Three days after the incident Col. – Gracy returned and gave the following account of the tragic disaster. “It was Sunday night. We were getting ready to go to sleep in our own cabins when the ship received a shock and I was thrown off the bed. I heard the cries of agony of the passengers of the ship. I looked at my wristwatch-it was just ten. In the midst of wailing on all sides, I came to know that the ship had struck against an iceberg and had been seriously damaged. Death was inevitable.”
WBCS Main Question Paper – 2020
That afternoon almost the whole of kamarpukur comes for the Kirtan. Through Dhani, the word was spread that Ramakrishna would go back to the Dakshineswar, so no one wanted to miss this opportunity. As the courtyard is too small to hold the crowd, they shifted to a nearby field. Several of the men have khols, two or three have violin, and a few others have flutes. The men sit on the ground in a group with Ramakrishna and the ladies sit on one side.
WBCS Main Question Paper – 2019
Our total environment influences our life and our way of living. The main elements of our environment are men, animals, plants, soil, air and water. There are relationships among these elements. When their relationships are disturbed, life becomes difficult and impossible. By keeping the environment safe may can ensure a healthier and happier life.
WBCS Main Question Paper – 2018
One day Sir Isaac Newton went out of his room leaving on the table a heap of papers containing his long research on the theory of light. There was on the floor of the room lying his pet dog, Diamond. No sooner had he gone then the dog jumped upon the table and upturned the lighted candle and the papers immediately caught fire. Returning after a few minute Newton found that all his hard labour of twenty years had been reduced to ashes. But the great scientist patted the dog on the head exclaiming, “Oh; Diamond, you don’t know what you have done !”
WBCS Main Question Paper – 2017
Two persons once boarded the same compartment of a train. One was an Englishman and the other was Bengali gentleman. The Englishman was an army officer, tall and strong by built. He appeared to be proud of himself as he was an Englishman. The Bengali gentleman headed him not and was soon asleep. Soon after the Englishman picked up the gentleman’s shoes and threw them out. Then he too fell asleep. The Bengali gentleman woke up. looked about for his shoes. He understood it all. He then took the Englishman’s long coat and threw it out. Next morning the Englishman shouted, “where is my coat?” “Your coat has just gone to fetch my shoes”, bravely replied the gentleman. The gentleman was Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee, “The Tiger of Bengal.”
WBCS Main Question Paper – 2016
The wheels of fate will someday compel the English to give up their Indian Empire. But what kind of India will they leave behind, what stark misery ? When the stream of their two centuries’ administration runs dry at last, what a waste of mud and filth they will leave behind them. I had at one time believed that the springs of civilization would issue out of the heart of Europe. But today when I am about to quit the world that faith has gone bankrupt altogether. Today I live in the hope that the saviour is coining – that he will be born in our midst in this poverty-shamed hovel which is India. I shall wail to hear the divine message of civilization which he will bring with him, the supreme word of promise that he will speak unto man from this very eastern horizon to give faith and strength to all who hear. As I look around I see the crumbling ruins of a proud civilization strewn like a vast heap of futility. And yes I shall not commit the grievous sin of losing faith in Man.
WBCS Main Question Paper – 2015
We in India do not have to go abroad in search of the past and the distant. We have them in abundance. If we go to foreign countries it is in search of the present. That search is necessary, for isolation from it means backwardness and decay. The old barriers are breaking down and life becomes more international. We have to play our part in this coming internationalism and, for this purpose, to travel, meet others, learn from them and understand them. But a real internationalism is not something in the sir without roots or anchorage. It has to grow out of national cultures and can only flourish to-day on a basis of freedom and equality and true internationalism. We are citizens of no mean country and we are proud of the land of our birth, of our people, our culture and traditions. That pride should not be for a romanticised past to which we want to cling, nor should it encourage exclusiveness or a want of appreciation of other ways than ours. It must never allow us to forget our many weaknesses and failings or blunt our longing to be rid of them. We have a long way to go and much lee-way to make up before we can take our proper station with others in the van of human civilization and progress. And we have to hurry, for the time at our disposal is limited and the pace of the world grows ever swifter
WBCS Main Question Paper – 2014
৫। নিম্নোক্ত দুটি অনুচ্ছেদের যে-কোনো একটির বঙ্গানুবাদ করুন ।
(ক) Man is curious by nature. He wants to know the unknown and to see the unseen. Books and pictures cannot fulfil his desire of knowldge. We read of mountains, seas and forests in our books but not idea of these objects of nature cannot be completed unless and until we see them ourselves. It is the spirit of adventure which has enabled us to solve many mysteries of the universe. Travelling makes most of the adventures fruitful. It increases and supplements our knowledge. The theoretical knowledge derived from books it rendered practical and real by travelling. Travelling is refreshing too.
(খ) Believe in God and behave according to His teaching, work according to His words – this can be called religion. Politics is based on ism. Religion can never be many but politics or ism can be many. So politics and religion are different from each other. Religion never divides people into many parts. Hinduism, Islamism, Jainism are not religion but these are only way to reach God. One can reach Delhi by plane, bus, train etc. Hinduism, Islamism, Jainism are just like the same. The destination of all is the same.