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The Tsunami Challenge-Business Plan Competition, sponsored jointly by IIT-Madras, Tata Consultancy Services and Stanford University, USA, showcased enterprising solutions from engineering students to meet the post-tsunami challenge.
The key to information
Will the Right to Information Act further open up public access to information in universities and colleges and lead to greater transparency?
Software for the stars
Unleash your creative potential with these Apple-designed certified courses in film-making, and make a mark in the tinsel world.
Develop your essay logically
More tips on writing high-scoring essays.
Help on the Net
Puzzled about the best suited scholarships offered by various institutions for courses? The education website hosted by the Ministry of Human Resources Development provides an exhaustive list of various scholarships and courses offered by ...
RTI Act: some questions
It comes into force on October 12 (120th day of its enactment on 15th June, 2005). Some provisions have come into force with immediate effect such as obligations of public authorities, designation of Public Information Officers and ...
Hey Dudes & Dudettes,
Wassup? It's always a terrific thing to get to connect with you folks right at the start of the week, and hey, here I am waking you guys up on what could have been the last day of this month of August, if not for Mr. Augustus Caesar who made the ...
Specialisation options in management
The Small Industries Service Institute (SISI) in association with the Institute of Management Education and Training Private is introducing a one-year postgraduate diploma in Management with several specialisation options. The course aims to ...
Communicating through design
A course from University of Madras on typography and editorial design.
Young managers, great insights
The best of managerial talent was on display as 32 teams pressed their cases at the national competition.
Know Your English

What is the difference between "sometime", "sometimes" and "some time"?
The word "sometimes" has the stress on the first syllable, and is used to mean "occasionally" or "once in a while". *The boys sometimes go to their favourite restaurant for masala dosas. *Sometimes, the students sit in the canteen and do ...
Is there a substitute for "him/her" which is commonly used in formal texts?
Yes, there is. There is a tendency nowadays among native speakers to replace "him/her" with the plural pronouns "they", "their", and `them". *If anyone is interested in going, they can get in touch with Bala. *If anyone calls, tell them I am ...
What is the meaning of "Billingsgate"?
Billingsgate was the name of a fish market in London. I believe it was very close to London Bridge. During its time, the place was well known for two things - the smell of fish and the abusive language used by the people doing business there. ...
What is the meaning of "dumbsize"?
This word was coined in the 1990s. We all know what "downsize" means. When a company downsizes, it reduces the number of workers. When too many people have been let go and the remaining staff finds it difficult to carry out the work, it is called ...
What is the meaning of the expression "to see which way the cat jumps"?
Some people refuse to take risks. They wait to see what is going to happen before they pass an opinion or take a decision about something. This refusal to commit oneself to a course of action until one is sure of what is going to happen is called ...
How is the word "pigeon" pronounced?
The "g" is like the "j" in "jam", "juice" and "jeep", and the following "eo" is like the "i" in "sit", "pit", and "hit". The main stress is on the first syllable. "Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare." — Ed ...


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