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He Can’t See But He Shows The Way

As a child, he would beat up anyone who dared to call him "andha" or the blind one. Now he does not need to. Last week, he beat 33 people with his navigational skills at a car rally and emerged the winner. Meet Vipin Malhotra, who navigated a car through a distance of 50 km in one hour and 10 minutes...

This Time Teachers are the Students

August 12: About 55,000 teachers in West Bengal are going back to school. They are going to be taught English so that they can teach the language to their students. The West Bengal government has realised that most primary school teachers in the state do not know the ABC of English. Rather, they don't remember. The reason is not hard to...

How the Gorkhas Came to Dehradun

Some time ago, Madhu Gurung wrote about her grandmother who was the best storyteller in the world. Once 'Bajai' as she was called, told a different kind of a story - a real story of how the Gorkha warriors of Nepal came to settle down in Dehradun. Among them was Bajai's grandfather, the chieftain of a clan. Bajai...

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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...

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was one of the world's most celebrated aviators. She broke records and charted new skies in the course of her short life....

Why are Zebras Striped?

As a child I was always full of questions. I remember asking my parents why zebras were striped or why did giraffes have such...

Is Tomato a Vegetable or a Fruit?

We think the tomato is a vegetable, but it is actually a fruit. Because it is not sweet and is used for providing flavour...

Fish That Live in the Desert

We all know that fish live in water. But, there is a kind of fish which lives in the desert. Difficult to believe? Well, there...