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Tilak and Sudhir

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?

Why does a Cricket Ball Swing?

How many times have all of us heard that the former captain of the Indian cricket team, Kapil Dev, was one of the greatest out-swing bowlers of all times. Indeed! He took more than 430 wickets in Test cricket.

The Silly Cricket

The Silly Cricket

A silly young cricket Sat on a wicket Singing all summer long He strummed his guitar And danced all the while Other creatures were busy Gathering their pile Soon winter came And he began to complain

Mushir and the Magic Rickshaw

Mushir and the Magic Rickshaw

This story took place many years ago… not in a kingdom, not in a village, but in a small town called Kalpanagar. This is not a story of a prince, nor a farmer, but of a young school boy named Mushir, who, quite to his surprise, became a very special person for the townsfolk of Kalpanagar.

Assam's Boys Shine in Asian Cricket

Assam's Boys Shine in Asian Cricket

July 22: Two young boys have done the impossible in Assam. They have pushed politicians and the continuing violence, out of the media spotlight. Both boys are stars of the Indian under-15 cricket team. One of them, Palash Jyot Das, is the son of a bank employee.

The Kiwi is Australian!

The Kiwi is Australian!

The Kiwi is Australian! [Illustration by Shinod AP] March 14: The kiwi bird is one of the most common symbols of New Zealand. It is also the country’s national bird. And that’s not all.

The Boy who Lacked Sight but Had a Vision

The Boy who Lacked Sight but Had a Vision

It was like any other day in school for six-year-old George Abraham. He went to La Martinere school in Lucknow, where he lived with his aunt. The school was open to boys till the fourth standard.

Chintu Pintu Talk on the Net Again

Chintu Pintu Talk on the Net Again

Do you send E-mails to your friends? E-mails in which you write in words how you are feeling — happy or sad? Do you want to surprise your friends by sending them an e-mail in a new language?

Street Cricket in Calcutta: Out, Caught!

Street Cricket in Calcutta: Out, Caught!

July 1: Calcutta. A city without playgrounds. But still, a city that has learnt to have fun with what there is – the streets. And street or ‘para’ cricket is one of those inventions. Cricket during the day, under the sun, and cricket under streetlights and floodlights once the sun is down.

The 'English Pinch' in Bangladesh

The 'English Pinch' in Bangladesh

What would you say if you saw a restaurant billboard saying “You be in our guest and please like any menu from arrangement ultimate sea food”? Will you brush it aside thinking the billboard painter must be ‘uneducated’.

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