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  • Most common grammar mistakes

    Most common grammar mistakes

    Most of us are not the first speakers of the English language. Therefore, we all tend to fall prey in the eyes of grammar commentators.

    March 4, 2021
  • Rabindranath Tagore: Echoes of erudite thoughts

    Rabindranath Tagore: Echoes of erudite thoughts

    Polymath Rabindranath Tagore's wisdom teaches us about how we need to consider the larger picture for India's progress.

    December 14, 2018
  • A Nurturing Eye

    A Nurturing Eye

    I had been to several interviews, but the moment the interviewers realized that I was a newcomer to the country and had no US experience, I was politely shown the door.

    November 26, 2018
  • Communication, emotions and AI

    Communication, emotions and AI

    One of the main characteristics that distinguish humans from other living beings is their ability to communicate among themselves, both verbally as well as in writing. Humans interact using specific languages which have well-defined vocabularies, grammars and compositions. It would be interesting to examine what advantages we gained from this ability and to what extent …

    November 4, 2018
  • Bridging the gap

    Bridging the gap

    There is a huge demand for individuals with foreign language skills by recruitment agencies.

    September 21, 2018
  • To our real Bond

    To our real Bond

    Today, Ruskin Bond remains one of the most sought after Indian authors, writing in the English language. His works describe a new India that has emerged post-independence even as the melancholic lament for a more humane and laid back Hindustan of the times when the sun was setting on the British empire, lost somewhere in …

    December 23, 2017
  • In-depth knowlege of the language

    In-depth knowlege of the language

    Many universities and colleges abroad require Indian students to prove their mastery of the English language before they can gain admission to their courses and programmes of study. They are expected to prove their language proficiency by giving the Test of English as a Foreign Language test, known as the TOEFL. It is administered by …

    December 11, 2017
  • Haryana to re-engage English language lab instructors

    Haryana to re-engage English language lab instructors

    Haryana government has decided to re-engage English language lab instructors who were relieved in the year 2016-17 on an extension basis in government colleges of the state. A spokesperson for the Higher Education Department said that these lab instructors would be re-engaged only for the first and second academic semester during the year 2017-18. He …

    July 27, 2017
  • The dynamic change of a language

    The dynamic change of a language

    Language is not static. Who would have thought a thousand years ago that Latin would be barely spoken today? Who would have predicted that English would dominate? Predicting the future of a language is as hard as predicting the future of politics. Who knows whether, in the near future, most people in the world will …

    May 8, 2017
  • The Rushdie Republic

    The Rushdie Republic

    The very mention of the name of Salman Rushdie brings with it a lot of academic discussion about not only his merit as one of the most powerful post-colonial writers of our times but also as someone who seems to be always mired in controversies. The editors of the present volume perceive him as a …

    May 6, 2017
  • ‘Yoga’ among top 15 popular words in UK, says a new study

    ‘Yoga’ among top 15 popular words in UK, says a new study

    'Yoga' along with words like 'Facebook' and 'Twitter' are among the top fifteen most popular words in the British society, say scientists who found that the internet age has had a massive influence on the English language. The need to communicate with a wider-world coupled with a move away from the cosy, close-knit communities of …

    April 13, 2017
  • Languages create barrier in scientific knowledge transfer

    Languages create barrier in scientific knowledge transfer

    Despite the assumption that English is the lingua franca of global science, one-third of new conservation science documents published annually are in non-local languages and as a result some important scientific knowledge remains missing at the international level. "While we recognise the importance of a lingua franca and the contribution of English to science, the …

    December 31, 2016