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From bland to realistic art

From bland to realistic art Last time we spoke about Ancient Classical Art which was predominant in Ancient Greece and Rome. This also means there were different areas of land where the civilisation were already finding different forms of expression to communicate among themselves. Coming to Medieval Art (400 – 1500 BC) Western Europe This […]

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You can’t cheat in this Monopoly

The game of Monopoly hardly ends well. There are smug winners and arrogant losers. Not to mention the defaulters and thieves. And you can never trust a banker who may slide few notes here and there. Now Hasbro has introduced Monopoly Voice Banking where the banking is controlled by an Artificial Intelligence (AI) speaker.  Players […]

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Obesity in childhood

We hear about the obesity epidemic hitting kids all over the world these days. But what does it really mean? What is Obesity? Can we look at someone who looks fatter than the rest of us and say that he or she is an obese? The answer is no. Obesity has got nothing to do […]

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Listings: Spend some quality time with your kids…

What:Letter from Hogwarts- Harry Potter Painting Party!When: Sat, 3 Aug 11:00AM – 2:00PMWhere: Doolally Taproom – Khar, MumbaiBy: Kshama Thakkar For: 7-14 age group Cost: Rs 1500Detailed Info: https://www.eventshigh.com/detail/mumbai/acd4aabdaa12a0234935379d8da0ccf8-letter-from-hogwarts-harry-potter What: The Speech And Drama Certificate CourseWhen: 31st July onwardsWhere: Kemps Corner Tardeo, Colaba, Ghatkopar, Chembur, Andheri, JuhuBy: Ace Productions For: 4-13 age groupDetailed Info: https://aceproductions.in/workshops/Or Call on 9320130013 or […]

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Your July picks are here!

The Extraordinary Life of Neil ArmstrongWriter: Martin HowardIllustrator: Freda ChiuPublisher: PuffinPrice: Rs 350A self-confessed ‘white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer’ Neil Armstrong became the most famous man on the planet when he walked on the moon in 1969. This concise but information-packed biography provides the background to his life, from his birth in Ohio in […]

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Meet Huggable, your friend at hospital

They are gloomy and boring. Hospitals are the last place we want to be, but there are many kids who have to visit a hospital sometimes, and for those not-so-fun days there’s Huggable. Using a robotic teddy bear, scientists have shown that social robots can boost the mood among hospitalised children and help them cope […]

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More than 100,000 solar panels to hail Apollo moon landing

Different agencies and organisations are celebrating 50 years anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing in their own special way, but Google definitely has a way for celebrations. The web company’s Mao team has designed portrait of Apollo program lead software engineer, Margaret Hamilton, using reflective solar panels and the light of the Moon. The portrait […]

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You think you can dance? So does this cockatoo!

A dance sensation has taken YouTube by storm, and it’s not human. Snowball, the sulphur-crested cockatoo broke big on YouTube in 2007 for his toe-tapping, head-bobbing performance to the Backstreet Boys’ “Everybody.” And is back in news because scientists think parrots and humans share the tendency to gyrate to music. The issue of Current Biology […]

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The evolution of drawings in art

We talked about introduction to the Ancient Art world. How communication started much before the languages were used to express thoughts and feelings. During this time there were no borders drawn in land to differentiate you from me. We were all living on earth trying to make sense of our surroundings and being one with […]

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Toys are forever!

What works for Toy Story 4 is that you need not even have watched the previous films to enjoy this one. The last Toy Story film ended with a grown-up Andy giving his toys away to a little girl named Bonnie. Woody (actor Tom Hanks), however, is no longer the favorite toy. Bonnie makes a […]