.
Writing Is Not a Cup of Tea!
Winner of the National Youth Festival, 15-year-old AMRITANGSHU GHOSH has written and published three books in just six months. Amritangshu shares his story with Arnay Agarwal, founder of The Talk Bar, a YouTube channel that features young achievers.
The Sistine Chapel
In this three-part series, AMRITA GANERIWALLA, a class 12 student of Bombay International School, Mumbai, throws light on three of the world's most famous paintings. This fortnight, we look at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
RobinAge Magazine Description:
Publisher: Deep Prakash
RobinAge Magazine is a weekly children's news magazine published by Deep Prakash. It is one of the most popular children's magazines in the country. The magazine is known for its interactive, informative, positive, and engaging content. It covers a wide range of topics related to children's interests, including:
* Current events: RobinAge Magazine covers current events from India and around the world in a way that is accessible and engaging for children.
* Science and technology: RobinAge Magazine also covers science and technology, with articles on new discoveries, inventions, and innovations.
* History and culture: RobinAge Magazine also covers history and culture, with articles on different countries and civilizations, as well as festivals and traditions.
* Sports and games: RobinAge Magazine also covers sports and games, with articles on different sports and athletes, as well as tips on how to play and train.
* Arts and entertainment: RobinAge Magazine also covers arts and entertainment, with articles on movies, music, books, and other forms of media.
RobinAge Magazine is a valuable resource for children of all ages. It helps them to learn about the world around them, to develop their critical thinking skills, and to explore their interests. It is also a great way for children to stay informed about current events and to learn about different cultures.
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