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Essay, Paragraph, Speech on “Are We Happier Than Our Ancestors?” Long, Short Essay for School, College Students, essay for Class 8, 9, 10, 12 and Competitive Exams

Are We Happier Than Our Ancestors? Man of today, particularly the youth, feels that man of today is happier than his ancestors. In this age of Science, life is secure, sage and comfortable. Science has come to man as a boon. Man is inventor and conqueror. He has yolked even the elements of nature to his service. He has done marvellous things to make himself happy. The world of hours has...
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Essay, Paragraph, Speech on “Expectation is Keener than Enjoyment” Long, Short Essay for School, College Students, essay for Class 8, 9, 10, 12 and Competitive Exams

Expectation is Keener than Enjoyment A student begins his three-year course of study for his degree. He thinks proudly of the day when he will be able to write the magic letters “B. A.” after his name. How grand it will be to be a graduate! So term after term he works hard at his studies, always buoyed up with the hope of that final success. How slowly the weeks and...
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Essay, Paragraph, Speech on “This is my Own, My Native Land” Long, Short Essay for School, College Students, essay for Class 8, 9, 10, 12 and Competitive Exams

This is my Own, My Native Land Patriotism is love of and devotion to one’s country. The word is derived from the Latin word for “father”; and it literally means love of the fatherland, or the land of one’s fathers. A true patriot is an unselfish lover of his country. His sincere desire is to serve its best interests in all ways possible to him. Robert Browning expressed true patriotism in...
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Essay, Paragraph, Speech on “Men Wanted” Long, Short Essay for School, College Students, essay for Class 8, 9, 10, 12 and Competitive Exams

Men Wanted One day, it is said, Diogenes, the Greek Cynic philosopher, was found wandering about the market-place of Athens with a lighted lantern in broad daylight. He seemed to be looking for something he had lost. When the people asked him what he was looking for, he said: “Looking for? I was looking for an honest man;but I can’t find one in all Athens?” Probably most of the Athenians went...
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Essay, Paragraph, Speech on “In its Strictest Sense the Word Criticism Means Judgement” Long, Short Essay for School, College Students, essay for Class 8, 9, 10, 12 and Competitive Exams

In its Strictest Sense the Word Criticism Means Judgement In this connection “criticism” means literary criticism, or the criticism of literature. Unfortunately the word “criticism” is commonly used in a bad sense, meaning mere fault-finding or condemnation. This is misleading; for properly the word simply means “judging”, coming, as it does, from the Greek word meaning “to judge”. Judging a book means examining it to find out its real worth as...
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Essay, Paragraph, Speech on “Importance of Examinations” Long, Short Essay for School, College Students, essay for Class 8, 9, 10, 12 and Competitive Exams

Importance of Examinations The world Examination is noun of the word ‘examine’. It means to test in order to verify, to judge and to certify, certain facts. Examination is a very wide word, which is used in all spheres of life. The learned examiner does not want that sense of examination to be discussed. He has in his mind the University Examination and he wants to know whether the institution of...
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Essay, Paragraph, Speech on “Should Games be Compulsory?” Long, Short Essay for School, College Students, essay for Class 8, 9, 10, 12 and Competitive Exams

Should Games be Compulsory? There is no doubt that manly outdoor games, such as football, hockey and cricket, are very good for growing boys. They provide physical exercise, so necessary for health, in an interesting form. Moreover such games, by training boys to work together in a team, teach corporate discipline, and so promote what is called esprit de corps. All this will be agreed to by everyone. But the question...
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Essay, Paragraph, Speech on “Christmas” Long, Short Essay for School, College Students, essay for Class 8, 9, 10, 12 and Competitive Exams

Christmas For Christians the feast of Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ. Its popularity the world over has suffered much and has been distorted by artificiality from the commercial world. For the uninitiated it is a time full of loud, complacent, ribald, care-free people who shake hands, slap one another on the back and lift their tankards in a merry shibboleth ; “All the best and happy days...
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