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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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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
International Institute of Tamil Studies

Hindi, French courses at International Institute of Tamil Studies optional, says K Pandiarajan

The statement was made in response to DMK's criticism about the launch of Hindi training classes at the institute

Published on 5th December 2019
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How a tragedy led to the discovery of new words and phrases

Albert P' Rayan discusses the Indian English word 'borewell' and also decodes the meanings of 'nail-biting' and 'nerve-wracking'

Published on 3rd November 2019
Mohamed Shoaib Q

Here's why this one-man army YouTuber from Coimbatore is awesome. Check out

Mohamed Shoaib Q's subscriber list keeps multiplying every day. Shoaib edits, acts, writes the scripts and also handles the camera all by himself

Published on 25th October 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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Socialist ideas are now considered 'passe': Maitrayee Chaudhuri, author and JNU Sociology professor

Maitrayee Chaudhuri spoke to us about her book, everyday advertisements, everyday details in the English-language print media, the communicative abundance of television

Published on 26th June 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
Sujatha Reshmi teach deaf kids

After watching her daughter struggle, this mother in rural Karnataka is helping hundreds of speech and hearing impaired kids learn to speak

In conversation with Sujatha Reshmi, we find out how her daughter inspired her to start a school of speech therapy for deaf and mute children from poor families around Karnataka

 

Published on 16th April 2019
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Tame your FOMO : Here are a few words that you must definitely know today

Have you come across these expressions: echo chamber, clickbait, binge-watch, youthquake, and FOMO (Fear of missing out)?

Published on 7th January 2019
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Rituparna Sarkar's Insta project-turned-illustrated book 'Wonder Words' will definitely make you feel 'ambedo'

From Rituparna Sarkar's 100-day Insta project to an illustrated book called Wonder Words — it's been an interesting journey of wordplay. We find out more

Published on 31st December 2018
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Come March, new Tamil dictionaries are likely to hit the stands

Three dictionaries — contemporary Tamil dictionary, students' literary Tamil dictionary, and a dictionary of Tamil equivalents for words from other languages will be launched by March 2019

Published on 26th December 2018
Oxford English Dictionary

The word "Idiocracy" among 1400 words, phrases added to Oxford English Dictionary

The new addition idiocracy, refers to a society consisting of or governed by people characterised as idiots, or a government formed of people considered stupid, ignorant or idiotic

Published on 8th October 2018
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Study says that talking with children can strengthen their language skills

The study showed that young children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults had improved language skills

Published on 14th August 2018
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Happy birthday, Ruskin Bond! Though late to the party, we celebrate him and his works

Though late to the party, we catch up with author Ruskin Bond, who celebrated his 84th birthday on May 19 and spoke to him about all things literary

Published on 29th May 2018

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