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  • Raising Steam by Terry PratchettAbout the series: Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett is the fortieth book in the Discworld series (yes, four-zero-eth) and the third installment in a mini-series that describes a period of industrial revolution on the Discworld. For those of you w...
  • May Recap and Catching Up
    on Jun 15, 2016
    Or rather, a 'Remember-me?-I'm-NOT-dead!" post. I have started working as a middle school English teacher since the last time I was here and that keeps me more busy than I had imagined possible. But I have been reading and with the new job dust final...
  • Linguistalks with Payal Khullar
    on May 6, 2016 in interview language linguistics
    (Another of my famously bad titles, but it stays.) What studying linguistics entails is not clearly understood, in my experience, in India. Having just finished two years of a post-grad in Linguistics, alongside only about ten students from the...
  • On teaching, children and a short month-long volunteer experience(Has anyone noticed how terrible I am at coming up with titles?)Today's post is a condensed (yes, it was even longer) form of an essay I wrote for a job/fellowship application. I have since accepted another role, so here I am reposting this to the bl...
  • Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson
    on Apr 5, 2016 in linguistics non fiction
    In the last post, I mentioned a project. That is what has been killing my creativity for the past three months. The topic is metaphorical language; how it is stored and processed in the mind. Now, I don't know if I am built for research, have a resea...
  • "Indian in blood, English in tastes" - bilingualism and language education(this is not a direct reference, but representative of the sad books I am buried in lately)This past month I have been working on my Masters' dissertation in psycholinguistics. The project is not what this post is about, but something I stumbled upon...
  • BBAW Day 5: How To Fight Reader's Block
    on Feb 19, 2016 in bbaw
    I missed Day 4!! But between job interviews, submissions and classes, I found no time to blog yesterday. Anyway, here is the last prompt for the Book Blogger Appreciation Week, how do you keep things fresh in your reading?Short answer, I don't always...
  • BBAW Day 3: Thank the Blogger
    on Feb 17, 2016 in bbaw
    When I read the prompt for today for the Book Blogger Appreciation Week at The Estella Society, I did not realize we could be talking about bad books. So mine is a politer Thank the Blogger instead of Blame the Blogger. I made a list of some of the b...
  • BBAW Day 2: Interview
    on Feb 16, 2016 in bbaw
    The second day of the Book Blogger Appreciation Week is interviews! Those of us who signed up were assigned bloggers as interviewees. I got  Heather from Based On A True Story. I love this day's task! I perused Heather's blog, discovered so...
  • BBAW Day 1: Books That Represent Me
    on Feb 15, 2016 in bbaw
    I decided to participate in the Book Blogger Appreciation Week after reading about it on Deepika's blog. The Book Blogger Appreciation Week is an event hosted by The Estella Society. The first day's task is to introduce yourself, but creatively,...
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