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Dhaka Tribune Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Volume 1, Issue 11

Tales From the City

Episode 11: BHOOTUM


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Jonaki's Headquarters Hey Friends! Hope you all had a wonderful week, and to make this week better for you guys, we have a bunch of more new cool stuff for you to read and learn about in this week’s issue. For starters, check out The Hulk’s portfolio in our “Superhero of the week”. We’re also going to teach you how to make your very own piggy banks so that you guys can start building the habit

of saving money. We also have some fun math and chemistry facts for you to check out in Bhootom’s Classroom, along with a lot more cool stuff too! Do let us know if there’s something else you’d like to see in the Treehouse. Send us your drawings and poems! We love hearing from you! Write to us at treehouse@dhakatribune.com

Love Jonaki

A weekly production of

DhakaTribune Editor Zafar Sobhan

Magazine Editor Sabrina Fatma Ahmad Treehouse Team Sabiha Mahmud Sumi Rubab Nayeem Khan Munira Fidai Afshan Sattar Azfar Rahman Natasha Rahman Saudia Afrin Contributor Tahsin Momin

Solution: After stealing the “Aurora”, the thief made a mistake – he hung the picture upside down.

Cartoonist Syed Rashad Imam Tanmoy

Contents

Graphics Sabiha Mahmud Sumi Mohammed Mahbub Alam Production Masum Billah Advertising Shahidan Khurshed Circulation Wahid Murad Email treehouse@dhakatribune.com Website www.dhakatribune.com

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Sports Star Mario Barwuah Balotelli Superhero of the week The Hulk Word on the street Akram Learn English Kids Wordsearch

3 Tales from the city Bhootum

4 Dr Meow’s Lab

Pet tips Lost Little Birdy Crafts DIY Piggy Banks Fun Science Television Ghosts Animal facts Tarsiers

5 Speedy’s Zone

Book School Spirits Movie The Prankster Music Bieber Fever! Toy May the Lucky one Win! Videogame Hogwarts ... the Lego way

6 Bhootum’s Classroom Amazing Facts Math Trick Wizard of Id


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SPORT'S STAR

Mario Barwuah Balotelli

Superhero of the week

The Hulk Alter Ego Bruce Banner

Species Human Mutate

Profile Italian National Football Team

Place of Origin Earth

Major Teams AC Milan (Present) Lumezzane (2006-2007) Internazionale (2007-2010) Manchester City (2010-2013)

Abilities Bruce Banner: Genius-level intellect Hulk: Superhuman strength, speed, endurance, reflexes, durability, immunity to diseases and viruses, adrenal activation and anger empowerment, accelerated heating and longevity, resistance to mind control, able to sense astral forms, skilled hand-to-hand combat .

Team Affiliation Avengers, Defenders, Horsemen of Apocalypse, Hulk Busters, The Mighty Avengers, The Order, Pantheon, S.H.I.E.L.D, Warbound Notable Aliases Joe Fixit, War, Green Scar, WorldBreaker, Sakaarson

Playing Role Striker Career Statistics Goals Scored: 52

Games Played: 125 Yellow Card: 37 Red Card: 3 Minutes on Pitch: 7455 Born on August 12, 1990, in Palermo, Sicily, Mario was adopted by the Balotelli family at the age of 3. He started his football career at the age of 15 but was not allowed to play for the Italian national team until he was a legal Italian Citizen. Balotelli became an official citizen on August 13, 2008. Tahsin Momin

word on the street Source: Jaago Foundation www.jaago.com.bd

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1. This subject helps you paint and draw 2. You’ll learn about different places in the world 3. Football and games in the gym are port of p------- education 4. You’ll learn about different religions in r-------- education 5. You can learn to play an instrument in this lesson 6. You’ll use a lot of numbers in this lesson 7. Biology, chemistry, physics are part of this 8. You’ll learn about the world of work in b------- studies 9. You’ll learn about things that happened in the past 10. Your favourite language!

You can play this game and more online at: www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglishkids

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Answers 1. art 2. geography 3. physical 4. religious 5. music 6. maths 7. science 8. business 9. history 10. english

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Cycle is the new trend These days it’s a common sight seeing the youth of our city using the old fashioned and simple method of transportation, the bicycle. Just a few days ago, there was a campaign for celebrating World Environment Day, which of course promoted riding bicycles to build a healthier city to live in. Having seen all the hype the

campaign created, Akram also got a hold of a cycle for himself, and now he rides his cycle to the bazaar everyday to get grocery for his mom. Even though Akram’s a very young boy, it still doesn’t stop him from using his morals to try making our city a better place to live in. Tasmia Nehreen Ahmed

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Created by Sabrina Fatma Ahmad Story by Sabrina Fatma Ahmad Illustration by Syed Rashad Imam Tanmoy

Tales From the City

Episode 11: BHOOTUM

The story Oops! So Jonaki’s comfortably moved into her new apartment in the City, but no one told Bhootum, the landlady. This could be trouble! Keep reading to find out.

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Dr Meow's Lab

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Television Ghosts You will need a television and a flashlight.

Tarsiers

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You must do this experiment in a dark room, so make sure the lights in the TV room are turned off.

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Hold the flashlight in one hand and place your other hand flat against the TV screen.

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Turn on the flashlight and shine the light all over the screen. Do this for at least two minutes, making sure all parts of the screen get a little bit of light.

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Turn off the flashlight and remove your hand from the TV. You will see a dark image of your hand on

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a glowing screen and it will be visible for up to a few minutes! Some variations: You can use your screen as a notepad! Put the lit flashlight up against the screen and use the light as a pen to write. Turn off the flashlight and enjoy the luminous messages! How does this work? A television screen has stuff in it that glows when it’s hit with light. The back of a TV screen is coated with a material that becomes excited when struck by electrons. The light from a flashlight works to excite these screen-coating materials. The material absorbs energy and re-emits it as a glowing light. Hence, you can see the shows on the TV screen. Afshan Sattar

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Tarsiers are very small primates with large eyes, approximately 16mm in diameter, which is the same size as their brain. They have a very high hearing sense. They can turn their heads almost in every direction. They are only found in the islands of South-East Asia. Tarsiers are 4-6 inches tall and their hind legs are twice as long as their torso. Their diet consists of small animals such as birds, insects, lizards and snakes. Till 2008 they were considered critically endangered but as of 2011, the population has been restored. Tahsin Momin

PET TIPS

Lost Little Birdy Even when they are flying with their kind, birds tend to get lost. And a lost bird really can’t fend for itself when it isn’t up in the sky; particularly because it might fall prey to cats or dogs. Here are a few tips which will aid you in providing shelter for a homeless bird: Shelter Use a cardboard box to make a home for the bird. You can put something warm like a blanket to make it comfortable for your feathered friend.

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Food You can go to a pet store and a pick out bird food or you can just feed it bread crumbs or even rice. Also put some water in the cardboard so that little birdy can quench its thirst once in a while. Health Even if it’s been with you for a day or two, you may have already bonded with it quite well, therefore its wellbeing means a lot to you. You might want to take it to a vet just in case he comes

down with a severe health condition. Bidding goodbye If it’s ready to be flocked with its feathered friends, it’s time to set it free. Don’t feel that it went away; feel good that you put the bird’s need ahead of yours. Rubab Nayeem Khan

DIY Piggy Banks

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We all love spending our pocket money on our favourite things, but how many of us love saving? Did I hear you say saving was boring? Not anymore! When making a piggy bank is turned into a fun DIY project, no child will ever get bored with saving up!

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What you need: • A small cardboard shoe box • Scotch Tape • A Paper Cutter • Acrylic/Fabric paint • Lace • Stickers Here’s how to do It: First, tape the box and the lid firmly with scotch tape. Use wide scotch tapes

for best results and wrap it tightly twice around the lid. That should ensure a strong hold on the lid. Next, get an adult to help you cut a slit at the top of the lid of the box with the paper cutter. Make this clearly visible but don’t cut it too wide. You only need it to slide coins and bills into to the box. Paint the box colourful, using your own creativity and design to make it look as interesting as possible. You can design it according to a theme and use stickers and drawings of your favourite cartoon, movie or comic characters. Acrylic paint is better as they will not run on fingers later, as poster paints tend to do. Make sure you wear a protective apron on your clothes before you start

this project, or you may end up with colours on your clothes that your mother may not be too happy with. Acrylic or poster, colours will not settle well on scotch tape. To cover this area, use strong glue to cover it with lace or simply cover up the area with stickers. If you are using glue, be sure to have an adult help you as little fingers may not be very glue friendly. Let the paint and glue dry, and wash your hands well afterward. Make sure to not invest too much on this project as you will have to cut it open when your bank is filled. Make it a low cost, fun filled experience that makes saving more fun than spending, any day! Munira Fidai

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Speedy's Zone School Spirits Author: Rachel Hawkins Age: 12yrs Genre: Horror/fantasy Treehouse Rating: 3/5

15 year old Izzy and her mother are the last two Prodigium hunters left in the world. They are a team when it comes to hunting the super naturals but as a result, Izzy never has a normal childhood. However, when Mary Evans School is threatened by an evil spirit,

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The Prankster Horrid Henry: The movie is based on Francesca Simon’s popular series. Henry, a mischievous boy ,who is the leader of the Purple Hand Gang of pranksters. He loves to play pranks and fight with the rule-following girls

it falls to Izzy to save the day. But will blending in with other children prove a bigger challenge?

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The book is slow initially as most of the suspense is saved for the last. The book introduces a quirky character, a 400 year old warlock boy who had accidentally trapped himself in a mirror. That resulted of a spell gone wrong, as Izzy’s only friend and the interactions they have are a fun read.

Parental advisory:

“BS” is one slang that is used once and there is not much sexual content except kissing. Munira Fidai

toy in his class. He shares a very tense relationship with his teacher Miss Battleaxe. He’s always ignoring studies and is busy dreaming about being a rock star. He hates her very much. Have you ever failed to complete your homework? Henry did and failed again. But this time the results were more horrific than he ever imagined. The situation gets worse during a big inspection when Henry embarrasses his elementary school in front of the team. As a result, Miss Battleaxe gets fired and the school is put on probation. Henry decides to save his school and get his teacher back in the classroom. So he collaborates with his brother, Perfect Peter, and his archnemesis neighbour, Moody Margaret to make his initiative successful. Apart from all of Henry’s jokes and pranks, at the end he proves that he can accomplish what he wants in a positive manner. The role of Henry is played by Theo Stevenson.

May the Lucky one Win!

Saudia Afrin

A card game originating from Ohio, Cincinnati, Uno is a popular pastime among people of all ages. The deck consists of 108 cards with 25 cards of each colour- red, blue, green and yellow with number cards of 1 through 9 and action cards of reverse, skip and drawtwo. The remaining cards are action cards called wild and a draw four wild. The effects of the action cards are self-explanatory in the sense that “skip” skips the next person out, reverse changes the direction of laying cards and draw-two and draw-four penalise the next person to draw that number of cards and lose their turn. Also, the person with the last card remaining must shout “Uno” in order to avoid being penalised. This game is great for on-the-spot quick thinking and decision making for children above 7 years of age and makes for a great pastime. A pack of Uno costs around Tk250 from DCC Market, Gulshan 1, Dhaka. Munira Fidai

MUSIC

Videogame

Bieber Fever!

Hogwarts...the Lego way

Top 10 Justin Bieber tracks

The Harry Potter series may have ended, but there are many ways to keep the stories alive. You could read the books all over again. You could watch the movies all over again. Or, you could get your hands on these cool Xbox games, and BE part of the Harry Potter adventures. There are wizards and potions, monsters and magic, and everything you loved about the stories. All the characters are shown as colourful toy blocks, so even though the stories get darker as you move from Year 1 to Year 4, it doesn’t look too scary.

1. Believe 2. Baby (featuring Ludacris) 3. Eenie Meenie (featuring Sean Kingston) 4. As long as you love me 5. Boyfriend 6. One less lonely girl 7. Pray 8. One time 9. All around the world (featuring Ludacris) 10. Favourite girl

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The storyline is the same as in the books. Young Harry discovers that he is a wizard, goes to Hogwarts, makes friends, and enemies, and together, the forces of good try to defeat the evil Lord Voldemort. Most of the game-play involves exploring and puzzle-solving, so you get to exercise your brain while you have fun. Educational Content Positive role model Treehouse rating Sabrina Fatma Ahmad


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