President Franklin D Roosevelt was a philatelist. He said, "The best thing about stamp collecting is that the enthusiasm which it arouses in youth increases as the years pass. It dispels boredom, enlarges our vision, broadens our knowledge, and in innumerable ways enriches our life. I also commend stamp collecting because I really believe it makes one a better citizen."
The story is a product of my over-active imagination. The plight of the flightless birds of New Zealand is most definitely not. They are fighting a losing battle for survival. Without active love, encouragement, and support from the humans, who destroyed their habitat in the first place, these adorable birds will soon become history, as three-fourths of the various
Ever wonder why the sea is so salty? Here's a Japanese folk tale with the answer. Enjoy!
Once upon a time, many many moons ago, Great One sat with his vast potter wheel shaping the animals and birds who were to live and play on the newly created Earth. After he finished making all the different birds and animals, he saw that a little ball of clay was still left. Now it had been a long day of very hard work – colouring the patterns of the butterfly's wings from his rainbow
The write up below was first prepared for readers in Singapore, specifically for the Chinese Peranakan community. No changes have been made, however, as the language is English, after all.
Here is a fun game to learn the continents of the world. We created this game for our 4 year old girl who is also the narrator.
Listen to the sloka and fill up the squares
In one of my earlier blogs having to do with knight movements in chess, I had pointed out that the late Krishnaraja Wodeyaru III (the proper Kannada way of spelling his name in English), King of Mysore, whose remarkable compendium
Most of us are familiar with the board game of Ludo. The game however, is a westernized, highly simplistic form of childrens Pachisi. Pachisi is a national game of India. The name comes from the Indian word "pachis" which means twenty-five, the highest score that could be thrown with the cowry shells.
Hey diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle.
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such fun,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
Nonsense verse is a form of poetry written to make one smile and have fun, it is intentionally silly, witty, or just plain strange. It frees us from
Our story begins from two million years ago when our forefathers the Homo erectus which means Upright Person (so called as they could stand on their two feet), lived in the continent of