August 2016
English NameHindi Name
Asafoetidaहींग hiṃg (hing)
Black Cardamomकाली इलायची Kali Elaichi
Black Cuminशाही जीरा Shahi Jeera
Black Pepper / Peppercornsकाली मिर्च Kali Mirch
Black Saltकाला नमक Kala Namak
Brown mustard Seedराई Rai
Carom / thymol seedअज़वाइन Ajwain
Celery / Radhuni Seedअज्मोदा Ajmoda
Charoliचिरोंजी Chironji
Cinnamonदालचीनी Dalchini
Clovesलौंग Laung
Coriander Powderधनिया पाउडर / पिसा धनिया Dhania Powder / Pisa Dhania
Coriander Seedधनिया Dhania
Cumin Seedज़ीरा Jeera
Curry Tree or Sweet Neem Leafकरीपत्ता / कढ़ीपत्ता Karipatta
Dried Gingerसोंठ Sonth
Fennel seedसुव्वा/शोप Suwa / Shopa
Fenugreek Leafकसूरी मेथी Kasoori Methi, Dried
Fenugreek Leafमेथी पत्ता Methi Leaves
Fenugreek Seedमेथी दाना Methi Seeds
Garam Masalaगरम मसाला Garam Masala
Garlicलहसुन Lehsun
Gingerअदरक Adrak
Green Chili हरी मिर्च Hari Mirch
Green Cardamomछोटी इलाइची Chhoti Elaichi
Holy Basilतुलसी Tulsi
Indian Bay Leaf, Bay Leafतेज पत्ता Tej Patta
Indian Gooseberryआँवला Amla
Maceजावित्री Javitri
Mintपुदीना Pudina
Mustard Seedसरसों Sarson
Nigella Seedकलोंजी Kalonji
Nutmegजैफल Jaiphal
Pomegranate Seedअनारदाना Anardana
Poppy Seedखस-खस Khus Khus
Red Chilliलाल मिर्च Lal Mirch
Red Chilli Wholeसाबुत लाल मिर्च Lal Mirch Sabut
Saffronकेसर Kesar
Saltनमक Namak
Sesame Seedतिल Til
Sour Dried Mango Powderआमचूर Aamchur Powder
Tamarindइमली Imli
Turmericहल्दी Haldi
White Pepperसफ़ेद मिर्च Safed Mirch



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"A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner."

"A good name is like a precious ointment; it filleth all around about, and will not easily away; for the odors of ointments are more durable than those of flowers."

"A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion."


"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom."

"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."

"Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read."

"Boldness is ever blind; for it seeth not dangers and inconveniences."

"Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books."

"But men must know that in this theater of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on."

"Certainly, it is heaven upon earth, to have a man's mind move in charity, rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth."

"Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends."

"Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable."

"Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home."

"Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason."

"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed it is the purest of human pleasures."

"God has, in fact, written two books, not just one. Of course, we are all familiar with the first book he wrote, namely Scripture. But he has written a second book called creation."

"Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper."

"Hurl your calumnies boldly; something is sure to stick."

"If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world."

"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties."

"If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics."

"If we are to achieve things never before accomplished we must employ methods never before attempted."

"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is."

"In charity there is no excess."

"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present."

"In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior."

"It is a strange desire, to seek power and to lose liberty."

"It is impossible to love and be wise."

"It is not possible to run a course aright when the goal itself has not been rightly placed."

"It is true that may hold in these things, which is the general root of superstition; namely, that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other."

"Knowledge is power."

"Knowledge itself is power."

"Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true."

"Money is a great servant but a bad master."

"Money is like muck, not good except it be spread."

"Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished."

"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."

"No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth."

"Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise."

"Nothing is terrible except fear itself."

"Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it."

"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider."

"Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man."

"Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out."

"Riches are a good handmaid, but the worst mistress."

"Riches are for spending."

"Seek first the virtues of the mind; and other things either will come, or will not be wanted."

"Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God."

"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested."

"The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express."

"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery."

"The joys of parents are secret; and so are their grief and fears."

"The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it."

"The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power."

"The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses."

"There are two ways of spreading light..to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."

"There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise."

"There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying."

"There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious."

"They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea."

"Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out."

"Truth will sooner come out from error than from confusion."

"Vindictive persons live the life of witches; who, as they are mischievous, so end they infortunate."

"We cannot command Nature except by obeying her."

"When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative."

"Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul."

"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses."

"Wonder is the seed of knowledge."

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It is said that day-by-day people’s lives are becoming increasingly stressful. What are the reasons behind that? Can yoga solve this problem?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.



Today, the human lifestyle has been changing tremendously. There are many things introduced with technological advancement to easy our day to day activities. This technological advancement has definitely improved our performances but also is leading us to an unhealthy lifestyle. So there is a need for introducing something into our daily routines to keep ourselves fit and healthy. Yoga is one of the major necessities for our generation to remain disease free.

Yoga is believed to be started by Lord Shiva as a means to merge in the universal power. Times to time many new things have been introduced to diversify its implications. Presently it has very little relevance in the attainment of eternal peace however it is considered and proved to be beneficial to keep physically fit.

There are several benefits of yoga and the most important of it is to keep oneself stress-free. Today, we are dealing with lots of problems at several levels for an instance stress of work, personal life hurdles and responsibilities towards our kith and kin. To cope up with all these problems and remain physically and psychologically fit is the biggest challenge for each one of us.

In conclusion, it cannot be denied that today the stressful living is a part of our life but yoga has its vast implication to overcome from unexpected stress and work pressure and elevate us to rejuvenate ourselves.

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"Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed."

"Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed."

"Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy."


"No clap of thunder in a fair frosty day could astonish the world more than England's declaration of war against Holland in 1672."

"No one ever was a great poet, that applied himself much to anything else."

"The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies."

"The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit."

"There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others."

"When all is done, human life is, at the greatest, and the best, but like a froward child, that must be played with and humored a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep, and then the care is over."

"When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't, they don't."

"Who ever converses among old books will be hard to please among the new."

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Speak about a teacher who has influenced you and your education.
  • Who is the teacher?
  • Where did you meet him/her?
  • What did s/he teach?
  • What was special about him/her?
  • Explain why has this teacher influenced you so much?


Teachers play the most important role in the education system. They form the foundation of an individual’s learning sources and knowledge. There were several teachers in my school but I would like to speak about a teacher who influenced me the most. Her name is Mrs. Manveer Kaur.

She was an M.A. in English literature. She used to teach me English in class 9th and 10th. She believed in simple living and high thinking. She had a thorough knowledge of her subject. Her method of teaching influenced me a lot. Every student of the school had high regard for her.

Her personality was charming. She was a woman of strong character. I was highly impressed by her personality at that time. She was full of humour & fun. She was good-natured soft-spoken. I felt like she not only taught us the subject but also motivated us for the overall development.

Recently, I met her at the party and found her dynamic and energetic as usual. I was so much impressed by her teaching skill that’s why; I took up teaching as a profession. Now, I aim to establish myself as a clone in her skills.

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"A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring."

"A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday."

"A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left."


"Absent or dead, still let a friend be dear."

"At every word a reputation dies."

"Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside."

"Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul."

"Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed."

"Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul."

"Fools rush in where angels fear to tread."

"For he lives twice who can at once employ, The present well, and e'en the past enjoy."

"For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight; His can't be wrong whose life is in the right."

"Happy the man whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air In his own ground."

"Health consists with temperance alone."

"Heav'n, as its purest gold, by tortures try'd; The saint sustain'd it, but the woman died."

"Here am I, dying of a hundred good symptoms."

"Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends."

"Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies."

"How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d."

"How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!"

"How vast a memory has Love!"

"I am his Highness' dog at Kew; Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?"

"I believe no one qualification is so likely to make a good writer, as the power of rejecting his own thoughts."

"I think a good deal may be said to extenuate the fault of bad Poets."

"I think it was a generous thought, and one that fow'd from an exalted mind, that it was not improbable but God might be delighted with the various methods of worshipping him, which divided the whole world."

"If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you'll forget 'em all."

"Let spades be trumps! she said, and trumps they were."

"Let such, such only tread this sacred floor, Who dare to love their country and be poor."

"Lo these were they, whose souls the Furies steel'd, And curs'd with hearts unknowing how to yield."

"Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night: God said, "Let Newton be!" and all was light."

"Nor Fame I slight, nor for her favors call; She comes unlooked for, if she comes at all."

"Party is the madness of many, for the gain of a few."

"Say, is not absence death to those who love?"

"So perish all, whose breast ne'er learn'd to glow For others' good, or melt at others' woe."

"Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon."

"Teach me to feel another's woe, To right the fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me."

"The proper study of Mankind is Man."

"Thus let me live, unseen, unknown; Thus unlamented let me die; Steal from the world, and not a stone Tell where I lie."

"To be angry, is to revenge the fault of others upon ourselves."

"To err is human, to forgive divine."

"True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance."

"Unblemish'd let me live, or die unknown; O grant an honest fame, or grant me none!"

"Vital spark of heav'nly flame! Quit, oh quit, this mortal frame:"

"What dire offence from amorous causes springs, What mighty contests rise from trivial things!"

"Ye Gods! annihilate but space and time, And make two lovers happy."

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English NameHindi Name
Blue water lilyनीलकमल Neelkamal
Chrysanthemumगुलदाउदी Guldaudi
Daffodilपीला नर्गिस Peela Nargis
Dahaliaडहेलिया Dahalia
Daisyगुलबहार Gulbahar
Giant Taroमनकंदा Mankanda
Hibiscusगुड़हल Gudhal
Jasmineचमेली Chameli
Lotusकमल Kamal
Magnoliaचम्पा Champa
Marigoldगेंदा Gainda
Oleanderकनेर Kaner
Queen Crape Myrtleजरुल Jarul
Roseगुलाब Gulab
Sunflowerसूरजमुखी Surajmukhi
Tulipनलिनी Nalini



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"A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life."

"A mind not to be changed by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n."

"Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship."


"Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven."

"Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung."

"Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity."

"Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself."

"For liberty hath a sharp and double edge, fit only to be handled by just and virtuous men."

"For such kind of borrowing as this, if it be not bettered by the borrower, among good authors is accounted Plagiarè."

"For what can war, but endless war, still breed?"

"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties."

"Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world."

"He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts "Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon."

"He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well."

"He who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself."

"He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king."

"I neither oblige the belief of other person, nor over hastily subscribe mine own."

"Men of most renowned virtue have sometimes by transgressing most truly kept the law."

"New Presbyter is but Old Priest writ Large."

"No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free."

"None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license."

"Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right."

"Peace hath her victories No less renowned than war."

"That good men may enjoy the freedom which they merit, and the bad the curb which they need."

"The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven."

"The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller."

"The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby."

"They also serve who only stand and wait."

"They who have put out the people’s eyes, reproach them of their blindness."

"Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness."

"To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable."

"True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves."

"Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward touch as the sunbeam."

"Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth."

"When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for."

"Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills reason its self."

"Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe."

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"Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company."

"At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence. "Cast down your bucket where you are."

"Character is power."

"Character, not circumstances, makes the man."


"Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top."

"Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way."

"Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him."

"I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed."

"I think I have learned that the best way to lift one's self up is to help someone else."

"I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him."

"I would permit no man, no matter what his colour might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him."

"If you can't read, it's going to be hard to realize dreams."

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."

"In any country, regardless of what its laws say, wherever people act upon the idea that the disadvantage of one man is the good of another, there slavery exists. Wherever, in any country the whole people feel that the happiness of all is dependent upon the happiness of the weakest, there freedom exists."

"Men may make laws to hinder and fetter the ballot, but men cannot make laws that will bind or retard the growth of manhood."

"My whole life has largely been one of surprises."

"No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts."

"No man who continues to add something to the material, intellectual, and moral well-being of the place in which he lives is long left without proper reward."

"No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem."

"Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work."

"Of all forms of slavery there is none that is so harmful and degrading as that form of slavery which tempts one human being to hate another by reason of his race or color."

"One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him."

"Progress, progress is the law of nature; under God it shall be our eternal guiding star."

"Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the everyday things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon."

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome."

"The individual who can do something that the world wants done will, in the end, make his way regardless of his race."

"The world cares very little what you or I know, but it does care a great deal about what you or I do."

"There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up."

"There is no escape — man drags man down, or man lifts man up."

"There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life."

"To hold a man down, you have to stay down with him."

"We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers."

"We must reinforce argument with results."

"You can't hold a man down without staying down with him."

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English NameHindi Name
Amaranthचौली Chauli, चवलेरी साग Chavleri Sag
Aubergine, Eggplant,
Brinjal
बैंगन Baingan
Basilतुलसी Tulsi
Beetrootचकुंदर Chakundar
Bitter melon, Bitter gourdकरेला Karela
Black-eyed peaलोबिया Lobia
Broad Beansसेम Sem
Broccoliहरी फूल गोभी Hari Phul Gobhi
Brussels sproutछोटी पत्ता गोभी Choti Patta Gobhi
Cabbageपत्ता गोभी Patta Gobhi, बंद गोभी Band Gobhi
Calabash, Bottle gourdलौकी Louki, घिया Ghiya
Capsicum, Bell Pepper,
Chili pepper
शिमला मिर्च Shimla Mirch
Carrotगाजर Gajar
Cauliflowerफूल गोभी Phul Gobhi
Celery, parsleyअजमोदा Ajmoda
Chickpeas, Garbanzos
or Ceci beans
चना Chana
Corianderधनिया Dhania
Corn, Maizeमक्का Makka
Cucumberखीरा Kheera, ककड़ी Kakadi
Curry Leafकड़ी पत्ता Kadi Patta
Drumstickसैजन फली Saijan Phalli
Garlicलहसुन Lehsun
Gingerअदरक Adrak
Green Chiliहरी मिर्च Hari Mirch
Ivy gourdकुंदरू Kundru
Jackfruitकटहल Kathal
Kohlrabi, Turnipशलजम Shaljam
Lady Finger, Okraभिन्डी Bhindi
Lentil, pulseदाल Daal
Lettuceसलाद पत्ता Salaad Patta
Lotus stem, Lotus rootभेइन Bhein, कमल ककड़ी Kamal Kakri
Mintपुदीना Pudina
Mushroomकुम्भी Kumbi
Mustard Greensसरसों पत्ता Sarasan patta
Onionप्याज Pyaaj
Peasमटर Mattar
Pointed Gourdपरवल Parval
Potatoआलू Aalu
Pumpkinकद्दू Kaddu
Radishमूली Muli
Red Chiliलाल मिर्च Lal Mirch
Round gourd टिंडा Tinda
Spinachपालक Palak
Spring onion, Green onion हरा प्याज Hara Pyaaj
Sweet Potatoशकरकन्दी Shakarkandi
Taroअरबी Arbi
Tomatoटमाटर Tamatar
Winter melon, Ash gourd,
White gourd
पेठा Petha
Yamज़िमीकंद Jimikand
Zucchini, Ridged Gourdतुरई Turee