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Where is Manbhavan?

A girl with a frog: Where is Manbhavan?: - A story for kids
"Where's Manbhavan?" Nitya cried. Her pudgy face showed great surprise."Where is Manbhavan?" repeated Bhavna, peering into Nitya's cupboard. The cardboard box in which he lived was wide open - and - absolutely empty! Bhavna gingerly picked up the blouses and skirts that lay arranged in neat piles on the shelf and poked around them with a hesitant finger. "Hmm...

Who’s the Brainiest animal of Them All?

The brainiest animals are chimpanzees,
The next time someone calls you an ape or a bird brain, ask her to think again. Brain scans of animals have revealed similar patterns of electrical activity in human and animal brains, so obviously humans aren't the only smart ones around.The brainiest animals are chimpanzees, which share 99 per cent of the human deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA as...

Chakram

All the animals: Charm - A story for kids
Chakram was a happy-go-lucky donkey who lived in the Rumpum Jungle. In the brains department he was sadly lacking, even as donkeys go.But on the scale of contentment he rated very high. He was a happy, carefree sort of fellow who wanted nothing but tender grass to chew on and the shade of a leafy tree under which to...

It’s a Zoo Out There!

It's a Zoo Out There!
Almost 400 years ago, Mughal emperor Jehangir acquired a new animal in his private collection or zoo - the zebra. This unusual, striped animal fascinated him so much that he wrote about it in his memoirs as a strange creature. Some even imagined that the animal's stripes had been painted!The emperor decided to find out whether the zebra was...

A New Camel Specie Discovered

A bactrian camel standing high in the mountains of Caucasus, Russia.
Have you ever sat on a camel? Well, if you have, then you know how scary it is when the camel rises on its long wobbly legs. The rocking motion of a camel is a bit like a ship being tossed around in heaving seas. Small wonder then that the camel is often called the ship of the desert....

The Great Escape

Animals from the zoo: The Great Escape - A story for kids
On the outskirts of a bustling city near the sea coast was a zoo named Kananvan. It was famous all over the world for its magnificent white tigers, exotic birds and several other rare species.However, there was one special quality that made the zoo different and about which no human knew. The animals of Kananvan practiced a democracy that...

Lonely Kalu

A boy and a sheep: Lonely Kalu - A story for kids
Kalu was the only son of a farmer and his wife."I wish I had a brother or a sister, to play with," he told his parents one day. "Everyone has a brother or a sister. I don't like it when the children who come to play with me, on our farm, go back to their homes at night.""Don't be...

Pollution – an old ancestral legacy

Pollution - an old ancestral legacy
If you thought today's pollution and environmental damage was just as old as the coming of industrial factories, smoke and chemical waste, you were wrong. A recent report in the journal 'Science' says that environmental pollution is as old as human existence itself, though industrialisation certainly hastened the process.The report is based on a study consisting of the combined...

Origamist Whizkid Sivaram

October 21: Imagine the talent required to fold a single sheet of paper as many as 100 times, to create fantastic animals, birds, insects, celebrities, aircraft and gods! Actually this is an intricate art dating back to1000 A.D. Japan, where it was pioneered, and is called Origami.And 12-year-old origamist Sivaram Narayanan, is a whiz at it, as visitors during...

Camp of Coexistence

October 28: The recent flooding of West Bengal might have been a tragic affair in all but one respect. In a time of crisis, the animals of the region are bonding like never before. Be it the hunter or the hunted, the carnivores or the herbivores, they are all living in harmony at seven flood relief camps set up...

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