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August2014

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.

September2014
HIGHLIGHTS
CURRENT ISSUE ( August 2014 ) ( September 2014 ) NEXT
     
  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
  PLUS
    Puzzles & TEasers/Jokes/Quest/Activity/ Experiment/Science News
 
     
  HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE
     
  FUN ZONE:
    Teachers' Day musings.

  HALL OF FAME:
    The unconventional, witty, exuberant, cheeky, memorable centenarian actress Zohra Sehgal
  STORY:
    Read about the Yankee Uncle, the smart rat which came to India from America in a suitcase and quickly became the talk of the rat world in Mr Shyam's house.
  NATURE WATCH:
    Walking in the woods, you casually pick up a dried twig to twiddle with and get the shock of your life when it suddenly comes alive in your hand and starts moving! You have accidentally sussed out a master of camouflage — the stick insect.
  MOVIE WATCH:
    The movie Freedom Writers (2007) is the story of a young American teacher, who adopts a unique method of teaching to challenge her students to overcome the problems of poverty, racism and violence, and become ‘catalysts for change'.
  STORY:
    Beneath Cassiopeia : Saraswati's current life's ambition was to be an astronomer, which is why one morning found her walking dreamily down the school corridor, star chart in hand when a voice rudely interrupted her reverie.
  GOLDEN CLASSICS:
    Bram Stoker's story The Judge's House will make your hair stand on edge!
  PLUS
    Puzzles & Teasers/Jokes/Quest/Activity/ Experiment/Science News