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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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A Medal for Leroy

This book is inspired by the true story of Walter Tull, the first black combat officer in the British army. It is a beautiful and moving story, simply told, about loss and grief, racism, and secret lives.

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Keeping Warm

Think of a flamingo. What comes to mind? A pretty pink bird, and of course it’s most famous characteristic of standing on one leg in water!
Nobody knows exactly why flamingos like standing on just one leg so much, but scientists have a couple of ideas.

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The Way of Hand and Foot

Taekwondo is a form of martial arts that originates from Korea. The word Taekwondo is often translated as ‘the way of hand and foot’. It is known for its fast, high, and spinning kicks. It was added as a sport to the Summer Olympic Games in 2000.

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The Navhind Times dance workshop

200 youngsters between the ages of 4 and 16 are learning to dance under the guidance of instructors from the Shiamak Davar Institute of Performing Arts, led by famed Bollywood choreographer and the man who is credited with having changed the style of dance in the Indian film industry, Shiamak Davar.

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Kenneth DaSilva: Colourful strokes

by Maria Fernandes
“I won my first ever prize, in the Navhind Times, ‘Junior Art Space’ at the age of seven, after which I have been regularly contributing to the junior and later the senior art space,” remininsces 15-year old, Kenneth DaSilva.

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Moonlight treak

Goa is a beautiful state! It is filled with nature’s bounty. It is a dream destination for many tourists and has got some of the best beaches, waterfalls, heritage sites, sanctuaries, spice plantations etc, which people from all over flock to see.

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Brother

The world is a great place to live
Where dreams and memories you weave.
These are woven with your own people and other And the most lovable of them all are with your brother.

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