Author Archives: Editorial Words

Words and Their Stories: Seeing an Eclipse Is Good! Being Eclipsed Is Not – VOA Learning English (Aug 19, 2017)

Hello and welcome to Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. On this program we explore the origin and usage of common expressions in American English. We always give examples or dialogues using the expressions. Sometimes we even use … Continue reading

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Barcelona horror – The Hindu (Aug 19, 2017)

Barcelona horror – The Hindu (Aug 19, 2017) A vehicular attack to maximise casualties and spread panic is now a well-tested terrorist strategy in European cities. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with permission. Courtesy: The … Continue reading

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Politics of probe – The Hindu (Aug 19, 2017)

Politics of probe – The Hindu (Aug 19, 2017) In ordering a judicial inquiry into the circumstances leading to the death of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister…. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with permission. … Continue reading

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Son vs Bezos – The Hindu (Aug 18, 2017)

Son vs Bezos – The Hindu (Aug 18, 2017) Flipkart’s announcement that SoftBank Vision Fund, a private equity fund backed by Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, would take a stake in…. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with … Continue reading

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Academic Writing: Common Patterns, Part 1 – VOA Learning English (Aug 17, 2017)

The new school year is beginning in communities across the United States. Many students are busy at work in their new classes. Some are already thinking about all the homework they will face in the weeks to come. Schools often … Continue reading

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Choice & conversion – The Hindu (Aug 18, 2017)

Choice & conversion – The Hindu (Aug 18, 2017) The case of Akhila/Hadiya is becoming curiouser by the day. Entrusted with adjudicating whether her conversion to Islam and marriage to a Muslim man were voluntary acts,.. For further reading, visit “The … Continue reading

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Trump’s misstep – The Hindu (Aug 17, 2017)

Trump’s misstep – The Hindu (Aug 17, 2017) White nationalist rallies are not new in the United States. But the demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Friday and Saturday were unprecedented in recent American history in terms of…. For further reading, visit … Continue reading

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The health checklist – The Hindu (Aug 17, 2017)

The health checklist – The Hindu (Aug 17, 2017) The frail nature of rural India’s health systems and the extraordinary patient load on a few referral hospitals have become even more evident from the crisis at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College … Continue reading

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Make a splash! (Everyday idioms in newspapers) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Aug 16, 2017)

Make a splash! (Everyday idioms in newspapers) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Aug 16, 2017) Every few months on this blog, we read a selection of national newspapers published on the same day and pick out the idioms that … Continue reading

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Making friends – The Hindu (Aug 16, 2017)

Making friends – The Hindu (Aug 16, 2017) In theory, the two factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam have every reason to merge. The original cause of….. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here … Continue reading

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