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Hans Raj Hans is a singer turned politician

Slow Clap: JNU is yesterday. Like Hans Raj Hans, we want it to be called MNU too. Here's why

BJP MP Hans Raj Hans' idea is absolutely brilliant and JNU must be called Modi Narendra University. We'll tell you all the reasons behind it

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19 Aug 2019

Can happiness really be taught in a classroom?

The Happiness Curriculum launched by the Delhi government focuses on holistic education, including meditation, value education and mental exercises

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17 Aug 2019
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Kerala faced the floods in 2018 and 2019

Kerala Floods: Here's how Grama Sabhas can help in avoiding disasters

Ecologist Madhav Gadgil who chaired Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP), which came up with a report that says that the Kerala disasters are also manmade

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16 Aug 2019

#ZomatoUninstalled: Why we need a religion option in our food delivery app

People have now started rating the app with one star on the Google Playstore to teach the company a lesson

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03 Aug 2019
#ZomatoUninstalled is a trend now
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Who’s your bestie? How to use the words and phrases 'buddy', 'the hand of friendship' and more

The plural form ‘friendships’ can be used in formal English. Here are examples of how the word is used in sentences

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03 Aug 2019

Busting the myths about freelancing: Here are some tips if you want to take it up as a career option

Freelancing can come as a one-time assignment or a project-based contract depending upon the need of the client or the company

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03 Aug 2019
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Relationship advice 101: Why you shouldn't be blinded by love and let that cloud your judgement

Some are blinded by love, while some keep their eyes open and retain their sanity and judgment while in a relationship

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03 Aug 2019

OPINION: Why the NEP harbours a hidden agenda and is morally bankrupt  

The fact that India is a union of States and the Constitution of India establishes a federal structure to the government implies that education should never be centralized

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31 Jul 2019
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Everyone faces failure. Here's how you can handle it calmly with wisdom

Calm your mind with the thought that disappointments can happen to anyone, it is not only happening to you

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27 Jul 2019

Mid-Day Meal Row: Should schools remove onions from the menu?

Vegetarianism is the practice of abstaining from eating meat. Many people object to eating meat out of respect for sentient life

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27 Jul 2019
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India on the moon: How to use the phrases 'bounce back', 'technical glitch' and others correctly in sentences

To ‘bounce back’ means to return quickly to a normal condition after a difficult situation, crisis or setback

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27 Jul 2019

Here's why it is important to use appropriate transitions in your pieces of writing

Transition signals are words or phrases which help readers to see the connection between ideas

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20 Jul 2019
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How setting a clearly expressed career goal helps you stay focused and increase your self-confidence

A career goal can be a short-term goal, between three to five years or a long-term goal, beyond five years

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20 Jul 2019

Varying sentences: Here's how you can develop your writing skills

It’s important to have a wide range of sentence structures in a piece of writing because variety can kill the monotony

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13 Jul 2019
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Beyond fun, can selfies actually kill? The rising no of people dying while snapping themselves paints a grim picture

Between October 2011 and November 2017, at least 259 people were killed taking selfies around the globe. That’s compared to just 50 people who have died from shark attacks

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13 Jul 2019

Why India's current education system needs reforms and a fresh start

The greatest challenge facing the higher education sector is the quality and relevance of the education that is imparted

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06 Jul 2019
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Here's why you could welcome robots as your new boss soon

Now, imagine if robots such as these are introduced in educational campuses. What would be their scope and relevance? What would they achieve?

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06 Jul 2019

My lymphoma story: How I'm fighting cancer and healing its scars

At 22, the author was diagnosed with Mycosis Fungoides, an extremely rare cancer where the T Cells in her body developed abnormalities and attacked the skin

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03 Jul 2019
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Grammaticalness: How to use words and phrases like 'per cent of', 'cop' in sentences correctly

When we talk about an individual member of the police, we use the terms policeman, policewoman, police officer or police chief

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29 Jun 2019

Coping with gender oddity of students: How schools are adopting a gender-inclusive curriculum to prevent bullying

Educators, who for centuries have divided students into boys and girls, are now figuring out better ways to address students who are non-binary, gender fluid and gender non-conforming

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29 Jun 2019
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Here's why flexibility and adaptability are must-have skills to take up challenging career options

The new-age adaptability quotient will soon emerge as the key area assessment tool for candidates aspiring to take up challenging career options

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29 Jun 2019

Rise of the Right: Why we should not be surprised at who is governing us

This is the first time post-World War II that the right-wing has consolidated power to this extent across the globe. The people want a state with robust government intervention which can protect them

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28 Jun 2019
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Career thoughts and inventory: How to effectively use it to know what you are best at

The start to any career inventory begins from your own self-knowledge in terms of positive thoughts that motivate you towards a successful career

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08 Jun 2019

Should detention be a thing in schools? The debate is still on

The next kind of detention involves barring those who fail in exams from being promoted to the next class. This also involves appearing for the final public exams as well

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08 Jun 2019
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How to negotiate well: Here's looking at some of the phrases associated with negotiations and what they mean

A good negotiator should be familiar with and be able to use words and phrases used in formal and informal negotiations

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08 Jun 2019

Language of assertiveness: How to express your views, feelings boldly without being rude

Those who have learnt the art of saying ‘No’ show their assertive behaviour while communicating with their employers and colleagues

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01 Jun 2019
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Know your social self: How one should be well-versed with the social environment around them to achieve success

A positive quality of the ‘social self’ is that it gives you a good start during the initial stages of career development

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01 Jun 2019

Dress code debate: Here's why students should or should not wear uniforms in PU colleges

The Department of Pre-University Education (DPUE) has said that it will initiate action against those colleges that forced their students to wear uniforms

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01 Jun 2019
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JNU

'Our crime is that we are residents of dormitories': An open letter to the SPIC MACAY participants from JNU students

There have been multiple allegations by the students against the JNU administration for asking the dormitory residents to move out forcefully

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30 May 2019

OPINION: Why everyone trolling Bengal's fashionable young MPs Mimi and Nusrat isn't just regressive, but reeks of patriarchy

Filmstar-turned-politicians Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan were trolled incessantly after they posted their pictures in front of Parliament after being newly elected as TMC MPs

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30 May 2019
Netizens trolled the newly elected MPs for their choice of clothes (Pic: Instagram)
The year 2019 has made India secular

Slow Clap: Why you should consider naming your newborn Narendra Modi

The elections are over and the course is set — at least for the next five years. Our love and respect for our politicians and the Supreme Leader will only grow from now on

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28 May 2019

The art of saying ‘No’: Here are some useful and polite ways to say no effectively

We should learn to say ‘no’ in a gentle way without hurting the person who approached us for help. Saying ‘no’ is an art

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27 May 2019
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In today's materialistic world, should the love of property be above love of humans?

Instances, where men risked their lives for the sake of property, is nothing short than scary. We analyse if it is all worth the pain 

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27 May 2019

Are you ready for a career? Here's what you need to do to equip yourselves with the required skills

It is essential that the youth appraise their ‘career readiness’. The youth must be aware of it so that they can take suitable steps in the required direction

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17 May 2019
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Swole and tailwind: Here is a list of new words to add to your vocabulary this week

New words are coined as per the linguistic needs of the people in different fields and on a regular basis the words are added to dictionaries

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17 May 2019

OPINION: Should students be made to carry school bags like donkeys? Absolutely not

John Monterio quotes  American aunthor Lawrence Wright's saying  'A donkey is a very useful beast of burden'

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17 May 2019
Students are at a risk of backache and hunchback due to heavy school bags
Narendra Modi at an election rally

Chaiwala, chowkidar and caste politics in India: Does Narendra Modi talking about caste add to his wave? 

 Though the Prime Minister speaks about his caste and why it is important for him to identify with members of a similar caste, can it be seen as anything beyond a ploy for votes, asks this researche

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12 May 2019

Why older people who never had an opportunity to go to school should be given a chance to learn

As the birthrate plummets in South Korea, rural schools are emptying. To fill its classrooms, one school opened its doors to women who have for decades dreamt of learning to read

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11 May 2019
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Don’t let failure drag you down: To set an attainable goal for yourself is what matters

Make sure that you set realistic goals for your career. Aim high but be practical. Every goal needs to have time and energy spent to achieve it

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11 May 2019

Slow Clap: Why the Congress should have let us see the India Today interview tapes

Has he or has he not grown up and learnt how to answer the questions he is asked or is he still mugging up answers

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07 May 2019
Does Rahul Gandhi hate Narendra Modi?