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Do uncommon words and effective communicators get along? Let's find out 

Did you come across the tweet Congress MP and author Shashi Tharoor addressed to popular novelist Chetan Bhagat? The exchange that ensued was one that is going to be memorable for a long time to come

Published on 19th September 2020
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What’s the right thing to say? Here's how you can respond to greetings appropriately

Don't know how to respond when people ask you 'How's you?' or 'How's things?' In this English Blues column, you might understand the greeting and how to respond to it properly and appropriately 

Published on 5th September 2020
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These 19-year-old girls want to start meaningful conversations in government schools across Telangana 

The four girls have visited nine schools and successfully conducted their workshops. Students also seem to have enjoyed it. Now, owing to the pandemic, they are planning virtual events. So stay tuned

Published on 30th August 2020
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Meet the Children’s Book writer who spent sleepless nights getting the NEP translated into Tamil

Selvan, who is known better as Vizhiyan, did not just translate the NEP, he also translated the 484 pages of the draft NEP previously and also a version of the Student Collective’s NEP Dictionary too

Published on 23rd August 2020
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DU, AMU, JNU students' Collective creates a NEP Dictionary to decode their major issues with it

The 52-page Dictionary of National Education Policy 2020 was articulated, edited and designed by the students in just a week from the release of the NEP 2020

Published on 5th August 2020
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Learning new words: What do the terms 'bubble boy', 'bubble girl' mean?

What does the term ‘bubble boy’ mean? It has two different meanings. The primary meaning of the word refers to the genetic disorder called SCID, also known as ‘bubble boy disease’

Published on 18th July 2020
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Upgrade your English language skills: What is collocational competence?

Why is it important to develop collocational competence? It is not enough to teach grammar alone but it is also important to raise learners' awareness about collocations

Published on 27th June 2020
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Should distance learning be competitive or not?

Now, students admitted to open distance learning courses in conventional universities in the state will be permitted to complete their academic programmes as scheduled

Published on 27th June 2020
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Why can’t we have a sabbatical for students?

But the concept of a sabbatical is not dead in the academic world. According to Wikipedia, it is based on the Biblical practise of Shmita, which is related to agriculture

Published on 20th June 2020
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Missouri woman prompts Merriam-Webster to redefine 'racism' 

Kennedy Mitchum, who lives in the St Louis suburb Florissant, said people would argue with her about the definition of racism and she realized the problem was in the Merriam-Webster's dictionary

Published on 10th June 2020
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How Microsoft's learning tools are making it easy for children with special abilities to read, write and learn. Here's how

We spoke to Balendu Sharma from Microsoft India to know more about their learning tools that enable kids with special abilities to learn comfortably and help build confidence

Published on 8th June 2020
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Do robots need sleep? Yes, artificial brains may need rest too, says study

The researchers characterise the decision to expose the networks to an artificial analog of sleep as nearly a last ditch effort to stabilise them

Published on 8th June 2020
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Paro Anand's five steps to write for children effectively 

Ever thought of writing for children? With the help of author Paro Anand, who has written several notable books for children of all ages, make the most of this lockdown and learn this style properly 

Published on 27th April 2020
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Aware of negative connotations? Here are a few words that have an emotional side too

Do words have an emotional side too? Yes, some words do. Some words have a positive, negative or neutral connotation

Published on 18th April 2020
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Collins Learning gives free access to all subject textbooks in single e-book form for Classes 1-8

Collins Digital Home Learning integrates learning and evaluation in an easy-to-use digital blended learning solution

Published on 7th April 2020

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