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English / Re: * Word of the Day *
« on: December 08, 2010, 12:27:58 PM »
EX 4: Nowadays in 21st century no one should ignore psychological demand.

Ex 5: The popular social networking site Face Book demands nothing but a lil' bit of your precious time.

Keep smiling :)

Be Alert / About Cancer ....Need to Know
« on: December 07, 2010, 11:55:47 AM »
Johns Hopkins Update – Very Good Article


Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins :

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer 
    cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
    multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
    that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after 
    treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
    cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a 
    person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer
    cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
    forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
    nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
    but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
     diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
     and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
    cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
    in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can
    cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7.. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
    and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
    reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of
    chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
    chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
    compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
    to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
      mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
      Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer
      cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.


a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made
    with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
     would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
     amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
    color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
    gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting
    off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer
    cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
    diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat,
    like chicken. Meat also contains livestock
    antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all
    harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
    grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
    an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
    food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
    enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
    cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
    growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
    healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
    vegetables including be an sprouts) and eat some raw
    vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
    temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
    caffeine Green tea is a better alternative  and has cancer
    fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
    filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
    water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
      digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
      intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
      refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
      to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
      body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system
      (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
      EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
      cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
      to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
      normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
      unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
      A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior
     be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put
     the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to
     have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
      environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to
      get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen
      therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer

1. No plastic containers in micro.

2. No water bottles in freezer.

3. No plastic wrap in microwave..

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army MedicalCenter as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at  Castle   Hospital  , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.
Please share this with your whole email list.........................

Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in your life.

English / Re: A Blank Page (a poem)
« on: December 07, 2010, 10:36:32 AM »
Dear Kamrul,

Yes for yr insistence, i would like to be a bit critical.

The very first stanza...ends with a question but missing a punctuation(?)

The whole Second stanza is without any punctuation and i think it matters more in poetry!

And the last line, is it correct" what do you prayer?"?

There are many qualities of a good poem here, i think if you brush it up more it will come up  as a better one.  And  you also have to remember arrangement of words that really make a poem poetic and differentiate from prose.

Nice effort, lovely theme, good analogy and images....craft it more!! :)

I have got yr prose item cant manage time to read and comment.

Take Care.

Umme kulsum Madam

Telecom Forum / Re: Know where your Nokia phone was made
« on: December 07, 2010, 09:58:19 AM »
Dear Sir,

My 7th and 8th digits are 02, means its from Emirates:((

Even then its giving good service for the last couple of years.

Amazing post!!


Umme Kulsum

Dept of English

English / Re: Using Mobile Phone in Language Learning
« on: December 05, 2010, 10:19:01 AM »
My Indonesian and Turkish students are using mobiles in classrooms not receiving calls but for other looking for word meaning, recording, taking pic and so on. And its very effective for language learning.

English / Re: Using Mobile Phone in Language Learning
« on: November 01, 2010, 05:11:15 PM »
interesting point to share...Rajon of 11th batch was looking into online text in a class while i was teaching T.S. Eliot in his mobile phone....i was happy to see that.

 thanx for pointing such a good topic.

English / Re: Hopes....Poem
« on: November 01, 2010, 05:03:13 PM »


Beautiful lyric. Read in Gantha.

Uk mam

English / Re: Invitation for Essay and Poster Carnival
« on: November 01, 2010, 05:00:56 PM »
Dear all,

Thank you very much for yr physical and virtual presence and instrumental roles!

Let us  keep the united spirit up always.


English / Invitation for Essay and Poster Carnival
« on: October 28, 2010, 03:23:20 PM »
Dear All,
We are happy to invite  you all to Essay and Poster Competition Carnival 2010 jointly organised by  ELC( English Literary Club) and CDC(Career Development Centre). Our Hounourable Vice Chancellor   Professor, Dr. Aminul Islam is going to be the chief guest of the carnival. Syed Lutful Haque, the Art Editor, The Daily Independent,will be the special judge for Poster and  Dr. Shamsad Mortuza, Associate professor Department of English, JahangirNagarUniversity will be present as a special judge for Essay and  on this occasion. Our detailed Programme Schedule is given herewith.
11:00am----12:00pm  Esssay participants will write their Essay
2:30pm              Posters will be opened for all
3:00pm ---4:00pm Judges will visit and mark
4:00pm                  Requesting the guests on Stage
4:15pm                  Welcome Speech from ELC
4:20 pm                  Speech from Cultural Club
4:25pm                   Speech by Special Judge Essay
4:35pm                   Speech by Special Judge Poster
4:45pm                   Prize Giving by Judges
4:55pm                   Presenting Crest to Guests By VC
5:05pm                   Chief Guest's Speech
5:15pm                   Vote of thanks from ELC
5:20pm                   Closing
All of you are requested to be present with your friends and colleagues to make it a success.

Best Regards,

Umme Kulsum
Coordinator ELC
Senior Lecturer Dept of English, DIU

English / Re: William Butler Yeats (Representative poet of Modern age)
« on: October 09, 2010, 01:10:53 PM »
Thanks ranju. I appreciate your endeavour! From next time i want all of you to include the website address with the post.

All the best.

English / Re: No second troy by WB YEATS
« on: October 09, 2010, 01:08:36 PM »
Thank you  for your post . You are adding feather to your assignment cap. Keep it up.

English / Re: How To Improve Concentration On Study
« on: October 09, 2010, 01:00:35 PM »
 You are grooming as a teacher i see. :) Environment does the making inside you. Appreciate the thought.

English / Re: ENG: 401 20th-Century Poetry (Reference Guide)
« on: October 03, 2010, 10:39:22 AM »
 here are some discussion abt The Wild Swans at Coole

Hmm perhaps look at the first two lines;

THE TREES are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,

That essentially sets the setting. Everything else is downhill from here, since he is getting old.

The next 4 lines seem to set the moment however, when he writes;

Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky;
Upon the brimming water among the stones 5
Are nine and fifty swans. (great rhyme with stones and swans)

The moment of course, he is commenting, is beautiful. October is, in my opinion, being used here to symbolize again autumn, and the coming of the end of his middle years, turning into his later years. The swans here are representing the fruits of his years, his achievement and pleasures, his desires and enjoyments, but they are placed right beside October, symbolizing their migration south, and their disappearance from his life.

The nineteenth Autumn has come upon me
Since I first made my count;
I saw, before I had well finished,
All suddenly mount 10
And scatter wheeling in great broken rings
Upon their clamorous wings.

This second stanza is probably the most central for the development. It implies that he had started feeling his time was running out. 1900 being a significant year, not only because of the turn of the century, but also because of his rejections from Maude Goone, to whom he proposed marriage in 1899, 1900, and 1901. The last lines of this poem seem to show the sudden fading of everything, symbolized again with the departing swans.

I have looked upon those brilliant creatures,
And now my heart is sore.
All’s changed since I, hearing at twilight, 15
The first time on this shore,
The bell-beat of their wings above my head,
Trod with a lighter tread

This stanza seems to be attempting to appeal to the emotions he is feeling. He is commenting that he has enjoyed these things, looked on them, watched them, but now they are different. He feels them growing older as well, and slower, and lighter, symbolizing the increasing difficulty of life, and its lack of reward. The Trod with a Lighter Tread is also a reference to his life, and the responsibility and carefulness that comes with age. It is contrasted to a younger, less worrisome life that he has left behind.

Unwearied still, lover by lover,
They paddle in the cold, 20
Companionable streams or climb the air;
Their hearts have not grown old;
Passion or conquest, wander where they will,
Attend upon them still.

Now he is distancing himself, as the poet, from the swans. They now appear to seem like everyone else, that is, the next generation, the young. They are not old, and they are still experiencing the fruits of youthfulness, personified in the "unwearied still, lover by lover," and "passion or conquest, wander where they will," These lines seem to isolate the poet from the swans, since he is now to old to enjoy the same feelings they have. He has responsibilities, age, and loneliness to deal with. His passion is ebbing, and he is too old to "paddle in the cold / companionable streams or climb the air;" He essentially caps this off with the last line, "attend upon them still" proving that he no longer has these abilities, but is bound to another fate, all kept in mind with the concept of autumn that is running through the whole poem.

But now they drift on the still water 25
Mysterious, beautiful;
Among what rushes will they build,
By what lake’s edge or pool
Delight men’s eyes, when I awake some day
To find they have flown away?

He returns here to the concept of the moment, commenting on how he is enjoying the last of them, but acknowledging that one day he will awake to find they have moved on, literally south, symbolically to the next generation. The "when I awake some day" is symbolic again of age and hinting at death, capped off with "to find they have flown away?" the poem seems to be pushing now away from the concept of the moment, into the concept of age, saying essentially, in my opinion, "but I have some time left, but it is running out."

Overall this is one of Yeats' most famous and most anthologized poems. The metre and rhymes seem to give it a perfect rhythm for memorization (which I invite all of you to undertake with me) and also a liquid, water-like flow, seeming to echo his swans. The images remain significant because they deal with an experience all of us must feel to some extent or another. The deep meaning, which sets it apart from other poems, I find, however, is that it is not an age makes you wise statement, as seen in the bible, or an age makes you foolish statement, as seen in King Lear, but rather a depiction of the aging man from his perspective, showing the emptiness, loneliness, and desperation of a man waiting for the time to come when he can no longer enjoy all that he values. 

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 05-18-2008, 01:36 PM    #23 
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Originally Posted by sofia82 
We can interpret the poem as he's feairng of losing his power as the poet and being unable to write poetry as well as he wrote in his passionate and delightful youth. Nineteen years ago, there were nine and fifty swans, and now they are flying away, what will happen to his artistic power when he becomes old.

Originally I found this interpretation rather doubtful, but looking back at the last stanza I think it's actually quite applicable. Yeats writes

But now they drift on the still water 25
Mysterious, beautiful;
Among what rushes will they build,
By what lake’s edge or pool
Delight men’s eyes, when I awake some day
To find they have flown away? 

If the still water represents the serenity of his old age, why are the swans, who represent the water's opposite, floating on it? And, if the swans represent the poet's youthful passion why does he speculate about where they might go? Youthful passions don't relocate; they weaken and then disappear. Poetry, however, can be considered transfered between people. It is something that will "delight men's eyes."

Originally Posted by sofia82 
19 years ago they were 59, now they are 59. Maybe there will be 59 in the future, as Yeats wrote his best poetry when he was old (after fifties).

JBI recently suggested that the 19 years is connected with the year 1900, which makes some sense. What about the 59 swans, though? Why does he pick that number, or why does he even bother to specify the number?

Originally Posted by sofia82 
I agree with Dark Muse. It represents a kind of hope inspite of his soubting it. If it were a statement, yes it could be hopeless end, but he is not sure and he is asking about this end.

Those lines refer to the swan, and not the poet or his present condition.

Originally Posted by JBI 
The moment of course, he is commenting, is beautiful. October is, in my opinion, being used here to symbolize again autumn, and the coming of the end of his middle years, turning into his later years. The swans here are representing the fruits of his years, his achievement and pleasures, his desires and enjoyments, but they are placed right beside October, symbolizing their migration south, and their disappearance from his life.

English / Re: ENG: 401 20th-Century Poetry (Reference Guide)
« on: October 03, 2010, 09:31:29 AM »
dear Rajon,

Thank you for your post. This is certainly a good collection about Yeats specially the Nationalism part. Hope everyone will be benefited. Please keep on posting and be updated.

Well done!

UK mam

English / Re: Some reference books are needed
« on: October 03, 2010, 09:10:53 AM »
Dear Rajon,

Thank you for your interest in  text otherthan syllabus. May be this book is not taught in the classroom that's why unavailable in the market. You can search for books in internet specially Amazon .com  and see the ISBN number and tell friends book corner to buy the book for you or they can make photocopy if u want.

Good luck

Umme Kulsum madam

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