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Anita What are you doing?

Anita What are you doing? Raghav: I've just painted a picture of a horse eating hay. Anita: Where's the hay? Raghav: The horse has eaten it. Anita: Where's the horse? Raghav: Well, it's gone - there's no point in him hanging about when the hay's gone.

Where does the Pigeon Post Operate?

Where does the Pigeon Post Operate?
Among birds, pigeons have a natural and unerring instinct of returning to their nests or homes after long flights. In the early days besides domesticating animals like the horse, dog and cow, people also bred pigeons to carry messages back and forth. These pigeons are called homing pigeons. Racing pigeons have a life span of 15-20 years. A healthy bird...

Where is Manbhavan?

A girl with a frog: Where is Manbhavan?: - A story for kids
"Where's Manbhavan?" Nitya cried. Her pudgy face showed great surprise. "Where is Manbhavan?" repeated Bhavna, peering into Nitya's cupboard. The cardboard box in which he lived was wide open - and - absolutely empty! Bhavna gingerly picked up the blouses and skirts that lay arranged in neat piles on the shelf and poked around them with a hesitant finger. "Hmm...

Rajesh, who lives in the city, asks a farmer…

Rajesh, who lives in the city, asks a farmer: "Why doesn't this cow have any horns?" Farmer: "There are many reasons: Some are born without horns, some shed their horns, some have their horns taken out. But as for this cow here, the reason is simple. This cow is a horse."

The First Notes of Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived just 35 years. But he filled those years so totally with 626 musical works that the world today recognises him as one of the greatest composers ever. Among his works were 50 symphonies and 19 operas, including much-loved works like The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute. Mozart was born in the Austrian...

Chetak’s Descendents

September 9: Rajasthan's Maharana Pratap was a legendary warrior who fought many battles astride his favourite horse, Chetak. The beautiful Chetak was loyal, brave and extremely fast. Chetak is probably one of the few animals famous in history for their legendary qualities. Chetak belonged to a special breed of horses called Marwari or Rajasthani. These horses are known for their...

Some Animal Fathers are Great Dads too!

The long-tailed Gentoo penguin incubates eggs
Most animals never even see their parents. Many never meet their fathers and some do not meet their mothers either. Some insects, fish, amphibians and reptiles hatch from fertilised eggs and face life on their own. And those animals who are raised by parents, are often reared by their mothers. But we found that there are some animal fathers...

How Did the Indian Postal Service Start?

Stamp printed by India, shows post office
Although methods of postal delivery varied from one country to another, it is believed that in India, Emperor Chandragupta Maurya who ruled the country between 321-297 BC, was the first to introduce a form of postal communication to dispatch confidential reports to distant posts in his empire. However, the first recorded mention in history is to be found in the...

Excerpts from Ek-kori’s Dream

Ek-kori’s Dream By Mahasveta Devi; Translated by Lila Majumdar; Illustrations by Judhajit Sengupta, Published by National Book Trust, India There was no other way but to take cover as early as possible. The village school would open as soon as it was light and Aunt would certainly send him to school today. The mango tree was outside the house, a huge fajli...