Friday, 22 February 2019

Romeo and juliet by shakespear


This play by Shakespear is one of the most read and enacted plays despite it being a tragedy It centres around Romeo who comes from the family of  Montague and Juliet from the family of Capulet. There is enmity between the two families.

Romeo told by his friend Benvolio decides to go to a ball thrown by Lord Capulet . There he sees juliet and falls in love with her. Romeo steals into the garden and professes his love to Juliet who stands above her balcony.  The two lovers decide to get married in seceret. Later Romeo kills Tybalt who is a Capulet .

Romeo is banished by the prince from Verona . While Romeo is away, the Capulets unaware of the secret marriage try to marry off Juliet to Paris, a cousin to the Prince. Juliet arranges with Friar Laurence who married them secretly to devise a desperate plan to avoid her parent’s wishes. She obtains a drug that makes her seem dead for forty-two hoursFriar Laurence sends word to Romeo so that he can rescue her from her tomb. Unfortunately, Friar Laurence delays and word reaches Romeo that Juliet has died.

Romeo too takes poison and ends his life

It was among Shakespeare’s most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays.

In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare employs several dramatic techniques that have garnered praise from critics; most notably the abrupt shifts from comedy to tragedy.


Shakespearean language can be challenging to read, especially at first, and newcomers would do best with a well-annotated edition that explains difficult words and constructions. 









Saturday, 16 February 2019

Deki : The adventures of a dog and a boy in Tibet. george schaller



This story is set in the tibetan Platau. Karma is a boy , who is always getting scolded by his family. Many a times he is careless. One day his father sends him to guard their potato fields at night. Karma watches the stars more than the field. Thus many wild pigs come and rooted up many potatoes.

Once when we had taken the goats to graze a leopard came and killed the goat. Karma mother told him to leave the house since his father would be angry with him. So he left .

A Tibetan dog Deki with a “moon on her chest Deki loses his master and finds Karma wandering the tibetan plateau . Thus both began an adventure of danger and happiness. Thus a unique bond is formed between them.  In one adventure they guard a precious statue, with a vicious bandit at their heels. They have to go to  the fabled city of Shambhala.

Deki story carries the scent of blooming poppies and scurrying pikas, and of friends who leave without saying goodbye. This heart-warming story is a tale of friendship, loyalty and family. The illustrations by Gyurmey Dorjee bring alive the story and take readers into the white landscapes and tall mountains of the Himalayas.

George Schaller is an American biologist, conservationist and author. He has also written Golden Shadows, Flying Hooves, The Deer and the Tiger, Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe and The Serengeti Lion: A Study of Predator-Prey Relations.


Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The joys of Vegetarian Cooking byTarla Dalal



Tarla Dalal is a name famous with the vegetarian . She has many varieties of  vegetarian books .  The book is divided into11 parts.

Drinks at a party light up a party. There is a ginger ale fuzz .You just need ice cream and orange squash. To make this drink will  take a few seconds. There is fruit cup drink which is a light colourful drink.

Cocktail Snacks are the next section. Do sun kababs sound yummy, It only takes 15 mts to make them. Cheesy puffs will be a  hit with your friends. It just needs grated cooking cheese. Four to five  more recipes are given.

In winter soup will  provide warmth . Ever heard of fruit and nut soup. Well there is such a thing. The quick corn soup is for unexpected guests since it takes only 5 minutes to make this. There is the milanaise soup which is the vegetarian version of an italian soup. It has tulsi leaves in it.

Then is a salad section. Next come the Indian dishes .  If you enjoy coconut sauce there are couple of mouth-watering dishes. There is paneer makhana korma which can be made when you are short of vegetables.Then there is the corn spiced with coriander ,green chillis and tomato sauce.

In the rice section there is the rice and curry in a banana leaf . If you like a balanced meal there is the baked khichadi. Does baked green rice with spinach pakodas sound intersting. Well try it out if it does.

There is the table top cookery section which has flambe , Foundue among other recipes .There is a white sauce and Thousand island dressing Recipe.

The pictures will make your mouth water.This 200 delicious recipes book is a must for any home