12-year old Aashna Kunkolienkar is definitely a musical genius. She plays not one, not two, not even three or four but five instruments! A standard VI student of Sharada Mandir School, Miramar,Read More »
The dawn of November 8th saw me wake up bright and early, all excited to go on a field trip/ nature trip along with my Eco-Club friends from school and the teachers-in-charge to the one and only Dr. Salim Ali bird sanctuary situated on the western tip of the Island of Chorao along the river Mandov.Read More »
Many, many centuries ago, sometime around 400 BC, in the jungles of South and Central America, the Cacao plant was discovered which in the ages to come would become the most desired foodstuff in the whole world.Read More »
Swiss engineer was taking his dog for a walk in the wild fields. When he returned, burrs (seeds with a hairy outer covering ) were sticking all over his trousers and the fur of his dog. He could have brushed it off, and forgotten about it. But he didn’t.Read More »
It all started when she was three and sang at a New Year’s party, where she floored the party-goers with her melodious voice. By the time Akshada Bandekar was 12 years old, she already had four of her own concerts, all of which were for raising funds for the poor and the needy.
I personally love and enjoy train rides. There’s something extremely fascinating about the hectic hustle and bustle that’s a trademark of every Indian station.Read More »
Firefly is just a name. They are actually very cool insects. And they are not even flies, they are beetles. They have a way of sending out light signals every now and then.Read More »
In 1920, Canadian surgeon Frederick Banting visited the University of Toronto to speak to John J.R. Macleod, the newly appointed head of the department of physiology. Banting had a new idea on how to find not only the cause but also treat the so-called “sugar disease” or diabetes.Read More »
Think of the last time you sang a song. Can you hear the sounds of the notes in your head? Were some of the notes higher than others, the way a squeak sounds higher than a roar?Read More »
by Linda Sue Park
Set in 12th century Korea, this book offers a glimpse into an ancient and ritualized society through the memorable and touching story of a young orphan boy and his foster father, an elderly hermit.