June, 2015

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Sam and the mad man

There was a boy called Sam. He was 8 years old. He lived in a village. Sam always helped the farmers. Everybody liked him and said that he was a good boy. One day he was going to work, when he met a mad man called Raju. Raju said to him “I will take you to a fair”. Sam did not know he was a mad man and followed him. Raju took him to his house and locked him into a cage. Sam cried “Mother….. Father…..”. His mother heard him. She took Sam out of the cage. When Raju returned to his house at night there was police waiting for him. They locked him into the jail. Sam and his mother and father lived happily ever after.


The Haunted Journey

It was a rainy evening and i was returning from my tution classes. Unlike all the other normal days i was not accompanied by my father as he went for a tour at Delhi. The rain seemed to be increasing with every moment. It seemed that the Rain God was not in a good mood that day because of the heavy downpour. Also it was not possible to get any bus or a taxi at that time because the streets were to much deserted.
At that moment i found a car just stopped in front of me. The driver of the car was none other than Mr. A. Bannerjee, our next door neighbour. He opened the window of the car and asked me “Hey you, just hop in!” I thought that I could finally reach home. As I sat in the car, he drove me to my home. Inside the car the air was very chilling. I thought that i was feeling cold as i was all wet. Very unlikely of him, he did not speak a word on the way. To break the uneasy silence, i asked him, “How was your visit to Darjeeling, uncle?” To my astonishment, he did not reply. On reaching my home i told him “Thanks for the lift”. He said nothing and drove speedily away. I saw the car vanished round the corner.
I was all soaked when i reached home. My mother gave me some food to eat for dinner. She then said something, which i was not at all ready to hear. She told that Mr. Banerjee, our neighbour passed away on the way back home from Darjeeling. He suffered a massive heart attack. The food in my mouth froze and i was seized with horror.

Mind Blaster

Questions of the week:

What is always coming, but never arrives?
(Answer to be posted on 11.04.2020)


Previous weeks questions :

  • The more you have of me, the less you see. Who am I?


  • I always run but never walk, Have a mouth but never talk. What am I?


  • You will always find me in the past. I can be created in the present, But the future can never taint me. What am I?


  • I go through a door but never go in and never come out. What am I ?


  • Forwards I am heavy, backwards I am not. What am I?


  • What can you see in the middle of the sea?


    • What clothing does a house wear?


    • how do you make seven an even number?

    (Answer-Takeout S from Seven!)

    • What ended in the year 1919?

    (Answer-The year 1918 ended when the New Year 1919 begins!)

    • It goes all over the world, but always stays in a corner. What is that?

    (Answer-A Stamp!)

    • Why do some cricket players never sweat?

    (Answer-Because they have huge fans!)

    • A mile-long train is moving at sixty miles an hour when it reaches a mile-long tunnel. How long does it take the entire train to pass through the tunnel?

    (Answer-Two minutes. The back of the train would be at the beginning of the tunnel after 1 minute, and would leave the end of the tunnel at the 2 minute mark.)

    • I can be cracked, I can be made.
      I can be told, I can be played.

    (Answer-A Joke.)

    • What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands?


    • I’m lighter than air but a million men can’t lift me. What am I?


    • If you had a ton of feathers and a ton of stones which would be heavier?

    (Answer-Neither. A ton is a ton, no matter what it’s made up of, and they both weigh a ton.)

    • If a plane crashes on the border of The United States and Mexico, where would the survivors be buried?

    (Answer-The survivors will not be buried because they survive not dead.)

    • Ten birds were sitting in a tree and a hunter shot one. How many birds were left in the tree?

    (Answer- None – After one bird got shot, they all flew away.)

    • A little girl kicks a soccer ball. It goes 10 feet and comes back to her. How is this possible?

    (Answer- The little girl kicked the ball in the air and it came back down)

    • Name all the numbers from 1 – 100, which have the letter ‘A’ in their spellings?

    (Answer- None)

    • Peter is known for his rash driving in the neighborhood. One day, he takes a one-way lane but goes in the wrong direction. Despite cops being present in the vicinity of the lane, he slithers away uncaught! How?

    (Answer- Peter chose to walk that day for some reason. Good for him!)

    • What goes up and down, but still remains in the same place?

    (Answer- Stairs!)

    • Larry’s father has five sons, viz. Ten, Twenty, Thirty, Forty… Guess what would be the name of the fifth?

    (Answer- Larry)

    • There are three houses one is red one is blue band one is white. If the red house is to the left of the house in the middle and the blue house is to the right to the house in the middle where is the white house?

    (Answer- Washinton DC.)

    • There is a question for which people will always give different answer every instance they are asked this very question. Although answer is always different, it is always right. Well what is the question ?

    (Answer- What is your name?)

    • What breaks with a word ?

    (Answer- Silence.)

    • Where can you find river but no water, mountains but no rocks and cities but no people ?

    (Answer- Map.)

    • What is the major difference between a bird and a fly?

    (Answer- Bird can fly but Fly cannot bird.)

    • I have three eyes and only one leg. Obey me or you will be sorry. What am I?

    (Answer- Traffic Light)

    • Although I am dark, but I only exist when there is light. Who am I ?

    (Answer- Shadow)

    • 5.1 – 4.5 = 2. How?

    (Answer – 5.1 means 5 overs 1 ball = 5*6 +1=31, 4.5 =4*6+5=29.  Hence, 31-29 =2 )

    •  I start with “T” end with “T” and I have TEA in me. Who am I?

    (Answer – Teapot)

    •  Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

    (Answer – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow)

    Please post your answer below :

Toy Train

Toy train 14.06.2015

When we went to Darjeeling, we went for a ride on the Toy Train from Ghum Station. This station is famous for it’s height. It was a wonderful ride. The Toy Train had a steam engine at the front. It had 2 bogies from the steam engine. I was full of joy and happiness after the ride. I came to know that this train was closed for 5 years and from 11th June 2015 it again started it’s journey from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling. It is the Unesco World Heritage train. The scenary along it’s route is spectacular. It passes through Batasia loop. At Batasia loop there is a beautiful garden where the train stops for a while. It is one of the tourist attraction of West Bengal. – Soumil, 8 years

Travel Guide – Havelock Island

This island has an area of about 113.93 km. it is the largest of the islands that comprises Richie Archphalages –a chain of islands that lies to  the east of the great Andaman in the Andaman Islands. It is situated 57 km north  from the city Port Blair.  This group of island is named after a British General Henry Havelock, who served in India.

The access to Havelock is via the following ways:

  • Government ferry
  • Makruzz
  • Coastal cruise
  • Express Bhagya

The several activities (water sports) that one can experience are

  • Sea walk
  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba diving
  • Banana ride
  • Fishing and trips to abandoned islands is also very popular.

Famous beaches in Havelock

  • Radhanagar Beach
  • Kalapatthar Beach
  • Elephanta Beach
  • Vijaynagar Beach

Important facts for the visitors:

One can easily spot some dolphins in the Kalapatthar Beach (a famous tourist attraction)

The average temperature in Havelock is 38 degree Centigrade and real feel is 49 degree centigrade

One should carry his/her sun screen lotion to protect himself/herself against possible tan.

The population mainly consists of Bengalis and Bangladeshis who settled there after 1971.

The five villages in Havelock, which are Gobindanagar, Shyamnagar, Radhanagar, Krishnanagar and Vijaynagar have there similar to the villages in West Bengal.  The Radhanagar Beach (beach no.7) has awarded as the best beach  in Asia in 2014 by ‘time’.

Important hotels

  • The Symphony Palm beach at Gobindnagar village
  • The Bare footResort.
  • Sea Shell Resort


Soumalya, 14 years

15 min shower on 04.06.2015


A 15 min shower brought a  smile to pockets of Kolkata on Thursday afternoon. I saw floods of rain grumbling down. My parents held up the umbrella on the way. We were going to mom’s office. But the rain did not last long. The temperature was hot again. Soumil, 8 years


A Palindrome is a word, phase or a sequence of character that reads the same when either spelt forward or backward. Example of palindrome are “A man, a plan, a card Panama”, “race car”, “taco cat”, “was it a car or a cat I saw” and “No X in Nixon”.

Comparing literature in Palindrome are example of constrained writing. This word has caused by the English play writer Ben Johnson. In the 17th century. This words originates fro Greek roots. Palin (again) and dromos (away, direction)

In several literature pieces across the globe there are several example or instances of palindrome like those in Urdu, Bengali, English, Sanskrit, Tamil literature palindrome have been used quite often.

Other examples of palindrome includes “madam I’m adam”. Even the very name of an Indian language Malayalam is itself a palindrome.

The palindromes would appear interesting to the children and they can easily identify and its nature.

Soumalya, 14 years

Favourite Food – Maggi

MaggiWe have been eating Maggi since we were small. But now doctor’s have found lead in it. Lead causes cancer and cancer can kill people.doctor’s are saying not to eat Maggi. It would be difficult for many kids, not to eat Maggi. Ihave eaten Maggi at Gulmarg, where nothing else was available. Doctor’s also say some people are eating Maggi because they are addicted to it. Soumil, 8 years