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  • Triply blessed

    Triply blessed

    Exactly 35 years after the Left Front scrapped the study of English at the primary level and with disastrous consequences, the Trinamul government’s decision to introduce what it calls the “three-language formula” from Classes One to Ten deserves unqualified support. In retrospect, the dropping of English had caused far greater damage to a generation than …

    May 18, 2017
  • Words for feelings you could not explain

    Words for feelings you could not explain

    How many times did you have a strange feeling or saw something and wondered if you had a word to describe it? Even the English dictionaries seem to be devoid of words to define such feelings. Turns out there are, in fact, words around the world that could help you express exactly what you are …

    April 5, 2017
  • MK Stalin warns of new movement against Hindi

    MK Stalin warns of new movement against Hindi

    Voicing concern over markings on milestones in English being replaced with Hindi in Tamil Nadu, DMK working president MK Stalin on Friday warned that a new movement against Hindi could start in the southern state. "If the BJP govt tries to prioritise Hindi and give less importance to Tamil language then a new movement against …

    March 31, 2017
  • MK Stalin warns of new movement against Hindi

    MK Stalin warns of new movement against Hindi

    Voicing concern over markings on milestones in English being replaced with Hindi in Tamil Nadu, DMK working president MK Stalin on Friday warned that a new movement against Hindi could start in the southern state. "If the BJP govt tries to prioritise Hindi and give less importance to Tamil language then a new movement against …

    March 31, 2017
  • The wrong side of goodbye

    The wrong side of goodbye

    The sun does not illumine that, nor the moon nor the fire. That is My supreme abode from which those who reach it never return. (Translated from Sloka VI of The Tree of Life in the Bhagavadgita, edited by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan) Dr Santanu Majumdar, professor and former head, department of English, University of Calcutta, passed away …

    February 4, 2017