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Can You Write a Full Sentence of More Than 140 Characters Anymore?

In the IT Services industry you have to be able to write code. And English. In fact, not being able to write code may be alright. But without English you just can’t function. And yet, it is surprising how little … Continue reading

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The Role of English in Modern India

The New York Times has a piece India Faces a Linguistic Truth by Manu Joseph English is the de facto national language of India. It is a bitter truth. The article goes on to depict this battle between people who … Continue reading

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IIM Ahmedabad ranked 11th by FT

The Financial Times has its Global MBA rankings for 2011 out. IIM Ahmedabad is ranked 11th. It was not ranked in previous years. So this is completely out of the blue. The Economist recently also published their MBA rankings. IIM … Continue reading

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TVU Immigration Scam

From The Hindu This could become one of the largest immigration frauds to ever hit the U.S. university system With 95% of the students involved said to be of Indian origin, hundreds may face deportation Tri Valley University, here in … Continue reading

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For Budding Social Entrepreneurs

Many friends and people I know have been taking up responsibilities or causes that have a social objective. Education is a particularly good field where the needs are great in India and where people like us have been beneficiaries of … Continue reading

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English Medium Education Can Lead to Poorer English

Giridhar Rao has a new essay out From Mother Tongue to Many Tongues which makes two interesting points One that English medium education can lead to “poor educational outcomes” “It is now well established that when a child begins learning … Continue reading

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Make Work Homework

A few years ago my son who is now in middle school got some vocabulary homework for English. It was a pretty long list of words. He was supposed to write the meaning of each word and then use it … Continue reading

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