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Ramanujam Parthasarathy
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Four truths about teaching and learning
‘Can you name four things the
teaching profession has taught you?’ asked a young teacher in a freewheeling session
I had with a small group of school teachers on an orientation programme last
week. ‘Why only four?’ I asked perplexed. She flashed a coy grin ...

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Thoughts occasioned by ‘What’s your good name, please?’
The major part of
this post was originally written for Quora, the question-and-answer website, to answer a follower’s question
whether ‘What’s your good name?’ was acceptable. When I was about to paste here
a link to the answer on quora.com ( https://www.qu...

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O ften
enough, in India, Shakespeare's "whining schoolboy" is in the news –
in relation, I must add, to the language in which the Bard wrote about
him.  They both – the schoolboy and the
English language – are in the news again now. A few months ago, the go...

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Academic publishing is the name of the game
F or over three decades I have subscribed to an
academic journal which has unfailingly maintained appalling quality. A grab bag
of unreadable articles printed on awful-looking stationery – a very good
combination, I must say – with a drivelling editorial in...

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Elephant-like or tigerish?: Some thoughts on quality assurance in Indian higher education
The post-NAAC (National
Assessment and Accreditation Council) period has seen the emergence of a
plethora of fashionable terms in higher education.  One of them which has become so well-known on
account of its having been bandied about in seminars and repor...

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TBLT Workshop at the GEC ELT Centre, 16 July 2016
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