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Planet J’s Heritage Tour of Panaji

Did you know that the present Main Post Office is located in a square known as the Tobacco Square and the arched house opposite the GPO called the ‘Casa Moeda’, was used by the Portuguese government to mint its currency for a short period from 1834 to 1841?

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Daredevil Driver

Fernando Alonso was born on July 29, 1981, in Oviedo, Spain. He started riding karts when he was three years old. From a junior regional champion, Alonso went a level up and won two different regional championships when he was just nine.

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Podcars in Amritsar

The Punjab government has begun work on the world’s largest urban Passenger Rapid Transport system in Amritsar. The system will feature ultra-pods, electric battery powered vehicles that can comfortably carry four passengers as well as their luggage.

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World’s Smallest Frog

Not very long back researchers found what they believed to be the world’s smallest vertebrate ever. This little creature was discovered when scientists took a few leaves from the forest floor in Papua New Guinea and tossed them in a bag.

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Arthitha Ravidran: Making the right moves

by Maria Fernandes
Smart, down-to-earth and with a sparkle in her eyes that lights up not only her face but everything around her, Arthitha Ravidran, a 14-year old, standard IX student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Verem, is a pleasure to meet.

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Holidays are here

Exams are finally over and all of us can heave a sigh of relief. Even parents are feeling and looking relaxed along with their children. Of course the temperate is rising but it doesn’t matter much because the holidays are finally here!

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Thailand’s Water Festival

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.

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“Paromita”

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.

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HOW does a piano produce music?

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.

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