‘Practice makes one perfect’ is probably one line that we hear often, at many points in our lives. Be it as a baby attempting to roll for the first time or as a toddler who is trying to take those precious first steps or as a child trying to get balance on a two-wheeler after repeated failed attempts. ‘Practice makes one perfect’ is one line that is repeatedly used by every parent for their children and by every teacher for their students. […]
What is the first thing you reach out for in the Geometry period? My guess is, the ruler! This instrument makes calculations easier and solving sums speedier. Have you ever wondered since when this wonderful tool been around? You will be surprised to know that the answer to that question is since 2400 BCE! And where was it discovered? In our very own Indus Valley! […]
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out a way to get him out. Finally he decided it was probably impossible and the animal was old and the well was dry anyway, so it just wasn’t worth it to try and retrieve the donkey. So the farmer asked his neighbours to come over and help him cover up the well. They all grabbed shovels and began to shovel dirt into the well. […]
When asked to name a favourite board game, the one that instantly springs to mind is Chess. This popular board game has been ruling the roost for nearly 1500 years and do you know where it originated from? Our very own India!
Chess started out as Chaturanga and was developed in the Gupta dynasty as early as the 6th century AD. It was designed as a strategy game and went on to initiate the board games of chess, sittuyin, xiangqi, makruk and janggi. […]
One rainy season, the south-west monsoon brought such heavy and incessant rains that the cities were flooded in the course of a week. All the people vacated their homes and moved to safer places.
A man, on the way to a shelter with his family, noticed that the priest of the Church had not left. He went to him and said, ‘Father, the city will soon be flooded. We are moving to a safer place. Please come with us.’ […]
‘I am tired of writing exams,’ wailed Vivaan, ‘I wish we had an exam-free year.’
‘Well, exams are getting over tomorrow. So what’s the use of your wish now?’ grinned Arjun.
‘I don’t know if an exam-free year is feasible. But at least we can have an exam-free term,’ pondered Aarav. […]
With so many things happening in our lives on an everyday basis, it might not only be difficult, but almost impossible to keep a control on everything. And when situations aren’t favorable, it is always better to look at the positives than cry over it unnecessarily. As the famous Hindi proverb goes, “ab pachtaye hoth kya, jab chidiya chug gayi khet,” literally meaning, what is the point of crying, when the birds ate all the farm. Or in other words, why cry over something when the damage is already done or why cry over something that has already happened. […]
Chinnu loved her pet puppy Browny more than anything in the world. she was a gift that her parents gave her for her fifth birthday last year. Chinnu enjoyed playing with Browny in her big garden. Browny was just a little more than a year old. For Browny too Chinnu was the most special friend. The two never got tired in each other’s company. Mithu, the parrot who stayed in one of the orange trees in the garden often enjoyed seeing the two friends play. Mithu too became a good friend and a well-wisher of the two best friends. […]
Minnu was a sweet, lovable and beautiful girl, aged six years. She was an adorable kid as she always obeyed her elders. Minnu’s parents loved her for her amazing behavior.
One day, Minnu’s mother took her for grocery shopping. As they passed the shops, Minnu noted a cute plastic pearl necklace in dazzling pink! She asked her mother to buy her the necklace. Her mother told her that it cost quite a few pennies. She asked her to do some chores, so that for every completed piece of work Minnu would get some money and she could buy the pink necklace. […]
A beautiful doll with lovely long hair, a super cool toy car, a bicycle etc might just be few of the many things that attract you instantly, so much so that you might not even think twice before demanding the same from your parents, or worse even fight with them for the same. More often than not we tend to get so attracted to the outer look of things, that we ignore everything else surrounding it. Now, is that right? Well, definitely NOT. […]
Chinnu was a very hasty boy. He was always in a rush to do things. He drank his milk too fast and ended up spluttering and coughing. He gobbled his food without chewing properly and have indigestion afterwards. He left books behind at home in his haste to pack his bag. Whenever he went out of the house, he never bothered to strap on his slip-ons or if he were to wear shoes, he never tied the laces as he was always in a rush. […]
Mini and Myna were two 6-year-old, identical twin sisters. They were not just very cute looking but were quite naughty too. As the girls mostly wore similar frocks, many often mistook them for the other twin, and the little girls always had a good laugh about the same. One day it was their friend Ritu’s birthday. Ritu had brought chocolates for all her friends in the playground. That is when Mini came and asked Ritu for another piece of chocolate. “Did I not give you a chocolate already?” “No, you didn’t Ritu. You might have given it to Myna,” said Mini. Ritu not realizing that Myna had not come to the park that day, gave another chocolate to Mini. […]