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Girl power!

They are strong, invincible and super smart. It is almost 75 years now since the first hero began her fight against evil. »
Gopal Sharman and Jalabala Vaidya. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

Life on canvas

For Jalabala Vaidya and Gopal Sharman, there is art in everything they do, see and use. »
Fluffy teddy bear?: They roam the Himalayas.

Missing snowman

Poached, hunted, killed and their homes encroached upon... Will the Himalayan Brown Bear disappear for ever? »
Illustration: Satwik Gade

What is your footprint?

As the carbon footprint grows with each passing day we can help reverse this pattern. Are you ready for the challenge? »
Jennifer Donnelly
November 20, 2014

Underwater conspiracy

Mditerranean mermaid Serafina, daughter of the Queen of Miromara, has been raised with the expectation that one day, she will lead one of the oldest civilizations of the Mer people. She wakes up on... »
November 20, 2014

A horrifying day

We are not used to cyclones. Last year, a cyclone named Phyline hit the eastern coast but it was not too severe — winds blew for some time and there was a drizzle. That’s why I thought that it migh... »
November 20, 2014

Hashtag and the broken heart

The Accidentals were an odd bunch, thought the Naturals. They didn't seem to relish anything that made the Naturals happy. They dressed as though they liked to be sad and moody. They were very dar... »
November 20, 2014

Quiz Whizz

1. In the list of ‘72 Most Powerful People in the World’ recently released by Forbes Magazine, two women feature in the top 10. One is German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Name the other.2. From... »
November 20, 2014

Drink, drank or just drunk?

All of us know what drink means. But the confusion comes when figuring out when to use drank and when to use drunk.We can overcome the difficulty if we remember the following i... »
A full hall: In rapt attention. Photo: Nagara Gopal
November 13, 2014

Hands up!

Ten thousand teams from over 2,500 schools and 19 cities have been a part of The Hindu Young World Quiz for 14 years. The 2014 edition of The Hindu Young World Quiz is set to roll fro... »
November 13, 2014

Let go

Below a spring-blue skyA cherry blossom grewStanding majestic in our gardenIn a pretty pink hue. It was home to manyBirds, squirrels and insects a few,It s... »
November 13, 2014

Grandma hits a sixer

Rohan got down from his school bus and started walking towards his house. It was Saturday — a half-day at school. Rohan didn’t look forward to returning home as both his parents would be at work.... »
November 20, 2014

Going back to nature

Lt's go back to Nature,And we will have a better future.Let's plant more and more trees,Till we start seeing the birds and bees.Let's not cut our beautiful forests,<... »
November 20, 2014


Spookjet circled over the Sunderbans delta before it landed smoothly on a long mudflat. Kaka switched off its engine and the five moa-ists quickly alighted from the jet’s rather stuffy cabin. <... »
Illustration by Sreejith R. Kumar
November 20, 2014

Hollow tree ghost

Rino was a lazy woodcutter who lived in a village. Everyday, he dragged himself into the forest and whiled away his time dozing under the trees. He aspired for affluence but was not prepared to wor... »
November 20, 2014


As I pick upThose small grainsOf light brown,My forehead packs upIn a queer little frown…What if,Whey could talk to me? I think,As I close my eyes»
A doodle by a Pune schoolgirl, depicting the natural and cultural richness of Assam, has been featured on Friday on the Google India homepage on the occasion of Children’s Day.
PUNE, November 14, 2014

Google celebrates Children’s Day with Pune girl’s doodle

Discarded envelopes and papers crowd her study table, like markers of her future, which, in her words, is to be a lifelong tryst with art. Fifteen-year-old Vaidehi Reddy, who triumphed the ‘Doodle... »
IGNITED MINDS: The Guest Editors at The Hindu Young World office. Photo: M. Srinath
November 13, 2014

In the edit room...

“If I were the editor of Young World, I would publish this newspaper all over the world,” wrote one aspiring guest editor. Others wrote: “I want to design a page on astrology and educ... »
Shreya Seshadri, IV Uranus, Silver Oaks School, Hyderabad
November 13, 2014

My Mother

You are very kindAnd have an intelligent mindYou care for meAnd we don't have to pay the fee You are like a flowerGiving fragrance in my lifeYou are so wis... »
November 13, 2014

Unforgettable day

When I was in nursery, my school announced a fancy dress competition. My mother was prepared for the role I was to play and all she had to do was arrange for a costume and make-up.The compet... »

Around the world in 80 pages is a newspaper-based treasure hunt that takes you back to meet people, places plus anything else you encountered in the last five issues of the Young World (5X16 pages... »