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Simplify and amplify life with four agreements: How to always do your best and take action without fear

Pro Tip: Always do your best. Enjoy expressing yourself and taking action without fear. When you do your best, you enjoy the process and life fully

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28 Nov 2020

Time for a social detox: How hiding behind social media filters is bad for overall well-being

Are you hiding behind social media filters too? The Coach tells us how that’s harmful to our mental health and overall well-being

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28 Nov 2020
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In nutrition, should some kids be less equal? The debate is on

When you come to the poor, nutritious food should start from expecting mothers and growing children up to age 10 and above and need not necessarily be linked to schooling

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28 Nov 2020

The evolving English language: What do 20th century acronyms like LOL, FYI, TTYL mean?

Many acronyms and abbreviations have become a part of our vocabulary. The most widely used acronym now is COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)

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28 Nov 2020
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Here's how you can get your head back in the game as colleges slowly reopen across the country

How can you mentally prepare yourself to reenter the classroom while the world still faces an unprecedented pandemic of global proportions? A Clinical Psychologist weighs in

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25 Nov 2020

What is 'Trumpish' Twitter tantrum? Here's all that you need to know about it

Donald Trump on Twitter is known for throwing tantrums and being temperamental. This tantrum-y behaviour of his has a word of its own now — Tantrump. And here's what its all about, folks 

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21 Nov 2020
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Because truly, words are all we have, folks. So use them wisely!

Here's the columnist Pro Tip for you: When you use words impeccably, you create magic with them. Use words for your good, to create what you desire. Stop using them against yourself or others.

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21 Nov 2020

Generosity in the times of COVID: What makes us open our hearts and be generous? 

Why are we being so generous now? Is the call of generosity falling on more attentive ears than before due to the onslaught of COVID-19? Or is this just another farce? Monteiro thinks about this

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21 Nov 2020
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Don't be a sore loser like Donald Trump. If you do fail, fail with grace

This week, The Coach tells us how losing in something teaches us about winning and why we should introspect after to be better. And he used his own life story to teach us this important lesson 

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21 Nov 2020

Coping with online learning: What to do and not as everything shifts to digital

Is learning online giving you sleepless nights? Still in a tug-of-war with the world of virtual education? Read on to find out what you should be doing to adapt to it quickly and efficiently. Read on

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21 Nov 2020
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How college can still be fun when you follow COVID guidelines

With colleges finally reopening, The Coach tells us how to have fun with friends even while following the UGC guidelines and being careful about hygiene and social distancing

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14 Nov 2020

How will schools and parents manage education in a post-COVID world?

While the top layer of the private school managements have the holding power for COVID-19 to pass-over, the layers below them are feeling the heat and looking for exit routes with least damage

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14 Nov 2020
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E-canteen Fundas: Hold on. What exactly did you just say to me?

Here's why feedback is important. This week, the column dissects the difference between criticism that kills the spirit of a person and how constructive criticism can help

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14 Nov 2020

The trainer brainer: Here's why you cannot afford to miss online education

‘What is the best course for me to pursue through the online mode?’ — this must be a very common question that arises in the mind of many youngsters, particularly the graduates

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14 Nov 2020
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US Presidential Elections 2020: Looking at the lingos and chunky musings that followed

Looking at various thought-provoking tweets by the President-elect and hilarious tweets by the Twitterati reacting to the election results was a pleasant experience

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14 Nov 2020

What will happen to teachers and students with more schools closing during the pandemic?

According to a report, an association of private schools in Karnataka claims 400/500 schools may down the shutters as they have not been able to maintain expenses due to the COVID-19 closure 

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14 Nov 2020
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The Trainer Brainer: Everyone faces job insecurity but we need to increase our skills to survive

Manage your emotions to project a positive personality and never expose any negativity. Nicholas Francis tells us how

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07 Nov 2020

Canteen Fundas: If you want a happy, easy life, just stop making assumptions!

Pro Tip: Most of our problems are assumed, imagined and created by us. If you want a happy, easy life, just stop making assumptions

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07 Nov 2020
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Has COVID-19 made Indians softer? How facing great adversity might make us lose interest in wealth

Are people more giving in the face of great adversity or is it sheer loss that makes us lose our vapid interest in money and accumulation of wealth?

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07 Nov 2020

Mis-sing out on representation: Why depiction of people and communities is a vital issue

The Coach takes a long look at the impact of representation. Here’s why the depiction of people and communities is a vital issue

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07 Nov 2020
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Enhancing English language skills: Why it is important to develop our receptive skills

The purpose of giving these three statements was to highlight the importance of receptive skills which are neglected by most English language teachers

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07 Nov 2020

Are you a mumpsimus? What does it mean and how to use it in context

Any person who is persistent in repeating a mistake is called a mumpsimus. Albert P' Rayan speaks about its origin and more

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31 Oct 2020
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The trainer brainer: You can’t let money drive you

Career guidance is an explorative process to make you better and to create a career action plan. We find out more

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31 Oct 2020

Canteen Fundas: Why self care is a priority to reach a stage where you can help others

Your first responsibility is towards yourself. Practice self-care, nurture yourself and get to a stage where you can really help others wholeheartedly

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31 Oct 2020
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Is English sneaking in under a COVID-19 umbrella into our education system? 

The infiltration of English seems to be a case of taking (undue?) advantage of the confusion imposed by COVID-19 on the educational scene

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31 Oct 2020

The right age to marry? How lowering the legal marrying age could impact women

The Coach weighs the pros and cons of lowering the legal marrying age in the country and how it can impact women

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31 Oct 2020
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Understanding the language: Here's how spoken and written English are completely different

There is a world of difference between spoken and written English. In this column, Albert P' Rayan explores certain nuances of the two so that we understand the language a little better. Ready? 

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17 Oct 2020

Students, you better hold on: Why colleges withholding degree certificates portray a grim picture

John B Monteiro, in his latest column, investigates a brand new judgement that will prevent educational institutions from withholding students’ certificates. Read on to find out more about it...

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17 Oct 2020
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How scamsters blackmail women via video calls and what could be done to stay safe online

This week, The Coach discusses the big bad world out there, especially for women and the elderly, and what we can do to make it a more safe and secure place for them. Read on to find out more...

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17 Oct 2020

Toxic relationships: Here's how you figure out if you're in one and how to get out of it!

The pandemic has also proven that a huge aspect of care comes from everything ranging from watercooler conversations to being around strangers in public to hugs

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15 Oct 2020
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Making it work: How to deal with people with diagnosed mental health issues and be happy about it

It’s important to seek help, not only for your loved ones but also for yourself. In the end, you are the creator of your own happiness and the guardian of your mental health

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13 Oct 2020

Is your child loving the extended pandemic vacay or is it eating into their mental health?

A long-pending and much-neglected matter that needs urgent intervention now than ever before is students' mental health

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12 Oct 2020
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Why Dalits and the underprivileged in India have built-in barriers to accessing mental health care

Mental healthcare even for so-called privileged communities is dismal, so one can only shudder to imagine what it must be for those from non-privileged backgrounds

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11 Oct 2020

Because redundant expressions in English are not needed really. Get it?

Whether while writing or speaking, knowing what redundant expressions are and how to avoid them becomes a very important part of learning how to communicate your thoughts in a correct manner 

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09 Oct 2020
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Do politicians really need to be graduates to run a government efficiently?

How would you like your mantri to be? Well-educated or even half-literate will do? Because this has been a topic of discussion for some time now. Does one need to have been to college to be a good MP?

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09 Oct 2020

How you can crack the best jokes and still be sensitive about it 

This week, The Coach continues to discuss the weight of our words and why we must be careful when making comments about others. He also breaks down sensitivity and offers us some noteworthy points 

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09 Oct 2020
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Why you should be open to learning, unlearning and relearning at any point of your career 

It is very important, especially in today's day and age, to be ready to reskill and upskill yourself so that you remain industry-relevant and keep yourself challenged too while you are at it. Ready? 

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09 Oct 2020

Why we simply cannot afford to hate our friends who don’t do right by us

Pro Tip: If we can look at our difficult experiences as lessons to learn, there’s nothing to be upset about or to forgive. We can choose to be grateful instead, for having been taught valuable lessons

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09 Oct 2020
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When the going gets tough, the tough go online: Why digital learning is here to stay 

As stressful a time as this pandemic is proving to be, it may fashion a long-overdue reform of our education system. We totally need to make the most of it, just like educators have done. And how! 

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04 Oct 2020

Teachers, homemakers and others — the pandemic has indeed brought out the leader in many individuals 

Teachers and institutions followed the new mantra known as ‘adapt’ and ‘accept’. Teaching through digital medium and nurturing future leaders by laying emphasis on students’ learning

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04 Oct 2020
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