Jan 29th, 2014
THE YOUNG CHRONICLE
What Are Elections?
Rohan (a.k.a Rambo) and Priyanka
(a.k.a Pranks), the Acha Bacha
twins, are having a tough time
these days, and it’s because of
these so-called Elections. Mumma
and Papa just do not let go of the
remote, with the result Rambo and
Pranks haven’t been able to catch
up on their favourite Cartoons!
So they decided to do an investigation on what ‘Elections’
are! Here’s what they found.
Elections are an organised process, through which people
of a country vote or choose their representatives, to form
Now that did not make sense
at all. But the very next day,
something very strange
formed, with all the class representatives. These would participate in all
student related decision-making, with the teachers. The council had two
heads, The Head Boy and The Head Girl.
Rambo was clearly upset that he did not win, and Pranks ensured that
he was teased, all the way home, from school. He called Pranks a
politician, as her speech was so ‘gimmicky’. Just then he realised, that
this is what happened during the national elections. He had heard the
names of 3 parties, his parents kept talking about: BJP, Congress, and
They quickly gobbled up their lunch, and got together again, to read
about the elections. They found that the 3 parties were exactly like the
Groups they made in class. Pranks was very impressed with Rambo, for
finding the connection. He was clearly smart, but not good with
Rambo also explained, that all the participants, were like candidates.
And that the entire process was just like an election. But suddenly, he
realised, that meant Pranks was now the Prime Minister of the class. He
quickly let the thought pass, lest he mentioned it, and Pranks started
teasing him again.
They both started wondering when they would turn 18, to be able to vote
Their teacher in school, Ritu
in the actual election!
Ma’am, announced that they
would choose a leadership
Who Could Be India’s Next Prime Minister?
team for their class, 2B. She
then asked all the interested
students to come to the front of the class. Both, Rambo and Currently, India has three major parties. The Bhartiya Janta Party, or
the B.J.P, The Congress, and The Aam Aadmi Party, or AAP. The
Pranks, decided to
pictures and names of their leaders are below.
participate. All the interested
students were then divided
into groups. Rambo and
Pranks were in different
Then the teacher would ask each group to choose a leader.
The leader, with the help of the group, had to make a
speech now. Rambo and Pranks were chosen as the
leaders of their groups. Rambo and his team decided, that
he would talk about sports and how they would increase
sports activities, to help children perform better in Maths.
While Pranks and her team spoke of how they would
organize more creative activities, science quizzes, the class
chart boards, and consolidate homework, while ensuring
that students were never over- burdened with work. Her
classmates really liked her speech, and her team won.
Pranks then became the Chief Monitor- The Student and
Teacher Communication In-charge. The other designations
for her group members were: Discipline In-charge,
Homework In-charge, Cleanliness In-charge, Class
Activities In-charge, Chart boards In-charge.
They later got to know, that each class in the school had
gone through a similar process, and a council had been
Warwinka’s 1st Tennis Grand
Stanislas Warwinka, a
Swiss national, won the
Australian Open. The
final match was between him and Rafael Nadal
Parera, or "Rafa" as he is commonly called.
Warwinka won over Rafa who is currently the World Number One, in
Tennis, and was suffering from a major back injury.
Jan 29th, 2014
Mangalyaan??? It Sounds Like an Old Machine! What is it?
India recently organised a space mission to Mars. Yes, Mars! That ‘Red’ neighbouring planet you
have heard about.
The Spacecraft to Mars is called Mangalyaan? But why Mangalyaan? Well, that’s because, Mars is
called Mangal, in Hindi; and vehicle is called Yaan. So the name, Mangalyaan (A vehicle to Mars)
Mangalyaan was launched on 5th November, 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The main
objective of this mission, was to understand and create technology required to travel to another planet.
The secondary objective was to explore Mars' surface, minerals on the planet, and study the atmosphere.
It is said, that there are Aliens
on Mars, and they are called
Martians. Draw what you think a
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Rambo recently visited Jim Corbett
National Park with his friend’s family. He
had heard that that it was one of the
most famous Tiger reserves of India.
Image Source: Wikipedia
So, when he left, both Rambo and his
friend were very excited at the thought of seeing tigers. But they came back
from their trip disappointed.
Our National Animal, so big and bold.
Sometimes White, sometimes Gold.
But the beautiful Tiger is in danger
Being killed by unfriendly strangers
The number of tigers today
Is only 1706
Rambo couldn’t spot a single Tiger on his trip to Jim Corbett. He just saw
some Deer and Elephants, and some exotic birds. Their guide told Rambo and
his friend, Karan that Tigers are fast becoming an endangered species.
According to the 2010 population census, there are only about 1706 Tigers
He told them about Project Tiger which protects Tigers from extinction and
maintains their natural habitats. He told them that children can do their bit by
spreading knowledge about tigers and how they are in danger.
Rambo and Karan thought they would do so through the poem, in Yellow.
You can read about Tigers on the internet through the http://projecttiger.nic.in/
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This is indeed terrible
And needs to be fixed
By spreading awareness about tigers and
This way we can do our bit and really contribute!
Jan 29th, 2014
HOW IS REPUBLIC DAY DIFFERENT FROM INDEPENDENCE DAY?
On 26th January, Pranks was very excited. She had been chosen to march in the Republic Day parade. She had always
enjoyed watching the parade. The colours, the march-pasts, the floats, and the Air force fly past and making designs in
the air; and most importantly the bravery awards given to children.
Image Source: http://csatimes.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/repub.jpg
While she found the parade very inspiring, she always wondered
why Republic Day was celebrated. She felt very patriotic, when
she saw the parade, and promptly stood in an attention, when the
National Anthem was played. But Independence Day was on 15th
August, then why did the parade happen on the 26th of January
too? She wondered!
To find the answer, Priyanka did a quick research. She then found
out that Republic Day celebrates the day (26th January, 1950),
the Constitution of India came into force. Now, what is the
Constitution of India? Pranks was very Puzzled!
Image Source: http://img.india-forums.com/
She then decided to read about the Constitution of India. Here’s what she found:
The constitution of India, is the Supreme Law. It lays down basic laws for the government to function, and lays down the
basic rights, and the duties of citizens.
She realized that it was actually the Constitution that gave us
Indians, real independence. It gave us the independence to function
smoothly as a secular and unified nation.
This explained the parade and the celebrations!
Image Source: http://www.walkthroughindia.com/
As she prepared for the parade, she secretly hoped that some day,
she would get a bravery award, on Republic Day. In fact, she had
also made a Super Woman uniform for herself.
The AchaBachas Comic
Jan 29th, 2014
Thought for the
Poem of the Week
Caughing and Sneezing
the men go by,
The cause of smoke
No trees near by
Depends on what
Now is the time
Men and women take a
Grow more trees
we do in the
Republic Day Word Maze
Elections: The process for choosing a leader
Investigation: To explore, study deeply, to establish a fact
Organised: Something that is done in an orderly way
Find the Following Words in the Grid
Representatives: A person chosen to act or speak for another or others,
Government: The group of people with the authority to run a country or
state, and ensure it functions smoothly
Leadership: The action of leading or heading a group of people or an
Minerals: A solid, naturally occurring substance
Atmosphere: Gases surrounding the earth (commonly called air) or
Endangered: A species or race of Animals or birds, which may soon die
Burdened: Carrying a heavy load
Disappointed: Being sad because of expectations not being met
Consolidate: To combine things together
Habitat: The natural home or environment of an animal or plant
Ensured: To make sure
Extinct: When a kind of Animal or bird has no living members.
Gimmicky: Something which is tricky, or done to attract attention
Reserve: A facility for animals to live, in their natural surroundings
Gobbled: Eat something hurriedly.
Fly past: Ceremonial flight of aircraft past a person or a place.
Consecutive: One after the other, in a sequence.
Bravery awards: Awards given for brave or courageous behavior
Recently: Not long a go.
Floats or tableaux: A group of models or motionless figures representing
a scene from a story or from
Launched: To set something in motion. Mostly, rockets are launched
Mission: An important assignment
Research: An in-depth study
Secular: To respect all religions’
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