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Good, inside and out
The big tree was magnificent, the little tree, though strong and lithe, was nowhere as impressive. The silly breeze flattered the big tree and at the same time poked fun at the little tree. And then one night an unseasonal north wind blew... More

When harvest is plenty
The harvest season is one of joy. A time to give thanks to God for his bounty and celebrate the occasion with joyous festivities. More
Bye to bad habits
No one wants to acquire a bad habit. But what begins as an occasional indulgence can turn into a permanent problem. The subconscious mind links the habit with pleasure, comfort and satisfaction and that links the absence of the habit with ... More
The new Euro-pean
New Year's Day 2002 was a milestone in the history of currency notes/ coins, as this day, euro bank notes and coins became legal tender in 12 European countries. While the banks are same in all the countries, the coins will sport a common as well ... More
Tiger striped
Vespas are good-sized wasps that live in enormous hives constructed out of plant fibre. To warn all comers of their deadly sting, they are boldly striped — tiger fashion — in yellow and black. Hence the Tulu name: tiger-bums. The wasp ... More
Pastoral picture
Two decades ago, Zambia issued a postage stamp of 35 ngwee denomination depicting a typical granary and house in the countryside. Both the structures have been raised on stilts on marshy land. Grains such as paddy, wheat and maize are ... More
A karting we will go
The atmosphere was charged with excitement, the youngsters were raring to go... More
Speed not, rue not
A new year is welcomed with expectations and hope for better days ahead. It is also a time to make resolutions. Everyone loves to ride a bike or drive a car. But this takes skill, care, patience and consideration. If you are cycling, make sure ... More
Learning the act
The new year brings with it a host of fresh programmes from The Hindu under the Newspaper in Education banner. A Theatre workshop in Chennai, is the first on the list. The Madras Players will conduct workshops in Sri Sivaswami Kalalaya, ... More
No pedigrees, please
What is pedigree? It is an invented species, manipulated for the sake of shape, size and colour. Their size, structure and self-defence mechanism are all tampered with, to suit human taste. Pedigree dog often suffer from congenital heart disease, ... More

My grandfather is an artist. He knows the art of telling stories. He also knows how to describe an ordinary incident in the most interesting manner. This happened long ago. Prices were low and life was easy. He was always well dressed. ... More

The unwanted guest
It's about 8'O Clock and the students of X B are listening to their teacher drone on about the endocrine system. A wasp, still sleepy, wafts into the room. Many of the students clap their hands to their ears. The unnoticing teacher goes on ... More

The buffet
The buffet is a way of feasting when many are invited. As more and more people like this system, there is no problem. Often you have to struggle to get a plate. After that, you find yourself in a line to get the food. If you load food on the ... More
My world
My wish
Tender tears
A New Year dream
Peace and harmony
The firefly

Calm by the mountain
Parrot on tree
Music on the Sea shore
Flower basket
Delightful Deepavali
Enjoying soltitude
Rural-Urban divide
It's Pongal time


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