Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Identification: when the work is going on but began in the past and there is indication of time. The time of the sentence is present. 1. I have been doing this work for 2 hours. 2. My friends have been coming to my house for weeks. Helping verbs used: has been, have been Affirmative: use of has […]

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Identification: when the work will be going on and there is indication of time. The time of the sentence is future. 1. I shall have been doing this work since morning. 2. He will have been studying for his examinations. Helping verbs used: shall have been, will have been Affirmative: use of shall has been with I […]

Future Perfect Tense

Identification: when the work is not completed but will be completed in future. The difference between future perfect and future continuous is that in future continuous, there is no surety about work being completed. It will be done—but in future perfect, it will be completed by the subject. In the future, the subject will be […]

Past Perfect Continuous Tense

Identification: when the work is not going on but began in the past and there is indication of time. The time of the sentence is past. 1. I had been doing this work for 2 hours. 2. My friends had been coming to my house for weeks. Helping verbs used: had been Affirmative: use of had been […]

Future Continuous Tense

Identification: when the work is pending and will be done. The time of the sentence is future. 1. I shall be doing my work. 2. My mother will be giving me tea. 3. You will be coming to my home. Helping verbs used: will be, shall be Affirmative: use of shall be with I and We; use of […]

A Speech I prepared for Sai Kulwant Hall

Jai Sai Ram! It was my dream to stand here and say some words, but now as I am here, I pray to Swami to take over and let me be only a speaker, keeping the microphone with Himself. I heard a story that once somebody was driving a car in US during the times […]

Present Indefinite Tense

Identification: When there is no certainty about the action being done. The time of the sentence is present.   Examples of Present Indefinite: 1. I go to school. (मैँ पाठशाला जाता हूँ। ਮੈਂ ਪਾਠਸ਼ਾਲਾ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹਾਂ।) 2. My mother does not allow me to go to the market. (मेरी माँ मुझे विक्री-स्थल नहीँ जाने देती […]

Present Continuous Tense

Identification: when the work is being done. The time of the sentence is present. Examples of Present Continuous Tense: 1. I am going to school. (मैँ पाठशाला जा रहा हूँ। ਮੈਂ ਪਾਠਸ਼ਾਲਾ ਜਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹਾਂ।) 2. My mother is giving me tea. (मेरी माँ मुझे चाय दे रही है। ਮੇਰੀ ਮਾਂ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਚਾਹ ਦੇ ਰਹੀ […]

Present Perfect Tense

Identification: when the work is completed. The time of the sentence is present. 1. I have gone to school. (मैँ पाठशाला चला गया हूँ। ਮੈਂ ਪਾਠਸ਼ਾਲਾ ਚਲਾ ਗਿਆ ਹਾਂ।) 2. My mother has given me tea. (मेरी माँ ने मुझे चाय दे दी है। ਮੇਰੀ ਮਾਂ ਨੇ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਚਾਹ ਦੇ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਹੈ।) 3. My friends […]

Past Indefinite Tense

Identification: when the work has been completed. The time of the sentence is past. 1. I went to school. (मैँ पाठशाला गया। ਮੈਂ ਪਾਠਸ਼ਾਲਾ ਗਿਆ।) 2. My mother did not allow me to go to the market. (मेरी माँ ने मुझे विक्री-स्थल नहीँ जाने दिया। ਮੇਰੀ ਮਾਂ ਨੇ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਵਿਕ੍ਰੀ-ਸਥਾਨ ਤੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਜਾਣ ਦਿੱਤਾ।) 3. […]

Past Continuous Tense

Identification: when the work was being done. The time of the sentence is past. 1. I was doing my work. (मैँ अपना काम कर रहा था। ਮੈਂ ਆਪਣਾ ਕੰਮ ਕਰ ਰਿਹਾ ਸੀ।) 2. My mother was giving me tea. (मेरी माँ मुझे चाय दे रही थी। ਮੇਰੀ ਮਾਂ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਚਾਹ ਦੇ ਰਹੀ ਸੀ।) 3. You […]

Past Perfect Tense

Identification: when the work was completed. The time of the sentence is past. 1. I had gone to school. (मैँ पाठशाला गया था। ਮੈਂ ਪਾਠਸ਼ਾਲਾ ਗਿਆ ਸੀ।) 2. My mother had given me tea. (मेरी माँ ने मुझे चाय दी थी। ਮੇਰੀ ਮਾਂ ਨੇ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਚਾਹ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਸੀ।) 3. My friends had come to my […]

Future Indefinite Tense

Identification: when there is no certainty about the action being done. The time of the sentence is future. 1. I shall buy some fruits from the market. (मैँ विक्री-स्थल से कुछ फल क्रय करूँगा। ਮੈਂ ਵਿਕ੍ਰੀ-ਸਥਾਨ ਤੋਂ ਕੁੱਝ ਫਲ ਖਰੀਦਾਂਗਾ।) 2. My mother will not allow me to go to the market. (मेरी माँ मुझे […]

A poem in Hindi

तुम मेरे नहीं हो सकते ये मैं जानता हूँ। मैं जानता हूँ तुम मेरे नहीं हो सकते। मगर क्या कभी काँटों ने फूलों की तरह नहीं खिलना चाहा? क्या कभी लहरों ने किनारों की तरह नहीं मिलना चाहा? क्या कभी आग को प्यास नहीं लगी या फिर मरने वाले को जीने की आस नहीं लगी? […]

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has opened two super specialty hospitals that offer tertiary medical care. One of them is in the village of Puttaparti, Andhra Pradesh; while the other one lies in Whitefield, Karnatka. These hospitals are ably supported by the General Hospitals in the respective […]

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You are surely surprised by this strange name that does not originate from English. Yes, Ubuntu is an African word and the meaning is very good–Humanity to others. The other meaning of the word is: I am what I am because of who we all are.

Indian Bamboo Flute–Bansuri, Venu

Indian Bamboo Flute–Bansuri, Venu Indian bamboo flute is one of the oldest instruments used in Indian music—both North Indian classical music and South Indian classical music. In the Vedas also, the name of flute is mentioned: Vani, Vènu, and Veena. This Vènu or Venu is the meaning of flute—the name Vènu is still very popular […]

Tabla तबला

Tabla तबला The Tabla (तबला), Tablā, is one of the main percussion instruments that are used in Indian music. Right from the North Indian classical music to the most recent types of music, Tabla has been able to keep its place and popularity among the listeners. Table has replaced almost all other percussion instruments due […]

Pakhawaj–Indian Drum (पखावज)

Pakhawaj–Indian Drum (पखावज) Pakhwaj (पखावज) is called the mother of North Indian style drums—the world famous drum called Tabla came from this instrument. Legend goes that famous musician Amir Khusro was playing Pakhawaj and it broke in two pieces—when he tried to play the pieces, it worked and from here came the new instrument called […]

Bengali and English–Similarly Different

Well, it is known to almost everyone who knows multiple languages that there are lots of interesting facts if we compare two or more languages. The science of linguistics and psycholinguistics offers us a variety of facets of different languages around the world. This is true to almost all the Indian languages–the very first one […]

Sai devotees and global warming

Sai devotees and Global Warming Sāi Rām! We are here to discuss one of the growing problems in the world, which relates to every human being, every place on earth, and which has a solution that we can incorporate in our life serving dual purpose—for the benefit of the humanity, and for our own spiritual […]

संस्कृत भाषा

संस्कृत भाषा का मूल्य तो इसके पठन से ही ज्ञात हो सकता है। इसमें कोई आपत्ती नहीं कि संस्कृत भाषा अपना अस्तित्व् खोने के कगार पर है, परंतु जो कोई भी इस भाषा का ज्ञान रखता है वो इस बात को जानता है कि संस्कृत भाषा इतनी दुर्बल नहीं। ये अवश्य ही अपनी ख्याती पुनः […]

Live music concert for life

On March 2, 2007, I attended a concert of Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, accompanied by one of his disciple, Sunil, and one of the most versatile Tabla player of his age, Pt. Vijay Ghate. The Tanpura player (she was a young girl), I could not get her name. The troupe had come to present their […]

Advantages of freelancing jobs

Freelancing jobs are quite interesting in many of their prospective: it is hard to believe for a regular user that most of people who are not used to internet and the terminology that we frequently use, it is hard to understand what even this word “freelancing” means. They are not able to visualize how the […]

First Concert of Life and the sequence

It was on 4th of November 2005–i was getting a chance to meet Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma for the third time within a span of 12 months. I met him on 26th of December in Puttaparthi (which was my first meeting with him), and i also talked with him there. His son, Rahul, was also […]