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Google Maps will soon have option to share information on COVID beds, oxygen availablity

In addition to showing 2,500 testing centers on Search and Maps, Google is now sharing the locations of over 23,000 vaccination centres nationwide, in English and eight Indian languages

Published on 10th May 2021
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This teacher from Bengaluru is using scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata to give lessons on grammar and beyond

Lakshmy Ramanathan, a passionate English teacher at Sri Kumaran Children’s Home in Bengaluru has found a unique and novel way to re-introduce children to the epics while integrating other lessons

Published on 10th May 2021
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English Blues: Here's how a sentence that is ambiguous can have more than one interpretation

A sentence that is ambiguous can have more than one interpretation. The sentence ‘Call me a taxi’ can be interpreted in two different ways because the word ‘call’ has more than one meaning

Published on 8th May 2021
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Notes from a 90-year-old professor: Finding the meaning of life in George Koshy’s classroom

Having worked as a teacher for decades, George Koshy shares some of the greatest lessons he has learnt from his long and admirable journey as an English teacher

Published on 5th May 2021
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English Blues: What do the words stay and safe mean when put together in a sentence?

How a friendly farewell expression has become a piece of advice or a warning shows that the language evolves as per changing situations

Published on 1st May 2021
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Google donates Rs 135 crore to India for urgent medical supplies, oxygen and testing equipment

The COVID features on Search are available in India, in English and eight Indian languages, and the company said it is continuing to improve localization and highlight authoritative information

Published on 26th April 2021
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English Blues: Do you consider yourself a pundamentalist, punphile or a punatic?

A pun can be defined as the use of a word that either has multiple meanings or sounds like other words, the result of which is humorous. It is a gentle form of humour

Published on 24th April 2021
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Vinod Kumar Shukla's latest novel follows the lives of children who try to revive an old forest

The English translation of his collection of short stories, received the Atta Galatta Bangalore Literature Festival Prize in 2019 and the Mathrubhumi Book of the Year Prize in 2020

Published on 23rd April 2021
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English Blues: Are you prepped for prepositions? Let's find out 

Prepositions can be a veritable pain if you don’t know how they work, isn't it? Check out Albert P’Rayan’s guide to nail their usage and understand the role they play in a sentence 

Published on 17th April 2021
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English Blues: Is it ‘none is’ or ‘none are’, which is grammatically correct?

Should none be followed by a singular or plural verb? Let's look at its grammatical correctness

Published on 12th April 2021
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English Blues: What do words like Vaxhole, Sputniked, Pfizered mean?

A friend of mine in Russia was Sputniked and another friend in the US was Pfizered. Whenever some nouns are used as verbs by a prominent person in the news, the media starts highlighting them

Published on 27th March 2021
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English Blues: Are we turkeys voting for Christmas this Assembly Election season? 

What does the phrase ‘round the corner’ mean? If something is going to happen very soon or in the near future, we say it is round the corner or ‘around the corner’

Published on 21st March 2021
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NEET 2021 to be held on August 1. Here's what is different this year

The offline examination will be held in 11 languages, including Hindi and English. This year, NEET will also determine admission to nursing courses and degrees in life Sciences as well

Published on 13th March 2021
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Under a new government programme, Andhra school students to learn a new English word everyday

Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the officials to provide English-Telugu dictionaries to schools and ensure that students learn the meaning of a new English word every day

Published on 5th March 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: The first time Led Zeppelin's Stairway To Heaven was played live 50 years ago today!

In today's #TBT, we take you through multiple events. Today is Learn What Your Name Means Day and also the day when the English Rock Band Led Zeppelin played one of their most iconic songs live

Published on 5th March 2021

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