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Of Daemons, Lords and ‘Dust’

The Golden Compass Written by Philip Pullman Published by Alfred A. Knopf. 11 year old Gayatri Jayal, a student of Modern School Vasant Vihar and a fierce fan of Lyra Belacqua, wrties her impression of this half-civilised, half-wild young girl, who looks set to take the world of children's books by storm. In a world in which there are millions of different worlds...

Tilak and Sudhir

"Guess what, Tilak!" his mother said, a week after they had moved into their new house. "I’ve discovered that one of my old friends lives nearby and her son is your classmate at school. Isn’t that nice?" "What’s his name?" Tilak asked. "I think he is Sudhir," said his mother. "Isn’t he your friend?" Tilak shook his head. "Oh! Sudhir? That chap...

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A Friend in Need

It happened not very long ago. But when you're a snail, days move at snail's pace, too. So, if you were to ask our...

What is Ham Radio?

Consider this, your state has been hit by a cyclone with wind speeds measuring 300 kilometres per hour. All modern means of communication -...

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...

Sadako’s Cranes

The atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima ten years ago. I lived a mile away from the city so nothing much happened to me,...

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...