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The curious history of the world’s most popular board game

There is a good chance that you have played this board game. And perhaps your parents and their parents before them too. According to the company, that makes it, over 275 million games have been sold in 111 countries. Over the last eight odd years over one billion people have traded make-believe real estate with fake money. If you guessed Monopoly,...

The Last of the Big Ones

The red-and-silver Dragonfly happily flitted across the pool: "Zim, Zim, Zim, Over the water I skim. Now dart in, Now dart out, Dash across And turn about." "Oh, bother," croaked a hoarse voice as with a plop, a large Bullfrog settled himself on a lily pad. "A little less darting and dashing might be better all round. It’s hot and dusty enough without your hovering above...

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How are Stars Named?

Till now we have only seen roads, railway stations, airports, places etc. being named after famous people. But imagine paying money to get a...

The Butterfly in a Bottle

Poltu was wide awake in his bed. He had had a marvellous dream in which he had won the football match in the inter-school...

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...

What is Cloning?

Which is the most famous sheep in the world? A sheep called Dolly. But why is Dolly famous? That is because unlike other sheep's, Dolly...

Double it up!

Raju and Savitri lived in Tanjore in the state of Tamil Nadu. Raju worked in the rice fields of a local landlord or zamindar...