Category: Autobiography

The Grammar Teacher

Today is a good day to recognize one of the most underrated teachers in the world of Grammar. Our teachers may teach us how to cross the ‘t’s’ and dot the ‘I’s,’ but grammar came into being when writing became an important source of record-keeping and communication. Grammar as we know it did not come from its users. It was developed, curated and perfected by grammarians who picked up rules from latin, or by simply creating them. Shakespeare himself could

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Jhumpa Lahiri: Finding Roots

It should come as no surprise that the writer who penned The Namesake (2003), the story of an Indian family moving to New York and struggling to find an identity, has struggled with a lifelong identity crisis of her own. Nilanjana Sudeshna “Jhumpa” Lahiri was born on 11 July, 1967 in London (England), to a Bengali couple who had immigrated overseas. When she was only, her parents moved to the United States of America, where Lahiristarted school. Her nickname “Jhumpa”

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