Matilda, written by the well-known author Roald Dahl is a children’s novel. Matilda is a kind of novel which can attract kids easily as it depicts the little girl Matilda, the main protagonist as a clever and nimble-witted girl.
Mobile technology has been the most effective medium in this century which has not only eased our way of living but also has created a lot of opportunities for us to learn. Check out the top five must have educational apps for your smartphones to make learning easier and interesting.
All the proud Indians out there! This is something that will make you prouder!
If illustration sounds cool to you, you should meet the people who do it. Amandeep Singh is a European illustrator with Indian ancestry, whose illustrations are a fusion of pop culture and historical art- and they're just mind blowing!
‘The solar system consists of the sun and its nine planets.’ All of us read this statement in our schools in a chapter named ‘The Solar System’. And then, all of a sudden, in the year 2006, this became false when Pluto was demoted from ‘planethood’ and put under the category of dwarf planets.
TELEGRAM, this once fast and furious fellow had long retired from the public life giving way to worthy successors. Now that the iconic telegram is no more we salute a life well lived.
Named among the Great American Novels, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, an American classic novel was written by the famous author Mark Twain. It is an incredible book full of adventures relating to real life and it also teaches how we can tackle situations in times of crisis.
"Life is beautiful," they say. True!! The real joy of living is when you let your life take the shape it wants to. Live a life free of limitations, free of fears, free of restrictions. One life it is, that we have!! Live it!!
India's First World Heritage City, Ahmedabad's nomination as a city exemplifying 'living heritage' was unanimously supported by at least 20 countries. Let's get to know the story of Ahmedabad.
We all know the question that follows 'Who is the fairest one of all?' This question didn't worry only the evil queen in Snow White story. You will now find out that the world is not fair enough !!
An absolutely astounding young adult movie ‘Ten things I hate about you’, may seem like a clichéd high school ‘chick flick’ movie, but it is certainly a lot more than that.
'If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can't hear them anymore.' She went far. Farther than they could reach her.
Come let's see the brilliance in the minds of ancient Indians and the wealth of knowledge India housed long long ago.
One full package containing mystery, adventure, magic, amazing story, battles and moral, "The Hobbit" is among the most loved fantasy novels we have in the racks. Come and get lost in the world of The Hobbit.
A city with incalculable landmarks on one hand and a world class airplane terminal and metro on the other, Delhi is significantly more than only a city of adoration.
Life, they say, is a journey. You will see both ups and downs, good and bad, happiness and grief. But nothing is permanent. Good things will always have a place in our life. It is just a matter of time.
Very often we see kids with sullen faces looking utterly bored. It's ironical seeing the amount of time they spend before the screen, big or small. And this is true about most if not all. What is the other name for the small screen especially when we talk of it in disdain?
Fantasy in its best form. The Harry Potter series has allured each one of us. 20 years and still the best fantasy novel series in the world, Harry Potter has become the best part of our childhood memories. The books have left the world enchanted and will for sure, cast their spell over the years to come.
Electrical energy is the most versatile energy on the planet with its fascinating nature and facts imbibed. Here are 20 facts about the electrical energy that you should know.
The world has seen several ups and downs from time to time. Things have gone down to an extent that it seemed the world might end but we recovered. Similar was The Great Depression that took place in the 1930s. Precisely, it began in 1929 and ended in the late 1930s. Yes! A whole decade! But what was The Great Depression?
What is the biggest thing you can think of? The universe? All right. Have you ever wondered what the origin of this vast universe was?
We often fail to realize the importance of healthy living. We neglect our health and health related issues to such a great extent that we don't realize the impact till we start facing problems. So it is always important to be aware and gain knowledge about health and healthy living from all sources available.
All of us, the people of India are surely acquainted with the name “Panchatantra” and most of us have read Panchatantra fables in our childhood. It is believed to have been written by a great scholar knows as Pandit Vishnu Sharma. Let's get a quick idea about the most loved Panchatantra.
Hyderabad (or Bhagyanagar) is right now the capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It has got its history from various dynasties that ruled it, as Qutub Shahis, Mughals, and the Nizams.
A list of movies you can watch that will not just improve your vocabulary, but also serve as great story-tellers that you can spend time with before you get back to Clash Royale or pick up your cricket bat and head to the street.
Our life today would have been quite different if it weren’t for the huge number of discoveries and inventions in the field of science. Various contributions of different scientists to this world have influenced our way of life in one form or the other. So lets find out more about few great scientists.
Once a farmer had many fields He ploughed hard and got large yields His heart danced when his crop he glanced. But his heart missed beats When he saw wings and beaks Break into his lands He held his head in hands. He knit his brow and brought a scarecrow In vain, he complained To … Continue reading Birds of a Feather
An unexpected visitor at the window wakes up Tom, but why is he afraid to greet his late night visitor?
Sun, the most prominent one in the Solar system, is one of the greatest sources of energy. With the gigantic population on earth that is increasing at an alarming rate, there is a dearth of energy and resources to suffice the needs. And that is when the mighty Sun comes to our rescue.
Alien Hand Syndrome sounds like a funny name for a disorder in humans but it is the most intriguing one! The term alien means something that is foreign and does not belong to oneself.
Very few books manage to leave an everlasting impression in the minds of the readers. The old man and the Sea manages to do it well on many levels. Written in 1951 and published in 1952, the book is considered to be one of the best classics ever written along with his A Farewell to Arms, The Sun also Rises and For whom the Bell Tolls.
India has always been a full of talent. Be it science or mathematics or literature, we can find texts of any genre preserved since ages. Some texts are such that we don’t even know of which period they come from.
And Then There Were None’ is a film adaptation of Agatha Christie's best-selling mystery novel of the same name, directed by René Clair. Even after being one of the best thriller movies ever made, this movie has got its fair share of criticisms. Yet its eccentric plotline has made it be one of the best ones in the genre.
The "Evening Star" by Edgar Allan Poe, is a beautiful poem that describes the evening star in the distant sky that shines amidst the dark clouds on cold nights, making the poet enjoy its beauty and admire it from the distant land.
Communication is definitely a way of life. And, language being the mode to communicate, it plays an important role in our life. We all learn the languages that we listen to more often and tend to speak those languages only. But have you ever wondered how many languages actually are spoken in this world?
Cosmopolitan Durban, South Africa's third-biggest city, is now and again disregarded for her "cooler" Capetonian, cousin. Be that as it may, this isn't reasonable; there's significantly more to carefree Durbs than meets the eye.
The beauty of a woman lies not in her looks but in her courage, is what acid attack survivor Lakshmi has proved to the world. This 24 years old braveheart is an inspiration to many women who have become victims of the malicious acts of some ruthless people. But Lakshmi does not consider herself as a victim but she has emerged as a fighter.
Once we reach puberty, there are certain changes which happen in our body and signal towards our maturity. Different types of hormones are released which cause these changes. It feels awkward to experience these transformations in our body, but we should welcome them since it shows that we are healthy and hormones are released timely.
Someone reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer might be familiar with the character of Tom Sawyer from another novel by Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Mark wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in 1876.
The revolution in electronics brought by VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) leads us to the stage where we make a powerful computer that fits in our palm. This category of computers is called as ‘Single Board Computers’. Read to find out more !!
Grandparents Are Special. Near Us Or Far Away, They Will Always Be In Our Heart.
'The City that never Sleeps', 'The City of Dreams' and 'The City of Seven Islands' are only a couple of the designations used to portray the great city of Mumbai. This capital city of Maharashtra and monetary capital of India is multi-dimensional and gives a great deal of intriguing encounters.
History has always been unknown. All that we know is because of books or the artifacts discovered. These two things are responsible for all the conclusions we have drawn, ranging from which emperor ruled in which year to what food people used to consume in a specific period. But these are all just assumptions.
The poem “Wandering Singers” by Sarojini Naidu is about the band of folk singers who wander from town to town and from village to village to spread the message of love through their singing.
Ages back, when medical science was still taking its baby steps, people were totally unaware of the reason for their illness and the medication that was required to cure it. With the development in medical research, the identification of the cause of the diseases became possible. But the task of identifying the right medication was still an uphill struggle.
Most parents and students have misconstrued the concept of student life. For us, sitting in front of a table with stacks of books and mugging things up is the best strategy to shine brighter. Therefore, most of the students remain behind closed doors with sheets of papers as their only companion, oblivious of the outer world.
The Book thief is an American-German movie directed by Brian Percival. This movie is based on the novel of the same name by Marcus Zusak. Based on the backdrop of World War 2, it gives us a glimpse of the condition of Nazi Germany through the eyes of eleven-year-old Liesel Meminger. The most remarkable thing about this book is that its narration has been done by “death”, which has been personified as an entity. This vivid concept in itself reflects the authenticity of the movie.
An incredible work of fiction that has won the “New York Times Bestselling” young adult novel, Stormbreaker is a splendid novel with an exceptional story. It holds many unanticipated surprises that are enough to bewilder the young readers.
Bullying is something which is feared by everyone regardless of their age. We all face emotional or physical bullying at some point or the other in our lives. The goal is to either stop the bullying or handle it in such a way that it doesn't change us for the worse.
A series of war in the name of religion was called upon by the popes, the first one occurring in 1096 AD. These series of wars we named “The Crusades.”
In its 150 years, Vancouver has developed into a cosmopolitan city settled in nature. Appreciate the snow-topped mountains, waterfront woods, cityside shorelines, Olympic history and the world's most astounding suspension connect. With its beautiful perspectives, gentle atmosphere, and agreeable people, Vancouver is referred to the world over as both a well-known vacation destination and one of the best places to live.
The world is full of interesting beings and intriguing facts that you did not know. There exist so may beguiling things in this world, that you would be amazed to read about them. So here are 10 interesting facts you probably didn't know and will find it hard to believe when you read them.
Technology and its developments have always left humans amazed and have at all stages proved to be commodious. The most productive invention of this century has been the smartphone. The smartphone that comes with a caboodle of great specifications, the high-quality cameras, wifi, the umpteen applications that can be installed, all of them making the world so small to fit in our palm.
"There is no friend as loyal as a book". A good book always guides us to become a better person and gives us company at all times.
Every kid is fascinated and attracted to the glittery night sky as it is studded with innumerable stars that shine and twinkle as if smiling at the world. The urge to get hold of a star or see them closely captivates children from a very young age. So was the first Indian woman astronaut Kalpana Chawla.
Children, and teenagers to be more specific, often face difficulty in controlling and balancing their emotions. Dullness, hopelessness, and lack of motivation are some symptoms that should not be neglected as they could be the early stages of depression in children.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the third book of the seven book series of "The Chronicles of Narnia" written by C.S. Lewis. Lewis has been a prominent children’s writer with his most loved book being "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe".
India experienced a tragic day on April 13, 1919. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, a horrific event in the Indian history that took away the lives of hundreds of innocent people, who gathered to fight for the independence of their nation.
A land of beauty, divinity, and diversity, India, is known for its picturesque landscape and its cultural heritage. A land where godliness and humanity are unified to make a harmonious existence, the poet Sowmya Garimella, describes Mother India as the most elegant one in the whole wide universe.
Named as the 'City of Joy', the 'Social capital of India', Kolkata is a city with character and remainders of British Raj unmistakable in its Victorian style design, cable cars and the classification of the place.
Physics and space are always fascinating as they make us realize that there are so many things that are beyond our imagination and reach. They help us see how massive the world really is. One of the topics that is bewildering and captivating would be that of wormholes. Sounds like a funny name, doesn't it? Holes caused by worms?
Health and food are correlated. Good food ensures good health that helps us lead a happy and active life. Children usually don't understand the importance of eating healthy food and so often lack proper nutrition. So here are some tasty yet healthy substitutes of some the most preferred but not so healthy food.
An exemplary book on Julius Caesar, named "Emperor-Gates of Rome" by Conn Iggulden, captures the early life of Julius Caesar in the most animated and illustrious fashion and provides fodder to all sorts of imagination.
A land deal between the United States and France, in which the U.S. acquired approximately 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million, the Louisiana purchase is an event in history that is worth reading.
The poem "The Road not taken" by Robert Frost talks about the stupefaction one experiences when he needs to make a decision and choose the best of the two options in front of him. A masterly piece of work by Robert Frost, this is among the most famous poems of the olden times.
Telling a vital spot at the juncture of the Rhône and the Saône Rivers, Lyon has been tricking individuals as far back as the Romans named it Lugdunum in 43 BC. Business, mechanical and managing an account powerhouse for as long as 500 years, Lyon is France's third biggest city and offers today's urban travelers an abundance of tempting encounters.
The evolution of computers from ENIAC to the extremely portable laptop has made computing an everyday task. The then used vacuum diodes became extremely heated that diodes had to be replaced after every hour or less. With a little improvement, lifespan was increased to about a day or two but heating was the major obstacle being faced by computer engineers.
HIV has been one of the most dangerous diseases known to humans. The fact that the virus weakens one's immunity system if tested positive makes people petrified. Here are 10 facts we need to know about HIV.
The world's first favorite and most trusted mobile phones were the Nokia handsets. The brand Nokia which was once the leader and a giant in the world of mobile phones is now nowhere in the competition. Is the company getting ready for a comeback?
The "International Children's Book Day" is celebrated on the 2nd of April, to promote and celebrate the love for reading and the love for children's books. There are many wonderful children's books written by some truly amazing writers, that children must read.
A biographical-war-thriller film, which in itself is remarkable, the movie, "The Imitation Game" is loosely based on a real-life occurrence in the life of mathematician, Alan Turing.
The story of a man who never gave up despite failing many times in his life. His zeal to become successful is what made him famous worldwide giving everyone the taste of his success in the form of the spicy KFC Chicken.
There are a lot of teens who suffer from social anxiety disorder but they are never able to identify or treat it.
For all the children out there who are heads over heels in love with the genre horror and who would love to read books filled with spooky and spine-chilling incidents, Goosebumps series is the best choice ever.
The army is the supporting pillar of our country without which it won’t be able to stand properly. The army men sacrifice their sleep for ours and make us feel secure. Here we will be mentioning one such army man who is somewhat different.
"At a plain, black well-pump in the small southern town of Tuscumbia, Alabama, one of the world's great miracles took place. It began one bright, spring day in 1887. Puffy white clouds floated overhead on a background of blue, while birds fluttered through oaks and maples and flowers burst forth from the fertile soil in an array of colors—all unheard and unseen by a pretty girl of seven."
The gateway to one of the seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu, it is little wonder that Cusco is a very popular tourist destination. Whether you are a first time or a seasoned traveler, there is so much to do and enjoy here.
Who doesn't love a good, soft donut? Some loved theirs with a chocolate glaze and some like it with a sugar glaze and the adventurous ones like it chocolate filled! But have you ever thought how are donuts made at a large scale?
Food...a word that is complete in itself. A word that needs no explanation. A word that each and everyone has their own way of defining. Something that makes you forget the world, your loneliness, that is a part of each and every aspect of our life, and where everyone has a favorite.
Love playing with toys? Want to go back to playschool? Remember the blocks with which you made tiny houses as a kid?
While fiction and fantasy lure children more than others, Sci-Fi is one category of movies that is everyone's favorite. Right from the time Sci-Fi movies have come out, people have loved them to the core and can't just miss watching any new movie that releases. Here are some Sci-Fi movies that you must watch !!
Inspiration plays a great role in giving us a push in our life to do even the most difficult things. Inspiration is something that is taken from people around us, who are just like us but take that one brave step that makes them stand out of the crowd. Here are few such people who will inspire you greatly.
There are ads on TV about oils that have less cholesterol and how some can even help reduce the cholesterol. But isn't cholesterol present in oil? Then how can oil reduce something present in it? Let's take a closer look at what cholesterol really is.
Life in the city is fast and comfortable that we often take for granted the facilities and benefits it provides. Thul, a village on the western coast of India existed on the map but it was brought to existence by none other than award-winning author Anita Desai who bases her story of struggle, survival and hope through the life of Lila and Hari.
Our country has seen numerous freedom fighters who put in all their might to fight against the English and give us a free India. One such man who was an active participant in the freedom struggle was Jyotirao Govindrao Phule. A Brief Summary of his Early Life Jyotirao was born on 11 April 1827 in … Continue reading Mahatma Jyotirao Phule
A city known for its energetic hues, limit roads clamoring with life and to top it all, its noteworthy landmarks that brag of its magnificent past, gallantry, and valor of Rajput lords, otherwise called the 'Pink City'.
When the world was formed, there were two types of energy- Matter and anti-matter. A matter is made up of atoms that have subatomic particles with charges: electrons (-ve), protons (+ve) and neutrons (neutral). The electrons orbit around the nucleus of the atom. Antimatter is the mirror image of matter. Thus, it is exactly the … Continue reading 10 facts about Antimatter
Just like India, America too, at one point of time was ruled over by Britain. These English men have ruled over several countries wherever they could, establishing their supremacy and abandoning the country of its resources to make their own nation rich.
A contestant which by its extremely name made a considerable measure of destruction, interest, fear and alleviation to the individuals who needed something new and engaging, something strong and astounding. Telephone by Google guaranteed to give us an all new cell phone understanding through Google Pixel. Find out more.
A man of character and strength, a preacher of truth and peace, an epitome of humanity and values, Swami Vivekananda has, at all times, and in all his talks thought us the true essence of life. Read on to find out some of his invaluable teachings.
The most hackneyed phrase of all times is “Health is Wealth”. We got so familiar with this saying that we often spell it literally rather than understand the figurative rationale behind this cliche.
A novel full of humor, adventure, magic and the most important of all good lessons and morals, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz can be considered a must read for young children as it brings out the message of loyalty, friendship, and kindness.
The "Festival of Festivals" celebrated every year from 1st to 10th December, the Hornbill Festival is the kind of celebration that depicts the rich culture and heritage of Nagaland.
A French ruler who believed in making his own fortune and shaping the way of his life, Napoleon Bonaparte is a person who rose to prominence and etched his name in the history of French Revolution.
Celebrating the womanhood.
What is it that makes Indian Navy such a formidable and mighty force? Let’s have a look at the aircraft carriers that make up the lion’s share of the Indian Navy.
One of the oldest cities in India, housing one of the 7 wonders of the world, Agra welcomes its visitors with a mix of history and heritage topped with the beauty of its age-old monuments.
Our body and health often undergo a lot of changes and react to various things in a way that we usually don't understand and hence ignore them. But it is sometimes risky to ignore certain symptoms that might turn into bigger problems at a later stage.
Space, the home for the zillion stars, planets and galaxies has many stories hidden behind its glitter. Revealing those hidden facts about the numerous elements is space has been of great interest to us humans. So let us find out some interesting facts about Venus, the brightest planet in the sky.
The driving power behind all the electronic gadgets is a computer. But not the regular computer you use at home or in school, but it is a small computer which can easily fit in your pocket. It is the Microcontroller. Though micro-sized, it has the capacity to control big things.