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Easter’s Here

Easter is a festival and holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
Go out into the market on Easter and you cannot miss the Easter egg on the shop counter - filled with sweets and chocolates, it is irresistible. Several people also paint eggs or emboss chocolate eggs with sugar flowers to gift to friends and relatives.But what is Easter? Easter Sunday falls on the Sunday after Good Friday and on...

A Film on Anne Frank

March 14: Anne Frank was a teenager when the Second World War broke out. And as Hitler's Nazi Germany chillingly went about targeting Jews with death, her life changed beyond recognition. She lived in hiding for a while but was caught out and put in a concentration camp, where she died.When in hiding, the young girl had kept a...

The Case of the Stonemasons

December 27: Last year, 10 stonemasons had been taken from Udaipur to London to build a temple. Overjoyed with this opportunity to earn more money, they went along willingly. But what did they get there? Just a dirty shack to live in and only 20 pence an hour.The stonemasons did not know that they were being exploited. However, they...

The Faithful Dog

April 12: How many of us would have the courage to fight a wild cat like a panther, even if it were to save our own lives? Imagine how scary it is even to face a panther? But one brave dog called Pinto attacked a panther in a forest, and saved the lives of his master and his son.This...

My Country is a Land of Plains!

February 26: India is a land of rivers, cows, wheat fields, hot dusty plains and flat-roofed houses. This is what Stanzin Zangpo had learned in his class. But he is from Ladakh and he had never seen these things. The 12-year-old boy could not even imagine them. His part of India had jagged snow-capped mountain peaks, bitterly cold climate,...

The Song of Hori or Happiness

The song of hori or happiness
Braj mein hori khelat Nandlal.Kesar rang ki keech bhai hai, Chahun or udat gulal, Nachat gopal.Braj mein hori khelat Nandlal.Baajat jhanjhar, dhol, majari aur khartal, Braj ki nari sangh hori khelat, Nachat dede taal, sakhi.Braj mein hori khelat Nandlal.(This song sung by women describes Nandlal, as young Krishna is called, playing hori with the women of Brajbhoomi - the area comprising Mathura, Vrindavan,...

Injured right arms

May 3: Got an exam today and not studied a word? Copying from chits, hiding books under the desk, copying from the neighbour - all these are old tactics. Some students have geared up to more 'modern' ways!Students of Zakir Hussain College, Delhi, seem to have found the answer to this problem, reports The Indian Express. And what's more,...

Dolphin in the Mirror

May 3: Dolphins are much more intelligent than humans previously thought. Scientists have recently discovered that bottle-nosed dolphins can recognise themselves in the mirror - much like you and I can!When you see a zit on your face, what do you do? Go to the mirror time and again, and wonder what it is still doing there. Well, this...

The Good Turn

Girl consoling a friend: The Good Turn - A story for kids
Every time Gina walked down the lane where she lived, some neighbour or the other would remark that 'The Brat' was off to some place.The six-year-old was the only child of her parents and they spoilt her totally. Even when she was a small child, her parents had never refused her anything. And she, in turn, always made sure...

Where are the Children?

April 21: Slavery was banned in south America several decades ago. But in west and central Africa, it still continues. Now, child slaves from poor African countries are being sold to the rich African countries.Poor families sell their children to work for almost nothing in Gabon, a country in west Africa. Gabon is rich in oil. Despite international efforts...

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