Mohandas had made a spelling mistake. The class teacher tried to bring Mohandas' attention to the error. But Mohandas did not want to cheat.

Mohandas takes a spelling test

It was a typical day at Alfred High School in Rajkot, Gujarat. The school had a big ground. Boys were running about. Some were playing football. One boy shouted, “Look!” The boys saw an Englishman riding a bicycle. Behind him was a peon who had to run to keep pace…
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Kanaklata Barua giving a call to freedom in Gohpur, Assam

Kanaklata: The golden girl of India’s Freedom Struggle

The Indian Freedom Struggle threw up many leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Abul Kalam Azad and Jawaharlal Nehru. However, there were a number of other unsung heroes who fought and gave up their lives for freedom. One such hero is Kanaklata Barua from Assam. This is her story…
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Shivaji Maharaj and the milkmaid

This story is a retelling based on historical events Jui was excited. It was her 11th birthday. Her parents were taking her to the fort.Jui lived with her parents in a village at the foot of a hill in the Sahyadri mountain range. The hill was called Rairi. There was…
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The man who fought to create Red Cross

It was 1859. A war was raging in Europe. Henry Dunant, a Swiss businessman, was travelling to the heart of the battle in Solferino, Italy. He wanted Emperor Napolean III’s approval on some business matters. When he reached Solferino, Dunant found thousands of soldiers lying injured on the battlefield –…
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Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis: The pioneer of handwashing

Even before Covid-19 spread across the world, handwashing was a part of daily hygiene. But did you know that there was a time when it was not part of daily routines? Even doctors did not consider handwashing important! In the 19th century, doctors would examine patients without washing their hands. And when…
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The hares that were running suddenly turned back at their predators.

The brothers who founded a kingdom

Hakka and Bukka were brothers and warriors. The brothers wanted to build their own kingdom where people could live without fear. They collected a band of young men and trained them in warfare. They lived in a forest hideout on the banks of the river Tungabhadra in South India. One…
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Porus the fearless

King Paurava, also known as Porus, ruled the region between the rivers Jhelum and Chenab in North India. One day a messenger arrived in his court. He had a fair skin and spoke a foreign language. His message was simple: Submit to King Alexander or be ready for war. Porus…
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Alexander and Porus

King Paurava, also known as Porus, ruled the region between the rivers Jhelum and Chenab in North India. One day a messenger arrived in his court. He had a fair skin and spoke a foreign language. His message was simple: Submit to King Alexander or be ready for war. Porus…
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When Jatin stopped running

Little Jatin was afraid of stray dogs. One evening, when a street dog barked at him, he turned and started running. The dog ran after him barking loudly. The only safe place, Jatin thought, was home. He ran even faster. Jatin’s mother saw the dog chasing her son. She called…
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Shivaji’s great escape

Two men walked out of a bungalow carrying huge baskets. Guards stopped the men and ordered them to open the basket covers. Inside, were a variety of sweets. “Who is this for?” barked a guard. “Don’t we answer this question every day?” one of the men answered. The soldier glared…
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