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The Gifts

Seema and Reema were highly excited. Their uncle was coming today, from Mumbai. It wasn't the actual arrival that excited them, it was the thought of the gifts he would bring for them. There would certainly be gifts, of that they were sure. No self respecting uncle would arrive at a brother's house without gifts for his eight year...

The Elephants who Showed Off

The Elephants who Showed Off [Illsutrations by Anup Singh]
A long long time ago, elephants had small, shiny and beautiful noses. Vain that they were, they would always turn their noses up in the air when they passed by any other animal. They were plain show-offs.Naturally, the other animals did not like this very much. Finally, one clever monkey decided to do something about it.He went up to...

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The Butterfly in a Bottle

Poltu was wide awake in his bed. He had had a marvellous dream in which he had won the football match in the inter-school...

What is Cloning?

Which is the most famous sheep in the world? A sheep called Dolly. But why is Dolly famous?That is because unlike other sheep's, Dolly...

What is the Mystery of Dracula?

As bats flap through the musty castle, a coffin lid creaks open and an ashy white hand gropes for the cover. The lid slides...

Where Did Numerals Originate?

We deal with numbers all the time. Not just while doing math lessons at school, but also while counting money at the shop, memorising...

The Great Escape

On the outskirts of a bustling city near the sea coast was a zoo named Kananvan. It was famous all over the world for...