Opinion
Every eleventh child in India is a child labourer

This World Day Against Child Labour, let's learn about the children who don't get their childhood

Puja Marwaha, CEO of CRY writes, that children who drop out of school and are pushed into work, continue to perpetuate the cycle of poverty, while missing out on a healthy childhood

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09 Jun 2018

Your next presentation is going to be far less scary with these go-to pointers

Researched content, good communication and a dose of self-confidence is just about what you need, to prepare for an excellent presentation

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04 Jun 2018
Present your ideas with confidence
Craft Beer Labels are all about Art

Thought Breweries were for Beer? Craft Beer Labels are now all about Art!

Craft beer houses are full of vibrant illustrations, making their labels quirky while encouraging art and local artists

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04 Jun 2018

Should parents have the liberty to throw out their unemployed adult children?

On May 23, 30-year old Michael Rotondo's parents went to court to evict him out of their house. Should parents have the liberty to do so?

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04 Jun 2018
What are the limits as a parent, asks the author
Ellipses is the omission of a word or a group of words which we normally use in sentences to make the sentences grammatically correct

The Ellipses is called the Economist of the English language. Find out why!

Albert Rayan elaborates on Ellipses in the English language - to avoid using unnecessary repetition of words

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04 Jun 2018

Do the math: How autonomous status of Delhi Univerisity colleges can force students to drop out

Autonomy status to colleges at Delhi University will add to the already-massive cost of living for the students. That's not what high-schoolers imagine when they apply at DU, writes an alumna 

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01 Jun 2018
Admissions at Delhi University start in June every year | PTI
For crafters, developing unique and unmistakable art labels are as much a part of the brewing culture as their distinctive brews

Art of breweries: How craft beer labels have encouraged art

Home-grown breweries and beer labs became quite popular with even traditionalists, who had previously stayed loyal to the classic international brands — many of which were European

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28 May 2018

The curious case of how a hug can be an immoral act in India

In a recent case in Kolkata, a young couple was mishandled by a group of middle-aged men for hugging in the metro. However, youngsters took to streets, demanding justice for the couple

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28 May 2018
oon as the report was published, youth took to social media to criticise the act of the middle-aged men
It is often very disturbing to see unfocused youth who do not accomplish their tasks

Here is how procrastination can negatively affect your professional edge

The general maxim that ‘opportunity strikes only once’ will have to be rethought from a professional scenario to that of ‘opportunity opens up only for a microsecond’

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28 May 2018

Update your vocabulary, know the difference between who and whom 

Traditional grammarians (formal) go by traditional grammar rules whereas modern grammarians (normal) go by the evidence of language in use

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28 May 2018
Will ‘whom’ disappear soon? Probably ‘yes’ says experts
The recent proposal suggests that allocation to the services is to be done not solely on the basis of UPSC ranking but also the performance of candidates during the Foundation Course training

Why the selection of IAS, IPS officers based on the Foundation Course could be a matter of concern

As the training academy is run by IAS and IPS officers, children of bureaucrats may also be shown favour, thereby compromising merit and leading to nepotism in the recruitment process

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25 May 2018

Politicians should either learn to bite one's tongue or learn to face the media scrutiny 

The recently elected Tripura CM, Biplab Deb has been making headlines for the stupidity he has been uttering. He is one in a dime a dizen to do so. But, if we ask what for? nobody has an answer

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07 May 2018
Give a politician a mike and he is sure to experience verbal diarrhoea on the stage
AMU has been witnessing regular clashes amid the Jinaah-portrait controversy | PTI

Dear statue removers at AMU, Jinnah is alive and kicking!

Jinnah’s reincarnated spirit is exposing the divisiveness of radicals, creating a new wave of unrest in university and college campuses, ready to carve polarised experiments in young minds

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07 May 2018

Vacation or holiday, pupil or student: Find out what's the correct usage here 

The most noticeable difference between American and British English is the vocabulary. There are numerous words that are different and used in entirely different contexts

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06 May 2018
The notable difference between British English and Maerican English include the usage of holiday and vacation
Sridevi's character in English Vinglish redeemed her dignity of being a housewife towards the end of the movie

Not to go all English Vinglish on you, but it's about time homemakers get their due

If the Karnataka High Court has ruled that women who work at home are as busy as professionals, who are you to think otherwise?

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05 May 2018

Productive people get the rewards and recognition: Here's how you can be one of them

People who are productive, gets rewarded for their hardwork and also break through challenges and obstacles in the workplace and emerge as successful personalities

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30 Apr 2018
Youngsters who wish to scale heights need to work on their productivity, which is important for their growth
Students of IIT Kanpur celebrating their convocation in traditional attire

Why students wearing traditional attire for convocation should be a matter of concern

The recent move by the MHRD asking colleges to ditch colonial gown for traditional Indian attires bring into question the need for standardising a single culture in a diverse counrtry like Indian

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30 Apr 2018

Romance isn't trash! And no matter what you say, editors, writers and students agree!

Ever been ridiculed for reading a romance novel? We find out from editors, authors and book lovers if this attitude towards timeless romance has changed over time

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30 Apr 2018
Many love reading romantic books
Commuters at the Stadion metro station in Stockholm

Art on the go: How metro stations have turned into art galleries

From Stockholm to Kochi, metro stations across the world have become a hub for splendid artworks. With vibrant colours and intrinsic patterns these artworks will beat the boredom of the commuters

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29 Apr 2018

Have you heard of 'Dutch courage'? Find out some of the interesting idioms in English  

English langue uses plenty of idioms in an interesting way. The universality of the language is the result of it incorporating various lagunages and dialects

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29 Apr 2018
An idiom is a phrase or an expression that has a figurative or sometimes literal meaning
Writing a PhD can be a huge task but thanks to these softwares, you can save some time

Here are a few softwares that will make writing a PhD thesis easier 

While Grammarly can help you deliver error-free documents, Mendeley can help you manage the references for your thesis

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24 Apr 2018

Learning to get the grammar and usage right in the English language

While grammar is a set of rules that are essential to make meaningful utterances, usage is the way in which words and phrases are actually used in a language community

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23 Apr 2018
Learners of English will find the books, Modern American Usage by Garner and Practical English Usage by Swan very useful
Chemigrams require specialised media as they are created by manipulating light sensitive paper with chemicals

Exploring photography without cameras, an emerging artistic expression that uses science and art

Photography without using cameras is a relatively lesser known but extremely interesting application of science in art. This can be done through e means such as photograms, chemigrams, cyanotypes etc

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23 Apr 2018

Shouldn't girls have a greater say in their lives while choosing their life partner?

From forced marriages to marrying off when you are just 10 months old, a girl's freedom is stifled in many ways. When it comes to marriage in India, it is parents who decides their daughter's fate

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23 Apr 2018
Married off when she was 10 months, Urma Bishnoi had to tolerate the tortures of being in a child marriage for 18 years
The Tamil Nadu State syllabus science book for eight standard lists out ways to prevent sexual abuse

Don't let anyone kiss you: Why these anti-abuse suggestions in a TN textbook made me cringe

The Tamil Nadu State syllabus science book for eight standard lists out ways to prevent sexual abuse and one of the points is to stay away from 'the opposite sex'

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23 Apr 2018

Here is how you can overcome stress from the workplace and ensure more productivity

We all go through stressful moments in life and how we deal with it, varies according to each person. Rather than panicking it is important to know how to deal with stress instead

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23 Apr 2018
Job-related pressure is a serious issue that is growing in alarming proportions in society
Acrylic pours often look like the marble patterns one can commonly find in nail art

Dirty pour: Here's an interesting beginner's guide to fluid painting

Free-flowing liquid paints are the key ingredients for the pouring process. Though the pouring and creation part is easy, it is the after-care and preservation that requires more time

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12 Apr 2018

Promising employment asks for leadership skills and here's how you can stay ahead of the game 

Every person has leadership quality but the ones who get ahead in life are people who realise this potential and work on it

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12 Apr 2018
The youth can make use of numerous steps to identify their leadership qualities
English has become a language of career success. Those who are able to communicate effectively in the language can heighten the chances of success

Here's how you can improve your fluency in English language

The only way to improve your English communication skill is by speaking more and by reading. With the advent of technology, there are numerous e-books, apps and materials online which you can refer

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12 Apr 2018

Salman Khan row: Our justice system has proven that certain people are above the law

A trial court in Jodhpur on April 4, 2018  convicted actor Salman Khan in the two-decade-old blackbuck poaching case and sent him to five years in prison.

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12 Apr 2018
The case dates back to October 1998, when Khan, Saif, Neelam, Tabu and Sonali went on a hunting expedition in Kankani and killed two blackbucks
The government needs to rethink their policies to punish the perpetrators of paper leaks so that such events don't repeat itself in the future

CBSE exam leak: Why not punish the offenders than making the students take a retest? 

The leaking of exam papers is a perennial feature of the Indian exam scene for the last several years, causing much trauma to the students

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08 Apr 2018

How and where to use it: The difference between the gerund and the infinitive words in English

A gerund is a verb in its ing form that functions as a noun that names an activity rather than a person or thing and an infinitive is a verb form that acts as other parts of speech

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08 Apr 2018
While gerund forms the ing (Present Particle) words, infinitive words are + base form of the verb
Some of the popular destinations for outstation summer camps in India include Bandipur, Coorg, Wayanad, Yercaud, Pondicherry, Kotagiri, Manali and Shimla

This summer, be cool: This is why you shouldn't be a couch potato during this school vacation

Summer camps, while keeping children engaged, also helps in building character, accountability and social skills and enable them to fend for themselves

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03 Apr 2018

Students 'caste' Kerala in doubt: This is more about hegemony than technology

Does the 'casteless Kerala' rumour tell us more about the weakness of the system or the secularism of the society?

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31 Mar 2018
Remember being shocked about Kerala students going caste-less. Well, it was all an illusion
Over the years,  many busybodies have tried moral policing the love arena

Couples at public spaces or violence in the streets: What should be the real problem?

The recent incident in Mangaluru where villagers appealed to authorties to prevent couples from 'indecent' activities, speaks volume about how our society is unreceptive to something as simple as love

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30 Mar 2018

The know-how of the usability of transitive and intransitive verbs in sentence construction

English grammar with all its dos and don'ts can be quite daunting for some, but there is a sheer joy in mastering the language in its true essence. Do you agree?

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30 Mar 2018
Here's how you can use transitive and intransitive verbs correctly in a sentence
According to expert, the more you speak, more the scope for your improvement

Do you go numb when asked to speak in front of an audience? Here's how you can beat your fear

The only thing stopping us from effective communication in most part is our very own fear. Only by working hard and honing our skills can we better our communication

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30 Mar 2018

How the purpose of signage art changed throughout the ages

The reliance of human beings on signs and symbols for comprehension is as old as human history itself. However, as time elapsed, they took newer forms, shapes, and meanings

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30 Mar 2018
While most signs are universal, many are quirky in their own aspect
Academics and Universities with autonomy can now embrace holistic learning where a theoretical education is deeply integrated with experiential and practical learning | PTI

From funkier courses to foreign profs, here’s what red-tape free autonomy means to varsities

A professor from one of the private universities that received autonomy from the UGC last week, talks about what it means to a varsity to be 'set free'

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26 Mar 2018

Do schools need to change their approach to homosexuality?

The school in West Bengal, which asked ten "lesbian" students to tender a written confession accepting their sexuality brings to the fore the divide between understanding and ignorance to the LGBTQ

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22 Mar 2018
India's modern version of the witch-trials seems to be hunting and humiliating lesbians and others from the LGBTQI+ community (representative image)