If you happen to be in Thailand, stay indoors on the 13th of April or step out if you love water... and getting wet! For it’s a given that you won’t escape the water pistols, the water balloons and buckets of water as the Thais celebrate Songkran, the Thai New Year. Songkran festival is also known as Thailand water festival and is celebrated with fervour and zeal.Read More »
by Sumathi Sudhakar
Sumathi Sudhakar’s book “Paromita” is based in 19th century Bengal when revolutionary ideas were in the air. It was the time of awakening and renaissance, when people like Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar and Raja Ram Mohan Roy were at the forefront.
Let us see. Instruments such as the guitar and sitar are called stringed instruments since music is created when the strings attached to them are pulled. There are also percussion instruments such as drums and dholaks wherein sound is produced when they are beaten. A piano has characteristics of both stringed and percussion instruments.Read More »
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.