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Tiger tests positive for covid 19

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, and six other big cats are exhibiting symptoms consistent with the illness. The Malayan tiger, named Nadia, likely contracted the coronavirus from an infected—but unknown—asymptomatic zookeeper. The zoo has been closed to visitors since March 16. […]

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Teachers dress up as Spiderman to cheer up kids 

As children all over the world are confined to their homes due to lockdown, there are few people who try to bring some cheer to them.  Two martial arts teachers from England dressed up as Spiderman in order to cheer up the kids. The teachers named Jason Baird and Andrew Baldock were seen entertaining kids […]

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Nepal makes Yoga a school subject 

We all benefit from yoga, and why not. India is the birthplace of this amazing exercise routine. Yoga not only keeps you fit physically but also helps your mind to stay calm and composed.  Now Nepal’s government has asked students in grades four through eight to take yoga classes. The government says the classes will […]

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The power of Circles and Straight Lines! 

There is power in drawing forms in free hand. Circles. Straight lines. Sensitive lines. Curves. These are the foundation of what we call one of the most important styles of drawing: Illustration. So why is drawing a circle or a straight line, in free hand, without the use of any instrument such a big deal? […]

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Kashmir gets new domicile law 

Eight months after the Union government scrapped Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, it has changed domicile rules for the union territory and ordered that only people who fulfill the new criteria will be eligible for junior posts in the bureaucracy and the police force. Before Parliament scrapped Article 370, only those considered permanent residents of […]

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Harry Potter comes to your home 

JK Rowling wants to make it a little easier for kids, parents and teachers stuck at home due to COVID-19 to enjoy “Harry Potter,” with the author launching a website featuring a handful of school-friendly activities based on her popular book series. The new site, dubbed harrypotterathome.com, promises to “bring Hogwarts to you” via themed […]

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Covid 19: Migrants risk spreading of virus to rural areas 

A day after total lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hundreds and thousands of manual workers took to streets to go home.  What’s migrant worker A lot of people come to big cities from their villages in search of jobs and work. Most of them work as manual workers who earn daily […]

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Coronavirus: Wimbledon cancelled 

Wimbledon has been cancelled for the first time since the Second World War, with All England Club chiefs making the tough decision at an emergency board meeting.  The coronavirus pandemic has put paid to many sporting events, and The Championships are the next to fall. It was considered impossible for the tournament to be moved […]

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Alternative art supplies 

Hope all the kids and their loved ones are safe in these times. You know one of the biggest lessons we are learning so far is that in reality we are self sufficient. We as humans don’t need much to sustain and live a long and healthy life. All the materials we have around us […]

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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 […]