18th February 2019 to 23rd February 2019

World This Week

The world this week is an attempt to provide worldly news to kids once a week. The idea behind this is to make them get started on reading world news but it’s written in a child friendly manner and explains some concepts too

First Virtual Reality Water Slide

Oct 11, 2018 by Rashi Agarwal Some may say that VR (Virtual Reality) and water don’t go well together. While some more may argue - Aren’t roller coaster rides an experience in themselves? Then why the need to enhance the adventure by using VR. Combining roller coasters with VR is not a very new concept. The ‘Ride of Steel’ roller coaster at Six Flags in Maryland helps Superman’s fans dive into his world. However, recently, the world’s first VR enhanced water slide was opened. Its called ‘Space Glider’. It is located at Europe’s biggest water park, the Galaxy Erding in…

Manu Bhaker – Youngest Indian to win a medal

October 9, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal Manu Bhaker is an Indian sportswoman who excels in shooting. She represented India at the 2018 ISSF World Cup and won two gold medals. She is the youngest Indian to win a gold medal at the ISSF World Cup. She won the gold medal in women's 10 m air pistol event at 2018 Commonwealth Games just at the age of 16 in her maiden Commonwealth Games appearance. At the recent Asian Games in Indonesia, this 16 year old didn’t get a medal, but that did not deter her spirit and she started to focus on her…

Nobel Prize Winners 2018

By Rashi Agarwal Date: October 8,2018 This years Nobel Prize was awarded this year to researchers for inventions in the field of laser physics which have made making precision instruments easier. These are used in industry as well as corrective eye surgery. Arthur Ashkin, 96 years, from the USA won half the prize, for his invention of “optical tweezers” that can grab particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells with their laser beam fingers. The other half of this prize was shared by Gerard Mourou of France, and Donna Strickland of Canada for together developing a method to generate ultra-short…

Waste Management Concerns

Date Oct 3rd, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal Humans are producing more waste by the day. 2 billion tonnes of trash was produced by households and businesses in 2016, which sums to 740 grams each day for one person. The World Bank has predicted that this could increase by 70% by 2050, as countries get richer. This is not only a sore sight for the eyes, but is extremely unhealthy for humans, as well as for the planet, leading to global warming. We, as educated global citizens, must take action. We must reduce the use of plastics, paper and non-recyclable materials…

Rubik’s cube goes digital

By Rashi Agarwal  Rubik’s cube a 3-D puzzle loved for decades by kids and adults is going digital Rubik's Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture ErnőRubik. He meant it to be a teaching device. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the toy after being named the “Rubik’s Cube” and the company is adding an all new dimension for their fans. They are launching an app which can be downloaded on iPhones and it offers much more than just 2 by 2, 4 by 4 and 6 by 6 play.…