The atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima ten years ago. I lived a mile away from the city so nothing much happened to me, though the city and its people were burnt. The bomb didn’t do anything to me — so I thought for ten years.
I love running. A few months ago, while I was practising for a relay event, I felt dizzy. I thought it was only because I was tired. Then a few weeks after that, I fell down in the field and couldn’t get up....
In the boundless ocean of space, a beautiful ship sails serenely around the sun. Our earth – Lovelier than the moon, this fragile ship travels one hundred and sixty thousand kilometres every hour.
Space is full of countless such ships.
But our Earth is special.
It is the only ship which carries life –
the only ship with voyagers on board.
Four hundred thousand different kinds of life make their home on Earth.
Together, they make it beautiful and precious....
In a Minute  There’s a flower found in the jungles of Africa that changes its colour seven times in one minute! It is known as the ‘Rainbow’ by the people there.
Light travels a distance of 18,00,00,000 kilometres in one minute, which means 30,00,000 kilometres in a second!
There’s a fish found in the waters of the Amazon river which can gulp down 250 fish, big and small, in one minute!...
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