In Rishi Valley

    Today again I woke up when I heard the matron waking up the students. That is usual. They all have to go for PT at 6 o’clock. I also go for a short walk then. Rishi Valley is mostly plain with a few abrupt hills scattered around. Crossing the football ground you come … Continue reading In Rishi Valley

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The Lady of Shalott

The Lady Of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson is a beautiful poem in which the poet catches the true spirit of Romanticism. The poem has plenty of exquisite images and presents different tones and moods. The poem begins with a beautiful description of the island of Shalott . Water lilies grow around the island and … Continue reading The Lady of Shalott

The Rattrap

The Rattrap by Selma Lagerlof, the Swedish Nobel laureate, reads like a folk tale but holds a very meaningful message for us. In the context of a man’s experience around Christmas time, the story explores the edge experience has over intelligence, knowledge and wisdom. It also highlights the importance compassion has in transforming a person. The story features a vagabond who earned his … Continue reading The Rattrap

Illusion and Reality in Macbeth

Illusion and Reality Illusion as a corollary of reality seems to be a favourite theme for Shakespeare. The theater itself is a world of illusion and Shakespeare talks endlessly about it. The news from the new world and the flood of Greek and Roman literature also would have influenced Shakespeare to explore this aspect of … Continue reading Illusion and Reality in Macbeth

The Strange and Accusative Case of the Missing Operatives

    This incident happened when I was living at 221C Baker Street London. I was very interested in herpetology and, besides snakes, had animals of other species too as my pets at that time. My favourite ones were ‘do, does and did’: three mouses, sorry mice, which had all the freedom to move about. … Continue reading The Strange and Accusative Case of the Missing Operatives