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Improve Your Hindi Vocabulary: Prefixes, Part 2 Posted by on Sep 30, 2018

If you’re just catching up with this blog series on prefixes, take a moment to review my first blog in the series here. Learning prefixes, or particles that appear at the beginning of a word to change its meaning slightly, can be enormously helpful if you are trying to expand your vocabulary in Hindi. Rather…

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Improve Your Hindi Vocabulary: Prefixes, Part 1 Posted by on Sep 30, 2018

If you’d like to improve your Hindi vocabulary, one of the best ways to do so is to study prefixes. Like many languages, English included, Hindi contains a wide variety of prefixes, even more so because it is a highly mixed language (or, खिचड़ी भाषा/khichdi baashaa) with a lexicon that derives from numerous other languages…

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Call Me By My Tune Posted by on Sep 22, 2018

Meghalaya मेघालय (Meghalaya) is a beautiful state in the northeastern region पूर्वोत्तर क्षेत्र (purvottar kshetra) of India. This state is also home to the indigenous Khasi people known as one of the largest groups who follow a matrilineal मातृवंशीय (matruvansheeya) tradition परंपरा (parampara). A recent news item shed light on another unique tradition अनोखी प्रथा (anokhee pratha) practiced by the Khasi people living in and around…

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India Aims to be Plastic Free by 2022 Posted by on Sep 7, 2018

On June 5, 2018, the occasion of World Environment Day विश्व पर्यावरण दिवस के अवसर पर (vishwa paryavaran divas ke avasar par) the Government of India भारत सरकार (Bharat Sarkar) became one of a few countries कुछ देशों में से एक (kuch deshon mein se ek) in the world to announce घोषित करना (ghoshit karna) a strict सख़्त (sakht) ban प्रतिबंध /पाबन्दी (pratibundh/paabundi) on one-time use plastic. This move has been…

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