Ghat is a Kashmiri word sometimes also used in Urdu. It implies the spot at a river bank from where the boats withdraw to another side. The ghat of the main world implies that after a man finishes his adventure in this world he feels at the entryway of the other world. In this manner, it has been used as a metaphor of death. It implies the point from where a man departs to a different universe what is commonly called hereafter
This lesson is an extract from Arundhati Roy's first novel "The God Of Small Things" which won the Bookers Prize in 1997. Pappachi ( grandfather) is an imperial entomologist prior to his retirement. His name is Shri Benaan John Ipe. His wife Shoshamma Ipe is referred to as Mammachi ( grandmother).
Abhiley is an wonderful short story composed by 'Abdul Gani Sheikh'. In this story, the author has wonderfully depicted some principal logical contradictions, i.e. simplicity and ignorance versus modernity, and the issues of the generation gap between the general population of various ages.
The Sermon at Benares' is a written by Betty Renshaw. The chapter covers the journey of Gautama Buddha from princely life to his saintly life. In the wake of seeing the sufferings of the world, he chose to surrender every single common delight and sought enlightenment.
The poem, "Beauty" is written by a nature cherishing writer John Edward Masefield. In this romantic poem, the poet compares his beloved to every one of the bounties of nature. But, he discovers her the most beautiful. The poet says that he has seen the magnificence of dawn and dusk of fields and slopes, daffodils, and the growing grasses.
As the snow in their name suggests, Snowdrops may not even wait for the snow to melt before emerging from their winter sleep, instead of pushing right up through the snow a delightful sight for the winter-weary.
From The Diary Of A Young is an extract from Anne Frank’s Diary. Anne Frank is a sweet and young Jewish girl who lives in Amsterdam with her family. She was given a diary on her thirteenth birthday which she finds a very useful gift and in which she chronicles…