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What are the elements of Drama?

Literature springs from our inborn love of telling a story, of arranging words in pleasing patterns, of expressing in words some special aspect of our human experience. There are a number of different branches such as drama, poetry, the novel, the short story; all these are works of the imagination arising from man’s capacity for …

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Write a short note on Badal Sircar and the ‘Third Theatre’?

The “third theatre” is a mix of contemporary theatrical techniques and ancestral traditions. Through the will and desire necessary for these encounters to take place, the opening up of cultures is enabled. Numerous puppeteers have understood the theatrical gains to be made by regrouping expressive mediums and techniques from other performance arts, on the condition …

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Recall a time in your life when you were certain about something, but were later proved terribly wrong.

Sometimes, it happens in our life when we are sure about a certain thing to happen but are proved wrong because of the so-called ‘game changer’ or, destiny has something else stored in for us. I have always been scared of numbers and that precisely was the reason for my poor score in Mathematics. This …

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Elements of western culture have had a very influential role on cultures of the world. How are these elements different from those of Indian culture? What according to you, should we as Indians adopt from the west to make life more meaningful.

Elements of western culture have influenced the world by changing the total outlook of civilization. The impact of western culture is very deep and widespread in each and every sphere of life. Our food habits, dresses, entertainment etc., all are according to the western pattern. The rapid colonization of the world by the European powers …

Elements of western culture have had a very influential role on cultures of the world. How are these elements different from those of Indian culture? What according to you, should we as Indians adopt from the west to make life more meaningful. Read More »

Recall a remarkable event of social importance in your city or locality. Give a little of its background, the event as it occurred, and its impact on the lives of people.

I recall being rudely awakened one fine morning, by a loud announcement being made by a man moving in a rickshaw. Straining my ears, I realized that he was inviting the public to the inauguration of the City Hospital by the honourable Chief Minister of U.P. Mr. Yogi Adityanath. The inauguration was scheduled to take …

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India has always believed in the value of family. Discuss the changes, both good and bad, that have resulted from the break-up of the traditional Indian joint family.

‘Unity to strength’. This proverb implied perfectly on the joint families of India in the older days. But now in the 21st century, each family is self-sufficient, they need more money and freedom but not strength. Isn’t it true? In olden times, there used to be big ancestral Havelis where grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, cousins, …

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Imagine a situation in which a character from your favourite book comes alive. Write an imaginary account of a day spent with this character.

I had been reading late because I wanted to finish the thrilling Harry Potter novel. I must have fallen asleep with the book next to me because I woke up to loud noises outside. My mother was shouting at someone. I ran out in my night-dress to see my drawing room in shambles. A boy …

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You have lived in your ancestral house since birth. The house is to be sold so that flats may be built. Narrate the circumstances that led to this decision and describe your feelings about moving out of the house.

Once upon a time, we had an ancestral house in Agra, in the Taj Nagri. Ours was a joint family, my grandparents, my father and his five brothers, my three unmarried uncles, my aunties and my cousins all lived in a huge haveli. We were about fifty-five members including many children. The haveli had more …

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Write an original short story that begins with the words: “It was raining hard that night. In my hurry to get into the house I didn’t notice the black car parked across the road , I realised something was wrong when…..”

The Unknown Help It was raining hard that night. In a hurry to get into the house, I didn’t notice the black car parked across the road. I realised something was wrong when all of a sudden the car started honking continuously without a stop. I just turned to see who was there honking continuously? …

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Write an original short story that illustrates the truth of the statement, “One lie leads to another”.

A true person is always free of the burden that he does not lie. But a liar is a person who always hides his follies by starting up with a single lie that leads to another and keeps on multiplying endlessly like any parasite, like Bacteria or a cancer germ. I fail to understand why …

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