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All about myths: Grammar nazis may not like the term 'poetic license' but it is not wrong to use it

Double negatives are two negative words used in the same sentence with the purpose of turning thought into positive

Published on 28th January 2019
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Asst VP to a storyteller, Aditi Dewra uses teabags and chewing gum to tell artsy tales

Aditi uses simple everyday objects like tea bags, chewing gum and urges people to look at them defiantly through her creations

 

Published on 21st December 2017
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Broadway Dance Center faculty member Eric Campros has seen the world but here's why he thinks India is special

Choreographer and dancer Eric John Campros will be in Hyderabad for a workshop. And in a chat, we realise there is so much more to the dancer than his art

 

Published on 25th November 2017
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CanvasSutra, a 22-year-old's brainchild to create art and help dogs 

A lot of persuasion and thought later, Somyajula put up her art on Facebook and has been on a roll ever since, taking requests for designs on paper or canvas

 

Published on 22nd December 2017
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Complexity vs simplicity: English should not be taught like any other subject but as a life skill

When we write we should not use run-on sentences as readability is affected. If we find long sentences we should break them into shorter units in order to enhance readability

Published on 3rd October 2018
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Confusing word pairs: Certain English words may have similar meaning but not the exact same meaning

What is the difference in meaning between these two words? ‘Weather’ is what happens for a short term and ‘climate’ is over the longer term

Published on 11th February 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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Crooning for climate change: Mohan Kannan's next is a song based on an issue concerning all of us   

Mohan Kannan, the vocalist of the band Agnee, was an alumnus of XIMB and is the singer of India's first song on climate change. In a chat, he talks about the song, Bollywood music and more

Published on 25th November 2017
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Dear Sreeram and Co, here's why your Young Achiever's Matrimonial ad made me want to hit my head

Because, what other job do the IIT/IIM hudugas and hudagis of Bengaluru have other than picking partners like cauliflowers at a marriage market meet on International Youth Day?
 

Published on 26th July 2018
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Debunking grammar myths: You can split infinitives and it's not grammatically wrong

Traditional grammarians (prescriptivists) say that infinitives should not be split, but to split them is very common in writing of all kinds

Published on 21st January 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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Digital India, really? Only one in four adults use Internet in India

78 per cent of adults in India do not own a smartphone and a whopping 80 per cent of the population in the country have no clues about Facebook or Twitter

Published on 20th June 2018

Do you understand the word 'Budget' and the different ways in which it is used?

Budget is a word which we use constantly, but are we really aware of all the collocations?

Published on 28th February 2017
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Don't fight online education, alter education system to include yogic way of life: Dushyanth Sridhar

Indic Scholar Dushyanth Sridhar spoke about self-discipline, yoga, ancient versus modern medicine and the new normal at temples

Published on 7th June 2020
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Don't want my poems to be taught in a flawed education system: Balachandran Chullikkadu

The poet from Kerala was appalled with how lightly corrections and basic spelling and grammar are dealt with in the education system

Published on 20th March 2018

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