English Spelling Reform

  The upheavals of the Middle English period (1100 – 1500) have left the English language, in terms of spelling at least, in a bamboozling chaotic mess that is extremely frustrating for learners of the language.   In terms of vocabulary and pronunciation, the English language had pretty much settled down by the end of the Early Modern period, and

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Red light

Sujata, like any other child, wanted to study. She was admitted to a good vernacular medium school far away from her neighborhood.  Initially she had many friends. She was good at studies, but as time went by she discovered herself as a flutist. Slowly, she became very lonely, this flute became her only company. She stood like Krishna and practised

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Free Barbie

What do you think of me huh?  A puppet, a doll?  Or even worse, a ping-pong ball? Barbie was disappointed with her parents. Her mother Piya, one fine morning, just went absconding… until, two days later, later she was found safe in her grandpa’s place.  Domestic violence? Yes she agrees, but who would abandon her only child to seek refuge

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Brazil burning

Brazil burning. Rainforest on fire. Blaming has started. It means the problem is here to stay, according to Peter Senge, a renowned systems thinker. Drawing a problem-map involving all stakeholders can help us have a bird’s eye view. Those who’re cutting trees to earn a living are successfully selling the products to the buyers. We need to show an alternative

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Tell me

  I am a fool. That’s why growth and development doesn’t attract me. When rich become richer, poor poorer for years on end, I don’t see any growth. Trust me, I see a design, a pattern, but no growth. Which car you drive, which version of software you use, how digital you’ve become, what chandrayan 1 and 2 can or

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About victims and victors

On Organisational behavior About victims and victors  This article tries to write the stories of many skilled workforce who died silent deaths in the hands of groups catapulted as ‘everybody’. The ones included in this, are most of the times powerful people playing the victim card. Since they have the number with them, organizations give the so-called ‘bad apples’ a

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Someone has to ring the bell

“I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to death your right to say it.” Voltaire Since a long time, I thought it’d be unfair to draw such comparisons. How can one compare patterns of social behavior of terrorists with that of the organisations. However, owing to information I have, I think it is sadly time

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