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How did the Modern Horse Originate?

Many millions of years ago a fox-like animal roamed across the plains of what is now the American continent. At that time the continents were not even divided as they are today. This animal had four soft toes on its feet like a cat or dog. This animal came to be called the 'eohippus' by modern day scientists who discovered...

All in a Day’s Work

Wake up, Ajay! If you're not up in a minute, I shall have to come in and drag you out of bed!" Mrs. Anu Rao shouted to her son from the drawing room. "And where is Sandy," she continued, "I can't believe that any dog can sleep for so many hours. Oh God, the way these two sleep!" Her husband,...

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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,...

The Exotic Peacock

Come monsoons, and we immediately think about the beautiful peacock, dancing in the rain, with its luscious tail spread out behind it. Undoubtedly one...

Where Did Numerals Originate?

We deal with numbers all the time. Not just while doing math lessons at school, but also while counting money at the shop, memorising...

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...

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...