INTERVIEW / ‘The language movement did not reject the importance of dialects’: Syed Manzoorul Islam

Professor Islam sheds light on English writing in Bangladesh, its future, and the influence of the language movement on the Bangladeshi psyche.

POETRY / The native lores know

Language trickles down the routes that blood took through Time. They say it’s a linear path, and yet I, a reluctant servant to the wiles of Time, find myself laid out in loops and slopes.

MUSINGS / On the chaos of teaching English

I discover that teaching is more about reading people.

MUSINGS / Notes of a first-time English teacher

As the white hot sun pierced through the soufflé clouds on an afternoon a lifetime ago, my aunt and I leaned back a little too precariously on our rattan armchairs while talking about the allure of academe.

Amit Shah’s ‘people from various states should speak in Hindi, not English’ remark draws flak

India’s Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s remark – on last Thursday – that people from various states should speak in Hindi, not English, and that Hindi should be regarded as an alternative to English, is drawing sharp criticism, Time of India reports.

SATIRE / “English For Today” Wishes It Were More Popular Today

Frustrated, the book has finally voiced its complaint.

Chinese scholars claim English is a Chinese dialect

Chinese scholars from the World Civilization Research Association claim that some European languages, including English, are dialects derived from Mandarin.

What are the IELTS essentials?

IELTS is an immensely popular standardised exam of English language proficiency.

Sharapova boxes clever as return nears

Maria Sharapova said Wednesday she refused to feel sorry for herself during her doping ban, occupying her time by studying at Harvard, writing a book and even learning how to box.

July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016

Zlatan sends warning to PL defenders

If Premier League defenders are not already quaking in their boots at the prospect of facing Zlatan Ibrahimovic this season, they might be now after he sent them a warning ahead of the new campaign.

May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016

Ginola in hospital after collapse

Former France winger David Ginola collapse during a celebrity golf day on the French Riviera on Thursday and was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Monaco.

March 30, 2016
March 30, 2016

Trouble over hacker ad

An English coaching centre has landed in trouble for publishing an advertisement that allegedly inspired people to become hackers.

January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016

Messi owes me: Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo explains to reporters how he helped out his rival Lionel Messi with language issues and now expects to be paid.

September 11, 2015
September 11, 2015

Smartwatches, wearables open door to hackers: study

People who wear smartwatches and connected fitness gadgets can open the door to hackers who could gain access to their data.