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For a very long time, I want to visit Zoo. Last week on Sunday, my parents planned to go to Delhi Zoo. I was extremely happy. We reached just before the opening time of Zoo. My father bought tickets for all of us. Then we entered the zoo by the main gate.

There were multiple separate sections for animals and birds. There were deer, stags, blackbuck, fox, zebra, and giraffe. Some animals came to us in the hope of getting something to eat. We saw rhinos standing in the muddy water.

We moved to the next section in Zoo. There were wild animals like lions, panthers, tigers, leopards, and bears. We also saw a white tiger in a separate cage. Their cages were big enough to give them natural space like forests.

We saw black swans in the pond. In a separate pond, crocodiles were swimming. Nearby were the enclosures for snakes and python. Then we saw blue-yellow parrots with mostly blue top parts and yellow underparts. We saw the hippopotamus in the water with a crow on its back. Peacocks and elephants attracted a large gathering.

It was an amazing experience to see all those animals in real. I like to visit that place again if I will get the chance. Visiting the zoo not only educates us but also entertains us.

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12 राशियों के नाम और उनकी जन्मतिथि
EnglishHindiBirth DatesSymbol
AriesमेषMarch 21 – April 19Ram
TaurusवृषApril 20 – May 20Bull
GeminiमिथुनMay 21 – June 20Twins
Cancerकर्कJune 21 – July 22Crab
LeoसिंहJuly 23 – August 22Lion
Virgoकन्याAugust 23 – September 22Virgin
LibraतुलाSeptember 23 – October 22Scales
Scorpioवृश्चिकOctober 23 – November 21Scorpion
SagittariusधनुNovember 22 – December 21Archer
CapricornमकरDecember 22 – January 19Goat
AquariusकुंभJanuary 20 – February 18Water Bearer
PiscesमीनFebruary 19 – March 20Fishes

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There are so many fascinating ancient buildings in India which teach us and also amuse us. It increases our interest to know our history. Trips to historical places make students connect their classroom learning with the real world and it is one of the boredom busters. I am very fond of visiting historical buildings. So I made a plan to see The Taj.

We four friends visited The Taj Mahal last week by car. We drove from Delhi to Agra on Yamuna Expressway. On the way, we stopped for breakfast and at around 11 am we entered Agra. We parked our vehicle in eastern gate parking and took battery-operated auto-rickshaw to reach the monument’s entrance gate. On the gate, we purchased tickets and go through the security check.

On entering we found two lawns. In between, there was a long pathway to reach the main tomb. We walked along the pathway beside the reflecting pool with fountains. The Taj stands on a raised platform. On its four corners, there are four lofty minarets. The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna River in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal.

It is one of the UNESCO World heritage sites and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It looks very beautiful in the moonlight. People like to visit The Taj during full moon nights for making memories remarkable and everlasting. People from very far places come to see this most beautiful building.

After staying inside for a long time, we decided to leave. Trip to The Taj was totally worth, fun and educational. There are so many beautiful historical buildings in the world that I have not seen. But I wished to revisit it again.

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कीमती धातुओं और मणि पत्थरो के नाम 

Precious Metals
Goldसोना Sona
Silverचांदी Chaandee

Abaloneकनसीपी Kanaseepee
Agateसुलेमानी पत्थर Sulemaanee Patthar, गोमेद Gomed
Amethystजमुनिया रत्न Jamuniya Ratn
Aventurineरूद्राक्ष Roodraaksh
Berylफीरोज़ा Pheeroza
Blue Sapphireनीलम Neelam
Chrysoberyl Cat’s Eyeलहसुनिअ Lehsunia
Coralमूंगा Moonga
Diamondहीरा Heera
Emeraldपन्ना Panna
Garnetरक्तमणि Raktmani
Hessoniteगोमेध Gomedh
Ivoryहाथी दांत Haathee Daant
Jasperसूर्यकांत मणि Sooryakaant Mani
Moonstoneचंद्रमणि Chandramani
Nacreसीप Seep
Obsidianलावा काँच Lava Kanch
Opalदूधिया पत्थर Doodhiya Patthar
Pearlमोती Moti
Rubyलाल माणिक Lal maanik
Yellow Sapphire / Topazपुखराज Pukhraj
आभूषणों और गहनों के नाम
Hair and Head Ornaments
Crown (worn by Men) ताज और मुकुट Taaj or Mukut
Earringsकान की बाली Kaan Kee Baalee, झुमका Jhumaka 
Forehead ornamentमांग टीका Maang Tikka
Hairpinबाल के लिये कांटा Baal Ke Liye Kaanta 
Sarpechपगड़ी के ऊपर लगाई जाने वाली एक जड़ाऊ कलगी
Tiara (worn by Women) ताज और मुकुट Taaj or Mukut

Neck Ornaments
Chainकड़ी Kadi
Necklaceहार Haar, माला Mala
Pendantलटकन Latkan

Arms and Hands Ornaments
Armletबाज़ूबन्द Baazooband 
Banglesचूड़ियाँ Choodiyaan 
Braceletकंगन Kangan
Cuff linksमणिबन्ध Manibandh
Ringअंगूठी Angoothee

Body Ornaments
Belly or waist chainकमरबंद Kamarband
Brooch/Broachजड़ाऊ पिन Jadaoo Pin
Chatelaineएक हुक, या ब्रोच जिसे महिलाये कमर पर पहनती है

Feet Ornaments
Anklet or Ankle Bracelet पायल Payal
Toe Ringबिछिया और बिछुआ Bichhiya or Bichhuya

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"Affairs go on, and all will take some shape or other, but it keeps one in hot water all the time."

"All marriage is such a lottery - the happiness is always an exchange - though it may be a very happy one - still the poor woman is bodily and morally the husband's slave. That always sticks in my throat. When I think of a merry, happy, and free young girl - and look at the ailing aching state a young wife is generally doomed to - which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage."

"An ugly baby is a very nasty object - and the prettiest is frightful."

"Being pregnant is an occupational hazard of being a wife."

"His purity was too great, his aspiration too high for this poor, miserable world! His great soul is now only enjoying that for which it was worthy!

"I am most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of “Women’s Rights,” with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feelings and propriety. Feminists ought to get a good whipping. Were woman to “unsex” themselves by claiming equality with men, they would become the most hateful, heathen and disgusting of beings and would surely perish without male protection."

"I don't dislike babies, though I think very young ones rather disgusting."

"I feel sure that no girl would go to the altar if she knew all."

"I positively think that ladies who are always enceinte quite disgusting; it is more like a rabbit or guinea-pig than anything else and really it is not very nice."

"I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness."

"I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous."

"It is worth being shot at to see how much one is loved."

"It seems to me a defect in our much famed Constitution, to have to part with an admirable Govt like Ld Salisbury's for no question of any importance or any particular reason, merely on account of the number of votes."

"Since it has pleased Providence to place me in this station, I shall do my utmost to fulfil my duty towards my country."

"The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them."

"We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist."

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Nuclear plants produce energy in the form of heat by splitting uranium atoms. Which is further used to generate electricity with the help of a turbine generator. The energy produced by nuclear fission and nuclear fusion is clean energy because it does not emits pollutant gases like carbon, sulfur, nitrogen or other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

There are different purposes fulfill by nuclear energy. From agriculture production to generating electricity, from curing cancer to controlling pollution nuclear energy is utilized.

Nuclear energy is very useful for increasing agricultural production. Sterile insect technique (SIT) is an environment-friendly pest control method to sterile insects to suppress their population using radiation. It controls fruit flies and caterpillars. Fruit flies majorly harm fruits and vegetables and caterpillars moth damage food crops, forests, plants, fruits, and vegetables. This technique shows promising results with an increase in agricultural food. Food irradiation technology is used for preserving food.

Nuclear power plants produce electricity that gives electric power to lighten our homes, schools, hospitals, museums, buildings. Electricity does wonders for us in many ways because most of our daily activities like cooking food to working at the office depend on electricity.

Nuclear medicine uses radiation to identify the functioning of human organs like thyroid, bones, heart, liver and helps to treat them. Treatment of cancer is helpful using radiotherapy, in which radiation is used to destroy or weaken particular targeted cells. Radioisotopes used to sterilize and disinfect medical equipment.

Isotope hydrology techniques that use the radioactive isotopic technique to solve water problems by tracing surface and underground water resources. Nuclear techniques also play an important role in detecting and analyzing the pollutants from the atmosphere. Nuclear power is an important source of energy in outer space missions.

In my opinion, nuclear energy is a great source of clean energy which is helpful in mitigating global warming. But it can be hazardous if used for weapons and military purposes. In the future, it can replace the current energy-producing resources like coal and oil. But we also cannot ignore the deadly radioactive emission by nuclear power plants which require the strongest infrastructure and careful supervision to hold this power.

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"As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have least with are the greatest babblers."

"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet."

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

"Beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may."

"Courage is knowing what not to fear."

"For once touched by love, everyone becomes a poet."

"Friends have all things in common."

"I shall assume that your silence gives consent."

"Let every man remind their descendants that they also are soldiers who must not desert the ranks of their ancestors, or from cowardice fall behind."

"Life must be lived as play."

"Love is a serious mental disease."

"May I consider the wise man rich. As for gold, let me have as much as a moderate man could bear and carry with him."

"Neither family, nor privilege, nor wealth, nor anything but Love can light that beacon which a man must steer by when he sets out to live the better life."

"Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow."

"No one should be discouraged, Theaetetus, who can make constant progress, even though it be slow."

"Oh dear Pan and all the other Gods of this place, grant that I may be beautiful inside. Let all my external possessions be in friendly harmony with what is within."

"Only the dead have seen the end of war."

"The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings."

"The measure of a man is what he does with power."

"Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder."

"Your silence gives consent."

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"By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination."

"Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World."

"For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps. Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise."

"I have come to believe that this is a mighty continent which was hitherto unknown."

"I promise this, that if I am supported by our most invincible sovereigns with a little of their help, as much gold can be supplied as they will need, indeed as much of spices, of cotton, of mastic gum which is only found in Chios, also as much of aloes wood, and as many slaves for the navy, as their Majesties will wish to demand."

"I should be judged as a captain who went from Spain to the Indies to conquer a people numerous and warlike, whose manners and religion are very different from ours, who live in sierras and mountains, without fixed settlements, and where by divine will I have placed under the sovereignty of the King and Queen our Lords, an Other World, whereby Spain, which was reckoned poor, is become the richest of countries."

"I should not proceed by land to the East, as is customary, but by a Westerly route, in which direction we have hitherto no certain evidence that any one has gone."

"It is easy to discover what another has discovered before."

"No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service."

"Riches don’t make a man rich, they only make him busier."

"The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home."

"These people are very unskilled in arms....with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished."

"Thus God gives victory to those who follow His way over apparent impossibilities."

"Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood. When there are such lands there should be profitable things without number."

"Your Highnesses have an Other World here, by which our holy faith can be so greatly advanced and from which such great wealth can be drawn."

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"War is never a lasting solution for any problem." - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Men are fighting wars for centuries and also managed to increase their knowledge in this field. Men have upgraded their weapons from stones to nuclear bombs. Now men have power like Gods. This power is so immense that it always causes destruction in the world in the form of wars. Today, countries spend the largest percentage of its GDP on its military. Although, this money could be used for the welfare of society and the development of the country.

In older times, war causes death only to people who were fighting in the field. But Modern wars destroy the life of civilians as well. During wars schools, colleges, factories, malls, cinema houses, and any other public places remain close. Civilians get killed by crossfire. Attacks by artillery fire and dropping bombs from aircraft destroy villages, towns, public buildings, hospitals, railway stations, museums, mills, etc.

During wars, the economy of the countries goes down. It takes too much time to recover back from economic loss. The rise of commodity prices makes life difficult for poor people. Hunger makes people forget love and sympathy and they kill each other for survival at any cost.

With the help of science, men have invented horrible weapons like nuclear weapons, atom bombs, hydrogen bombs, missiles, submarines, tanks, poisonous gases, chemical weapons, bomber airplanes, rockets, battleships, etc. Because of these weapons, numerous lives have been lost during world wars, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Syrian civil war, Darfur war, Iraq war, Afghanistan war, the war against Boko Haram, Yemeni civil war, the war in Donbas, etc. Many countries like the USA, China, Russia, India, France, Israel, Pakistan, North Korea have nuclear bombs that can end the human race within seconds.

Greed for power has no end; it will not even end once you have everything. Some profligate politicians, certain countries and terrorist groups dominate others using terror as a weapon. Many innocent lives have to suffer either death or misery. The United Nations founded in 1945 with the aim of maintaining international peace and security. Every year, the General Assembly of the United Nations covers international issues on development, peace, and security.

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A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It's my favorite part of the business, live concerts.

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.

I just know that, right now, the biggest record selling business there is rock and roll.

I like Brando's acting… and James Dean… and Richard Widmark. Quite a few of 'em I like.

I never expected to be anybody important.

I'm never going to sing another song I don't believe in. I'm never going to make another picture I don't believe in.

I'm so nervous. I've always been nervous, ever since I was a kid.

I'm strictly for Stevenson. I don't dig the intellectual bit, but I'm telling you, man, he knows the most.

It just happened. I like to sing, and well, I just started singing and folks just started listening. I can't tell folks that I worked and learned and studied, and overcame disappointments, because I didn't.

Man, I was tame compared to what they do now. Are you kidding? I didn't do anything but just jiggle.

Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.

Rock and roll is a music, and why should a music contribute to juvenile delinquency? If people are going to be juvenile delinquents, they're going to be delinquents if they hear Mother Goose rhymes.

Since the beginning, it was just the same. The only difference, the crowds are bigger now.

The colored folks been singing it and playing it just like I'm doin' now, man, for more years than I know. I got it from them.

The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death. I really didn't know what all the yelling was about.

The image is one thing and the human being is another. it's very hard to live up to an image.

There is a season for everything, patience will reward you and reveal all answers to your questions.

To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave.

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.

Until we meet again, may God bless you as he has blessed me.

When I was a child, ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book. I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream I ever dreamed, has come true a hundred times.

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"All my life I have had a certain idea of France."

"At the root of our civilization, there is the freedom of each person of thought, of belief, of opinion, of work, of leisure."

"Character is the virtue of hard times."

"Difficulty attracts a man of character, for it is by embracing it that he fulfils himself."

"France cannot be France without greatness."

"France has lost a battle, but France has not lost the war."

"France has no friends, only interests."

"France was built with swords. The fleur-de-lis, symbol of national unity, is only the image of a spear with three pikes."

"How can you govern a country that has two hundred and forty-six varieties of cheese?"

"I am a man who belongs to no-one and who belongs to everyone."

"I am not ill. But do not worry, one day, I will certainly die."

"I have understood you!

"It is better to have a bad method than to have none."

"Let us be firm, pure and faithful; at the end of our sorrow, there is the greatest glory of the world, that of the men who did not give in."

"Long live Montreal, Long live Quebec! Long live Free Quebec!"

"Men can have friends, statesmen cannot."

"No policy is worth anything outside of reality."

"Nothing builds authority up like silence, splendor of the strong and shelter of the weak."

"Now she is like everyone else."

"Of course one can jump up and down yelling Europe ! Europe ! Europe ! But it amounts to nothing and it means nothing."

"Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first."

"Politics, when it is an art and a service, not an exploitation, is about acting for an ideal through realities."

"The cabinet has no propositions to make, but orders to give."

"The desire of privilege and the taste of equality are the dominant and contradictory passions of the French of all times."

"The leader is always alone before bad fates."

"The sword is the axis of the world and grandeur cannot be divided."

"Why do you think that at 67 I would start a career as a dictator?"

"Yes, it is Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals, it is Europe, it is the whole of Europe, that will decide the fate of the world."

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Executive Engineer, 

Respected Sir, 

I would like to bring your kind attention to the frequent breakdown of water supply in our locality. In spite of several reminders to the municipality, there is no change in the water supply system. It is the same as it was in the beginning.

Our locality is facing a severe scarcity of water. Water is turned on in the pipes only for a few hours and that too irregularly every day. The time of the supply is not fixed. The supply is broken down at any time. On account of an acute shortage of water, the people pine for water for drinking and taking a bath.

I hope you would look into the matter seriously and take steps to redress our grievances caused by the scarcity of water. The residents of the locality will feel highly obliged to you for this. 

Thanking you, 

Yours sincerely, 
your name 
your address 
Dated: February 15, 2020

Note: "pine for" is a Phrasal verb which means you want something that you do not have.

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Official Letters:
1. Letter to the Chairman of municipality complaining of the poor sanitary condition of the locality
2. Letter to Principal regarding relief from exam duty during pregnancy
3. Letter to Sub-Divisional Officer, Telephones regarding frequent telephone disorders
4. Letter of complaint to the Additional District Magistrate of your district regarding scarcity of sugar and kerosene oil at the fair price shop
5. Letter to the Postmaster complaining against the irregular delivery of the letters
6. Letter to the Editor of a Newspaper, about frequent breakdown of electricity in your locality
7. Letter to the Editor of a Newspaper, about frequent breakdown of water supply in your locality
8. An application to the Principal of your school requesting him to grant you full fee concession
9. An application to the District Supply Officer of your district requesting him for the issue of a permit of sugar for the marriage of your sister
10. Letter to the Principal of a local college requesting him to arrange a cricket match between his college and yours

Personal Letters:
1. Letter from a son to father asking for money for the purchase of some books.
2. Letter to your friend congratulating him on his success in the examination.
3. Letter to your younger brother advising him to work hard and not to neglect his studies.
4. Letter of condolence to a friend on the death of his father.
5. Letter to your friend who is a bookworm and advising him to take part in the games.
6. Letter to your friend, describing a fair that you attended.
7. Letter expressing sorrow and giving sympathy to your friend, who has failed in the examination
8. Letter to your father informing him of your progress in your class and in extra-curricular activities of the school
9. Letter to your friend inviting him to attend your sister's marriage
10. Letter from a mother to her son advising him to maintain his health properly
11. Letter to your friend who has been injured in an accident expressing him your sorrow and sympathy
12. Letter to your friend describing the annual function held in your college
13. Letter to your friend about your favourite game/sport
14. Letter of sympathy and offer of help in a case of illness to your friend
15. Letter to your friend asking him to spend his summer vacation with you
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"Electricity can transform people's lives, not just economically but also socially." - Piyush Goyal

Electricity is an important part of the modern age. Today most of our life is dependent on things which run by electricity. People use electricity for lighting, phones, computers, television, cinema, heating, cooling, transportation, home appliances, machinery in industries and many more places. Electricity has brought great happiness and prosperity to human beings. It is really a boon to humanity.

Electricity is used to charge smartphones, laptops. This helps us to connect through sending and receiving messages, voice and video calling all over the world in no time. Today Electricity is used to run trains, metro, buses, cars and all other kinds of vehicles.

In domestic life, electricity is a boon. It is used to light our houses, microwaves and ovens cook our food, electric Induction and kettle boil our milk and water, washing machine washes our clothes, dishwasher washes our utensils, air conditioners cool our rooms and shops, electric heaters heat our rooms and shops and electricity performs many endless jobs.

Electricity provides great sources of amusement. It provides us entertainment through radio, television, cinema and amusement parks. Through the radio, we can hear songs, stories, dialogues, speeches, and news. Television enables us not only to hear but also to see the face of the singer or the speaker. Cinema has become the cheapest means of recreation. We enjoy rides and games in amusement parks. Disneyland and Universal Studios are famous amusement parks, known worldwide.

In the medical field, electricity plays a revolutionary role. It is due to the electricity that new discoveries and inventions have been made in this field. It helps in curing many diseases. It is very useful in the treatment of cancer. X-ray and ECG are boons of electricity. X-ray helps in tracing out internal diseases and the fracture of bones. ECG is used to detect heart-related diseases.

Electricity has proved itself of great use in our industrial development. It runs huge and heavy machines in mills and factories. Big canals and wells can be dug with the help of electricity. We use the tube wells for irrigation of dry and barren lands. Electric tools can make bridges and change the courses of rivers.

Electric power has helped a lot in spreading knowledge. Printing machines run on electric power that helps to print newspapers, magazines, and books. With the help of computers, a person can now study and work online by staying at home.

Thus we see that we are dependent on electricity for most of our daily activities. There is no field of life which does not bear the stamp of electricity. It is, in fact, the brightest feather in the cup of science. So we should not waste electricity. It is a powerful source of energy which can harm us so we should follow safety measures to use it.

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