Monthly Archives: June 2017

A welcome sale – The Hindu (Jun 30, 2017)

A welcome sale – The Hindu (Jun 30, 2017) With the Union Cabinet’s ‘in-principle’ approval for the sale of Air India and five of its subsidiaries, a long-standing demand on the reform checklist has been ticked.  For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. … Continue reading

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Studying Sentence Patterns to Improve Your Writing: Part Two – VOA Learning English (Jun 29, 2017)

In a previous Everyday Grammar story, we discussed two common sentence patterns using the word “be.” This week, we are going to give you more information about another common pattern in English: the linking verb pattern. To get you started … Continue reading

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New tech, old values – The Hindu (Jun 29, 2017)

New tech, old values – The Hindu (Jun 29, 2017) The long arm of the European Commission has once again struck the technology world with the imposition of a €2.42 billion ($2.7 billion) fine on Google for the company’s abuse of its … Continue reading

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Pay to publish – The Hindu (Jun 29, 2017)

Pay to publish – The Hindu (Jun 29, 2017) The Election Commission’s order disqualifying Madhya Pradesh Minister Narottam Mishra for three years is an important step in curbing ‘paid news’ in the electoral arena. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview … Continue reading

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Can you do a handstand? Talking about ability – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jun 28, 2017)

Can you do a handstand? Talking about ability – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jun 28, 2017) We often need to talk about things we can do and ask other people questions about their own abilities. This post looks in … Continue reading

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Warm in Washington: Modi in U.S. – The Hindu (Jun 28, 2017)

Warm in Washington: Modi in U.S. – The Hindu (Jun 28, 2017) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first meeting with President Donald Trump, concern had grown about the future course of the bilateral relationship, particularly whether Mr. Trump would maintain…. For … Continue reading

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Build Muscle Memory to Improve Your Pronunciation – VOA Learning English (Jun 27, 2017)

What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? Was it easy, difficult, or somewhere in between? In the beginning, you may have wondered if you would ever be able to ride a bicycle at all. Then suddenly one day, … Continue reading

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Mending the rift – The Hindu (Jun 27, 2017)

Mending the rift – The Hindu (Jun 27, 2017) The fact that Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have handed over a list of demands to the Qatari regime should, on the face of it,….For further reading, … Continue reading

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Being smart about Smart Cities Mission – The Hindu (Jun 26, 2017)

Being smart about Smart Cities Mission – The Hindu (Jun 26, 2017) The Centre would like us to believe that the Smart Cities Mission will transform urban life in the agglomerations that enter the elite club. For further reading, visit … Continue reading

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Jun 26, 2017)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Jun 26, 2017) Is the word ‘topper’ used only by Indians? (K Nandini, Mysore) No, it isn’t. The word ‘topper’ is listed in all standard dictionaries, but the meaning that we Indians have given … Continue reading

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