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...
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...
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 young married woman, a mother faced with a cruel reality of her life, as her family crumbles down.
A touching poetic saga of oppressed women of the modern days, named after the Hindu goddesses.
A soulful poem about a woman in wax.
A powerful, hard-hitting poem about the Every Woman, the everyday diva.
A poet reminisces about his mother, the sounds and images he would associate with her leaves him deeply nostalgic and lost.
A moving account of reminiscence and nostalgia of a mother as she visits down the memory lane on the occasion of her dear daughter's birthday.
A detailed, analytic book review of 'Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas', published by Readomania, edited and curated by Incredible Women of India.
A touching, heart-wrenching saga of love, sacrifices and loss, centered on the relationship between a father-in-law and a daughter-in-law.
A heart-touching poem about the indomitable spirit of womanhood.
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...
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...
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".
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...
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...
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.
As 8th March 2014 dawned, I remembered myself as a woman, a thing I rarely do. I look upon myself as an individual, a rebellious non-conformist, but just an individual with...
Amitava Nag picks 4 female characters from Indian cinema who shined in the darkness and held on to their individuality. These are common-place women with not-so-common demeanor....
On the occasion of International Women's Day, Ramendra Kumar dedicates a poem to the most important woman in his life...
Women across all cultural strata, in lower income groups, in small towns, in rural societies and even in so-called progressive middle class homes in metropolitan cities, still...
Bollywood's reigning queens over the decades have always had some thread of distinct commonality between themselves.
On International Women's Day 8th March, check out some of the not-to-be-missed products on discounts only for women. Go indulge yourself..!!
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...
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.
The general idea is if women start thinking independently they would 'storm the male bastion'.
Author-poet Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury handpicks and analyzes 7 powerful female characters in film who left a lasting impact on her pysche.
8th of March is International Women's Day, L&C brings you some of the most powerful female characters in literature that have greatly impacted readers.
Books by women, about women and on understanding women.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 Christmas vacation that begins with Christmas and ends at welcoming the New Year at your favorite...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
People in this world are wanderers, who go on journeying endlessly, but those who get adapted to this phenomena in life have no regrets about being wanderlust.
A clear and distinct goal enables one to direct one’s efforts towards the accomplishment of the goal in a more organized way. A clear goal induces effectual action towards...
Take care of children with sensibility and raise them with love and affection because they are our future generation who will take care of the country tomorrow.
Kids LOVE to measure, mix, pour, decorate and eat mouth watering dishes. Yes, it can be messy sometimes but you are building memories alongside skills. So enjoy this children's...
Looking for easy and fun learning face painting ideas? Learn to make simple and easy clown face painting in less than two minutes
An expression of child's thoughts through sketch pen paintings
Every child loves to play games, and turning the learning process into a game is one of the most effective fun learning techniques for children. This tutorial shows how to...
With just half a newspaper you can fold India's National cap - also called the GANDHI cap. This wonderful cap can be made bigger or smaller to fit different head sizes.
Sincere and competent effort put in a good cause will always be, however delayed, acknowledged and the effort will always bring successful results.
Water colour paintings - just like that!
I dream of a grand big car I will drive it near and far
Song from 1962 movie Son Of India "Nanha Munna Rahi Hoon"
Resembling a card game wherein a hand is dealt with a set of different cards, and the players play according to their own way; Life offers us various opportunities, how we...
Amazon.in has come up with special offers and discounts on children's books as part of Children's Day Special.
In this short film, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru tells kids that the needs of children are special and hence special films need to be created for them.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open
For the first time “Little Director” section will showcase films made by children from India and the world in 18th International Children's Film Festival
The word Culture comes from Latin "cultura amini' which means cultivation of the soul, and thus Jawaharlal Nehru said "Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit"...
Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous Deepawali!
The return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after slaying the demon king, Ravan and ending his 14-year-long exile, is among the most popular legends of Diwali.
It's time to bring out your finest traditional garments, glittering jewelry and pick up the latest “in” trendy Diwali fashion wear.
Here are some of the popular travel destinations that you can explore during Diwali season.
People convey their good wishes, love and affection through traditional Diwali gifts.
Be it for the tradition or for the discounts and offers or for the bonuses or perks employees get, Diwali is considered as the best period for shopping for ‘something new’....
If there is one time in the year when you love to do up your home with all the creative home décor ideas it is Diwali.
Dhanteras 2013 or Dhantrayodashi Puja falls on 1st November this year. Dhanteras precedes the Festival of Lights Diwali by two days.
Thanks to the ubiquitous mobile phone cameras and point and shoot digital cameras, everyone from kids to grannies can claim to be photographers.
Durga Puja celebration in Kolkata lets us experience different genres of art and craftsmanship.
The Sree Bhumi Durga Puja 2013 in Kolkata witnessed a display of jewellery valued at Rs 4 crores.
Theme pandals of Durga Puja 2013 - Chittaranjan Park
Saw a new Kolkata today on Saptami... Fell in love anew with the old, pristine and classical Kolkata. Some pujas that have for long faded away from limelight, some which still...
Mayur Vihar Phase 1 Durga Pujas are known for their splendor and theme based pandals
Durga Puja is observed and celebrated for 5 days which are known as Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijayadashami.
Painting competition for 2013 Durga Puja held at Antaranga, Mayur Vihar, Delh
In recent years, the Pujas of Delhi have been trying to adopt the concept of theme based pandals, albeit at a smaller scale but with no less enthusiasm.
Durga Puja also known as Sharadotsav in Bengali, is a celebration of Hindu goddess Durga.
Durga puja is the biggest festival in East India, and celebrates the arrival of Goddess Durga accompanied by her four children Ganesh, Kartik, Lakshmi and Saraswati on earth...
This is an easy way for kids to draw a rose based on simple shapes and curves.
Nehru decided to play mother to the child. He walked, close to where the child lay, bent, picked the baby in his arms and rocked it gently.
Literature and cinema have had a close relationship for decades, perhaps since the very inception of the cinematic medium. Several films that have been path-breakers in cinema...