Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Abhishek Sinha pens tribute to women; his colleagues film and deliver it

There's this young writer-poet-communicator named Abhishek Sinha,  whose friends and colleagues had a great idea for Women's Day. Sure, they'd give out roses to...

Errors in English newspapers

LanguEdge: Common Errors in English newspapers I subscribe to the Times of India, DNA, Hindustan Times, Economic Times, and Mid-Day, with Mumbai Mirror too landing up as a free sidekick of the TOI. This isn't at all a discourse on good or bad journalism. Nor is it a look at how different in their action these publications actually are from what the vision their respective managements proclaim drives them. This is just an exchange of views about my perception of correct or incorrect usage of English.
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You have to do it your way: Vinod Mehta

The late, great editor Vinod Mehta's career in his own words. A long, delightful, rewarding read packed with seminal guidance and learnings. Some time in...

Lang-woes: iDiva’s strange intro

Divas imply upmarket, right? Upmarket implies literate, right? Well read? Ergo, grammatical. Well, the Times of India Mumbai's Response supplement iDiva has someone at...

A punster’s delight

You may have read this, but it’s hilarious, and plain off the net. I don’t know the source, but it is so delightful a...

The Global Language Monitor » Top Words of 2009

The Global Language Monitor » Top Words of 2009 Read this report from www.languagemonitor.com. Particularly interesting are their definitions / explanations of some of the...

The rainbow vanishes

I looked out of my 17th floor window at 4.49 pm, or 16:49 hrs last evening, after a pretty overcast and very wet morning and...

Brilliant feature: The curious tale of economist Maynard Keynes and the Cezzane painting...

The curious tale of the economist and the Cezanne in the hedge How did a priceless masterpiece by Cezanne come to find itself in a...
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A protest in (literally) “blank” verse

Today, nearly everyone's a poet. I come across some great poetic expressions, but more often than not, looking at the 'poetry' some of today's...