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World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day

Everyone should read aloud every day.

The Hunt for a Telephone on a Tuesday Afternoon

The Hunt for a Telephone on a Tuesday Afternoon

Looking for a telephone on a Tuesday afternoon turned out to be more exciting than a treasure hunt.

Tie a Rakhi for Coconut Day

Tie a Rakhi for Coconut Day

Today Ms Papaya will tie two special rakhis for her superhero brothers . Rakhi or RakshaBandhan is not essentially a Maharashtrian festival but like everything else, has become pan-Indian thanks to the cultural invasion of Bollywood. I actually remember celebrating this day as Coconut Day with my home being redolent with the smell of coconut barfi and sweet coconut rice . Rakhis then and Rakhis now But Coconut Day has now been forgotten in favour of Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi…

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Freedom & Independence Day

Freedom & Independence Day

Tomorrow we celebrate our 72nd year of Independence. Tomorrow I will get at least 40 messages wishing me Happy Independence Day. But what does Independence Day  really mean? For most of us, living under colonial rule is just something we read about in history books. But for many people it is a reality they’d rather forget. As the years go by, the people who lived in British India are slowly dying out. However, it is important that we remember our…

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Earth Day – Teach the child and save the world

Earth Day – Teach the child and save the world

Children often convince their parents to change.

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