English Proverbs-WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY

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Proverb Expansion WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY ‘Great things are done when men and mountains meet’ said William Blake. One has to ascend the highest range of determination to achieve an aim. An effort done halfheartedly seldom fructifies. History of mankind shows that man, a descendent of ape, has changed the shape of the world. The difference between the Stone Age and the Modem Era signifies the will and determination of man to proceed on. Nothing is impossible in the world if we have a will to do it. According to Napoleon ‘Impossible is found in fool’s dictionary ‘. Man may have a bent towards evil or virtue. His will can work both ways. Evil politicians and scientists have fought furious wars with sophisticated weapons produced by them. They almost ravaged the world more than once. On the other hand benevolent people have asserted their will to make the world a better place to live. With their determination they evolved ways and means to save man from diseases. They reduced the distance on the Earth to create a sense of brotherhood. They provided man with means of communication to link the whole World within seconds. If man’s will produced atom bomb it could also find...
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English Proverbs-VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE

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Proverb Expansion VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE The man who tells the same thing every day is considered a big bore by his companions. Spices add to the taste of food, so does variety in life. Young boys and girls get tired of dresses that they wear for a long time. They feel themselves conservative, the word that they hate the most. They want a change in the colour, design and style of clothes. The young girls and boys of china got bored with the khaki colour of their dress. They revolted and were allowed to wear multicoloured clothes. Youth came back to the city of Beijing. Visit a children’s park in the evening. You find small children in hundreds of shades. They wear multicoloured dresses. This variety fills our hearts with joy and pleasure. Enter a roadside restaurant. You get only a few dishes-idly, dosha, sambar the things that you take every day at home. You like to have some North Indian or Bengali dishes. The big restaurant at the street corner suits you the most for it serves you dozens of dishes. Don’t get bored. Have variety. We are tempted to see pictures. It is not because we like the idea they project. It is the variety of scenes that we...
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English Proverbs-PRACTICE MAKES MAN PERFECT

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Proverb Expansion PRACTICE MAKES MAN PERFECT Mere knowledge of a thing may not be useful. One has to practice it to have control over it. Perfection ‘can’ be achieved only through practice. We can see it in our studies every day. We may know a rule in Accountancy. But we can’t have perfection in the subject till we practice similar examples again and again. A mathematician may solve intricate problems. But he would take time in calculating the price of vegetables that he purchases. The green grocer who is an illiterate person would tell it immediately. He practices it the whole day for years together. An automobile mechanic is generally uneducated. But he 1 earns his art through practice alone. Even an automobile Engineer is so match for a perfect mechanic. The person working on computer software, the typist, the steno-typist, the cook, the painter, and the artist all gain perfection through practice. Our teachers perfect the art of teaching as they have been practicing it for many years. Practice is a natural phenomenon. The child learns a number of things through practice. It starts from letters, small words and within a year or two speaks fluently. But it practices strenuously. Very close to the child is the singer...
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English Proverbs- KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

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Proverb Expansion  KNOWLEDGE IS POWER There is a saying Sanskrit that a king is respected only in his kingdom. But a scholar is respected everywhere. In ancient times the saints, Rishis and Acharyas were not only respected by kings they also guided the kings in their administration. The Minister of a Kshatriya king was generally a Brahman who was well versed in all branches of knowledge—even warfare. Knowledge keeps man in a balanced state. In the absence of perfect knowledge even the strongest people may lose. The Kauravas were guided by Shakuni while Pandavas took Krishna as their mentor. Both were warriors. The result was Mahabharata — the first devastating war in the world. Man is the only homosapien in the world. Only he can use his brain. Other animals can use only their physical strength. They cannot acquire knowledge. With his acquired knowledge man controls the most ferocious creatures like lions, elephants, snakes and whales. It is only he who knows the secrets of nature and uses the forces of nature. The physically strong animals are at the mercy of nature. Among men too it is the scholar who runs the race of humanity not the illiterate. An illiterate person is close to animals and wants to solve...
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English Proverbs-HANDSOME IS THAT HANDSOME DOES OR A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER

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Proverb Expansion HANDSOME IS THAT HANDSOME DOES OR A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER When Keats wrote the immortal line ‘A Thing of beauty is a joy for ever’ he was himself a burgeoning flower. He had his own poetic fancies far from the realities of the world. Youth has its own conception. A young man has his own world. He enjoys the maiden beauty. Like Byron he thinks of a beautiful girl. She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; He is guided by his physical senses. Like Thomas Bailey he is enamoured by the idea ‘What is love never dies’. He runs after lovely things, beautiful girls, handsome persons. That is the reality for him, howsoever short lived it may be. It enchants him. But all physical things perish. The eyes that look at handsome things and persons grow feeble and cave in. So does the physical beauty. Keats too sees a fading rose on the cheeks of the handsome knight. All Bordes and Helens meet the same fate. Nature does not spare anyone. If she gives beauty she snatches it too. The rosy cheeks are a cluster of wrinkles as the youth passes. At one stage Keats too became...
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NETAJI SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE: Essay

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NETAJI SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was one of the illustrious sons of India and is known as a great Indian leader and patriot. He sacrificed his life for the freedom of the country. He was a man of steel-temper. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose loved his countrymen more than his life. Netaji was born on 23nd January, 1897 in Cuttack. Sri Janki Das Bose, his father was an advocate and a well-to-do person. He was the seventh son of his father. He got his early education up to matriculation in Cuttack, then joined Calcutta Presidency College. He completed graduation from there in 1st division. He carried out his further education in Cambridge University at England. He got tripos from that University. He passed I.C.S. examination meritoriously by topping the list. He joined the British Government Service as Presidency Magistrate, a coveted post which no Indian occupied earlier. He came under the spell of Swami Vivekananda even as a student at school. Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Ram Krishan Paramhansa, Sri Aurobindo and Tagore also influenced the shaping of the mystic idealism in Subhash Chandra Bose. He developed faith in God which stood unwavered till the last. The freedom movement had already taken its roots in India under the...
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THE PROBLEM OF UNEMPLOYMENT: Essay Writing

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THE PROBLEM OF UNEMPLOYMENT Unemployment is on the increase and it is the greatest problem that our youth are facing. After they come out of the schools and colleges, what should they do? There are no jobs for millions of youth that are pouring out of educational institutions every year. Unemployment is the greatest challenge before our ministers, leaders, educationists and industrialists. It is not possible to employ all educated men and women in the government services which is the most sought after by the youth of the country. Most of the youth have to be employed in offices, farms and factories. In fact, jobs in offices, that of clerks, typist and accountants, go to the women. Men are expected to work in farms and factories. Office jobs are known as “white collar” jobs because as clerk and office assistant, you can keep clothes neat and clean. Factory jobs are “brown collar” jobs because nobody can afford to wear white clothes while working with the machines. In Europe and America, the white collar jobs are reserved for women and brown collar jobs for men. The same kind of phenomenon is also happening in India. Now more men are shunted into farms and factories, leaving the coast clear for the...
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RABINDRA NATH TAGORE : Essay

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RABINDRA NATH TAGORE  Rabindra Nath Tagore was born on 6th May, 1861 in a well-to-do family of Thakurs of Bengal. His mother died when he was quite young, so his fattier, Devendranath, had to look after him. Rabindra Nath was averse to studying at conventional schools from the very beginning. He disliked the set rules and the monotonous life that schools of those days provided. He was up to freedom of the body and the soul. He was, therefore, allowed to receive education at home. Yet progress was very slow. Rabindra Nath loved to be carefree, dreamy and thoughtful. His love for nature grew with years. At the age of 16 he was sent to England but he returned home after some time, without doing anything. He started writing poetry at the early age of 15. Very soon his poetry brought rum name and fame. It reflected his thoughts and feelings. His early poems were given the title of “Morning Songs.” Simultaneously with poetry, Tagore was writing dramas and prose. Though his earlier plays are more like literary exercises, and reveal him more as a painter than a dramatist, yet ‘The Post Office” written in later years was given a great reception. He wrote a number of stories and...
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POLLUTION: Essay Writing Topics

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POLLUTION Whenever man tried to progress and advance further, pollution inevitably took place. It has been seen that man always had to pay very dearly when he made some progress. The more man advanced towards development, the more pollution problems arose. Pollution can be in soil, water, air, noise etc. All types of pollution tell upon the health. The environmental pollution has even threatened humanity. This progress has been achieved by man through the scientific and technological methods. Many factories and mills were established for this purpose and all the natural resources were utilized for development. Man began to cut down the trees. Forests were cleared and on those places new factories, mills were established. But man did not plant new trees in place of those trees. The chimneys of the factories began to emit out smoke. This polluted the air. This smoke was harmful not only for man but for natural vegetation also. Trees stopped growing. The means of transport increased and they added greatly to air pollution and noise pollution. The cars, buses, scooters and other vehicles exhaust so much polluted smoke, that it has become nearly impossible to lead a healthy life in the cities. The noise of machinery and other vehicles affect the ears and...
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OUR NATIONAL LANGUAGE: Essay Writing

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OUR NATIONAL LANGUAGE Hindi is our national language and English has been retained as an Associate National Language, due to insistent and persistent demand from South India where the people in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala, do not properly understand Hindi and they do not want that Hindi should be imposed on them, which in their misguided view is a language of the North and not of the South. In the beginning it was planned to retain English for ten years as lingua franca-language used for general communication in the country— but now it has been declared as Associated National Language and is being retained indefinitely until Hindi becomes the true National Language. Hindi is indeed the National Language adopted by the Constituent Assembly soon after the achievement of independence in 1947. But millions in India still do not know Hindi. It is because it has been made difficult by the introduction of Sanskrit terms in it. The conception of Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose of Hindi as a national language was that of Hindustani— a mixture of Hindi and Urdu. But over the years Hindi has become very much Sanskritised. Purshottamlal Tandon, the U.P. Leader, was responsible for this form of Hindi. Over the years...
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English Proverbs -THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD

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Proverb Expansion THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD There is a saying in Sanskrit that a king rules only his own kingdom while a scholar has a sway over the whole world. Of course since the beginning of the world the principle of might is right has been followed. The physically superior eliminates the weak. According to thinkers like Darwin only the strong have the right to live. Many kings and even religious sects have expanded their empires and spread their religions with the help of sword. Even today the nations having latest arms and ammunitions and nuclear bombs have the veto power in the UNO. The human race, the common man, anywhere in the world has no respect – no regard for these ferocious animals in the shape of human beings. The control of the mighty kings and dictators evaporates as soon as they are in their grave. With the development of culture and civilization it is the scholar, the writer, the poet who rules over the heart and mind of the common man. It is easy to have control through armed forces. But it is a temporary aspect. In the long life of a nation or the world it is just a minor storm that rises...
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English Proverbs – THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE RULES THE WORLD OR MOTHER — THE FIRST AND THE BEST TEACHER

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Proverb Expansion THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE RULES THE WORLD OR MOTHER — THE FIRST AND THE BEST TEACHER There is a saying in Sanskrit that ‘Janani Janmabhumishcha Swargadapi Gariyasi.’ It just means that mother and the motherland are more important even than heaven. It is the mother who sees the first smile on the lips of the baby and dreams of making it a permanent one. She rears the child according to her plan. She is not only mother but the first teacher of the child. She creates permanent impressions upon the heart and mind of the child. These go to make the whole personality of the young one. Mother has the greatest affection for the child. No one can love the child as much as the mother does. It is the affectionate lullaby that starts the impressions on the child. The father or the teachers in the school enter his life at a later stage. Even then it is the mother who sees to it whether the child has done his work. She supplements what is taught at the school. She is rather omnipotent and omnipresent for the child. That is why a Jewish saint used to say ‘God could not be everywhere and therefore he...
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English Proverbs -SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

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Proverb Expansion SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE  The old fable wherein the tortoise won the race even when it could not run like the hare has grown rather stale yet the truth it depicts remains. Some people are full of enthusiasm at a particular moment. Their actions are full of vigour and speed. Still they do not achieve their goal as they do not remain constant in their efforts. As soon as their sudden enthusiasm cools down they sleep—slumber like the hare. Howsoever intelligent a student may be, he does not shine if his efforts and studies do not take the shape of an ever flowing stream. Many a time a normal chap beats his friends by pursuing his studies constantly and consistently. It may be slow but not jerky. Life is like a marathon race. The journey is long and the competitions are numerous. The participant who gains speed since the very beginning gets tired soon and breathes heavily. His effort to gain speed again fails. A person, who starts with a normal speed, remains constant and gains momentum gradually crosses the line like a storm. One has to face many problems when he starts a business. It takes time to have contacts and to maintain them....
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English Proverbs – SERVICE TO MAN IS SERVICE TO GOD

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Proverb Expansion SERVICE TO MAN IS SERVICE TO GOD Milton was sad that he could not serve his creator for he had gone blind. But he consoled himself by saying ‘they also serve who stand and wait’. It was a poor consolation. His real solace lay in the fact that billions and billions of people do His purpose in the world. The purpose of God is to create and sustain. Thus those who sustain human beings, those who are in the service of man are really in the service of God. Many great men laid their lives to serve man. They actually served God. Abraham Lincoln served the cause of Negroes He abolished slavery and made them free. It was a divine task. Jesus laid his life in the service of man, so did Buddha. The Jain Tirthankars died serving the poor in Bihar. St. Joan of Arc served the people of her nation and was burnt at the stake. The great revolutionaries like De Valera, Bhagat Singh and Chandra Shekhar Azad served men in Ireland and India. They were the real persons who served God. God actually loves those who love his creation. About Ben Adhem did not enlist his name in the list of those who love God for he had no time...
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English Proverbs -ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY

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Proverb Expansion ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY A great achievement requires persistent efforts and planning, European civilization is indebted to Roman Civilization and culture, developed in the ancient city of Rome. Rome, in the past, was considered an archaeological wonder. But it did not reach its zenith in a day. The Roman Empire started its sway in the 8th century B.C. It took hundreds of years for Rome to reach its glamour. It had the backing of the Augustan Kings who brought a fancy to reality. Since then the phrase has gained a practical significance. The fairy tales take a child to a land of fancy and wonder. When he grows he is in his own land of fancy. He thinks of a career. He is in his own wonder-land. But his wonder-land cannot be procured through Aladdin’s lamp or a magic wand. He has to make efforts to change his fancy into reality. It requires perseverance and constant hard work. Even a writer or a poet who is surrounded with his imaginations cannot make his castles on fancy alone. He has a store of knowledge all around him. He too has to study and work hard to build his poetic caves. A society, a culture, a...
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