Category: People & Places

  • Christ The Redeemer

    Christ The Redeemer

    An icon of Rio de Janeiro.. Symbol of Brazilian Christianity.. Part of new seven wonders of the world.. This statue stands tall at the Corcovado Mountain near the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.  In Portuguese it is known as Cristo Redentor. You must be wondering what is so great about the statue. The greatness of the […]

  • George Washington

    George Washington

    The patriot army was an army of misfits. They were not formally trained, did not have enough weapons, their number far lesser than the British army. But they had their charismatic captain who was the saviour. This tall man standing at more than six feet had fought the French and Indian war with the British. […]

  • What is a Harbour?

    What is a Harbour?

    A harbor, harbour or a haven is a place to take shelter or refuge from difficult weather or any other danger. Usually it is used as a safe place for ships, boats or barges. Sometimes harbors are confused with ports or docks. A port is a safe place for vessels and it is equipped for loading […]

  • The Iron Lady of France – Eiffel Tower

    The Iron Lady of France – Eiffel Tower

    Hundred years after the french revolution, a World Fair – Exposition Universelle – was organised in France in 1889.  In 1887, it was decided that there should be a landmark for the celebrations in the memory of the 100th anniversary of the French republic. The structure was to be built as an arch entrance to […]

  • Swimming in a Sea of Fire

    Swimming in a Sea of Fire

    It was so dark all around that Hazel could barely see her feet. Stars twinkled in the moonless sky like diamond dust. Her dad pulled her aside as a low mangrove branch brushed the top of her head. Their boat quietly sailed through the dark waters. In contrast, her fingers tingled with excitement. She was […]

  • Who was Helen Keller?

    Who was Helen Keller?

    Long time ago, a girl named Helen was born to very loving parents. She was a beautiful and fun loving child. When she was around 2 years old, she came down with a severe illness. Her parents did everything they could to save her. Helen survived but she lost her eyesight and the power to […]

  • Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty

    Think of New York and you will definitely think of the Statue of Liberty, which found her home on the Liberty island more than 100 years ago. Was the statue built here on the island? What is its importance in history? Okay! The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of America’s freedom, the country’s liberty. On […]

  • Mummies – Ghosts Of The Past

    Mummies – Ghosts Of The Past

    Are mummies really ghosts of the past? Well, not at all. The pictures of mummies might look a little scary, and many movies project them as haunted, but there is nothing to be afraid of them. In fact, mummies are really helpful to us.  Mummies are bodies of an animal or human preserved for many years. They […]

  • Whale Hunting Halts in Japan

    Whale Hunting Halts in Japan

    After a clash between the anti-whaling protesters and the Japanese Whalers, Japan has ordered a halt to the whaling activities. Whaling is hunting of the whales and Whalers are the people who hunt whales. In Japan this started almost 900 years ago. In 1986, the  International Whaling Commission (IWC) prohibited anyone from hunting the whales. Japan continued to do […]

  • Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer born on 15 February 1564. He was born in Pisa, Italy. He was a  brilliant scientist of the 17th century. His contributions to science and astronomy are immense. His discoveries are used as fundamentals in physics and astronomy. In  ancient Greek,  Aristotle was a famous scientist. His theories taught that heavier things fall faster […]

  • Who Is A Dentist?

    Who Is A Dentist?

    Who is a dentist? Maybe an artist? The one who works on your teeth, When something  goes wrong. And in pain you wreath. A dentist fixes it with his tong. Using a mirror, so he can see clearer! He tells you not to rush, When you brush brush brush. Says, that will keep your teeth shining And […]

  • Look Out – Nature is Leaking!

    Look Out – Nature is Leaking!

    Cold air from below hit him right away. On such a warm day, it should have felt good. Yet thirteen-year old Quint shuddered as he stepped into the tiny hole they had dug in the rocks. Sliding down the rope, he hoped the darkness would mask his fear. But nothing prepared him for what lay […]

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