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Karan: What’s the difference between a mouse…

Karan: What's the difference between a mouse and an elephant? Pranav: I don't know, what is the difference? Karan: Well, if you really can't tell, it's time you wore glasses!

What is an Earthquake?

One moment, the world seems just the way it was yesterday, the day before, last year, or even the day before the day before. All is well with the world. It's a beautiful sunny day and you are sitting drinking your morning tea or coffee relaxed and enjoying the day. Suddenly there is a rattling of plates and glasses....

Borrowed Feathers Help

Haka and Phaka, the twin jackals were feeding on some juicy berries. They sat eating their berries with their mouths and paws quite blue with the juice. They were enjoying themselves thoroughly when they saw Mor, the peacock, strutting down the path hurriedly. The poor bird looked terrified! "Hey, what’s up Mor bhai? What’s the hurry?" Haka asked. "We peacocks are in...

If The Tooth Be Told!…

Dada and Dadi were very funny. They were good fun too. They loved everyone and always had a good thing to say for everyone they met. They could always make people laugh. All, that is, except each other. Somehow, they just had to look at each other, and they’d start fighting. It was really silly how the two of them...

Granny’s Fabulous Kitchen

This story is from the book The Adventures of Rusty. Rusty is a 12-year-old boy, and as you read on, you might think that he is very much a part of you! The book has two sections, and Granny's Fabulous Kitchen is the beginning of the first section. As kitchens went, it wasn’t all that big. It wasn’t as big...

The Magical Sunglasses

It was a hot summer afternoon during the holidays and Ma was taking a nap. Deepak was bored. He came upon a naughty idea. Boys are like that. When they want to be naughty, they have to be naughty. So Deepak, in his naughty mood, decided to do what Ma had told him never to do. He decided to open...

The Spectacled Bear

Many of us wear glasses when we have problems with eyesight. But, have you ever heard of bears with glasses? No, not the bears who appear on the Cartoon Network on TV. Real bears. There is a kind of bear which lives in the forests of South America. It is called the 'spectacled bear,' or the Tremarctos Ornatus. It has white...

Runu and Chotu

A June morning. Holiday morning. "Fun! fun!" Runu thought as she woke up. No school, lots of cartoons on TV, computer games, and surely, a trip to the ice cream parlour. Fun, fun indeed! Runu gulped down her chocolate milk. Mom and Dad came in to pet her. Dad said, "Sorry baby, but we have to go see someone who...

Something Special

The children were very excited about it. Early in the morning they woke up to the bird songs. Before the sun’s rays could peep in through the treetops they were ready in the jeep. This was their first visit to the jungle with their parents and the guide who knew the jungle well. Welcome to the National Park said the...

Rainbow Flowers

Here’s a great way to see where all that water in your vase actually goes. Items required: You’ll need a jug of water, four clean glasses, four different coloured inks or food dyes, scissors & white flowers (carnations work out very well, try tuberoses too.) What to do: Pour one inch (about half a finger high) of food colouring/ink into each glass (Each...

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Among birds, pigeons have a natural and unerring instinct of returning to their nests or homes after long flights. In the early days besides...

How do Satellites Stay Up?

Satellites orbit the earth because of the force of gravity. To understand why this happens and why the satellite does not get pulled in...

How Does Ice float?

A cool glass of water topped with huge chunks of ice is sure to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. But, before...

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,...

Architectural Wonders

Today when we look at our ancient structures, we cannot help but wonder how they ever got created. Though thousands of years old they...