Opinion
Identify a few compelling reasons as to why your idea should be implemented

How to influence people to accept your ideas willingly and ethically

Influencing is the power to make other people agree with your opinions or get them to willingly and ethically do what you want them to

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13 Oct 2018

Being politically correct: What do expressions like 'politically incorrect humour' and 'politically correct language' mean?

Some people take delight in hurting others by using politically incorrect humour. Jokes that are targeted at people of a certain sex, caste in a way to offend them are said to be politically incorrect

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13 Oct 2018
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So many big names in the media and entertainment industry were exposed in the #MeToo movement

#MeToo: Here's how you deal with the trauma and demons of sexual harassment

This World Mental Health Day, we look at the trauma faced by young women who deal with sexual harassment and an expert tells you how to deal with it

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10 Oct 2018

Complexity vs simplicity: English should not be taught like any other subject but as a life skill

When we write we should not use run-on sentences as readability is affected. If we find long sentences we should break them into shorter units in order to enhance readability

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03 Oct 2018
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There is a possibility of models being phased out and replaced by digital supermodels

Should we have digital supermodels? There's a possibility of models being phased out and replaced by them soon

Over the last two decades, there was a reaction to this and thin was out with many venues prohibiting anorexic models from strutting down the runway

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03 Oct 2018

Have we matured as a society to accept acid attack survivors? Laxmi Agarwal's case says no

Acid Attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal is now homeless and unemployed. As she is striving to meet two ends meet, we explore a few biases of the society
 

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26 Sep 2018
Laxmi was the face of a lot of ad campaigns in India
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How can one improve their fluency in grammar? Here are four tips to speak good English

Develop your confidence: Confidence is the key to success while taking steps to master English

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26 Sep 2018

Should lonely students be left alone or should teachers and other students look out for them?

In Florida shooting, Nikolas Cruz, 19, who was allegedly involved, was kicked out of two schools and was ‘held back’

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26 Sep 2018
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Can you really compensate for the lack of talent with hard work, grit, and perseverance?

How to identify your inner strengths and excel in life

Everyone is talented at something. It is said that every person can do one thing better than 10,000 people. The trick is to find out what that one thing is

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26 Sep 2018

Why is pride associated with homosexuality? Understanding the terms queer, gay and bisexual

Who is called a straight person? The word ‘straight’ is used to refer to a person who is heterosexual, that is, anyone who has a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite of sex

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22 Sep 2018
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The employment market is now beyond borders wherein any candidate from anywhere can aspire to get absorbed into positions

How to be proactive during your job search and career? Here are five tips to be successful

A proactive job search is a win-win situation, both for the candidate as well as the employer

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22 Sep 2018

Relishing art: Exploring the nitty-gritty of the delicious world of edible art

French pastry chef Amaury Guichon, more popularly known as the ‘Chocolate Architect’, sculpts some edible goodies that are a thrill to behold

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22 Sep 2018
Practising art through the medium of food is termed as edible art
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Should embryonic crowning be criticised? The Jio Institute controversy provides scope for debate

On June 10, the Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, announced the names of six institutions of higher education that have been granted the status of ‘Institution of Eminence

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21 Sep 2018

Graduates must do some "soul searching" before they choose their careers

It is necessary for the young graduates to have an insight as to what is expected of them in the job environment and get oriented in it.

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11 Sep 2018
Some misconceptions about how to choose your career
Let's keep our language gender neutral

Air hostess or flight attendant? Why it’s important to use Gender-Neutral Language

In an increasingly diverse world, it is essential to not use gender specific terms to describe people and professions because it can be considered extremely sexist

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07 Sep 2018

Life beyond Section 377: And we finally saw the sun

History owes an apology to LGBT persons for ostracisation, discrimination, noted the judgment stating that this judgment has to be considered in all pending prosecutions

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06 Sep 2018
Section 377 was a wakeup call for many of the people in the country
The apps promises to provide pure happiness to its users

Rent a Boyfriend App: Are we seriously hanging 'For Rent’ signboards on people too now?

Can a boyfriend on rent cure mental health problems like depression?

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02 Sep 2018

Why State-sponsored suppression of free speech should scare every one of us

Despite the Chief Justice's observation that there needs to be a place for dissent, can it really exist when the State is throwing our constitutional rights out the window? 

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31 Aug 2018
The activists were arrested under IPC Section 153 (A), which relates to promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language and committing acts
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Here's how 'gossip' and 'rumour' are significantly different in meaning

A person who enjoys spreading gossip is called a gossipmonger and a person who enjoys spreading rumours is called a rumour- monger. Both the terms have negative connotations

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29 Aug 2018

What are the important aspects of career planning?

A personal and realistic career goal must be established by the graduates and they must be committed to working towards achieving it

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28 Aug 2018
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Should we tolerate multiplex extortion? Why you can't compel an entire family to consume junk food

It observed that the state’s affidavit said there was no specific law or statutory provision that restrained people from carrying outside food into cinema halls

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27 Aug 2018

Dear patriarchal lady, here's why your essay on the 'modern girl' is as offensive as it can get

The essay begins like this, "The girl in the modern age is generally very smart, intelligent, conscious and fashionable"

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25 Aug 2018
The book of essays called 'Current School Essays and Letters' written by Purabi Chakraborty is meant for 15-16-year-old school children
Squander means to waste something in a foolish manner or an opportunity to be lost

Understanding the use of words like squander, hype and chutzpah

'Chutzpah' is an informal term which has both positive and negative connotations

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21 Aug 2018

The arrival of Gen Z: Can they reconstruct the workplace of tomorrow?

It was said that millennials, unlike the generation before them, worked for a purpose and not so much for a paycheck, but with Gen Z, the paycheck apparently has made a comeback

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21 Aug 2018
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Style police alert! 'Stylish' youngsters marched into saloons in Karnataka for a 'gentlemanly crop'

All salons in Malur Taluk (Kolar district of Karnataka) were packed as police marched in youngsters with ‘stylish’ haircuts for a more sensible and gentlemanly crop

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21 Aug 2018

Here are a few ways in which you can develop and boost your courage

Courage as a trait will be a good resource for the youth to fall back on when they face a tricky situation

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14 Aug 2018
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One word in English can have different meanings based on context

How one word in English can have different meanings based on the context in which it is being used

A synonym is a word having nearly the same meaning as another word or a phrase

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13 Aug 2018

Should Netas be stripped of state assets? The history of asset stripping explained

The Public Works Department has submitted a report to the Uttar Pradesh government over the damage at the government bungalow vacated by Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav

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13 Aug 2018
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Why do you need to be persuasive? To build power and achieve greater positive results

Being persuasive indicates that your leadership quality is best on display. Take the opportunity to demonstrate your leadership skills

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06 Aug 2018

How the free flow of 3D guns could worsen the 'epidemic of armed violence' in the US

Now even guns are made using 3D technology and this has become a hot topic of public discourse

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06 Aug 2018
Dozens of US legislators are demanding that the Trump administration explain a recent agreement to allow the free distribution of plans for using 3D printers to make plastic handguns
A close observation of Monet's paintings will reveal that he did not compromise on even the tiniest detail

Can't get enough of Claude Monet's waterlilies? Here's what makes them stand out

A close observation of his paintings will reveal that he did not compromise on even the tiniest detail. Each of the waterlilies in the ponds have their own reflections

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05 Aug 2018

Here’s how you can learn to exercise the power of visualisation that can lead to success

A keystone habit is one aspect or routine which is so powerful that it spills over into other areas of your life

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04 Aug 2018
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What is a 'bunny hug?' The language of hugs, winks and nods explained

An anonymous person once said that ‘a kiss without a hug is like a flower without the fragrance’

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30 Jul 2018

The rise of the machines: How they might completely erase human beings from the face of the earth

Most importantly, machines can multitask, while doing the allotted work with super efficiency, they can gather and collate data, they can talk to other machines and many other things

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30 Jul 2018
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Should romantic couples be expelled from college? The debate is on!

Describing love as ‘a blind and an innate humane instinct’, the Kerala High Court quashed the decision of a college in the state to oust a boy and girl student for their love affair and for eloping

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30 Jul 2018

Dear Sreeram and Co, here's why your Young Achiever's Matrimonial ad made me want to hit my head

Because, what other job do the IIT/IIM hudugas and hudagis of Bengaluru have other than picking partners like cauliflowers at a marriage market meet on International Youth Day?
 

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26 Jul 2018
The matrimony meet for 'young achievers' was advertised in the Bengaluru edition of The Hindu on Wednesday
The government removed the GST on sanitary napkins a few days ago

GST removal on pads isn't a big deal. Let's focus on the real bleeding issues

While we were busy campaigning for removing the GST on sanitary napkins, did we forget the real issues related to menstruation?

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24 Jul 2018

Is the expression 'I have a doubt' actually English? Find out here

The term ‘ground reality’ is used neither in British English nor in American English. It is a typical Indian English expression

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20 Jul 2018
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Get acquainted with talent acquisition: Why it is essential in the field of placement with regard to corporate entities

Talent acquisition is adapted for long-term and strategic requirements by corporates, which will open a window of opportunities for the graduates who have demonstrable skill sets

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20 Jul 2018

Should students have gender-neutral uniforms? The debate is on!

There have been some suggestions that the skirt ban in schools is a reaction to the problem of  ‘upskirting’ – the new fad of low-held mobile photography to shoot through the lower, open-end of skirts

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20 Jul 2018
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