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muharram meaning

How to explain Muharram, Islamic New Year and Ashoura Day to kids

September 10, 2019 10:01:54 am

Muharram 2019: According to the Islamic tradition, on the ninth and tenth days of Muharram, Muslims should observe fast. Also they must not forget the poor during these days nor should they oppress any individual who may be below them.

Make History Fun Again: 5 intriguing fashion trends from ancient India

October 31, 2018 1:17:03 pm

All women had elaborate daily routines to get ready. Every day, they would spend ages etching out elaborate colourful rangolis…not on the floor, but on their own cheeks, foreheads and even chests!

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Children’s book Miss Laya’s Fantastic Motorbike started as a phone story

September 17, 2018 5:57:09 pm

In small towns in India, we still see many women commuting on cycles and mopeds. Chandra, the character in Miss Laya's Fantastic Motorbike Does Not Like Fruits is based on a single mother who is a farmer, and rides a moped.

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‘School discipline shouldn’t be a federal issue’

September 17, 2018 1:47:48 pm

The message from Washington seems to be getting through: Some 20 percent of respondents said they felt pressure to keep in school students that staff would have preferred to remove.

Happy birthday PM Modi: Quotes from the PM for kids

September 17, 2018 11:56:46 am

"Dear Parents, family is the strongest support system for any child...You are your child's best mentor."

10 facts on M Visvesvaraya for kids on Engineer’s Day

January 18, 2019 1:08:11 pm

Besides being a world-renowned civil engineer, M Visvesvaraya was the 19th Diwan of Mysore, who served between 1912 and 1918.

Transgender author Vivek Shraya: Allow kids to be gender creative

September 17, 2018 9:37:13 am

"I think children’s books are definitely an entry point into having a conversation with children about gender and difference more broadly."

Hindi Diwas: 5 ways to help your child learn the language

September 13, 2019 11:27:22 am

Hindi Diwas 2018: To help your child develop an interest in Hindi literature, introduce him or her to children’s books in Hindi.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: 10 books on the elephant god for kids

September 13, 2018 11:41:44 am

Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: This book is a fun retelling of some of the popular legends of Ganesh. The stories are accompanied by beautiful illustrations, and are sure to appeal to every child.

Ganesh Chaturthi: Make this DIY Ganesh craft with your child

October 16, 2018 12:37:43 pm

Ganesh Chaturthi: Decorate the wall-hanging using self-adhesive pearl strings. Make eyes for Ganesha with black pearl and do not forget the delicious laddoo!

Make History Fun Again: Quaint Math puzzles from ancient India

October 31, 2018 1:18:48 pm

Here are some real problems from the Lilavati. Work them out, and imagine young schoolchildren sitting and solving the same questions 1,000 years ago!

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Ganesh Chaturthi story for kids: The Moon’s Punishment

October 12, 2018 1:41:25 pm

Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Poor Ganesha couldn’t maintain his balance. He fell down. And SPLAT! He scrambled all over. As he was trying to gather himself, the elephant god heard loud laughs. He looked up and saw the moon shaking with laughter.

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti: Five quotes from his Chicago speech on religion

January 12, 2019 11:58:46 am

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2019: Here are some quotes from the speech that parents can share with their children.

International Literacy Day: Short story for kids—A Cloud of Trash

October 12, 2018 1:42:47 pm

International Literacy Day: A cloud of trash is hanging over Cheekoo’s head, making her the unhappiest girl in the world.

International Literacy Day: Give kids happiness homework, says Andy Cope

September 8, 2018 12:33:33 pm

"If your child is enjoying school, please tell their teacher. A simple, ‘Thanks for doing such a terrific job,’ will make their day."

LGBTQI: Books that teach your child about gender fluidity

September 6, 2018 12:30:03 pm

What happens when the child fails to identify with his or her own gender or begins exploring its fluidity? Here are some of the books that address these issues, which can help parents and children understand gender better.

Make History Fun Again: 5 eccentric hobbies of the Mughals

October 31, 2018 1:26:00 pm

Emperor Akbar played it lifesize in Fatehpur Sikri, where real people enacted the pieces. Sometimes, international matches were held and bets placed on them.

Happy Teachers’ Day: 6 books on teachers for kids

September 5, 2018 3:14:44 pm

Happy Teachers' Day: On the occasion of Teachers' Day 2018, here are some books that parents can introduce their kids to

Happy Teachers’ Day: Rabindranath Tagore on teaching without textbooks

September 5, 2018 10:29:47 am

Happy Teachers' Day: Thus the boys of our school were fortunate enough to be able to receive their lessons from a living teacher and not from textbooks. Have not our books, like most of our necessaries, come between us and our world?

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Happy Teachers’ Day: Where is the internet and other ‘Thunks’ to keep kids guessing!

September 5, 2018 1:32:11 pm

Happy Teachers' Day: Is there more future or past? Can you touch the wind?