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Megxit

'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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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
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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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
covidiot

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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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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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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Going into the spooky releams of Rusty

Inspiration could strike a musician anywhere — in the loo, while riding a bike (read Honda Activa, which “is not even a bike. It’s a scooter which beeps, cries and gurgles while carrying me everywhere

Published on 24th February 2017
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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
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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Here's how you can improve your fluency in English language

The only way to improve your English communication skill is by speaking more and by reading. With the advent of technology, there are numerous e-books, apps and materials online which you can refer

Published on 12th April 2018
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
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Kerala girl spells her way to success at MaRRS International Spelling Bee Competition

Marwa Sajjad, a student of the Christ Nagar International, is the second runner-up in the international finals of MaRRS International Spelling Bee Competition

Published on 11th May 2018
English words

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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