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VARIETY

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Macaulay, English, Harry Potter, Law and literature

Why a course on Harry Potter is absolutely meaningless for Indian law students

Law and literature are entwined. But what good an insight into Potterverse would do to our law students!

ART & CULTURE

 |  8-minute read
Language, English

13 ways of looking at English: This language gets work done in India

The title of the article alludes to the famous poem ‘Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird’ by the American poet Wallace Stevens with 13 arguments, like the 13 stanzas of the poem.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Vocabulary, English, Magazine, Reader's Digest

The secret to Shashi Tharoor’s vocabulary

His love for the English language began with the big little magazine, the Reader’s Digest.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
IAS, Civil Services, English, Finance Minister

Why Punjab minister's taunt about 'poor English' of babus has bureaucrats fuming

According to Manpreet Singh Badal, a University of London law graduate, most civil servants can't even draft a letter in English properly.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Devendra Fadnavis, BJP, Linguistic divide, English

Why the poor have no hope in hell in India

The best way to divide a country is to make its inhabitants negatively conscious of their own identity.

POLITICS

 |  10-minute read
Caste Discrimination, English, Caste

No, speaking in English won't rid India of caste

Caste is a term we should be phasing out, and not popularising with oh-so-casual and misplaced usage.

VARIETY

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Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Chetan Bhagat, English, Schools

Why we don't need educationists to fix our broken education system

They are not really experts. They preside over an obsolete system, preaching politically correct truisms.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Delhi University, English, Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat as literature: We must forego some of our elitism

Writer Meena Kandasamy on why we must not be so quick to dismiss the best-selling writer.

VOICES

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Colonialism, Indian Accent, English

Oh my desi! Why can't you live with my Indian accent?

It doesn't matter whether we speak inglis in Bihari or angreji in Punjabi.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
English, School education

How India's education system is breaking the country

Are we teaching our children a new criteria of divisiveness and discrimination?