The Good Tempered Man
Wang lived in a small town in China. He was a rich man, but he hated spending money, at least, his money. So when he dined in his own house he ate a piece of rye bread and drank a cup of water but when he was called to dine at a friend’s house, he wanted to be served the best of wines and the choicest of fruits.
A Riot Of Colours
The stately palm tree, the State tree of Tamil Nadu, is quite familiar to us. It is definitely not colourful; just a tall tree with a head of fan-shaped leaves. It is amazing that from such a drab tree, some of the most colourful and intricately designed utility items are made!
Cash eating mice! Cash worth around Rs.12 lakh had been chewed away by mice from inside an ATM in Assam.
Dolls Of Japan
In Japan, dolls reflect the customs of Japan, possess distinctive regional attributes and also showcase traditional Japanese artistic excellence.
Habitat In Mars!
Hobbies are a must especially for children.
Dancing In The Dark
‘It is twilight. A few bamboo poles have been erected and a thin screen stretched across.
It was a bright summer day.
Folk art and tribal art are easily recognizable - bright colours, bold strokes, quaint ways of representing people and animals. Many actually tell a tale! India being a vast country and with so many agricultural communities and tribes living close to nature, many art forms have evolved. Many have all but disappeared. Fortunately, there is an interest in such traditional art forms and efforts are being made to revive some of them. In the next few months, we will embark on a journey learning more about some of such art forms.
Chariot Festival Of Jagannath
This year, the Rath Yatra Festival will be celebrated on Saturday, 14 July.
Bruno Bear And The Crabs
Bruno Bear lived in a forest. If there was one thing that Bruno loved, it was eating! Bruno loved to gobble food all the time!
Rafael Nadal The King Of Clay
‘’Losing is not my enemy... fear of losing is my enemy’’ - Rafael Nadal.
American astronaut Alan Shepard was the first American to travel into space and the first to hit golf balls on the moon’s surface as well.
When June arrives, can the rains be far behind?
My Lunch Box
I love lunch boxes.
Mesmerising Mythology Atmalinga
Gokarna is a small town in western Karnataka, famous for its mytho-logical significance. Here is the story of Ravana and the Atmalinga.
The First Cell Phone!
Fifty years ago it was not easy to get a telephone connection.
Food For Health! Understanding Food
We have to relate to our food; understand our food for the sake of our own health.
The Science Lesson
It was a beautiful Monday morning. Parrots, perched on the huge neem tree inside the school premises, kept chirping.
Food For Health!
How To Grow Your Own Food?
Connections To The Past!
The celebration of festivals is an important part of our culture as it links us with our past, even if the reason for such celebration has changed over time.
Bank In India History Of Banking In India
Banking in India originated during the end of the 18th century. Among the first, was the Bank of Hindustan, established in 1770 and liquidated in 1829-32!
Mesmerising Mythology Tenali And Goddess Kali
Once there lived a little boy called Raman with his parents.
Party Palate Paneer Tikka
Party Palate Paneer Tikka
In a couple of weeks, we will be ushering in the New Year as per the solar calendar. It is variously called Vishu (Kerala), Puthandu (Tamil Nadu), Naba Barsha (Bengal), Vaishakha (Bihar), Baisakhi (Punjab-Haryana), Rongali Bihu (Assam) Bisu (Tulu) and so on.
The 90th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best films of 2017, was held on March 4, 2018 at the Dolby Theatre (formerly known as Kodak Theatre) in Los Angeles, California, USA. The length of the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre is 152.4 metres (500 feet). A total of 3,072 Oscars have been awarded from the inception of the award through the 90th.
The First Indian Sound Film
Alam Ara was the first Indian talkie – that is, the first Indian sound film. Until the release of Alam Ara, only silent movies were being released in India. Alam Ara was released in 1931.
Food For Health! Growing Your Own Food
All you need is soil, sunlight and water!
Affectionately known as ‘Babasaheb’, Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891.