Tortoises are land animals with feet like elephants and turtles are water animals. They are one of the largest tortoise species in the world. […]
Once a scholar who was travelling to a town across the river, approached a boatman for a ride.
The boatman said, ‘I cannot take you now. The clouds are dark and it is going to rain.’ […]
India’s gift to the world – Yoga is one of the best ways to keep the body healthy and the mind alert. Here are some simple asana sequences for you to try.
All spiritual traditions emphasises the study of specific scriptures. In thus section, you can listen to and learn select verses from different spiritual systems.
A constellation is a group of stars making a recognisable pattern in the sky. There are 88 official constellations. Throughout the year Sun crosses 12 constellations, namely Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. This is used in western Astrology and is commonly called as Zodiac signs. Zodiac sign of a period corresponds to position of Sun among these Zodiac- Constellations. For example, if it’s Scorpio Zodiac period then Sun is in Scorpius Constellation. Depending on the month and date of your birth, you can find out your Zodiac sign! Do you know yours? […]
Cotton. The word conjures up images of white, fluffy and soft balls you want to hold against your skin. This cotton when worn as a fabric keeps one at their comfortable best. […]
It is probably a known fact that without unity there can be no strength. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells a crowd of impudent Pharisees, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.” However, the phrase gained much attention in the modern era when it was famously quoted by Abraham Lincoln in his famous nomination acceptance speech of 1858. Addressing the contentious issue of slavery in the United States, he told an audience of Republican politicians that, “a house divided against itself cannot stand”. […]
The kingdom of Vijayapura fell to bad times. The once prosperous kingdom, turned into ruins. The people slowly started moving to other towns and kingdoms seeking a better life and soon the kingdom had no inhabitants. Except mice! The mice did not move away as now the few fruit trees and the lake filled with water was solely theirs to take. […]
An elephant is literally walking on high-heeled shoes because the heel bones are raised right up inside the foot and rest on a thick pad pf fatty cartilage. […]
A man, living in the desert, owned a donkey. He earned his living by letting his donkey for hire to travellers. One day a traveller hired his donkey to travel to the city. […]
It is a delight to watch an Indian Roller in flight, with their distinctive blue feathers and aerobatic flight ‘rolls’ of males during the breeding season in the summer, from where it gets its name. […]
The oriental garden lizard is found numerous places in the world, although they do look a bit different from each other due to adaption. This garden lizard grows around 36 cm. very quick and agile in their movement they sprint from one shady area to the next. […]
Many hens lived on a farm which was situated at the bottom of a hill. There was a flat stone in a crevice at the top of the hill, where a family of eagles decided to build their nest. The mother eagle soon laid eggs in the nest.
One day a tremor occurred. This caused an eagle’s egg to roll down the hill and into the farm. The hens who saw it, decided to take care of it. Soon the egg cracked and a baby eagle was born. But the hens treated him like their own chicken. He nibbled on the scattered corn with the other chickens. He played games and ran around the farm with them. He never tried to use his wings as none of the chicks did. […]
Parul and Payal were two sisters. When their parents died, they left a blanket, a cow and a mango tree saying that the two sisters should share them.
Parul told Payal, ‘You can have the blanket in the day and I will have it in the night. You can have the front end of the cow and I will have its back end. The top part of the tree is for me and the bottom part is yours. Now we have shared the things our parents left us equally.’ […]
A distinctive bird with a white body and black neck, beak and legs, the Black Headed Ibis is primarily found in Asia till Japan and parts of Russia. They are versatile birds, and though often found in wetlands, can survive in natural and man-made habitats. […]