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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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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

Published on 5th September 2019
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Grammaticalness: How to use words and phrases like 'per cent of', 'cop' in sentences correctly

When we talk about an individual member of the police, we use the terms policeman, policewoman, police officer or police chief

Published on 29th June 2019
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This teacher from the USA uses Instagram to teach herself  Malayalam

Elizabeth Keyton speaks about about how she managed to learn Malayalam by developing her own learning process

 

Published on 19th June 2019
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This documentary shows us the gruesome portrait of grief as a result of cow vigilantism and mob lynching

The Hour of Lynching is a telling documentary of mob lynching directed by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya. We spoke to the makers to find out more

Published on 4th June 2019
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Why TVF's Kota Factory is the ode to the studious Indian nerd who dreams of exam glory - that we all need to watch

TVF's latest web series Kota Factory has taken the internet by the storm. We catch up with its creator Saurabh Khanna
 

Published on 30th May 2019

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