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Book Review – ‘Ranji’s wonderful bat and other stories’ by Ruskin Bond

Come summer, here come summer vacations and come summer vacations and it is summer camp frenzy time. Yes, given the ever busy work schedules of parents, ever diminishing safe, open spaces for...

Book Review – Amar Chitra Katha series “Param Vir Chakra – The Ultimate Honour”.

We step into the New Year with a mixed note of hope and horror, given the recent terrorist attacks at the Pathankot Airforce station that shocked the nation. In the combing operations that followed,...

Travels with Charley

Age Group: 13+ Years Title – Travels with Charley Author – John Steinbeck Viking   He’s a Nobel Prize winner. He’s a globally respected author. And at 58, the age when most men...

Small Gods

Age Group: 13+ Years Title – Small Gods Author – Terry Prachett HarperTorch   “And it came to pass that the great god Om spake unto Brutha, the Chosen One: Psst! Are you deaf, boy?!”...

Horowitz Horror

Age Group: 10 – 12 Years Title – Horowitz Horror Author – Anthony Horowitz Orchard Books   Written by the bestselling author Anthony Horowitz who is well-known for his Alex Rider...

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Age Group: 7 – 9 Years Title – Fantastic Mr.Fox Author – Roald Dahl Puffin Books   Three mean local farmers – Boggis, Bunce and Bean (one fat, one short, and one lean) – make...

The Gruffalo

Age Group: 3 – 6 Years Title – The Gruffalo Author – Julia Donaldson MacMillan   Mice are tiny little animals, and we usually tend to think of them as easily frightened creatures....

Play-Acting Props

Which little boy or girl does not want to pretend to be a wizard or a witch? Or maybe a prince or a princess? So, here are some props you can make at home to enliven your child’s pretend play and...

Museum Magic

Journeys of Discovery Over the summer holidays you may have trotted off to a m useum or two. If you were unlucky, the museum would have been a huge , poorly lit building with m ysterious unlabelled...

Ridikulus’s Ramblings

What the robbery victim said when he waved at the windshield of the thieves’ car: The hood winked.   What the restaurant manager said when a customer brought homecooked food to eat in the...