Monday, November 9, 2015



1. Write a diary entry of the thoughts and feelings of the  the student when he could not fiend a red rose in his garden.

         Oh! isn't there a red rose anywhere?! Will I be able to dance with my lover ? It'll be a marvellous party. Oh! someone give me a red rose. I want to dance with her till dawn. Someone else will give her a red rose and she'll dance with him.Oh! my heart is breaking-I can't even think of it. Does she really love me? Why is she asking for such a silly thing. May be she is testing my love. Oh! God please help me to find a red rose.

2. The rose tree suggested that the nightingale must build a rose out of music by moonlight and stain it with its own heart's blood. Write your opinion about this suggestion.

At first the Nightingale felt that death is a great price to pay for a red rose. She thinks that life is very dear to all. But later she concluded that Love is better than Life and the heart of a bird was silly compared to the heart of a man.
 In my opinion death is a great price for something as silly as a red rose. The Nightingale thought correctly first.  I' m of the opinion that the life of the Nightingale is more precious than the love of the Professor's daughter. The Student and his lover are not mature in their love for each other. I cannot agree with giving the Nightingale such a cruel death..                    

Friday, November 6, 2015


                              A SHORT SUMMARY OF 'A SHIP WRECKED SAILOR'

                  Valasco and his friends were washed overboard during a storm in thje middle of the Carribean Sea on February 28, 1955. The ship plunged into an abyss and disappeared.

              Velasco held tightly to  a crate and remained floating. His friends Julio Amador Carabello and Rengifo were shouting for help.
                After some time he saw two life rafts.  Velasco managed to jump on to one of them. He saw Castillo, Caraballo, Rengifo and Herera trying to reach it. Suddenly Herera disapppeared. Velasco was fightin g the waves and trying to reach Caraballo and Castillo.
However, a huge wave swallowed them.

                Velasco held out the oar and tried to save Rengifo.  But the wind was blowing against him. He couldn't row and reach him. Suddenly he too sank.

                Velasco was left alone in the sea. He felt very disappointed that he had lost his friends. He realised that everything had happened in ten minutes . He waited patiently for someone to come and rescue him.

                 He  did not have food or water. The sun burned his head and his skin was hard. He realised that he had a wound in his knee. However it was cured because  of the salt water.

                 He felt that time was not passing. He did not know what to do alone in the sea. He collected his belongings. There was his watch,  a ring and a medal. He had the keys of his locker too, and three business cards. .This went on for ten days until he was rescued.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


2. Imagine that the boy puts down his feelings in his diary on the day his sister died.Help him to write it.

Day and date

   Oh! Where is my little sister?! What a nice time  we had yesterday. She said such inspiring words to do my work perfectly. Oh! Where is she?! What a mystery?! Is this how people die? Mom says that she has wandered into another world, and she'll not be back again. Oh! How can I bear it! She was such a good companion. I miss her a lot.

3.  Imagine that the boy's friend writes a letter of condolence to him when his sister dies unexpectedly. Help him to write it.

Dear friend,

         Yesterday I came to know about the sad demise of your little sister. I express my heartfelt condolences to you.
         I know that you will be missing her a lot.  You have told me a lot about her. I believe that she was a source of inspiration to do your paintings beautifully and perfectly.
         I wish that you'll go forward with the sweet memories of her. I hope that you'll live  up to her expectations and pay  a good tribute to her departed soul.
         Once again I express my deep condolences.

                                                                    With love


5. Imagine that the boy gets an award for his painting. He makes a speech on the occasion describing how his sister was a motivation  for him to create a beautiful piece of art.

Respected  Chief Guest, Ladies and Gentlemen,

        I am very happy to receive this award for my painting. I take this opportunity to remember my little sister, who was a great inspiration for me. She motivated me to make my work perfect.  However, she passed away unexpectedly. I offer this award to her as a tribute for guiding me to make my art perfect.

         I would like to share her words of inspiration and motivation. She taught me to do my paintings with dedication and honesty. She told me to think of the person for whom I am painting with love and do my work. I thought about her and her inspiring words. I gained great strength and power and got the courage to complete this picture.

            Once again I thank you for this award and offer it to my sister who was my inspiration for this great piece of art.

            Thank you.



4. Imagine that the boy narrates to his friend his experience of painting the picture that he had promised his sister to paint.

     I have a little sister. She was very wise. She was a good companion. She guided me in painting my pictures perfectly.

    One day we went to a field and I started painting a scenery. Unfortunately that night my sister died in her sleep.

      I couldn't accept her death. I was in deep sorrow. I painted some pictures. But I did not have the courage to complete thew picture that I had started with my sister.

       However, my little sister had inspired me a lot.
She had taught me that I must do my work with honesty and dedication. Then only people will feel happy to look at it. Moreover, she had taught me that I should have love towards the person for whom I am doing my work. Then only it would be perfect.

        So,  after many years a strange power came to me. I got the courage to complete my painting. All the people appreciated it. They said that it was better than all that i had done before. Thus my little sister's words helped me to do my work perfectly and get appreciation for it.


                               MODEL QUESTIONS FOR II TERMINAL EXAM

  • 1. Write a conversation between the boy and his little sister     about doing his work perfectly.
  • (The boy and his little sister went to a field to paint a picture .After some time the boy started painting.) 
  • L.G            :  The trees are not quite straight and the sky                                   is not blue enough.
  • B                :  Oh!Why should I be so perfect in my work?
  • L.G            :   If you do your work with dedication and honesty                        it 'll make people happy to look at it.
  • B                :   I think it is a sin to do anything which    might                         represent the world badly or  imperfectly                                         But  I 've  a problem- I get tired soon. How                               can  I do my very,very best?
  •  L.G            :  I think you must do it for the person with love.
  •                        It will make you strong. Then you can bear
  •                        pain,and walk far,and do all kinds of                                          things and  you'll not get tired.
  • B                 :  Then I shall paint my picture thinking about
  •                         you.                

Tuesday, December 31, 2013



                                YEARS  COME  AND  YEARS  GO
                                 BUT  LET NOT FORGET
                                 WHAT THE LORD HAS FOR YOU
                                 SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS
                                 SHOWERS OF OPPORTUNITIES
                                 SHOWERS OF FRIENDS
                                 SHOWERS OF TIME
                                 SHOWERS OF RAIN
                                 SHOWERS OF GIFTS
                                 SHOWERS OF LOVE............

                                BUT NOT
                                SHOWERS OF HARDSHIPS
                                PAIN AND SUFFERINGS

                                BECAUSE HARDSHIPS
                                DON'T STAY
                                A BRIGHT TOMORROW
                                A BRIGHT YEAR
                                AND MORE IS AHEAD

                                GRAB THE OPPORTUNITIES
                                GRAB THE TIME
                                AND ATTAIN SUCCESS
                                BUT DON'T FORGET TO
                                THANK GOD



Tuesday, September 13, 2011



Life and career

Bhatt was born in Ahmedabad, and brought up in Pune until 1968, when she emigrated to the United States with her family. She has an MFA from the University of Iowa, and for a time was writer-in-residence at the University of Victoria, Canada. She received the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Asia) and the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award for her first collection Brunizem. [1] She received a Cholmondeley Award in 1991 and the Italian Tratti Poetry Prize in 2000. [1] Her translations from the German include Mickle Makes Muckle: poems, mini plays and short prose by Michael Augustin (Dedalus Press, 2007). Bhatt was a visiting fellow at Dickinson College, Pennsylvania and currently works as a freelance writer. She has translated Gujarati poetry into English for the Penguin Anthology of Contemporary Indian Women Poets. Combining both Gujarati and English, Bhatt writes "Indian-English rather than Anglo-Indian poetry."[2] Her poems have appeared in various journals in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, and Canada, and have been widely anthologised, as well as being broadcast on British, German, and Dutch radio.

Many of Bhatt's poems have themes of love and violence. She explores issues such as racism and the interaction between Asian, European, and North American culture. Michael Schmidt observed that her "free verse is fast-moving, urgent with narratives, softly spoken. Her cadence is natural, her diction undecorated."[3] Bhatt has been recognized as a distinctive voice in contemporary poetry. She is, the New Statesman declared, "one of the finest poets alive".[4]
Bhatt now lives in Bremen, Germany with her husband, German writer Michael Augustin, and daughter.[1]

Poetry collections

  • 1988 Bruzinem Carcanet Press
  • 1991 Monkey Shadows Carcanet Press
  • 1995 The Stinking Rose Carcanet Press
  • 1997 Point No Point. Carcanet Press
  • 2000: Augatora. Carcanet Press
  • 2002: The Colour of Solitude (Second edition). Carcanet Press
  • 2008: Pure Lizard. Carcanet Press


Friday, July 15, 2011

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

22 May 1859
, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died 7 July 1930 (aged 71)
, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Novelist, short story writer, poet, doctor of medicine
Nationality Scottish
Citizenship British
Genres Detective fiction, science fiction, historical novels, non-fiction
Notable work(s) Stories of Sherlock Holmes
The Lost World

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930[1]) was a Scottish[2] physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.

Early life

Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland.[3] His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, who was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, who was Irish, had married in 1855. Doyle's father died in 1893, in the Crichton Royal, Dumfries, after many years of psychiatric illness.[4]
Although he is now referred to as "Conan Doyle", the origin of this compound surname (if that is how he meant it to be understood) is uncertain. The entry in which his baptism is recorded in the register of St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh gives "Arthur Ignatius Conan" as his Christian name, and simply "Doyle" as his surname. It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.[5]
Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school Hodder Place, Stonyhurst, at the age of nine. He then went on to Stonyhurst College until 1875.
From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, including a period working in the town of Aston (now a district of Birmingham) and in Sheffield.[6] While studying, Conan Doyle also began writing short stories; his first published story appeared in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal before he was 20.[7] Following his term at university, he was employed as a ship's surgeon on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast. He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.[8]

[edit] Origins of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes (right) and Dr Watson, by Sidney Paget.
In 1882 he joined former classmate George Budd as his partner at a medical practice in Plymouth,[9] but their relationship proved difficult, and Conan Doyle soon left to set up an independent practice.[10] Arriving in Portsmouth in June of that year with less than £10 to his name, he set up a medical practice at 1 Bush Villas in Elm Grove, Southsea.[11] The practice was initially not very successful; while waiting for patients, Conan Doyle again began writing stories and composed his first novel—The Narrative of John Smith—which would go unpublished until 2011.[12] His first significant work, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887. It featured the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes, who was partially modelled after his former university teacher Joseph Bell. Conan Doyle wrote to him, "It is most certainly to you that I owe Sherlock Holmes. ... [R]ound the centre of deduction and inference and observation which I have heard you inculcate I have tried to build up a man."[13] Future short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes were published in the English Strand Magazine. Robert Louis Stevenson was able, even in faraway Samoa, to recognise the strong similarity between Joseph Bell and Sherlock Holmes: "[M]y compliments on your very ingenious and very interesting adventures of Sherlock Holmes. ... [C]an this be my old friend Joe Bell?"[14] Other authors sometimes suggest additional influences—for instance, the famous Edgar Allan Poe character C. Auguste Dupin.[15]

Portrait of Doyle by ges and family

Conan Doyle's family in New York 1922
Death" of Sherlock Holmes 
In 1890 Conan Doyle studied ophthalmology in Vienna, and moved to London in 1891 to set up a practice as an ophthalmologist. He wrote in his autobiography that not a single patient crossed his door. This gave him more time for writing, and in November 1891 he wrote to his mother: "I think of slaying Holmes ... and winding him up for good and all. He takes my mind from better things." His mother responded, "You may do what you deem fit, but the crowds will not take this lightheartedly."

Holmes and Moriarty fighting over the Reichenbach Falls. Art by Sidney Paget.
In December 1893, in order to dedicate more of his time to more "important" works—his historical novels— Conan Doyle had Holmes and Professor Moriarty apparently plunge to their deaths together down the Reichenbach Falls in the story "The Final Problem". Public outcry, however, led him to bring the character back in 1901, in The Hound of the Baskervilles. In "The Adventure of the Empty House", it was explained that only Moriarty had fallen; but since Holmes had other dangerous enemies—especially Colonel Sebastian Moran—he had arranged to also be temporarily "dead". Holmes ultimately was featured in a total of 56 short stories and four Conan Doyle novels, and has since appeared in many novels and stories by other authors.