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West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.19

Behala primary school upgrade to meet demands for English

A 61-year old primary school run by a Christian missionary voluntary organisation will be upgraded to a full-fledged ICSE school to meet the demands for English medium education among residents of Beh...
By Mita Mukherjee 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

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.19

Who are India's public intellectuals?

The last refuge of unselfconscious, upper-class male privilege is that contemporary parlour game, the listing of public intellectuals. This is peculiarly true of postcolonial countries like India wher...
By Mukul Kesavan in

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.19

English skills are the mantra of success, say experts in Calcutta

Communication holds the key to success for any business and English skills are essential for that, professionals said at a conference in the city on Thursday. International Conference on English Learn...
By Our Special Correspondent in Salt Lake

India  /  Published 16.07.19

Tamil trouble for Modi government again

The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday cancelled the postal department recruitment examination held on Sunday after its ally in Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK, broke ranks for the day to join hands with arch...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

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

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.19

Gaokao, the exam that makes traffic go silent

A stressful time for millions of Chinese just got over. The gaokao, China’s university entrance exam, was held in early June and the results are just out. This year, more than 10.31 million students...
By Neha Sahay in

North East  /  Published 21.05.19

Assam school stresses English fluency

Shishu Shiksha Samiti, Assam, which runs 551 private low-cost schools in the Brahmaputra Valley of the state, will give special emphasis on making their students fluent in English. The Samiti, since s...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 05.05.19

CPI(M) election plank? English pronunciation

One of the greatest achievements of the English letter ‘r’ is to have led the word ‘red’. For red is the colour of the flag of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), and people should vote wi...
By The Editorial Board in

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


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