That eternal moment

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(Members of E-Plus clubs in colleges have been given the following topic for discussion and debate)

Collage: Most articles in newspapers and magazines are accompanied by images that explain the stories further. But a sequence of images can also speak and does not need many words to accompany it. Look through your collection of photos, or collect pictures from newspapers and magazines and arrange them so that they tell a story.

Their way in: There are lots of things around us which we use everyday without thinking much about them. How about looking at them a little closely and trying to find out how they gradually became a part of our lives? Find out some facts about tea, coffee, telephones, shaving razors, or some common games that you play, and write a short essay on their history. Tell us when they were used first and how they gradually became immensely popular.

Tell a tale: Write a short story using the words given below. Make sure you have used all the words. You can use each word only once:

Bucket, outbreak, fields, death, film star, balloons, happiness, trance, life, darkness, ambition.

Lasting impressions: Have you ever wished that time would stand still? Has it ever happened that you wanted a particular moment to last forever and never move on? Look back on your life and write a short account of all those moments and why they are so special to you.

Turning point: All of us have our own takes on how to live life, what is right and what is wrong etc. Sometimes a book or a poem or a song influences us deeply and makes us embrace the views put forward in it. Write a short essay on something you have read or heard that has changed you in a certain way. You can also choose to write about books or songs that you have found interesting owing to their takes on life and values.

Debate: Celebrities create controversy only for their personal gain.

Soumalaya Chakraborty



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