Mathematics Is Fun Always 5   Find a calculator or a pencil and paper. Ask your friend (or everyone in the room) to choose any number. Example : 43   Add  the next highest number to it 43 + 44 = 87   Add 9 87 + 9 =  96   Divide by 2 96  / 2 = 48   Subtract your original number 48 - 43 = 5   Everyone's answer will always be 5. Try with another number. ---------------------------------------------------------- Choose any...
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  Children's Treasure No One is Handicapped An elderly Chinese woman had to carry water daily from a pond far away from her house. For this, she tied two pots at both ends of a pole, filled up the pots and carried the water home daily. One of the pots was leaky and by the time she reached home, half the water from the leaky pot would have oozed out. This went on for over two years  and the woman had to be satisfied with the left over water. Naturally the pot without any...
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  Children's Treasure Money Cannot Buy Everything Rakesh, 10 years old, is the only son of his parents. His father, a busy businessman, hardly spends time with his son. Daily he reaches home only after Rakesh has slept and goes out for his work even before he wakes up. Hence hardly could he take his son to school or spend some time with him.     Rakesh, as is natural for boys of his age, was eager to have fun interacting with his father.     One day,...
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  Children's Treasure Where the Heart Rules... Once, during the olden days, when trains were few,  a gentleman was travelling in a train. He felt thirsty and got down at a station to fetch water from the tap. No sooner had he reached the water tap than the train started. He ran back, but missed the train. Luckily his purse was with him in his pocket. It was getting dark and he decided to spend the night at the station.  Next morning he enquired about the next train....
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  Children's Treasure              Thinking out of the Box Hundreds of years ago a merchant in a small town owed a large sum of money to a local moneylender.      The moneylender, an old man, proposed a peculiar bargain.      He said that he would forego the merchant's debt if he was permitted to  marry the merchant’s beautiful daughter. Both the merchant and his...
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  When There Is a Will, There Is a Way Long long ago, there was a king who loved his country and the people. Once, he undertook visit to places of historical importance and pilgrim centres in his regime, travelling by foot, so that he could interact with his people. The people also were happy about the opportunity to talk personally with the king.They praised his large-heartedness. After several weeks, the king concluded the tour and came back to his palace. However, since he was...
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A Donkey's Trick Long ago there lived a merchant who used to sell salt. He had a donkey to carry the load.He would load the salt on the donkey's back and take it to the neighbouring village. He had to cross a stream to go to the other village. The donkey was sore that it had to carry a big load daily. One day, while crossing the stream, it slipped and fell down. A considerable quantity of salt was dissolved in the water. The donkey easily crossed the stream because of the reduced load...
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  Children's Treasure   Inspirational Story A Bowl of Noodles from a Stranger One night, Sue quarrelled with her mother, stormed out of the house and was just wandering. Suddenly, she remembered that she did not have any money in her pocket, not even small coins to make a phone call home. Passing by a noodles shop and picking up the sweet fragrance, she suddenly felt hungry. She wished for a bowl of noodles, but had no money! The shopkeeper saw her standing desperately...
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Inspirational Story God's Grace   Just up the road from my house is a field, where two horses graze daily. From a distance, they look like any other horse, but on a closer look you will notice something quite interesting. One of the horses is blind. His owner, however, has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a safe and comfortable barn for his residence. This is pretty amazing.  What is more, if you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. It is...
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The Story of a Woodcutter   Once upon a time, a very strong woodcutter sought a job in a timber shop and he got it. The pay was really good and so were the terms of work. Hence the woodcutter was determined to do his best. His boss gave him an axe and showed him the workspot. The first day, the woodcutter cut down 18 trees. “Congratulations,” the boss said. “Continue the work.” Enthused by the boss's words, the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but he...
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