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Contact-new.svg Veena Dhume.
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Employer:Retired from Abhinav Vidyalaya High School.Pune India.
Occupation:Retired Teacher
Languages:English, Hindi,Marathi,Telugu& German[A little]

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About me


I have done my MA in English & B. Ed In English /History/Civics. I used to teach in various schools in Pune India.

Leading a retired after 34 years of teaching in secondary schools.

Professional Background

  • Taught in Vidya Mahahmandal"s Primary School 1975-76.
  • Taught English& History/Civics in Karnatak High School 1976-1987,
  • Taught the above subjects in Abhinav Vidyalaya 1987-2010.
  • Taught Spoken English to B.Ed students in Adarsh College of Education January 2011.

  • Worked as Examiner for the SSC Examination{English First Language}with the State Board of Secondary Education Maharashtra India from 1993-2003.
  • Worked as Moderator for the above examination,subject &the State Board from 2004-2009.
  • At present i.e inSeptember2011I give private tuitions toSSCstudents.
  • I am involved with the assessment work of TEACHERS' ACADEMY students.


.HSC St. Ann's High School Secunderabad AP India. 1966. .BA Fergusson College Pune India. 1970 .MA External Student University of Pune. 1980 B.Ed Tilak College of Education University of Pune.1975 . .MS-CIT MKCL 2006

My Interests

  • I like to read autobiographies & biograhies of eminent personalities.
  • I am interested in watching plays & good films.
  • I like to take part in discussing matters of interest.


.to upgrade my knowledge with regard to teaching methods.

.to encourage students to participate inelocution competitions&debates.

.to help in conductingIOEL exams if given a chance.


  • I like to watch dramas.
  • I like to read biographies & travelogues.
  • I used to do quite a bit of embroidery & .knitting
  • I enjoy discussing matters of interest with friends.
  • "My Booklist'
  • An Idealist View Of Life s Radhakrishnan
  • Three Cups of Tea GregMorteson & David Oliver Relin
  • Our Heritage S.Radhakrishnan
  • Bhagwan BuddhaR:R:Diwakar

Photos: Sunset @ Goa


Those pictures are lovely..How did you manage to put up those pics..Please tell me. --NIMS Mrs. Nirmala Parameswaran) 18:30, 23 October 2011 (UTC)


 My Projects



Every one is invited to read this article on Writing Skills for Std. X students of the State Board of Maharashtra, India.
It will certainly be of help to students appearing for the SSC Examination.<u</u>


Mastering all the language skills in English is of utmost importance as it is the "Lingua Franca"&the most widely used language in the world.

Emphasis is given to Communication Skills as language is used to express thoughts, ideas & feelings.Hence the English paper SSC for the students is of 80 marks & 20 marks are reserved for the Oral Examination,which is conducted in the respective schools.

We will now consider how to get a mastery over the writing skills required to score maximum marks in the English paper.[Marks -25]


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  • To enable the student to learn writing skills required for the examination.
  • To help the student to be able ot write letters.
  • The student is able to write reports,fact file,information transfer.
  • To enable the candidate to prepare leaflet & an advertisement.

TheE nglish paper has 8 questions to be answered & writing skills are tested in,7&8.

In Q no.6a you have to write an Informal Letter OR a Formal Letter.Marks for this answer are 5.

Things to remember   1. Write your address without disclosing your identity.Use XYZ for your name  

2 .Subject to be written after the receiver's address only in an official letter &not in a letter to the Editor.

3. End the letter with-Yours faithfully,

Example of Official Letter


Your Address

23,May 2011.

The Sub-Inspector of Police,


Police Station,


                 Subject:- Violation of permissible limits of noise.


     I regret to inform you that the deadline of 10 p.m for bursting crackers & the permissible sound levels are being violated during Diwali celebrations. Unfortunately no care

is taken to punish the offenders..Though NGOs & ALMs had chalked out their strategy by distributing circulars containing numbers of police control room &their members were  

 taking turns to patrol the streets &see that crackers did not exceed the prescribed decibel limits, in our area no limit was followed.The old ,the sick & the young children were the

most troubled ones.

I request you to take steps to ensure that people are not troubled by a few law breakers.I look forward to your timely intervention

Yours faithfully,



In Q6b you have to write a fact file OR information transfer.It is a must to give an introduction of one senence like The following is a fact file about Mark Twain.Write 5 points Marks-5.


1.Name: Samuel Langhorne Clemens

2.Birth month/year: November 1835.

3.Death mo nth/year: April 1910.

4.Famous as: American writer of humorous stories,novels &other works.

5.An interesting fact: Mark Twain & Halley's Comet are "onaccountable freaks" cosmically linked; havng come together& left together.

In Information Transfer you have to read a graph,tree diagram ,family tree .pie chart or table & convert it in a small paragraph of 5 points.Add a title, give all the information ,be logical.Marks-5.Indroductory line to be written.

Chinese       ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  1,113

English        ---------------------------------------------------------------   372

Hindi/Urdu   ----------------------------------------------------------  316

Spanish -------------------------------------------------------  304

Arabic          -------------------------------------------------  201

Portugu ese--------------------------------------------  165

Russian        -----------------------------------------  155

Bengali        ------------------------------------  125

Japanese     ---------------------------------- 123

German        -------------------------  102


                       [First Language speakers presented in millions]


  Position of Top Ten Languages of the world

     The chart shows the world's top ten languages.The figures indicate the number of first language speakers in millions.According to the chart, Chinese is the most widely spoken language with 1,113 million speakers.English is the next most used language

with 372 million speakers.Hindi/Urdu is also widely spoken.Spanish is the most popular European language with 304 million speakers,followed by Arabic with 201 million speakers,closely followed by Portuguese, Bengali & Japanese.German is spoken by

102 million speakers.


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1. Write a letter to the Editor protesting against the felling of Neem trees on the University road.

2. W rite a fact file about a hill station you have recently visited.[Name,Distance from your city, Accommodation,Activity,Clothes&Climate.]A leaflet about a tourist place is like a fact file.

In Q.7 a You are expected to write a speech or a dialogue.For a speech use 3 to 4 small paragraphs & remember to write an introduction of one sentence.Marks-5.

Example of a speech.[World HealthDay]

The following is a speech delivered by XYZ on the occasion of World Health Day.

Respected Principal, teachers & my dear friends. A very  good morning to you. On the occasion of World Health Day, I wish to expess my views on the importance of exercise. We are familiar with the saying 'A sound mind in a sound body',but our life style has turned us into couch potatoes.

Sitting in front of a computer or the TV using the car fora short trip to the near-by store& using lifts instead of the stairs has contributed to our inactivity.

      We are conscious of the mistakes we are committing but we continue to make the same mistakes.

      On the occasion of World Health Day,I request you to change your schedule & include a programme of exercise Start slowly..... & build up your work out.If you are doing some light exercises,move up to more moderate ones.According to scientistss, 60 minutes of physical activity every day is required to stay healthy.

      Physical activity need not be strenuous. This goal can be achieved by including some sort of exercise in you daily routine. It can be as simple as just a walk in the morningin your compound.Maintain this routine for three months & see the difference.

So friends,start immediately & don't give up.Thank you for listening to me so patiently.

Tte option for this question is Dialogue Writing.You are epected to write about 10 questions & responses.Example of a dialogue between a student & a teacher. You are not to use inverted commas. Marks-5.

Student: Good morning,ma;am.

Teacher:Good morning.Your RollNo. is 7.... here is your result.Adil you have done very badly in languages- in Hindi& Marathi.

S         :Yes Ma'am I find these subjects very boring& difficult.

T      Adil,no subject is boring. You do:n't like thesehsubjects & so you find them boring.You have not learnt these languages.


S         :I find it difficult to read the language.

T         :You must realize that you have to get through in the languages & so you might as well start taking interest in these subjects.

S         : But Ma;am, the teachers talk in Hindi which I can't understand.

T        :I will give you some study skills to master the languages.Write 2 paragraphs of any lesson.While you are writing, read aloud & understand what you will find the work interesting& learning will be a pleasure.

S        : Thank you .I will try this measure from today.


T        :Remember 'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step:

In Q 7 b you are expected to write a report. Things to remember - Heading to be written in capital letters, in the present tense& it should be interestingenogh to attract the reader's attention. The report is to be in the past tense, passive voice & third person.It should be in 3 paragraphs , a short introduction[organisers, venue ,occasion]

the body of the report [what took place]& a short conclusion& recommendation or appreciation of the event Examples of reports can be got from the news papers.Topics-   Science Exhibition, Social service camp, Flower arrangement,Independence day ,Dog show.

The option for the report writing 10 interview questions.Example of the interview questions.[For the post of a sales person in a showroom selling electronic gadgets.]

1. What is your name & what are your qualifications?

2. Do you have any experience as a sales person?

3. Where have you worked before?

4.Why did you leave your previous job?

5.Where do you see yourself after five years in this organisation?

6.How can you contribute to the growth of this organisation?

7. Do you have the requisite communication skills to convince the customer &  achieve the sales target?

8. Which languages do you know?

9. Do you some technical knowledge about gadgets?

10. We have a chain of showrooms in & around Mumbai.Would you be comfortable if you are transferred &from one showroom to another?

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1.Write a speech to be delivered on World Environment Day on how Planet Earth is being polluted by our wrong activites.

2.Write a dialogue between a doctor & a patient regarding eye donation.

3.Write a report on the Yoga Camp held in your school.Highlight its benefits.

4.Frame 10 questions to interview Sachin Tendulkar.

In Q 8. you are to attempt Expansion of an idea in100 words.Three topics are given & you have to attempt one .If the topic is a controversial write it in 2 paragraphs with an introduction of a sentence Write the advantages or the pros in the 1st para & the disadvantages or the cons in the next one with one sentence as the conclusion If the topic deals one thought write it in one paragraph with an introduction& a conclusion.

Example of expanding an idea. Students &Social Service [points]

Students a vital force in every society-their energy to be channelised so that it is not used destructively-great social workers like Mother Teresa, Baba Amte Set as an example-various social service schemes like mass literacy programme,AIDS awareness, cleanliness, help to those facing natural calamities,help at the old age homes-sociall service an integral part of education- service to our brethren is the best form of worship.

In conclusion I can say that following the above tips will enable you to score good marks in the examination. Others can also get the benefit of honing their writing skills.Even though spoken language is important, getting a command over written language is equally important.

I hope that all the readers of this article will benefit by following the above tips.,

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1.Expand the idea contained in the following topics.

a] If trees could speak.

b] Examination -a necessary evil.



                Please open New Page to see the PROJECT--2 on THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.




My Sandbox

<a _fcknotitle="true" href="/My sandbox/">/My sandbox/</a> Steps for adding COLOURS to your Page

This page has been added by the course co-ordinator to | eL4C15 On-line Workshop 2.8.2 Advanced Users:-) Thanks Nellie and Patricia.

1. Put in text on your page
2. decide which set of words you want to colour
3. add < FONT COLOR = "Green" > that is a less than sign followed by FONT COLOR then equal to symbol,name of the colour within double codes then add symbol for greater than.(Do not leave space between any symbols)in front of the text to be coloured.
4. at the end of the text put the same syntax with the original colour name, otherwise all the text beyond this point will get the new colour.
5. Example:I find Colours very fascinating.....this page will echo my love for colours
6. Click on the edit button above this section and look at the syntax I have used in the line above.
7. Normal colour names work but for names of more shades see the weblink I have mentioned above.


border-radius: 1em; -moz-border-radius: 1em; -webkit-border-radius: 1em; box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75); -moz-box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75); -webkit-box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75);; padding: 4px; background:orange; border: solid 6px Teal">
border-radius: 1em; -moz-border-radius: 1em; -webkit-border-radius: 1em; box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75); -moz-box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75); -webkit-box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75);; padding: 4px; background: yellow; border: solid 6px red;">
border-radius: 1em; -moz-border-radius: 1em; -webkit-border-radius: 1em; box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75); -moz-box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75); -webkit-box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75);; padding: 0; background: cornsilk; border: solid 5px blue;">

This is a nice way to add colours :-)

border-radius: 1em; -moz-border-radius: 1em; -webkit-border-radius: 1em; box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75); -moz-box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75); -webkit-box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75);; padding: 4px; background:Green; border: solid 6px Blue">
border-radius: 1em; -moz-border-radius: 1em; -webkit-border-radius: 1em; box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75); -moz-box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75); -webkit-box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75);; padding: 4px; background: yellow; border: solid 6px Brown;">

dius: 1em; -moz-border-radius: 1em; -webkit-border-radius: 1em; box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75); -moz-box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75); -webkit-box-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.75);; padding: 0; background: pink; border: solid 5px blue;">

Here is another Colour Combo :-) In a different size and style.

I find Colors very fascinating. Red

and this too.


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--Veena Dhume 04:45, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

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"My Booklist"

"My Booklist"

The Dictionary of Phrase &Fable

Discovery of India

Dictionary of thehistory of Science

Fowler's Modern English Usage

Dictionary of Philosophy

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My Reflection

I joined the eL4C50 workshop to learn wiki skills at the insistence of my sister,Dr. Kalpana Gupte. I wish to do some thing in the field of teaching to make the world a better place to live in. It is said that a teacher is a student till the end & I wish to be the change that I want to bring about. Let us all learn to make our lives sublime from the lives of great men & leave footprints on the Sands of Time Like H W Longfellow has rightly taught us. A big thank you to Dr.Sharmaji, Patricia Schlicht, Dr.Gita Mathur&Michael for the Guidance& support given. It helped me to make my user page.A very big thank you to my grand son, Mohit Deshpande, who taught me how to add images to my user page. I wish to extend my gratitude to Dr. Sharmaji who very kindly rectified the errors I had made. Thank you Sir for your encouraging words.It will help me in doing the learning project.

I registered for the eL4C51 workshop to improve the wiki skills I had learnt. I hope to make a second learning project. shortly .I have yet to make a decision about the topic.There are many things that I need to learn.

Feedback and Notes from my WikiNeighbours

(Comment.gif: Hi, you are doing good work, pl keep updating information on your page. Thanks - Ramesh Sharma, PhD 13:24, 1 February 2014 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Dear Veena ji, do let me know if you need some help on updating your page. Thanks. --R C Sharma, PhD 12:03, 28 September 2011 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hello Veenaji, thanks, you have added lot of content. Thats very good. Keep it up. --R C Sharma, PhD 11:56, 26 September 2011 (UTC))

Tai, Nice to see your page and all that you have added. Dont stop. Just keep at it and keep on improving your page. All the best for your learning project --Kalpana Gupte 11:22, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi, Veenatai, How is the workshop going? Hope you enjoy learning something new. Just be bold and do it. You can always correct or rectify anything you want, once you learn how. You can access the user page of your facilitator by clicking on the link. Regards, <a href="User:Kalpanagupte">Kalpana</a>

Hi, Veena .Thank you for visiting my page and commenting.if you need any help your always welcome.

(Comment.gif: Hi Veena, Greetings! Congratulations for having decided to join eL4C!...and wishing you a very interesting and worthy learning time with the eminent facilitators of our WikiEducator family! Warm regards Anil Prasad 18:04, 24 September 2011 (UTC))

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Learning contract text

<img src="" _fck_mw_filename="100px-L4C-small.png" _fck_mw_width="50" alt="" />  Agreement
By signing this optional <a href="Learning4Content/Learning contract">learning contract </a>I will try to complete my training in basic wiki editing skills to achieve the status of a <a href="WikiMaster/WikiBuddy">Wikibuddy</a>. In return for this free training opportunity, I will give the gift of knowledge by donating or developing at least one free content resource licensed under a <a href="">CC-BY-SA</a> or <a href="">CC-BY</a> license which can be used by myself (and others) on WikiEducator.
Brief description of project
<Enter a brief description of the content resource or WikiEducator project you would like to work on here>Writing Skills for Std. X students of the state board-SSC examination.Project -2 A Lesson Plan on the French Revolution in History for Std.X students of thestate board-SSC examination.
Target date for completion

<Specify the target date for completion --- you choose the date which can be after the completion of this workshop>.!5 June 2011    Project-2 30,October2011

 <Login and with the rich text editor click on the "Insert signature" button above: <img src="" _fck_mw_filename="Signature button RTE.png" alt="RTENOTITLE" />.>Veena Dhume.--Veena Dhume 10:43, 12 October 2011 (UTC)Veena Dhume.

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