The Penguin Book of Indian Ghost Stories by Ruskin BondRuskin Bond, who is famous for his unique literary work including ghost stories, has compiled many stories in this book.
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This book has 21 short stories written by many authors ranging from Rudyard Kipling to Arthur Conon Doyle to Satyajit Ray. The introduction is very interesting to read where the editor has elaborated how he became fond of ghost stories. There is also an instance in the book wherein Ruskin Bond mentions seeing the apparition of Rudyard Kipling during Penguin’s Puffin launching party.
The first half of the book is dedicated to a foreign author who has set his ghost stories in British India. ‘The Brown Hand’ by Arthur Conan Doyle is a story where a deceased Indian person comes in search of his amputated hand in the lab of a surgeon. The best stories of Rudyard Kipling ‘The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes’ & ‘The Mark of the Beast’ are slow in pace but interestingly written. ‘The Werewolf” by C. A. Kincaid introduce you to the concept of the werewolf which is very famous since ages. ‘The Tail light’ by F. R. Corson is something beyond belief where a ghost signals a motorman to stop the train as the track is totally damaged by heavy rain.
My favorites are the stories of Satyajit Ray ‘Fritz’ and ‘Ananth Babu’s Terror’. These stories are scary and I have never read any stories like these before. Other stories like ‘A Shade to Soon’, ‘The Red Hydrangea’, ‘The yellow-legged man’ ‘Ghost of Korya Khar’ are simply scary.
The story ‘Topaz’ by Ruskin Bond is amazingly written with an unpredictable turn.
Big Stick policy
Big Stick policy , in American history, policy popularized and named by Theodore Roosevelt that asserted U. The phrase came to be automatically associated with Roosevelt and was frequently used by the press, especially in cartoons, to refer particularly to his foreign policy; in Latin America and the Caribbean, he enacted the Big Stick policy in foreign policy , also known as the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine to police the small debtor nations that had unstable governments. Big Stick policy. Article Media. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback.
What's the meaning of the phrase 'Speak softly and carry a big stick'?
speak softly and carry a big stick (ANTI-Theodore Roosevelt SKIT)
He felt, in short, that the United States had the right and the obligation to be the policeman of the hemisphere. As early as the mid-sixteenth century, interest in a canal across the Central American isthmus began to take root, primarily out of trade interests. The subsequent discovery of gold in California in further spurred interest in connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and led to the construction of the Panama Railway, which began operations in Several attempts by France to construct a canal between and failed due to a combination of financial crises and health hazards, including malaria and yellow fever , which led to the deaths of thousands of French workers. Upon becoming president in , Roosevelt was determined to succeed where others had failed.
The notion being expressed here is the opposite of the tactics employed by every temporary schoolteacher - who begin stern and tough and, when discipline allows it, become more easy-going. The 'speak softly The widespread use of 'speak softly and carry a big stick' began with American president Theodore Roosevelt. In a letter to Henry L. Sprague, on January 26th , he wrote:. In that letter Roosevelt claims the phrase to be of West African origin, but I can find no corroborative evidence for that assertion.