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  1. Yes, bread making is still popular in Goa. This is very clear from the narrator's statement that the eaters have gone away leaving the makers behind. There are mixers, moulders and the ones who bake the loaves.

    Yes, bread making is still popular in Goa. This is very clear from the narrator’s statement that the eaters have gone away leaving the makers behind. There are mixers, moulders and the ones who bake the loaves.

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    INTRODUCTION  In this essay and interview, the author talks about the Olympic winner of boxing, Mary Kom. The author shows through Mary Kom that it’s never too late to try something, and with hard work and dedication, one can shine in that.   ABOUT MARY KOM The author of this essay starts about by tRead more

    INTRODUCTION 

    In this essay and interview, the author talks about the Olympic winner of boxing, Mary Kom. The author shows through Mary Kom that it’s never too late to try something, and with hard work and dedication, one can shine in that.  

    ABOUT MARY KOM

    The author of this essay starts about by talking about a commendable woman in India. This warrior is none other than Mary Mangte Kom-the Komqueror and the Komrade. Mary Kom is famed as a five times World Boxing Champion and the only boxer to win a medal in every one of the six world championships.

    The author goes on to list her biographical details. She was born in Kangthei village, Moirang Lamkhai in Churachandpur district of rural Manipur in eastern India. She was born in a poor family of tenant farmers who worked in jhum fields. Her father was a keen wrestler in his younger age which led to her eager interest in athletics.

    Mary Kom’s career started in 2000 after her victory in the Manipur State women’s boxing championship and the regional championship in West Bengal. 

    She was only 18 years old when she made her international debut at the first AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in United States, winning a silver medal in the 48 kg weight category. For generations to come, Kom is recognized as an idol and a source of inspiration to all. In the 2012 Olympics, she became the first Indian woman boxer to qualify and win a bronze medal in the 51 kg flyweight category of Boxing.

    THE INTERVIEW 

    Mary Kom talked about her preparation for the Olympics and her elation at winning a medal in an Exclusive interview with Sportskeeda correspondent Taruka Srivastava. The interviewee started by asking Mary Kom how she felt after being the first Indian to win an Olympic medal for boxing. Mary Kom replied by saying that she felt happy; “I am just so exhilarated.”

    The interviewee then asked her that Mary’s coach had not been allowed at the Olympics and did that put any sort of pressure on her, to which Mary replied that did not at all and that she feel quite at ease. The interviewee then said that as she was practicing with the male boxers would she name a favorite, to which Mary Kom sportingly said that she enjoyed sparring with all of them and to name a favorite would be unfair.

    The interviewee then asked if Mary thought the dodgy judgment led to her loss in the semi finals. Mary replied “Yes, I think some of the decisionswere unfortunate and did not work to my benefit.” Mary was then asked what kind of change is required to help win medals at a fairly high populated country.

    Mary said : I think more and more people should take up sports as a full-time career if we want more gold medals. The interviewee then asked some important questions about whether boxing will soon become more than just an event in India, to which Mary replied that in the following years it would gain as much popularity as needed. The interviewee then asked Mary Kom about her diet which Mary Kom said The awareness is growing

    Now among the female athletes when it comes to nutritional requirements. Nutrition has definitely been a neglected area in Indian sports. Mary Kom had her self gained three kgs in order to compete in the 51 Kgs event. Mary Kom then said that OGQ played an important part in her success.

    They took care of everything, which helped her focus on her boxing and kept her stress-free. When asked about her future plans, Mary said that though sometimes it gets difficult to manage her twins, I love being a mom. That’s the best thing that has ever happened to me.

    CONCLUSION 

    Through this essay and interview, the author has tried to inspire the readers about how women can break the stereotypes set down by the society. The author poses Mary Kom as an inspiration to the readers and to generations to come. He hopes to inspire people that it’s never too late to chase after their dreams and that one should work hard to attend their goals.          

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  1. The author of this essay is anonymous. Through this essay, the readers gain knowledge on what exactly a World Heritage Site and what constitutes it and how a place derives the honour.  About UNESCO & World Heritage Site The author starts the essay by talking about what makes a world heritage sitRead more

    The author of this essay is anonymous. Through this essay, the readers gain knowledge on what exactly a World Heritage Site and what constitutes it and how a place derives the honour. 

    About UNESCO & World Heritage Site

    The author starts the essay by talking about what makes a world heritage site. A l World Heritage Site is a site determined by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to have significant cultural or natural importance to humanity.

    The main purpose of such sites is to protect and preserve them. The UNESCO world heritage committee decides which places to be considered as a heritage site. Since the very of different kinds of world heritage site can include forests, lakes, monuments, buildings and cities. The author also points the fact that a World Heritage Site can also be a combination of both cultural and natural areas.

    The author lists the example of Mount Huangshan in China. It is a site already holds a cultural significance as it is of great historical value. Apart from that, the mountain around the site also carries deep significance. 

    History of World Heritage Sites

    The author then moves on to discussing about the history of the world heritage sites. The author says the idea of protecting and preserving such historical sites began from the 20th century, it actually gained momentum from the 1950s. Egypt started plans to build the Aswan High Dam to collect and control water from the Nile River.

    According to the plan, had the initial dam been constructed the entire city and the temples would have been flooded. So UNESCO took it upon itself to move the temples at a higher level in order to preserve scores of ancient Egyptian artifacts. UNESCO launched an international campaign in 1959 that called for the dismantling and movement of the temples to higher ground.

    This very first project cost them an estimated value of $40 million-$80 million which came from different countries. On seeing the project’s success, UNESCO decides to list a number of various sites as world heritage sites. In 1965 a White House conference in the United States was called for a “World Heritage Trust.”

    Finally, in 1968, the International Union for Conservation of Nature developed similar goals and presented them at the United Nations conference on Human Environment in Stockholm, Sweden in 1972.  Natural Heritage was then adopted by UNESCO’s General Conference on November 16, 1972.

    The World Heritage Committee

    The author of the essay that states the default heritage site committee is the main function in the body which decides what makes a place to heritage site. The Committee meets once a year and consists of representatives from 21 State Parties that are elected for six year terms by the World Heritage Center’s General Assembly. It is upto the state parties to nominate and select world heritage sites. 

    Becoming a World Heritage Site

    The author than continues by saying that there are five steps for a place to become a world heritage site. The first of which is for a country or State Party to take an inventory of its significant cultural and natural sites. They make their way to the Tentative list and is important to get further nominated as the name of the place might be disqualified if the name isn’t there on the tentative list.

    Next, countries are then able to select sites from their Tentative Lists to be included on a Nomination File. The author then states the next step which is a review of the Nomination File by two Advisory Bodies consisting of the International Council on Monuments and Sites and the World Conservation Union, who then make recommendations to the World Heritage Committee.

    And this committee meets once a year to go through all the nominees and the recommendations and decide which site to be added in the World Heritage Site. The final step in becoming a World Heritage Site is determining whether or not a nominated site meets at least one of ten selection criteria. If the recommendation meets the required criteria, it is inscribed on the World Heritage Site.

    Types of World Heritage Sites

    As of 2009, there are 890 World Heritage Sites that are located in 148 countries (map). The world heritage sites are spread all over the world like the Sydney Opera House in Australia and the Historic Center of Vienna in Austria. 25 of the World Heritage Sites are considered mixed i.e. natural and cultural Peru’s Machu Picchu is one of these. India has 36 World Heritage Sites of different categories. 

    World Heritage Sites in Danger

    In the last part of the essay, the author talks about how the world heritage sites are in grave danger. many World Heritage Sites are in danger of being destroyed or lost due to war, poaching, natural disasters like earthquakes, uncontrolled urbanization, heavy tourist traffic and environmental factors like air pollution and acid rain.

    To preserve them, different types of plans and resources are being used for different areas. There’s also a condition that if a site loses its valor, the World Heritage Site Committee can remove that side from the list. They have also inscribed a list stating “World Heritage Sites in Danger.” 

    Conclusion

    Through this essay, the author makes the readers aware of what constitutes a World Heritage Site and how they are in grave danger. He urges the readers to take care around them, if they happen to notice a World Heritage Site, in order to preserve them for generations to come.  

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  1. There are two morals, which we can get from the story “The Accidental Tourist”. The first and mandatory one is to be well-organised and diligent, while we are on an important mission whether it’s travelling, any sort of preparation, or attending events, because the lack of organisation and preparatiRead more

    There are two morals, which we can get from the story “The Accidental Tourist”.

    1. The first and mandatory one is to be well-organised and diligent, while we are on an important mission whether it’s travelling, any sort of preparation, or attending events, because the lack of organisation and preparation may lead a person into trouble.
    2. The second moral, we get from the above story is to be cheerful and positive. We may face difficulties in our lives even being prepared. It’s better to remain patient and optimistic so that if we face problems, we face it without worry.

    The Accidental Tourist Chapter Summary

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  1. The story justifies its title and proves Bill Bryson, to be the Accidental tourist. He is liable and inclined to commit accident while travelling and attending any sort of event. He would ruin his day by embarrassing himself, when he is travelling. Though he tries to do everything diligently and metRead more

    The story justifies its title and proves Bill Bryson, to be the Accidental tourist. He is liable and inclined to commit accident while travelling and attending any sort of event. He would ruin his day by embarrassing himself, when he is travelling. Though he tries to do everything diligently and methodically, he could not do so and ends up getting himself and the people around him to be confused.

    The Accidental Tourist Chapter Summary

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  1. In this amusing essay, Robert Lynd has successfully justified the title as the entire essay revolves around the merits, demerits, and the common habits of “Forgetting”. Besides criticising the habit of forgetfulness, he has also defended the idea of forgetting as a blessing in disguise because peoplRead more

    In this amusing essay, Robert Lynd has successfully justified the title as the entire essay revolves around the merits, demerits, and the common habits of “Forgetting”.

    Besides criticising the habit of forgetfulness, he has also defended the idea of forgetting as a blessing in disguise because people are often distressed and dissatisfied in their lives on remembering any sort of defeat, betrayal, or failure etc. Nobody can cure the inner trauma faced by depressed people.

    At such moments ,if people are able to forget things and bad incidents in their lives,then nothing can be more precious than this and thereby Lynd proves Absent mindedness as a Virtue.

    Forgetting Essay Summary by Robert Lynd

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  1. The major theme of “The Queen of Boxing “is Self Confidence. Throughout the autobiography, Mary Kom has successfully proved herself worth winning the medals, hearts and the fame she got from the world,breaking away all the stereotypes about women’s ability in the field of sports. Not only ability, bRead more

    The major theme of “The Queen of Boxing “is Self Confidence. Throughout the autobiography, Mary Kom has successfully proved herself worth winning the medals, hearts and the fame she got from the world,breaking away all the stereotypes about women’s ability in the field of sports.

    Not only ability, but she also proved that financial problems can only be the hurdles in your path not complete stoppage. Despite the lack of money, she courageously arranged for the required amount for her expenses and not only she asked for help but also returned it back ten times the value of what she borrowed ,with pride and respect.

    The Queen of Boxing Lesson Summary in English

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