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How the lockdown gave us an opportunity to be with our family and realise their importance

In today's busy schedule, we have almost ruined our social life and relationships. We hardly get any time to know and listen to each other. The lockdown has given us the time to touch base

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28 Mar 2020

Coronavirus and the 'words outbreak': Are you 'Covidiot' or 'Covidient'? 

In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, to define new situations new words have been coined and they are being widely used on social media

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24 Mar 2020
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COVID-19: Five tips to stay calm when the nation is in panic

If you’re uncertain about how to handle the
tornado of the ever-changing news and fear about Covid-19- you are not alone

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23 Mar 2020

Who should drag students to college? The problem of absenteeism still remains a matter of concern

Now, who should be held responsible for the years lost through absenteeism? Is there a way to improve the situation?

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20 Mar 2020
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A millennial's guide to fight Corona: Why social distancing is a boon in disguise

Social distancing will surely sound like the toughest thing on earth. But apparently, it's got its perks too

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19 Mar 2020

Ask the expert: Here's what youngsters must keep in mind while choosing a suitable career option

Professor Mani provides career advice to different students who are confused about their career choices. Check out what he has to say

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14 Mar 2020
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She’s got her rights, man! Does a woman lose her independence after getting married?

Does a woman lose her personal independence once married as Shakespeare implies or is she without a mind of her own and could be whimsical or be manipulated

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07 Mar 2020

Slow Clap: Why Modi Leaving Twitter, FB and Insta is a sign of our failure

Modi, on Tuesday, said that he will leave social media but a day after announced that he will let a woman take care of his social media for a day

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04 Mar 2020
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I arrived late and still topped my university exam because my teacher told me these words

The writer talks about a day in his life where everything from traffic to the fates conspired to make him miss his exam — but a teacher's words made all the difference in the end

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01 Mar 2020

Career advice 101: Never ever hesitate to ask for help or seek professional guidance

It is hard to understand what prevents them from approaching people to seek professional guidance before making a career choice

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29 Feb 2020
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Are girls kids of lesser God in education? The gender disparity in choosing private schools over govt ones

The Annual Status of Education Report, based on a survey to assess learning outcomes in school-going children, has revealed gender disparity in parents opting for private schools over government ones

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28 Feb 2020

Here's why giving and receiving feedback is the key to your overall growth

Pro Tip: Feedback is a powerful tool to grow every day. If you learn how to give and receive feedback, you will definitely grow

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28 Feb 2020
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Understanding singular vs plural: How to use words and phrases 'group', 'number of' and more

Collective nouns such as audience, class, crowd, family, committee, team, panel, and staff can take either singular verbs or plural verbs depending on the context

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15 Feb 2020

Do we need a Class VII exam barrier today? The debate is still on

In what comes as a major relief, Class VII students will not have to write public exams but instead, take up Comprehensive Continuous Evaluation Exams (CCE)

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15 Feb 2020
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Canteen fundas: Are you treating yourself well? Then others will too

Pro Tip: If you want to be treated well by others, treat yourself well first. If you want others to treat you with respect and seriousness, start treating yourself like that first

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15 Feb 2020

A ‘portfolio of passions’ to advance in life: Why passion can never put you in a value crisis

Passion can never put you in a ‘value crisis’, since you choose to take on an activity that is aligned with your thought process

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04 Feb 2020
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'To Meghan Markle', 'Megxit' explained: Here's how the Duchess' royal exit has given birth to new words

What does ‘to Meghan Markle’ mean? As a verb it means to take care of one’s mental health. The name was used as a verb by Twitter user @_RyanJesse

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04 Feb 2020

Canteen Fundas: To feel free, take on 100 per cent responsibility for yourselves

Pro Tip: When we take 100 per cent responsibility, we’re 100 per cent free to make our choices. Freedom is not running away, it is taking 100 per cent responsibility for ourselves

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04 Feb 2020
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Do we need jaded teachers today? The debate is still on

More questions arise: Why teachers qualified to teach lower classes were given higher classes? Why refresher courses were not held for teachers?

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04 Feb 2020

Should colleges offer ‘hangover leaves’? Why it might or might not be probable

Char­i­ties, in­clud­ing Al­co­hol Change UK and Drinkaware say this prac­tice could en­cour­age binge drink­ing among em­ploy­ees who don’t have to worry about get­ting up for work the next day

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27 Jan 2020
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Canteen Fundas: Keep monotony at bay with challenges to make work interesting

Pro Tip: To make work fun, choose how you want to do it. Add challenges to make work interesting and get better at it

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27 Jan 2020

Say no to job-hopping now: How a job-changing spree can cost you your career

What an organisation looks for in a candidate who aspires to work with them is continuity in their stay within their organisation

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27 Jan 2020
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Learning the English language: Here are some of the gender-sensitive usages explained

The word ‘shero’ is commonly used these days. The word ‘hero’ is used to refer to a man who is admired for his courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities

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27 Jan 2020

Canteen Fundas: When you focus on what you want, you attract it. Find out how

Pro Tip: If you want something, focus on what you want. If you focus on what you don’t want, you’ll get more of what you don’t want

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28 Dec 2019
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How to let it go? Here's what you can do to overcome suppressed anger, emotions and move on

How can we move on to the year 2020 if we carry our suppressed anger and emotions from the past years? Let's find out more on how to overcome this

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28 Dec 2019

Learning words or phrases in chunks: Here are some related to the recent CAA protests

Here are some useful chunks of words in the context of the Citizenship Amendment Act protests. read more to find out

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21 Dec 2019
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Canteen Fundas: Here's why appreciating people and things in your life can change the world

Pro Tip: Actively appreciate people and things in your life as much as possible. Then watch your relationships and the world change

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21 Dec 2019

Should juvenile sins have adult consequences? The debate is still on

The Supreme Court on November 28, 2019, emphasised that crimes committed when one is a juvenile must not be held against a person into adulthood, particularly when it comes to future job prospects

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21 Dec 2019
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Modiji is also the coolest man ever. Like Batman did in The Dark Knight Rises, he trip, he fall, he RISE (Pic: Edexlive)

Why Modiji's guards need to throw away their coats and wear an angvastram

If they wore Indian traditionals they would have more flexibility and would have been prompt to jump in front of him to soften his fall

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19 Dec 2019

Canteen Fundas: When in doubt, here's why you should always reach out for help

Pro challenge: When you’re stuck, ask for help. It’s the fastest way to learn. If your stuck and you don't want to ask for help as you can't set aside your ego, it will not be helpful

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14 Dec 2019
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On the path of career development: Here's how you can give work your 100% and shine in it

Being an engaged professional can be one of the healthiest ways to accomplish great results. Engage without inhibitions in your work to become an achiever

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14 Dec 2019

Driving away the English Blues: Here's how you can learn the language easily

‘English Blues’ refers to the hardships one faces while trying to master the language. Here are ways for the learners to drive them away and learn easily

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14 Dec 2019
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What is your learning style: An exploration of how we absorb information

Rahul R Lexman is an Assistant Professor from XIME, Kochi. He co-authored the article with first-year PGDM students Shameem Cina Thomas, Pradyumna P and Harshil Doshi

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11 Dec 2019

Universities are great hubs of ideas, but not ivory towers: President

President Ramnath Kovind, in his address to the students talked about the role of universities in creating novel ideas in the young minds

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09 Dec 2019
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Why the encounter in Hyderabad doesn't help us truly address rape as a social crime

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will conduct a spot inquiry at the site of the “encounter” near Tondupally toll plaza in Telangana where four men were gunned down

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07 Dec 2019

Coping with long prepositions: Where to use words and phrases like 'notwithstanding', 'under wraps' and more

What is the difference between ‘cause of’ and ‘cause for’? Most learners of English are unsure whether the word ‘cause’ is followed by the preposition ‘of’ or ‘for’. Both the prepositions can be used

Published On:
07 Dec 2019
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Canteen Fundas: Here's why it is important to finish all the tasks that we start

Pro Tip: Make it a habit to finish all that you start, especially the important tasks. It actually gets a lot of stuff done and leaves no room for procrastination

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07 Dec 2019

Should students be able to veto their teachers or decide if they are qualified to teach them?

The critical point here is — should students have a veto, or a say, in the initial appointment of teachers? Can they actually decide among themselves?

Published On:
07 Dec 2019
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Slow Clap: Why India should ask Priyanka Chopra to train its politicians

The actor's name came up when a Congress leader shouted her name from a podium instead of Priyanka Gandhi's

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04 Dec 2019

Slow Clap: Why being part of Nithyananda Paramashivam's Hindu nation will be the coolest thing ever

We hear that the god/man is providing Hindus across the world legal help with collateral damages that may occur whenever they save cows from being slaughtered

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04 Dec 2019
His Divine Holiness Nithyananda Paramashivam is the reviver of Kailaasa – the enlightened civilization, the greatest and only Hindu nation (Pic: Edexlive)