Know your world
LEAVE THE FISH ALONE
The fishing industry in Hong Kong used to be a very lively one. But now, trawling is no longer allowed in Hong Kong waters.
Trawling is a way of catching[...]
ART THAT POPS OUT
Art that pops out, yet doesn't ... what an interesting idea! We know it will certainly make your eyes pop though!
In Beijing, China, a Magic Art exhibition wa[...]
IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME AGAIN
Christmas is a major holiday that is celebrated by millions of people around the world. For Christians, it is a celebration of the day that Jesus Christ [...]
CURSIVE VERSUS KEYBOARDS
Have you ever learnt cursive handwriting? If you have, you may be one of the minority left in your generation who knows how to write in cursive.
ROCK MUSIC IS PICKING UP IN KABUL
In a conservative society like Afghanistan, there is a strong musical culture, but rock music is not commonly heard. These days though, more an[...]
FAMOUS WALL ART ERASED
Graffiti is words or drawings that have been made illegally on a wall or surface in a public place. Some see it as a form of art while others see it as vand[...]
AN EVENTFUL WEEK IN JAPAN
From exciting sporting events to a celebration of children ... lots of things happened in Japan last week. Watch today's slideshow to see what made for a[...]
COULD THIS WORD BE IN YOUR NEXT SPELLING LIST?
On November 19, 2013, Oxford Dictionary named "Selfie" the new word of the year. The word is defined as "a photograph that one has t[...]
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN!
Earlier this month, we posted a video on the plight of cyclists in India. Now it's time for you to dig deep into your memory to answer our quiz questions.
BIG & BEAUTIFUL
You might have seen some of his sculptures in your city. They are big, bronze and beautiful. They are the work of Fernando Botero Angulo, an artist and sculpto[...]
DOUBLE, DOUBLE, TOIL AND TROUBLE!
Sounds familiar? Those of you who have read or watched the famous Shakespeare play, Macbeth, would know this phrase.
Poison can be found in ma[...]
WHAT A COLOURFUL SIGHT!
Would you look at that? What fun it would be to take part in such a huge and colourful party! Lots of people dressed up in fancy costumes and wearing brigh[...]
CYCLISTS IN INDIA'S BIG TRAFFIC SQUEEZE
Have you ever been in a crowded place and felt really uncomfortable? Well, cyclists in India are uncomfortable AND afraid for their lives[...]
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN!
Now that the week is almost over, let's try this quiz. The answers to these questions all come from this week's stories. You can use the search bar[...]
Mud Challenge in France, a car on a para-glider, World War 2 re-enactment and more pictures in this month's Culture round up!
September is almost over, and we bring to you t[...]
She was one of the Most Powerful Women in China!
An archaeologist is a person who studies how humans lived a long time ago. Now, archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a 7th[...]
Whiz Around the Streets of Paris in a Tuk-Tuk!
The tuk-tuk is a very common sight on the roads of most Asian cities. But did you know that this little three-wheeled vehicle i[...]
Get Covered from Head to Toe in Tomatoes!
Here's the scene: people wading through a sticky, red mess and hitting each other with tonnes of squishy tomatoes. Are they crazy? No[...]
These Snakes Will Bring you Good Luck!
A deadly snake is the last thing you'd think can bless you. But in a small village in India recently, hundreds of people waited for hour[...]
He is the most wanted man in USA right now. But why? And who is Edward Snowden?
Edward Snowden is a 29 year old technology professional from America. He worked in a company [...]
A new study reveals that we would be able to recognize words from our Ice Age ancestors who walked the Earth some 15,000 years ago!! Yes Ice Age language had many words meaning and[...]
Jackie Chan, the Hong Kong martial arts film star, plays a character that brings back ancient Chinese artifacts to China from foreign countries in a new film. In real life, he want[...]
Singapore Botanic gardens aim for UNESCO heritage status
Singapore, one of the world's most densely populated countries, is campaigning to get its 154-year-old Botanic Gardens dec[...]
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala to pen life story
Do you remember Malala Yousafzai? Malala was a brave girl who stood up for education in girls.
Here is a little recap: On 9 Octob[...]
Cambodia’s ancient finger dance
There are just so many types of dance; Hip hop, ballet, jazz, finger dance… Finger dance?? Yes, Finger dance too!
Let’s find out more about finger[...]
Full bloom Cherry trees: Simply Beautiful
Spring is here again!
In Tokyo, Japan, cherry trees have reached a stunning full bloom.
It is easy to know it is peak season is when [...]
Celebrate Chinese New Year!
You might think New Year was a month ago when we celebrated the beginning of 2013.
Well, if you enjoyed the last New Year, you’ll be pleased to kn[...]
Festive food for Christmas
What will you be eating this Christmas? See how many of these delicious dishes you have tried!
Roast Turkey in US
In the United States Of Am[...]
It’s nearly Christmas time:
Have you been good?
It’s surprising how many countries have characters who keep an eye on children’s behavior.
Somehow, they seem to know who has b[...]
End of the World ? Myths busted with scientific theory.
If you are reading this after December 21, 2012, then you can breathe a sigh of relief! Why? Because that’s the date that,[...]
Sarah Jessica Parker, Gerard Butler, Seal, Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo attend a press conference for this year's Nobel Peace Prize concert along with other artists at Radisson Blu Pl[...]
Miss Ethinc: Beauties with Grace
You have have heard about Miss World and Miss Universe contests. But there is another contest celebrating women of grace and substance. Pictures f[...]
A real fun event: Stiletto Race!
A stiletto race was held as part of the Manila town's Sapatos (shoe) festival, which aims to promote the city's shoe industry.
Manila is the capi[...]
All you need to know about Thanksgiving
If you’re not from the US, you might not know what Thanksgiving is all about. Here’s the lowdown...
On the fourth Thursday in November e[...]
Weibo: The Micro-blogs of China
According to the Chinese government,
What is a micro-blog?
A micro-blog is an online site that allows people to write sho[...]
Festival of Lights
On 13 November 2012, Hindus around the world will be busy celebrating Deepavali, which is also known as the Festival of Lights.
Origin of the festival
International Children’s Day:
Does it make a difference?
You’ve heard of Mother’s Day… you’ve heard of Father’s Day.
But did you know that there’s a special day for you too? Y[...]
Lane Smith's "It's a book!"
Ever wished you could switch off for the day?
Tired of technology, and looking for a world where the simple things in life shine through?
Gunpowder, treason and plot……
Halloween may be growing in popularity in the UK, but November 5 is an even more important date on the British calendar.
This historic date has be[...]
Growing environmental awareness in China
More and more people in China are becoming concerned about environmental pollution and are actively taking steps to protect the environm[...]
Halloween isn't just trick-or-treating!
How did it come about?
You might think of Halloween as a fun time dressing up in spooky costumes with friends so you can ask your neig[...]
Oh yes! It finally happened. Someone stepped up.
Did you know about this? Read this story now to know what happened and how this happened. And yes- don't forget to show this car[...]
No more homework?
Imagine a school with no more homework? Impossible? Well, it could possibly come true in France, where President Francois Hollande is now looking at changing t[...]
Talking to a 13 year young magician :
A Whiz Times Exclusive
Our Whiz Writer Kirsten recently spoke to someone really special. Want to know who he is? Well, just read on!
Death of former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk
His Excellency Norodom Sihanouk, the former King of Cambodia, has passed away at the age of 89 after a heart attack.
In the past[...]
Does your mother nag you to wash your hands after you go to the toilet or before you eat your dinner? Maybe you’ve never really wondered why she makes such a fuss about [...]
Malala Yousufzai, the girl who stood up to the Taliban
On 9 October 2012, a young Pakistani schoolgirl activist, named Malala Yousufzai, was shot in the head and neck by a[...]
The Bali Bombings 10th year anniversary
What happened? The Background.
On 12 October 2002, a powerful bomb blast on the tourist island of Bali killed 38 Indonesians and 164 forei[...]
China’s Golden Week Holidays
That's "Hello!" in Mandarin (a Chinese language/dialect).
Today, China has two “Golden Week” holidays. This practice, which first began[...]
Bhutan’s 100% organic food plan
"The government of Bhutan has announced that it wanted to be the first country to have its entire food supply from organic sources".
Register | Lost your password?
Password (please type it twice) *
First Name *
Last Name *
Second Email (Optional)
* I accept Terms and Conditions. *
* I accept Terms and Conditions.
subscribe both email ids for newsletters.
subscribe both email ids for newsletters.
By registering you agree to receive newsletters at at least one email address. This is to ensure that the good habit of daily current affairs understanding is developed (rarely- selected messages are sent too)
A password will be e-mailed to you.
Log in | Lost your password?
Username or E-mail:
Log in| Register