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Good will prevail
Indrajal comics brought home to us heroes like the Phantom, Kerry Drake, Mike Nomad and more.

Tinkle celebrates
Kids cheered as the 500th issue of Tinkle comics was released in a special edition.
Post a card
The story of the postcard and how it gained popularity.
On nature's trail
Waterfalls, snow-covered peaks, idyllic villages... just some of the joys of trekking.
Behind the scenes...
The LOTR exhibition at the Singapore Science Centre has on display all things that a Tolkien fan may fancy.
City living
Know what the animals in your city are doing? Well, Bill Harvey set out to find out and this is what he discovered...
Time to think green
Covering environmental issues that demand immediate attention, this book is an eye opener.
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    Visit to Lingdum Monastery
    Holidays are meant to be fun. But sometimes they don't turn out the way you plan. Here are a few accounts of holidays that have gone terribly wrong and also of some that were spent in unknown locales.
    Tiring journey
    Last summer I visited Murudeshwar in Karnataka. We were four of us but only two of our tickets were confirmed. The train arrived four hours late. At Mangalore we took a taxi and on the way the tyre got a puncture. We were very thirsty and hungry. ...
    Creepy mine
    As my father had to go for inspection to Pithoragarh, I went with him. We had to travel about 500 miles in a Maruti van. On the way we saw two half-eaten dogs, seven forest fires and about 30 trucks that had met with accidents! We reached there ...
    Crocodiles and monkeys
    After three hours of travel, our school bus creaked to a halt at Talakona in the early hours of a pleasant day. It is a picturesque picnic spot with streams and waterfalls. We went crazy and plunged into a pond least knowing that it was deep ...
    Sun 'n sand
    This was a treasured summer holiday spent in the coastal town of Chirala. We stayed at the Vada-revu beach house. A quaint British bungalow with a terrific cook and his generous helpings of prawn curry and puddings! My days of delight were filled ...
    On April 3 we visited a Fantasy park. When we reached there I ran to the slide and my cousin John who is five years old followed me. We were enjoying ourselves when suddenly John's little finger got stuck between the metal plates of the slide and ...
    Leaky boat and landslide
    We were waiting at the station to go to Kodaikanal, when my father's pocket was picked. But we lodged a complaint and the purse was returned. The train arrived and we began our journey. In the morning I discovered that my new shoes had been ...
    That day on the hill
    I study in a residential school surrounded by beautiful hills in the outskirts of Vijayawada. One Sunday my friend Sai Chand and I decided to go trekking. We set out at 6 a.m. with food, camera, binoculars and a knife. It took us two long hours ...
    Things go wrong
    I went to watch a movie with my friends. Alas! There was a HOUSEFULL notice stuck outside. We thought we could watch it on a DVD. But the shop was closed. We got into a bus which had a breakdown. Exhausted, we came back home.On our way back home ...
    Up the airy mountain
    After the annual examinations got over, I went to Ooty in Tamil Nadu. While going up the ghat section our car suddenly stopped, as the engine had heated up. It was very dark and there was not a single soul around. Every movement in the forest ...
    Upside down water ride
    I visited the Ocean Park in summer. We had to get into the water slide by means of a tube. When I was half way down the slide, my tube turned and my back was facing the water. Then at the edge of the slide the tube turned upside down and I fell ...
    I visited the Krishnapuram palace in Kayamkulam. This place is four km from Kayamkulam town. This palace is a miniature of the Padmanabapuram palace in Thiruvananthapuram and is the resting place of Marthanda Varma. The palace was built about 300 ...

    Sense & Nonsense

    Save these monuments
    Rock bees, biggest of our honeybees, are tireless workers, collecting pollen and nectar not only during the day, but through moonlit nights as well. They are to be found everywhere, in the densest forests and in the midst of cities, their large ...
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