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2017 April 16,

Issue 2
52 Pages `30
Vol. 37 No. 666

WingStar

hey, that
bunny won the
easter egg
hunt!

Suppandi
heh,
thats not
all that
ive won.
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Pg. 44 practising i wish! that


for international
f would be
dance day, mapui? better than

The Speech of Parrots


these ants in
my suit.

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Mapui Kawlim's dads cutting-edge gadgets have turned her from an ordinary girl to an extraordinary superhero, WingStar.
But having powerful fists and the ability to fly means she is on demand ALL the time! Does she want that? There's the question!

Hunt for your name in the story, Yuvraj!

WingStar Up Against It
Story & Script Pencils & Inks Colours Letters
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Sean Dmello Vineet Nair Akshay Khadilkar Prasad Sawant


Mapui Kawlim, please report
to the principals office Hmm I
immediately! wonder what
this is about!

Inspector?
Maam,
Dad? Whats
you called
going on?
for me?

she did. but were


the ones who need
to talk to you!

Its better Theres a strange looking robot which


if we show is running wild in Aizwa. We cleared the
you, Mapui. streets but we cant knock it down.

Weve managed to box it in but we dont sometime later-


know how long the enclosure will hold
Were going
to figure out
Mapui, this is a who is behind
job for WingStar. this plot.
We dont have any You take
time to lose! care of the
crazed
robot. Sure,
Dad.
I got
this!
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666 April 16-30 / 2017


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Whoa! That
Not if I have
thing looks
something to say
a lot bigger
about it! You
up close.
ready, you piece
of junk?

ZOOP
I love this!
Im going to
smash everything!
nothing is safe
from me!

THUD S H
WOo

CRASH

Ouch! That robot knew You got


just what I was going to lucky earlier,
do. IVE Got to get back up. you walking
garbage can.
IVE got you
now.
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THUD

HUD
T

I got outsmarted
again. Whats with
this robot anyway?

CRASH
I know
Thanks, dad! why. Theres
WingStar, somebody
youre getting My ringing ears
just told me inside that
outsmarted robot and
out there. the same thing.
they know
you very
well.

They do?

Theyve got
all the news
Yep! This is a coverage on
junkyard owner. you, as well
looks like the love as all your
of trashing cars videos.
went to their head!
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Thats how they Spring a


know exactly surprise!
what Im going
to do. What do I
do now, Dad?

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What else do
you guys have?
Hahaha! BRING IT ON!
Thats it?
That was your
enclosure?
And your puny Puny
superhero? superhero?!

First things
first-to catch a
monster, you
need to set a
trap.

Hahaha! And this


Youre back? time Im
ready to
rock! Who
osh
ACK
THW

Rocks? Thats it?


Youre going to need
a lot more than
rocks to beat me!
Wh
oo

osh
sh

Who
THWACK THWACK
Whoosh
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CK
THWA
I thought
youd
never ask.

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UHH...

LAM
S

Where are Huh? whore


you? you? wheres

R IIIP that pesky


wingstar?
RR
I was Just
waiting for
her

Right here.
WoOOhooo!
Just down
below.

Here she
comes!

Huh? What?!!
oop
z

Its a good
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thing I can
control my
suit without
being in it!

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and the videos... ...cant predict... ...my suit!

PO
W

M
POW BANG

SLA
POW

H
WOOS

CRASH

THWAP
O OO!
NO O O

Wait! Let
her help
you on
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your way
down!

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CRASH
Later on Good job,
Defeated by a kid! All WingStar. That
that time building my was some quick
machine and a child thinking back
knocks me out! there.

We can fix
Thank you, Sorry, Dad! that... I think.
Inspector. The suit took It was you I
That was a a bit of a was worried
close fight. Im beating. about.
glad we came
out on top.
Mapui!
Im so glad
youre all
right.

I guess it just
needs some
touching up.
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No! Were not


touching up this suit
were building you a
new one! Something
with better protection!

Is WingStar really going to get an


upgraded suit? Stay tuned to find out!

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50-odd years ago, the first man Soon after, in 1969, the first humans
and woman went to space... landed on the mooN-Neil Armstrong
and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.
YURI GAGARIN
Thats one small
step for man,
one giant leap
for mankind!

VALENTINA TERESHKOVA

Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth in the


Vostok 1 spacecraft on 12 April 1961,

The Final Frontier


now observed as International
Human Spaceflight Day. Valentina
Tereshkova did it in 1963 in Vostok 6.
Script: Aparna Sundaresan
Pencils & Inks: Avik Kumar Maitra
Colours: Sumit Sakhuja
Layout: Prasad Sawant
In fact, till 1972, nine Apollo missions From 1986 to 1996, something strange
made their way to the Moon! happened 354 km from Earth...

From these missions, 12 different A space station named Mir was


astronauts walked on the Moon. assembled... entirely in space!

Mir was occupied by astronauts who In 1998, another space station was
performed various experiments in space. launched-the International Space
Station, or ISS.
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The ISS orbits about 400 km above the


Their goal was to develop technologies Earth. In fact, it is 109 m long and large
needed to live permanently in space. enough to be seen from the Earth!
The Mir mission ended in 2001.

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It serves as a space lab and can One of the experiments in the
house six astronauts at a time. ISS is growing plants!

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Scientists have been successful in
The lab has been built to study how growing lettuce, peas and radishes
humans can live and work in space. in zero gravity, among other
vegetables and plants.

this year, there are plans to send So if plants and humans can live
tourists to space, to check if anyone in space, when will the rest of us
other than astronauts can indeed get to go? As soon as 2018, maybe!
travel to space.

As for living on another


planet... So in 20-odd years, who knows?
NASAs deadline to You could be living your life and
send humans to Mars going to school... on Mars!
is the early 2030s.
nasa will send a new
rover to the red
planet in 2020 to
help prepare for the
human mission!
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THIS IS CHARLES BOLDEN,


THE FORMER head OF NASA. THE END

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Whats more dangerous than a top thief on the loose, a ton of missing jewellery or a fishy business deal? A pair of
wannabe detectives trying to solve any of the above! Rahul and Ravi are the infamous Defective Detectives, who
have vowed to solve every mystery on this planet. And if there is no mystery, rest assured they will invent one!

Defective Detectives: Carried Away


Story & Script Art Letters
Aparna Sundaresan Abhijeet Kini Designs Prasad Sawant

One Saturday morning

So the thief broke into


{Waaah} My caaar! Ms. Meloras car and
Yes,
My stereoooo! stole the stereo system,
Agent
Agent Exhaust Fumes?
Engine
Oil.

Dont worry, Aunt Melora. Should we start Yeah. Lets


The police officer is reviewing clearing up this sweep away the
the CCTV footage. Hell catch mess, Noam? glass pieces.
the miscreant. Before they
hurt someone.

In the meantime,
well help you.

Why cant you be as


thoughtful and helpful as And where
are you two To check out
Ms. Meloras nephew? the CCTV
going?!
footage, Agent
Exhaust Fumes,
{HMPH} mom, at the security
hes just a cabin. Come on!
show-off!
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We have no cameras in the Whats the point of those
parking lot, Inspector CCTV cameras?! And the night
Inspector. Theres one at the guards incompetent! Heard
main gate. But no one entered nothing! Saw nothing! {UGH}
or exited the society at night,
when the theft happened.

{UGH}

Avoided the CCTV cameras. Idiots! The thief must have


And the night guards. The entered earlier. Im sure they
thief must have walked are still here, lying low. Thats
through walls why theres no one in the
night-time CCTV footage!
...Or flown in
and out using a
jetpack! Like
that WingStar!

Aha! Lying low! hiding under a But


car! Well sniff Ow! No Thats 10
So the thief
them out! thief here cars with no
could be
either. thieves
underneath!
Drat!
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Hahaha! Is If I were you, Id
this your idea reserve my snooping
of chasing a for tonight. If the
cat burglar? thief is still here, they
might be planning to
rob again tonight.

Why are
you still
here? Shoo!
keep your
theories to
yourself and
go away!

{HMPH} I have
better things to {HMPH}
do than give you You clod!
advice. Like gather
data for tonight.
Not that a clod
like you would
understand!

Some data gathering! Shes Hey! Noam! Umm... why are Oh really? Tell me, do you
just spying on Noam for you cleaning that car? have any theories on who
no good reason. broke into your aunts car?
Hello. I
clean cars
That was a
to earn extra
really terrible
pocket money.
thing. I dont
I have two
know anyone
more to do
whod stoop
today.
this low!
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Noam! He might know


something about
Ms. Meloras car!

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All done,
Vasni Uncle! I Lovely! Youre so
All done, even put in a thoughtful, Noam!
But the night Noam? new air
guards how could freshener in
they have not heard your car.
a thing? And they
were in charge of
the CCTVs at night.
Shady!

{HMPH} The
show-off!

Hey! He might be on to something,


Agent Engine Oil. The night So tonight
we tail them And catch them
guards could have done this! And red-handed!
then meddled with the CCTV video both
to erase themselves from it!

That night
And I am watching the
patrolling night guard,
Agent Exhaust Fumes.
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I have my
eyes on the
security cabin
where night guard
one is, Agent
Engine Oil.

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But hours pass and {YAWN} And Im just
Nothings walking around
happened. Ill in circles. Think
just take a Ill sit for
quick nap. a bit.

Oh no! The
guard! We were
right! You
wont get away
from Agent
Engine Oil!

H
SMAS
Huh?!

Gotcha!

whoa!

Sam?!

You oaf! I
was chasing
the thief!
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STOP!
Guard!
Stop!

YIKES!
Huh?
Whos
calling
Agent Exhaust me?
Fumes, the

RING
thieving guard is

R R coming your way,

RRI NG
towards the exit.
Stop them!

Cabin guard! The


ow! patrolling night
guard is the thief!
The thief!

You
again! Why
on earth
did you
telephone

wham
me?!

NOAM! He disturbed the crime


{HUFF} No, I scene deliberately! Got rid of
telephoned you, his aunts cars broken glass
Inspector pieces. So his fingerprints on
Inspector! I them wont be found!
figured out that
our car stereo
thief is-

WHAAAT?!
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Shes right, sir. There are
two car stereos in his
So I followed bag. One matches
him today. He Ms. Meloras description.
cleans cars only
to examine their Bah! Okay! I
stereos. And dont get

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breaks into them much pocket
when the money. But
patrolling night selling car
guard is not stereos pays
around. a ton!

See, Inspector She didnt, Inspector. This boy


Inspector? Even his called out to me. So I came out
nice-guy persona is OF THE SECURiTY CABIN and-
just an act!

Only
because my
best friend
But how alerted me
did you of the
stop him? thiefs
escape.

So you two are


responsible for WHAT?!
catching this But but
criminal. I figured
Excellent work! it out!

Sam, we might just draft you


into our team. You can stick
to data gathering. Leave the
sleuthing to the experts.
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Us!

{BLEH}

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Meet Suppandi, the cheerful goof! He has worked on multiple jobs and never lasted in
any of them past a day or two. He earnestly listens to instructions from his employers but
then applies his own literal logic to them. What happens then? Utter mayhem!

Suppandi: The Threat


Story & Script Pencils & Inks Colours Letters
Aparna Sundaresan Archana Amberkar Umesh Sarode Pranay Bendre

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A thief!
Whats
that?!

SCRAPE
THUD

Not a sound Soon Sir? Sir!


or its curtains
for you!

Oh!

Id really like
Didnt I tell new curtains for
you to not make my house, Sir. How
a sound?! long would you like
me to keep talking?

Yes, but

Eeeiiy!
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THUD

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Energy Meter
Thank you, folks, for the energy boost! Keep sending me
First Prize, TEM 662
your comments via the tinkle energy meter form on the second The stories in Tinkle 662 were awesome. I was super
last page! you could win a chance to either have a toon named excited when I saw my Suppandi story (Piece-ful)
after you or hunt for your name in a story,
story For your published in the issue. These days, Tantri the Mantri is
feedback (as per editorial decision). Don't forget to send
in your age, gender and location with your form!
getting super mysterious and full of revenge. I was
really horrified when Bansheena came back. I had met
Thrillers: Mars Vigila! in Tinkle 661 was so thrilling that her in an old issue of Tinkle Digest. Thrillers: Mars
whenever I looked at the issue, I wondered what Vigila! is the best thriller I have ever read. I love
would happen to Mars. I live near a river, I think The historical stories, so thanks for such a brilliant story!
Waste Warriors should clean up this river too since it is However, So Cheesy! was the worst fairy tale ever! I
polluted. was disappointed by this tale. It was boring. Anwar is
Indu Lekha Agnihotram, Hyderabad back! Yayy! The teacher in A Sketchy Past was so kind.
In my class, not submitting means... you know...
Defective Detectives, DD in Tinkle 661 was nice but the SuperWeirdos is getting better with all the new
robbers shouldve checked the wallet before stealing SuperWeirdos (theyre really weird).
it. The Waste Warriors showed a good way to save the Neha P. Shukla, Mumbai
earth.
Ananya T. H., Bengaluru Second Prize, TEM 662
I liked the cover of Tinkle 662. It was very funny. And I
Defective Detectives: Arty Farty in Tinkle 661 was even tried the DIY, Bubble Snakes. This really made
very funny. The Waste Warriors told me to save the me the coolest boy in my neighbourhood. I really had
environment. Thrillers: Mars Vigila! taught me about great fun with Tantri the Mantri: Night of the
history. Slaying the Dragon was a very brave story. Demoness. I think Tantri should learn of all the traps in
Suppandi: Cold Storage was awesome. The the palace. Suppandi: Out On a Limb was also funny.
100-Room Riddle was excellent! But the art in Thrillers: Mars Vigilia! was not good. So
Ishayu Ghosh Chowdhury, Kolkata Cheesy! was a very good story. I learnt that we should
be satisfied with what we get. The fairies taught a
Tinkle has lost its spark. Tinkle 661 lacked the stories of good lesson to Klaas. Anwar: Success Story was
the famous Tinkle characters. Most of the stories were fabulous. The Plan was very funny. A Sketchy Past
too short and predictable. The magazine has lost its was my favourite story in the history of Tinkle. I liked it
sumo size and is too thin. There are innumerable very much because I also want to become an
regular Tinkle readers like me who are 16 years old or archaeologist. It is my dream to be one. I swear that I
older. I could not stand the story Slaying the Dragon, will go to the Kachari ruins during this summer
as it was too abrupt. However The Waste Warriors, vacation.
WingStar and everything in Mixed Bag were Yuvraj Singh, Khopoli, Maharashtra
outstanding! But please up your level just a little bit. I
want the old Rajani and Tinkle team back. The cover of issue 661 was humorous. The DD
Neel Dandiwala, Mumbai were really silly as usual. The Waste Warriors had an
innovative idea about telling people to not pollute our
I liked The Waste Warriors in Tinkle 661 as it is good to dear Earth. Thank you, Sam, for telling me something
spread awareness about clean water. The 100-Room about microbiology in Know-It-All. I cant wait to see
Riddle was excellent, as was Slaying the Dragon. I did what happens to Mars in Thrillers. The 100-Room
not like WingStar and Defective Detectives but I loved Riddle was superb. YBTD was a bit difficult. For my
the issue overall. Spelling Bee contest, I was asked to write the meaning
Yashika Durbha, New Delhi of the word Tinkle. As I did not know the real meaning
of the word, I wrote The best magazine in the whole
Mars Vigila! in Tinkle 662 was a very useful story for world! Of course, I got it wrong. But Tinkle has been
children who like history. So Cheesy! was good my favourite magazine since forever. Please try to
because I too like eating cheese. A Sketchy Past and publish older Toons such as Mopes and Purr, Pyarelal
SuperWeirdos: Wazoom! were excellent. and Schools In. I really miss them a lot.
K. Sai Saketh, Bhubaneswar, Odisha Mukta Kamat, Ponda, Goa
I liked every story in Tinkle 661 except Thrillers: Mars Tinkle 662 was really a stress buster. It arrived on the
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the next issue. It had difficult words too (I know you most). I read the issue on the way to school in my bus,
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DESERT NIGHTS PART 2
Story & Script Art Letters
Pratik Dhruve Danesh Mohiuddin Pranay Bendre
to be free from her evil master, Pari unknowingly unleashed the powerful genie, Alkazar,
on this world. Now Alkazars golem army marches towards the Pink City to conquer it.
The only person standing in the way is Aditya, a brave member of an ancient group that
protects the world from evil genies. Meanwhile, Paris evil master, Baga, has his own
greedy plans. Will the Pink City fall? Will Aditya be able to stop Alkazar? Read on!

TIME TO
RID YOU OF
THIS LIFE,
PROTECTOR
ADITYA!
HAA!

Not
before I
put you back
into your
cage.

OH NO, OH NO!
IS THAT THE NO!
SAND TRAP?
Right you are!
And it just increased
the power of your
lamp cage! Now in
you go.

Ill take it
What in from here,
the! thank you.

Hello,
Alkazar. Let
me introduce
you to your
new cage,
my magic
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amulet.

Now, in
you go, you
mighty goo
of magic.

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Hehe, I am
BAGA, You greedy dealing with a
idiot! Your petty lot of money.
amulet wont hold
him! Youve no idea
what youre dealing
with here.

And now
I am going
to be ri-{ek}
{akh} {ookh}
{blahhh}

BUT ITS
NOT STRONG
ENOUGH FOR
MIGHTY ME!

PUNY
HUMAN!
ILL TEACH
YOU A LESSON!
YOUR TRINKET
MIGHT BE
POWERFUL

AND ENOUGH WITH


THIS PROTECTOR MASTER,
NONSENSE! NEED HELP?

Aaargh!

woo
sh
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HELP? {PFT} DONT


STOP, YOU IDIOT GOLEMS!
MARCH ON TOWARDS THE PINK CITY!

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Oh no, oh
no! What
now? If I YOU AGAIN, PUNY
dont do HUMAN? SO THIS IS
Halt,
anything,
Alkazar.
HOW ITS GOING TO END
Alkazar will
have the FOR YOU.
Pink City ThESE
by dawn. glass balls
must be
Adityas Its not
hmmm the end the
way I see it,
Alkazar.

NO! A THOUSAND
MIRRORS! WHERE
ARE YOU, PUNY HUMAN?
HERE OR THERE? YOU ARE
EVERYWHERE! ALKAZAR
CANT FIND YOU!

Now,
Desert Head,
charge! WHERE DID
YOU GO? HERE YOU
ARE NO! THERE
MAYBE
Haa!
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Do
Over
your
here,
magic,
Pari!
Sand
Trap!

Catch!

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NO!
NOOOO!

Pari,
Is it over? your bravery
Will Alkazar is commendable.
stay trapped Would you like to
inside this join the ranks of
AMULET? the Protectors?
BUT I warn you,
the job is full
of riskS.

Yes, he
will. The
combined powers
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of the Sand Trap I am not


and the amulet are afraid. It will
enough to hold him be my honour to
in. WITH HIM GONE, serve the Protectors.
HIS GOLEMS ARE And I need a
FINISHED new teacher.
TOO.

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PIC(K) YOUR
BRAINS
WORLD
BOOK
DAY
APRIL 23
195
Find the Nemesis!

1
How well do you know the heroes and villains of your favourite fairy tales?
Here are some good and some bad guys from popular stories, but they are
jumbled up. Can you match the protagonists to their antagonists from the
same story? Because, after all, every hero needs a nemesis!
1. Peter Pan 5. Mowgli
Three Little
3. Th e Pigs

2. Hansel and Gretel 4.Alice

C. The Red Queen Witch


E. Evil Wi
A. Big
g Bad Wolf

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B. Shere Khan D. Captain Hook

L DA N C E DA
NA Y
IO
T
NA
INTER

Mumbo Jumbo

2
The Tinkle Toons are practising their dance act for International
Dance Day. Using their costumes and poses as hints, can you guess
29 the dance forms they are practising from the options given below?
APRIL

A. Shambu and B. Tantri and C. Suppandi and D. Ravi and


Shanti Hooja Frooti Rahul
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Text: Ritu Mahimkar

1) Salsa 2) Kabuki 3) Bharatanatyam 4) Waltz 5) Cha-Cha 6) Ballet

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3 Say It
Yourself Play by the Rules
Prizes for Picture Quiz: The first 50 all-correct entries
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Get It Right!
Answers to Picture Quiz 193:
I) II)
Two Reindeer (A)

Layout: Pranay Bendre


White Regular
Arctic Wolf Brown Dog

Musk Ox Penguin

Puffin
Winners of Say It Yourself 341

Moose Shambu, youre


Orca exercising! How did
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?
Meerkat
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Walrus

Giant Panda
Polar Bear

What does SHAMBU say?

Answer to YBTD 14: First Prize


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Inspector Rani believes that Mohita committed "Last night in my dream, sweets were flying high in
the crime. She suspects Ms. Mukerjees niece the air and I couldn't catch them. So I am practising
because her story doesnt add up. From where now to catch them tonight!"
she was standing and the height of the Vinith Sequeira, Belthangady, Karnataka
window, it was impossible for Mohita to see Second Prize
what the maid was doing when she bent low, "I'm not exercising. I am trying to call for an auto."
let alone tie her shoe laces. Advik Sivasamy, Chennai

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catch that criminal!
Siddy Stufil the Sly Swindler, who steals precious slippers from the fairies, has
escaped from magic prison in Fay Land. Nilly Gnome, Chief Inspector of Fay Land, is
on his tail. But Siddy has escaped to Earth and is hiding amongst a herd of zebras!
Now Nilly Gnome needs YOUR help to spot him and send him back to prison. Look
through the scene below carefully and see if you can spot Siddy the elf in his striped
magic prison uniform!

Design & Layout: Sanjhiya Mayekar


Text: Aparna Sundaresan
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Answer: Siddy is hiding in the fourth row from the bottom, second from left.

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THE HOUSE OF GHOSTSBased on a folk tale from Japan
Script Art Letters
Aparna Sundaresan
Aparn Manoj Katoor Pranay Bendre
One day,
day a long time
t ago in Japan...

Oho! Its
started raining!

Hours later...

Ill take shelter {SIGH} It doesnt look


here until the like this weather will let
rain stops. up. Ill spend the night
here. Ill go to the
village tomorrow.
Soon

KEE-KEE-KEE {GULP}
Wh-whos
th-there?
Whats that
noise?!
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SCRAPE
SCRAPE

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The s-sounds
are c-coming
f-from here

THUK
THUK

E
S C RAP
APE
SCR
Eeeee!
Aiiiyyeeee!

KEE
- KE
E-K
EE

G-g-ghosts!

THUK
THUK

Whys he yelling
about ghosts?!

The traveller ran all night until...


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aaaahh!
ghoooosssts!

Whos this
fool running
in the rain?

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I saw a
procession of
ghosts! A hundred
ghosts! Glowing in
I took shelter in the dark! Making
What an abandoned building noises!
happened? outside your village. I heard
sounds and then-

Ive always
wanted to paint And so, that evening
ghosts.
oh, we know. That
place has always been
haunted. Ghosts,
eh? I will stay up to
catch a glimpse of
these ghosts!

But {YAWN} Its been And the next morning


hours. I havent heard
or seen anything yet. Bah! So much for
What a bummer! ghosts! Theres
nothing in this
building! Might
as well leave!
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WHOA!

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What shapes
these fungi*
make! Fantastic!
Totally
ghost-like! KEE-KE
Haha! I suppose
E
you guys were
KEE-KE
E responsible for
the noises the
And these fungi
they glow in the
traveller heard! dark too**!

Rats?!

SCRAPE
SCRAPE

THUK
THUK

No wonder
he couldnt
see through
the trick!
hahaha!
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So the travellers
ghosts were just
these fungi...

* Plural of fungus. A fungus is a type of organism that can be made of


either one cell or many cells. Some types of fungi grow on mouldy walls.
** Some types of fungi do glow in the dark. Theyre called bioluminescent fungi.

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TINKLE TIMES
Tub Twister Texas, USA
Its a bird! Its a plane! No, its a bathtub! If you were to hear
that a deadly, killer tornado* was coming your way, what
would be the first thing you would do? A 75-year-old lady
named Charlesetta Williams chose to hide in a bathtub!
A powerful tornado made its way through Texas, wreaking
havoc along its path. As soon as Charlesetta heard the warning, g,
she and her son took refuge in her bathtub as it was rooted to whee! didnt
the ground. Soon the tornado hit her house, uprooted the tub I always tell you
and tossed it through the air! Her son, Rickey, was thrown out that getting into a
of the tub. The powerful twister then carried the bathtub, with bathtub was fun?
Charlesetta still in it, and flung it in the middle of a nearby
forest. Fortunately, the flying mother-son duo was later found to be miraculously uninjured.
Now, isnt that one twisted tale?

proud to Trees for Fees Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh


see both my
kids grow Its terrible the way we humans are cutting down trees. But a
It
together.
school in Chhattisgarhs Ambikapur district is out to change all
sc
that! The school, Shiksha Kuteer, is letting parents of students
th
who cant afford to pay fees plant a tree instead.
w
The parents are expected to care for the tree sapling and if the
T
sapling does not survive, they are required to replace it.
sa
TThe school is run by local professionals and business owners.
TThis unique effort not only allows children to get quality
eeducation, but also helps the environment.
SSurely this idea will have other schools going green with envy!

Layout: Pranay Bendre


Olli, the Self Driving Car USA why won't
you move?
Would you believe your eyes if you saw a bus driving itself? You had
Art: Anupama Apte

better believe it because a mini-bus, called Olli, has been launched and
it needs no driver! Olli runs on electricity, is inexpensive and is
completely environmentally friendly as most of its parts are 3D printed.
3D printing is a process by which an object is created by printing one
thin layer of material over another**.
Though this is not the first self-driving automobile in the world, it is the
first self-driving bus! You can call for Olli using a mobile app. You
Text: Ritu Mahimkar

simply tell it where to go, so theres no need to go to the bus stop


anymore. Whats more, the bus also talks to the passengers and answers
frequently asked questions such as, Are we there yet? The bus is
currently operational in Washington DC and Las Vegas, and carries up
to 12 people at a time. Hopefully someday we will have such buses in
India as well and then we can finally put a full stop to the bus stop!
because I dont
feel driven!

*A system of rotating, travelling winds that looks like a funnel and destroys everything in its path
**To find out more about 3D printing, visit https://goo.gl/4n9ZjA
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Meet Suppandi, the cheerful goof! He has worked on multiple jobs and never lasted in
any of them past a day or two. He earnestly listens to instructions from his employers but
then applies his own literal logic to them. What happens then? Utter mayhem!

Suppandi: Musical Mayhem


Story & Script Pencils & Inks Colours Letters
Ritu Mahimkar Archana Amberkar Umesh Sarode Pranay Bendre

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This is a great job, Once I forgot to
Suppandi. The only problem dust a statue. When the
is the manager. Just be manager noticed, I had to
careful around him. face the music.

Whys that,
Shantu?

{ulp}

later-

Oh no! Ive
broken it! I had
better make
amends.
Worst shop
ever!

Whats
going on?!

sh
Cra I am never
coming back!

Suppandi! What Facing the music, Sir. I was


do you think you told if someone made a
are doing?! mistake, you made them face
the music. I now know why.
My ears wont stop ringing!
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Huh?

Ack!

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Ina Mina Mynah Mo
Mos Secret
Story & Script Pencils & Inks Colours Letters
Aparna Sundaresan Archana Amberkar Umesh Sarode Pranay Bendre
Hello! How
much milk do
rx
BONG
you need today?
ING drat! Its only
rxB the milk VENDOR.
Ive got
it, Dad!

Uh, okay,
Mo.

G BONGrx
rxBIN
{SIGH} Mom.
Its Padma
Aunty.

BING BONGrx
rx

Its here! My
tinkle Buddy Box is
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TIONAL DANC
A Toon named after you, Neha!
NA
The Strategy
ED
ER
INT

AY
Story & Script Art Letters Ener
gy M
ete
Tushar Abhichandani Sahil Upalekar Pranay Bendre 1S r 65629
Neha T PRIZE, Winner
P. Shu
kla
29 APRIL

Give it up for the


dance team from
STM School. That
was an incredible
performance!

And the winners woohoo!


of this semi-final
contest are...
STM school!

STM was so much


better than us, manik.

Theyre always a step


ahead. How can we beat
them in the final, sayani?
STM wins because they trust
model school each other and help each other.
can win, guys. We We need to break that trust.
just need to get a
little smarter.
How?

Smart? How,
zarna? Divide and
rule, buddy.

Thank you,
Hi neha, zarna! You guys
congratulations! were great as
stm was amazing We only
well.
tonight! won by a
small margin, I guess that
manik. final twist
move probably
won it for
you guys.

Oh, come on!


You guys made
all of us look Tapas said he had to work hard so you
second best. guys could catch up with his new moves.

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Um... Yes. Yes. Elsewhere-
It was all good.

Jutan and We didnt expect


Whys
Manidipa! Loved you to be this fast.
Tapas
your moves on Especially after what
making up
stage! stm was neha and Tapas said.
stories?
amazing!

What? What did I cant believe neha


they say, arup? and Tapas said that after
all our hard work!
Well show
them, jutan!

Just said that yall had


trouble with the jumps and
fast moves, which is why yall What?!
are always at the back.

Abir and Ruma,


sorry to hear about What about
the stm troupe. it, meliza?

Arent Jutan and What?!


Manidipa replacing you
guys next year?

Theyre Were not


replacing us taking this
and they talked lying down!
about it to
Model school!
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and so, at the next dance meet-
And the winner
is... Model School!
Congratulations
guys!

A few weeks before the final of the annual competition-


because you
started
badmouthing
This is
me to others,
the fifth one
tapas.
weve lost in
a row! How
will we beat
model in the
final? Why are
we always
fighting! What?!

Hey, at least
you werent
called slow by
some members
of this troupe,
neha.

And what about


throwing Abir and me
out of this group?

No, you tattled Why


How could You told the would you
to Model!
you? Model kids! say this?

They
told
me!
You had
no right...

Youre right,
STOP it! tapas! Theyve
Guys, weve always been
been set up! envious of our
Those Model success. Were
School kids such fools! What
are the ones happened to our
who have trust in each
caused this other?
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trouble!

No more
fighting!

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day of the final- Another one in our
pocket! STM will bite
the dust. Again!

but-
rx& rx&
rx&
wohoo!
rx&
rx&
rx&
yeah!
Awesome! rx
&
rx&

rx&

Its all What? You were part of the plan too,


your fault, How, abir? abir. Stop playing innocent.
What?!
zarna.
How are they
good again?!

Instead of scheming, we could have


spent all that time rehearsing.

hey guys, It
was a good plan.
You almost pulled
it off.

A better plan would


have been to stop fighting
among yourselves and work
on your weaknesses.

Which includes
blaming each other!

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WORLD
Have you seen how books with hard covers
BOO K
DAY last much longer than your normal books?
APRIL 23 DO IT YOURSELF Then why not fix your old, damaged books by
binding them yourself? Right at home! Heres an
Hard Cover Book easy way to convert your favourite old book into
a beautiful, long-lasting book, with a hard cover!

WHAT YOU NEED


Glue A large sheet of
A paperback book A pair of scissors
plain, light-coloured
chart paper

Five sheets of cardboard A scale

WHAT TO DO
Place your book on a cardboard sheet.
sh Leaving a
space of 1 cm on all four sides oof the book, Your cover is now ready! Simply
p y stick this
cut out a rectangular piece from tthe cardboard. cardboard cover that you ha
have
ave made
cardboard
d d ppieces.
Cut out four such identical cardbo onto the covers of your bobook
ook
with lots and lots of glue
ue
and leave it out to dry!

Illustrations and Layout: Shreya Sen

Stick two of the cardboard rd Once the glue has dried properly,
pieces together, so take the chart paper and coverr
that you have two *
Place the spine of your book with it, just like inn
thick pieces of the book on another the image. You can now decorate
corrate
cardboard.
ardboard sheet of cardboard.
shee the cover as you please!
Now cut out a piece
N
of the cardboard that is
of the same
length as the
0.5 cm
spine, but YYou have successfully converted your ur
Text: Ritu Mahimkar

broader by 1 cm ffavourite book into a beautiful, tough, gh,


width-wise. Now,, hhardbound book that you can enjoy
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Place ea ch ooff the la


each larger,
thick cardboard pieces rd 0.55 cm
fold the cardboard rreading for years on end! Happy
along the two dotted lengthwise along rreading!
lines. Now fold and these dotted lines.
paste the outside ends ds
of the narrow cardboard rd
strip on to these thickk *The backbone of the book that connects
the front and back covers
book-sized sheets.
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The Speech of Parrots
A folk tale from Thailand
Script Art Letters
Sean Dmello Alexis Vivallo Prasad Sawant

Sunan, have you seen


my buffalo? Ive been
LOOKing for it for
the last two days.

No idea,
Klahan. Im
sorry.

Your buffalo is in
Sunans shed. What?
Check the shed! Where are
you going,
Klahan?! To get back
my buffalo!

My buffalo! Yours? No
What is it way. This
doing here? ones mine. Whom are you this is not Everyone knows
going to believe, any bird. Barbets are the
Klahan? Me or this is a smartest birds ever.
some bird? barbet.
Oh,
really?

He is lying.
It is your
buffalo,
klahan. He
stole it.
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Dont play dumb. You know Lets take this to the judge
Barbets can speak our language. then. Ill see you tomorrow.
They even understand what GOES
ON around them!

I dont
care what
you believe.
This is my
buffalo.

Fine! No intelligent
judge will take the
word of a foolish bird
over a humanS.

I must That night


find a way to Im going
Ive got it! to convince
show the judge
that this bird this dumb bird
cannot be that its raining
trusted. tonight.

First, Finally, its ended. Last


there needs night was rough. Rain and
to be some Now for
the rain! thunder! {Brrrr}
thunder.

PLOP
PLOP
PLOP
Thud
Thud
This
Thud
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ought to
do the
trick.

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Ive heard all THAT you had to say,
Klahan. Barbet, what did you see?
The next day

My master
stole the
buffalo and
hid it.

What Sorry, it's


Hahaha! are you just I
laughing cant believe
at? you would
listen to a
foolish bird.

Everyone knows the Well, this barbet often Sure. What


barbet is a highly speaks nonsense. For was last
intelligent creature. instance, ask him what night like?
happened last night!

Last night was dark and


stormy. The thunder boomed
and it poured all night long.
Huh? Thats strange.
Last night was Judge, surely you can No. I see you're innocent.
beautiful and clear. see we cannot rely on For the trouble the barbet
the barbets word. caused you, I order this-
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No longer will anyone


keep barbets in their
homes. They will now
live only in the forest.

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Welcome. but let me
warn you-When
A few months later I'm a parakeet. Ive come the humans find
here with my flock from out that you speak
the south. We can speak their language,
Youre new here. the language of humans. they will take you
Who are you? into their homes.

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Be careful. Humans
are not always
That would be fine. truthful and want
to hear only what
they want to hear.
Really?

Yes, they are not interested Thank you, my


in our wisdom. If you offer friend. I will
it, you may be punished. keep that in mind.

Sometime later Polly wants a cracker?

Mother, this parakeet And Polly


is smart! But unlike the {SQUAWK}
Polly wants knows better
barbet it only repeats than to tell
what we say. a cracker!
you anything
else!
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Hmmm
youre right,
son. I
wonder why
that is!

the end

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EACH STORY AND COLOUR IT to show us if you liked it, found it just
Meter FORM okay, or didnt like it. And dont forget to tell us why in the comments
section below, otherwise your entry will not be considered!

WingStar: The Final Frontier Defective Detectives:


Up Against It 'Car'ried Away

Suppandi: Thrillers:
The Threat Desert Nights (Part 2) The House of Ghosts

Suppandi: The Strategy


Musical Mayhem The Speech of Parrots

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Word play
Are you glib of tongue, quick of pen? Have words always been your friends, ready to do your bidding?
Well, all that is about to change right here, on this page. The words and phrases here listen to no one.
They have but one aim to defeat you. Is your vocabulary prepped for battle yet?

1 2
miscreant stoop low
(Defective Detectives: Carried Away) (Defective Detectives: Carried Away)
a. an ant that mistakenly falls into cream a. topple over a low stool
b. someone who has done something bad b. hide in a low area
or against the law c. lower ones morals and do something
c. a criminal who does good deeds bad

3 4
miraculously unleashed
(Tinkle Times) (Thrillers: Desert Nights (Part 2))
a. very fortunately or luckily a. shield yourself from harm
b. very peacefully b. understand how to put a dog on a leash
c. discover a mirage accidentally c. release a dangerous force

5 6
trinket make amends
(Thrillers: Desert Nights (Part 2)) (Suppandi: Musical Mayhem)
a. a cup for drinking tea a. mend an old object
b. a jewel or ornament that isnt of b. do something to make up for ones
much value mistake
c. an ancient cycle bell c. make up the endings of true stories

7 8 Layout: Pranay Bendre


curtains for you bummer
(Suppandi: The Threat) (The House of Ghosts)
a. a terrible situation for you a. a bee that likes to hum
b. gift curtains to your friends b. a very happy incident
c. a cure for banging on tins c. a situation that is not satisfying

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Text: Aparna Sundaresan

margin bite the dust


(The Strategy) (The Strategy)
a. the value or amount of something a. chew dust while eating
which causes victory b. fail or be defeated
b. the four edges of a napkin c. be extremely successful
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c. a genie that lives in a marble

10/10 Wordsmith of the Fortnight! Celebrate your victory!


8-9/10 Youre a Word-wide Wonder! Good job!
4-7/10 Youre a Word in Progress. Keep going!
1-3/10 Youre a POW (Prisoner of Words). Do better next time to escape their clutches.
So how have you fared at this game of words?
Answers: 1-b, 2-c, 3-a, 4-c, 5-b, 6-b, 7-a, 8-c, 9-a, 10-b

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