Tag: English

17 Results

  • Engineer’s English

    Engineer’s English

    In their campus interviews, the ability to communicate their technical knowledge is also tested. Many of them fail to assert their depth with confidence. Only after cutting a sorry figure, do they realise that the final stroke of victory is achieved by the magic of spoken words. Selectors look for technically sound, smart and well-balanced personalities. And the game is lost by those deficient in the English language.

    December 12, 2019
  • Eternal Religion

    Eternal Religion

    The fundamentals of sanatan dharma are extremely strong and liberal, which is why it survives despite problems over time. Any society built upon its foundations can flourish and prosper. It nurtures those values which are immutable and universal, and with the potential to create a rich civilisation. These values were discovered through rigorous efforts and experiments conducted by the seekers of eternal truths through the vicissitudes of history.

    December 11, 2019
  • Read English newspaper: UP SP wants cops to have basic knowledge of language to tackle cyber crime

    Read English newspaper: UP SP wants cops to have basic knowledge of language to tackle cyber crime

    Following the directives, district police personnel have already started purchasing books and dictionaries to learn English.

    October 6, 2019
  • Apps to help you learn the easy way

    Apps to help you learn the easy way

    At different epochs, both students and parents have had their share of challenges regarding correct and effective ways to study to learn optimum and imbibe most effectively.

    April 16, 2019
  • Google India brings Bolo app to help rural children read, comprehend better

    Google India brings Bolo app to help rural children read, comprehend better

    Optimised for native Hindi speakers, Google Bolo works with all phones running Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) and higher versions

    March 6, 2019
  • Useful games for children

    Useful games for children

    These platforms have adapted to the new trend and are providing gamified learning solutions to students to grab more with ease.

    February 26, 2019
  • Abu Dhabi includes Hindi as third official court language

    Abu Dhabi includes Hindi as third official court language

    The Indian community in the UAE, numbering 2.6 million, constitutes 30 per cent of the total population and is the largest expatriate community in the country.

    February 12, 2019
  • The importance of English

    The importance of English

    English as a language may not be native to India but there are certainly more English speakers in India than in Britain. Knowledge of English in our country symbolises better education and greater sophistication. In our multilingual country English is popular in almost all the regions.

    December 21, 2018
  • Namaskar is our ‘sanskar’ but English not an illness: Venkaiah Naidu

    Namaskar is our ‘sanskar’ but English not an illness: Venkaiah Naidu

    Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that Indians greet people with 'namaskar' rather than with 'good morning', 'good afternoon' and 'good evening' because they are colonial greetings.

    September 28, 2018
  • ‘Indian people’ jokes aren’t funny

    ‘Indian people’ jokes aren’t funny

    A week or so ago, in a closed Facebook group, a person posted a conversation they had with someone from an Indian call centre. The post made fun of this person’s accent, their use of certain words, and their command of English. This was posted to “cheer up” the other group members, as a joke …

    September 25, 2018
  • From Cleopatra to funny faces

    From Cleopatra to funny faces

    The picture of the dining table brings before us images of mouth-watering and sumptuous delicacies, and a number of delicious dishes truly regale our taste buds once we are at it. But if we go through the history of the words associated with the dining table, the pleasure will be hardly less. This list includes …

    August 25, 2018
  • DU seventh cut-off list out; seats available in off campus colleges

    DU seventh cut-off list out; seats available in off campus colleges

    This is expected to be the last list for general category students. An eighth cut-off list is expected but only for SC/ST students.

    August 5, 2018
  • Jadavpur University declares provisional merit list for 9 Arts subjects

    Jadavpur University declares provisional merit list for 9 Arts subjects

    While the admission procedure for English and Political Science is to be conducted on 8 August, for Bengali and History, it will take place on 9 August. On 10 August, aspirants of Comparative Literature and Philosophy have been asked to come for admission.

    August 4, 2018
  • Language as a lover

    Language as a lover

    What language do I dream in, my friend Vanessa asked. Which really was the language closest to my heart? The few dreams I remember in the morning have few words. When I try to recall the words, I remember only the anxiety or longing behind them, not the actual words. If I have to guess, …

    May 28, 2018
  • Teens can learn new skills, improve English | British Council Summer School

    Teens can learn new skills, improve English | British Council Summer School

    Summer School will be organised in New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai for the children of age group 7-14 years.

    May 4, 2018
  • Worse than ‘bodyline’

    Worse than ‘bodyline’

    Decades ago the cricketing world was stunned into disbelief when in order to contain the legendary Don Bradman, the English ~ courtesy Douglas Jardine and Harold Larwood ~ came up with the “bodyline” attack that was condemned by all sections of Australia’s leadership. It is therefore more than a trifle ironic that the “new Bradman” …

    April 1, 2018
  • English medium in govt schools anti-Punjab: SAD

    English medium in govt schools anti-Punjab: SAD

    With Punjab education department set to introduce English as a medium of instruction in 2,750 state-run schools, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday termed the Congress government’s decision as ‘an anti-Punjab and anti-Punjabi step’. In a statement, SAD spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema said this step would undermine the prospects of Punjabi language in the …

    January 4, 2018