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The Good Turn

Every time Gina walked down the lane where she lived, some neighbour or the other would remark that 'The Brat' was off to some place. The six-year-old was the only child of her parents and they spoilt her totally. Even when she was a small child, her parents had never refused her anything. And she, in turn, always made sure...

The Nest

Common Birds Written by Salim Ali and Laeeq Futehally Published by National Book Trust, New Delhi Think of birds and you think of Dr. Salim Ali, India's most famous ornithologist. He is the scientist who succeeded in communicating his passion for studying bird life in India to the ordinary Indian. Generations of Indians have grown up on his wonderfully warm and crisp writings...

The Wise Doves

Once upon a time, there lived many doves in the jungle. One day they went out in search of food. They flew long distances but did not get anything to eat. All of them were now completely exhausted. A young dove asked the King Dove, "Your majesty, please permit us to take some rest." The king replied, "Have courage, my dear...

This and That-1

A dove is symbolic of ... ? What is the national emblem of Australia? Get into the quizzing mode!

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The Birth of Christ

Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Everyone knows that. Do you know the entire story of his birth? Let me narrate it in brief....

Do You Like Fruits?

Apples in the winter time Chikoos in the fall Mangoes in the summer time I like it best of all! Oranges and kinnows bright Sugar-cane so sweet Melons and the...

Schoolboy’s Diary – 4000 years ago

When I was in the fourth standard, I got my first real diary as a present from a cousin. It made me feel very...

Why can’t the Sun melt Snow?

There are some things in nature that have a great capacity to toss back or reflect a great deal of the sun’s light that...