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Mavis Rodrigues: A Wor(l)d of Colours

Maria Fernandes
Extremely creative, artistic, intelligent, very well spoken and confident are the adjectives that best describe 16-year old Mavis Rodrigues, a student of Our Lady of Rosary School, Dona Paula. Having appeared for her standard X examination she is now eagerly awaiting her results and admits to being, “a little nervous”.

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Chilling in Ooty

If you are looking out for a pleasant holiday with a frigid climate then Ooty,  is the right place for you. Ooty which is the short form of Ootacamund is located in Tamil Nadu and is the capital of the district of Nilgiris.

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Phones That Curl

Cell phones have sure come a long way since the first 1.150 kg monster was unveiled just 40 years ago. Thanks to innovative companies like Apple Inc., we have evolved from keypad to touch-screen.

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Goodnight Mister Tom

by Michelle Magorian
Reading a novel set in World War 2 is definitely not my cup of tea and I am sure most of you would also find it boring, right? I mean, I don’t blame you, I probably would too. However, Goodnight Mister Tom is definitely not the stereotype and is actually a really touching story.

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Monte San Giorgio

THE wooded mountain of Monte San Giorgio is located in Switzerland. It lies next to Lake Lugano and is known for its distinct pyramid-like shape. While the Swiss side was added to
the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2003, the Italian portion was included as an extension in 2010.

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First Sermon

On his first day as the village’s imam, Nasreddin Hodja was seated on the raised bench, preparing to give his sermon.

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Nigel Souza: Music Unlimited

Maria Fernandes
Coming from a family of musicians, 15-year old Nigel Souza has music in his blood.
“My great grandfather Dr Alexio D’Costa from Curtorim was a doctor and a music composer and his sons Jose and Flavian played the violin and the piano respectively,” he says with pride, explaining his family history a little. Continuing further he says,

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In the City of Entertainment

Kuala Lumpur or KL as it is mostly called is more than just a city. It is ultra modern and yet historic temples, mosques and street side shops and restaurants all exist side by side.

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Fire ice

Imagine lighting a fire to a hard-packed snowball or the mud deep inside the ocean bed. While that may sound impossible, it is not only feasible, but the government of Japan believes that they can use this energy to fuel the entire country, for at least a decade.

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