Describe a time when you got into trouble, either at school or at home
what it was
how you got into it
how you handled it
were you punished for it
and explain how you felt about it.
I have always been a mischievous kid during my school years. I have always been in and out of trouble during the school years for one thing or another. At times trouble came looking for me rather than me looking for it but, I guess that’s the beauty of school life, no matter how good or bad it was it always brings a smile on my face when, I think about it. I remember during Diwali days, I was caught lighting fireworks in the school that, I planned to light in the school toilet and all my teachers and the principal weren’t quite pleased about it.
I got suspended from school for a long while and even my parents were summoned to the school. The fact that, I was supposed to appear for my board examinations that year made matters even worse. I was kept under the radar and every now and then teachers will come up and check on me. I even had to go to the principal’s office a few times and my bags were checked almost on a daily basis. I was even told that, I won’t be allowed to give my board examinations. On the other hand, I did become very popular in school so not all went in vain. I got a lot of attention from school mates and became quite a famous name in the school premises because of my actions.
The consequences of my actions were pretty bad as the aftermath was a mental torture of sorts. My parents grounded me for a long time and I wasn’t allowed to go anywhere nor speak to anyone after the school hours. My cell phone and bike were taken off me and even the tutor from coaching classes came home to teach me. On the school front regular bag checks and constant surveillance from teachers were part of day to day activities. I was even made to sit through extra exams for me to get my ID card for board exams so yeah it was some big trouble that I got into.
The advent of mobile phone is a boon to our society. It has not only brought world closer but also has made technology available to a common man .Exchange of messages has become so easy that within no time one can convey information in the form of texts, pictures or videos.
Although, there are so many kinds of mobile sets available due to continuous up gradation of models and software, keeping my first phone with me as a remembrance really makes me feel happy. I still have my first phone which is Nokia 1100. I purchased it from Gaffar market in New Delhi. Though it is fifteen years old, I am still very possessive about it .I had purchased it out of my pocket money and I got it for Rs 5000. It’s a grey colored, small and trendy set. The phone has got basic features without a touch screen and the internet facility. I used it to make calls while on move and be in touch with my family and friends.
It is still functional and I sometimes use it, especially when I am travelling. It’s really convenient with an excellent battery backup and I need not care of recharging it time and again. The ring tones are of vintage style, which make me feel nostalgic and remind me of my young days. Its flash light is so powerful that there is no requirement of a torch in my house. The best part of this set is its simple operation and management. The set is so strong and sturdy that even if it falls down one need not worry about its malfunctioning. Moreover, even if there are some breakages the spares are very cheap.
It’s saddening that the set is losing its charm as there are so many new smart phones available. Nowadays, its spares are not available in open market and I have to order to the Nokia company for the replacement. Irrespective of this, I adore my Nokia 1100 and do not want to part away from it.
Many people believe that every individual is responsible for his/ her own healthy lifestyle. Others believe that governments should take care of it. Discuss both the views and give your own opinion.
Health has become a huge concern nowadays for individuals all over the globe. This is evident from a large number of people suffering from a variety of lifestyle diseases such as cancer, obesity, hypertension, diabetes and heart ailments. In these circumstances, whether the individuals themselves or the government should take the onus for their health has become a moot point. In my personal opinion, both personal discipline and the state facilities can turn the numbers around.
Some people opine that an individual himself is responsible for his dietary preferences and exercise regime. Both balanced diet and physical workouts actually determine whether a person is leading a healthy life or not. Moreover, in this fast paced world, maintaining constraint and discipline with regards to food and fitness is extremely difficult which can be achieved only with personal effort. Also, if a person remains motivated to keep distance from bad habits like smoking and drinking, he can lead a better life, physically and mentally as compared to smokers and alcoholics.
However, others assume that only the state intervention can help people live a healthy lifestyle. The reason for their belief is that awareness campaigns and facilities can be provided by government effort alone. The state can display billboards, print articles in newspapers and organize talks which help in creating awareness about the role of a healthy lifestyle in keeping the diseases at bay. Not only that, green areas like parks in cities and gymnasiums with minimal charges can motivate citizens to exercise on daily basis. Also, strict rules to ban smoking in public can save the nonsmokers from the ill effects of passive smoking.
All in all, both individuals themselves and the government can jointly work towards making the majority of people lead a healthy lifestyle. This is of paramount importance to not only keep the citizens disease free but also to increase their standard of living. (315 Words)
Talk about something you or someone you know collects.
what you or this person collects
how the collection is stored
how quickly the collection is growing
What kind of person would enjoy collecting that thing, and why?
Collecting items is considered to be a hobby by many and it takes a lot of knowledge and interests to collect something worthy. But, with time, it is becoming a diminishing hobby of sorts nowadays however, there are still many people who have kept this ritual alive. One such person that I know of is Mr Khan. He is a next door neighbour of mine and has worked with the Indian Navy. His voyages and expeditions have landed him in various remote corners of the globe. That’s how he developed this hobby of collecting coins.
He has special custom made boxes where he stores his collection. They are made of premium wood and have partitions inside it in order to store each coin individually. Along with these boxes he has a book in which he has gathered as much information about these coins as possible. The notes and his collection are very informative and they speak volumes about themselves. The most striking feature about his collections is that they are arranged according to the countries in an alphabetic order. So to procure information about any coin from any country is very easy.
It has slowed down over the course of past few years. It’s mostly due to the fact that he has retired now and wants to take things easy. Due to the health issues he is not able to travel that frequently however, he still has loads of tourists flocking his doors as his collection is quite famous and every now and then he will lay his hands on something worthy through them.
One needs a vast knowledge of history for collecting coins. Currencies have played vital roles in our knowledge of understanding past. It is a hobby that requires a lot of patience and at the same time it can be very rewarding too. Certain numismatist have amassed millions through their collections. They all have one thing in common which is their love for history.