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Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!

Richard P. Feynman, USA (1918-1988) SUMMARY : When Mr Feynman committed a social error during a tea party organised by the Dean of his college, then after he learned to behave correctly in a social gathering. In the beginning, he used to sit only with groups of physics but when he started sitting with a group of other disciplines like zoology, and biology, then, he became the top student in the college. This essay tries to say that lot of fun, different kinds of interests in different disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches are the key to successful learning. This essay recounts Feynman's life through his childhood education. He appears as confident, interesting and inspiring. He discovers that he is a great artist, musician, scientist and critic, too.  The essay talks about the importance of a sociocultural environment that directly influences learning. People who are talented and genuine can adjust to any corner of the world by exploring and using their knowledge. The essay


Linda Pastan, USA (1932) Word-Meaning: a Rembrandit painting: एक किसिमको पेंटिंग  burdens of responsibility: जिम्बेवारिको भार  canvas: पेन्टिंग गर्ने स्क्रीन  eschew: कुनै चिज त्याग्ने वा त्यसबाट टाढा रहने  ethics: मानिसको व्यवहारलाई प्रवाहित पार्ने वा नियन्त्रण गर्ने नैतिक सिद्धान्तहरु/ नैतिक सिद्धान्तसंग सम्बन्धित दर्शनशास्त्रको एक अंक    every fall - every autumn: प्रत्येक हिउद, जाडो मौसम  half - heartedly: प्रयास वा उत्तेजना/चाखहिन असजिलो महसुस हुने  radiant elements: चम्किला/ज्वज्वलमान तत्वहरु  POEM In ethics class so many years ago our teacher asked this question every fall: If there were a fire in a museum, which would you save, a Rembrandt painting or an old woman who hadn’t many years left anyhow?  Restless on hard chairs caring little for pictures or old age we’d opt one year for life, the next for art and always half-heartedly.  Sometimes the woman borrowed my grandmother’s face leaving her usual kitchen to wander some drafty, half-imagined museum. One year,


Carl G. Hempel, Germany (1905-1997) Carl Gustav Hempel brought our attention to 19th-century Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis and his investigations in the  systematic discovery of the solution to a scientific problem .  In this essay,  Hempel talks about the important aspects of scientific inquiry. A scientific inquiry carries on several assumptions and testing to get to the invention of scientific discovery. The formulation of scientific discovery often involves formulating hypotheses, testing predictions and an interdisciplinary search in the real world. The writer tries to say that one should formulate a good hypothesis, test the possible conditions and reach the conclusion. One should observe the situation minutely then after understanding the problems we can formulate the hypothesis.  To elaborate on his theory, Hempel talks about the research conducted by Ignaz Semmelweis who discovers the main cause of the death of a large number of women who delivered babies in the


Siddhicharan Shrestha, Nepal (1912-1992) Poem: I don't have time, Death, do not call me, I don’t have time to mop up the blood from a broken head. Lady, do not detain my advancing feet, I have no time for your blandishments. The people of my country have canceled their meals, and are struggling: look! Shidhhicharan was born on Jestha 9, 1969 BS in Okhaldunga Bazar of Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal. Siddhi was married to Mishree Devi Shrestha. They had nine children. Their eldest son, Viswa Charan Shrestha, died at the age of four. Siddhi wrote poem "Viswa Betha" in his son's memory. Siddhicharan Shrestha is honored as "Yuga Kavi", meaning - "Poet of the Era". Siddhicharan wrote many poems. He wrote both in Nepali and Newari. He also wrote a religious poem “Devighat”. “Mero Pyaro Okhaldhunga” is the most famous poem by him.  Siddhicharan Shrestha started writing poetry from around 1930. Early in life, he worked as editor of Sharada and Gorkha


V.S. Ramachandran, India (1951-) In The Making of a Scientist , the writer presents his own experience of becoming a scientist. He is currently a neurologist and is working in the field of brain research. He talks about science and ways to become a scientist. He said one needs some obsessive qualities and should be curious about science to become a scientist so that curiosity dominates one’s life. He showed his interest in various fields like chemistry, history, physics, botany etc. He explained about his family members who have helped in various ways and their support whilst his study determined him to become a scientist. Due to his curiosity and interest in science, he presented himself to become a successful neurologist. He focuses on two questions that matter his life when he looks over his life: how much impact has he had? and how much fun? This essay discusses the requirements to become a successful scientist. According to Ramachandran, obsessive and passionate curiosity , a

King John and the Abbot of Canterbury

Anonymous, England (before 1695) The Abbot of Canterbury is an anonymous poem. The time of the poem is Medieval England, particularly the days of King John. The locale (venue/The scene of any event or action ) of the poem is England and as to type it is southern ballad. The style is entertaining even conversational. Two lessons we get from the poem, one is wisdom is not confined to the wise, even an ordinary person can at times be as wise as the wisest of the land second idea that with wit and wisdom we can defeat the might of a king. To generalise wit (brain power) is more effective than brute (Someone who treats others inhumanely, or is regarded as wildly violent or uncivilised) power. In the poem, the writer mentions the two central characters and they are King John and the Abbot of Canterbury . The king is infamous for his wrong deeds among his people at the one side and on the other side the Abbot of Canterbury is popular among people due to his popular deeds and behaviours