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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 […]

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Make your own colours 

How many of you raided your mom’s nail paint boxes? That was still ready made. Today we will learn to make colours of our own using natural products. Did you know in ancient times artists used to make their own paints to get that right shade of red or blue or yellow. Even in present […]

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Books: Your picks for this month

Dragonslayer: Wings of FireAuthor: Tui T. SutherlandPublisher: Scholastic Press Ivy doesn’t trust the Dragonslayer. He may be her father and the beloved ruler of Valor, but she knows he’s hiding more than the treasure from the sand dragon he killed two decades ago.  Leaf doesn’t trust dragons. They’re the reason his favorite sister, Wren, is […]

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And the award for the best tree goes to… 

It may sound weird but there’s a contest for the best tree in Europe.  A pine tree in the Czech Republic, known as the “Guardian of the Flooded Village”, has won the European Tree of the Year contest. The goal of the contest is to encourage people to appreciate and protect trees. Every year since […]

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China bans consumption and trade of wild animals 

A strict ban on the consumption and farming of wild animals is being rolled out across China in the wake of the deadly coronavirus epidemic, which is believed to have started at a wildlife market in Wuhan. China’s top legislature said it will immediately ban the trade and consumption of wild animals, in a fast-track […]

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Lego could survive for 1,300 years! 

Lego bricks are so tough they could survive in the sea for 1300 years, according to new research. And we thought only plastic was harmful! Scientists analysed blocks, made of a plastic called acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, that washed up on the coast of southwest England after being lost from a container ship that was hit by a […]

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Stay healthy during COVID-19 epidemic

The corona virus is now declared as an epidemic in India. We all need to take care to protect ourselves and contain the spread. We all need to have information on what we can do to not fall prey to the myths and marketing gimmicks. Here are a few handy tips on how we can […]

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Major sporting events cancelled or postponed due to Covid 19 

Coronovirus has shocked the world, and sports persons are no exception. While many sports events have been postponed, few committees have taken a bold decision to cancel few tournaments altogether. However, the fate of this year’s biggest sport event, Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games, is still not decided. The Japanese Olympic committee wants to go ahead […]