English Language
Opinion  /  Published 06.06.21

Virus & vocabulary: tipping point of language

‘A’ for asymptomatic; ‘B’ for bath; ‘C’ for coronavirus — this may well be the way the generation learning to speak amidst the pandemic now reads alphabets. S...
By The Editorial Board

Science Tech  /  Published 19.05.21

Google News Showcase is here

After its launch last October in some markets, Google News Showcase has arrived in India. Readers can expect easier access to news from English and Hindi media (more languages will be incorporated in ...
By The Telegraph

Calcutta  /  Published 06.05.21

Senior students turn teachers

A group of high school students is conducting English language lessons for students who come from homes not as privileged as theirs but attend the same school. Class IX students of Sri Sri Academy ha...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

People  /  Published 02.04.21

Builders of Bengal: Toru Dutt

Toru Dutt can be considered one of the first practitioners of Indo-Anglian literature. In her brief but brilliant life she accomplished an impressive volume of work, written or translated into English...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

India  /  Published 02.12.20

India swimming against English tide in push for mother tongue in BTech

“In the last six years, the central government has been packing universities with people with an RSS background as teachers, vice-chancellors and other staff by compromising quality. But because...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 30.08.20

Oh My Burdens! Laden, Laden

By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 28.08.20

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

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

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

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


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