The season of laughter and happiness is on its way to ring your doorbell on March 17. Its time to spread colours! Are you ready to paint your friends and family in colours? To make this Holi more special and enjoyable, read on what YB has got for you...
This time try out these simple D.I.Y.s to make fresh home-made colours.
1. Organic Green
Soak a bunch of coriander or mint leaves in hot water. Spinach leaves (palak) can do too. For dry green colour, grind the dry leaves to a very fine powder.
Take a lot of rose petals or hibiscus flowers. Soak them in a bucket full of water for at least 2 hours. Drain it and your colour is ready. Grated beetroot can also be an alternative.
3. Peacock Colours
Amazing Holi blue colour can be made from flowers of jacaranda or blue hibiscus. All you need is to grind them and mix it in water. For purple, finely chop a dozen of black grapes. Boil water and soak them in it for half a day.
1. Healthy colours
Haldi/ turmeric powder and besan/gram flour are extremely healthy for our skin. Hence, all you need are just 2 teaspoons of haldi with its double quantity of besan. Mix them well and your yellow colour is ready.
2. Colours of Marigold
Place red rose or small red...
March 7, 12:13 AM
Here is a tell-a-tale of elephant, the most giant animal on the earth. As India celebrates Elephant Festival (March 14) in Jaipur.
Do you know?
The elephant is the largest of all land mammals, and has evolved over a period of 60 million years.
The Two Types
There are two types of elephants, - African Asian. Lets learn their characterstics.
Elongated skull, a trunk with deep rings, larger ears and a flat forehead.
Both males and females have tusks.
They are wilder and less intelligent than the Asian elephants.
Their habitat includes the continent of Africa.
An enormous double forehead, a trunk with fewer rings and smaller ears.
Only males have tusks and some of them small or none at all.
They are intelligent with good memory.
Mostly found in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Endangered and Abused
Despite of being with 60 million year ancestry and about 350 species, the elephant population has been decreasing so much that it is endangered. 5 lakhs African and only 30 thousand Asian elephants are left on this planet.
The elephants Body
Brain: Compared to its weight, the elephants brain is even smaller than a human brain....
March 7, 12:00 AM
Ever wondered how astronauts survive in space? What do they do whole day and what kind of experience they have? To unveil your curiosity, Bhavya Rathi has fetched some insights from an astronauts life.
They sleep nextto a fan
Good ventilation is vital for sleeping astronauts. If they dont sleep next to a fan, a bubble of carbon dioxide will form around them. Eventually, theyd run out of breathable oxygen.
Longest time in space Valeri Polyakov, Russian cosmonaut has spent the longest time in space, about - 678 days!
A sunrise in every 90 minutes!
Astronauts witness the sunrise in every 90 minutes which means, total 16 sunrises in a day! Hence, to keep a track of their activties,they have their own kind of clock which ensures them to stick to their schedule.
Breathing via Spacesuit
When astronauts prepare themselves for space walk i.e. outside the ISS (International Space Station), it is not possible for them to breathe air normally, so an astronauts spacesuit is outfitted with oxygen so they can breathe when working outside of the spacecraft.
Preparation for a spacewalk takes hours.
Astronauts wear their spacesuits hours before going on a spacewalk. They do so inorder to breathe pure oxygen which will store in them ample of energy to...
March 7, 12:00 AM
Some of the much popular people in public service have done odd jobs, and some of them also had a tough beginning in life. Shehla Faaiz takes a look back at their childhood...
Indias Pride A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM (Former Indian Prez)
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was born in a family where his father was a humble boat owner. His father wasnt educated, but he wanted Kalam to study.Kalam would get up at 4 am, bathe and then go for his mathematics class. After his morning class, Kalam along with his cousin went around town
distributing the newspaper. This was being done to support the family. As the town had no electricity, kerosene lamps were lit at hishome between 7 pm and 9 pm. But because Kalam studied until 11 pm, so his mother would save some kerosene for him for later use.
SONU NIGAM (Playback Singer)
Sonu Nigam was born into a family of singers in New Delhi, but his parents hardly got the chance to sing in Bollywood. He initially wanted to be a scientist, but started singing in weddings or jagran with his parents for a mere `50 per show and later started getting `175. Later, he shifted to Mumbai with his father and met several music personalities. Finally, Usha Khanna gave him his fi rst break as playback singer. But the bigbreak was by T-series owner the Late Gulshan Kumar....
February 21, 11:35 AM
Does any of these thoughts come to your mind before exams. If yes, then its time to prepare yourself before the exam fever gets on to you. Shehla Faaiz spoke to Consultant Psychologist Dr. Reena Rajpoot and has some suggestions for you.
Your mindset always makes a difference to your attitude and thinking process. And when it comes to exams, it is no different. So, be positive, give your best and enjoy the results. All the very best!
Scheduling the time table
Experts suggest, you need to divide the number of days according to the subjects. This is specially important for maths and social science. Just because, maths needs regular practice and social science has lengthy answers. Maths time table can also be divided according to number of exercises. It would be better to learn social science point wise. It makes the task easier. Give 30-40 minutes to other subjects on a daily basis, separated by 5 10 minute breaks.
No peer pressure
If your friends study pattern and practicing techniques make you tense. Then it is better not to discuss studies with them and keep your mind free.
For week concentration
Some children tend to have week concentration. So, it is better for them to study 10 minutes and take a break of 5 minutes. This can be practiced for 2-3...
February 7, 09:56 AM
The longest written constitution of the world came into effect on Jan 26, which we now celebrate as the Indian Republic Day. YB tells you, what went into the making of this document and who actually carved it?
The Republic Day
The Constitution of India came into action over throwing the Government of India Act in 1935. The date of 26 January was chosen to honour the declaration of independence. It is one of the three national holidays in India.
The Indian Constitution is the longest written document in the world and is a mix of the American and the British Constitutions. It is a big book which is the supreme law of our country. It was drafted by the Indian Constituent Assembly headed by Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar. He is known as the architect of the Indian Constitution.
What does the constitution promise?
The basic idea of the Constitution is that, we the citizens of India accept every word in the Constitution as the whole truth and we respect it with life. Lets understand what drives our country to be one of the peace loving countries in the world.
5 Promises in the Constitution
Sovereignty- Which means we rule the country in a democratic way.
Liberty- All Indians have the right to liberty. Where we can do as we wish until we disrupt...
January 24, 10:13 AM
The origin of kites has its roots back to around 3000 years. Since its inception, kites have seen various stages of development right from the initial leaf kites to the latest paper kites. Shehla Faaiz rewinds the journey of kites.
Gift a Kite
Kites have been used for thousands of years to lift offerings and be thankful to the God for good harvests, fertility, good weather and prosperity.
The Chinese believe that looking at kites high in the sky maintains good eyesight. When you tilt your head back to look at a kite in the sky your mouth opens slightly, which gets rid of excess body heat.
The smallest kite in the world that actually ﬂies is 5mm high.
The longest kite in the world is 3394 ft.
The fastest recorded speed of a kite is over 193 km/h.
The largest kite in the world is Peter Lynns Flag kite, measuring 42m by 25m!
The world record for the longest kite ﬂy is 180 hours.
Festival of Flying Happiness part 2
Festival of Flying Happiness part 3
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January 10, 11:22 AM
The year 2013 was packed with some really nice happenings.Shehla Bhavya compiled them together, just to make sure that these moments dont fade away from your memories.
Vettle creates hattrick
F1 WINNER, Sebestian Vettle created hattrick on Indian F1 circuit this year. With this win, he became the World Champion consecutively for the second time. Vettel won all the GPs of the 2013 season.
ADIEU to Sachin
Sachin Tendulkar retired from international cricket after an illustrious career of 24 years in November 2013.
Celebrated footballer David Beckham announced his retirement from international football on May 18, 2013 after a successful career spanning Wimbledon 20 years.
Champions Andy Murray of UK Marion Bartoli of France won the Wimbledon Masters 2013.
The World Chess Championship 2013 winner is the young Magnus Carlsen of Norway.
He has beaten five time champion Vishvanathan Anand of India.
Major Events Of 2013, part 2
Major Events Of 2013, part 3
Major Events Of 2013, part 4
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December 27, 01:33 PM
By : Daud Ali
Age group : 9-12 yrs
This book will help you discover the rich heritage of the Indus Valley and the Mughal Empire. You can step back in time to explore Indias dramatic history. You can trace the origins of the subcontinents wide variety of beliefs and festivals, art and culture, and see how they developed over time. It contains 15 easy-to-do projects inspired by traditional arts and crafts which will actively involve you in understanding the past. It includes fascinating fact boxes that provide extra insights and highlight links with the present. It is packed with over 340 photographs and llustrations, including cross-sections, maps and timelines. There are insights into how emperors, priests and ordinary people lived, what they ate and wore, and how magniﬁ cent palaces and awe-inspiring temples were built. Thus it is a complete pack of knowledge and fun.
December 27, 12:35 PM
I live in HELL. Its rather an odd answer when you say this. This got us thinking that there must be plenty of other cities with weird names, the most interesting results are below.
BIRD IN HAND,
Let us clarify that this town is really a village and has already celebrated its 250th Anniversary in 1984. The story of the town of Bird-in-Hand is as colourful
as the name itself.
HELL, Michigan, US
If youve always wanted to see Hell, then visit this place in winters. The town of Hell got its name in 1841, when George Reeves, an early settler in southeast Michigan was asked what should be the town named. He said, I dont care. You can name it Hell if you want to.
This name comes from early settlers, who used the French word for embarrass to describe the hardships they faced in the place. Today, Embarrass has a large population, mostly from Finland
Boring, Oregon, US
The place was named after William H. Boring, an early resident of the area initially as Boring Junction in 1903. Later, it got the name of Boring.
December 13, 10:31 AM
Welcome to Madagascar! Natures special paradise, which has been encroached upon so much that it has now come on the list of Worlds Endangered Places. Experts believe, this place could disappear in the coming years, taking with it thousands of species of plants and animals forever.
This island off the east coast of Africa is home to 21 million people. It is also home to eight unique plant families, four unique bird families, and ﬁ ve unique primate families and much more.
These endangered primates are one of the most important features of Madagascar, as they
are found nowhere else on our beautiful planet.
There are approximately 270 bird species on the island. Of these, 110 are endemic (found in a certain area) to Madagascar. Some more noticeable birds are Vanga, Couas and the Peewit.
There is an abundance of aquatic birds, singing birds and hunter birds.
Madagascar has one of the richest ﬂ oras in the world having more than 12,000 varieties of plants, which is one of the most diverse on earth. Over 80% of these are only found here. It also
has around 1,000 different species of orchids.
There are variety of reptiles including chameleons, geckos, turtles and tortoises, brightly...
November 30, 01:16 PM
Humans do wonders! Interestingly, they have made some verystrange and unusual hotels around the world to attract tourists.Bhavya Rathi gives a glimpse of them.
Jules UnderwaterLodge Florida, USA
This retired research lab is nowthe worlds ﬁ rst underwaterhotel, which rests 5 feet from
a tropical lagoon. It is onlyaccessible via scuba diving. Toenter the hotel, divers travel 21feet from the surface!
Ice Hotel, Jukkasjrvi, Sweden
Ice Hotel of Sweden is the worlds largesthotel made from snow and ice. The entirebuilding melts and gets reconstructedevery year. If your ideal vacation consistsof walking around in snow pants and furand sleeping in a bed made of snow andice, then Ice Hotel is worth a visit!
Sandcastle Hotel, UK
This is a seaside resort in the UK that iscompletely made up of sand! A team offour sculptors completed this ambitiousproject in just one week. However, there isalways a risk that a big rainstorm can washaway all the effort.
Marmara Antalya, Turkey
The worlds ﬁ rst revolving hotel,Marmara Antalya, has 208 roomsoverlooking the Mediterranean Sea,the Taurus Mountains and city ofAntalya. A spinning 24-room loftprovides guests with a constantlychanging view. It turns 360 degreeson its axis several times a day.
Magic Mountain Hotel,...
November 15, 12:46 PM