It was a bright summer day.
The classroom was abuzz with preparations for the exam. Tim too was busy searching his bag upside down for the new gel pen that he had bought especially for this exam. Alas! He had forgotten to bring the pen! What to do now? Tim rushed to the stationery shop near the school to buy a new gel pen of the same kind that he had.
“Can you please show me the 40 rupees gel pen?” he asked the shopkeeper. Just then Tim’s cousin, studying in the same school, saw Tim in the shop.
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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!
The Next Course
Nearly two decades after influential pastry chef Claudia Fleming left Gramercy Tavern, she returns to Danny Meyer’s restaurant group in a new role.
The Group Portrait: Back on the Decks
The crew of DJs behind the best parties in Brooklyn this summer.
The National Interest: Jonathan Chait
Save the Union by Enlarging It. Hoping to win by coupproof margins is not a strategy.
Rachel Lindsay Has No Roses Left to Burn
When I became The Bachelor’s first Black lead, I thought I could change it from within. Until I realized I was just their token.
Up Where the People Are
A coming-of-age tale that takes the phrase “fish out of water” literally.
SINGING MORMONS (NO, NOT THOSE SINGING MORMONS)
Schmigadoon!’s send-up of musical theater is both wholesome and really, really funny.
Extremely Online: Emilia Petrarca
Occupy the Dating App In today’s marketplace for love, everybody wants to eat the rich.
Caviar, lobster, and New York’s last remaining cheese cart.
71 minutes with … Andrew Giuliani
A failson sets his sights on Albany.
Catch Her If You Can
Doja Cat refuses to be dragged down to earth.