No Men Are Foreign -Beehive – Class IX – English – NCERT

No Men Are Foreign By James Kirkup About the Poet James Harold Kirkup was an English poet, translator and travel writer. He was born on 23 April, 1918 in South Shields, England. He was the only son of a carpenter. He was educated at South Shields high school. He later took a degree in modern … Read moreNo Men Are Foreign -Beehive – Class IX – English – NCERT

Packing – Beehive – Class IX – English – NCERT

Packing By Jerome K. Jerome (An extract from Three Men in a Boat) About the Author Jerome Klapka Jerome was born on 2nd May, 1859 in Belsize House, Bradford Street, Walsall, Staffordshire, England. Jerome’s childhood was very difficult as his parents were falling into financial ruin and it left its mark on him. The young … Read morePacking – Beehive – Class IX – English – NCERT

The Beggar – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

The Beggar By Anton Chekhov About the Author Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born on January 29, 1860, in the small seaport of Taganrog, Ukraine. He is regarded as one of Russia’s most cherished story tellers. Today, he is remembered as a playwright and one of the masters of the modern short story. He was the … Read moreThe Beggar – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

The Accidental Tourist – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

The Accidental Tourist By Bill Bryson About the Author William McGuire Bryson is an American-British author. He was born on 8 December 1951 in Des Moines, Iowa, United States but he has been a resident of Britain for most of his adult life. He holds dual American and British citizenship. He served as the chancellor … Read moreThe Accidental Tourist – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

A House is Not a Home – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

A House is Not a Home By Zan Gaudioso About the Author Zan is a contributing author and editor of several volumes of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She is also co-author of the award winning book, The Buddha Next Door. Zan is currently working on a documentary about Happiness, while also … Read moreA House is Not a Home – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

The Last Leaf – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

The Last Leaf By O. Henry About the Author William Sydney Porter better known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. His stories are known for their surprise endings. He was born on September 11, 1862, in Greensboro, North Carolina. When William was three, his mother died after giving birth … Read moreThe Last Leaf – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

Weathering the Storm in Ersama – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

Weathering the Storm in Ersama By Harsh Mander About the Author Image reference: thehindu.com Harsh Mander is an activist, who works with survivors of mass violence and hunger, as well as homeless persons and street children. He is the Director of the Centre for Equity Studies and a Special Commissioner to the Supreme Court of … Read moreWeathering the Storm in Ersama – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

The Happy Prince – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

The Happy Prince By Oscar Wilde About the Author Oscar Wilde was a popular literary figure in late Victorian England, known for his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and infamous imprisonment for homosexuality. He was born in Dublin on 16 October 1854 to Sir William Wilde and his wife Jane. Oscar’s mother, Lady Jane Francesca Wilde … Read moreThe Happy Prince – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

In the Kingdom of Fools – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

In the Kingdom of Fools (A Kannada folktale from A.K. Ramanujan’s Folk Tales from India) ‘Folk Tales from India’ has been written by the renowned Indian translator, A. K. Ramanujan. This book is a compilation of 110 folktales from across India, translated from around 22 Indian languages. These tales have been passed down from one … Read moreIn the Kingdom of Fools – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

Iswaran the Storyteller – Moments – Class IX – NCERT

Iswaran the Storyteller By R. K. Laxman About the Author Image reference: thefamouspeople.com Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman was an Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist. He was born on October 24, 1921 in Mysore, India, at the home of a headmaster. He was the youngest of six brothers and also had one sister. The famous writer, … Read moreIswaran the Storyteller – Moments – Class IX – NCERT

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