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Venice is Sinking

Most people all over the world travel by the road. In a city in Italy however, waterways make up the primary commuting routes. The city of Venice, rich in architectural marvels, is best known for its canals. Unfortunately, this beautiful city of flat-bottomed boats (Gondolas), churches and quaint cobbled streets is sinking and sinking fast. Known as the 'Queen of...

A Sojourn in Venice

Venice is one of Italy's major seaports, and capital of the province of Venezia in northern Italy. It was the greatest seaport in late medieval Europe and Europe's commercial and cultural link with Asia. It is also one of the world's oldest tourist and cultural centres. Aditi De writes of her visit to this most romantic of cities. Venice...

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Aristotle can’t remain Ignorant!

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Himalayas Have a Deep Impact on the Climate of the World

Tibet is known as the roof of the world. That is because it is on a region which has the highest altitude in the...

Flower on the Road

Spring has come, said the bougainvillea Crimson, orange, cream and yellow Making a flower wall along the road I bring happiness to all. Wait, said the little flower on the edge of the kerb I,...

Kindness to Animals

Little children, never give Pain to things that feel and live; Let the gentle robin come For the crumbs you save at home; As his meat you throw...

An Organism that is visible from Space

The elephant is the largest land animal. The Blue whale is the largest sea animal. But however big these animals may be, they can...