Monday, July 30, 2007

Seesaw: Upsy-daisy!


Main Entry: 1see·saw Pronunciation: 'sE-"soFunction: noun Etymology: probably from reduplication of 3 saw1 : an alternating up-and-down or backward-and-forward motion or movement; also : a contest or struggle in which now one side now the other has the lead2 a : a pastime in which two children or groups of children ride on opposite ends of a plank balanced in the middle so that one end goes up as the other goes down b : the plank or apparatus so used - seesaw adjective

Main Entry: 2seesawFunction: verbintransitive verb1 a : to move backward and forward or up and down b : to play at seesaw2 : ALTERNATE transitive verb : to cause to move in seesaw fashion

Pronunciation: (sē'sô"), [key] —n. 1. a recreation in which two children alternately ride up and down while seated at opposite ends of a plank balanced at the middle. 2. a plank or apparatus for this recreation. 3. an up-and-down or a back-and-forth movement or procedure. 4. Whist.a crossruff.
—adj. moving up and down, back and forth, or alternately ahead and behind: It was a seesaw game with the lead changing hands many times.
—v.i. 1. to move in a seesaw manner: The boat seesawed in the heavy sea. 2. to ride or play on a seesaw. 3. to keep changing one's decision, opinion, or attitude; vacillate.
—v.t. to cause to move in a seesaw manner.

Mahatma Gandhi - A Pictorial Biography By B. R. Nanda

Mahatma Gandhi - A Pictorial Biography By B. R. Nanda

Gandhi's Life In 5000 Words

From the Book, "MAHATMA GANDHI-His Life In Pictures"

Saturday, July 28, 2007


His triumph changed the world forever.

Sir Ben Kingsley stars as Mohandas Gandhi in Richard Attenborough’s riveting biography of the man who rose from simple lawyer to worldwide symbol of peace and understanding.

A critical masterpiece, Gandhi is an intriguing story about activism, politics, religious tolerance and freedom. But at the center of it all is an extraordinary man who fought for a nonviolent, peaceful existence, and set an entire nation free.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Excerpt: Daddy-Long-Legs

Yours, for ever and ever,


PS. This is the first love-letter I ever wrote. Isn't it funny that I know how?

Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster


Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster

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