Opinion
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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

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
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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

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
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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

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
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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

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07 Dec 2019

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

Published On:
07 Dec 2019
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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?

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07 Dec 2019

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

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

Is gaming beneficial or has it come to a dead-end? Here's why we should provide youngsters with alternatives

What kind of alternatives could we give to our students, so that they don’t become addicted to smartphone gaming? Let's find out more

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30 Nov 2019
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Canteen fundas: Here's a look at what it takes to become an expert in something you put your mind to

Experts are made, not born. It requires a minimum of ten years or 10,000 hours of intense training, deliberate practice and constant work on specific skills

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30 Nov 2019

The trainer brainer: Here's why a positive approach towards life can help you be successful in your career

Self-navigation and positive thinking are two of the most important tools that will help an individual advance in their career and thus achieve their goals in life

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30 Nov 2019
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Words of the year 2019: Oxford Dictionary names 'climate emergency', Cambridge selects 'upcycling'

The term ‘climate strike’ is synonymous with 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. She became a globally recognised climate activist for her ‘Fridays for Future’ movement

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30 Nov 2019

Slow Clap: Why we need some more mannequins, stat!

Expressionless, lifeless but great to look at — the perfect statesman is yet to be born, but we Indians have made a way out for ourselves — mannequins

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28 Nov 2019
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Are coaching ‘shops’ killing poor NEET examinees? The debate is on

Now, coaching is essential for getting seats for medical courses like MBBS. The entry exam is called NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)

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23 Nov 2019

Manipulators of a linguistic kind: How to avoid influencing the audience through language

Speakers/Writers use certain mechanisms to make listeners/readers perceive messages uncritically and make them dance to a particular tune which is pleasant to the former’s ears

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23 Nov 2019
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Canteen Fundas: Here's how you can learn anything new in 20 hours flat!

Pro Tip: To get reasonably good at anything, all you need is 20 hours. Deconstruct the skill, learn enough to self-correct, remove practice barriers

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23 Nov 2019

Slow Clap: Why Gautam Gambhir was upholding Indian culture by missing the pollution meet

Gautam Gambhir was in Indore with VVS and other players as commentators for the India Bangladesh match yet found some time to eat jalebis and support the small industry sector

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20 Nov 2019
Gautam at the pollution meet after a plate of piping hot jalebis (pic: Edexlive)
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Fathima suicide: APSC members analyse what makes IIT Madras campus so toxic

The Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle has brought out a statement regarding Fathima Latheef's suicide and the atmosphere of discrimination, harassment and increased stress and pressure on campus

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20 Nov 2019

How accepting your limitations instead of ignoring them can yield A-class results

When we try to hide our weaknesses, they trouble and weaken us. When we accept and work with our weaknesses, they stop troubling us. But it is when we own our weaknesses that they become strengths

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18 Nov 2019
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How inhumane ways of ensuring exam discipline may not be setting the right precedent

Such drastic punishment methods come at a time when there are news reports of widespread fraud in medical seat allotment that involves impersonation as well as the support of politicians

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18 Nov 2019

Career advice 101: How you can grow laterally and move higher up on the ladder

To make the best out of lateral career opportunities in your professional life, you need to get into the right kind of mindset which enables you to make necessary adjustments in terms of skill set

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16 Nov 2019
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Learning the language: How to avoid common errors made in English 

Most English language learners have trouble with the English article system. It is because they do not have equivalent structures in their native languages

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16 Nov 2019

Canteen fundas: How to get past the starting problem and be more productive

Pro Tip: To avoid the ‘starting problem’, begin with smaller chunks and gradually increase difficulty

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16 Nov 2019
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Should our kids be consumed by the earth? A big fat ‘RIP’ doesn’t solve the problem of abandoned borewells

The administration typically reacts by decreeing that such quarry ponds should be fenced, and abandoned bore-wells securely capped to avoid future accidents. But where are those?

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16 Nov 2019

Gotta unleash your hidden potential: Why you should never be dejected by the failures in life

Do not prepare to live your life with regrets; instead be enthusiastic to deliver what you can with all your might

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16 Nov 2019
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Here’s how you can avoid common usage errors while writing

Some phrases are always followed by a gerund (a verb ending in –ing and functions as a noun), for example ‘Each of us is committed to serving customers’

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16 Nov 2019

Slow Clap: How Baba Ramdev can hold up 'the Nation' with his bare hands

The sage and the TV anchor were seen sharing a few candid moments after a one hour long interview about Ayodhya, nationalism and Ram Rajya

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14 Nov 2019
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Dilip Ghosh has shown the world that we are done hiding and we are going to unleash the full strength of our traditional sciences (Pic: Edexlive)

Slow Clap: How to get gold from milk the desi way

West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh announced that cows have a golden vein and that there is gold in desi cow milk, thus the yellowish colour

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06 Nov 2019

Stop meddling with our campus: Furious JNU student writes about ongoing protest

Right from attempting to increase the admission fees, to making entrances entirely online and now to fee-hike, it becomes clear the motive is to turn public spaces into exclusive access zone

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05 Nov 2019
The JNU students during their protests (Pic: JNUSU/Edexlive)
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How a tragedy led to the discovery of new words and phrases

Albert P' Rayan discusses the Indian English word 'borewell' and also decodes the meanings of 'nail-biting' and 'nerve-wracking'

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03 Nov 2019

Take it in your stride: Here's how you can leap over your limitations

Nicholas Francis tells us how we can convert negatives into positives for excellent career development

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03 Nov 2019
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Canteen Fundas: Here's why you should identify and focus on your strengths

Identify your biggest strengths. Focus 80 per cent of your attention on your strengths to build a unique and clear advantage

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02 Nov 2019

Opinion: Should we increase exam trauma of students?

We talk about the move in Karnataka to introduce public exams for 7th-grade students so that some of them can be prevented from going to the next higher class automatically

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02 Nov 2019
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Bigil is the biggest hit of the year, thinks the author (Pic: Edexlive)

Slow Clap: Why every woman needs to take notes from Vijay's f-lockbuster

Women will tear up. Men will gear up. But Bigil will just make you hang up. What more do you need to understand women's lib?

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31 Oct 2019

How can English be made more accessible to the underprivileged? Ask ELTAI

Is English really an elitist language that is not accessible to everyone? All that and more from the ELTAI Golden Jubilee English Language Teaching conference that took place recently

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25 Oct 2019
The ELTAI Golden Jubilee English Language Teaching (ELT) conference attracted around nine hundred ELT experts, professionals, practitioners and scholars (Pic: Sourced)
Even though Diwali is a Hindu festival, it is extremely inclusive (Pic: Edexlive)

Slow Clap: How we can get Trump to truly get into the spirit of Diwali, diya lighting be damned

US President Donald Trump will celebrate his third Diwali at the White House on Thursday, three days ahead of the formal celebrations in India

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23 Oct 2019

Canteen Fundas: The secret to success is placing your bets on what you are good at

The options that you are passionate about and have a chance of being the best at are your best bets. Focus time and energy on them and chances of succeeding will improve

Published On:
19 Oct 2019
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