22 June 2018

OH MY GOD!

On this day in 1633, the Church forced one of our greatest polymaths, Galileo Galilei, to take back his theory that the Sun and not the Earth is the centre of the universe. On this very day in 1986, in the course of a historic FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and England, genius footballer […]

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21 June 2018

TRY A BOOKASANA TODAY!

This International Yoga Day, here are some amazing asanas we recommend for a healthy lifestyle… Of course, we also recommend you inhale, exhale and then s-t-r-e-t-c-h to reach out for some super children’s books on yoga – ‘I Love Yoga’ by Anita Raina Thapan, published by Tota Books; ‘My Book of Yoga’ by Ira Trivedi, […]

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20 June 2018

TAKING REFUGE IN BOOKS

Why a collection of books on war and conflict? Well, it is World Refugee Day today. And one of the main reasons people leave their country to seek refuge, or protection, in another country is war. Held every year on 20 June, the day commemorates the “strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees”. In a world […]

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19 June 2018

LIFE’S A BROWSE!

There are days and days for everything in the world these days. But a World Sauntering Day celebrated on 19 June every year? Well, this one’s definitely a walk in the park! Or should we say, a walk in a bookshop? Here’s what Funky Rainbow looks like these days with its colourful collection of children’s books. Just […]

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18 June 2018

PRIDE AND NO PREJUDICE

Every year, organisations from across the globe celebrate Autistic Pride Day on June18. The aim of this day is to raise awareness about autistic people not as individuals who require our pity or sympathy, but instead as unique people with personalities of their own. Happily and coincidentally, an apt children’s book to send home this message landed on […]

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12 June 2018

FREE ME

India became free from British rule on 15 August 1947. It has been over seventy years now, but are we truly free from poverty, hunger and illiteracy – at least for our children? According to recent statistics, approximately 33 million children are employed in various forms of child labour in India. June 12 is World Day […]

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11 June 2018

REEF TALES

One of the world’s most breathtakingly beautiful natural wonders, The Great Barrier Reef, was discovered on this day in 1770 by English explorer and naval officer, Captain James Cook. Captain Cook actually ended up discovering the reef the hard way, literally speaking, that is. He ran his ship aground on it! Cook’s ship, The Endeavor, was […]

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8 June 2018

ADOPTING A PARTNERSHIP

There’s never a dull day at our children’s bookstore. The phone rings. “I’m heading to Madhya Pradesh for the holidays,” an excited parent pipes up. “Any storybooks my children and I should read before we go?” A mail pops into our inbox. “It’s World Environment Day and this month at school, we are focussing on […]

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5 June 2018

PLASTIC SURGERY NEEDED!

What floats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? Some exotic marine animals and plants? Think again. Because the answer is approximately 100 million tons of trash, mostly plastic! Known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, this is the world’s biggest waste bin (about one-and-a-half times the size of the US of A) and it […]

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2 June 2018

THE BEAR NECESSITIES OF LIFE

Here’s wishing one of our favourite Indian children’s publishers a very happy bearthday! May your exciting picture books, storybooks, audio books, bilingual books and touch-and-feel books  light up many dens! Team Funky Rainbow sends a big bear hug to Karadi and team :-)

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1 June 2018

HAPPY PARENTS’ DAY

If you’re a parent, here’s the recipe you probably use to make cold coffee: a) Have kids b) Make coffee c) Forget you made the coffee d) Drink it cold No wonder then that even the United Nations decided that there’s got to be a day dedicated to parents! 1 June has been designated as […]

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26 November 2015

GREAT LIVES – VERGHESE KURIEN; THE MILKMAN OF INDIA

THE MIGHT OF MILK Ant-E and Buzz-E are great fans of biographies and were waiting for an opportune moment to showcase this gem of a book from their collection on one of their favourite heroes, Verghese Kurien. And there could have been no better day than today – his 94th birthday! Fondly called the Milkman […]

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5 October 2015

WORLD WILDLIFE WEEK

The well-known naturalist Sir David Attenborough receives hundreds of letters a week from fans of his wonderful wildlife programmes, but he particularly loves those he gets from kids. “There is not a child born who is not fascinated by the natural world,” he said in an interview with the Sunday Herald Sun. “I get about […]

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29 September 2015

GANDHI JAYANTI

Did you know that on 15 June 2007, the United Nations General Assembly decided to commemorate Gandhiji’s birthday on 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence? They believed that Gandhiji, who helped lead India to independence, is an inspiration for non-violent movements for civil rights and social change across the world. Everybody has a […]

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