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An elephant from heaven

One day a boy named Ramesh was sleeping when he heard a strange sound. Ramesh followed the sound and reached the place. He was shocked to see that a big yellow-pink coloured elephant was hitting by the wall.
When the elephant saw him it started floating up in the air. Ramesh tried to catch it and went up with it. He was able to hold his tail. Wow! he reached in heaven. He went inside a beautiful food court. Every food is for him even the heaven was very beautiful. There were beautiful flowers, silver palaces, golden palaces etc. and he also found many tasty dearly food for his families. Then he reached back home.
Next day he got a scolding from his family for day dreaming and he never saw that elephant again.

Travel guide-Arunachal Pradesh


Arunachal Pradesh is a state perched in the north eastern frontier of the India sub continent., It is a tourism hotspot in the country and is visited by many local and international tourists through out the year. In the year 2014, this state was the second most visited state after Kerala in India. The Indian government is trying to promote the state’s cultural heritage and tourism prospect for the better. the state suffered heavy losses during the 1960 Sino-Indian conflict.Also this state has received several setbacks in its pathway of development due to the tensions occurring across the Indo-China border.The capital city is Itanagar and is the main center of the state’s commercial and industrial activities.72% of the state’s GSDP comes from tourism.Renowned actor Arjun Rampal is the brand-ambassador of the state.

There are several places of interests in Arunachal Pradesh. Especially,Dirang,Tawang,Bomdilla etc are to name a few.
Dirang:This place is located in the northeastern part of the state.This place is famous for both its natural scenic beauty and historic importance.The Dirang Zhong or the Dirang Fort located at the heart of the town was constructed to protect the people of Dirang from any war or natural calamity in the year 1859.It was declared as a

UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1978.Also the Dirang monastery is a popular tourist attraction where the His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama visited earlier this month.

Tawang: Tawang is the most important tourist spot in Arunachal Pradesh.it is said that people visit Arunachal Pradesh to visit Tawang. Tawang is known for its historic importance because it is the storehouse of the Monpa culture. Also Tawang is referred as Monyul by the native people of Tawang. From Tawang a 14km drive through the
mountainous road it will take you to the “Y junction”.From this junction one road goes to the Bumla pass which contains the Indo-China border and the other road goes to the two lakes namely the Ptso lake and the Shingatsher lake popularly known as the Madhuri lake.

In the Shungatsher lake the shooting of a scene for the film “Koyla” took place.In that scene renowned Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit had danced.The lake was formed due to earthquakes.When one will visit the place one would be stunned to see gazing at the place’s scenic beauty all around.Another important place is Tawang is the Tawang monastery.Built across a land area of 70 acres it is the largest monastery in Asia.It has several quarters within itself ie one is meant for the museum, other is the center for laying the butter lamps,another center is the information centre for the lamas. On the road between Dirang to Tawang the Sela Pass is situated at an altitude of 13700ft it is the world’s second highest motorable road. This is an important place of interest for the tourist and chiefly maintained by the India army. Also people visit teh Sela lake which is located 2-3 kms from the Sela pass. From Tawang Bomdilla is not very far off. It is a market town and coparatively more urbanised than the other cities of Arunachal Pradesh. Bomdilla is divided into 3 prts upper, middle and lower Bomdiall. Each of the theree parts houses a monastery which is built in its own unique style. In uper Bomdilla, his holiness Dalai Lama the 14th had planted a sapling. Arunachal Pradesh is connected well with teh Tejpur airport in Assam. Also Bhalukpong junction located at a distance of 190 km from Itanagar is last railway station in the North eastern frontier of India.

Soumil’s diary

My holidays

Before my Block test begun, I was nervous about it. But on Wednesday 22.2.17, t got completed. I was thinking what to during holidays. With my friends we thought of C.I.D which meant for Children’s Independence Day. It signifies the freedom after our hard and tiring studies. We had to sit for our exams form 12 o’clock to 4.30 pm. But now we have the freedom to do anything we want. As i said earlier I decided my holiday routines. I wish we all are going to have a great holiday. Today, I am ending my diary here as I have run out of words. See you later on my next diary.

Date: 09-Dec-2016. Today I had lots of fun in my school. I and my friend invented a game called “Sebastian”. In this game everyone has to run around like hide and seek. Here the seeker has to catch one of the hiders and say “Sebastian” and add a color to it. Today the seeker caught me and said “Sebastian RED”. So i had to stand like a tortoise. Then one of my friends jumped over me and freed me. I also forgot to tell you that the hiders had to free the caught-ones by jumping over them or crawling under them according to the shape. I will end my dairy here. Hope you had a nice day.

bandh_dairyDate: 28-Nov-2016. Today (Monday) was an usual day. We had ‘Bandh’. Everything was to be closed but our school was still open. Our school bus came late. As I boarded the bus I found it almost empty. After reaching school, I rushed to my classroom. I could count only thirty-five were present out of sixty-three. We were sitting scattered around the classroom. I failed to understand why so many people were absent, when everything was perfectly normal. I returned home feeling happy and confused. I hope everyday is ‘Bandh’ so that I can sit in the classroom with more space.

firstdairyDate: 26-Nov-2016. It is my first diary i have ever written and i will tell you about one of my experiences. On Friday 25-11-16, I got up at 6 am. I had a trial organized by my school for a running competition in a stadium. I quickly got dressed in my uniform and set off at 7 am. When we reached my school it was 7:30 am. The school gate was not yet open. It had to opened at 8 am. As time ran by my friends came in.When it was finally 8 am the school gate was open. We all rushed inside. We were taken to our classrooms. After some time we boarded our school bus and set of for the stadium where the trials would be held. When we reached there we went inside. There were many shops such as Ice cream shops inside the stadium. We sat down on the grass. We were asked to divide ourselves into groups based on our houses and also divide among boys and girls. When it was the turn of Asutosh Mukherjee house, I walked at the starting point. We were six to compete. As the whistle blew, I ran off with full speed. When I reached the finishing line, i realized that I was the first to reach there. My teacher noted down my name as I had been selected for the finals. They told me that they would inform when the finals would be held and at what time. Then we were taken back to our school and again to our classes. We were dismissed at 11 a.m. It was one of my happiest moment in my life.

Bhangarh Fort- one of the most haunted place in India

bhangarh-fort-kidsunfoldBhangarh one of the most haunted destination fort built in the Rajasthan state of India during 17th-century. Man Singh I, one of the navratans of Akbar’s court built the fort for his younger brother Madho Singh I. Bhangarh claims to be one of the most haunted place in India.

bhangarh-fort-notice-kidsunfoldPeople who visited the fort heard strange sounds and because of that a rumor is spread that spirits roam in Bhangarh Fort at night. There is also a smell is often experienced by the visitors. All the incidents are reported after the sun set. This fort is considered to be haunted, and no one is allowed to remain inside the fort at night. There is a notice board put up by the Archaeological Survey of India at the entrance that says visitors are not allowed during nights after the sun is set.

The fort has become one of the major tourist attraction and it does not have electricity. Surrounded by majestic hills of Aravali, the fort acts as a night shelter for different species of animals from the neighboring forests. Many ghost busters explain the sounds created by these wild animals in the fort as scary and evident enough to deny the occurrence of some paranormal activities. There is a Hanuman temple inside the fort just next to the main gate and several other temples that contradict with the idea that it houses supernatural powers.

Bhangarh is one of the spookiest places you could possibly imagine, not to mention, one of the most haunted places in India. Situated near a popular forest, this town is now attracting visitors from all over the country and also from abroad.bhangarh-fort-kidsunfold
It should be noted that if you decide to visit this place after the sun has gone down, you won’t be allowed to. In fact, there is a strict warning about how dangerous this place becomes after sunset.
The story which this town is well-known for the tale of a magician who fell in love with the local princess of the area even though their match was impossible. Being quite the master of dark magic, he decided to cast a spell on her to make her surrender to him. However, the princess learned of his plans and found a way to kill him. Before his death, however, the magician cast a dark spell on the palace which caused its doom.
Despite Bhangarh Fort being regarded as one of the most horror haunted places in India has been officially promoted as a tourist destination. However, once the night falls and the darkness takes over, this place becomes deserted, leaving it prey to the supposed ‘supernatural’.
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Environmental changes in 21 century

environmental_changes_1We might have heard from our parents and grandparents that the world is not as it was 20 years ago. This very sentence seemed to have been cliché in the present. But what we can do. There has been so many environmental changes occurring in the recent past. Global warming, soil erosion, land degradation, shortage of rains, drought etc. earthquakes, landslide, tsunami seem to have become an annual event. But all of these so called natural disasters are all not occurring naturally, they have been aggravated by man itself.

For example in India, due to extreme deforestation, the forest cover has gone down a 19.07%, but as per as the international average it is 33%. As the country’s forest cover has declined gradually and it way behind the required percentage. This is why in India, in recent times, Maharashtra has suffered due to drought and acute water scarcity. Just due to lack of concern for maintaining the ecological balance. Also the Kedarnath floods that had brought on end to the line of so many people is one of the notable disaster to have occurred in the recent past.

There are 3 main causes:

•Accumulation of resources in the hands of a limited number of people which has widened the gap between the rich and the poor.
•Depletion of resources at a great extent.
•Over utilization of resources by human beings at a rapid rate.
So we cannot let this continue to happen. For the development of country, one definitely needs to construct building the forest canvas and other open areas. This is necessary. However as the population increases the used for settlement building also increases. Hence our must practice sustainable development.environmental_changes_2 The development shall not compromise the needs of the future generation to come. Also the rate of utilization should not be greater than the rate of generation. However there should be development of eco-friendly technology and utilization of non-conventional source of energy. Moreover there should be practise of controlled afforestation i.e. making up for the open green patches that have been deforested through construction.
If we as a part of the responsible citizen of the country abide by the statement and stop the indiscriminate destruction of open areas and green-patches then only we can progress towards being a developed nation.

Children’s Day- A tribute to Chacha Nehru

Children's DayJawaharlal Nehru’s birthdy is celebrated as Children’s day in India. This is celebrated on 14th November every year. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and remained as the Prime Minister until his death in 1964. We celebrate his birthday as Children’s day because he loved children and also emphasized on giving love and affection to children. He was very close to the children and was known as Chacha Nehru. This day is celebrated to increase the awareness of people towards the rights, care , education of children. This day is celebrated with many events in schools of India. The teachers explain the importance of the day to the students. This is the day for students to remember Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru by his work for the country and also to take pledge for doing great deeds and sacrifice for the motherland.

Intolerant India, Intolerant We

It was like one of those Friday evening during which Sundar was returning to Keutia, his native village. It was already 6 o’clock in the evening last it seemed to be quite late at night as it was already late November. Sundar was an employee in a private IT firm in Salt Late, Sector V, the IT hub of Kolkata. But during every ..day might be returned to his native village Keutia. It was one of those backdated areas that was situated in of the most remote areas located in the outskirts of the city region.
It was that particular time of the day which was mainly seen as the “hours of the defeated”. Sundar had taken this job only in the last month, but during this short span of time only he had developed a bad taste for home coming. It was quite obvious that a person who had shifted to the city would have quite mesmerized by the facilities that he could get in the city. In this IT firm work is done in moments with scientific precisions. But he was trying to escape from his weekly 9-5 schedule.
Sundar returned home. He asked his 67 years old father “Hi! Baba, how are you ?”. His father replied “I am fine, your mother has gone to Siraj’s house next door”. To his utter astonishment, Sundar remarked “why Baba?”. His father quite irritatedly remarked that “Arrey! Siraj’s brother Sajid is very ill today, so he will be taken to the ojha and the Tantrik who will perform their required rituals and the Yagaya and also will give a list of necessary do’sand don’t’s for the family. “Do you believe all these Tantriks? I don’t know.”.
Sundar felt extremely disturbed when he heard of this backdated practices that prevail in this area even today. It is merrily due to the fact that still poverty, literacy, unemployment have been the curse of the society even today. Despite the country has advanced so much in the fields of science, technology, astronomy, defense but still we have not been able to eradicate this backwardness from the country. He felt that as long this practice will prevail India will not progress.

According to Sundar he should develop a feeling of scientific temper and tolerance towards all in accordance with the fundamental duties stated by the constitution. As a responsible citizen of the country Sundar felt that it is a duty to be tolerant towards all and think rationally before taking our action. Being absorbed in this thought Sundar went for a sleep to have a super Saturday next day.

How will you spend your holidays? Let’s hear from you

Compiled by Soumalya

Purbayan Dey : Like an avarage Kolkatan he likes to spend his time by pandal hopping. Puja is a time when an avarage Kolkatan tries to enjoy his heart out. Specially after his half-yearly examination is over he is also going to have an nice time this year. He is a very hearty eater an likes to eat phuchkas.

Arka Dasgupta-

arka holiday spendHe is also a student of class 9. This year he wants to enjoy the vacation speacially after his tests are over. He competes with himself every year about the number of pandals he has hopped. His count is 122 as he has watched all the four days of the puja. This year he hopes for something more.

somak Holiday spendSomak Datta –

like the above two energetic fellows he had discussed,he is in perfect contrast to them. He is a lazy fellow. After his examinations are over he said to Kidsunfold that I will spend the entire puja sleeping and eating. He fears that after this vacation he will be easily putting up 10 kilos.

Swarat Roy Chowdhury-

swarat holiday spend
He is not a firm believer of this pujas and gods. And is a self centered human being (According to the inference made by the Kidsunfold team). He is a song lover and his favorite popstar is EMINEM.But despite of this he has decided to spent some time with his friends and enjoy his vacations.

Souradeep Mukherjee-

Souradeep holiday spendHe is a typical facebook-er who changes his profile picture at a duration at a duration of a few hours.But also he is a foody and likes to hop in the restaurants like Dominos KFC etc.But this puja he is also going to be the volunteer of his local puja pandal. So despite of his limited time he is going to enjoy his puja.

Brain Drain – A common problem in India

The main cause of brain drain is un-inspiring education and high competition in India. The number of educational institutions (primary, secondary and high) is limited compared to the number of students, who are therefore enrollment. Hundreds and thousands of our qualified young stars take off from international airports in order to acquire higher education and lucrative jobs in USA, UK, Germany, France, Canada, Australia etc. Most of these Indians often settle there attracted by the facilities and the higher quality of life provided in these countries. During the decade long debate over brain drain it has been decided that excellence is neither recognized nor rewarded in India. It has been estimated that the country loses approximately 2.4 billion dollars due to brain drain. Critics are of view that the developed countries provide higher facilities, pay packages and perks, the country cannot dissuade youngsters from going abroad. What has been India’s loss has been the gain of other countries where the youths have migrated.

brain drain - common problem in India

Bridge the gap

Bridge the gapGeneration gap has become a common problem these days. Often we find that the children are not being able to match the expectations of their parents. The children in turn are quite dissatisfied with their grown-ups. The parents and the grandparents are not being able to adopt with the changing times and this has lead to the wide spread of the problems.That is why we find the parents and the children are complaining about generation gap, that leads to mal-adjustments in social life.
We know that every problem has its own solutions. So the generation gap can also be bridged. The only thing that is the co-operation of the Gen X, Gen Y and Gen Z or the grandparents, parents and the children is needed. Then only the problem can be resolved.
So let us start with how the children can react in order to curb this problem. We have often noticed that the feeling of love, respect and honour for the elders are gradually becoming absent in the minds of the children. So the children need to develop a feeling of love, compassion and respect for the elders. They also need to be caring and helpful and should try to act as an extra helping hand for their parents and grandparents. Sometimes the children specially the teenagers think that they are more independent and do according to their mind. But that should not be the case. They should made to understand that the elders have seen the world for a long period of time and they need to honour their experience. They also think that their parents expect a lot of things from them but the parents in reality only expect an effort in their studies.
It is not only the children who should be made responsible in order to bridge this gap. The parents and the grandparents should also took the initiative. They should provide them their wards with a bit of space. No two individuals in this earth are equal to each other. This should also be under thier knowledge. Times have changed and their is no scope for the parents to compare them with their children. They should realise and not expect much from their children. The world is not easy for them. Higher expectations can make life stressful for the students and can lead to moodswings.
So the role of the elders indispensible in the lives of their juniors. They need to guide them in the life and groom them without any indulgence. They should get prepared for the challenges that they face in their life.
“LETS BRIDGE THE GAP” should be the order of the day.
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