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Akshada Bandekar Singing for a Cause

Maria Fernandes
It all started when she was three and sang at a New Year’s party, where she floored the party-goers with her melodious voice. By the time Akshada Bandekar was 12 years old, she already had four of her own concerts, all of which were for raising funds for the poor and the needy.

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A Himalayan Holiday

I personally love and enjoy train rides. There’s something extremely fascinating about the hectic hustle and bustle that’s a trademark of every Indian station.

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Cool Firefly

Firefly is just a name. They are actually very cool insects. And they are not even flies, they are beetles. They have a way of sending out light signals every now and then.

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How Insulin was found

In 1920, Canadian surgeon Frederick Banting visited the University of Toronto to speak to John J.R. Macleod, the newly appointed head of the department of physiology. Banting had a new idea on how to find not only the cause but also treat the so-called “sugar disease” or diabetes.

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What is pitch?

Think of the last time you sang a song. Can you hear the sounds of the notes in your head? Were some of the notes higher than others, the way a squeak sounds higher than a roar?

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A Single Shard

by Linda Sue Park
Set in 12th century Korea, this book offers a glimpse into an ancient and ritualized society through the memorable and touching story of a young orphan boy and his foster father, an elderly hermit.

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Wassup

EKTA is a biennial fun-fair hosted by the parent teacher association of Sharada Mandir School. This year it was held at the Campal parade ground for two evenings-November 6 and 7, 2012 from 5.30p.m to 10p.m.The theme of Ekta’12 was ‘Sharada Mandir has talent’ and the students , teachers and even parents lived up to this.

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Saptak Banerjee: on a musical journey

By Maria Fernandes
“Music is a prayer for me,” declares Saptak Banerjee of Navy Children School, Vasco. He continues, “Every morning I start my day with the guitar. Unless I play my guitar for a few minutes, I feel incomplete.

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The perks of being a child

Ever since my little sister crawled into my world in 2008, there hasn’t been a day I haven’t laughed no matter how upset I’ve been. Each day brings me and my family so many new things to smile and laugh about.

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Writing in wax

Batik is both an art and a craft which involves decorating cloth, using wax and dye. It has been practised for centuries in Java, Indonesia and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still made here.

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