Valentine's Day, the day of love has come and gone. But hope stays alive of a utopian world where love rules and hatred gets a drubbing every day.
Every relationship is a potpourri of similarities and differences. Ramendra Kumar muses about why his marriage is considered a runaway success.
Two children, Charu and Raghu, dodge a dozing dad to skip out of the house on bright sunny afternoon and explore the world of animals all by themselves.
As the wasteful Dirty Dozen find their lost helmet in a sink with a bag of uneatan food, Santa caps bring in the Christmas cheer for the ragpicker kids. Its Christmas and you celebrate it the way you wish to.
The nip in the air and the azure sky take Lekha Sengupta back to her childhood days of Puja festivities. A short, ruminative essay on the auspicious occasion of the upcoming Durga puja.
Its fun to dress up in fancy costumes, especially during festivals. Anantha loves to design costumes and also wear them to dress up as a witch on Halloween or Santa Claus on Christmas.
We explore the latest gold necklace models and gold bracelet designs which are in high demand and can go with any outfit on any occasion.
Author Ramendra Kumar steps back into memories and recounts his own love story that bridged two states in a "special, special story for Valentine's Day".
This Children's Day, breaking away from the norm of visiting schools, Ramendra Kumar spent time with the children in an ‘Observation Home’ which is housed inside a prison campus.
A beautiful fantasy of a little girl's dreams that come true because of her golden heart and her love for her ailing naani. Children's Day Special Story by Ramendra Kumar.
On the auspicious occasion of Mahalaya and Navaratri that marks the homecoming of Goddess Durga, Learning and Creativity presents a special picture story by two Dallas-based creative minds. As talented artist Kusumika Ganguly, an artist and teacher based in Dallas, Texas, gives her beautifully soothing touch of artistry to a painting of Ma Durga, Durga Durgati Nashini, the supreme woman power of Hindu mythology on the auspicious eve of Mahalaya, the initiation of Devi Paksha, author Lopamudra Banerjee complements the painting with her memoir on how she perceives Uma and Durga and herself as a woman staying in the foreign shores, ten thousand miles away from her Bengali hometown. The piece is from the Durga series of her book 'Woman And Her Muse'.
A wistful love poem for Valentine's Day by Ramendra Kumar.
Using pearl colours and craft material (stones and pearls), Anshula, a Std VII student made these handpainted diyas for home and her teachers and friends.
Holi is an especially popular holiday in Lansing. The Bharatiya Temple hosts the area’s most prominent Holi festivities. Budding editor-writer and booklover Nitish Pahwa writes about how joyous a festival it is for Lansing, Michigan's residents.
My poetic tribute to two timeless romances of Bollywood which swept me off my feet in my girlhood days, Ek Duje Ke Liye, and Silsila.
Love is... finding utopia even in shackles. On Valentine's Day, enjoy this sweet love poem from Ramendra Kumar.
Valentine's Day Special: Two love poems by Uma Subedi translated from Nepali to English by renowned poet/author/translator Suman Pokhrel.
Budding artist Preetika paints her favourite pastimes for a Happy Children's Day Special. Learning and Creativity is proud to present our youngest artists and their enthusiastic art work.
Your customized Carmine has a handy and useful tire pressure gauge to ensure you don’t venture out on tires weakened due to cold weather.
A refreshing, inspiring poem about the meaning and essence of love
A wistful poem celebrating the all-encompassing beauty of love and togetherness.
A short, simple, yet touching tale about the meaning and essence of true love.
A heartfelt, romantic plea from a lover to his lady-love, a simple celebration of their blissful days together.
A soulful poem on matured love and how the lovers' emotions evolve while exploring love.
A poem celebrating the quintessential passion of love.
An intensely passionate love poem, celebrating the emotional fervour of the lovers.
Durga's appurtenance, the Lion has a horse face at Dutta Bari, Balaram De Street, Kolkata, where the Ghosh family is carrying forward a rich tradition of Bonedi Barir Durga Puja for 134 years.
From Aurat in 1940 to Ram Leela in 2014, Holi songs of Bollywood have added colour, energy, music and dance to films through the decades. From the mellow and richly classical Holi songs in the 50s to the fun songs in the 70s, the flirtatious songs of the 80s to the power-packed, rigorous dance sequences in the new millennium, Holi songs have seen a gradual but marked change in style of music and picturisation.
Enjoy the songs.... and have a Happy and Safe Holi!
Enjoy the songs.... and have a Happy and Safe Holi!
The true spirit of Christmas is in giving and sharing. It is in showing love and kindness. A beautiful short story on the festive occasion of Christmas.
"...it just slips out that you are a greater expert at puddle-jumping than I...” Read this lovely children's story by Ramendra Kumar about a boy who loved puddles, published on the occasion of Children's Day.
We are floored with the beautiful, eye-catching paintings our little artists have sent with so much love and enthusiasm. Learning and Creativity Holi Art Competition has announced its winners! Go ahead and check out which paintings scored over the others to emerge winners!
Holi is celebrated in different styles in different places. And each version is equally delightful and unique.
Start the festive day with healthy and low calorie dishes and Indulge your sweet tooth without any guilt.
That day Anmol waited hoping against hope that Rohan would come. At around nine his elder brother Amit’s friends came home and doused him with every shade of colour.
Brighten up the Colors this Holi with these Traditional Holi Recipes. L&C presents some selected recipes by Cooking Expert Sanjeev Kapoor.
Holi is the time of celebration and festivities and one aroma that is closely associated with Holi is of puran poli being prepared in homes. So here we bring a quick holi recipe for making puran poli.
We cannot think of any Indian festival without food. Among all food Gujia is one of the most popular dishes of Holi. It is a must for every North Indian home.
Learning And Creativity brings you a selection of some great Holi scenes woven around this colourful festival.
Hiranyakashipu received a boon from Lord Brahma that made him immortal. This boon made him arrogant and he felt he was God, and urged people to worship him.
The chemicals used in the colors during Holi can wreck havoc on your skin and hair. Here are a few tips that can help you ensure a safer Holi.
Spring the season of love As ordained by Mother Nature, Was holding in its thrall Almost every creature.
Romance has always been the most bankable genre in Bollywood as almost every heart can relate to it.Here is a list of the best Bollywood romantic movies that have touched million hearts across the world.
L&C brings you some of the best romantic books, you can gift to your sweetheart this Valentine's Day. Some are contemporary, some are timeless classics and all are truly romantic.
Surprise your man with unique and awesome gifts this Valentine's Day. From clothing, watch, grooming kits to some practical items; the list is endless.
Shower your sweetheart this Valentine's Day with beautiful gifts that bring a smile on her face.
Going on a romantic getaway to some exotic location in Europe can be the best Valentine gift for your sweetheart. Some of the most romantic destinations in Europe are...
iPhone 5c features an all-new design crafted from a single, hard-coated polycarbonate body. It is a perfect Valentine gift, available in trendy colours
Love is the theme note of the scene that nature paints, inspired by Kamadeva.
Declare your love for him with some unique and beautiful gifts this Valentine's Day.
Want your sweetheart to swoon over something unique or personalized? How about a personalized coffee mugs or personalized cushions that proclaim your love for each other along with both your images imprinted on the mugs?
There are some interesting fact about Valentine's Day which are not commonly known. Check out some fun facts about this festival of lovers'.
Love is in the air! If you are celebraing Valentine's Day as a quiet, romantic evening at home with your partner, watch one of those immensely watchable romances that will make you smile and value your love even more. We pick for you the 15 all-time Hollywood romantic classics
Can't come up with any stunning Valentine idea? No need to worry. We have come up with some amazing ideas for Valentine surprises.
This valentine's day Impress your special one with a home made cake especially when its easy to make and so yummy.
A bed piled high with a variety of such cushions can provide a sensual centre point for a room. So what are you waiting for, just express your love to your valentine.
Just a few paper punches, embellishments, and patterned scrapbook paper can turn any easy Valentine's Day card into a beautiful way to say "I love you."
Amar Prem portrays a pure and selfless form of love which happens to take shape and grow in adverse situations and places.
India boasts of a number of romantic holiday destinations to share some beautiful moments of rejoice, romance and intimacy with your beloved.
The first celebration of your accomplished love brings pleasure and anxiety at the time as you are never satisfied with your preparations to give your princess the happiness of her lifetime.
Have you ever thought how 14th February got to be celebrated as Valentine's Day? The legend goes that there was a saint/priest called Saint Valentine who served as a priest in Rome during 3rd century.
L&C presents a tour of Helsinki, Finland: Land of the Midnight Sun. Historic landmarks, nature and islands, Helsinki has much to offer its visitors.
Check out some of the not so known and interesting facts about Christmas.
Christmas is not a day, but a state of mind. Peace, Goodwill and Humanity unfurls the real spirit of Christmas
It's the Christmas Season at Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
There can be no better time to pack your travel bags and head to a family holiday vacation that begins with Christmas and ends at welcoming the New Year at your favorite location.
Get creative this Christmas by trying delicious and mouthwatering Christmas Tree Cupcake that will impress your friends and family. This classic recipe will instantly evoke warm Christmas memories.
Bracelona in Spain is home to many UNESCO world heritage sites and several rich architectural marvels of renowned Catalan architects.
Children love making their own Christmas tree. We present here some great how to make Christmas tree with paper and with the Origami art.
Christians all over the world celebrate Christmas to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ to Virgin Mary as was prophesied in the Old Testament.
Is Santa for real? That, alas, is a question that is being posed by a large number of children. In fact the age of disillusionment with faith is setting in earlier than noticed, heretofore.
The English name of Singapore is derived from the Malay word Singapura, hence the customary reference to the nation as the Lion City. Singapore is the world's only sovereign city-state that is also an Island Country. It lies in Southeast Asia off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Pulau Ujong, is its native name. Tourism in Singapore is a major industry in Singapore. It has one of the world's lowest crime rates. Transport in Singapore exhaustive including the well-known Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system. Popular tourist attractions include the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, Jurong Bird Park, Sentosa Island and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Singapore is a premium shopping destination as well with its various shopping belts Marina Bay, Bugis Street, Chinatown, Geylang Serai, Kampong Gelam & Arab Street, Little India, North Bridge Road, Orchard Road.
Santa Claus, the white-bearded man in a red coat with a bag full of gifts, is coming to town. Check out the legend of Santa Claus.
Check out wonderful Christmas gift ideas. From gifts to kids to gifts to your geek pals, there are many gift ideas to choose from.
Christmas is almost here. Spread the joys and good wishes to your friends and family by sending them these hand made cards.
Check out this cool collection of Christmas Bulletin Board ideas from the best teachers sites, Pinterest boards and crafts corners.
Christmas is undoubtedly one of the most awaited festivals of the year. Bulletin board has always been the best medium for children to showcase and enjoy their imagination.
This holiday season why not indulge in deep dark chocolate desserts that contain superbly nutritious ingredients.
L&C brings you a virtual tour of Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece with a glorious history spanning 3,400 years!
Christmas eve means frantic last minute preparations and shopping sprees. And when your child wants a little something, you leave no stone unturned to make it happen.
Christmas home decorations are the main thing that gives life and color to our home every season and specially if its Easy-to-make home made decorations. These Christmas Baubles guarantee to brighten the holiday season!
Kids & Moms don't wait for a snowy day to have some wintertime fun! You and your kids can make a snowman anytime with this festive craft ideas.
Christmas Special Story: "We are going to make the largest snowman in the world”
The famous Goa Carnival will be held in 2014, 1st-4th March.
We queried our travel enthusiasts who are perpetually affected by wanderlust, and here’s their list of the best places to go in christmas holiday
An aurora is a natural, colourful light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions. The most reliable chances to see the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights are from Fairbanks(ALASKA), and above the Arctic Circle. The Aurora Belt in Alaska's great Interior and Arctic Regions are among the most active in the world. The Aurora is typically at their most frequent in late winter or early spring but can be seen throughout the winter months on nights with clear skies. In November, December or January one can experience short day light hours which provides a unique experience of viewing Aurora Borealis.
Turn your New Year's Resolution Ideas Into Reality. This powerful goal setting program shows you not just how to set your goals and reach your new year's resolution ideas, but most importantly how to achieve them faster than you ever thought possible.
It is said, that Santa brings gifts to the good children on Christmas Eve. He makes a list of what the kids want to receive for Christmas, and delivers these presents according to their behavior throughout the year.
If you're looking for a way to do something crafty with your time, here's how to make a paper Christmas tree.
The historical part of Zagreb boasts of magnificent palaces, churches, museums and more.
This Christmas it's time to take a break, so lets enter the Winter Wonderland of Cinema.Featured video top 10 favorite Christmas movies of all time.
Which Christmas song is your favorite? Here we present the top 15 songs capturing the essence of this joyous season. Sit back and enjoy the wonderful music of Christmas with your loved ones.
Are you looking for some extra-special ideas for all those people on your holiday list?Have fun watching these Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas.
A visit to Italy is incomplete without exploring Cinque Terre that lies in the Liguria region of the country.
The major attractions at Munnar are Sienna village, Mattupetty Dam, Kolukkumalai, and Nilgiri Hills among others.
Surrounded by hills, banana plantations, paddy fields, and vast greenery; lies the picturesque Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu.
This Christmas Learning colors will be so much fun.Great Train theme will help your child remember colors even faster. So Enjoy and have fun
Who says you can’t enjoy the scrumptious holiday goodies and still maintain some waist management? Try snow-dusted mini linzer tart cookies that are festive, light and nutritious!
You can accomplish a check on weight gain during holidays by allowing yourself indulging in small amounts of your favorite holiday treats.
Enjoy brownie bites on Christmas and New Year by Dr. Janet Brill which are low cholesterol and mouth-watering.
Time is not just the calculation of transitory phases in years, but also the assessment of ACTIONS-the effort we make in life's works; FEELINGS-our state of emotional being and ACHIEVEMENTS-our realisations in life, of life, about life.