Monthly Archives: October 2013

Weekend events for kids @Trivandrum

There’s a lot going on in little city we live in, and parents are always looking for the best ways to spend weekends with their kids. So every week, we’ll pick our not-to-miss events.

If your children are interested in sports, you can go to the photo-video sports exhibition on the life of the athlete P.T.Usha, incorporating events from her childhood to the establishment of Usha School of Athletics. This is on at Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium till sunday.

For chess and challenge lovers, Anand Chess Academy is organising an Open Chess Tournament & Problem Solving Competition on Saturday, 2nd November at YMCA, Statue, Thiruvananthapuram. Check out

For space enthusiasts, the movie ‘Gravity’ is definitely worth a watch. It does make you feel like you really are traveling amongst the stars.

Hope you are enjoying shopping for fire crackers at

Have a very Happy Diwali, enjoy with friends and family 🙂

Lying in Kids: Talk on DD Malayalam by Dr Anish

Dr. Anish N R K (Psychiatrist and Mental Health Expert with interest in Child Psychiatry) gave a vey informative talk in Doordarsan Malayalam at 6.30 pm on October 24, the topic was “kuttikal kallam parayumpol….”. He also responded to parenting queries posed by the callers.

He mentioned that it is important for parents to teach children the value of telling the truth than to punish them for minor misdeeds. Setting rules within the family, praising children for their honesty, taking time to listen to your child and gaining their trust are important ways to tackle the problem. As a parent, being honest makes you the best role model for your child.

He also added that rarely, lying is an indication of an emerging mental illness like conduct disorder. Conduct disorder is characterized by hostile and occasional physically violent behavior and a disregard for the feelings of others. Children with this mental disorder also exhibit cruelty, from pushing and hitting, hurting others, picking fights, theft, use of drugs and so on. In such cases, counseling and other medical intervention might be required.

Student Leaders for Children’s day

The student leaders for the Children’s Day celebrations were selected based on their performance in the Malayalam elocution competition held at the Kerala State Child Welfare Council’s ‘Varnolsavam’.

S.J. Sruthi, a Class IV student of Saraswathy Vidyalaya, was elected as the children’s ‘Prime Minister’ as she won the first prize in the elocution competition. She will lead the rally and the public meeting that will be organised by the council on Children’s Day on November 14.

M. Vedavyas Manu, Class VI student of the Niramankara Mannam Memorial Higher Secondary School, will be ‘President’. A.S. Nandana, a Class VI student of the Nirmala Bhavan Higher Secondary School will play the role of ‘Speaker’.

Navamy S. Biju, a class IV student of the Cotton Hill Lower Primary School, has been chosen to deliver the welcome speech and S. Anjeena from Carmel Girls Higher Secondary School will propose the vote of thanks on this occasion.

Chance for children to Anchor in Asianet News on Children’s Day

Here is a chance for our children to make it big – a golden Opportunity for children of Kerala to anchor on Asianet News on November 14, Children’s Day. To mark the occasion of Children’s day, Asianet is providing a platform for kids below the age of 15 to exhibit their talent in hosting a show. Children who are fluent in Malayalam and are confident can apply for this, by uploading their biodata and photo in the Asianet News web site. Selected students will be invited to auditions conducted by Asianet and the final screening will decide the winners who will go on to address over half a billion people watching the telecast.

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Compete and Learn

Is winning a trip to NASA through a creative competition too good to be true? If you are a student of grade 4 to 9 and you enjoy the challenging world of science and mathematics, then here is a competition that is bound to interest you. This is a multi-level competition which involves experiential learning. It familiarizes students with various concepts that are conducive to scientific learning and improves their investigative, analytical and critical thinking abilities. A team of up to 4 students (grade 4 to 9) can participate by registering on-line by entering team details and paying a registration fee. Participants will be shortlisted after each round. The winner/winners after all the rounds will get to chance to visit The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); all expenses covered by Mexus Education Pvt. Ltd.

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Sharpen your pencils — it’s time once again for the Hindu Young World Quiz

Welcome to the joy ride of the 14th edition of the Hindu Young World quiz that will begin in Thiruvananthapuram on October 29. The Grand Finale will be in Mangalore. There are three prizes to be won at every regional round and three in the finals. The topics could cover epics, films, music, art, science, history and anything else that could be of interest to the Quiz Master.

Students from Stds. VII to IX are eligible to participate. Two students from the same school can form a team. Each school is eligible to send in a maximum of four teams. Entry cards will be sent to them. Schools are required to send the entries to the regional office of The Hindu. Schools that have not received entry forms can make use of the spot registration that will be available at the venue. They will need to carry proper authorisation letters from their school principals.

There will be an online quiz presented by Britannia Milk Bikis Future Minds for students from Classes 4 to 9.

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There are lots of marvelous prizes to win, apart from the sheer energy that these quizzes generate.
Good luck to all the participants. Lets see which school team emerges winners this time 🙂

Schoolkutti QuizBuzz – Now you can take previous quizzes too is an education web site only for school children. Enjoy Our fun picture quizzes which focus on a different theme every week. Questions range from easy to hard and are based on pictures which make them interesting to kids. If you are based in Trivandrum, attempting the current week’s contest also gives you a chance to win cool prizes from Premier Office Equipment Co.

Now we are also making the previous week’s quizzes available to children for practice. The practice tests are followed by answers and explanations so you can check how well you did and understand what went wrong and why.

Learn interesting science facts and information and have some fun along the way. Parents, please encourage your kids to get started today and keep learning 🙂

Fun events with children this week @Trivandrum

Trivandrum city is buzzing with children’s activities this week. There are tons to do if you’re staying in the city this weekend and what’s more, some of them are free.

Goethe-Zentrum, the German cultural center has a special guest this weekend – Bas Böttcher, one of the founders of German-speaking poetry slam. He’s conducting a poetry slam workshop for children. Alliance Francaise, the French Cultural Center is organizaing a magic show hosted by Aristobulle, titled ‘Illusion on Black Top’ that fuses magic and comedy.

Just 3 more days to go for the 18th DC International book fair and Cultural Fest at Kanakakkunnu, don’t miss it. For chess lovers, the Chess Federation Trivandrum is organising this month’s open chess tournament on Saturday, 12th October at Russian Cultural Center.

Ambrosia Bakehouse is organizing a Kids’ Carnival – painting and story telling competition for kids between the age of 4 and 8 on October 12 and 13 from 2 to 4 PM.

The World Space Week celebrations at VSSC which were kicked off on October 4th saw various events and competitions based on the theme “Exploring Mars, Discovering Earth”. Curtains came down on the week long celebrations in the city today.

Check out the below link for all these interesting events for children happening at your own city.

All Kerala interschool Space Quiz Competition Results

As part of the World Space Week celebrations, an All Kerala interschool Space Quiz Competition – WSW 2013 was conducted by VSSC on 5th October 2013 at all three places, viz., Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Kozhikkode, simultaneously. Every participating school had one team consisting of two members. At all the three places, a preliminary test was conducted and six teams emerged top from the test were selected for the final round.

These students emerged as the final winners at Trivandrum. Hearty Congratulations!!

1st place:
Mubarak T. N. & Arif Muhammed K.,
SNVHSS, Anad, Thiruvananthapuram.

2nd place:
R S Prasobh Sankar & Abhijith R. V.,
Saraswathi Vidyalaya, Vattiyoorkavu, Thiruvananthapuram.

3rd place:
Mahesh B. & Renjith V.,
St. Mary’s HSS, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram.

What do we have for kids this week @Trivandrum?

hey parents, looking for kid friendly activities and events in town for kids?

This week, we have lots of fun events – there is a kid’s carnival at Ambrosia, a magic show at Alliance Francaise, a book fair at Kanakakkunnu, a chess tournament at Russian Cultural Center and also World Space Week celebrations at VSSC.

Check out the below link for all these cool events happening at Trivandrum, listed for you only at