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Former Child Worker Visits Clinton

Where: Washington DC, USA September 23, 2000: A few days ago, 12-year old Kalu Kumar was a special invitee of the US President, Bill Clinton, at the White House. Kalu had been invited by the President for the launch of a book on child labour written by Kerry Kennedy, of the Kennedy family that has contributed many significant figures...

War Memorial for Child Soldiers

Where: New York, USA September 23, 2000: "Everyone was dying. You saw the legs or hands of your friends lying in front of you. It was so horrifying, you couldn't make sense of it. It was hell… Boys lay on the ground for three or four days without being buried. We were fighting around their corpses." This is how...

Frank Conrad’s Garage

Where: Pittsburgh, USA July 22, 2000: Over eighty years ago, the first commercial broadcast on radio occurred in a garage in Pittsburgh, US. Today, the garage and the house it is part of, are up for sale, according to a brief report in 'The Asian Age'. The garage and house had then belonged to engineer, Frank Conrad. Conrad had 200 patents...

The Truth about Eels

Where: Florida, USA October 16, 2000: The recent emergence of a large number of unfamiliar eels in the waters off the coast of Florida in South-east America, is causing worry to local ecologists there. They fear that the new arrivals, eels of Asian origin, will disturb the food chain of the region with their voracious appetites. What exactly are eels ?...

Old PCs Save Precious Lives

Where: Chicago, USA July 1, 2000: Computers and Internet connections are not for the rich alone. Even the poor should be able to use it, says Zina Munoz. Zina works as a nurse in Chicago. But Zina is not merely a nurse. She is also one of the people behind an Internet revolution in half a dozen countries across the world. The...

A Tale of Two Wonders

Where: USA and India June 24, 2000: In the first week of June, Indian newspapers wrote about two very different kinds of success stories. Both involved youngsters -- one 12 year old and another teenaged boy. One was in the United States, the other was in Madurai (Tamil Nadu), India. But both proved that their success had very little to...

Children e-Lead the Way

Where: San Mateo, USA June 24, 2000: Many adults think that the decision to buy a computer is theirs. The children just smile. For, they know it is because of them. They are the world's Webmasters. Now, a US survey has found proof of the fact. Children are taking to the Internet, like ducks take to water. The number of...

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The Birth of Christ

Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Everyone knows that. Do you know the entire story of his birth? Let me narrate it in brief....

Do You Like Fruits?

Apples in the winter time Chikoos in the fall Mangoes in the summer time I like it best of all! Oranges and kinnows bright Sugar-cane so sweet Melons and the...

Batik: Ancient Art of Painting in Wax

A routine college day. We had to go for textile practicals after lunch. Going for any class post lunch was a pain. All we...

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....

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....