The science taught in schools can sometimes be dry, without much practical application attached. Brainwave, started by ACK (Amar Chitra Katha) Media, on the other hand, does it an entirely different way—adding more wit to the natural sciences taught in school. For Rs. 495, you get 12 issues a year packed with knowledge and practical information on various science topics, fun and easy-to-do experiments, and tips on how to apply science to your daily life. More about Brainwave at http://www.brainwavemagazine.com/.
TOOT, a well-designed magazine for preschoolers, and HOOT, its equivalent for children aged 7-11, together bring a whole variety of subjects to life in refreshingly creative ways! TOOT aims to satisfy the curiosity in every toddler by introducing concepts such as reading, writing, colouring and logical thinking, while HOOT offers pages filled with brainbusting logic games, interesting articles about the world and environment, and even academic advice on dealing with exams and homework. At Rs. 699 per year, this “play and learn” magazine is a pretty good investment. You can subscribe at http://www.impulsedirect.in.
Tinkle has been around Indian families for more than 30 years, with lively comic strips that make just about any person, regardless of age, smile. Published in English as well as in myriad Indian languages, Tinkle features stories, quizzes, activities and contests targeted at children of all age groups. Each issue brings back stories of a set of recurring characters such as Supandi, Tantri the Mantri and Kalia the Crow. Tinkle also releases editions catering to toddlers and featuring specific recurring characters from their original series, all of which can be subscribed to at http://www.tinkleonline.com. Also, being one of the easier publications to find, most newspaper stands tend to stock copies of the latest issues.
Yet another science magazine, this Singapore-based read once again breaks the barriers surrounding science. Presented in a comic-book format (!), this magazine interweaves simple scientific facts into a tangible story. One of the best things about this magazine is that it releases three different versions of every issue to cater to the various age groups! The Young Scientist mails 10 issues to your door for Rs. 650. Find out more at http://www.theyoungscientists.in/.