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Learning new words and phrases: What do phrases and words like 'abetment to suicide', 'allege' mean? 

‘Abetment’ is a legal term.  The word ‘abet’ means to encourage someone to do something wrong or undesirable or to assist someone to commit a crime

Published on 15th August 2020
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A guide to building your word power: It is important to know both the grammar and the vocabulary of a language

To learn any foreign language effectively, it is important to know both the grammar and the vocabulary of the target language

Published on 1st 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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Finding where the Indian gene has left its mark: Why you'll love reading Indogene

Author Sriram Devatha speaks about Indogene, a book that is a must-read if you want to know the history behind Indians living in different countries. He has included his personal experiences in it 

Published on 20th June 2020
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Let Karnataka Minister C T Ravi teach you Kannada with this new app KaliKannada

On Tuesday the minister announced 'KaliKannada'- an initiative aimed at inspiring non-Kannada speakers to learn the State language

Published on 17th June 2020
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This Bengalurean can teach you some Kannada slang that are witty and can be part of your lingo

Have you heard of Slangaluru? It's a page on social media started by Ikyatha Yerasala that's teaching non-Bengalureans witty slang and it's got Rashmi Patil's interest piqued

Published on 28th March 2020
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Coronavirus and the 'words outbreak': Are you 'Covidiot' or 'Covidient'? 

In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, to define new situations new words have been coined and they are being widely used on social media

Published on 24th March 2020
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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
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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
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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

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