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When a Virus Changed History

Gripped as we all are, in an extraordinary crisis – fearful and yet hopeful – I am reminded of an episode when a Virus changed the course of History. The year is 1521. The setting is the ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City). Hernán Cortés, a Spanish conquistador has set out to conquer […]

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Virtual galleries and museums at the click of the mouse 

Yes we are locked down. Yes we can’t go out for fun and visits. But no, it doesn’t mean you can’t see the world. In view of the closing down of all the museums and crowded places, there are many establishments which have made virtual visits possible. You can simply go to their websites and […]

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Finally, Mickey gets his own ride! 

Ever visited a Disney Park and wondered where is that Mickey ride? Yes, you guessed it right. Despite being Disney’s official mascot for more than 90 years, Mickey Mouse never had his own ride at any of the company’s theme parks.  But that’s going to change now.  Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway ride was unveiled […]

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Holi colours have deeper meaning 

A festival where we can throw colours and water on our friends and loved ones! Yes please…This is the best festival ever! Celebration of life Holi is a celebration of overcoming your fears or turning of negativity to positivity in life, whether it’s mending relationships, victory of good over evil, end of winter season over […]

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Facts: Know more about leap year

Some fun facts about leap year The month of February in 2020 has 29 days. While the reason behind the extra day, called a leap day, is purely astronomical, there are many interesting traditions, facts and beliefs associated with February 29. One solar year is 365 and a quarter days long (around 365.242 days). Every […]

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Anime lovers, this is for you! 

The ethereal world of Hayao Miyazaki is coming on Netflix. Yes, you read it right. Nothing can be better than this for the fans of anime movies and Japanese director Miyazaki. The beloved collection of 21 animated films is filled with life lessons relevant to our day and age, and are family favourites around the […]

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Toy Story 4 brings 10ths Oscar to Pixar 

The fans of Toy Story are in for a cheer. “Toy Story 4” has won the Academy Award for best animated feature film for Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera — a decade after “Toy Story 3” took the prize. It’s the 10th Pixar title to take an Oscar since the category was created […]

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Facts you didn’t know about Oscars 

As the nominees for Oscar awards are announced, let’s take a look at some interesting facts about this most sought-after Cinema trophy. The first Academy Awards, which took place at a private dinner for about 270 people, were presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles, California. Oscar Awards formal name is Academy […]

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Padma Awards: An ode to unsung heroes 

Every year, the President confers India’s highest honours on people who have done something extraordinary or have contributed to their field of work, and made the country proud. Padma Awards are given to civilians for their contributions to the country and are divided in three categories. Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. (Read more […]

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Listings: Have a fun week ahead

What: Krazy Kids Run When: Sunday, 2nd February 2020 | 6AM-12PM Where: Mira Road, Mira Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra 401107, Virar, India By: Krazy Kids Run For: 5-15 age group Cost: Rs 500 onwards Detailed Info: https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=200018495989932 What: 3D Hot Air Balloon Craft Workshop For Kids When: Saturday, 8th February 2020 | 11AM Where: Mcubed Library, […]