Plaster of Paris contains gypsum, sulphur, phosphorus and magnesium. Chemical paints
contain mercury, cadmium, lead and carbon. When these get immersed into lakes, rivers or
the sea, they increase the levels of acidity and content of heavy metals. Such water pollution
can damage the ecosystem by killing fishes and plants. Drinking such polluted water causes
breathing problems, indigestion and blood and skin diseases.
Original Published Date: 05th December, 2007
Do you know the name of the smallest bird in the world?
The smallest bird in the world is the Hummingbird. It weighs 1oz. It is the only bird that can fly
Ras Lila is a classical Manipuri dance.
The name comes from the sanskrit phrase rasa-lila, with rasa meaning emotion or sweet taste
and lila meaning pastime. It is often translated simply as the dance of love. The theme of this
romantic and graceful dance revolves around the love of Krishna and the milkmaids (gopis)
and tells the divine love story of Lord Krishna and Radha.