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MISPLACED APPREHENSIONS
`The approach is comprehensive'
The new framework nowhere talks of one particular ideology, one particular religion or one particular culture... An objective scrutiny of the document under attack would reveal that the NCERT has not deviated, even slightly, from the path charted by various national commissions on education. More
TEACHER-PUPIL RELATIONSHIP
Commercial enterprise?
ABOUT HALF-A-CENTURY ago there were not so many colleges of education in our country. Rush for admission to teachers' training colleges was conspicuously absent. Very few opted for the profession of teaching. Mercifully, those few were imbued ... More
ESTABLISHED SPELLING CONVENTIONS
Letters that demand silence
Many English words have been coined by individual speakers of the language. The behaviour of silent letters can be erratic: if S is silent in viscount, it is heard in viscous. Again, the same combination of letters can be pronounced in different ways , and that can add to your confusion. More

KNOW YOUR ENGLISH

"My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher." Socrates

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