The Friday before Easter is the most solemn day for Christians - it is the day on which Jesus Christ died on the cross. This day is known as Good Friday, Holy Friday, Great Friday or Black Friday. It is 'good' because the barrier of sin was broken.Read More »
Extremely well spoken, confident and intelligent are the words that come to mind as I speak with Dana Cardoso, a 15-year old, standard IX student of Our Lady of the Rosary School, Dona Paula. In an essay competition organised by Planet J of The Navhind Times in September 2011, Dana won the first prize in the senior category.
I thought Easter was all about Easter eggs, bunnies, chicks and hot cross buns, but I was wrong. There is much more to it than just this. Here are some are strange, funny, interesting and even tasty traditions that are followed by people from around the world.Read More »
Easter is a Christian celebration of Christ’s rising, but this holiday also has pagan origins. Where did the coloured eggs, cute little bunnies, baby chicks, leg of lamb dinners, and lilies come from? They are all symbols of rebirth and the lamb was a traditional religious sacrifice.Read More »
The Easter festival not only brings along with it all the extreme festivities, but also yummy treats like the hot cross buns. Hot cross buns are extremely delicious yeast – leavened spiced buns made with ingredients like raisins and sugar-coated citrus fruits.Read More »
A fantastic new Guinness World Record was achieved on Saturday April 16, 2011, in Cortenuova, Italy, for the largest chocolate Easter egg ever. The egg was made by a company called ‘Tosca’ and the venue was ‘Le Acciaierie’, a huge shopping centre.Read More »
Karen Estrocio, a standard II student of St Michael’s School, Caranzalem, is the youngest star to feature on our pages so far. Not yet 8, this very shy and timid-looking girl recently bagged two gold medals at the All Goa Karate Do Championship, 2012.
It is said that nature is the best teacher of every living being. We study many things in the classroom but we learn many more things from nature.Read More »
In the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, the attitude of villagers towards wildlife, mainly the tiger, is very unique. Within the 800 sq km reserve, about 20 tigers, a few panthers and thousands of large herbivores, such as nilgai, sambar and wild boar, coexist with 16 villages.Read More »
THE Citadel of Ho Dynasty is located in the communes of Vinh Tien and Vinh Long in the Vinh Loc district of Vietnam. The structure was constructed under the supervision of Tran dynasty’s top mandarin, Ho Quy Ly. Ly later occupied the citadel after forcibly taking over the throne in 1400. With his rise to power began the Ho Dynasty (although short-lived) and thus the name of the citadel.Read More »