DIMDIMA : Children's Magazine from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
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July2014

Dimdima is one of the most renowned magazines for children in India. It is published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. ‘Dimdima’ is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘drumbeat.’
In the days of King Ashoka road shows named "Dimdima" were held to disseminate news of the king’s victory.

“What better concept than victory to enthuse children?”

The colourful magazine caters to the needs of readers between 8 and 16 yrs. Drawing inspiration from the huge success of the portal, ‘dimdima.com’, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan started Dimdima Children's Magazine to expand its horizons. Dimdima provides infotainment to its young readers. The 48-page issue has all that is needed to create reading habit in children. Readers can put on their thinking caps and contribute stories, paintings, poetry and jokes to the magazine. The language is simple and lucid.

“Dimdima aims to be an attention-grabber for every child.”

This colourful magazine ‘Dimdima’ has more than 27,000 subscribers from India and Abroad and hopes to grab the attention of more young readers from all over the world with articles that are informative and entertaining.

August2014
HIGHLIGHTS
CURRENT ISSUE ( July 2014 ) ( August 2014 ) NEXT
     
  HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JULY 2014 ISSUE
     
  An Easy-To-Keep Pet! :
    Believe it or not! The Chinese are keeping cabbages as pets!

  Print your own Pizza! :
    With 3-D printing, you can print out a variety of products from precision-moulded car parts and customized toys to designer chocolates and pizzas!
  The Mother of the Atom Bomb :
    Lisa Meitner, an Austrian physicist best known for her work in radioactivity and nuclear physics, is regarded as the ‘most significant woman scientist of the 20th century’.
  Vampire Plants :
    There are vampires in the plant kingdom too. Instead of sucking blood, they suck food and water from other plants.
  Flow of Life :
    Ikebana, the vibrant Japanese art of flower arrangement, is creative and exudes positive energy. Try it!
  Inside India :
    Read all about the Gonds, a large tribe of Central India.
  Champion of the Chase :
    Virat Kohli, the aggressive cricketer who was named the top-ranked ODI batsman in 2013.
  Comics Heroes :
    Long before Chacha Chaudhary and Shikari Shambhu became a part of our childhood, a red-haired freckled American teenager named Archie Andrews engaged us with his amusing antics.
  Out of the World Tales :
    Jayanthi Dwarakanath captures the excitement of Muthu and Shivanna as they cast their votes in Heavenly Ballot.
  Comics :
    Adventures of Maya, Haddiraj, Bawri the Witch and Bhootnath!
 
     
  HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AUGUST 2014 ISSUE
     
  Waiting for Freedom:
    Story of a patriot whose wait for true freedom never ended.

  Roger Bannister
    Roger Bannister was the first man to run the mile in under 4 minutes. This year marks the 6oth anniversary of that milestone in athletics.
  Rikki – Tikki – Tavi
    A famous story from Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’.
  Mandrill
    Meet the mandrill, the world’s largest and most colourful monkey.
  Throw!
    Throw a mango seed and you might hit a long-lost friend! A delightful story by well-known children’s writer Khyrunissa A.
  The Pitcher Plant’s Proof
    A girl’s knowledge of botany helps to solve a murder mystery.
  Battle of Haldighati
    The Rajputs were heavily outnumbered at the Battle of Haldighati in 1576 but led by the redoubtable Maharana Pratap Singh they fought with valour and determination, making it one of the most important battles in Indian history.
  COMICS
   
  1. A Jataka Tale
  2. Boomslayer: Tail Gone Wild
  3. Bawri, the Witch: The Foundling
  4. Adventures of Maya: Last Episode
  5. Haddiraj
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    Puzzles & TEasers/Jokes/Quest/Activity/ Experiment/Science News