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'To Meghan Markle', 'Megxit' explained: Here's how the Duchess' royal exit has given birth to new words

What does ‘to Meghan Markle’ mean? As a verb it means to take care of one’s mental health. The name was used as a verb by Twitter user @_RyanJesse

Published on 4th February 2020
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Learning the English language: Here are some of the gender-sensitive usages explained

The word ‘shero’ is commonly used these days. The word ‘hero’ is used to refer to a man who is admired for his courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities

Published on 27th January 2020
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Here's why you should read IIT Madras alumni Rituparna Ghosh's 'Unloved in Love'

Unloved in Love deals with the emotional turmoil students go through while making critical life choices. We speak to debut author Rituparna Ghosh about her experiences 

Published on 18th December 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

Published on 30th November 2019
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'People stare at me in disbelief,' says man who speaks unadulterated, fluent Kannada without using a single English word!

Chaitra Priya believes in celebrating Kannada bhashe every day instead of honouring it only on Kannada Rajyotsava

Published on 1st November 2019
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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

Published on 25th October 2019
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Chilla has created a safe haven for the children of sex workers and helps them fight social stigma. Here's how

The founder of Chilla talks about creating a safe space for the children of sex workers and protecting them from societal stigma

Published on 29th January 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?

Published on 5th October 2019
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SCERT to introduce technical dictionary for Kerala PSC aspirants to understand Malayalam translations of jargons easily

SCERT has already compiled a technical dictionary in Malayalam for History, Geography, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, Mathematics and more

Published on 26th September 2019
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Tamil Nadu students submit 30,000 new technical terms to be included in Dictionary Project

A toll free number, 14469, would be created where people can call from 10 am to 4.30 pm and seek meanings or clarifications on any word/translation

Published on 19th September 2019
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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

Published on 7th September 2019
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From text rap battles to films and albums, Namma Bengaluru's Gubbi is the perfect Gully Boy

Gubbi is an expert in conscious rapping and he believes in writing lyrics based on his experiences as well as about some serious issues that he sees around him every day

Published on 12th August 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

Published on 13th July 2019
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Secularism much: This Kolkata college will now let you choose Humanism as your religion in your application form

Bethune College, the first ever women's college to be established in Asia, will now let UG and PG applicants choose 'manavdharma' as their religion in their form

Published on 30th 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

Published on 17th May 2019

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