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Features and articles for kids on festivals, customs, traditions, art, craft, cultures, ways of life, history, cinema, sport, champions, rare feats, artists, education, thinkers and much more. This is a virtual magazine of features for kids focuses on unusual and interesting write-ups on the world we live in.

Winter Festivals around the World

In two weeks it will be the winter solstice (literally means sun standing still) when we have the shortest day and the longest night. Because of the earth's rotation there are two solstices, one in June and one in December. To us in the...

Abdul Kareem’s Forest

A lush green forest in the middle of a rocky wasteland. No, this paradise is not an illusion. Abdul Kareem has created it with his own hands.Kareem's 30-acre forest is in Kasargode district, Kerala. It is home to 1,500 medicinal plants, 2,000 varieties of...

Welcome to Blind Cow Restaurant

Almost two years ago, a blind pastor, Reverend Jorge Spielmann started a restaurant for the blind in the city of Zurich, in Switzerland. Almost all the chefs, bartenders and waitresses who worked at the Blind Cow, as the restaurant was named, were also blind.Now,...

Why is Halloween Celebrated?

"Trick or Treat!" shout little witches, paper-bagged goblins, rubber-masked imps and bed-sheeted ghosts as they extend a bag across for candy. It is October and it's Halloween time!Halloween is celebrated on the evening of October 31st, which is the evening before the Christian feast...

Saraswati River in the Thar Desert

The vedas mention the mighty Saraswati river flowing down the Himalayas and then westwards towards Rajasthan. But Rajasthan is a desert. So where did this huge river, which the vedas say was bigger than the Ganga, disappear?It is widely believed that this river still...

The Taziyas of Old Delhi

I was wandering in the crowded streets of Chandni Chowk, the heart of purani Dilli or Old Delhi. Until India gained independence in 1947 and a new Delhi came up, it was the 'only' Delhi. For close to 300 years, it had been the...

Mahavir Jayanti

You must have often wondered about the monks with shaven heads, a white robe and a fine muslin cloth covering their mouths and noses. They are monks who follow the Jain religion. They cover their mouths and noses to avoid any involuntary killing -...

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