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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 […]

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It’s a vase, and it douses fire!

The nondescript, simple flower vase sitting on your side table is very handy. It’s not just a flower vase but also a fire extinguisher… yes it’s literally a fire vase!  Produced by a Samsung subsidiary called Cheil Worldwide, the vase works using an outer chamber filled with potassium carbonate that quickly cools and suppresses oxygen […]

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Western Art History

Since the beginning of human history, we have used various forms of expression to convey a message. This includes using soil, soft rocks, chalk or charcoal to make hands and faces on rocks or drawing animals to warn fellow tribe from dangers of getting attacked. The beginning of The Western Art History was The Ancient Classical […]

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More power to the sea!

Cruise ships are enigma. Imagine stories of building housing the best of amenities floating in water… and now imagine these stories powered by batteries. Yes, a cruise ship company has devised a way to let you enjoy the water sails without the guilt of wasting natural resources. The world’s first cruise ship propelled partially by […]