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, a couple of sniggers and then laughter.
Sarita felt herself burning with shame and pain as all eyes turned towards her, bored into her, making her feel exposed....
May 3: Dolphins are much more intelligent than humans previously thought. Scientists have recently discovered that bottle-nosed dolphins can recognise themselves in the mirror – much like you and I can!
When you see a zit on your face, what do you do? Go to the mirror time and again, and wonder what it is still doing there. Well, this is exactly what two male bottle-nosed dolphins, Presley and Tab, do as well. So, these lovable aquatic animals are not just seafarers’ friends, but they are also aware of their bodies – almost like humans!...
Make a Toy Periscope [Illustrations by Shinod AP] Imagine going to watch a match starring your favourite teams and then not being able to see it properly. This could well be the case if you are seated at an uncomfortable spot.
Instead of coming out of the stadium/field in a sour mood, carry your very own periscope to the next match.
A periscope is an optical instrument that comes handy to see things from an angle where it is otherwise difficult to see them....
Ten-year-old Preeti looked at the computer screen. She had received an email from the editor of the site Natkhat informing her that her story had been accepted for publication. The editor wanted to create Preeti’s home page and had sent her a questionnaire asking her to list out her favourite things.
The very first question was – who is your favourite person?
“Mr. Rajeev Kumar, my papa,” she typed out on the keyboard without any hesitation....
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