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Landmark on the Thames

The Tower Bridge in London turned 120 on June 30 this year! Know more about this magnificent structure that stands majestically over the Thames. »
THE VERY BEST OF RUSKIN BOND, The Writer on the Hill, Rupa, Rs. 295 Bookworm

Life in the hills

Bond at his best with the choicest selection of his stories. »
Illustration: K.G. RANGARAJAN

Simmering soup in the mighty

India has one of the longest coastlines in the world. We have a unique beach terrain in almost every state. And we are proud of it. But what we forget is to take care of our beaches and oceans. »

Friend or fiend?

Friendship Day is fast approaching. There are friends…and friends. Like Pradhu in this story, take time to find out who your true friends are. »
July 24, 2014
Language Lab

Who told you?

We are often confused about when to use “said” (the past tense of “say”) and “told” (the past tense of “tell”), the simple reason being the similarity in their meanings. Well, let’s get c... »
July 24, 2014
Sounds of MUSIC

What’s the deal with music?

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “music”?Does it remind you of a cooing birdcall? The soft lullaby that your mom used to tuck you in with? Sad violins that sound like puppies c... »
July 24, 2014

Summer with books

This year, summer vacation was great for me as I spent my time reading many lovely books. I feel that books can talk to us. If we focus and read a book, we’ll feel it whispering to us. I think tha... »
July 24, 2014

Bed monster

Monster, monster, below my bed, Green ‘n’ blue ‘n’ black ‘n’ red. He went chomp! Chomp! At my head, One second slower, and I'd be dead.   ... »
Germany's Shkodran Mustafi holds up the World Cup trophy as the team celebrates their 1-0 victor over Argentina after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday.
July 24, 2014
Off Court

Achtung! We are the champions

On July 13, 2014, Germany became the third team to win four World Cup titles. Newspapers around the world carried headlines screaming the German victory, and Mario Gotze’s superb goal had him being... »
July 24, 2014
Mystical Tales

Twelve Herculean tasks

What is a myth or mythology? A simple definition will be: stories and ideas believed by many but which are not true. Midas touch, Pandora’s Box, Achilles’ heel, Narcissistic stre... »
July 24, 2014

Peculiar primates

Hi Piggy Monkey, You have never dared to insult me in your letters. That is not to say that you haven’t been calling me names behind my back. Rudeness is a weak individual’s imitat... »
July 18, 2014

Save the environment

It’s your choiceTo raise your voice,And save the environment.Don’t cut trees,They give us breeze.Don’t waste water,Innocents get slaughtered.Don’t p... »
Fit for a queen: Rani Ki Vav showcases the brilliant architecture of step wells in ancient times. Photo: Harsh Kabra
July 24, 2014
Great Legacies

Queen of wells

Imagine a well that is large enough to fit 15 badminton courts? Or a well that is as deep as a seven-storied building? Or a well that looks more like a temple full of beautiful sculptures of Hindu... »
July 24, 2014

Best school trip

I am really proud of my school and think it’s the best. It has organised many trips for us to places such as the zoo, park, NTR Garden, Dream Valley and Leonia resort among others. My favourite is... »
AHOY: Attempts to raise an undersea platform for Costa Concordia in progress. Photo: AP
July 24, 2014
News in a nutshell

The week gone by

How has your week been? You have the Young World in your hands — the best way to unwind and also learn new things in a fun way. As always, there has been a lot happening in the world around... »
Beatrix Potter is the creator of this fascinating tale of the little rabbit.
July 24, 2014

Magical world of Potter

Have you met Peter Rabbit? If you haven’t then it’s time to do so. Peter Rabbit is a naughty, disobedient rabbit. His mother warned him and his sisters not to enter Mr. McGregor’s garden as his fat... »
Goodbye: Archie Andrews dies a hero's death in 'Life with Archie' series. Photo: AP
July 24, 2014

Quiz Whizz

1. Let’s start with an easy one. The Golden Ball, awarded to the best player in the tournament, was given to which player in the FIFA World Cup 2014? 2. She is a South African writer and Nob... »
Fish make for great pets. Photo: Nagara Gopal
July 24, 2014
Pet Care

Friends with fins

You want a pet but parents are laying down a series of conditions — it should not be too noisy, messy, hairy, and needy or run around the house chewing your footwear? No problem! Fish check out all... »
July 18, 2014

All English

Britain, BritainAttracted to by those who are smittenBy its rocks, clocks and pieNamed the land of those who tryWith their wits and courage, oh my!It once had a l... »
Mary Kom
July 18, 2014

Say hello to... Mary Kom

She wears shorts and large gloves for her sport. She wins all her “fights” by punching rivals. Her autobiography is called Unbreakable. Soon you will see a movie about her. Guess who?... »
The Hindu presents the all-new Young World