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I’ve shut the door on yesterday And thrown the key away Tomorrow holds no fear for me, Since I have found today. –– V.Y Laramore Time management is the most important skill we need to acquire in life. After all, time is a precious gift, and we need to value and cherish it. The important key to good time management is perhaps found in our attitude to utilize the present well. This leads to doing now what needs to be done instead of putting it off till tomorrow. So, let us utilize our time well – whether we use it to study, to play, to participate in group activity or just sit down to listen to music. Do it well and do it now.

A book holds a house of gold – Proverb

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This issue is compiled and edited by the students of SHANTINIKETAN ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL, BOKAJAN

Comic reading is a good way to pass the time, especially for the school going kids. But it is seen that most of the parents and the teachers do not allow it, for them it is a waste of time and student can get addicted to it. Is it right that comic reading can harm or do harm to the school going children? Let me state some points that will prove reading comics exactly don’t do as much harm as thought or feared by our parents and the teachers. First comics are our introducer to the world of literature. A child when learns a language want to read everything. But his/her main problem is the language. When he doesn’t understand, his interest gradually fades and he is no more interested in reading. But the languages of the comics are very simple and it has catching pictures too, which not only attracts the children, but also help him to understand the content of the comic. Second It helps the students to develop their creative side. A student of class-I or class-II

cannot understand everything, but he learns many things by merely going through the picture. Also, the picture of the comics inspired the students to try themselves to draw them. Thirdly It helps them to understand some of the complex scientific theories and definitions. Let us take the example of some of the comics of Raj Comics Publication. Comics like Parmanu, Super Commando Dhurva, Nagraj. Those who have read any comic of Parmanu can easily understand as the science of magnetism and atom is defined there. Parmanu can easily disintegrated himself into atoms and again unit into a shape. The concept that atom are so small that every thing is composed with atom can be understood so simply here. In Super Commando Dhurva, the hero always show how brain power is mightier than the muscle power. Moreover, he defeats most of his enemy by his Sharp knowledge of science.

he has read in the comic, and in this way he is lead to some serious book which ultimately enhance his knowledge and in near future he cultivates the habit of reading serious books too. Thus reading comics can help a child in many ways, yes! Parents’ help and guidance is required because there is the chance that the reader may be addicted, but this too last not for a long time if parents are aware of it. Now a days some of the school prefer comics reading in their library period. In our school we are never criticized for reading comics, in fact we have many comics in our school library. Reading comics cultivate the habit of reading in students and once the students have the reading habit, we can be sure of his good result in his study. Now a days, the student who doesn’t read books besides his text book cannot imagine competing the world. Book knowledge is not sufficient if we have to achieve great success in our life, so we need reading a lot in our student life and for it we must develop the habit of reading, and for that, our first step is certainly comic In Nagraj comics, the knowledge of the wide reading. variety of snakes is known by the reader without any effort. Also we have comics of Priyanka Upadhyay, Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu where Chacha Class - VIII Chaudhary solves all the problems by using his mind. Farther more, we have comics of Super Man, Spiderman, Batsman, Phantom, He-Man and Mandrick, which depicts so many hi fi science. Fourthly The comics help us to learn the language very easily. The Tinkle is a very useful comic magazine for every student. It is full of interesting stories, general knowledge and it helps us to learn English very easily. Lastly If we talk about knowing our culture, Amar Chitra Katha serves a great deal here. Fat books like Ramayana and Mahabharata cannot be read by the student in present day of T.V and satellite television, but the same stories in comic form is read and liked by most of the students. Sometimes a student is interested to know something that


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MY LETTERS FOR YOU

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STEPHEN HAWKING

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There are a few great personalities in the world that are really exemplary and inspiring. Stephen William Hawking is one among them. As a scientist, there is no one whose life and achievements can be as exemplary as that of Hawking. We have many scientists whose life were full of adversity and trouble, but no one was there in the history or in the present as physically challenged as Stephen Hawking who can neither talk nor can move any part of his body. A chronic sufferer of Motor Neuron disease, permanently attached to the wheel chair, who has never seen the open sky perhaps, gives the greatest theory and explanation of the universe. Stephen William Hawking is an English theoretical physicist and cosmotologist whose scientific career span is over forty years. His books and public appearance has made him an academic celebrity. He is Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Art, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Science and in 2009, was Awarded by the President medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. Hawking was the Lucasian professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years. He is best known for his contribution in the field of black holes, quantum theory and the string theory. He is also popular in the world of science literature. Hawking’s key scientific works in collaboration with Roger Penrose is the theorems regarding gravitational singularity in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes should emit radiation which today is known as Hawking radiation. Stephen Hawking’s childhood was not very promising, he was like an ordinary child. He was born on 8th January 1942 to Dr. Frank Hawking. Hawking’s parents were living in North London. His father headed the division of Parasitology at the national institute for medical research. Hawking attended St. Alban’s High School for girl from 1950 to 1953 as at that time, boys could attend the girls school. Hawking was always interested in science. He originally wanted to study the subject at university. Hawking specialized in physics. His interest during that time was in thermodynamics, relativity and quantum mechanics. After receiving his B.A degree at Oxford in 1902 he stayed to study astronomy. From there he moved to the Trinity, then Cambridge, where he engaged in the study of theoretical physics and cosmology. Almost as soon as he arrived at Cambridge, he started developing symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, known colloquially in the United States as Lou Gehrig’s disease), a type of motor neuron disease which would cost him almost all neuromuscular control. During his first two years at Cambridge, he didnot distinguish himself, but after the disease has stabilised and with the help of his doctoral tutor, Dennis Williams Sciama, he returned to working on his Ph.D. Hawking was elected as one of the youngest Fellows of the Royal Society in 1974, was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1982 and became a Companion of Honour in 1989. Hawking is a member of the Board of Sponsor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Hawking’s achievements were made despite the increasing paralysis caused by the ALS. By 1974, he was unable to feed himself or get out of bed. His speech became slurred so that he could be understood only by people who knew him well. In 1985, he caught pneumonia and had to have a tracheotomy, which made him unable to speak at all. A Cambridge scientist built a device that enables Hawkings to write onto a computer with small movements of his body, and then a voice synthesizer speak what he has typed. But despite all these adversity, Hawking shows the world that if one will to do, nothing is impossible. Sanjay Shah, Class - X

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Dear Sir, A few social practises are there that are really a mark of disgrace to the people of the society that follows it. For example, the tradition of thieving in Bohag Bihu by Assamese youth. This is really a shameful practice that is still followed by many. Let us think that in village area, it is still acceptable, but in the town area, it is far from imagination. Even in the rural area, it is seen that the young boys target the weak section of the society. I have personally seen people complaining about the theft that has happened on such occasion. Those who have one or two hens or ducks often complain of those being stolen too. They were rearing it in the hope that when it will be grown up, they will get a handsome price for it by selling it but the evil practice in the name of Bihu tradition ruined their hope. I cannot understand how any social practice can allow people to enjoy by making others cry? The poor villager collect fire wood going to the jungle day and night and spending the whole days there and on the day of Bihu those are stolen and burned by the BIHU celebration! I don’t know what right thing is behind it but I have seen tears roll down from the eyes of those who become the target of this practise. Not only in BIHU but I have seen in one more traditional festival a practice that is in my opinion, not a good one, at least for the school going children. And that is in RONGKHER where wine or rich bear is served to one and all, irrespective to there age. In our area, we have a very famous temple named DEWPANI temple. People from different parts of Assam come here to pay there devotion of goddess. And every day, the slaughter house of the temple will be full of animal carcass and river of their blood pouring out through it. These are the few practices that I have observed in my area and I am really disgusted and shameful. We play with the computer, watch the satellite channels and use advanced mobile but still practices those things which are the origin of the early Neanderthal people? Ruth Beypi, Class - IX

Dear Sir, The frequent BANDH that happens in Karbi Anglong is really a menace to all. It is a serious problem to the student community as they have to miss the school. BANDH of these sorts that occur in our district and state is really a matter of great concern. BANDH doesn’t serve any good to anyone. Those associations and organizations that call BANDH must understand that STOP-WORK can’t stop the corruption, unfair practices and everything that is wrong. BANDH only makes people lazy and dishonest to their work. Nowadays, people starts liking bandhs. If there is no Bandh for a long period, people are seen talking why there is no Bandh now a days! We students are the worse sufferer. About the other districts I cannot say, but in Karbi Anglong, we have a number of holidays. Some reliefs to the students of the private school, but the student of Government school are really in pathetic condition. They have to observe each and every holiday that is listed. Sometime the classes are dismissed because the teachers are out for election survey, sometimes for census duty, sometimes this training and sometimes that training... I want to ask those who are concerned for it why the school is not exempted of all this holidays? Our neighbouring state Nagaland don’t observe so many holidays, neither there are frequent bandh like in our state, can’t we do the same? Jakong Tisso, Class - VIII

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THE WORLD

THE WINTER Ice-cream are gone, gone all the cold drink, The winters comes, and I think, I will go nowhere to play But sleep the whole day Inside the furry and warm quilt. Winter is so beautiful and fresh! All the beauty of the nature chase Everybody to be with their company.

The World is so fast But it will stop at alst, The rivers, the mountains The hills, the plains They ask me again and again,

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What’s the key to get success? I wait a little and then replied, The person that can give us guide,

Hunali Teronpi, Class - IX

To that person we must find Then our future will shine.

RHYMES

FLOWERS

Earth and the sky Moon and the Sun Bird can fly, I can do none. Humpty and Dumpty Sit on a rock, They run away When saw a frog. Ba-Ba black Sheep, We are not a fool, We will wear leather jacket, Instead of Wool.

How beautiful is the rose, Lotus, Lily and Jasmine. I wish I could have all of them at my will. The hibiscus is red and the daffodils are yellow, I have lily and marigold bloom so. The dalia and the creshentimum are just of the garden. They come once in a year and go so early, And the night Jasmine a messenger of the spring, Oh! The world of flower is so beautiful

Priya Mishra, Class - VIII

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WIN! WIN! Last week’s Answers: Across: 1. Islamabad 2.Hunt 3.New Delhi 5.Dam 7.Day Down 1. Islander 2.Holiday 4.Wax 6.Mule

Winner of Quiz 34: Trivarg Arandhara, Rajgarh, Guwahati Across: 1. Monetary unit of a country (8) 4. Large piece of land (6) 6. To send goods to another country (6) 7. Portion, section or division (5) Down: 1. Shared by members of a group (9) 2. Income (7) 3. A great burden (4) 5. Business and Industry (5)

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PATTY CAKE COOKIES

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INGREDIENTS: 2 cups self-raising flour 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 3 tablespoons milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 bar dark chocolate for melting

METHOD: 8 Preheat oven to 350F degrees (180C). Line cookie sheet with baking paper. 8 Sift flour and sugar into large mixing bowl. Add oil, eggs, milk, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. 8 Spoon mixture onto baking paper to make patty cakes 2" in diameter. Bake in hot oven for 15 minutes until tops of patty cakes are golden. 8 Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. 8 Makes about one dozen. 8 Melt chocolate in microwave or stir over low heat in a saucepan. Spread melted chocolate over top of patty cakes. 8 Enjoy these soft and fluffy patty cakes. In this corner we will bring to you easy learning ways of every sports one by one as a series. We are starting with ‘Cricket’ So become a regular visitor of this corner every week...

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CRICKET- BOWLING Pace Bowling - The Outswinger Tip for pace and rhythm

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The outswinger delivered at pace is one of the most powerful deliveries. It swerves in the air from middle to off, begging for catches for the wicketkeeper or the slips. Hold the ball well out of the palm with the seam running vertically. At the point of delivery, the seam points towards first slip. The wrist is cocked and whipped through, with a powerful follow-up. The arm finishes well outside the body in the direction of mid-off.

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TEMPLES OF INDIA CMYK

8 Sandip: Today I lost 2Kg of my weight. Sanju: I am sure that you must have has a bathe today. 8 1st child: If you can go right up to the top of the track in this torch light, I will pay you Rs. 1000. 2nd child: I am not a fool. I know that the moment I will reach at the top of the track you will switch off the torch light.

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BADRINATH TEMPLE: The Badrinath Temple is dedicated to Vishnu (Preserver in the Hindu Trinity of CreatorPreserver-Destroyer). The presiding deity of the temple is Badrinath (another form of Vishnu), also called Badri Vishal or Badrinarayan. Shankaracharya is believed to have installed the deity inside the shrine after it was thrown into the Narada Kunda (a hot water spring near the temple) in the days of Buddhist ascendancy. Badrinath is depicted sitting in the padmasana (‘lotus posture’), in which the feet are placed on opposite thighs. He is surrounded by a host of Gods. The most important ones amongst these are Kubera, the God of Wealth and Ganesha, the God of Wisdom and Prosperity. Within the temple complex is an another shrine dedicated to Laksmi, the Goddess of Fortune. This shrine is situated to the left of the main temple building. The front portion is painted in red. Outside the exit door of the Badrinath Temple is the seating place of Shankaracharya, who meditated here. The temple remains closed during winter. LOTUS TEMPLE: Lotus Temple - a modern temple of Delhi is one such temple that facilitates the Bahai’s Faith of Worship. The Bahai House of worship is dedicated to the oneness of all religions and mankind. Subsidiary buildings that afford relief to the suffering, sustenance to the poor, shelter to the wayfare, solace to the bereaved and education to the ignorant will abound the House of Worship. There is no clergy in Bahai Faith and its service consists of prayers and readings of selections from Bahai scriptures and religions texts of the other faiths of the world. THE BIRLA MANDIR: Built in 1938, famous Birla Mandir in Delhi was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi (Father of the Indian Nation) on the express condition that people of all castes and especially untouchables would be allowed in. Consequently a plaque at the gate reiterates that people of all faiths and classes are welcomed. Till date, it remains one of the most popular temples in Delhi. Birla Mandir is also famous for the festival of Janmashtami (birth of the Hindu deity Krishna). The festival is celebrated here with much goodwill and cheer. The temple is designed in the Orissan style, with tall curved towers capped by large amalaks (circular ribbed motif at the summit of a temple tower). The exterior is faced with the white marble and red sandstone typical of Delhi’s Mughal architecture. The interior court is overlooked by two-storey verandahs on three sides; there are gardens and fountains at the rear. The profusion of sculpture, idols, spires and jalis, the Birla Mandir in Delhi is also considered as splendour in terms of its architecture. KEDARNATH TEMPLE: Situated on the banks of the Mandakini River, Kedarnath is one of the four main Hindu pilgrim centres in Uttarakhand (Himalayan Uttara Pradesh). Though mainly famous as a religious centre, this place, surrounded by mountain ranges. Legend has it that the Temple was built by the Pandavas (the heroes of the epic, Mahabharata) to redeem themselves for the sins they had committed during the Bharata War. Evidence shows that it was built in the 8th century A.D. As a matter of fact, in the 8th century A.D, the temple was reconstructed and renovated by Shankaracharaya who also established a matha (Hindu monastic establishment) at Badrinath. MEENAKSHI TEMPLE: The meenakshi temple complex at Madurai is a city temple. It has eminent and exquisitely carved towers enveloping the temple, dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi in Madurai. Considered as the south gateway, the Meenakshi temple consists of the twin temples of God Shiva and Goddess Meenakshi, each one as high as about nine storeys. The exact time of temple’s origin is not confirmed but the structures that are standing today date mostly from the 12th to the 18th century. The present temple standing today was built in the 17th century A.D by the Nayak rulers. The temple is superb example of sculpture and magnificent architecture. Riptong Ronghang, Class- VI

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8 Teacher: What is the importance of water and air in our life? Student: Sir, the air is needed to inflate the tyre and water to check whether there is puncture or not. 8 Sanjay: You know today, the discovery channel will show a 200cm snake on the T.V. Sudhir: Really! But I will not be able to see it. Sanjay: Why? Sudhir: Because our T.V screen in only 51 cm. 8 Teacher: If Kiran slips and fall in the well, what will happen? One student: The water will become dirty sir. 8 G.K Teacher: Do you know what classical music is? Student: Yes Sir! The song that is sang inside the class is called ‘Classical Song’. 8 First Person: You save me from sinking in the river, I wish to give you five hundred rupees, but I have a thousand rupees note. Second person: No problem, once again you dive into the river, Politician: Doctor, my tong tied whenever I give speech in the public. Doctor: Nothing to worry, this usually happens when anyone speaks much lie.

8 (Three doctors were boasting to an outsider): We can say by a mere observation which bone of a patient is broken. Just then an woman passed by limping. Seeing her first doctor said: This lady’s back bone is broken! Second Doctor: No. No! Her leg’s bone that is broken. Listening these all, the lady frowned at them and said: You stupid! It is my slipper that is broken! 8 Arun: Man listen through one ear and let it out from the other, but the women? Tarun: They listen from both ears and let it out from the mouth. 8 Judge (to the convict): Do you understand the meaning of taking oath? Convict: Yes my Lord! It will mean that whatever I say. True or false I must be firm at it. Sudhir Shah & Ashok Singh, Class - X

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CRAFT - 36

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Elephant Mask

WINNERS OF CONTEST 34 CMYK

YOU WILL NEED:

Rishyank Sivam, Class - I, T.G School, Tezpur

aColoured Felt, aCard, Scissors, aPencil, aTracing Paper, aPaintbrush, aElastic, Needle, aGlue, aPen, aTemplates

1.Trace the eyepiece template onto card and cut it out. Copy the shape onto a piece of felt.

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2. Cut a length of elastic to fit around 3. Cut out the felt shape and glue it to your head. Make holes in the eyepiece the card eyepiece and attach the elastic

4. Trace the templates of your choice on pages 11 or 12 to make the rest of your chosen mask.

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5. Copy the shapes onto the felt and cut them out.

6. Glue the felt shapes onto the card pieces.

7. Glue the shapes together to make the masks.

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TANGO DANCE: Tango dance and tango music originated in the area of the Rio de la Plata, and spread to the rest of the world soon after. Early tango was known as tango Carrillo or simply Tango. Today, there are many tango dancestyle, including Ar gentina tangoUruguan tango, Ballroom tango (American and International styles), Finnish Tango and Vintage Tangos. What many consider to be the authentic tango is that closet to that originally danced in Argentina and Uruguay, though other types of tango have developed into mature dances in their own right. In 2009, Argentina and Uruguay suggested the Tango to be declared a world heritage of humanity, in October of the same year UNESCO approved it. HIP HOP: It refers to social or choreographed dance styles primarily danced to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. This includes a wide range of styles notably breaking, locking and popping which were developed in the 1970s by Black and Latino Americans. What seperates hip-hop dance from other forms of dance is that it is often freestyle (improvisational) in nature and hip-hop dancers frequently engage in battles - formal or informal freestyle dance competitions. Informal freestyle sessions and battles are usually performed in a cipher, a circular dance space that forms naturally once the dancing begins. These three elements - freestyling, battles and ciphers - are key components of hip-hop dance.

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City. The dance consists of four primary elements: toprock, downrock, power moves and freezes/ suicides. It is danced to both hip-hop and other genres of music that are often remixed to prolong the musical breaks. The musical selection for bboying is not restricted to hip hop music, as long as the tempo and beat pattern conditions are met. A practitioner of this dance is called a b-boy, bgirl or breaker. These dancers often participate in battles, formal or informal dance competition between two individuals or two crews. Although the term “Breakdance” is frequently used, ‘B-Boying’ and ‘Breaking’ are preferred by the majority of the art form’s pioneers and most notable practitioners. Walz - There are several references to a sliding or gliding dance - a waltz, from the 16th century including the representations of the printer H.S Beheim. T h e French philosopher Montaigne wrote a dance he saw in 1580 in Augsburg, where the dancers held each other so closely that their faces touched. Kunz Haas, of approximately the same period wrote that, “Now they are dancing the godless, Weller or Spinner, whatever they call it. “The vigorous peasant dancer, following an instinctive knowledge of the weight of fall, utilizes his surplus energy to press all his strength into the proper beat of themeasure, thus intensifying his personal enjoyment in dancing”. The wide, wild steps of the country people became shorter and more elegant when introduced to higher society. Hans Sachs wrote of the dance in his 1568 Eygentliche Beschreibung aller Stande. At the Austrian Court in Vienna in the late 17th century (1698) ladies were conducted around the room to the tune of a 2 beat measure, which then became the 3/4 of the Nach Tanz (After Dance), upon which couples got into the position for the Weller and waltzed around the room with gliding steps as in an engraving of the Wirtschaft (Inn Festival) given for Peter the Great. This form of dance later came to be known as Walz. Disco is a genre of dance music. Its popularity peaked during the middle to late 1970’s . It had its roots in clubs that catered to African-American, gay, psychedelic and other communities in New York City and Philadelphia during the late 1960s

and early 1970s. Disco was a reaction by New York City’s gays as well as black and Latino heterosexuals against both the domination of rock music and the demonization of dance music by the counterculture during this period. Musical influences include funk, Latin and soul music. The disco sound has soaring, often reverberated vocals over a steady “Four-on-the-floor” beat, an eight note (quaver) or sixteenth note (semiquaver) hi-hat pattern with an open hi-hat on the off-beat, and a prominent, syncopated electric bass line sometimes sonsisting of octaves. CHA-CHA-CHA: The modern style of dancing the cha-cha-cha comes from studies made by dance teacher Monsieur Pierre (Pierre ZurcherMargolle), who partnered Doris Lavelle. Pierre, then from London, visited Cuba in 1952 to find out how and what Cubans were dancing at the time. He noted that this new dance had a split fourth beat, and to dance it one started on the second beat, not the first. He brought this dance idea to England and evntually created what is known now as ballroom cha-cha-cha. The validity of his analysis is well established for that time, and some forms of evidence exist today. First, there is in existence film of Orquesta Jorrin playing to a chacha-cha dance contest in Cuba, second, the rhythm of the Benny Moreclassic Santa Isabel de las Lajas written and recorded at about the same time is quite clearly syncopated on the fourth beat. Also, note that the about the same time is quite clearly syncopated on the fourth beat. Also, note that the slower bolero-son (“rumba”) was always danced on the second beat. Suman Kumari, Class - VII

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QUEER ANIMAL FACTS a The blood pressure of a giraffe is the highest in comparison to every animal species. a Flash the colour orange in front of a zebra and it will not be able to see it. So, be careful not to paint a wall orange where zebras wander! a In one square foot of forest space you will find more insects than you can find human beings in that much space in Manhattan. a You can lead a cow up the stairs, but not down the stairs. a The dumbest dog is the Afghan hound. a The smartest breeds of dogs are the Jack Russell Terrier and Scottish Border collie. Priya Mishra, Class - VIII

LESS KNOWN INVENTORS OF THE WIDELY KNOWN INVENTIONS 1. Washing Machine - AlvaJ.Fisher - 1910 2. YoYo - Donald F. Duncan - 1929 3. Loudspeaker - Horace Short - 1900 4. Helicopter - Etienne Ochmichan - 1924 5. Teddy Bear - Margarete Steiff - 1903 6. Rubik Cude - Prof. Emo Rubik - 1975 7. Postage Stamp - Sir Rowland Hill - 1840 8. Refrigerator - J.Harrison - 1850 9. CD - RCA - 1972 10. Disc Brake - Dr. F. Lanchester - 1902 11. FM system - E.H.Armstrong - 1933 12. Laptop - Sinclair - 1987 13. Air Conditioning - Carrier - 1902 14. Pencil - Jacques N. Conte - 1792 15. Mobile Phone - Martin Cooper Sahil Ali, Class - V

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT COMPUTER a ‘Stewardessess’ is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand in keyboard. a Another name for a Microsoft Windows tutorial is ‘Crash Course’! a Bill Gates house was designed using Macintosh Computer. a By the year 2012 there will be approximately 17 billion devices connected to the internet. a Domain names are being registered at a rate of more than one million names every month. a Email has been around longer than the World Wide Web. a In the 1980’s, an IBM computer wasn’t considered 100 percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft Flight Simulator. a MySpace reports over 110 million registered users. Were it a country, it would be the tenth largest, just behind Mexico. a On eBay, there are an average of $680 worth of transactions each second a One of every 8 married couples in the US last year met online. a The average 21 year old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games, has exchanged 250,000 email, instant and text messages and has spent 10,000 hours on the mobile phone. a There are approximately 1.06 billion instant messaging accounts worldwide. a While it took the radio 38 years , and the television a short 13 year, it tool the World Wide Web only 4 years to reach 50 million users Dharmendar Singh Kushwaha, Class - IX

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Mrs. Trishna Bhujel (Teacher Advisor), Sanjay Shah, Class -X, Priyanka Upadyay, Class - VIII

ACHIEVEMENTS

Winner of the Aryabhatta Science Centre Book Level Competition. From Left - Dharam Killing, Class -X, 1st in Science Base Model Making, Binod Yadav, Class -X, 1st in Extempore Speech and Rahim Killing, winner of Science base painting and selected for All India Tour.

Rupjyoti Boru, Class - IV

Arun Bhujel, Class - VIII

Rahul Boru, Class - II

Jyoti Mishra, Class - VI

Nilav Bhujel, Class - UKG Best Child Model

Sweeta Pradhan, Class - I

Priyanka Upadhyay, Class - VIII, 2nd in Extempore Speech organised by Aryabhatta Science Centre.

RIDDLE Answer: 1. Vegetable, 2. Letter M, 3. Inside, Outside 4. XPNDC, 5. Door Bell, 6. One! Because after eating one chocolate, the stomach will no more remain empty. 7. Spice, 8. My Father, 9. 5 Minutes, 10. Outside

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1. Name the tablet that we can cook and eat 2. What is that occurs once in every minute, twice in a moment and not in even once in a year? 3. Can you name the two sides of a circle? 4. Can you spell expendicy in 5 letter? 5. What is that never question but always answer? 6. How much chocolate can you eat in an empty stomach? 7. What always taste hot but have always ice on it? 8. The brother in law of my mother’s only brother is closely related to me. Who is he? 9. If 5 wolves can kill 5 animals in 5 minutes, then how long it will take 100 wolves to kill 100 animals? 10. Which side of a cup has the handle?

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