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Opinion  /  Published 29.08.20

Oh My Burdens! Laden, Laden

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By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 27.08.20

Many Flavours: Parochial imposition of Hindi

One of the most crucial aspects about the study of language is, perhaps, the ability to read between the lines. This skill would come in handy while deciphering the recent comments made by the Union e...
By The Editorial Board in

Education  /  Published 04.08.20

Talk to others in the field before you decide on your option

Q I am a Class XI student of humanities. I am passionate about both English and economics. I am a keen participant in elocutions and many of my articles have been published in newspapers. What should ...
By Shivani Manchanda in

Opinion  /  Published 18.10.19

Lynchistan is impeccably desi

Of course, lynch and lynching are foreign words. But lynchistan, an apposite colloquialism for parts of the cow belt, is impeccably desi. The term derives from practices that would have horrified Moha...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

Opinion  /  Published 15.07.19

The perfect pronoun: singular ‘they’

I am your stereotypical, cisgender, middle-aged suburban dad. I dabble in woodworking, I take out the garbage and I covet my neighbor’s Porsche. Though I do think men should wear makeup (it looks ni...
By Farhad Manjoo / New York Times News Service in

People  /  Published 04.04.20

Shashi Tharoor on being a man of letters above everything else

Out of the barrage of blistering Tweets that Shashi Tharoor encounters on a daily basis, his son Ishaan calling him out “in front of the world” for being a “lackadaisical boomer” (in a Tweet d...
By Anannya Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.09.19

Imagine a Lennon teaching English at 94

The audience at Nazrul Mancha gave a standing ovation to birthday girl Olive Lennon who turned 94 on Saturday. The nonagenarian Lennon still teaches English to her nephew and a small group of children...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Education  /  Published 26.03.19

A research career in physics

Q I passed Madhyamik with 90 per cent marks and am now studying in Class XI. I want to eventually take up research in Physics, preferably with a scholarship for higher studies. My problem is that I do...
By Shivani Manchanda in

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.19

Calcutta University English course for tech students

Calcutta University will teach its BTech students how to communicate in English, develop “appropriate pronunciation” and maintain decorum to appear more employable to potential recruiters.The abse...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in College Street

Technology  /  Published 09.03.19

Google’s Bolo

From time to time, Google keeps launching meaningful apps, the latest being Bolo. It’s the company’s attempt at helping students in India to read in Hindi and English. Here’s what you should kno...
By Mathures Paul in


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