Opinion
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Will you choose profit or people? How the pandemic has caused us to rethink our priorities

The pandemic has caused us to rethink our priorities. The Coach lists out why people must always come before profit of any kind

Published On:
15 May 2021

Welcome to Reason: Zoom calls need to be attended with caution as important meetings shift online amid COVID

So, Zoom calls need to be attended with caution, especially at a time when important work meetings and discussions have gone online, much like everything else

Published On:
15 May 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

E-Canteen Fundas: Here's how to stay in the present and not imagine situations you can't handle

Pro Tip: Stay in the present. Don’t imagine situations you can’t handle. Cut out scary news and take the rest as it comes

Published On:
15 May 2021

English Blues: Here are a few grammar rules that we can now violate, find out how

In Modern English, the plural pronoun ‘their’ can be used as a gender-neutral singular pronoun instead of ‘he/she’ and ‘they’ can be used to represent a singular antecedent that is gender-neutral

Published On:
15 May 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

Can you lend a helping hand? What you need to keep in mind before helping someone

What do you need to keep in mind before helping someone or being helped? The Coach shares important pointers right here and now

Published On:
08 May 2021

Welcome to Reason: In the regime of COVID, is labour the king? 

This rural development work, which is meant to provide some gainful employment to less educated or uneducated rural labourers, is now attracting PhDs and other postgraduates

Published On:
08 May 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

E-Canteen Fundas: Here’s why saying ‘No’ can be good for you

Pro Tip: Saying no saves you time and energy and reduces unnecessary stress and needless complications

Published On:
08 May 2021

The Trainer Brainer: The art of building resilience to become successful in life

Building up your resilience is a proactive approach to empower you with the mantra of success

Published On:
08 May 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

English Blues: Here's how a sentence that is ambiguous can have more than one interpretation

A sentence that is ambiguous can have more than one interpretation. The sentence ‘Call me a taxi’ can be interpreted in two different ways because the word ‘call’ has more than one meaning

Published On:
08 May 2021

This Chennai start-up's aeronautics summer camps are delivered using theatre, the epics and lots of Science

Vaayusastra, incubated at IIT Madras, is combining theatre, stories with Science in their unique summer classes for students aged 5 to 22

Published On:
03 May 2021
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The Trainer Brainer: Establish a working zone within your mind to keep you on your toes

When you create a trash zone in your mind, you are certain to move in an automatic mode. Establish a working zone within your mind to keep you on your toes

Published On:
01 May 2021

Welcome to Reason: Would you cheat to gain a ‘Corona degree’?

Both professors and students candidly admit that examination safeguards are practically impossible to enforce in a remote-learning environment with hundreds of participants simultaneously online

Published On:
01 May 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

E-Canteen Fundas: Pride and ego aren’t the same thing. Fact!

Pro Tip: Be proud of who you are and what you do in a self-respecting way that aids your growth. Be wary of becoming arrogant and egotistic which can stagnate your growth

Published On:
01 May 2021

English Blues: What do the words stay and safe mean when put together in a sentence?

How a friendly farewell expression has become a piece of advice or a warning shows that the language evolves as per changing situations

Published On:
01 May 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

I (India) first or US (USA) first? Why it's okay to put yourself first when you're getting nothing in return

Is it okay to put yourself first? The Coach lists out the reasons why it’s okay to be assertively selfish when you’re getting nothing in return

Published On:
01 May 2021

Welcome to Reason: Can COVID be controlled without joint action? 

Coming to India, collective compliance seems notable for its absence. John B Monteiro writes whether COVID can be controlled without joint action

Published On:
24 Apr 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

Tap into your grand brand! Here's why you need the right branding for people to like you

How do you want people to see you? The Coach tells us how it is the right branding and marketing strategy that gets people to like you

Published On:
24 Apr 2021

E-Canteen Fundas: Don’t be combative to control conversations

Pro Tip: Be assertive and express clearly. Respect your views and that of others for a win-win and enable the best outcomes

Published On:
24 Apr 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

The Trainer Brainer: Reinforce what you want in life to achieve success in your life

Professional reinforcement will enhance youth’s behaviour, attitude and industry-oriented preparedness

Published On:
24 Apr 2021

English Blues: Do you consider yourself a pundamentalist, punphile or a punatic?

A pun can be defined as the use of a word that either has multiple meanings or sounds like other words, the result of which is humorous. It is a gentle form of humour

Published On:
24 Apr 2021
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The Trainer Brainer: Why you must always play the career game to win it all

It is true that opportunities have reduced, but there are always many avenues that are still to be explored. They must realise that they cannot generalise any situation

Published On:
17 Apr 2021

E-Canteen Fundas: One man’s value can be another man’s vestige

Pro Tip: Your values are your personal choices. Choose, define and own your values. They guide your actions and help you become the person you wish to be.

Published On:
17 Apr 2021
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Welcome to Reason: Did Coronavirus just expose our lack of discipline?

As we find ourselves dealing with a second wave of the Coronavirus, John Monteiro wonders if the Indian public has been flouting rules made for our safety and good health

Published On:
17 Apr 2021

English Blues: Are you prepped for prepositions? Let's find out 

Prepositions can be a veritable pain if you don’t know how they work, isn't it? Check out Albert P’Rayan’s guide to nail their usage and understand the role they play in a sentence 

Published On:
17 Apr 2021
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Let's follow the online decorum: The dos and don'ts of Zoom meetings you need to know about

We often disregard the importance of the mind-body connection and how deeply it affects us. Rather than diving into details, let The Coach just tell you this...

Published On:
17 Apr 2021

English Blues: Is it ‘none is’ or ‘none are’, which is grammatically correct?

Should none be followed by a singular or plural verb? Let's look at its grammatical correctness

Published On:
12 Apr 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

The Trainer Brainer: Step away from mind squatters and condition your mind to endure challenges

An active and energetic mind keeps mind squatters from settling down rather than a static mind

Published On:
12 Apr 2021

E-Canteen Fundas: Get the important tasks out of your way first! Don't postpone

Pro Tip: For efficient completion of work, don’t postpone important tasks. Make it a habit to complete them first. Focus on progress, not merely activity

Published On:
12 Apr 2021
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Welcome to Reason: Should a person’s surname matter?

Some names or surnames have professional brand value, particularly in creative fields like acting. Aishwarya Rai didn't change her surname when she married Abhishek Bachchan

Published On:
12 Apr 2021

This is an ode to frontliners: Here's what it takes to cope with demands of the job

The Coach discusses what it takes to be a frontline worker, especially in this ethos, and how to cope with the demands of the job

Published On:
12 Apr 2021
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The cisgender heterosexual patriarchal society will also take time to get accustomed to the fact that the third gender has the same rights as them (Pics: EdexLive/Special Arrangement)

Lost in Translation: Why do Indian elections not have enough transgender candidates?

Transgenders need more representation, for that they need empowerment and for that, they need more representation — is it a vicious cycle with no end?

Published On:
04 Apr 2021

Virtual Routes: Teaching in the online classroom and the new, interesting challenges it presents

While it takes some adjustment, teaching in the virtual classroom can be an exciting, dynamic and engaging experience

Published On:
03 Apr 2021
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The Trainer Brainer: Hone your inner grit for success and nurture the ability to stay focused

You must find self-driven enthusiasm to step over small little obstacles. It is with the strength of your resilience that you will be able to emerge successful in your career

Published On:
03 Apr 2021

E-Canteen Fundas: One small step per day, a giant leap for life!

Pro Tips: Design your life so it’s easy to start small, repeat behaviours with marginal improvements every day. Celebrate small wins and share them with others to make the habit stick

Published On:
03 Apr 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

Welcome to Reason: Is a child’s nourishment only the school’s job?

Several reports say that the nourishment the poor children receive is linked to schools and is restricted to those who attend school, is it true?

Published On:
03 Apr 2021

Be the next proud voter: Here's why it is important to exercise your democratic right to vote

The Coach writes for all those who are preparing to vote. Here’s why it’s the most important duty and right of a democratic citizen

Published On:
03 Apr 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

English Blues: What do words like Vaxhole, Sputniked, Pfizered mean?

A friend of mine in Russia was Sputniked and another friend in the US was Pfizered. Whenever some nouns are used as verbs by a prominent person in the news, the media starts highlighting them

Published On:
27 Mar 2021

The Trainer Brainer: Don’t be an ‘emergency addict’ and look for shortcuts in life

When you are working in emergency mode, you will tend to look for shortcut answers in life. There is no shortcut to success

Published On:
27 Mar 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

Welcome to Reason: Should we kick away the ladder of learning?   

Taking notes by hand is more likely to be ‘generative’. This is because you can’t write down everything you hear, you tend to condense information into useful forms, like summarising, paraphrasing

Published On:
27 Mar 2021

Ripping into the ripostes: Why no one should be judged based on the clothes they wear

After the Uttarakhand CM’s ‘ripped jeans’ comment, The Coach advises why no one should be judged on the clothes they wear

Published On:
27 Mar 2021
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