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  1. "For a creative writer possession of the "truth" is less important than emotional sincerity."
    - George Orwell.

    George Orwell (Pen name. Actual name: Eric Arthur Blair) definitely qualifies as one of the finest writer of 21st century. If you've read 'Animal Farm' or '1984' you might be aware of the genius. Any writer will ask following questions before writing anything.
    1. What am I trying to say?
    2. What words will express it?
    3. What image or idiom will make it clearer?
    4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?

    And he will probably ask himself two more:
    1. Could I put it more shortly?
    2. Have I said anything that is avoidably ugly?
    One can often be in doubt about the effect of a word or a phrase, and one needs rules that one can rely on when instinct fails. Following rules will cover most cases:
    1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
    2. Never use a long word where a short one will do.
    3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
    4. Never use the passive where you can use the active.
    5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
    6. Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.
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  2. First Year of college
    Teacher: Define Ohm's Law?
    Student: Sir Ohm's law states that the current passing through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the potential difference across the two points, and inversely proportional to the resistance between them.


    Second Year of college

    Teacher: Can you define Faraday's Law?
    Student: Well Sir em...well....Faraday's law is a law given by Faraday. It finds its application in electrical engineering.


    Third Year of college
    Teacher: Do you have any idea about Gauss's Law?
    Student: Sir it can be defined as em... well it is defined as.........are you asking about Gauss's law?.
    Sorry sir I forgot the question could you please repeat it?.
    -----------------------------------
    Sir i shall come prepared next time for sure.


    Final Year of college
    Student: Sir what is Newton-Raphson's method?
    Teacher: It is $%)%#!%^* given by +!*(&%##@&** and used for %$*@(&^$% !


    And finally the student becomes a full time engineer (maybe).
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  3. Letter from a friend

    Mar 16, 2008

    A beautiful gift from one of my special friend.
    • Sometimes winning is everything.
    • Take a stand, now or never.
    • Choose a high.
    • Leave your mark.
    • Kill doubt.
    • Stand for something, prove something.
    • Make waves, never say die.
    • Live your dream.
    • Conquer your fears.
    • Take a risk.
    • Erase boundaries.
    • Beat the odds.
    • Trust your instincts.
    • Take up a challenge.
    • Never give up.
    • Prove yourself.
    • Own your words.
    • Right a wrong.
    • Dare to dream.
    • Push the limit.
    • Play with pride.
    • Wake the spirit.
    • Go for glory.
    • Tougher the better.
    • Face your demons.
    It's your time. Taste The VICTORY.

    What is your most memorable gift?

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  4. My best lines

    Mar 12, 2008

    Here are my all time favorite lines from my personal diary:

    1.
    Imagine! Just Imagine!.

    2. No straight story was ever worth telling.

    3. The knock of pure love has a different sound.

    4. The heart accepts some reasons, and the journey never stops.

    5. Dream! Your dreams may not be fulfilled but you won't have nightmares either.

    6. In there lies questions, In there lies answers.

    7. Knowledge is fearlessness.

    8. Fiction sounds better than the real life.

    9. Fake things are volatile.

    10. Destiny has something in store for everyone.

    11. The good thing about time is that it goes on.

    12. Short-sightedness kills an individual.

    13. Never complain because complaining is never a solution.

    14. A man's mind is busy creating problems and he's busy solving them -confused and lost.
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  5. The escape

    Mar 8, 2008

    One wrong step and Tim could've lost his life.
    Chilling December night was growing darker & Tim was the only passenger in his compartment. Though 12 years old Tim appeared younger than his contemporaries.
    As the train pulled out of station Tim was accompanied by a stranger. There was something strange about this stranger; Red eyed, hairs of a wild animal, his body was covered with a blanket.

    "When does the train reach Manor?" asked Tim.
    "11:30pm." replied the stranger with a heavy voice.
    This made fear run through Tims' mind. Firstly because he had not anticipated train reaching so early at the destination, secondly the stranger smelled drunk.
    "Why are you going to Manor?" asked the stranger.
    "I'm returning home from my boarding school and Manor is my last station via train, the remaining journey is to be made by bus." replied Tim.

    The stranger put his right arm around Tims' shoulder and repeated: "There is no bus service at Manor during the night time but you need not worry kiddie, I shall get something arranged for you."
    And he kissed Tim on the left cheek. For Tim the situation was heading the wrong way.
    Getting hold of his bag Tim rose from the seat to make an escape but the stranger caught hold of his left arm and pulled him hard.
    By this time the train was entering some station and before the stranger could make out his second move, Tim shouted for help.

    Finding himself free from stranger's grip Tim ran out of the compartment and climbed another populated compartment.
    Tim got hold of his furious breaths but fear still gripped him. He constantly asked himself: "Where shall I spend the night?."
    As the train started entering Manor station Tim positioned himself at the door to make another escape. The train stopped and Tim cutting through the small crowd ran past the station building and hid himself behind a wall. His eyes could clearly make out the stranger searching for him.

    Finally the train pulled out of Manor and the hustle-bustle of people died out. The stranger was nowhere in sight so Tim moved on to the station platform. Tim comforted himself there and was soon joined by another stranger who revealed himself as the station master.
    "Where are going son?" asked the station master.
    "I'm returning home from my boarding school and my further journey is to be made by bus." replied Tim.
    "But the bus service at Manor starts at 6:30 am, where will you spend the night?" repeated station master.
    And before Tim could answer the station master asked: "There's one small office room here, If you wish you can rest there till morning."
    Tim initially hesitated but then followed the station master.

    There was knock on the door and Tim heard:" Get-up son! it's 6:30 and the bus service has resumed."
    Tim immediately jumped out of his temporary bedding & thanked the station master.
    There was smile on his face & he jumped down the steps from the station. . . . . . as fast as he could.
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