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Why all anglophiles should read author and columnist  Albert P'Rayan's latest book, English Essentials

The book promises to decode all the 'isms' and give a comprehensive understanding of the English language. This is the popular columnist's second book after English Blues and promises a great read!

Published on 22nd January 2020
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Madhuchandra's Kannada classes can help techies speak Kannada within 10 days. Here's how

Madhuchandra HB has taught Kannada to over 3,000 techies in the past 10 years and has no intention of stopping anytime soon. The next batch will begin in January

Published on 23rd December 2019
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Looking for a new book to read or someone to read it with? Vowelor is the answer!

Manik Ghawri, Co-founder of Vowelor, tells Rashmi Patil about the app and how it helps connect readers across India — and why community reading is a great thing for the young Indian soul

Published on 11th December 2019
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Coping with long prepositions: Where to use words and phrases like 'notwithstanding', 'under wraps' and more

What is the difference between ‘cause of’ and ‘cause for’? Most learners of English are unsure whether the word ‘cause’ is followed by the preposition ‘of’ or ‘for’. Both the prepositions can be used

Published on 7th December 2019
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How accepting your limitations instead of ignoring them can yield A-class results

When we try to hide our weaknesses, they trouble and weaken us. When we accept and work with our weaknesses, they stop troubling us. But it is when we own our weaknesses that they become strengths

Published on 18th November 2019
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Here’s how you can avoid common usage errors while writing

Some phrases are always followed by a gerund (a verb ending in –ing and functions as a noun), for example ‘Each of us is committed to serving customers’

Published on 16th November 2019
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How Kerala's Project Roshni is transcending language barriers to educate migrant workers' children

We trace the growth of Ernakulam district's programme to make education inclusive for the children of migrant labourers by eliminating the barrier of language

Published on 30th October 2019
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Write better, do better: Why writing is an important criterion for a successful career

For those who question why writing a career goal is important for selection, the following points can help them understand the importance of the same

Published on 19th October 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. 

Published on 12th October 2019
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Why delivery guys and struggling students are learning basic English on an app called Utter

Ninad Vengurlekar, co-founder of Utter app speaks about solving  English learning mystery for cab drivers and delivery persons

Published on 9th October 2019
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Gandhi Jayanti: Would Gandhi have a smartphone, be on Instagram if he were alive in 2020?

Imagining Mahatma Gandhi in 2020 is not an easy task to think about, but his granddaughter Ela Gandhi and Gandhian scholar Tridip Suhrud give it a shot anyway 

Published on 1st October 2019
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Did you know that Gandhi once considered writing as a career?

We spoke to Tushar Gandhi and Rajmohan Gandhi to find out more about him developing an interest in writing and the English language

Published on 1st October 2019
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Meet Telangana's Pradeep Yarra, who is trying to make India rabies-free by 2030

Pradeep Yarra is a man on a mission to make India rabies-free by 2030 and is getting there by educating kids about how to deal with animals

Published on 25th September 2019
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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.

Published on 14th September 2019
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This JNU professor's website Kannada Kalike can help you learn Kannada on-the-go

JNU's Kannada professor Purushothama Bilimale speaks about the importance of the language and his online platform that teaches Kannada to non-Kannadigas

Published on 5th September 2019

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