There are various places around the world that are popular because of their names. Get your facts right, if the places are true to their name or not?
Is Greenland Green?
No. Much of Greenland is covered with a thick blanket of ice. The Viking explorers called it Greenland in order to lure settlers!
Is the Dead Sea Dead?
Yes. There is no life in this sea between Israel and Jordan. It is a dead end for the Jordan River. With no place to go, the water evaporates and...
September 19, 12:49 PM
Origin ofTeachers Day
When Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan became the President of India in 1962, his birthday on 5th September came to be observed as Teachers Day. Teaching was his first love.
About Dr. Radhakrishnan
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888, in a middle class family in the pilgrim town of Tiruttani, Tamilnadu. His father, it is said, did not want his son to learn English. He wanted him to become a priest. However, his tallent led him to...
September 5, 05:09 PM
Those tempting advertisements of melted chocolates have always bewitched us and will continue to do so! Therefore, keeping in mind your choice, Bhavya Rathi has got you a delight note about chocolates on the World Chocolate Day (Sep 4). Have a bite...
The history of chocolate began in Mesoamerica in 1900 AD, where people enjoyed chocolate beverages.
The Aztecs believed that cacao seeds were the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the God of Wisdom....
August 22, 03:43 PM
Shehla Faaiz has compiled a few legacies from World War I, that still continue to shape our lives today. As the world marks first 100 years of WW I in 2014.
(28 July 1914 11 November 1918)
These were the crucial years when the most infamous war of world history happened for four years. Now, 100 years later July 2014-November 2018 will be marked as the 100th anniversary of what we sadly know as The First World War.
When World War I began in 1914, the...
August 8, 02:55 PM
1- Flip, flap and fly
Bats are the only mammals that can truly fly. A bats wings are basically folds of skin stretched between extra-long finger and hand bones.
2- Valuable droppings
Bat droppings, called guano are super-rich in nitrogen, a main ingredient in plant food. Guano is still used as fertilizer for crops in farming.
3- Marvellous mosquito munchers
Many bats are born big-eaters, filling their bellies with moths. Then can gulp down as many as a thousand...
July 25, 03:25 PM
The royal family of animal kingdom has always been enchanting to everyone. Connecting to this interest, Bhavya Rathi unfolds the mysteries of this royal, big black cat....
It is also known as Black Panther. It is not a distinct species but is the general name referred to any black coloured big cat, mostly Leopards and Jaguars.
The Panther tends to be dark brown to black in colour. It has light spots and a lustrous coat of black fur on its body...
July 11, 11:29 AM
Why are we ahead of USA by 12 hours? Why is it day in India and night in Canada? Despite of being so close why Nepal is 15 mins ahead of us? Bhavya Rathi tells you.
Here are some quick answers to all the above questions-
Have you heard about TIME ZONE?
Our globe is huge, comprising hundreds of countries together. All these countries have different time zones to follow the path of time.
What is Time Zone?
A time zone is a zone or area that has the same standard...
June 27, 12:40 PM
One day, Mulla Nasruddin was talking to his neighbour. The neighbour was looking so miserable. Nasruddin asked him what happened. The man complained about the lack of space in his house and said, It is such a small house, Mulla. Me, my wife, my three children and my mother-in-law--all have to live together. It is very cramped and there is hardly any space to move around. He asked Nasruddin for some advice.
Nasruddin said, Do you keep chickens in the yard? Yes, ten of them, replied the...
June 27, 12:15 AM
Our new PM Narendra Modi is regarded as a dynamic and efficient politician with a zeal for development. Shehla Faaiz gives you a closer picture.
Narendra Damodardas Modi was born on September 17, 1950 to Damodardas Mulchand Modi and his wife Heeraben in Vadnagar town of Gujarats Mehsana district. He is third
of four siblings.
Modis parents arranged his marriage in childhood with Jashodaben Chimanlal. But the two hardly spent time together and have been living separately....
June 13, 04:49 PM
Gone are the days of just Ice cream and cake. Todays birthday parties are all about themes. Right from, princesses to pirates, Shehla Faaiz has some ideas.
Party tips for a perfect theme
1. Choose your theme first. As soon as you choose the theme, it would be easier to get all the required items beforehand.
2. Once you are done with the theme. Make a list of required materials, as it makes things easier. Check the list twice before heading to the market.
May 30, 11:55 AM
June 1, World Milk Day
Milk is considered Natures Wellness Drink, because its full of calcium, Vitamin D and Phosphorous.
Milk is unique because no other beverage in the world contains as many natural nutrients.
It is best for your bones and teeth.
When youre suffering from congestion, drink a glass of warm milk.
Milk has 85-95% water content. The rest consists of Vitamins, Fibers, Carbohydrates and Fats.
Dairy cows provide more than...
May 30, 11:49 AM
Take your little steps forward towards the protection of our planet on World Environment Day (June 5).
1. Turn off electrical devices dont leave them on standby.
2. Unplug the devices when not in use - keeping them plugged also consumes lot of energy.
3.To save water, urn the tap off while brushing your teeth.
4.Turn off electric lights when you leave the room.
5.Ban plastic products! Try to go for recycled and natural products instead....
May 30, 11:47 AM