Is there anything more yummy than chocolate? Nopes! Ayushi Mathur takes you on a chocolatey ride, to unveil its making.
It All Starts At The Cacao Tree
Cocoa pods on the cacao tree are picked when they are burgundy brown in colour, a sign that they are ripe.
Inside a pod there are 20-50 seeds, known as cocoa beans. They taste nothing like chocolate and are pretty sour.
Before reaching the factory, the beans are fermented and are allowed to dry out in sun....
Classroom decorations for a new session are all the more fun, if you are stepping into a new classroom. But, if the classroom is going to be the same as last year, then also Shehla Faiz has a mixed set of suggestions for you.
Celebrity Of The Week
Plan to select a celebrity of the week from your class. It can be the one who got the highest marks in a test. The celebrity of the week picture can be highlighted on the door as well.
The Entrance Board
Make a smart and...
Chinas Angi bridge is the worlds largest and oldest stonearch bridge and is still in use.
Pythons can move 1 mile/hour on a flat surface.
Crows love to pull tails. They do this to distract an animal in order to steal food. And sometimes for fun as well.
A hot water geothermal well has been discovered in the Bichardi village of Udaipur, Rajasthan, which is quite rare.
The top, domed part of a turtles shell is called the Carapace.
Herpetology is the branch...
All around the world fatherhood is observed as a day for dads. If youre looking to spice up your daddys special day, fit-in some of these international traditions into your plan.
WHEN: December 5
TRADITION: Fathers Day falls on the same day as the birthday of King Bhumbibol Adulyade, who is considered as the Father of the Nation. Tradition holds, that everyone wears yellow and children present their dads a canna flower, which is considered to be a masculine flower....
The animal world is full of smarties, that use left side of their bodies prominently.
A new research by psychologists from Queens University shows, that most female pets are right-handed, while male pets favour the left paw.
The Humpback whales prefer to use the left side of their jaws to collect sand eels from the ocean floor.
Fishes usually have a preference to left or right, when they dodge a predator. This allows them to use a specific eye...
Do you love playing an instrument so much that you wish you could be it? Celebrate World Music Day (21st June) and check what does your favourite instrument says about you.
Youre very pleasant and fun to be around. Those who really know you, know how hard you work to excel, but they also appreciate you for being chilled out and composed.
ou are versatile and adventurous. Always wanting to give your best in everything you do. You dont waste a single moment doing...
World Environment Day (WED, 5th June) is round the corner, and its the apt time to remind ourselves and the friends to love and care for the environment around us. Says Shehla Faaiz...
ART made of recycled materials.
BICYCLE to nearby places.
CLEANLINESS campaigns are a must do on this day.
D-Day activity. Keep reminding people, its World Environment Day on 5th June.
Lets plan an EXCURSION to a natural site.
Make plans to watch a FILM on...
India is home to some of the best beautiful train routes, and some of them are marvels in their own way.
The KalkaShimla Toy Train
The Himalayan Queen Train that runs on the KalkaShimla Railway is a narrow gauge railway in North-West India. It was built in 1898 to connect Shimla, the summer capital of India during the British era to the rest of the Indian rail system. It passes through 102 tunnels, 864 bridges and several curves. It was declared a heritage...
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...