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#ThrowbackToday: The magic in the words of writer TS Eliot

In today's #TBT, we talk about the famed writer TS Eliot and what makes his words ring true even today. Also, did you know today is observed as World Rivers Day?

Published on 26th September 2021
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English Blues: From doomscrolling to truthiness, how new words get absorbed into our vocabularies

From doomscrolling to truthiness, there are certain phenomena unique to this generation, and thus, we give birth to new terms and words to make sense of them. Here are a few in vogue these days

Published on 4th September 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: "I have a dream", declared Martin Luther King Jr 58 years ago today

In today's #TBT, we talk about the iconic speech delivered by civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr which continues to reverberate throughout the world thanks to its powerful words

Published on 28th August 2021
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Nine out of 10 Indians believe schools should educate children on online safety: Study

Children must also be educated about fake news, how to spot a phishing scam, make strong, complex passwords, among others

Published on 17th August 2021
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Gender-disposed personality traits can explain salary gap: US study

In other words, women were unlikely to initiate a negotiation in either condition, but men differed based on the gender of the boss

Published on 10th August 2021
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English Blues: The Misnomer connundrum and how to combat it

Some words and phrases put our heads in a spin, indicating something, and meaning something else altogether

Published on 6th August 2021
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English Blues: No child's play: decoding the nuances of ‘with’

One of the most frequestly used words in the English language has a multitude of bewildering uses. Here's a list of ALL of them, and how not to get them all muddled up

Published on 31st July 2021
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Tamil Nadu government to promote Tamil language among diaspora

The department of Tamil development and information is also consulting Tamil scholars, researchers, and academics in the Tamil language to create new Tamil words for education 

Published on 28th July 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: The Oxford don who couldn't help but jumble words, giving us the term spoonerism

In today's #TBT, we introduce you to Rev William Archibald Spooner, a warden at New College, Oxford University who used to mix up words and oh, how hilarious it was for others and for even us now

Published on 22nd July 2021
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A new study finds that cows' stomachs have microbes that can break down plastic

In other words, these microorganisms can already break down similar materials, so the study authors thought they might be able to break down plastics as well

Published on 2nd July 2021
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Don't use the R-word: Why we should be careful while using a few words in front of a rape victim

People often use many words that could be unintentionally insensitive to a rape victim. The Coach tells us why we should be careful

Published on 19th June 2021
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This tech company is providing realtime info on beds, oxygen and all through your keyboard

The information is being collated on a real-time basis picked up from government sources and tweets based on Covid related keywords, the company said

Published on 30th April 2021
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English Blues: Do you consider yourself a pundamentalist, punphile or a punatic?

A pun can be defined as the use of a word that either has multiple meanings or sounds like other words, the result of which is humorous. It is a gentle form of humour

Published on 24th April 2021
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Missing first-day-of-school feels? This wordless book will legit bring them back to you

One of Bengaluru-based illustrator Sunaina Coelho's last projects was a short film for UNICEF. And now, she has a new book coming out sans words. This is why you should definitely check it out too

Published on 21st April 2021
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English Blues: Is it ‘was’ or ‘were’ after we use couple?

Albert P' Rayan tells us how to use the word 'couple' correctly in sentences, what to use before it and the meaning of other words related to the same. Read on to find out

Published on 13th March 2021

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