Impacting Lives of Beginners: Mrs. Neena Bhatia, Principal ABC Public School

Impacting Lives of Beginners: Mrs. Neena Bhatia, Principal ABC Public School

  Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My father was my inspiration in Childhood. He always preached us that luck sure comes at the door and knocks too but your efforts More »

Top of the Town: Ravindra Bhadana, MLA  Indian politician and a member of the 16th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh of India

Top of the Town: Ravindra Bhadana, MLA Indian politician and a member of the 16th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh of India

1. आपका बचपन में प्रेरणा स्त्रोत कौन था? मेरे पूज्य बाबाजी स्वर्गीय श्री रामसिंह जी । जो एक कृषक थे, एक सामाजिक व्यक्ति थे। उन्होंने जिंदगी में मुझे जीना सीखाया। प्ररेणा भी More »

Top of the Town: Mr. Vikram Parakash Lamba, MD American Institute of English Language Pvt. Ltd.

Top of the Town: Mr. Vikram Parakash Lamba, MD American Institute of English Language Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Vikram Parakash Lamba, MD American Institute of English Language Pvt. Ltd. with 300+ Centers all across India Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My mother and father were my source More »

Top of the town: Dr. Mohini Lamba, Director in American Kids Play School, Early Childhood Curriculum Developer, Montessori Teachers Trainer

Top of the town: Dr. Mohini Lamba, Director in American Kids Play School, Early Childhood Curriculum Developer, Montessori Teachers Trainer

Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My inspiration was my family. I was surrounded by educators in my family. Ma Nanaji, Mamaji, my mother everybody was into academics. My Mamaji was More »

Top of the Town: Mrs. Monika Kohli, 52 years young model and actor, into print ads, T.V. commercials and movies

Top of the Town: Mrs. Monika Kohli, 52 years young model and actor, into print ads, T.V. commercials and movies

Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? I always believed that inspiration is from inside and not from outside. Only you can inspire yourself. Outward inspirations are momentary and do not stay More »

Top of the town: Respected Rajendra Aggarwal, MP

Top of the town: Respected Rajendra Aggarwal, MP

  Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My dad and my uncle were my inspiration in my childhood. Both of them were associated with RSS. They inspired me to join RSS More »

Top of the town: Dr. Vishwajeet Bembi, renowned Physician and Social Worker

Top of the town: Dr. Vishwajeet Bembi, renowned Physician and Social Worker

Dr.Vishwajeet Bembi, renowned Physician and Social Worker Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My mother was my inspiration in my childhood and she is still my inspiration. My brother had also More »

Top of the town: Mr. Rakesh Kohli, Chairman, Stag International known for sporting goods in different countries of the world.

Top of the town: Mr. Rakesh Kohli, Chairman, Stag International known for sporting goods in different countries of the world.

Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My grandfather was my biggest inspiration. I had learnt the minutest details of life from him. I learnt a lot from him about business. Like More »

Top of the town: Mr. Prem Mehta, Principal City Vocational Public School

Top of the town: Mr. Prem Mehta, Principal City Vocational Public School

Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? I think in my childhood it was the national leaders like Gandhi ji and Nehru ji who inspired me the most because our exposure at More »

Top of the town: Dr. Mamta Varshney, Lecturer and Poetess

Top of the town: Dr. Mamta Varshney, Lecturer and Poetess

Who was your inspiration in Childhood? Radio was my source of inspiration as I used to listen to loads of music and radio and tape recorder were the only source to listen More »

 

I am devastated after knowing my wife’s dark secret!

Question: I am a man of traditional values. Purity of physical relations has always been one of the things I desired in marriage. I myself did not get intimate with anyone prior to my marriage, even though I had plenty of opportunities and I was quite a desirable person. I chose to opt for an arranged marriage and let my parents choose a girl for me.

Everything was rosy until my friends told me that the girl in question was in a relationship with a boy. I asked her about this and she denied. I did not want to hurt her or her family on the basis of a rumour, hence I decided to go ahead with the marriage. Ours has been a significantly unhappy marriage since day one. Having had children, years later one day she bared her past to me, which included quite an adventurous physical relationship with her boyfriend, including an abortion.

She opened up with an intention that I will walk out from her life, thereby bringing an end to an unhappy marriage. This revelation was something that I could not handle. But I did not walk away. I decided to stay on for the sake of our children as I want them to receive a full parental upbringing. An already bad marital relation has gone from bad to worse. Merely hanging by a thread.

When it comes to our children, we still work as a team and do best together. But deep inside I can not stay in this marriage. At a suitable point I want to get separated when it will no longer be detrimental to children. However, I do not want my children to know about her past because I do not know how they will react. Being people of modern times, they may be okay with it and I want them to be in that position. But a separation may bring it out in the open and that stops me from taking this step. At the same time, I cannot carry on. It tears my heart everyday. I don’t know what to do. – By Anonymous

Answer by Dr Atul Aswani: Firstly, let us acknowledge that you are in emotional pain and I hope you have at least a couple of very good friends before whom you can ventilate your feelings now and then.

Secondly, it is highly commendable that you are sacrificing your personal happiness to bring up your children. It seems from your query that they are very young.

Thirdly, it is unfortunate that this marriage has not been nice for you, but then there might be some hope if you and your wife are willing to work towards it. That will mean that your wife is completely willing to let her past be her past. It also appears that she has not been in a relationship after she got married to you. If that is the case; then there is a possibility of a second chance.

Be proud of your personal integrity that you chose to stick to what you believed in. Be happy that you did not do anything which bites your conscience. Your spouse may have betrayed you, but you have not betrayed yourself.

If you really need to step out of the marriage; consider a mutual consent divorce that is amiable. Make financial arrangements for your spouse and children’s upbringing. Prepare the children gradually to accept the news. Sort out the visiting rights and other things so that they get the best of both parents.

Lastly, you are not defined by your relationship status. Your life is bigger than your marriage. Cultivate hobbies, build your business, exercise, go on a vacation.

Remember, we have to keep our thinking straight in a world where not everyone and everything is straight.

– Dr Atul Aswani is a Psychiatrist and Counsellor in Mumbai

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Who should pay on the first date?

Follow these simple tricks to avoid awkwardness about paying the bill on your first few dates

Most of us are attuned to paying whenever we go out for a date. But with the rules of dating changing and women wanting to be in charge in various situations, it sometimes becomes tricky to decode who will pay for the dinner on your first few dates. So here are few things you can follow to avoid that awkward situation:

Go to an informal and affordable place

This works almost all the times. The very fact that the restaurant you go to is not too expensive and has a causal air to it, will keep you more relaxed. And paying the bill will not be an issue since it will not hamper your pockets. On the other hand, even if the girl offers to pay, it won’t be too harsh on the guy’s part to let the girl handle the expensive dinner.

Think you’re the one paying the bill

Be ready to pay unless the girl really insists to pay. Many a times, there are formal efforts to show they are willing to pay, but you should go ahead with splitting the bill or letting her pay only if she insists a second or third time. In such cases, it is better to let her do the formality as it might just work in your favor.

She calls the shots while ordering

In most cases, if the girl wants you to pay, she would not be careful with what she orders. But if she orders something which you don’t really endorse or want to have, then don’t push to pay too much. While you might want to be open enough to pay for her expensive choices, in most cases it would be better for you to split or let her pay in such instances.

Third time’s the trickiest

So if doesn’t offer to pay even after a few dates, chances are she never will. In such a situation, it is entirely your call. Some guys like to pamper their date by paying the bills all the time. But some might like to be treated differently and expect their girlfriends to pay too. In this case, you can be the best to call the shots.

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Scientists learn to judge a book through its cover

Scientists have developed a new technology that can read pages of a closed book, an advance that may help archaeologists look into antique without touching them. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, tested a prototype of the system on a stack of papers, each with one letter printed on it. The system was able to correctly identify the letters on the top nine sheets.

“The in showed a lot of interest in this, because they want to, for example, look into some antique books that they don’t even want to touch,” said Barmak Heshmat, a research scientist at MIT. He said that the system could be used to analyse any materials organised in thin layers, such as coatings on machine parts or pharmaceuticals.

The researchers from MIT and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the US developed the algorithms that acquire images from individual sheets in stacks of paper, and interprets the often distorted or incomplete images as individual letters. “A lot of websites have these letter certifications (captchas) to make sure you’re not a robot, and this algorithm can get through a lot of them,” said Heshmat.

The system uses terahertz radiation, the band of electromagnetic radiation between microwaves and infrared light, which has several advantages over other types of waves that can penetrate surfaces, such as X-rays or sound waves. Terahertz frequency profiles can distingu ish between ink and blank paper, in a way that X-rays can not, and has much better depth resolution than ultrasound.

The system exploits the fact that between the pages of a book tiny air pockets are trapped about 20 micrometres deep. The difference in refractive index – the degree to which they bend light – between the air and the paper means that the boundary between the two will reflect terahertz radiation back to a detector.

In the new system, a standard terahertz camera emits ultrashort bursts of radiation, and the camera’s built-in sensor detects their reflections. From the reflections’ time of arrival, the algorithm can gauge the distance to the individual pages of the book.

At the moment, the algorithm can correctly deduce the distance from the camera to the top 20 pages in a stack, but past a depth of nine pages, the energy of the reflected signal is so low that the differences between frequency signatures are swamped by noise.

Terahertz imaging is still a relatively young technology, however, and researchers are constantly working to improve both the accuracy of detectors and the power of the radiation sources, so deeper penetration should be possible, researchers said.

Eid recipe: Mutton Biryani

This one pot recipe is one of India’s favourite rice recipes.

This one pot recipe is one of India’s favourite . Biryani is made differently in many parts of the country, the most famous being . Biryani is a staple during the festival of Eid. During the month of Ramadan, biryani is one of the most popular and mouth watering street foods, and you also find different variations like chicken biryani, fish biryani and vegetable biryani. Other Ramadan specials are and . Biryani go best with and . Check out other must try . You can also try lip smacking .

Ingredients:

To marinate meat:

Mutton — 1 1/2 kg
Cloves — 7 to 8
Cardamom — 10 to 8 pods
Cinnamon — 4sticks
Shajeera (caraway seeds) — 1tbsp
White jeera — 1/2 tbs
Saffron (kesar) — 6 to 7 strings
Nutmeg — 1/4 tbsp
Mace — 1/4 tbsp,
Ginger, garlic paste — 2tbsp
Yogurt — 400 g
Lemon — 1 medium sized
Haldi — 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder — 1 tbsp
Potatoes — 1/2 kg
Brown onions — 250 g
A pinch of garam masala
Ghee — 1/2 kg
Salt to taste
Rice for biryani — 1kg
Kneaded atta for dum

Method:

-Mix all the above ingredients and set it aside for an hour or more.
-Put this is into a vessel. Now, put some ghee on top of it.
-Par boil the rice and keep aside.
-Now, fry onions until they brown and put this on top of the marination.
-Remove some marninated mix and keep aside.
-Take 1/4 quantity of the parboiled rice and put it on top of the first marination. Then add the rest of the meat marination that you had kept aside.

-Again layer the rest of the cooked rice on top.

-Mix the saffron in water and sprinkle on the top of the rice. This gives it soft texture and flavour.

-Pour the remaining ghee evenly on top of the rice.

-Seal the lid of the vessel with kneaded wheat flour.

-Place of high flame till the steam comes out.

-Reduce flame and place the vessel on the tawa for an hour.

-Serve with mint leaves and onions.

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छात्रों के होमवर्क के लिए डिजिटल बुक जारी

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Meerut . सीबीएसई ने बच्चों को डिजिटल बुक उपलब्ध कराने की दिशा में एक कदम और बढ़ाया है। कक्षा छह से आठ तक के लिए छात्रों के होमवर्क के लिए डिजिटल बुक जारी कर दी है। इससे छात्रों को होमवर्क में आसानी होगी। सीबीएसई ने स्कूलों को निर्देश दिए हैं कि डिजिटल बुक को लाइब्रेरी में रखें ताकि बच्चों को ऑनलाइन किताब की जानकारी हो सके। स्टडी मैटेरियल भी ऑनलाइन बोर्ड ने कक्षा 12 के बॉयोटेक्नोलॉजी की संशोधित किताब व इकोनॉमिक्स और गणित की भी ऑनलाइन अध्ययन सामग्री जारी की है। इसकी मदद से शिक्षक बेहतर अध्यापन और विद्यार्थी अध्ययन के लिए प्रोत्साहित होंगे। कई किताबें और कक्षा छह से आठ तक के बच्चों को होमवर्क संबंधी सामग्री उपलब्ध कराई गई, जोकि बहुत उपयोगी है. स्कूलों को निर्देश सीबीएसई का निर्देश है कि अध्ययन सामग्री को पुस्तकालय में उपलब्ध कराएं ताकि छात्र व शिक्षकों को सहयोग मिल सके। डिजिटल बुक के फायदे को देखे तों अध्ययन सामग्री मोबाइल व लैपटॉप पर उपलब्ध है। वहीं होमवर्क की डिजिटल सामग्री को इस तरह से तैयार किया गया है, जिससे कि बच्चों में रचनात्मकता बढ़े।

आनलाइन दिखाई जाएंगी आरटीआइ में कापियां

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– सोमवार को अंतिम प्रजेंटेशन
मेरठ> चौ. चरण सिंह विश्वविद्यालय से जुड़े कालेजों के छात्र छात्राएं आने वाले समय में सूचना के अधिकार (आरटीआइ) के तहत आनलाइन कापियों को देख सकेंगे। छात्र स्क्रूटनी के लिए आनलाइन  आवेदन भी कर सकेंगे। विवि में इस नई व्यवस्था को लागू करने से पहले सोमवार  को कंपनी अंतिम प्रजेंटेशन देगी। संभव है कि सितंबर से छात्रों को इसकी सुविधा मिल जाए।
विश्वविद्यालय में हर दिन सैकड़ों की संख्या में छात्र छात्राएं अपनी कापियों के मूल्यांकन में गड़बड़ी का आरोप लगाते हैं। छात्र छात्राएं अपनी कापियों को देखने के लिए आरटीआइ लगाते हैं। विवि सभी छात्रों को मैनुअल तरीके से कापी दिखाने का काम समय से नहीं करा पाता है। समय से स्क्रूटनी भी नहीं हो पाती है। छात्र छात्राओं की सुविधा को देखते हुए विवि कापियों को दिखाने की प्रक्रिया को आनलाइन करने जा रहा है। रजिस्ट्रार दीपचंद्र का कहना है कि सोमवार को अंतिम रूप से प्रजेंटेशन देखने के बाद कंपनी को वर्क आर्डर दे दिया जाएगा।

सीसीएसयू की मार्कशीट में अब स्पेलिंग मिस्टेक नहीं

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मेरठ>सीसीएसयू में नए सत्र के एडमिशन प्रक्रिया में तो रजिस्ट्रेशन के दौरान ही स्पेलिंग को लेकर सतर्कता बरती जाएगी। इससे छात्रों को वेरिफिकेशन आसान हो जाएगा। नौकरी लगने पर उनके काम अटकेगा नहीं।

मेरठ और सहारनपुर मंडल से हर साल करीब छह लाख प्राइवेट और रेग्युलर छात्र-छात्राएं सीसीएसयू की परीक्षा देते हैं। विवि हर साल इतनी ही मार्कशीट जारी करता है। मार्कशीट में छात्र और उसके पिता के नाम में स्पेलिंग मिस्टेक, सरनेम में स्पेलिंग मिस्टेक होना आम बात है। ऐसे केस हजारों में हैं। छात्रों द्वारा गलत स्पेलिंग लिख देने तो कभी विवि के स्तर से भी स्पेलिंग की गलती हो जाती है। मार्कशीट जारी होने पर बहुत से छात्र इस गलती पर ध्यान नहीं देते।

नौकरी में जब उनका वेरिफिकेशन होता है यह गलती सुधरवाने के लिए उन्हें चक्कर लगाने पड़ते हैं। नौकरी के काम में रुकावट आती है। मार्कशीट ही नहीं डिग्री में भी यह गलती होती है। जब से विवि ने प्रिंटेड डिग्री देनी शुरू की है स्पेलिंग क्रास चेक होनी लगी है। डिग्री प्रिंट होने से पहले विवि रिकॉर्ड में उसका मिलान होता है। रजिस्ट्रार दीप चंद्र का कहना है स्पेलिंग मिस्टेक के काफी मामले आते हैं। छात्र ऑनलाइन अपने और पैरेंट्स के नाम की जो स्पेलिंग लिखते हैं, वही मार्कशीट और डिग्री पर लिखी जाती है। यह गलती न हो इसके लिए विवि क्रास चेक की योजना बना रहा है। स्पेलिंग का मिलान किया जाएगा। नए सत्र के रजिस्ट्रेशन के दौरान स्पेलिंग मिस्टेक न हो इसके लिए अलर्ट की व्यवस्था की जाएगी। मार्कशीट प्रिंट करने से पहले डाटा में क्रास चेक की व्यवस्था की जाएगी।

स्टेट आर्चरी में सटीक निशाने से तीरंदाजों ने भेदा लक्ष्य

सत्यकाम इंटरनेशनल ar1स्कूल में आर्चरी प्रतियोगिता
मेरठ तीरंदाजी एसोसिएशन की ओर से सत्यकाम इंटरनेशनल स्कूल में छठी यूपी सब जूनियर स्टेट आर्चरी चैंपियनशिप-2016 का आयोजन किया जा रहा है। रविवार को भी तीरंदाजों ने शानदार प्रदर्शन किया। सब जूनियर इंडियन राउंड ब्वॉयज 30 मीटर में नीरज चौहान, सब जूनियर इंडियन राउंड 20 मीटर में पंकज कुमार, सब जूनियर इंडियन राउंड ब्वॉयज ओली राउंड में अमन, सब जूनियर इंडियन राउंड गर्ल्स 30 मीटर प्रीति कुमारी, सब जूनियर इंडियन राउंड गर्ल्स 20 मीटर निशा मौर्या, सब जूनियर इंडियन राउंड गर्ल्स ओवरऑल 30 व 20 मीटर निशा मौर्या, सब जूनियर इंडियन राउंड गर्ल्स ओली राउंड निशा मौर्या, सब जूनियर रिकर्व ब्वॉयज ओवरऑल 60 गुणा 2 में अमित यादव, सब जूनियर रिकर्व ब्वॉयज मिक्स टीम में अमित यादव, मिनी सब जूनियर इंडियन राउंड ब्वॉयज 30 मीटर में आकाश राणा, मिनी सब जूनियर इंडियन राउंड 20 मीटर में सुरेंद्र कुमार, मिनी सब जूनियर इंडियन राउंड ब्वॉयज ओवरऑल में आकाश राणा प्रथम स्थान पर रहे।
मिनी सब जूनियर इंडियन राउंड ब्वॉयज मिक्स टीम में रोहित कुमार व निशा मौर्या, मिनी सब जूनियर इंडियन राउंड गर्ल्स 30 व 20 मीटर में निशा मौर्या, मिनी सब जूनियर इंडियन राउंड ओवरऑल में निशा मौर्या, मिनी सब जूनियर रिकर्व ब्वॉयज ओली राउंड में कनिष्क, मिनी सब जूनियर कंपाउंड ब्वॉयज ओवरऑल 50 गुणा 2 में अमित कुमार और सब जूनियर कंपाउंड ब्वॉयज ओवरऑल 50 गुणा 2 में अजय वेदवान पहले नंबर पर रहे। इस मौके पर अंतरराष्ट्रीय तीरंदाज सत्यदेव, यूपी तीरंदाजी संघ के जनरल सेक्रेटरी अजय गुप्ता, अनुज शर्मा मौजूद रहे। अनुज शर्मा ने बताया कि सोमवार को प्रतियोगिता का समापन होगा।

राशिफल (12 September 2016)

मेष (Aries): जीवनसाथी से कामकाज के विषय में विशेष चर्चा का मन बनेगा। साझेदार आपसे बातचीत कर व्यवसाय को आगे बढ़ाना चाहेगा। धार्मिक कार्यों पर कुछ खर्च वृद्धि भी संभव।

 


वृषभ (Taurus): कार्यों को व्यवस्थित करें तो वरिष्ठजनों में आपका महत्व बढ़ सकता है हालांकि कार्य की अधिक की अधिकता रहेगी फिर भी मन लगाकर काम करें। वाहन सुख में कमीं रहेगी।

 


मिथुन (Gemini): निर्णय लेने की क्षम्ाता अच्छी। पारिवारिक रिश्तों में मजबूती बनेगी। मित्र वर्ग कार्यों में मदद करने का मन। सुख-सुविधा अच्छी किन्तु गर्व न करें अन्यथा लाभ का प्रतिशत कमजोर हो सकता है।


कर्क (Cancer): महत्वपूर्ण तथ्यों को समझेंगे फिर निर्णय लेने में सुविधा महसूस करेंगे। कार्यों में व्यस्तता बढ़ेगी। किन्तु मन लगाकर काम करेंगे। व्यापारिक रिश्तों में मजबूती बनेगी।

 


सिंह (Leo): कार्यों में कुछ अच्छे अनुभव भी प्राप्त होंगे जो भविष्य हेतु लाभकारी हो सकते हैं वार्तालाप में मधुरता से रुके कामों में गति। मन में प्रसन्नता। कार्यों में आनंद प्राप्ति।

 

कन्या (Virgo): कार्यक्षेत्र में काम का दबाव रहेगा। वरिष्ठजनों से वार्तालाप के दौरान विनम्रता रखे तो आपके सम्मान में वृद्धि बनेगी। किसी के भरोसे का छोड़ने से पूर्व अच्छे से सोच लेवें।

 


तुला (Libra): मान-सम्मान में वृद्धि। पुरानी समस्या का समाधान खोज सकेंगे। कार्यों को ईमानदारी से करना पसंद करेंगे। नए संपर्क बनने से खुशी। व्यावसायिक यात्रा का योग।

 

वृश्चिक (Scorpio): संतान पक्ष के कार्यों पर ध्यान जाएगा। शत्रुपक्ष कमजोर। वाणी में मधुरता। परिवार आपसे मार्गदर्शन चाहेगा। फालतु बातों से किनारा करें। वाहन सुख प्राप्त।

 

धनु (Sagittarius): पारिवारिक सुख बढ़ेगा। नई योजना पर कार्य प्रारंभ कर सकेंगे। कारोबार में लाभ के अवसर। मित्रों से मतभेद दूर होंगे। अनावश्यक भागदौड़ में कमीं। यात्रा सुखद।

 

मकर (Capricorn): दैनिक कार्यों में व्यस्तता के साथ-साथ कुछ जवाबदारियां भी बढ़ेगी। किन्तु चिढ़चिढ़ाहट के स्थान पर अच्छे से वार्तालाप करें तो कार्यबाधा में कमी हो सकती है। नींद अच्छी आएगी।

 


कुंभ (Aquarius): व्यवसायिक यात्रा संभव। आय से अधिक व्यय पर अंकुश लगाए अन्यथा बजट गड़बड़ा सकता है। जरूरी कामों को समय पर पूर्ण करना उत्तम। मिश्रित विचारधारा रहेगी।

 

मीन (Pisces): लक्ष्य के प्रति ध्यान केन्द्रित रहेगा। आत्मबल बना रहेगा। अचानक लाभ से खुशी। कानूनी कार्यों में गति। संतान आपकी आज्ञा में रहेगी। परिवार आपसे समय की मांग करेगा।

 

 

Roald Dahl phenomenon – 200 million and counting

The 13th of September, marks 100 years of celebrated children’s author Roald Dahl. Born in Villa Marie, Cardiff, Roald was named after the polar explorer Roald Amundsen. Amundsen was a national hero in Norway (Roald’s parents were from there).

Dahl died at the age of 74, having published 17 children’s novels and 20 books for children in his lifetime. The master writer has managed to create a distinct and separate fantasy world for children as well as has written significant and relevant short stories and novels for adults.

Some of his most popular stories are ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘Matilda’, ‘James and the Giant Peach’, ‘The BFG’, and ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’. Many of his books have been adapted to the big screen and even on stage.

He also wrote the script for the 1971 film adaptation of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. The beloved author was known for his children’s books with their playful language, dark humour and memorable characters.

Kinjal Shah, CEO of a popular bookstore chain, says “Dahl is truly ageless. It is impossible to believe that he wrote these stories half a century ago. They still ring true. Dahl has a subtle way to bring to public notice the poor section of society, the difficulties faced by them, and how they find their ‘happily ever after.’ Children feel involved in his stories.”

Select bookstores across the country, will be hosting clue hunts, dream hunts and treasure hunts, along with Roald Dahl story-telling sessions to commemorate the birth centenary. When informed about bookstores’ plans for “Celebrating a 100 years of Roald Dahl”, a fan almost jumped with excitement, “Roald Dahl has been my favourite author ever since I was a kid. Of all his books, Matilda will stay with me forever.”

Over 200 million books by Roald Dahl have sold worldwide, with his wonderful worlds full of charming characters and made-up words that have been enjoyed by adults and children alike all over the globe.

Catch the look of wonder in a child’s eyes, and you know that Dahl will sell another 200 million books soon. Such is his timeless magic.