Sunday, December 5, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Birdwatching is a very productive and pleasurable pastime. It requires that you set out on a field trip with your binoculars and field guide in pursuit of the winged fraternity. But another way to indulge in it is by bringing the birds nearer home. You can by installing a birdfeeder, a birdbath or a birdhouse in your garden or balcony. Even if you do not reside in a green haven, there will be birds of many hues in you neighbourhood. There are bound to be bushes and hedges in the nearest park or trees on the roadsides. Peepul trees or mango, quite common around the Indian countryside attract birds by the legion. The berries of the peepul and the blossoms of mango are an invitation to them.
|BIRD is a very basic tray that can hold grains, seeds or food . It can be any shallow dish or a platform of any sort. While a few of the gardening stores or home decor shops may stock some exotic variety, it is a better idea to make one at home. You can be as innovative as you wish in making a rudimentary feeder. |
If you have a balcony or a small terrace with potted plants, place the feeder and bath around these. This will also help create an ecological habitat for the birds.
For an empty birdhouse to become a bird home, all you have to do is put food. It's that simple.
So everyone enjoying the vacations....! Great..!
Just the game we played in school...
Here is the link...
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Talks with scientists... I have lead on the beetle that we saw in the garden... It wasn't easy even for experts.. this with reference to experts from India and abroad.... working in the field.. and after consulting with the bug experts from the forest department...
The beetle is named...
Over the head...?
Well here is the common name...
red-spotted longhorn beetle
Its actually a bark borer beetle, normally found on mango tree.... and we saw it on kapok tree...
Which some people think is a cotton tree...
Monday, October 11, 2010
The use of rockets and missiles by Indians in modern times dates back to the 18th century, during the period of ruler Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Fighting the British colonial army, Tipu Sultan's Army used variety of rockets in supporting role. It was world's first use of rockets for fighting modern wars. In the Second Anglo-Mysore war, at the Battle of Pollilur (10 September 1780), Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan won grandly, whereby the whole British detachment lead by Colonel Baillie was destroyed and 3,820 soldiers taken prisoner (including Colonel Bailli). At the Battle of Seringapatam in 1792, Indian soldiers launched a huge barrage of rockets against British troops, followed by an assault of 36,000 men. Later at the battle of Srirangapattana (4th Anglo-Mysore war) in April 1799, British forces lead by Colonel Arthur Wellesley (Duke of Wellington) ran away from the battlefield when attacked by rockets and musket fire of Tipu Sultan's army.
Tipu's rockets were far more advanced than any other at the time, and had been fully integrated into his Army, which were under special Rocket Brigades called Kushoons. These were extremely effective in Battle, and completely scattered the British Armies. These rockets were later re-engineered by William Congreve and known in Britain as Congreve Rockets.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This word can be separated as follows:
Auto - troph.Auto - means self,
troph - means nourish.
Autotrophs are organisms capable of self nourishment.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Just the reminder for your Science Project which is due on 16th Sep 2010 (Thursday)
You have to bring photographs and information in following ways:
1st class: 2 Photos
2nd class: 2 photos
3rd class: 2 photos and
2. photographs of 4 more simple machines (any 4 from remaining one's)
3. ideally you should have spare snaps...
4. get at least two photographs for each type..
5. Get little information on all the simple machines of which photographs you are going to paste
in the project.
Photographs of such simple machines which are normally found at your home are expected.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I guess we will have to decide one particular time for this... I will put it on poll...
Till then 5.30 to 6.30pm (IST) will be the time...
(Those outside India will have to check with their timings accordingly)
Monday, September 6, 2010
So on the popular demand, we have new poll, actually we have two polls... One for girls and one for boys... For finding out who is the best groomed girl and a boy...
Now that does not mean girls will only vote for girls and boys will vote for boys, everyone can vote for anyone whether its a girl or a boy...
So lets vote...
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Playing sports is a lot of fun. Getting hurt is not. Take these five steps to prevent injuries so you can stay in the game:
1. Wear protective gear, such as helmets, protective pads, and other gear.
2. Warm up and cool down.
3. Know the rules of the game.
4. Watch out for others.
5. Don't play when you're injured.
Let's find out more about each of these.
1.Wear Protective Gear
Talk with your parents or your coach to know what gear you need. Then wear that gear whenever you're practicing or playing.
It's not a good idea to just bolt on to the field and start playing. You shouldn't even start stretching until you're a little warmed up. So take a light jog to get loosened up and ready to play.
Doing some stretching also can get you prepared to hit the field. By warming up, you get yourself ready to play. Warming up your muscles and practicing a sport help keep you safe, too. Warm-ups that last 15 to 30 minutes and include slow, gradual stretching help lengthen your muscles and increase your blood flow and muscle temperature. That way, your muscles are ready to go and are much less likely to get hurt.
3.Know the Rules of the Game
Traffic lights at intersections help prevent crashes between the many cars and trucks that drive on the roads together. This works because drivers know the rules and follow them — at least most of the time. It's the same way with sports.
When players know the rules of the game — what's legal and what's not — fewer injuries happen. You and the other players know what to expect from each other. For instance, you know that in soccer you can't come from behind, crash into a player's legs, and steal the ball. It's legal — and safer — to go after the ball rather than the player.
4.Watch Out for Others
Some rules don't have anything to do with scoring points or penalties. Some rules are just about protecting other people and being courteous. For instance, a diver (Swimmer) would make sure that the pool was clear before diving in. Otherwise, he or she might land on someone else.
One way you can watch out for others is to communicate on the field. For instance, a Cricketer in the field might yell "I got it" to avoid a collision with another fielder. Listening to your coach during a game also can help keep you safe. It's also good to just be courteous, like telling someone his or her shoe is untied. Check your shoes, too!
5. Don't Play When You're Injured
This is a really important one. If you love sports, it's tempting to get right back in the game, even after an injury. But playing when you're hurt — or before an injury has had a chance to fully heal — is a bad idea. It can lead to an even worse injury, one that might sideline you for a long time. Be honest with parents and coaches if you've been hurt. See a doctor for your injuries, when necessary, and follow his or her advice about how and when to return to practice and play.
Now you know what kids need to know about staying safe. Hopefully, if you follow rules 1, 2, 3, and 4, you won't need number 5. Or at least not quite as often!
Originally Reviewed by: Joseph A. Congeni, MD
Steve Sanders, PhD
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Take a Poll, Click on the following link or click on the first link on the right hand side, once directed to the website, click on the Poll image at the bottom left...
Lets see, who is that person...
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Let us see what do we mean by health
"A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity".
WHO (World health Organization)
infirmity - Small problems of health like occasional headache or a sprain.
Friday, August 13, 2010
"Independence day" is day after tomorrow. I just wanted to share an Incident... I met this french women working in France civil services (Like we have in India IAS) as we shared same interest and love for wildlife, we started speaking on the topic. She and her husband had just been to Africa and shared some pictures with me, I Appreciated the snaps she and her husband had taken and I shared my views that how mesmerizing the savannas are etc...
The reply that i got and the conversation then followed was like this...
Hi, Yes Southern Africa is an incredible place; But be carefull, once you went there you can't think anything else that going back again & again & again ...
I heard India was not that bad & I'd like to explore it too somedays ; I bet it's quite different from Paris & Europe !
Did you meet a lot of people threw the wildlife groups ?
Maybe We'll see your face in the future ?
Hi..Well...Definitely its completely different from Europe & paris...Its different world altogether..well, u see whole of europe,America, some eastern countries like japan, korea etc...have become quite similar to each other...they all have skyscrapers,lot of lights @ night..honkong is trying to b LA of south asia...In that India though has all the stuffs but maintains its uniqueness...
Allow me to let u introduce my country...Well we have the highest mountain picks on the north-east side...& sun sand dunes on the west side....Lovely beaches @ goa, kerela etc...forests @ western ghats with great no. of spp....Lovely Tea fields in the south...Mangroove forest @ mumbai,Tigers @ sunderban,khana etc...Lion @ gir...Cheetalh @kanha....In mumbai only we have more no. of butterfly than whole of the U.K...Then aquatic life @ sindhudurg, andaman.. Ohh I can go on & on...well a great traveler has said, "If u want to see India properly u got to spend at least 6 months..."
Of course i have not even talked about the festivals (Holi, Diwali etc) & palaces (Umed bhavan, Hawa mahal etc) & all....saving it for some other time.... I tried to give a sneak peek...
& yes..I adore...europe & paris...They r just awesomely beautiful...I got nothing against europe or paris...any country for that matter...I would like to explore them all....they all would have many things to offer..
I appreciate your great description about your country & certainely will come to visit as soon as my husband & I will be able to take a 6 months break !
It's in french but please, tell me what you think about these places :
Des parcs exceptionnels : le parc de Corbett : lieu de naissance du "Tiger Project", le parc de Kaziranga où résident les derniers rhinocéros indiens unicornes, et le parc de de Gir, dernier refuge du Lion d'Asie."
Let's keep in touch, even if work & life may autorize me to answer with some delays sometimes ???
Tell me more about you, where you live, what you do & want to do ...
INDE - VIE SAUVAGE - Voyage en Inde
Jour 2 Delhi - Jabalpur Matinée ...
Hope you people understood what I wanna say...
"Proud to be an Indian"
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
sanfrancisco-These houses are called the ‘Painted Ladies’ because of their colours. They are in San Francisco in America.
barcelona-This building is called ‘La Pedrera’ and was designed by one of Spain’s most famous architects. It is in Barcelona in Spain.