Savitha and Gopal earned their living by ironing people’s clothes. They had a cart under a neem tree in the neighbourhood where they did the ironing. In the morning, the couple would set out of their house with their lunch bags. While Gopal heated the coal and got the iron box ready, Savitha would go the houses in the neighbourhood and collect the clothes to be ironed. They did this for almost every house in the neighbourhod. Gopal and Savitha worked hard from morning till evening.
Every evening after counting out the day’s earnings, Savitha would keep aside ten rupees in a plastic container. She kept this on a shelf above her kitchen stove. Gopal would tease her about it, ‘What can you do with ten rupees?’ […]


One of the reasons why your child may have picky eating problems is he/she has something called Sensory Processing Disorder. For ease of reading, let us call these kids as sensory kids. Kids who are picky eaters at a very young age tend to remain so as they grow up into adulthood. […]


One horned rhinoceros use their dung to announce to their fellow Rhinos where they have been and to also mark their home range. Rhino’s also come back to the same spot to defecate everyday, thereby helping nearly 25 species of plants to germinate and thrive on the forest floor. Interestingly, nearly 18 out of this 25 plant species depend entirely on the Rhinos to germinate. […]


The Oriental Honey Buzzard is a resident raptor of the Indian subcontinent in South India and can migrate to Siberia and Central Asia in summer in North India, inhabiting woodlands of various climatic types, preferring broad leaved forest. They are found in a large range of habitats, from India to South Asia to China and Siberia. […]


‘My train is old and shabby. Your brand new one is awesome, Mahesh. I wish I could get a new one too.’ Gautham and Mahesh were playing in Gautham’s house. Mahesh told him, ‘your parents will get one if your old train is broken. I got mine the same way.’ […]


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.


Mrs. Mala, nutritionist at iSPARK Studio shares with you some very useful tips on understanding different types of foods and how they help us.


The first thing that would come to your mind while reading the title, would be a clock or a watch and the numbers on it. Have you ever wondered how these numbers and figures came to be? […]


Energy plays a vital role in almost all spheres of development and progress such as communication, transport, healthcare, food and agriculture. The socio-economic progress of any country is based on its industrial and agricultural activities which in turn are heavily dependent on energy resources. […]


School can sometimes be too stressful for us. We are tested constantly, we have to memorise facts and some of us try to memorise study material one night before tests. At times, as teachers we feel overwhelmed too while dealing with kids that struggle to memorise things. We do not know how to best help the kids in our classroom.  Tests after tests it feels like when is this cramming of facts going to stop. […]


Raghu made and sold baskets for a living. He was all alone in the world except for his old cow and a rabbit. Raghu was also growing old and weak and he could not make as many baskets as he once could. So his earnings had dropped and they were living poorly. […]