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International Conservation Meet on Animal Trade

Where: Doha, QatarMarch 25, 2010 : The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) took place in Doha, Qatar, between March 13 and 25, 2010. The representatives of 175 member nations attended. They held discussions on several animal species that are in danger of becoming extinct because of trade, both legal and illegal.CITES secretary-general Willem Wijnstekers...

A Day in the Life of a Magician

Excerpts from  'A Day in the Life of a Magician'. First published by Vigyan Prasar, IndiaYears ago I gave up hanging up a stocking on Christmas Eve. One reason is that I have no stockings to hang, because I almost always wear trousers, and even when I wear shorts I wear socks with them so as to make my...

How did the Teddy Bear Get Its Name?

A teddy bear
It was party time for the 40 giant teddy bears. They had succeeded in achieving what most fashion conscious people in the world would give their right arm and eye for: a party dress made by the most famous couturiers or dress designers on earth.And it was all for a grand auction in the tiny principality of Monaco, in...

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