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The Kite-Maker

The Kite-Maker

The night was pitch dark. A street lamp shone dimly, creating pools of shadows along a tiny lane in Bareilly city. Sitting beneath the light was Imran. His nimble fingers were busy pasting thin sheets of coloured paper.

The Joy of Flying

The Joy of Flying

Come Independence Day and the markets are flooded with kites. The sky looks like an ocean swarming with tiny tadpoles swimming across from one place to the other. Colourful tadpoles, though! Although kite flying has been popular in India for hundreds of years, historians believe that kite flying originated in China almost 3,000 years ago.

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