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IT's good when you have friends
A FRIEND in need ... The good old adage is more relevant than ever before, especially if you are one of those interested in getting a foothold in the IT industry. It is something that you cannot afford to ignore, as most of the jobs up for ...
The country's curriculum planners in IT and computing subjects have not been able keep up with trends and mould courses that sharply focus on new areas of study. Will the ACM report help academics envision a new course regime? ...
More than India Inc.
THE VITALITY of its democratic institutions, forward-looking policies and wealth of manpower combine to provide India the edge over its classic economic rival, China, in the march to economic growth for the next 25 years, says Vijay Govindarajan, ...
Don't get lost in the book maze
A BIOLOGY teacher can get away with an "I don't know" if students ask doubts in English grammar. But nobody will take a `no' from the librarian when it comes to finding a particular book or information. Especially, when knowledge is available at ...
The personality factor
EVERYBODY HAS an identifiable pattern of personality that helps others to predict to a reasonable extent his/her reactions to various situations. Personality is influenced by the factors such as genetics, upbringing and experience. In other ...
Hey Dudes & Dudettes,
In the late 1800s, it was akin to a "dandy" - a meticulously dressed man especially in the West. And hey... it became "cool" in the 1930s & 1940s and it is the byword now among the youth. All right... you are wondering what I am talking ...
For GI specialists
A book that deals exclusively with the pre and post operative management of patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery, has been authored by S. Devaji Rao, a surgeon attached to St. Isabel's Hospital. The book presents concise but in-depth ...
Beyond the lab
ARE YOU the kind that prefers doing extra hours at the lab than participate in extra-curriculars? If you are, then better hone your public interaction skills. Professor Colin Blakemore, chief executive of the medical research council, United ...
THE HINDU Education Plus and AIMS Education's event GATEWAY IIT and Open Test for IIT Joint Entrance Examination 2005, held this past week, was an occasion to savour for the group. The participants got to write a mock test modelled on IIT ...
What is the meaning and origin of "ringside view"?
When you have a "ringside view" of an event, you have an excellent view of it. It is also possible to say "ringside seat". *Sheel was sitting on the terrace and had a ringside view of the accident. There are many idioms that come from the ...
What is the difference between "sob" and "weep"?
In both cases, tears flow from the eyes. "Weep" is mostly used in writing, and is considered a literary word. When you say that someone is weeping, you are focussing on the tears, and not on the sounds that accompany it. Weeping is usually done ...
What is the meaning of "on the qui vive" ?
First, let's deal with the pronunciation. The first word "qui" is pronounced like the word "key", and the "i" in "vive" is like the "ee" in "fee", "bee" and "see". The final "e" is silent. The main stress is on the second word. I understand that ...
How is the word "scourge" pronounced?
The "sc" is like the "sk" in "skin", "skip", and "skill". The following "our" is pronounced like the "er" in "her", "nerd" and "herd". The "g" sounds like the "j" in "jam", "jazz" and "jump", and the final "e" is silent. A "scourge" is a whip ...
What is the meaning of "shimmy"?
Some people when they walk, shake their hips and shoulders side to side. This is what we mean by "shimmy"; it is a word that is normally associated with dancing. *As the singer shimmied across the stage, the audience went wild. In American ...
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