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Why do Clocks Run Clockwise?

"Time to get dressed!" cries a harried Mama as she tries to pack the bag, straighten the tie, pack lunch, tie shoelaces as at the same time she pushes children dragging their heels towards the bus stop. Oh? Is it already "Time for school?" later still its "time for dinner" or "time for bed!" Old Father Time can be...

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Shobhan ran to his father who was just leaving for work. ‘Papa! Papa!’ he called, ‘Jeetu Chacha is my best friend next to you.’ ‘He is! That is fine. What has he done?’ ‘He just phoned to say he and I are going to Delhi for one week.’ ‘Well, are you telling me or asking me?’ Said Papa laughing. ‘Both. You are my best...

Jaipur: Sawai Jai Singh’s Golden Dream

The only planned city of its time, Built by Sawai Jai Singh in his prime, Constructed with pink sandstones pretty, It's our own Jaipur city. It was the emperor's vision, It was Jai Singh's dream and ambition, constructed in the beautiful nine-grid pattern, one for each planet, Mercury to Saturn. The Jantar Mantar of astronomical size, Is really Jaipur's finest prize. And the Hawa Mahal which represents Shri Krishna's...

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Who’s the Brainiest animal of Them All?

The next time someone calls you an ape or a bird brain, ask her to think again. Brain scans of animals have revealed similar...

Lonely Kalu

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...

Abdul Kareem’s Forest

A lush green forest in the middle of a rocky wasteland. No, this paradise is not an illusion. Abdul Kareem has created it with...

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...

Which is the Oldest Church in India?

In 52 A.D. Thomas Didaemus, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ is believed to have landed at Musiris (Cranganore) in Kerala. He...