Essay on Swami Vivekananda

The Indian philosopher and social reformer, Swami Vivekananda, or Narendra Nath Dutt nicknamed by his mother as ‘Vireshwar’ was born on 12th January, 1863 at 3, Gourmohan Mukherjee Street, in Shinila Pally Calcutta (now Kolkata), West Bengal during the Makar Sankranti festival to Viswanath Dutta and Bhauvanswari Devi. He belonged to the Bengali Kayastha caste …

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The Elk by Saki

Teresa, Mrs. Thropplestance, was the richest and most intractable old woman in the county of Woldshire.  In her dealings with the world in general her manner suggested a blend between a Mistress of the Robes and a Master of Foxhounds, with the vocabulary of both.  In her domestic circle she comported herself in the arbitrary …

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Essay on Subhash Chandra Bose

Subhash Chandra Bose was fondly called ‘Netaji’. He was one of the most important freedom fighters of India. Even though Gandhiji and Nehru are given the credit for India’s Independence, the contribution of Subhash Chandra Bose can’t be undermined. ‘Patriot of Patriots’ as described by Gandhiji, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born on 23rd January, …

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A Defensive Diamond by Saki

Treddleford sat in an easeful arm-chair in front of a slumberous fire, with a volume of verse in his hand and the comfortable consciousness that outside the club windows the rain was dripping and pattering with persistent purpose.  A chill, wet October afternoon was merging into a bleak, wet October evening, and the club smoking-room …

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Essay on Electronic Waste

In modern times, every household owns a computer, tablets, television, cell phones. In short ‘screens’ of myriad sizes, are in front of our eyes all the time. Today, three out of four Indians possess mobile phones. One out of every five people has access to computers. The unavoidable consequence is that the nation of more …

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The Story-Teller by Saki

It was a hot afternoon, and the railway carriage was correspondingly sultry, and the next stop was at Templecombe, nearly an hour ahead.  The occupants of the carriage were a small girl, and a smaller girl, and a small boy.  An aunt belonging to the children occupied one corner seat, and the further corner seat …

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The Stalled Ox by Saki

Theophil Eshley was an artist by profession, a cattle painter by force of environment.  It is not to be supposed that he lived on a ranche or a dairy farm, in an atmosphere pervaded with horn and hoof, milking-stool, and branding-iron.  His home was in a park-like, villa-dotted district that only just escaped the reproach …

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Essay on Supercomputers

The Future of Mankind Since its invention in 1948, electronic computers have changed the way world works. It is undoubtedly one of the top ten greatest inventions of mankind. Today, we cannot even think to live without computers. Originally designed for defence purposes during World War II, the machine called computer has become an indispensable …

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Essay on Cloning

Long ago, a novel by Mary Shelly grabbed a lot of attention. The name of this novel is Frankenstein, wherein a scientist creates a body by combination of chemistry, alchemy and electricity. He literally created a human being by unnatural means though without ill-intentions. Today’s doctors and scientists seem to be doing something of the …

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A Holiday Task by Saki

Kenelm Jerton entered the dining-hall of the Golden Galleon Hotel in the full crush of the luncheon hour.  Nearly every seat was occupied, and small additional tables had been brought in, where floor space permitted, to accommodate latecomers, with the result that many of the tables were almost touching each other.  Jerton was beckoned by …

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