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Green Protection for the Taj Mahal

Where: Agra, IndiaFebruary 3, 2009 : 'Ocimum tenuiflorum' or 'Ocimum sanctum' is better known as Tulsi in Indian homes. It's been used for centuries to prepare home remedies to cure coughs, colds and stomach disorders. It is used in Ayurvedic medicine, too. A tulsi plant, grown traditionally in many Indian gardens, is believed to purify the air...

What Makes the Egg Shell so Strong?

What Makes the Egg Shell so Strong?
Have you ever wondered why hens don't break their eggs when they sit on them? The secret lies in the shape of the egg. An egg is a great example of nature's excellent skills in packing. If you squeeze the ends of an egg between the palms of your hands, it won't break. However, if you squeeze it in...

Building a Giant Lie

February 5: The earthquake that struck Gujarat, one of India's most prosperous states, will go down as among the worst since India gained independence. Both in terms of the numbers of people killed (about 50,000 are feared dead) and the scale of destruction wrought, it has few contemporary parallels.The images of prosperity in cities such as Ahmedabad have been...

Babolito

A beautiful girl: Babolito - A story for kids
Mohanty ma'am was teaching the class five students of Arya Wonderland about similes."As beautiful as?" she asked, looking at the students."The rose, the Taj Mahal, Aishwarya Rai...." There were several shouts."And now, as ugly as?" Mohanty ma'am questioned.There was a pause then a girl said in a loud and clear voice: "As ugly as Sarita."There were a few giggles,...

Man Who Could Make The Taj Disappear

August 12: Franz Harary is the magician. He has a simple wish: he wants to make the Taj Mahal disappear. Nothing doing, says the Indian government.Harary is an American magician. His specialty is making huge monuments disappear. In ten years, he has done things no other magician has dared do before. In Hawaii he moved a volcano two miles...

Smart Ones and Fools

This morning we got a call in our office from a friend who gave us us the news that the Taj Mahal had collapsed in an earthquake in the wee hours of dawn. As soon as we let out shocked gasps we realised that we had all been made fools. For it is April 1 or Fool's Day today!Last...

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