Its time to visit some wacky Indian museums, as we celebrate World Museum Day (May 18th).
INS Submarine Museum
The INS Kursura was Indias 4th submarine, and was decomissioned after 31 years of service. Later, it was preserved as a museum for public in Visakhapatnam. It is the first submarine that has been turned into a museum in Asia, and the second in the world.
Fossil Park Museum
The Fossil Museum in Sirmaur district of H.P. is a unique...
Let us check out some creepy and funny looking birds in the world, and why we call them creepy or strange.
The Great White Pelicans have massive jaws and swallow big birds in no time. You can easily see a lot of Great White Pelicans in the London park. Strange: They swallow big fishes and adult gulls (bird) in a couple of minutes with their wide and expanded mouth.
The Potoos are grey, brown and black in colour. They...
An entire generation of new drones is coming our way, and its really exciting to know about this new technique with Shehla Faaiz.
What Is A Drone?
They are called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS). A Drone is a flying machine with no pilots inside, to operate it. It is operated by a remote system and can be handled like a toy helicopter. Drone has a high definition camera, which gives a sharp image of the object or the video.
This Mumbai-based camp is purely an adventure destination. Children camp out in the forests, enjoy and learn archery, bird watching, rafting, trekking, rappelling and more. It also conducts international trekking camps.
Youreka has been organising adventure camps for over two decades. If you have adventurous bones, then you should indulge in their camps at least once. It will be an unforgettable experience.
Bangalore-based Frolic Boonies is a mix of...
Summer is here and theres no reason to get bored. So be creative with our ideas to keep boredom at bay, and make the best of this summer vacation with Ayushi Mathur!
Create art from things collected on a nature hike
You must have already planned your trip with your friends. How about making it different this time. Collect interesting things on your way like a beautiful dried yellow leaf, unique flowers, shells etc. Make a beautiful piece of art from them.
Sleep in a tent in...
Get ready with some must have travel gears, that every teenager ready to travel this summer must have, says Shehla Faaiz...
Pack Your Backpack
To carry everything on your own is the best feeling. So get your backpack and arrange it. The packing itself gives a feeling of solid adventurous days ahead.
International Travel Adapter
All countries do not use the same plugs or voltage. The same adapter would not work everywhere, so carry an international adapter with you to manage...
The pencil box you carry daily to school, has a lot to inspire you everyday. It happens to be a storehouse of motivation. So open the wonder box and grab the most you can, says Ayushi Mathur!!!
This white rectangular object that you popularly say rubber, helps you from making mistakes. It inspires us to erase out all the negative things from our life, and make it all positive.
This colourful and vibrant object sharpens your pencils, so why not sharpen your...
Nature is Gods best gift to mankind. And when the sun sets, the most beautiful nocturnal (night blooming) flowers start blooming. These mesmerizing flowers will leave you awstruck.
As the name suggests, Evening Primrose blooms at night. It is medically famous, as its seeds, leaves, oil of the seeds and roots are used in medicines. It grows between 3-5 feet tall.
They are named Moon flowers, because they bloom only on moonlight. They only last...
As we celebrate April fools day today (April 1), Shehla Faaiz presents some good humoured tricks you can play on family and friends. Happy Hoaxing!!
Jello like juice!
Pour your favourite flavour of Jello into drinking glasses and insert a straw in each glass. Keep it in fridge to set. And then serve it to your guests, to fool them. The set jello wont be of any use, and you will have a good time witnessing the fun.
Print/draw out a big size face, this can be...
Animals vary widely in their hearing ability and range. Nature has taken great care that each species should use its hearing power to the fullest. Explore more about the ears of the animal kingdom.
Why Different Ears
Each animal group is adapted to their specific environment and needs, and so they have different shaped ears.
Dolphin Without Ears
Dolphins are famous for their hearing ability. But do you know, they have no ears. Instead, they rely on external ear drums...
After living for nearly a year on the International Space Station (ISS), NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has returned home on 2nd March. As he readjusts to life on Earth, Ayushi Mathur explores his record-breaking trip. You know, Kelly also bids goodbye to his space career on April 1 (no fooling!).
The reason for his groundbreaking mission was to study the changes that the human body undergoes on space flight. Mikhail Kornienko, a Russian astronaunt was also a part of the year-long...
The birth of social media did not happen overnight. It took years for it to acquire the form we are using and enjoying today. Shehla Faaiz rewinds the last decade of its journey.
What is social media?
Social media is the future of communication. This popular form of media makes the transfer of text, photos, audio, video and general information very easy among internet users. Social media is important for buisness as well.
March 2005: Videos for the people by the people...
You know, many birds migrate to India to spend the summers. Meet the winged beauties, who are here to make a summer sojourn.
When do they start the journey?
Migrating birds start their journey, when they feel that they have put on enough fat to provide them energy throughout the journey. Most of these birds have the tendency to move in flocks while migrating. When the flock, which has to fly together, has gathered, the birds keep on feeding till the weather conditions become...
We never know the worth of water, till the well is dry. This is the time to realise that water is essential for everything in life. And this is the reason behind United Nations (UN) declaring 22 March as World Water Day.
This years theme
The theme of this years World Water Day (WWD) is Water Jobs. It focuses on how quantity and quality of water can change workers lives and livelihoods and even transform societies and economies overall.
Why a day for water?
The first World...
The year 2015 gave us many reasons to cheer for. And some of them came from the sports field. So, here is a look at the sports stars that really did a great job and are expected to scale the Indian flag to new heights with their commendable feats.
S. Chikkarangappa, Golf
This golf player from Bengaluru, lifted his first Rolex Player of the Year title last year. There is much to look for in him. Cricketer Rahul Dravid is his inspiration.
Sarfaraz Khan, Cricket
According to the NASA scientists, an asteroid 2013 TX68 will cross the earth on March 5th. Here is all you should know about these celestial bodies, by Shehla Faaiz.
What Are Asteroids?
An asteroid is a large rock in outer space. They can be very large, while others are as small as a grain of sand. Astronomers, group asteroids into different categories based on the way they reflect sunlight.
Difference BetweenAsteroid Meteoroid
Asteroid is a large rocky body in space, in...
you know, you will be going for an extra day to school this Feb, because its a leap year.
Why leap? Most years have 365 days, but a leap year has 366 days. The extra day in the year is added onto the end of the shortest month, that is February. So in a leap year, February has 29 days, instead of the usual 28 days.
Why Do We Have Leap Years?
A full year is the time, the Earth takes to orbit around the Sun once. The Earth takes 365 1/4 days to take one orbit. The 1/4 day when...
Opposite to the famous Shakespearean saying- Whats in a name? There is so much that goes behind the naming of a car. Have a good read on car names, by Shehla Faaiz.
The idea to do this story
The unfortunate emergence of the deadly spreading virus ZIKA, has really given tough time to Tata Motor Company. As they were about to launch their latest Tata-ZICA car in the recently concluded Delhi Auto Expo. And from here, we got the idea to work on the story of naming the cars....
Weve scoured our brains for the best study hacks, to help you cope with the exam fear. Ayushi Mathur presents an A-Z of exam fix for you, just to score better.
A - Adequate Breaks
Taking frequent breaks will improve your brains ability to understand and process better. Unnecessarily exhausting yourself will not help you out.
B - Become A Teacher
On completion of a topic make a habit of teaching the same topic to your friend. This will improve your concepts and will help...
The Indian Armys motorcycle stunt team Daredevils did a perfect balancing act. This team has 4 world records 8 records in the Limca Book of Records in its credit.
1- The tableau from Maharashtra, depicted Songi Mukhota dance. It is an integral part at the time of Chaitra Purnima.
2- The Digital India Tableau.
3- Tableau from Gujarat, depicting the Gir Asiatic Lion Sanctuary.