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Here's how you de-stress from exam distress like a pro!

Students can rewire their brains to overcome the stress and tension that precede their exams. Did you know that? An expert writes

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Will not allow BJP to tar the university with anti-national tag: An open letter to AMU students

Former AMUSU President Dr Maskoor Ahmad Usmani, who was recently slapped with sedition charges writes a letter to the university students

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17 Feb 2019
Maskoor Ahmad was the AMUSU President in the 2017-18 Academic year
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Confusing word pairs: Certain English words may have similar meaning but not the exact same meaning

What is the difference in meaning between these two words? ‘Weather’ is what happens for a short term and ‘climate’ is over the longer term

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11 Feb 2019

Roster Debate: This is the latest attempt by the government to kill reservation. Here's why

The recent revision of the 200-point roster system and replacing it with the 13-point roster system has sparked a debate in the country. Here's a look into it 

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09 Feb 2019
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Should we test temptation? It is upon us to resist and counter our weaknesses

Temptation is more than a matter of jest or levity as the above quotes imply. It is a serious matter which engages the governments and even the Supreme Court

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09 Feb 2019

It’s not just your job, it’s your life: How to be successful and make it worthwhile

Be a contributor: Make sure that you contribute and add value to your organisation every day. These can be like adding small incremental improvements to your job

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09 Feb 2019
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What makes an entrepreneur tick: What you need to do to rise to the top

Why are these people called entrepreneurs and how do they get the wherewithal to build and scale up sustainable businesses?

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02 Feb 2019

Can gaming addiction affect your social performance, lifestyle and even make you suicidal?

With more and more youngsters getting hooked on video games, both online and offline, WHO is set to classify gaming disorder as a mental health condition

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02 Feb 2019
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All about myths: Grammar nazis may not like the term 'poetic license' but it is not wrong to use it

Double negatives are two negative words used in the same sentence with the purpose of turning thought into positive

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28 Jan 2019

Could AI and bots replace trained doctors for better diagnosis? Only time will tell

Artificial intelligence (AI) may be poised to wipe out cervical cancer after a study showed that computer algorithms can detect precancerous lesions far better than trained experts

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28 Jan 2019
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When an adverb or adverbial phrase is placed between the word ‘to’ and a verb as in the examples to politely decline, to confidently face, and to casually walk, we call it a split infinitive

Debunking grammar myths: You can split infinitives and it's not grammatically wrong

Traditional grammarians (prescriptivists) say that infinitives should not be split, but to split them is very common in writing of all kinds

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21 Jan 2019

Should English medium schools be merged with those teaching in vernacular medium to raise the standard of education?

Rationalisation and merging of schools is a compulsion in the context of migration of students to English medium schools.

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21 Jan 2019
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Are the students studying in vernacular medium falling behind the ones who have an English-medium education?

Defending the government’s move noted above, the Chief Minister said that the English-medium call was taken keeping in mind the future of children from the underprivileged sector

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12 Jan 2019

The power of Resilience: It's all about how hard you get hit and still keep on moving

Keep the end in sight. Once you have decided on the end goal, don’t let any distractions keep you from attaining it

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12 Jan 2019
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Using creativity in language: How are one-liners written so that they are witty and thought-provoking?

One-liners (OLs) are short jokes or witty remarks. They provide not only humour but also food for thought

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12 Jan 2019

Tame your FOMO : Here are a few words that you must definitely know today

Have you come across these expressions: echo chamber, clickbait, binge-watch, youthquake, and FOMO (Fear of missing out)?

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07 Jan 2019
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The art of possibility thinking: How you can master this mental mechanism to succeed

Possibility thinking is a very powerful mental mechanism that could make an individual look at all the positive outcomes from any given situation

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01 Jan 2019

Why Not Tax all the Honking? Drivers can be disciplined by installing horn metres

The idea of horn metres is not far-fetched, but feasible and would be an additional weapon to control noise pollution through excessive and erratic use of horns.

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25 Dec 2018
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Here are some golden rules on how to deal with career indecision

Career indecision is something that every youth will have to be aware of and they must be prepared to work their way to succeed by not falling into the trap

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24 Dec 2018

Which are the words of the year? Here's how they are chosen by major publishers like Oxford, Cambridge

Except ‘nomophobia’, all the other words are quite familiar to learners of English. The word is a combination of these three words: ‘no’, ‘mobile’ and ‘phobia’

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24 Dec 2018
It is quite interesting to know how words are shortlisted and chosen
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Do New Year resolutions deliver? Here are some of the best examples of resolutions people make every year

New Year and resolutions go together. We look at shedding our dirty baggage and hugging elusive virtues

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17 Dec 2018

Here's how something as small as a pencil can change your life

People are willing to fund your dream if it has the right social cause. If you can effectively communicate your vision and also, if it resonates with them, they are willing to part with their money

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17 Dec 2018
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The language of elections: Here's what phrases like tactical voting, to maintain surge mean

It is important for learners of English to be familiar with poll-related words, phrases, and collocations. Here are some of them: to go to polls, to cast vote, a hung assembly, to form a coalition

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15 Dec 2018

Why JNU's idea of stopping 7000 students from carrying their own books into the library is laughable 

The JNUSU has been protesting for a month now over the library budget cut and banning outside books. We explore the comedy of the situation
 

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14 Dec 2018
N Sai Balaji, President, JNUSU, speaking to the students on Thursday in front of the library (Pic: N Sai Balaji)
The process of self-improvement is like regular grooming, which is a necessity

How self-improvement is like regular grooming and is a necessity for career development

If there is no proper grooming, how can one expect to perform well? Isn’t that how you project a powerful aspect of the ‘self’? This is what employers seek in a placement selection process

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10 Dec 2018

How Google can take open book exams to the next level

If reference material is allowed into exam halls, can Google, accessible through handy laptops, smartphones and tablets, be far behind?

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10 Dec 2018
Students would be able to consult the material, which are structured to test their understanding of concepts rather than merely the ability to memorise facts and figures.  (Pic: File Photo)
Ankiv Ji has cooperated with both the police and the university throughout the investigation and shown that he has nothing to be afraid of

All is not lost yet: The truth behind Ankiv Baisoya's fake BA

College election is the first step for leaders like Ankiv Ji. He has cooperated throughout the investigation and shown that he is as righteous as Him

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24 Nov 2018

Innovative online English lessons are helping learners teach themselves

En.news is owned by Mike Elchik, the founder and president of WeSpeke, a global language technology company based in the US and affiliated with the Language Technologies Institute

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10 Nov 2018
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Should the fear of violence dam campus elections? Here's a low down on how panic reactions work

Fear does strange things and I am sure we can all agree on that

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10 Nov 2018

Why we should learn being responsible from Virat Kohli

Virat is fulfilling all the promises he made to Anushka in that Manyavar ad. Learn from him

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09 Nov 2018
He is a family man after all. He is learning to take responsibilities
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The art of disagreeing: How to politely say 'no' to someone in different situations

Saying ‘no’ to someone is one of the communication functions that we have to perform in different situations

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05 Nov 2018

Making sense of #MeToo: Here are a few pointers which can help us safeguard ourselves from perpetrators

The victims have suffered in silence for so long. Imagine how violated they would have felt. The psychological scars would remain, haunting them forever

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03 Nov 2018
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Welcome to reason: Was it ok for G Parameshwara to jump the super slow Bengaluru traffic?

Thousands of commuters suffer in long traffic jams in Bengaluru every day but Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara believes he is well within his right to zip past common citizens

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03 Nov 2018

Why Rajiv Malhotra's talks at JNU are important for the future of India

Rajiv Malhotra just delivered his first lecture in JNU's Centre for Media Studies

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03 Nov 2018
Malhotra, a physicist and computer scientist,  is known to be a driven Hindutva activist who launched the Infinity Foundation in 1994 to 'pursue philanthropy, research and public service'
Identify a few compelling reasons as to why your idea should be implemented

How to influence people to accept your ideas willingly and ethically

Influencing is the power to make other people agree with your opinions or get them to willingly and ethically do what you want them to

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13 Oct 2018

Being politically correct: What do expressions like 'politically incorrect humour' and 'politically correct language' mean?

Some people take delight in hurting others by using politically incorrect humour. Jokes that are targeted at people of a certain sex, caste in a way to offend them are said to be politically incorrect

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13 Oct 2018
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So many big names in the media and entertainment industry were exposed in the #MeToo movement

#MeToo: Here's how you deal with the trauma and demons of sexual harassment

This World Mental Health Day, we look at the trauma faced by young women who deal with sexual harassment and an expert tells you how to deal with it

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10 Oct 2018

Complexity vs simplicity: English should not be taught like any other subject but as a life skill

When we write we should not use run-on sentences as readability is affected. If we find long sentences we should break them into shorter units in order to enhance readability

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03 Oct 2018
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There is a possibility of models being phased out and replaced by digital supermodels

Should we have digital supermodels? There's a possibility of models being phased out and replaced by them soon

Over the last two decades, there was a reaction to this and thin was out with many venues prohibiting anorexic models from strutting down the runway

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03 Oct 2018

Have we matured as a society to accept acid attack survivors? Laxmi Agarwal's case says no

Acid Attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal is now homeless and unemployed. As she is striving to meet two ends meet, we explore a few biases of the society
 

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26 Sep 2018
Laxmi was the face of a lot of ad campaigns in India