Tuesday, 22 July 2014

On Doing Nothing- by J.B.Priestley

On Doing Nothing”
On Doing Nothing” is an essay by J.B.Priestley debating over the idea of work and relaxation. He talks of the idea of unwinding oneself and the benefits we would enjoy from doing nothing. He, thus, stresses on the idea of doing nothing and spending time in leisurely activities which is as necessary and beneficial to human life as work. The life of man is fraught with work and all of us are involved in that rat race directly or indirectly. Such a life is necessary and can also make us prosperous. But it isn’t the be all and the end all of all matters. There, thus exists a world outside work-the world of leisurely activities and past times. We are all to spend sometimes consciously in such matters. Nature is beautiful and it, not only soothes the mind, but also a teacher and a nourisher. Nature only regains our mental health and achieves a position where we can work better and more efficiently.
            However, the irony is that not many people realize this value. They spend most of their lives at break-neck speed and pass away without even looking at nature. The author does not conform to such an idea of life. However, the author does not instruct us against work. Work is important and necessary and absolute, no work would only mean laziness couple with aimlessness. He only wants us to blend our work with the perfect mixture of rest and pastimes. These things done in moderation only helps us to perform better. Thus, we should make conscious efforts to enjoy nature and relax. It is only then, that, our lives become a complete circle.

            This is the reason why he enjoys his outing with his artist friend at Yorkshire Falls. Such communion with nature helps him to retain his sanity intact. On the other hand, he denounces the likes of Mr. Gordon Selfridge who curse the waste of time. Such people work only for profit motives and in reality miss out a considerable portion of life. The tragedy, however, is that many of us don’t’ even realize the value of past times. This makes the author suggest instances in our history, who would uphold the author’s notion of life and its’ value. Thus, William Wordsworth would only be happy to vouch for such a kind of life. Priestley goes on to say that a devil is usually busiest being and majority of the world’s fuss is created by overwork and impatience. A break from the usual, monotonous and humdrum affairs of life only helps us to avoid such irritation. In short, the author tries to hold before us a way of life and its’ intrinsic value. There is more to life than just working ceaselessly. Work and leisure, if blended properly not only helps us to go a long way, but also in a better and more fruitful way.




Monday, 21 July 2014

Effective Public Speaking-‘VIII’


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Name or the Event       
Effective Public Speaking-‘VIII
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Date             
14th July, 2014
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Time   
10:00 a.m to 3:30 pm
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Venue
Ashvinbhai A Patel Commerce College,Sec-23,Gandhinagar     

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No. of Participants       
30 students
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Name of Expert
Ms. Jinali Patel
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Content
·         Introduction
·         Building confidence and avoiding stage fright
·         Essential elements in Effective Public Speaking ( stress, rate of speaking, pitch of voice, pause before and after important words)
·         Six c’s of communication
·         How to present yourself before a crowd large or small
( non- verbal communication)
·         How to open a talk and close a talk
·         Impromptu speaking
·         Graceful speech.
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Conclusion
( Outcome of the workshop):

·         Increase confidence when speaking in public.
·         Greater ability to overcome anxiety and nerves when preparing for public speaking.
·         New techniques to enhance your own personal public speaking style
·         Greater awareness of your own non- verbal signal and how to interpret those of your audience

Friday, 18 July 2014

ACTIVITY ON PRESS REPORT WRITING


Students,
In last lecture, we have a group activity based on Report Writing.







Thursday, 10 July 2014

Shree Ramakrishna: Guruprunima - Special

My Dear Students,As our class is going to celebrate GuruPrunima tomorrow. Our class will celebrate guru Prunima on Shree Ramakrishna.For your preparation , I have shared  related information, facts, quotes and images.All the Best. 

Shree Ramakrishna



1.     Ramakrishna was born in a poor Brahmin Vaishnava family in rural Bengal.
2.     (18 February 1836 – 16 August 1886)
3.     He is also referred to as "Paramahamsa" by his devotees, as such he is popularly known as Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.
4.     Ramakrishna's birthday is observed on Phalgun Shukla Dwitiya as per Hindu lunar calendar.


5.     Prominent Disciple(s): Swami Vivekananda and others
6.     During his teen  age his family financial position was weak
Sarda Devi is wife of Ramakrishna
7.     Ramakrishna was 23 when he got married with Shri Sarda Devi.

8.     Ramakrishna died of cancer of the throat in 1886, leaving his wife Sarada Devi who was considered a saint in her own right to take charge of his disciples and carry on his message.










9.     Books on Ramakrishna:

·        The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna by Mahendranath Gupta

·        Ramakrishna the Great Master by Swami Saradanananda

·        The Great Swan: Meeting with Ramakrishna by Lex Hixon

·        Life of Ramakrishna by Romain Rolland

·        Ramakrishna and His Disciples by Christopher Isherwood


Quote:

10.                        God is in all men, but all men are not in God; that is why we suffer.
Ramakrishna
11.                        It is easy to talk on religion, but difficult to practice it.
12.                        Leave the I and reach to the God.



Link:    http://quotesmine.blogspot.in/2012/10/best-of-swami-ramakrishna-paramahansa.html
Link:    http://www.slideshare.net/drshama65/ramakrishna-paramahamsa-historyppt







Saturday, 5 July 2014

Sem- V- Class - D Time Table

Hello Students,

Here, I am uploading our class- Sem- V, Division- D Time Table.
It will follow from Monday- 7th July, 2014
Have a look.

courtesy - AAPCC