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Slow Clap: Why we love Abhijit Banerjee and his love for gareeb India

Kolkata-born American Abhijit Banerjee won the Nobel Price in Economics. And despite the fact that he left our shores ages back we still love him dearly. And post-Nobel fame, we always will

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Here's a complete guide to raising Gen Z kids

Dr N Rajesh Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of ECE, KPR Institute of  Engineering and Technology, tells us how parents and teachers can effectively mould children into well-rounded individuals

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15 Oct 2019
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Your or You're: How and where to use contractions in your sentences

When we read novels or plays, we come across dialogues that contain contractions. Scriptwriters use contractions in their dialogues to reveal the attitudes of characters. 

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12 Oct 2019

Here’s why self-doubt is a big downer and can become an obstacle in attaining your true potential

One possible reason for the youth to have self-doubt is that they are not aware of their true potential. Low self-esteem could possibly be yet another reason for this

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12 Oct 2019
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Pull the plug or not? How assisted dying is still in the centre of the ethical-unethical debate

Assisted dying is legal in Switzerland. It involves a doctor prescribing a life-ending dose of medication to a mentally competent, terminally ill adult at his request

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12 Oct 2019

Welcome to reason: Should new Doctors have to serve in villages first?

The very idea of ‘commandeering’ newly qualified doctors to serve in ill-equipped village clinics with harsh living and working conditions seems abhorrent

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05 Oct 2019
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Canteen Fundas: Always set goals that provoke action

What were your goals when you were in college? Did they change over time and over conversations that you've had with others?

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05 Oct 2019

The Trainer Brainer: Here’s why you need to master critical thinking 

To survive in this new era, there is a need for young people to be equipped with an important skill called critical thinking

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05 Oct 2019
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English Blues: Here's how 'Howdy' originated

What is the meaning of the phrase ‘How do you do’? Did you know that it used to be a greeting and not a question?

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05 Oct 2019

Gandhi's Ramrajya in 2019: The Modification it went through, from good justice system to Hindu Raj

Sociologists and political scientists have, at times, called Gandhi an idealist. His idea of Ramrajya might have been utopian but the ideals that supported the idea was implementable

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02 Oct 2019
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Bibek Debroy: Reducing Gandhiji’s views to stereotypes misses the point

Living, speaking and writing in kali yuga, Mahatma Gandhi was reminding us of an ideal satya yuga, where the State becomes redundant, says Bibek Debroy

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02 Oct 2019

Gandhi Jayanti: Here's what B-School grads can learn from the Gandhian principles

Life coach Adarsh Basavaraj gives us the lowdown on the kind of management principles B-School students can get from Gandhi

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01 Oct 2019
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Canteen Fundas: How to achieve great things and grow bigger than we are

How Gandhiji's ideals and teachings can be used in every day life and how through that we can achieve greater heights

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30 Sep 2019

Is ensuring students’ safety a school’s duty? The debate is still on

The list of schools audited include well-established ‘old names’ and apparently not the modern corporate-type schools which attach the ‘International’ tag to their names

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30 Sep 2019
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16-year-old Greta Thunberg is the latest victim of online bullying

Slow Clap: Why Greta Thunberg needs to give up on her dreams ASAP

The 16-year-old is battling conspiracy theories and name-calling along with climate change. She should give it all up and just Netflix and chill

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28 Sep 2019

A letter of solidarity to Greta Thunberg  from the Third World

How dare we allowed the climate to go berserk in the first place? Even though we accept that we destroyed it, we never really bothered to correct it

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28 Sep 2019
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Canteen Fundas: To do inspired work, start with the ‘why’

Here are a few life lessons that you'd need in college and in life, apart from what's taught inside the classroon

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21 Sep 2019

The trainer brainer: Here's why you must be open to any change

Adaptation to change is considered important for the youth since if they are not open to change and prepared to go along with it, they will be left behin

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21 Sep 2019
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Welcome to reason: Should we broadcast our children’s foibles?

When a child cries, parents are biologically programmed to spring into action — blood pressure increases, for example, even if it’s not your kid. This perspective may strike you as melodramatic

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21 Sep 2019

English Blues: Let's talk about a few confusing idioms and phrases

Here's decoding a few idioms and phrases and how one shouldn't always go with a phrase's literal meaning 

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21 Sep 2019
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The students fought hard to finally win against the dress code

Dress Codes: Raw policing of women leads to wilful creation of hostile spaces

The worrying part of this is the deeper questions its raises in terms of authoritarian practices in the administration of educational institutions, and the derogation of dignity it perpetuates.

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17 Sep 2019

Canteen Fundas: How to be secure with all your insecurities

Here are a few important tips on how you can be honest with yourself and make it through each day with self confidence

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14 Sep 2019
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Try to focus on self-development by making use of your talents to the best of your abilities

Why comparing our achievements with others might be the cause of our failure

Nicholas Francis shares a few pointers on why you must not compare and contrast your life or achievements with other individuals

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14 Sep 2019

Finding the holes in an argument: Tracing multiple uses of a word

Albert P' Rayan explores the different meanings of the word, 'hole'. In this column, he answers a couple of questions for which he was searching for an answer.

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14 Sep 2019
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Why we must all learn to #SayItLikeNirmalaTai

Screw Uber. It's all a matter of modelling your mindset such that the economy rises like a phoenix and makes Donald Trump go weak in the toupee

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12 Sep 2019

Here's how accepting yourself the way you are is the key to your overall growth

To be secure, accept yourself exactly as you are, warts and all. That’s the key to your growth

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12 Sep 2019
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The average time spent by an individual on screens have increased drastically

How technology adversely affects your eyesight and 6 ways to prevent it

Here are a few expert tips on improving your vision and steps you can take in your every day life

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12 Sep 2019

Students to become armoured robots: Why school shootings call for effective protection

This year, ArmorMe, a personal defence firm, started selling a bulletproof backpack that can unfold into a larger covering

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07 Sep 2019
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Become a real leader: Here's how authentic leadership can benefit the individual and their surroundings

Authentic leadership in a sense is a real leadership quality that can benefit the individual and their environment in a very progressive way

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07 Sep 2019

Here's why people use Euphemisms instead of using certain words like 'pregnant' when they are uncomfortable

As many people are not comfortable using the word ‘pregnant’, they use the phrase as a euphemism

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07 Sep 2019
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Teachers' Day 2019: Remembering a few teachers who went out of their way to produce noble citizens

Not all good teachers are popular and not all popular teachers are good. But some of them are both. We look at two of them 

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05 Sep 2019

Is teaching a noble profession? Here's what our educators feel about what they do

We have always heard teaching is a noble profession. The students definitely think so too, but what do the educators who are a part of this, feel? We find out

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05 Sep 2019
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Teachers vs Technology: Can machines ever replace real-time educators?

Many parents, however, still have apprehensions about e-learning when it comes to providing the right kind of education to their children

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04 Sep 2019

Here's how the 'learning mindset' can help you top the class

People with a Fixed Mindset believe the effort is fruitless – how can they be ‘smart’ if they work hard? On the other hand, people with a Learning Mindset see effort as the key to mastery

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02 Sep 2019
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A nation of readers: Here's why it is important to build the ability to ‘learn to read’ among children

As a nation, we have been able to solve access to schools, but we haven’t been able to ensure that learning outcomes are met adequately, especially in reading and languages

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31 Aug 2019

Negotiation is important and it can pave the way for greater success. Here's how

When you negotiate, you express your core values in terms of your abilities to the employers, which will make them sensitised towards the same

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31 Aug 2019
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Should we bribe for college admissions? Numerous cases of students cheating the system raise concern

Earlier in 2019, five California residents were arrested on charges of helping more than 40 Chinese nationals obtain student visas by taking their English tests for them

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31 Aug 2019

Welcome to reason: Is it really a good idea to have a memorial tattoo?

Unfortunately, in many cases there are divorces or remarriages, with the aforementioned tattoos ‘telling their unwanted tales of changing wives or husbands’

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24 Aug 2019
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Canteen Fundas: Here are a few things that they do not teach you in class

Is college all about classroom learning? Definitely not! Here, the author tells you a few things that you probably wouldn't know

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24 Aug 2019

The trainer brainer: Making a resumé? Here's how you enrich it with the right skills

Making a resumé may sound like a cakewalk. But the real struggle begins only when you start making it. Here are some tips

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24 Aug 2019
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