Monthly Archives: November 2017

Freedom first – The Hindu (Nov 29, 2017)

Freedom first – The Hindu (Nov 29, 2017) By freeing Hadiya, a 25-year-old from Kerala who converted to Islam, from her parents’ custody, the Supreme Court has protected her freedom to choose her religion and her freedom of movement. For further … Continue reading

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Road to chaos – The Hindu (Nov 28, 2017)

Road to chaos – The Hindu (Nov 28, 2017) The long stand-off between the authorities and Islamist protesters on the edges of Islamabad, once again, has exposed the vulnerability of the Pakistan government while dealing with extremist groups. For further reading, … Continue reading

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News Review (A royal romance) – BBC Learning English (Nov 29 2017)

News Review (A royal romance) – BBC Learning English (Nov 29 2017) Source: BBC-Learning English Terms Of Use: This post is reproduced under licence from www.bbc.co.uk/.  You are not allowed to modify, edit, reproduce, republish the contents of this post for any personal/commercial … Continue reading

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Sink your differences – The Hindu (Nov 28, 2017)

Sink your differences – The Hindu (Nov 28, 2017) It is disconcerting that differences between the executive and the judiciary are emerging often in the public domain these days. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with … Continue reading

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The English We Speak (To blow the cobwebs away) – BBC Learning English (Nov 27 2017)

The English We Speak (To blow the cobwebs away) – BBC Learning English (Nov 27 2017) Source: BBC-Learning English Terms Of Use: This post is reproduced under licence from www.bbc.co.uk/.  You are not allowed to modify, edit, reproduce, republish the contents of this … Continue reading

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Desert storm – The Hindu (Nov 27, 2017)

Desert storm – The Hindu (Nov 27, 2017) The murderous attack on Friday at a Sufi mosque in the Sinai Peninsulathat killed at least 305 people is a grim reminder of the threats Egypt faces from a stronger and more brutish … Continue reading

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Messy fix – The Hindu (Nov 27, 2017)

Messy fix – The Hindu (Nov 27, 2017) Less than 12 months after the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code came into force with the goal of easing the resolution of corporate insolvency, the Central government has passed an ordinance that significantly amends the original … Continue reading

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Know Your English: Lipstick on a pig – The Hindu (Nov 26, 2017)

Know Your English: Lipstick on a pig – The Hindu (Nov 26, 2017) Is it okay to use the word ‘gorgeous’ to describe a man? (Monju Choudhury, Hyderabad) First, let us deal with the pronunciation of this bisyllabic word. The … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: Discovery Verbs (Present Perfect Tense) – VOA Learning English (Nov 26, 2017)

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Words and Their Stories: What Does It Mean to Go ‘Haywire?’ – VOA Learning English (Nov 25, 2017)

Welcome to Words and Their Stories, from VOA Learning English! Today, we are going on a make-believe trip to the countryside to learn about a word that comes from something used on a farm – haywire. Like it sounds, haywire … Continue reading

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