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10 Things to Do This Week (October 18 to October 24, 2018)

Workshop
New Delhi
Culture Chauraha is conducting an enamel jewellery-making workshop. Here, you will learn how to cut shapes from a copper sheet and how to prepare a base for enamelling and fire it.
Date: October 26
Age: 12+ years
Call: 09871301841

Read a Book
Pink And Blue by Ritu Vaishnav and Art by Vishnu M Nair (Age: 5+ years)
'Pink and Blue' is an attempt by a mother to initiate a dialogue about gender stereotypes, like wearing pink or blue, playing with dolls or aggressive games, cooking and crying. You may be a girl who wants to play in the dirt but society would rather have you seated wearing a pretty dress and having imaginary tea. It says that it’s fine for both girls and boys to choose what they like to do. The book finally ends by saying boys and girls need to look after each other. Published by Puffin Books and available on Amazon.in

Watch It 
The Emperor's New Groove
Awards Won: 2001 Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Theatrical Feature.
Synopsis: The movie is about Kuzco, an 18-year-old emperor of the Inca kingdom. Kuzco thinks of nobody but himself and will punish anybody who defies him. But it all changes when he is transformed into a llama. 

What happens next? Will he remain a llama for his lifetime or will he become a king again? Watch the movie to find out.

Learn Something New
One Stroke-Painting
This is a form of decorative painting in which the artist aims to create a piece of art in a single stroke. The artist uses highlights, shadows and effects to make the painting stand out. Many a times, the paintbrush contains two separate colours too. To get started log on to www.bit.ly/OneStrokePaintingTutorial

Music For Your Ears
Know Your Instrument: Stroh Violin
Origin: England
The Stroh violin is a relatively modern instrument that was created and patented by John MA Stroh in London, England, in 1899. The instrument has four to five strings and is played with a bow just like a normal violin. It is connected to a horn and has a resonating metal body.

Green World
Meet a New Plant: Jacaranda Mimosifolia
The Jacaranda mimosifolia or the blue jacaranda is a beautiful flowering tree, which is native to many regions in South America. It is also known as the blue trumpet tree because of the striking lilac-blue trumpet-shaped flowers that cover the entire tree. They grow well in fertile, well-drained soil in regions that receive abundant sunlight. It is believed that if the flowers fall on you, it’s a sign of good luck. 

Meet a New Bird: Tauraco Erythrolophus
The Tauraco erythrolophus or red-crested tauraco is a medium-sized bird with a long tail. It is known as the red-crested tauraco because of its bright red crest. Its beak is yellow and has a tinge of green. Its body is a colourful mix of green, blue and red feathers. It feeds on fruits, flowers, leaves, seeds, insects and small snakes.
Meet a New Animal: Civettictis Civetta
The Civettictis civetta or African civet is a nocturnal animal that lives in the south of the Sahara Desert as well as in forests and in the savannah. The animal has short grey fur, which is covered with black spots. Its eyes are surrounded by black rings and its forehead and muzzle are white. It is an omnivore and feeds on crabs, eggs, birds, reptiles, fruits and other types of vegetation.
What's New? 
My Style Calculators
My Style Calculators by Casio are colourful, stylish, compact and loaded with new and exciting features that make calculating hassle free. This range has two types of calculators, the JW-200SC and the SL-1000SC, both of which have a metallic finish and come in five colours—gold, pink, white, black and navy blue. One of the calculators, JW-200SC has 12 digits and has a tilt display, which can be easily adjusted for better viewing. Priced between Rs. 395 and Rs.795, the calculators are available at stationery stores.

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