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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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'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
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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
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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?
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Should there be a way to examine the examiners? The debate is still on

Before the practice of examiners sitting in collective spaces such as school halls, examiners were allowed to take the answer sheets home and evaluate them at their convenience

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06 May 2019

Here's why the foundation of your career development lies in your ability to self assess

Self-assessment can help an individual make informed decisions as well

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06 May 2019
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Do we need a systematic organisation to monitor examinations and curriculum?

John Monterio opines about the need for an authority that looks into releasing exam results so the system works in order and helps students

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27 Apr 2019

Confused about what career path to take? Here are a few pointers on coping up with anxiety

Nicholas Francis a Human Resource  mentor talks about how you can plan your career path without that hint of anxiety 

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27 Apr 2019
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Thirumavalavan, Anbumani et al: Lessons from the caste violence at Ponparappi, Ariyalur

Chief Electoral Officer has recommended a re-poll in 10 polling booths, 8 of which are in Dharmapuri constituency where the president of PMK’s youth wing Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss is defending his seat

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25 Apr 2019

Slow Clap: Holy Cow to boost Indian economy and help build healthy India

The National Cow Commission will propose to make it mandatory for fertilizer-producing companies to manufacture 10 per cent bio-fertilizers from cow dung and cow urine

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23 Apr 2019
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I haven't seen a single episode of Game of Thrones and I love my life

You shouldn't worry if you haven't watched a single episode of the Game of Thrones. You are not a sinner. Nor are you alone 

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20 Apr 2019

DMK will get majority, TTV Dhinakaran did more help than harm: Post-poll prediction

One can safely argue that this election is characterized by uncertainty, which skews the traditional understanding of how TN electorate would behave

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20 Apr 2019
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Stiff Upper Lip: 75% modern couples fight over bad grammar while 23% break up, finds Landmark survey

Landmark Bookstores recently conducted a survey on the variations in the behaviour of Grammar snobs and this is what they found

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16 Apr 2019

OPINION: Why India needs to vote for educated people to run the parliament

This professor talks about the educational qualifications that should be made mandatory for all the members of the parliament

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15 Apr 2019
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Why not teachers wear capes in schools? The debate is if they are getting the respect they deserve or not

This topic was explained in a news item, titled "Stop when 'Your Lordships'" pass, says Allahabad HC Registry’s order to officials — widely published in the media on April 5, 2019

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13 Apr 2019

Is English difficult to learn? Here are some examples of words that have multiple meanings

The word ‘bark’ as a noun refers to the outer covering of a tree and as a verb it means the sound a dog makes

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10 Apr 2019
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The language of elections: What do the terms campaign trail, dark horse, swing seat mean?

'To go to the poll' means to vote in an election.  It is incorrect to use the phrase "to go to the polls" without the definite article "the"

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06 Apr 2019

Are we into hyper-parenting? Explaining the terms tiger parenting, snowplow parenting and more

The right type of parenting is critical for the healthy physical, mental and emotional growth of children

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06 Apr 2019
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How good is your career competency? Here's how you can develop it and achieve success

It is high time that graduates start looking beyond their classrooms and into the world of career opportunities

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06 Apr 2019

I watched the trailer of PM Narendra Modi and it is the best thing on the internet

Offering everything from action to emotion to comedy to inspiration, this trailer is an audio-visual treat. Also, we guarantee that you will automatically turn into a Modi fan after watching this

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21 Mar 2019
The trailer was released on March 20
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What are the ways to forge lasting relationships at your workplace?

In today's competitive world, knowing how to form and maintain professional bonds can give you the edge

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15 Mar 2019

Can facilities and features bolster the education system in government schools?

There is an immediate need to upgrade government schools, and the required schemes and plans have been drawn

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15 Mar 2019
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How can one correctly utilise certain nouns in the place of verbs?

There are subtle differences between the acts of ‘verbing’ or ‘verbifying’, and also the words 'just' and 'only'

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15 Mar 2019

War of words: From #Abhinandan to 'dodging the bullet', learning word chunks better

Learning words in chunks helps English language learners use the newly learned words effectively while speaking and writing. There are many advantages of learning word chunks

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09 Mar 2019
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Should caste customs interfere in judicial system and mitigate penalty in a democracy? 

The Supreme Court had reduced punishment from death penalty to 25 years of jail time on the ground that honour killing is customary for some communities

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09 Mar 2019

What is stopping the Indian girl child from going to school?

In the last five years, the education sector has seen many straight and indirect problems from the government. On this International Women's Day, we take a look at this 

Published On:
08 Mar 2019
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