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A Battle Well Fought

June 2: In the war against AIDS, they don't come any tougher than Xolani Nkosi, better known as Nkosi Johnson since his adoption by a white family. In his short life, he had become one of South Africa's youngest and boldest campaigners fighting for the rights of AIDS affected people to be accepted by society. At 5:40 am on June...

Little Heroes

January 31: Four-year old Parul Mishra of Lucknow (right) walked over a burning bed of coal to save her little friend Priyanka, who had accidentally fallen into it. Twelve-year old Sunil Singh and 13-year old Mukesh Kumar of Doda district, Kashmir, foiled a militant attack on their village. Two brothers, Prince and Ashish Kumar of Gaya district, Bihar, fought a...

Strength from Within

Brave Hearts - Winners of the National Bravery Awards Published by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. This book has been aptly named after those Indian children whose acts of courage have helped saved lives. We carried a news item on the brave children who won the National Bravery Awards 2000. Curious to know about what motivates these brave souls? Read...

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What is Cloning?

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What is Ham Radio?

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What Makes the Egg Shell so Strong?

Have you ever wondered why hens don't break their eggs when they sit on them? The secret lies in the shape of the egg....

Why can’t the Sun melt Snow?

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