Monthly Archives: May 2016

13 animal names and their meanings – OxfordWords blog (May 31, 2016)

13 animal names and their meanings – OxfordWords blog (May 31, 2016) Let’s take a look behind the meanings of some common animal names… Ostrich The bird’s name comes from a combination of the classical Latin avis, ‘bird’, and post-classical … Continue reading

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The rise and rise of Virat Kohli – The Hindu (May 31, 2016)

The rise and rise of Virat Kohli – The Hindu (May 31, 2016) Sunrisers Hyderabad deservedly won the Indian Premier League title and ruined Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Sunday night party in its backyard, Bengaluru’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Sunrisers captain David … Continue reading

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Adrift in the Valley – The Hindu (May 30, 2016)

Adrift in the Valley – The Hindu (May 30, 2016)  From the beginning of the year, Kashmir has been facing its gravest crisis since 2008 and 2010. Neither Delhi nor Srinagar appears to be equipped to effectively deal with it. … Continue reading

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Mr. Obama at Hiroshima – The Hindu (May 28, 2016)

Mr. Obama at Hiroshima – The Hindu (May 28, 2016) As expected, U.S. President Barack Obama did not utter any apology on behalf of his country for dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. But such is the power … Continue reading

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BBC English: does it dictate proper pronunciation? – OxfordWords blog (May 27, 2016)

BBC English: does it dictate proper pronunciation? – OxfordWords blog (May 27, 2016) Language use and notions of correctness have always been central matters for large sections of British society – especially those concerned with class, status, and education. Throughout … Continue reading

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