History And Legend Essay For Asl

Speaking Class IX 8–10 minutes Format: 1 x examiner; 2 x candidates

Topics: People , Adventure, Environment , Mystery, Children, Sports and games, Money, Culture; Music; Art and craft, House and home, Travel and tourism, Humour and wisdom, History and legend, Science and the future, Hobbies and interests, Fashion

New Topics for ASL Class 9, 10 and 11

Total Topics : 909*

1. Rural Uplift Programme of India

2. Advertisement or The Age of Advertisements

3. AIDS- The Dreaded Disease or The AIDS Scare

4. Role of Judiciary in the Country Today

5. Reservation for Women in Legislative Assemblies and Parliament

6.The Coalition Politics

7. India’s Space Programme – Car to SAT Launched by Indian Space


8.Global Terrorism- The Fight Against Terrorism

9. Female Foeticide – Acculturate Blemish 

10.Information Technology is a developing technology 

11. Reservation

12. Regionalism and Nationalism 

13. Man and Environment

14. Brain Drain

15. One Day Cricket Match

16. Future of English in India

17. A Terrifying Experience

18. My Pet Aversion

19. Journalism as a Profession

20. Freedom of the Press

21.Drug Addiction

22.Rising Prices or Price Hike

23.Family Planning

24.The Dowry System

25.Corruption in India

26.Population Problem

27.Black Money In India

28.Some Popular Indian Superstitions

29.Communal Riots

30.Student in Discipline

31.Are we Happier than Our Forefathers?

32.Man versus Machine

33.The Television Craze

34.Impact of Cinema in Life

35.The Video – CD Craze

36.Value of Newspapers

37.Democracy Vs Dictatorship

38.Future of Democracy in India

39.Adult Education in India

40.Participation of Students in Politics

41. The Present System of Examinations

42. Importance of Vocational Education

43. India and The Atom Bomb

44. A World free from wars

45. Advantages of Science

46. Energy Crisis in the World

47. Place of Women in Society Today

48. Computer Its Role in Life Today

49. Value of Discipline

50. Patriotism

51. The impact of Privatization

52. Role of Banking in Rural Development

53. Indo—Pak Bridges of Peace

54. India is a World Power

55. To Drink or Not to Drink

56. Role of Students in Free India

57. The Problem of Beggary in India

58. Problem of Unemployment

59. Need for Rural Uplift in India

60. Science and Religion

61. Country Life Versus Town Life

62. Advantages and Disadvantages of Hostel Life

63. Library and its Uses

64. Value of Travelling

65. Sports and Games—Their Importance

66. Pleasures of Mountaineering

67. Life in a Big City

68. The Concept of Secularism

69. Modern Fashions

70. Students and Military Training

71. Inside an Examination Hall

72. Your Aim in Life

73. Your Favourite Book

74. Your Favourite Writer

75. Value of Broadcasting

76. If I Become a Millionaire

77. A Journey in a Crowded Train

78. An Ideal Budget

79. Hobbies

80. An Ideal Student

81. Youth and Age

82. Variety is this Spice of Life

83. Work is worship

84. All that Glitters is Not Gold

85. Joys and Sorrows go Hand in Hand in Life

86. Beauties of Nature

87. An Ideal Citizen

88. Life in a College

89. The Value of Friendship

90. Pleasures of Reading

91. A Visit to a Historical Place

92. If I Become The Prime Minister of India

93. Cowards Die many a Time Before their Death

94. A College Function

95. My Likes and Dislikes

96. Adversity Brings out the Best in Man

97. The Greatest Day in your Life

98. A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever

99. Deficit Financing

100. Evils of Smuggling

101. Sexual Harassment: The Hidden Truth

102. Return of Democracy in Nepal

103. The Sardar Sarovar Dam and The Narmada Bachao Andolan

104. Value Added Tax (VAT)

105. Pope John Paul II Dies

106. Center—State Relations in India

107. The Tsunami Disaster and After

108. The Threat of Bio-Terrorism

109. Dr. Manmohan Singh—The Ex-Prime Minister of India

110. Chance of Government at the Center

111. Empowerment of Women

112. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam—The President of India

113. A Visit to the Hills

114. Reshaping the UN Security Council

115. NAM’S (Non- Aligned Movement) RELEVANCE

116. The Problem of Poverty

117. Secularism

118. Defence Preparedness and Security Challenges

119. Corruption Unbound

120. Corruption in High Places

121. The Era of Coalition

122. Space Exploration in India

123. Space Exploration and Research

124. Understanding Environment

125. Environment in Danger

126. Road Accidents

127. Empowerment of Women

128. Infrastructure in India

129. Power Famine in India

130. Gujral Doctrine

131. Electoral Reforms

132. Child Labour

133. Human Rights

134. Role of Bureaucracy in India

135. Need for Electoral Reforms in India

136. Decentralisation or Centralisation of Power

137. Public Opinion and Indian Democracy

138. Challenges to Indian Democracy

139. Today’s Women

140. The Menace of Terrorism

141. Religion And Politics

142. WTO-End of the Sovereign Nation State Concept

143. Electrical Reforms in India

144. Coalition Politics in India

145. Criminalisation of Politics

146. Is non-alignment relevant ?

147. Corruption- Do we need it or can’t help it

148. India at 50 – Achievements and Failures

149. Resurgence of Judiciary

150. Consumer Protection- Why and How ?

151. Sustainable Development

152. Indian Sports

153. Fifty Years of Indian foreign policy

154. Threats to Nation Building Process

155. The Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi

156. Communalism and Casteism are the two sides of the same coin.

157. Changing face of Caste System

158. The Impact of Multi TV Channel on Indian Society

159. Was India’s Nuclear Testing Necessary ?

160. Democracy and India

161. Vocational Education

162. High Prices and Their Effects

163. The Twelfth Lok Sabha Elections

164. Need for Peace and Harmony in India

165. Role of Banks in Solving Unemployment

166. Black Money problem in India

167. Can Technology Help Indian Villages?

168. Role of Public Sector in The Indian Economy

169. ” Export or Perish “

170. Operation Flood

171. The End of Communist Ideology

172. Intellectual Property Rights-Patents

173. Globalization versus Regionalism

174. Globalization- Rich or Poor Dichotomy

175. The Future of English in India

176. Are Examination Necessary ?

177. Co-education

178. The Importance of Library

179. The value of games and sports

180. Sex Education necessary in Schools

181. Corporal Punishment in Schools

182. Should Cell Phones be allowed in Schools?

183. Pleasure of Reading

184. The Importance of Moral Education

185. Right to Education an Opportunity and a Challenge

186. Science- A Blessing or A Curse

187. The Role of Computers in Everyday Life

188. Space Programs of India

189. Our Cultural Heritage

190. Indian Festivals

191. Historical Monuments of India

192. Dances of India

193. My favourite Artiste

194. Unemployment in India

195. Land Reforms in India

196. Problems and Prospects of Small Scale Industries in India

197. Problem of Rural Indebtedness in India

198. Impact of Economic Reforms

199. Fifty Years of Indian Planning

200. Poverty Eradication Programmes-How Far Successful?

  1. Educational Reforms in India
  2. Conservation of Forests
  3. Biodiversity – Relevance and Conservation
  4. Environmental Pollution in India
  5. Scientific Problems in India
  6. Should India Manufacture Nuclear Bomb?
  7.  Peaceful uses of Nuclear Energy in India
  8. Satellite Communications
  9. Forests for National Welfare
  10. Impact of Television on Our Social Values
  11. Tasks before the Indian Scientists
  12. Autonomy to Electronic Media (Prasar Bharti)
  13. Social Problems of India
  14. Role of Women in Indian Society
  15. Drug Addiction
  16. Whither Indian Youth
  17. Crime Against Women
  18. Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty
  19. Quotations (Social, Economic, Political, Literature, Sociology and General)
  20. Education Problems of India
  21. Cultural Problems of India
  22. Political Emancipation of Women
  23. Population Explosion-Remedies
  24. Child Labour In India
  25. Changing Idea of Family
  26. Changing Idea of Family
  27. Two Contradictory faces of human nature
  28. Freedom is the birth-right of man
  29. Modernity
  30. The Past is the root of the Present
  31. Democracy and Dictatorship
  32. Role of Religion
  33. Indian Architectural Skills
  34. Politics is an Art of Gaining power and the craft of retaining it
  35. God Plays an Important role in man’s life
  36. Civilization Age
  37. Discoveries and Inventions of Man endangered his life
  38. Aim and Purpose of Education
  39. The Role of Social Education in National Reconstruction
  40. The Principal Business of Life is to Enjoy it
  41. Science Progress
  42. Concept of Art and Poetry
  43. Drama and Real Life
  44. Fifty Years of Indian Films
  45. Role of Press
  46. Democracy without discipline is meaningless
  47. The Concept of Secularism
  48. Role of opposition party in India
  49. Religious Fundamentalism
  50. My Favorite Poet
  51. My Favorite Sports Start
  52. Unity in Diversity
  53. The New Seven Wonders of the World
  54. It’s Contribution to Indian society
  55. Pollution
  56. The Role of Newspaper
  57. The India of My Dreams
  58. Tourism in India
  59. The Craze for Fashion
  60. The Problem of Insurgency
  61. Disinvestment in Public Sector Undertaking
  62. Indian Railways
  63. Panchayati Raj
  64. Economic Reforms
  65. Indian Export Basket
  66. Fresh Reorganization of States
  1. Population trends in India
  2. Concept of A Welfare State
  3. Unity in Diversity
  4. Unemployment Problem in India
  5. Advertising
  6. SAARC and the Male Summit
  7. Examinations under Scrutiny
  8. Travails of Living in Delhi
  9. Feeding the Hungry Billions
  10. Primary Education in India
  11. Terrorism in India
  12. Renewable Sources of Energy
  13. India’s Missile Options
  14. Science and Society
  15. Forest and Wildlife Conservation
  16. Reservation for Women in Parliament
  17. Water Problem
  18. The Nuclear Option
  19. Indian Tourism
  20. Advantage of Internet
  21. Indian Democracy
  22. Office Automation

Main Difference – History vs. Legend

History and Legend are related to the past events and happenings. But there is one main difference between history and legend; history can be proved by evidence and is considered to be true whereas legends are perceived to be true though they are not supported by any historical evidence.

What is History

History is the study of past events, particularly how they relate to human lives. History is basically concerned with the overall achievements, events, occurrences and happenings of the entire human population. Since these events and occurrences have taken place hundreds of years ago, we have no way of knowing the first-hand experience or direct knowledge of those who lived during that era. This is where the texts or records written in the past come to our help. These records can be in the form of form of printed material, rare manuscripts written on paper and leaves, dried animal skins.

By using these writings and other evidence, we can get to know a lot of information about the past way of life. However, these writings might contain biased information as writing was used mainly to eulogize the achievements of emperors, kings, and other nobles. Nevertheless, these records remain the primary source to gain information on history. The events that had occurred prior to written records are considered to be prehistory.

It is important to remember that only the events or occurrences that can be proved to be true by various sources or evidence are accepted to be history. Stories, tales that describe events, but cannot be supported by evidence are usually classified as legends.

What is Legend

A legend is a popular narrative that is usually perceived to be true, but not validated by evidence. Many legends function within the area of uncertainty, never being entirely believed by the listeners, but also never being resolutely doubted. Legends tend to be plausible because of their historical event or location. However, in spite of this tie, there is no evidence to prove that these events actually took place.

Legends can be also be transformed over time to remain fresh and realistic. This is how legends remain alive for hundreds and hundreds of years. Legends, along with folk tales and myths play a vital role in culture. A legend can be formed around a character (King Arthur, Robin Hood, Helen of Troy, etc.) an object (philosopher’s stone, holy grail, etc.) or a place (Atlantis, Shangri-La, etc.)

Difference Between History and Legend


History is the study of past happenings that particularly relate to human lives.

Legends are popular narratives which are perceived to be true, but not validated by evidence.


History is the events that actually happened in the past.

Legendsare fictional narratives that are not entirely true.


History is based on actual information.

Legends are based on folk tales or narratives that have been passed down for generations.

Image Courtesy:

“Battle of Olustee” by Florida Memory. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons

“Boys King Arthur – N. C. Wyeth – p16″ by N.C. Wyeth – The Boy’s King Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory’s History of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, Edited for Boys by Sidney Lanier (New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1922). Scanned by Dave Pape. (Public Domain) via Wikimedia Commons 

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