Saturday, 30 July 2016

What Abesh has left for us?





The salary which I get or got till date, is kept to my wife & before marriage used to give to parent. Whenever needed, I used to ask from them, in general that amount would not cross the margin of Rs. 300/- max. I remember, at the time of purchasing of my new Mobile phone, I needed around Rs. 4000/- which was quite a big amount in our middle class family. The First thing that I noticed was my father’s eyebrow raise, & with that the question, ‘for what?’ I‘ve the sweetest mom ever in the world, she was nothing but elder sis to me, so for me, any demand to be fulfilled, need to go to mom, we call ‘Maa’. But anything related to money, mullah, cash matter we had to go to the den of lion, to Dad (I share a sibling that’s why it coming as We instead of I). So the main point here is, that fear of your Parent or in my case dad. The Questions to be very much precise! In the coming November, I’ll complete 32, & I had started earning from such an early age, 17 or 18 through my tuitions fees. Sometimes we could feel like, my money, I can have my wish to spend at anything I want, but after everything, even until now, we are really avoiding situations to face the Questions of my parents. That is teachings from my guardians.
In the recent past I’ve read the news of a seventeen year old boy from Kolkata, named Abesh. Abesh Dasgupta. The death he has got is tragic, no doubt of that, but the cause? I’ve a question here. In his age unlike any normal child he will laugh, study, will be cracking his voice for his favourite team or game, secret admiration will cherish for a classmate, that’s obvious, but as the news goes deeper, I get real confuse. In his age, what I used to do? In education I was a mediocre coz outside book’s knowledge, I had to do a hell lot of things, such as cricket, football, drawing, debates, Band music, and above all, had a particular dream, that, someday, I would be This’. At this age forget about whole night drinking in a party, we hardly could be getting out from our house, due to fear of parent. Any mishaps if getting caught then, for me the famous one liner was, get out of the house’ or beatings from parent. That doesn’t mean that I was a good boy type or every friends of mine used to follow their parent as words by words. In that case I remember one incident, due to school’s unwanted holiday, me & my friend Biske, has come out of our very houses, & in lieu of going school, we bunked it & instead we had gone to movie. In the course of many events, I had broken my specs. To manage that in my home, I got caught in the near future in my house. Such a bad experience it was, as it was strictly prohibited by ours guardians to not to talk that boy, how we managed to talk, that itself is a story. I remember my father and I had managed to a running course in our house, that, anything could be happening by that time, if I get caught. I used to get angry, sometimes. In my newly grown moustache was there, I was a dominant cricket all-rounder, a lot of smiling pretty faced girl of this & that neighborhoods, didn’t I have the respect?

Now I can understand, what was the need of that hour, against the wishes of anyone not be confined to any boundaries, but the practice of stopping to give a learning is a basic duty of the parents. I have a child, and for him I want to keep the same legacy, whatsoever. At least Abesh’s news, has come such a way, that we ought to do the stopping for my child. How important is the basic rules & regulation, is shown by that petty death news. A few questions I had to ask in that case; like, where from the money came from? From his parent, quite obvious, then how is that money being spent? Has anyone tried to ask these, probably no. Coz then it can be clearer that, where from the boy learned drinking! I’m not opposed of drinking, but everything should be fine when we know its limit. I’ve met persons, who can drink gallons and still they are in conscious. And some are those, whose legs started tottering, once they’ve heard the sound of uncapping the bottle. Abesh’s death can be accident or murder which ever it is, but none can deny the effect of, consumption of alcohol. His own parent has been caused the death for their child. Now he is being given a tag Hero, & that's again a question to be criticised. His family is seeking justice & interventions of the CM,of the state. But at what price, the boy has gone! So the point is, basic discipline, which was very important to maintain. Now the children are not afraid of the elders. The situation is changed. After Abesh, the guardians need to think that, do I know my child, fully? what's going on in my child’s mind, I know everything, right? It is unfortunate that we are tend to forget that, without the rules and regulations, childhood is imperfect, can’t be complete. So can I pass on the legacy to my next generation? Big question it is…

Friday, 29 July 2016

How history comes back...




Have you read the Iliad?
Although there is not anything to be ashamed of even if you didn’t read. Neither did the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
In short, here I’m telling you the story of the Iliad and Trojan horse.
An event of 1230 BC. Troy (Troy City was located in Turkey), prince Paris abducted Helen, beautiful wife of Spartan king Menelaus, took in their land.
Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and the brother of Helen's husband Menelaus, led an expedition of Achaean troops to Troy and besieged the city for ten years because of Paris' insult. He came up with a thousand ships to bring back Helen. Greeks pulled over the ten-year siege of Troy, but they have also been unable to gain success. So, they took refuge in lies by stealth.

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fter a fruitless 10-year siege, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse, under the leadership of Epeios, efficient Carpenter, and Greeks built the wooden horse in three days. They have made an enormous wooden horse, and hid a select force of men inside. Which was named Trojan horse. The Greeks pretended to flee by boat and went to a nearby island. The Greeks pretended to sail away, When they left there they made them understand, the Trojans, that the sign, the horse has been given as gift to Athena for making the city of Troy unbeatable. And the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy. All the inhabitant rejoice fully brought the horse inside the city walls.

They could not understand that, the horse filled with Greek soldiers. The soldiers came out of the middle of the night. That night the Greek force crept out of the horse and opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army, which had sailed back under cover of night. The Greeks entered and destroyed the city of Troy, whole city was on fire, decisively ending the war.
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 Now in place of The Trojan horse you are requested to put the current scenario, where refugee packed boats from Libya, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq etc. bound refugees merges with the numerous soldiers. They are reaching to their destinations, such as German-France-Belgium-Sweden-Norway


They still have the sight of the dream of the caliphate. In peaceful European countries has been constantly messed up. They do not mean to follow a strict social order. Defecated here & there, unnecessary chaos, theft, banditry, rape, militant attacks, what not. The gift of giving them shelter rather than reward them all is coming as a curse. Everything is in return.
None is saying that, there is no hope. Nor that every individual migrant is culprit, who knows & what we can see. In response to all this, Sweden have 80,000 refugees driven out of the country. German outrage throughout the mass. The French government is considering a new refugee policy.

Yet Europe, like the city of Troy. What else.

Merkel, has granted millions refugees in Europe during this period, became the most hated & criticised political German Chancellor.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

What Einstein would have told ya...



1. Follow Your Curiosity “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

2. Perseverance is Priceless “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

3. Focus on the Present “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

4. The Imagination is Powerful “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

5. Make Mistakes “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

6. Live in the Moment “I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.”

7. Create Value “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

8. Don’t be repetitive “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

9. Knowledge Comes From Experience “Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.”

10. Learn the Rules and Then Play Better “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

Source:
Albert Einstein's Quote

How about that fact of English...



Few Interesting Facts about English
Do you know word 'alphabet' comes from first two letters Greek alphabet - alpha and beta?
Do you know about 'crutch words' ?Crutch words are those words which we slip into sentences to give us more time to think or emphasize on some point. We start using them unconsciously but gradually they became part of our verbal tics.Few examples of these words are -actually,obviously,like,honestly,basically etc.Most of the times they don't add any value or meaning of a statement ,for example,'I actually was absent that day.'So what is your crutch word?
Challenge your friends by asking them to tell a rhyming English word for any of following five words- month,silver,angel,orange or bulb.Actually there is no rhyming word in English language for any of these five words!
Want to impress your friends? Remember, Scolionophobia –It means to have fear of School, hope you don’t have it.
Talking of Phobias, you may get whole list of phobias on internet, but here is one interesting phobia - ‘Phobophobia’–It means fear (phobia) of having any phobia. So you got a word for phobia of phobias.
Now test your friends, ask them to say ‘the sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick’. It is known to be the toughest tongue –twister in English language.
Do you know a funny fact about the word 'listen'? It contains the same letters as the word 'silent'!
Do you know there used to be a word in the dictionary (from 1932 to 1940), which did not have any meaning? The word was ‘Dord’. It happened due to some error, this word was later known as Ghost word.

How to find out ..WILL or GOING TO...A DIFFICULT CHOICE........



The choice between will or going to for the future is always hard. Make sure to study the rules to will and going to and then check your understanding with this future forms quiz. Teachers can use this future with going to and will lesson plan, as well as this guide on how to teach the future for help with teaching these two future tenses.
Basically it boils down to this:
Will - use for 1) reactions to a situation 2) predictions 3) promises 4) offers
Going to - 1) future plans 2) future intentions 3) what is 'about' to happen
I think this will help a lot (prediction). I'm certainly going to write a few more lessons about will and going to (future plan)!

Follow the examples below;


When we want to talk about future facts or things we believe to be true about the future, we use 'will'.
  • The President will serve for four years.
  • The boss won't be very happy.
  • I'm sure you'll like her.
  • I'm certain he'll do a good job.
If we are not so certain about the future, we use 'will' with expressions such as 'probably', 'possibly', 'I think', 'I hope'.
  • I hope you'll visit me in my home one day.
  • She'll probably be a great success.
  • I'll possibly come but I may not get back in time.
  • I think we'll get on well.
If you are making a future prediction based on evidence in the present situation, use 'going to'.
  • Not a cloud in the sky. It's going to be another warm day.
  • Look at the queue. We're not going to get in for hours.
  • The traffic is terrible. We're going to miss our flight.
  • Be careful! You're going to spill your coffee.
At the moment of making a decision, use 'will'. Once you have made the decision, talk about it using 'going to'.
  • I'll call Jenny to let her know. Sarah, I need Jenny's number. I'm going to call her about the meeting.
  • I'll come and have a drink with you but I must let Harry know. Harry, I'm going to have a drink with Simon.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes when writing sentences:-

 

Common Sentence Mistakes in English !!!

Some mistakes are common when writing sentences in English. Each of these 10 common sentence mistakes provides correction information as well as links to more detailed information.
Incomplete Sentence - Sentence Fragment
One common mistake many students make is the use of incomplete sentences. Each sentence in English must contain at least a subject and a verb, and should be an independent clause. Examples of incomplete sentences without a subject or a verb might include an instruction or a prepositional phrase. For example:
Through the door.
In the other room.
Over there.
These are phrases we may use in spoken English, but that should not be used in written English as they are incomplete.
Sentence fragments caused by dependent clauses used without an independent clause are more common. Remember that subordinating conjunctions introduce dependent clauses. In other words, if you use a subordinating clause beginning with a word such as 'because, though, if, etc.' there must be an independent clause to complete the thought. This mistake is often made on tests asking a question with 'Why'.
For example, the sentences:
Because Tom is the boss.
Since he left work early without permission.
might answer the question: "Why did he lose his job?" However, these are sentence fragments. The correct answer would be:
He lost his job because Tom is the boss.
He lost his job since he left work early without permission.
Other examples of incomplete sentences introduced by subordinating clauses include:
Even though he needs help.
If they study enough.
As they had invested in the company.
Run-on Sentences
Run-on sentences are sentences that:
1) are not connected by appropriate linking language such as conjunctions
2) use too many clauses rather than using periods and linking language such as conjunctive adverbs
The first type leaves out a word - usually a conjunction - that is required to connect a dependent and independent clause. For example:
The students did well on the test they didn't study very much.
Anna needs a new car she spent the weekend visiting car dealerships.
The first sentence should use either a conjunction 'but', or 'yet' or a subordinating conjunction 'although, even though, or though' to connect the sentence. In the second sentence, the conjunction 'so' or the subordinating conjunction 'since, as, or because' would connect the two clauses.
The students did well, yet they didn't study very much.
Anna spent the weekend visiting car dealerships since she needs a new car.
Another common run on sentence occurs when using too many clauses. This often occurs using the word 'and'.
We went to the store and bought some fruit, and we went to the mall to get some clothes, and we had lunch at McDonald's, and we visited some friends.
The continuous chain of clauses using 'and' should be avoided. In general, do not write sentences that contain more than three clauses to ensure that your sentences do not become run-on sentences.
Duplicate Subjects
Sometimes students use a pronoun as a duplicate subject. Remember that each clause takes only one sentence. If you have mentioned the subject of a sentence by name, there is no need to repeat with a pronoun.
Example 1:
Tom lives in Los Angeles.
NOT
Tom, he lives in Lost Angeles.
Example 2:
The students come from Vietnam.
NOT
The students they come from Vietnam.
Incorrect Tense
Tense usage is a common mistake in student writing. Make sure that the tense used corresponds to the situation. In other words, if you are speaking about something that happened in the past do not use include a tense that refers to the present. For example:
They fly to visit their parents in Toronto last week.
Alex bought a new car and drives it to her home in Los Angeles.
Incorrect Verb Form
Another common mistake is the use of an incorrect verb form when combining with another verb. Certain verbs in English take the infinitive and others take the gerund (ing form). It's important to learn these verb combinations. Also, when using the verb as a noun, use the gerund form of the verb.
He hopes finding a new job. / Correct -> He hopes to find a new job.
Peter avoided to invest in the project. / Correct -> Peter avoided investing in the project.
Parallel Verb Form
A related issue is the use of parallel verb forms when using a list of verbs. If you are writing in the present continuous tense, use the 'ing' form in your list. If you are using the present perfect, use the past participle, etc.
She enjoys watching TV, play tennis, and cook. / Correct -> She enjoys watching TV, playing tennis, and cooking.
I've lived in Italy, working in Germany and study in New York. / Correct -> I've lived in Italy, worked in Germany, and studied in New York.
Use of Time Clauses
Time clauses are introduced by the time words 'when', 'before', 'after' and so on. When speaking about the present or future use the present simple tense in time clauses. If using a past tense, we usually use the past simple in a time clause.
We'll visit you when we will come next week. / Correct -> We'll visit you when we come next week.
She cooked dinner after he was arriving. / Correct -> She cooked dinner after he arrived.
Subject - Verb Agreement
Another common mistake is to use incorrect subject - verb agreement. The most common of these mistakes is the missing 's' in the present simple tense. However, there are other types of mistakes. Always look for these mistakes in the helping verb.
Tom play guitar in a band. / Correct -> Tom plays guitar in a band.
They was sleeping when she telephoned. / Correct -> They were sleeping when she telephoned.
Pronoun Agreement
Pronoun agreement mistakes take place when using a pronoun to replace a proper noun. Often this mistake is a mistake of use of a singular form rather than a plural or vice versa. However, pronoun agreement mistakes can occur in object or possessive pronouns, as well as in subject pronouns.
Tom works at a company in Hamburg. She loves his job. / Correct -> Tom works at a company in Hamburg. He loves his job.
Andrea and Peter studied Russian at school. He thought they were very difficult. Correct -> Andrea and Peter studied Russian at school. They thought it was very difficult.
Missing Commas After Linking Language
When using an introductory phrase as linking language such as a conjunctive adverb or sequencing word, use a comma after the phrase to continue the sentence.
As a result children should start studying math as early as possible. / Correct -> As a result, children should start studying math as early as possible.

Business Buzzwords...


A buzzword is a word or phrase used to impress, or one that is fashionable. Here is a guide to some of the most popular buzzwords used in business. Buzzwords are important to learn, but, like idiomatic expressions, they often go quickly out of fashion. However, these buzzwords have been around for a while and have become much more common in everyday conversations. I recommend students learn buzzwords so that they can understand articles and conversation. However, if you don't feel comfortable using these idiomatic expressions, feel free to use other synonymous vocabulary.
Each buzzword has a definition and two example sentences to provide more context.
buzzword = (noun) An expression that is extremely popular at the moment used to describe new developments in business. Buzzwords often have a very short life.
He uses too many buzzwords. I don’t think he actually knows what he’s talking about!
Be careful not to use buzzwords in your presentation. These aren’t professionals.
face time = (noun) Time spent with another person
Can we get some face time this week? It seems like we haven’t seen each other in a long time.
I need some face time with Doug to discuss the project.
outside the box = (adjective) Concepts that are not usual in a specific business, innovative ideas.
Let’s have some outside the box thinking on this project.
Our outside the box specialist is Tom. He comes up with all of the most innovative ideas.
win-win = (adjective) Good for everybody involved.
The project will be win-win for everybody involved. There’s no loser on this one.
We’re looking for a new partner in a win-win proposition.
disruptive innovation = (noun) Something that completely changes an industry, usually making product much cheaper.
Many think that education is going through a phase of disruptive innovation these days.
Every successful company needs to worry about disruptive innovation taking market share.
synergy = (noun) Interaction of two or more companies which produces a product or service which both can not provide alone.
Just think of the synergy between our two companies!
If we work together the synergy will help each of our companies gain market share.
push the envelope = (verb phrase) To challenge the accepted way of doing things to grow beyond the current capability.
I want you to push the envelope on this project. There is nothing that should be left out.
I asked Tim to push the envelope on the product design. You might find it strange, but I think it will be successful.

milestone = (noun) A very important metric such as sales, new accounts, etc.
We’ve reached our yearly milestone four months early!
I like to set specific milestones for each month to help me keep on track.
streamline = (verb) To improve by combing functions and reducing waste.
We need to streamline our marketing efforts in Asia.
How can we streamline production?
exit strategy = (noun) A strategy used by a business to sell off the company for profit.
Our exit strategy is to be bought out by Facebook or another social network.
Do you have an exit strategy for your company?
diversity = (noun) Different perspectives brought to a situation by having opinions from a wide range of people from different backgrounds.
Our company prides itself on the diversity of its staff.
I think we could use more diversity in this company if we want to go with the times.
proactive = (adjective) Someone or some action that tries to solve potential future problems or situations before they occur.
We need to be proactive about the Smith account. Otherwise, they'll find a new advertising agency.
We like to hire employees that are proactive in online conversations with customers.
If you liked these buzzwords, learn these internet buzzwords to further your understanding of how buzzwords are used in English.