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A.I. MAKKI The great Mughal Emperor Akbar was busy building his empire across the length and breadth of India. His armies had attacked the Pathan stronghold at Bengal and captured its king. The fiercely independent Pathans unfurled the banner of revolt in a short time under the leadership of Isa Khan who challenged the Mughal […]

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Genghis Khan, the Great emperor found the Mongol Empire. Many people thing he was a Muslim. He was not. ‘Khan’ meant empire in the Mongol language. He is guessed to have been born in 1162 and died in 1226. His lifespan was very brief. But he carved out the largest contiguous empire in history of […]

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Films from other languages need to be translated to be understood in countries where the language in which the film was originally made is not understood. This is done in two ways. First among them is dubbing. In dubbing, the local language speaker sits in the studio and the films is shown to him. He […]

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In a joint family, several generations of people live together. For instance, we can find parents, grandparents and children living together. In olden days, people lived in joint families and shared labour and expenses. But slowly we have developed a pattern of nuclear family where only married couple and their own children live together. Nuclear […]

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The Comets are made up of a mixture of rock, dust and ice. This is why astronomers also call it a ‘dirty snowball’. When comets move closer to the sun, the ice evaporates and remains hung as a cover of gas and dust around the comet. This is blown away by the solar wind, a […]

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Areas around the south pole is Antarctica while the areas around the north pole is called Arctic. Both are covered by ice caps. But there is a difference. Antarctica has rocky land under the ice while it is only sea under the Arctic ice caps. Even the animal life is different. Penguins are found in […]

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Two children learn the wisdom of being kind to Nature, from Buddy, the bandicoot. Austin City was a settlement dotted with tall buildings. That’s where Giggles lived. Rushing home from school each day, she would sit out in her garden and watch the birds, squirrels, and cats and sometimes even talked to them. Every afternoon, she set out a dish of peanuts […]

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One day Emperor Harun Rashid was holding court when a messenger begged an audience with him. Harun called him aside and asked him: “What do you wish to convey to me?” The messenger replied: “Your Majesty! I saw it with my own eyes that Jafar, the son of Yahya, dines with one hundred men everyday and fifty soldiers wait upon him to carry out his command. They […]

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Khushthar Jamal Yusuf was a prosperous merchant and contented with his life and lived with his wife Arifa and two sons. He loved his family and would have been happy except for his wife’s nasty temper. One day, he called out to his wife: “Arifa, it is time for me to leave for work, have […]

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A mouse was in constant distress because of its fear of the cat. A magician took pity on it and turned it into a cat. But then it became afraid  of the dog. So the magician turned it into a dog. Then it began to fear the panther, so the magician turned it into a panther. Whereupon it was full of fear for the […]

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