Saturday, 18 August 2018


       Women have contributed a lot to the world of Literature. Among them are the ones who brought a special focus on writing novels and became the first woman novelist.

THE RISE OF WOMEN NOVELIST started with Mrs. Aphra Behn. She is the earliest English women to write fiction. She lived her early life in India, and later on at Antwerp, before she settled in England. She is noteworthy for the use she made of everyday facts and experience. Her major works are OROONOKO and THE FAIR JILT.

Immediate successors to Mrs Behn were Mrs Manley and Mrs Haywood. NEW ATLANTIS IN 1709 of Mrs Manley and UTOPIAN MEMOIRS OF Mrs Haywood were popular in those times. These two ladies were prolific writers, and Mrs Haywood dealt largely with the short story.

Henry Fielding’s sister- Miss fielding in 1744 wrote a novel- DAVID SIMPLE.

In 1761 MEMOIRS OF MISS SIDNEY BIDDULPH BY Frances Sheridan was published. Then towards the close of the age, came yet greater signs of promise in the form of Mrs Radcliffe.

Hannah More lived from 1745 – 1833. Her work CELEBS IN SEARCH OF A WIFE was brought out in 1809.

Fanny Burney (1752-1840) became famous for her work EVELINA or THE HISTORY OF A YOUNG LADY’S ENTRANCE INTO THE WORLD. The book is an admirable picture of the manners of the time, from the woman’s point of view. In 1782, CECILIA or THE MEMOIRS OF AN HEIRESS, in 1796 CAMILLA, in 1814 THE WANDERER are her other works.

Maria Edge worth was a prolific writer on educational matters and published THE PARENT’S ASSISTANT in six volumes in 1800. Her first novel was written before she was twenty, though it did not appear till 1814, under the title of ‘patronage”. In 1800 the famous CASTLE RACKRENT was published and BELINDA a year later.

 Susan ferrier (1782-1854), she wrote only three novels namely MARRIAGE in 1818, THE INHERITANCE in 1824, DESTINY in 1831.

Miss Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855), the only work with which she is know is OUR VILLAGE, published around 1824-1832, a series of charming sketches of rural life. Living through the revival of Romanticism, she belongs by temperament and method to the later 18th century, to the school of manners of which Fanny Burney was a pioneer and Jane Austen the mistress craftswoman

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Jane Austen (1775-1817) a born story teller has five novels to her credit. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE 1796-97, NORTHANGER ABBEY 1798, SENSE AND SENSIBILTY 1797, MANSFIELD PARK, 1814, EMMA 1816, PERSUASION written in 1816, but was not published till after her death,  another novel LADY SUSAN was also not published, and THE WATSONS she left unfinished.  

Saturday, 11 August 2018


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Mostly everyone consume a three square meal every day, but at times hunger strikes in at unwanted intervals, because of incomplete meal or fasting or skipping breakfast, lunch or dinner. Quick foods or ready to eat foods are the best bet at this time of hunger. 

Fruits like bananas, apples, guavas & grapes are the ones that can fill your tummy quickly with best nutrients.

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Protein bars and dry fruits like cashewnut, almonds,pista and raisins are easily consumable at any place.

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Puffed rice or poha soaked in milk is the soft and light food at the time urgent hunger.

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Vegetables like carrot, tomatoes and cucumber are crunchy, juicy and tasty & can reduce the hunger prangs

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Nuts like groundnuts, fried channa dal, dried channa are the great foods to compliment your hungry stomach.
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Sugar candy, sweets or bars made with jaggery, sweet corn,cold milk, fruit juices are also helpful to fight the hunger.

Biscuits can also be added to this list, but better avoid as many contain large amounts of Maida (Refined flour) Snacks items mostly are deep fried in oil. So, better avoid oil foods.

Items like noodles, pre packed foods, chocolates, ice creams cannot be included if one is in the way of reducing weight or highly diet conscious.  

Know the food, good food make happy living !

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Saturday, 4 August 2018


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FRIENDSHIP DAY is celebrated on the first Sunday in the month of August. Friend is a word which we know from our childhood days. Schools & Colleges create a great space for friends &friendship. Friends are made in every walk of life and many continue with us from the school days and last long till old age. Lucky are the ones who are around friends. From our younger days these quotes made us realize what friendship is.

Friend in need is a friend indeed.

Tell your friend I will tell who you are.

The ship that never sinks in the ocean of life is friendship.

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The importance of Friendship is induced through Mythological characters like Krishna & Kuchela, Duryodhana & Karna. Many fables carry the message of true friendship and this helps children to understand the nature of friendship.

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Tomorrow is Friendship Day. we miss many of our friends as they stay overseas or somewhere away from us. We can send messages and talk over phone.  After school, it’s only a few go to same colleges and study together. Later on career, marriage, family all take their turn and the quality time becomes very negligible. In order to maintain this good friendship & to make it last longer a few simple measures are required……….

First of all don’t feel that you should be the only friend to him/her.

 Don’t get disturbed if he/she didn’t greet you on special occasions.

Don’t expect him/her to disclose all his/her family or job issues with you.

Don’t compare yourself with him /her. You are two different personalities. 

·       Don’t feel inferior in any way about anything.

Don’t allow third party interference If any problem, sort out immediately together.

When you meet, talk about things that you both enjoy doing it.

As you age, include sharing health tips, quitting bad habits if any, savings for children’s education, Retirement plans etc.

·       PAT UP
 Try to boost each other to face the ups & downs in life. Never discourage or feel bad.

·       BE IN TOUCH
The support from friends is a rich asset. Take time to know about his well-being & provide him a shoulder to cry-on in the crisis period. Because there will be many to cheer him/her in his celebrations. But you make sure to stand there at the needed time.

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