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Batik: Ancient Art of Painting in Wax

Batik: Ancient Art of Painting in Wax

A routine college day. We had to go for textile practicals after lunch. Going for any class post lunch was a pain. All we wanted to do was sleep. But, that remained a dream since we were always packed with classes after lunch.

An Unforgetful Trip

An Unforgetful Trip

The Thunderbirds – This was the name that Namrata, Pooja, Kajari, Latika, Ayesha, Moni, Geetika, Ritu, Parul and Priyanka had given to their gang of 10. Everyone in St. Anna Girls’ School knew them. They were always seen together.

How Monkeys Got their Red Bottoms

How Monkeys Got their Red Bottoms

Once upon a time there was a group of twelve boys and girls who lived in a village called Dancing. After dinner everyday they would light a fire and dance. One evening a monkey came and sat in a corner.

Decorate Bindis

Decorate Bindis

Decorate Bindis [Illustrations by Anup Singh] Look for old bindis lying in your house and give them a new look. The things you need: Plain bindis of different colours and sizes Tiny beads of different colours Adhesive Step 1: Since bindis are small, you will have to decorate them very carefully.

Milk! Milk! Milk!

Milk! Milk! Milk!

Morning, afternoon, evening, night Kappu wants milk all the time He drinks six bottles in a day And always feels contented and gay. Bananas and biscuits mashed in milk Are things that Kappu loves to drink

Pencil stand of Bangles

Pencil stand of Bangles

Pencil stand of Bangles [Illustrations by Anup Singh] If you have old bangles lying around in the house that nobody wears, you can use them to make a pencil stand for your desk.

Ice Cream Stick Photo Frame

Ice Cream Stick Photo Frame

How do we make sure that our favourite person stays by our side at most times? Simple – we frame their photographs and keep them in a place where we can always see them. What fun if we could make the photo frames too!

Why do we Blink?

How many times do you blink in a minute? Weird, who knows! Well, mostly people blink around 15 times a minute (Reader’s Digest – Why in the World). Blinking is an involuntary action that protects the eye.

Planets! Planets! and more Planets!

Planets! Planets! and more Planets!

Astronomers working at Berkeley and Geneva have found nine new planets circling nearby stars. With this discovery, we now know of 50 extra-solar planets, also called exoplanets. That is a big increase from 41 planets last known five years ago.

Paper Plate Masks

Paper Plate Masks

During Dussehra it seems that Rama and Ravana come down to earth. In every street there are children who wear masks of these characters and enact the story. Would you like to make your own masks and do the same?

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