Category "Back to the Future"

5Feb2019

Gandhiji made the spinning wheel and Khadi famous. Even today, when we think of Gandhiji, the image of him sitting in front of the spinning wheel with is his legs folded under him, one hand on the wheel and one hand twirling the thread, comes to mind. Gandhiji also used the spinning wheel as a symbol of the Indian Independence Movement and included it on the Flag of India. […]

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31Dec2018

Fibonacci numbers in mathematics, are the numbers making up a series of numbers called the Fibonacci sequence. The sequence is characterized by the fact that every number after the first two, is the sum of the two preceding ones. […]

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14Nov2018

Ask any child about his/her favourite board game and the answer is bound to be ‘Snakes and Ladders.’ This all-time favourite board game originated in our very own country. In fact, India is responsible for giving to the world many board games including Ludo. Of course they were originally called by different names. […]

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11Oct2018

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! […]

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1Oct2018

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. […]

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6Aug2018

Every day when you button up your school uniform, do you wonder how buttons came into existence? Who first thought about this simple yet handy way to hold clothes together? […]

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4Jul2018

Every time we get into our car, what is the entertainment we reach out for? The radio. With umpteen number of channels to choose from, a long and tedious drive becomes shorter and a stressful day turns relaxing. […]

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