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1 oh public performance richard wright

1. OH! PUBLIC PERFORMANCE( Richard Wright)

  • Richard’s first day at school.

  • Teacher asked him to write his name on the board.

  • Richard was nervous and shy.

  • He could not write anything.

  • Other students laughed at him.

  • He felt upset and ashamed.


2 let s respond to india s call dr a p j abdul kalam

2. LET’S RESPOND TO INDIA’S CALL (Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam)

  • Speech by Kalam at Hyderabad.

  • Kalam’s 3 visions for India – freedom, development, and strength.

  • Media should not be negative.

  • We should have self respect.

  • We must have civic sense.

  • We obey the rules of foreign countries , so why not in our own country?

  • Instead of becoming living room critics, we should act for our country.


3 a nice citizen abraham lincoln

3. A NICE CITIZEN ( Abraham Lincoln)

  • A letter to his son’s teacher -

  • Teach him to be honest, brave, dedicated and just.

  • Teach him to love books, and believe in his own ideas.

  • Teach him to be strong in character and gentle in behaviour.

  • My son is a fine fellow; make him a nice citizen.


4 the goldmine of indian health tradition panel discussion

4.THE GOLDMINE OF INDIAN HEALTH TRADITION (Panel Discussion)

  • Our traditional health practices are rich.

  • It has a tradition of 3000 years.

  • But we consider it unscientific as it is not validated by the western science.

  • Modernization and Commercialization has destroyed our rich tradition of health.

  • We need to validate our traditional medicines, and standardize our drugs.

  • We should educate the younger generation about the importance of traditional medicines.


5 dreams of a girl gurdeep pandher

5. DREAMS OF A GIRL (GurdeepPandher)

  • Profile of KalpanaChawla. (Adapted from “Life and Dreams of KalpanaChawla”)

  • Born on July 1, 1961 , in Karnal , Haryana.

  • Belonged to a middle class family.

  • Kalpana wanted to be astronaut.

  • Family and society resisted.

  • Kalpana studied aeronautical engineering and immigrated to US.

  • Completed Ph. D.

  • Married JP Harrison.

  • First space flight in Columbia (1997)

  • Second flight (Feb.1, 2003) ended in a crash.


6 an irish rose a j cronin

6.AN IRISH ROSE(A. J. Cronin)

  • Cronin met Rose Donegan in Dublin.

  • Rose was 14 years old.

  • She had 4 siblings to care of – the youngest was baby Michael (9 months old)

  • Her mother had died and her father was a drunkard.

  • Rose had the responsibility of her family.

  • Cronin helped her to find a job in a farm house.

  • The family at the farmhouse adopted Michael.

  • Rose was very depressed after leaving the baby.

  • Once Michael became very sick and Rose went to treat him.

  • Michael recovered but Rose was sick and later she died.


7 best buys for health editorial from the hindu

7.BEST BUYS FOR HEALTH (Editorial from The Hindu)

  • Health issues in developing countries.

  • More than 13 million children die every year.

  • Death rate can be decreased by life style changes, adopting simple strategies of prevention and proper interventions.

  • Different data is provided.

  • Suggestion – Positive health interventions that are inexpensive and effectual should become a part of national health policies.


8 the world renowned nose translated by r e asher

8. THE WORLD RENOWNED NOSE(Translated by R E Asher)

  • Story by VaikkomMuhammedBasheer.

  • The nose of a 24 year old cook began to grow.

  • He was illiterate and ignorant.

  • His nose became an attraction and his mother made money out of it.

  • He became a millionaire and popular.

  • People wrote stories , biographies and made films about him. He got many awards.

  • He joined politics and the opposition party spread a scandal that his nose was made of rubber.

  • It became a big issue and the government interfered.

  • The panel of doctors tested his nose and found it original.

  • The President nominated him as an MP.


9 the open window saki

9.THE OPEN WINDOW( Saki)

  • Mr. FramtonNuttel went to Mrs. Sappleton’s house.

  • Vera, her niece, welcomed him.

  • She told a tragic story about her aunt.

  • She said that her uncle and her aunt’s brothers had died 3 years back, but their bodies were not recovered.

  • Her aunt was mentally upset after that.

  • Nuttel was upset to see Mrs. Sappleton.

  • She was cheerful and said she was waiting for her husband and brothers to return from hunting.

  • After sometime they came through the open window.

  • Nuttel believed they were ghosts and ran away.

  • Vera told a new story about Nuttel to the family.

  • Vera was a tricky girl and loved to tell imaginary stories.


10 the patriot an old story robert browning

10.THE PATRIOT – An old story ( Robert Browning)

  • The patriot came to the town one year back.

  • He was welcomed with cheers and celebrations.

  • People loved him.

  • But now , after one year, he is a prisoner.

  • People throw stones at him.

  • His hands are tied and he is taken to the place of execution.

  • The patriot believes that he will get justice in the heaven.


11 the king who limped monica thorne

11. THE KING WHO LIMPED(Monica Thorne)

  • A new king took charge of the palace.

  • He came with a limp and a bowler hat.

  • The people in the court were sycophants.

  • They imitated the king and tried to impress him.

  • They made foolish remarks in the dog issue.

  • The king revealed his real self.

  • The king expelled them out of the court and replaced them with honest people.


12 on viewing television david considine

12.ON VIEWING TELEVISION(David Considine)

  • Children need to become critical viewers of TV.

  • Critical viewing is the ability to analyze the images, signs, codes and other elements.

  • There are 5 important elements to consider:

    • The content of the program.

    • The internal construction of the frame.

    • The external forces that influence the program.

    • Comparisons with other medias and reality.

    • Responding critically about the program.


13 interview adoor gopalakrishnan by gowri ramnarayan for frontline

13.INTERVIEW: ADOOR GOPALAKRISHNAN(By GowriRamnarayan for Frontline)

  • Student of Pune Film Institute.

  • “Elipathayam” won the British Film Institute Award in 1982

  • Adoor talks about casting in the films.

  • He says, all his films have some autobiographical element in it.

  • A director’s life is like a tight rope walk.

  • He had done many experiments in his films.

  • He prefers healthy debate to controversies.

  • He doesn’t like violence in cinema and also avoids too many symbols.

  • He says he respects his audience’s intelligence.

  • He has struggled a lot to be a film maker.


14 the making of a film satyajit ray

14.THE MAKING OF A FILM( Satyajit Ray)

  • Ray talks about the different phases in film making.

  • Writing a scenario, Shooting and Editing.

  • Cinema is a product of gadgets/machines.

  • The style of the cinema is dictated by the views and attitudes of the director.

  • Eg: The script of PatherPanchali.


15 making of the kid charlie chaplin

15.MAKING OF “THE KID”(Charlie Chaplin)

  • Chaplin describes how he found the little boy, Jackie Coogan for his film “The Kid”.

  • He was looking for a new idea for a film.

  • Saw Jackie’s performance at a Theatre.

  • Decided to make a film about a kid and a tramp.

  • Little Jackie was very active.

  • The film had a combination of comedy and sentiments. This was an experiment.

  • People said it would be a failure.

  • The film became a hit.


17 middle age kamala das

17. MIDDLE AGE(Kamala Das)

  • The sadness of a mother who is rejected by a teenage son.

  • When he was a small child he needed mother always.

  • Now, he thinks she is old and unwanted.

  • He loves to be with his friends and takes his own decisions.

  • Mother feels alone and sad.


18 the lottery ticket anton chekhov

18. THE LOTTERY TICKET( Anton Chekhov)

  • Ivan Dmitrich and Masha are middle-class couple.

  • Masha had taken a lottery.

  • Ivan looked up the result.

  • But before seeing the complete result, they spent some time dreaming about their fortunes.

  • Their dreams go wild and at the end they begin to hate each other and also their little house.

  • They didn’t win the lottery, and get frustrated.


18 the dear departed stanley houghton

18. THE DEAR DEPARTED ( Stanley Houghton)

  • Abel Merryweather had 2 daughters – Amelia and Elizabeth.

  • He was living with Amelia, her husband , Mr. Slater and their daughter, Victoria.

  • Abel came home drinking and went to bed.

  • Amelia thought he was dead.

  • She took this chance to steal his property before her sister arrived.

  • Elizabeth came in with her husband , Ben Jordan.

  • The greedy sisters had a big fight over father’s property.

  • Abel woke up from sleep .

  • The daughters tried to impress him.

  • But the father understood their real nature.

  • He declared he did not want to live with his daughters anymore. He was going to marry a widow.


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