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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti 2019: Ten facts on the Iron Man of India

Sardar Patel birth anniversary: "Every Indian should now forget that he is a Rajput, a Sikh or a Jat. He must remember that he is an Indian and he has every right in his country but with certain duties," Patel had famously said.

Durga Puja: The story of the goddess and her incarnations

Goddess Durga Story: Another name for Durga is Durgatinashini which means ‘the one who eliminates suffering’. Her name thus indicates her role as the one who protects her devotees and removes evil from the world.

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Gandhi at 150: A diet chart for Netaji and other interesting facts from the Mahatma's life

2nd October Gandhi Jayanti: The poet Rabindranath Tagore gave the title Mahatma to Gandhiji. "He (Gandhi) stopped at the thresholds of the huts of the thousands of dispossessed, dressed like one of their own. ...For this reason the "Mahatma", the name given to him by the people of India, is his real name."

5 life lessons from Lal Bahadur Shastri, India's second PM

He raised the slogan of “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan” during the Indo-Pakistan war in 1965 and paved the way for India’s food self-sufficiency.

Sir M Visvesvaraya, builder of dams, bridges and a nation — short story and facts for kids

Engineer's Day: Once when he was on a study tour in America, Visvesvaraya’s host said the group had to climb a four-floor-high ladder to see how a particular machine worked. Everyone was scared. Not Sir MV! He climbed nimbly all the way to the top. He was 85 years old.

The burning Amazon rainforest: What parents can teach their children

Switch to shampoo bars instead of liquid shampoo bottles. These are not only better for the environment, they also are better for our health as they don't contain chemicals. Children can replace their neon-coloured toothbrushes with ones made of wood.

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Chandrayaan 2: How to talk to your kids about the launch

Chandrayaan 2: With such exposure and virtual reinforcements at our behest, it is important to teach little ones about this grand success of the Indian aerospace sector. Here's how you can break it down to them.

51 fun facts about the human body, from a science teacher

Your left and right lungs aren't exactly the same. The lung on the left side of your body is divided into two lobes while the lung on your right side is divided into three. The left lung is also slightly smaller, allowing room for your heart.

Lunar eclipse 2019: Unique facts to share with kids

Partial lunar eclipse 2019: ‘Totality’ is the term used when the moon is fully darkened during a total lunar eclipse. When both the sun and eclipsed moon are observed at the same time, it’s known as a ‘selenelion’.

World Giraffe Day 2019: How a giraffe’s kick can behead a lion and other facts, from a science teacher

World Giraffe Day 2019: In the wild, giraffes almost never lie down because of vulnerability to predators. They usually sleep standing, sometimes sitting. When giraffes sleep, they curl their necks and sleep for about five minutes at a time, sleeping no more than 30 minutes a day.

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