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Jesus had chosen twelve out of the many who flocked about Him wishing to be His disciples, and these twelve were called apostles. He sent them forth to preach the gospel, giving them power to cast out evil spirits and to heal diseases; and when they were about to go forth upon their mission, He gave them instructions regarding what they were to do, and warned them of the persecutions which would be heaped upon them. He also bade them be strong and not fear those who had power to kill the body only, because the soul was far more precious. So the apostles went out into the cities and towns and preached the word of God and carried blessing with them.
मोटापा उठना-बैठना भी मुश्किल कर देता है। उम्र बढ़ने के साथ-साथ व्यक्ति को बीमारियों के अलावा सुस्ती भी घेरती है। वास्तविकता तो यह है कि मोटापा और शरीर का वजन बढ़ना ऊर्जा के सेवन और ऊर्जा के उपयोग के बीच असंतुलन के कारण होता है। अधिक वसायुक्त आहार का सेवन करना भी मोटापे का कारण है। मोटापा एक ऐसी बीमारी है, जो किसी को भी हो सकती है।
जिस प्रकार खाँसी और कब्ज को रोगों का घर कहा जाता है, वैसे ही मोटापे को भी कई बीमारियों का जनक माना जाता है। दरअसल, अधिक मोटे व्यक्ति के शरीर में चरबी ही बढ़ती है, अन्य धातुएँ उतनी नहीं बढ़तीं। मोटा व्यक्ति भूख शांत करने के लिए नहीं खाता, बल्कि स्वाद की इंद्रियों को शांत करने के लिए कई तरह के भोजन करता है। इसे इस प्रकार भी कह सकते हैं कि अतिरिक्त भोजन मिलने पर, आराम-तलब होने पर और परिश्रम न करने पर हमारा शरीर अनावश्यक चरबी एकत्र करने लगता है। यही मोटापे का कारण है।
प्रस्तुत पुस्तक में ऐसे उपयोगी तरीके बताए गए हैं, जिन पर अमल करते हुए कोई भी व्यक्ति अपने शरीर का वजन घटाकर अतिरिक्त मोटापे से निजात पा सकता है। वजन घटाने के व्यावहारिक टिप्स बतानेवाली अत्यंत उपयोगी पुस्तक।
A compendium of really weird tales written in 1885 by E.T.A. Hoffmann, who was a Prussian Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. The title of this volume ‘Weird Tales’ inspired a horror magazine to adopt the same title for it.
Wessex Tales’ is a collection of short stories by Thomas Hardy, who is known as one of Victorian era’s best English novelists. Most of these stories are set in the years before the author’s birth; hence, are written with use of many dialectic words to give it the feel of the time. These stories explores social issues around marriage and kinship in that time.
The lions, if they left not the forest, would capture no prey; and the arrow, if it quitted not the bow, would not strike the mark.
The precise date of my story does not matter: the world strikes a much more even average than we are apt to think; and still, as of old, “the thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done, is that which shall be done.”
Once upon a time, then, there was a boy whose name was Charlemagne Kindred.
“Magnus” was the home version. I think his two young sisters were perhaps rather proud of the royal-republican title, and would by no means let it come down to “Charley,” and so lose itself in the crowd. Once in a while, when a longer lecture than usual was called for, Mrs. Kindred would say Charlemagne: but I doubt if it had much effect, unless to give Magnus some slighting thoughts of the ancestor who had first borne his name.
“There are two reasons the author has for putting forth this little volume: he feels that the time is, as it always has been, ripe for it; and second, his soul has ever longed to express itself upon this endless theme. It therefore comes from the heart—the basis of his belief that it will reach the heart.” -Preface by Ralph Waldo Trine
A short one act play for girls. This play discusses the joys and pirit of Christmas among five girls—Isabel, Hazel, Julia, Jessie, and Jerusha.
“The Warden house was more impressive in appearance than its neighbors. It had “grounds,” instead of a yard or garden; it had wide pillared porches and “galleries,” showing southern antecedents; moreover, it had a cupola, giving date to the building, and proof of the continuing ambitions of the builders.
“The stately mansion was covered with heavy flowering vines, also with heavy mortgages. Mrs. Roscoe Warden and her four daughters reposed peacefully under the vines, while Roscoe Warden, Jr., struggled desperately under the mortgages.” -an excerpt
First published in the year 1922, the present book ‘What I Saw in America’ was written by famous English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist and journalist G. K. Chesterton. this book is a compilation of reflections of the author from his lecture tour to New York.
“What Is Man?”, published by Mark Twain in 1906, is a dialogue between a Young Man and an Old Man regarding the nature of man. The title refers to Psalm 8:4, which begins “what is man, that you are mindful of him…”. It involves ideas of determinism and free will, as well as of psychological egoism.
It was more than I could believe that Jesus was the only incarnate son of God, and that only he who believed in Him would have everlasting life. If God could have sons, all of us were His sons. If Jesus was like God, or God Himself, then all men were like God and could be God Himself. My reason was not ready to believe literally that Jesus by his death and by his blood redeemed the sins of the world.
The summer had been cool; but, as often happens after cool summers, the autumn proved unusually hot. It seemed as if the months had been playing a game, and had “changed places” all round; and as if September were determined to show that he knew how to make himself just as disagreeable as August, if only he chose to do so. All the last half of Cousin Helen’s stay, the weather was excessively sultry. She felt it very much, though the children did all they could to make her comfortable, with shaded rooms, and iced water, and fans. Every evening the boys would wheel her sofa out on the porch, in hopes of coolness; but it was of no use: the evenings were as warm as the days, and the yellow dust hanging in the air made the sunshine look thick and hot. A few bright leaves appeared on the trees, but they were wrinkled, and of an ugly color. Clover said she thought they had been boiled red like lobsters. Altogether, the month was a trying one, and the coming of October made little difference: still the dust continued, and the heat; and the wind, when it blew, had no refreshment in it, but seemed to have passed over some great furnace which had burned out of it all life and flavor.
The present novel ‘What Maisie Knew’ was written by the famous American-born British writer and philosopher Henry James, who was also brother of renowned psychologist William James. This classic fictional novel was first published in the year 1897. It tells the story of the sensitive daughter of divorced, irresponsible parents.
A book of modern social inquiry has a shape that is somewhat sharply defined. It begins as a rule with an analysis, with statistics, tables of population, decrease of crime among Congregationalists, growth of hysteria among policemen, and similar ascertained facts; it ends with a chapter that is generally called “The Remedy.” It is almost wholly due to this careful, solid, and scientific method that “The Remedy” is never found. For this scheme of medical question and answer is a blunder; the first great blunder of sociology. It is always called stating the disease before we find the cure. But it is the whole definition and dignity of man that in social matters we must actually find the cure before we find the disease.
रिश्ते फूलों की तरह खिलते हैं और महकते हैं; रिश्ते बादलों की तरह झूमते हैं और स्नेहसिक्त हो बरसते भी हैं। कभी-कभी यही रिश्ते हमारी जिंदगी में इंद्रधनुष के सातों रंगों की छटा बिखेर देते हैं तो अकसर यही हमारे इर्द-गिर्द भँवरे की गुंजन की तरह गुनगुनाते रहते हैं।
मित्रो! रिश्ते अनमोल होते हैं। कुछ रिश्ते हमें स्वत: ही प्राप्त होते हैं जबकि कुछ हम खुद अपनी रुचि और आदतों से मेल खाते लोगों के साथ बनाते हैं। रिश्ते प्रेम का पर्याय है और प्रेम उम्र, जाति, धर्म या किसी और तरह का बंधन नहीं मानता। ऐसा ही एक रिश्ता हमारा मोबाइल के साथ भी बन गया है। आज संचार क्रांति के साथ-साथ मोबाइल हम सभी के जीवन का अभिन्न अंग बन चुका है। हम सभी मोबाइल का प्रयोग करते हैं। तकनीक के क्षेत्र में हम नित नई ऊँचाइयाँ छू रहे हैं। आज प्राय: सभी व्हाट्सएप से परिचित हैं और अमूमन हम सभी इस एप का प्रयोग भी करते हैं। मित्रो! व्हाट्सएप पर की गई चैटिंग अकसर एक कहानी या संदेश छोड़ जाती है, यदि हम उसे पहचानने की कोशिश करें तो!
इस पुस्तक में व्हाट्सएप की उन्हीं चैटिंगों में से उभरती कहानी को आप सभी के सम्मुख लाने का प्रयास किया गया है। ये छोटी-छोटी कहानियाँ आपकी अपनी कहानियाँ हैं; आपके अपने रिश्तों की कहानियाँ हैं। इन कहानियों को पढ़ते हुए आप खुद को अपनों के करीब महसूस करेंगे।
हमें विश्वास है कि आप इन कहानियों की मिठास में डूब जाएँगे और उस मिठास को अपने दोस्तों और रिश्तेदारों के साथ भी साझा करेंगे।
First published in the year 1911, the present book ‘When God Laughs, and Other Stories’ is a collection of fictional short stories by one of the most famous writers of American English literature Jack London. These stories explores themes like the struggle for survival in the midst of hostile environments, human nature’s most elemental drives, and worker abuse in industrialized society.
Aroona Reejsinghani is a prolific writer. She has penned down more than 229 books on various subjects. Besides books she has written more than 50,000 articles. She won the first prize in All India Writing Competition when she was just ten. Her first book was published at the young age of eighteen.
She has been contributing regularly for columns in many newspapers and magazines.
She was editor-in-chief of ‘Cuisine Magazine’—India’s first magazine on foods. Subsequently she founded ‘Aroona’s World of Food’ and a tabloid ‘News Unlimited’.
In 1991 her name was entered in the Limca book of records. In 2007, she was conferred with the honourary doctorate of literature by World Academy of Arts and Culture Paris, recognized by UNESCO.
In 2008 she was honoured with the lifetime achievement award by ABI, USA.
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When Patty Went to College is a humorous novel about life in an all-girls’ college at the turn of the century. Patty is a happy, fun-loving prankster who defends the weak and uses her clever brain only when it suits her. The end of the novel sees her contemplating life outside of college, and wondering whether her misbehavior will stand her in good stead for it.
They were all at Charing Cross to see Lilia off—Philip, Harriet, Irma, Mrs. Herriton herself. Even Mrs. Theobald, squired by Mr. Kingcroft, had braved the journey from Yorkshire to bid her only daughter good-bye. Miss Abbott was likewise attended by numerous relatives, and the sight of so many people talking at once and saying such different things caused Lilia to break into ungovernable peals of laughter.
“Quite an ovation,” she cried, sprawling out of her first-class carriage. “They’ll take us for royalty. Oh, Mr. Kingcroft, get us foot-warmers.”
My present subject has grown up in a very congenial atmosphere. A number of sympathetic students, who learnt to appreciate my practical work, continued to draw from me some ideas partly practical, partly theoretical, on the subject which has always been a part religion with me, whether in my working or my dreaming moments—Art and its all-permeating influence over humanity in the social and spiritual conditions. I take it that Art permeates the entire body of humanity, from the flesh-devouring savage to the asphodel-adoring æsthetic, in a greater or lesser degree, according to the sanitary conditions of their lives; and as it permeates, so it brings us closer to what we regard as human perfection.
Padma Sachdev is the first woman poet of Dogri. The shortstories written by her depict the joy and sorrow, moods and misfortunes ofIndian womanhood. Even though the author isconscious of the social injustices heaped upon women, her woman characters mainta
Written with an engaging and flowy narrative, ‘Where the Pavement Ends’ is written by American author and screenwriter John Russell. It first got published in early 20th century. it have been adapted in films several times. A landmark for twentieth century drama.
When it was all over Mr. Sam came out to the spring-house to say good-by to me before he and Mrs. Sam left. I hated to see him go, after all we had been through together, and I suppose he saw it in my face, for he came over close and stood looking down at me, and smiling. “You saved us, Minnie,” he said, “and I needn’t tell you we’re grateful; but do you know what I think?” he asked, pointing his long forefinger at me. “I think you’ve enjoyed it even when you were suffering most. Red-haired women are born to intrigue, as the sparks fly upward.”
A favourite dodge to get your story read by the public is to assert that it is true, and then add that Truth is stranger than Fiction. I do not know if the yarn I am anxious for you to read is true; but the Spanish purser of the fruit steamer El Carrero swore to me by the shrine of Santa Guadalupe that he had the facts from the U. S. vice-consul at La Paz—a person who could not possibly have been cognizant of half of them.
It was a dreadful dismal night. Dark clouds were running from all directions to cover the sky and terrific sounds of Lightning were breaking the hearts of all when such it a started getting pains. Mr. Srivastava and the entire family became very nervous; the mother kept on telling her to take the pains down quietly and not to shout for she had produced seven children without a single shout. It was only in one difficult case the child would not come out despite taking severe pains. So, to take more pains down and that the child would come out safe, they dug a hole on the ground which used to be muddy and filled it with water. The mother SAT over the hole so that more force could be put down. Then the child fell in the waters from where it was soon picked up. Such was Dadi’s times. But nothing would console her as the pains became too severe for such it a to bear. Her cries became louder and louder. No rickshaw or tonga was available in such a nasty weather. So, Mr. Srivastava took his umbrella and started walking on the street. He took fast steps towards the doctor’s house and on reaching the place, he Rang up the door Bell. The doctor wondered who it could be on the streets in such a bad weather. She went to open the door and was surprised to see Mr. Srivastava. He told her of his plight and requested her to help him. Those were the days when one always stood for the other. She immediately took out her umbrella and walked out. On reaching his place, she could hear the loud cries of such it a from the stairs itself. It was a life without telephone, without mobile or without any such help of protection. —From this book.
It is modern wisdom for modern problems which is packed inside this book. If one has the clarity of concept, the age-old truths and scientific principles apply to modern age problems in a befitting manner. Each chapter is drawn from a different domain of life. There are tips for becoming a successful manager, leading a happy married life, health benefits of fasting, role of mind in curing diseases and the likes. Besides, challenges before all-inclusive Hindu Dharma, the needs of healthy society and power of feminine divine make it a universal handbook.
It explicates why faith is not only a material emotion and illogical argument but has a reason and revelation attached to it. This book asks us to wake up for the sake of our own happiness. So, come and know yourself, thus recreating happiness for yourself.
Goodness is all-inclusive and it needs to be spread. Why a worker bee works tirelessly with no individual benefit of its own. Its behaviour is for the greater being of the whole colony, similar is the behaviour of wasp and other such social insects. They inspire the bigger social animal ‘man’ to keep spreading goodness. And this ‘WOW’ (Whispers of Wisdom) goads us to do good, be good and speak good. Scattered here and there are power packed energy whispers with power to blast dormant minds and uplift the depressed spirits
Forgive, forget and move on. Many such mantras help us move forward in life and break our karmic cycle—liberating us from the knots, making us free.
A novel by American author Jack London, ‘White Fang’ was first published in Outing magazine in 1906. Much of White Fang is written from the viewpoint of the titular canine character, enabling London to explore how animals view their world and how they view humans. White Fang examines the violent world of wild animals and the equally violent world of humans. The book also explores complex themes including morality and redemption.
“White Nights” is a short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, originally published in 1848.
“It appeared to me,” said the mother, “that the old musket was not very willing to tell his story. He had a sort of old republican pride, and felt himself superior to the rest of the company in character and importance. When he had made himself heard in the world hitherto, it had always been by one short, but very decided and emphatic word; he despised any thing like a palaver; so he began very abruptly, and as if he had half a mind not to speak at all, because he could not speak in his own way.
“Oh, damn!” said Lord Peter Wimsey at Piccadilly Circus. “Hi, driver!”
The taxi man, irritated at receiving this appeal while negotiating the intricacies of turning into Lower Regent Street across the route of a 19 ’bus, a 38-B and a bicycle, bent an unwilling ear.
“I’ve left the catalogue behind,” said Lord Peter deprecatingly. “Uncommonly careless of me. D’you mind puttin’ back to where we came from?”
“To the Savile Club, sir?”
“No—110 Piccadilly—just beyond—thank you.”
“Thought you was in a hurry,” said the man, overcome with a sense of injury.
The publishers believe that a picture of life sketched by a master hand—somebody who stands in the world of crime as Edison does in his field or as Morgan and Rockefeller do in theirs—could not fail to be impressive and valuable and prove the oft repeated statement that crime does not pay.
It must be remembered that literary critics are men of intelligence who have read everything and damned most things. Very few indeed are the books which they allow to be worth the trouble that must have been taken to write them.
First published in the year 2000, the present book ‘The Mary Frances First Aid Book’ by Jane Eayre Fryer consists of ready references of ordinary accidents and illnesses with their cures and home remedies. The home remedies suggested in this book are approved by experts.
The present book ‘Wild Apples’ was written by famous American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian – Henry David Thoreau. It was first published in the year 1862.
A high, rocky shore of the lake of Lucerne opposite Schwytz.
The lake makes a bend into the land; a hut stands at a short
distance from the shore; the fisher boy is rowing about in his
boat. Beyond the lake are seen the green meadows, the hamlets,
and arms of Schwytz, lying in the clear sunshine. On the left
are observed the peaks of the Hacken, surrounded with clouds; to
the right, and in the remote distance, appear the Glaciers. The
Ranz des Vaches, and the tinkling of cattle-bells, continue for
some time after the rising of the curtain.
“I DESIRE this evening to give you some account of the life and labours of a very noble Englishman—William Harvey.
William Harvey was born in the year 1578, and as he lived until the year 1657, he very nearly attained the age of 80. He was the son of a small landowner in Kent, who was sufficiently wealthy to send this, his eldest son, to the University of Cambridge; while he embarked the others in mercantile pursuits, in which they all, as time passed on, attained riches.” -an excerpt
सदी के महान् नाटककार विलियम शेक्सपीयर का जन्म 26 अप्रैल, 1564 को इंग्लैंड में हुआ।
कुछ लोग मानते हैं किसान का बेटा किसान होता है, डॉक्टर का डॉक्टर और सैनिक का सैनिक आदि-आदि। लेकिन शेक्सपीयर के खानदान का लेखन से दूर-दूर तक कोई लेना-देना नहीं था। उनके पिता पेशे से किसान थे, लेकिन शेक्सपीयर को खेती-किसानी नहीं भाई; बल्कि बचपन में उन्होंने एक नाटक देखा और शायद तभी फैसला कर लिया कि वह भी नाटककार बनेंगे। उनका सपना वर्ष 1592 में साकार हुआ, जब वह लंदन में थिएटर से जुडे़ और जल्दी ही एक सफल अभिनेता व कलाकार के रूप में लोकप्रिय हो गए।
उन्होंने दुखांत, सुखांत, मजाकिया—हर तरह के नाटक किए। उनके प्रसिद्ध नाटकों में ‘द कॉमेडी ऑफ एरर’,‘ रोमियो एंड जूलियट’, ‘द मर्चेंट ऑफ वेनिस’, ‘एज यू लाइक इट’, ‘हैमलेट’, ‘जूलियस सीजर’ इत्यादि शामिल हैं।
आज लगभग 400 साल बाद भी उनके नाटकों के प्रति लोगों का जुनून बरकरार है। प्रस्तुत जीवनी उन्हीं महान् नाटककार के जीवन की घटनाओं से हमें परिचित कराती है।
This book was not written with the Intention of describing Shakespeare’s triumphant progress through the world, nor of telling the tale of his world-wide dominion. Its purpose was to declare and prove that Shakespeare is not thirty-six plays and a few poems Jumbled together and read pele-mele, but a man wno felt and thought, rejoiced and suffered, brooded, dreamed, and created. – Far too long has It been the custom to say, vv e know nothing about Shakespeare or, ‘ An octavo page would contain all our knowledge of him.’ Even Swinburne has written of the intangibility of his personality In his works.
In attempting to write a life of William the Conqueror, one is confronted, at the outset, by a question of considerable urgency. The mere details of the King’s history, if full discussion were given to all matters which have been the subjects of controversy, would far exceed the possible limits of a volume to be included in the series to which the present book belongs. On the other hand, a life of William the Conqueror which ignored the changes in constitutional organisation and social life which followed the events of 1066 would obviously be a very imperfect thing. Accordingly, I have reserved the last three chapters of the book for some examination of these questions; and I hope that the footnotes to the text may serve as, in some sort, a guide to the more difficult problems arising out of the Conqueror’s life and reign.