News Writing: Reporting an Arrest

Reporting an arrest effectively is a challenge that every news writer or journalist will face at least once in his life. Writing the news report of an arrest requires a special knowledge of the terms relating to crimes and court procedures. Sometimes legal terms also come into play. The following is a sample news report

Medicinal Plants: Names in English, Malayalam, Hindi, and Tamil

The names of medicinal plants in English, Malayalam, Hindi, and Tamil are very important for students of  Ayurveda, Allopathy, Homoeopathy, and Siddha Medicine. Most of the home remedies are based on herbal plants. It is considered that the tribal people in India alone have a knowledge of three thousand species of herbal plants. But the names

Antigrams: Definition and Examples

Antigrams are antonymous anagrams. Anagrams are words or phrases created by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase. An anagram becomes an antigram when it is opposite in meaning to the original word or phrase. Making antigrams can be a funny exercise for ESL learners. In the strange world of antigrams evangelists become evil’s

K Satchidanandan Responds to Article on ‘Stammer’

It is not often that we get poets to speak on their own poems. ILU English, in this matter, has been so lucky to have its analysis of K. Satchidanandan’s ‘Stammer’ read by the poet himself. We are immensely grateful to Satchida who responded warmly to our request. The mail that we received from the poet is reproduced here with permission.

Anagrams of Famous Names

Making anagrams of famous names can be a very funny exercise for learners of English. Celebrity names often become really amusing when the letters are rearranged to give them a new meaning. Anagrams of celebrity names become all the more interesting when the newly coined term reflect the funny side of the personality involved. It is

English Equivalents of Malayalam Proverbs and Sayings

Proverbs always reflect the life-style, culture, and manners of the people who create and use them. They offer timeless wisdom gleaned through the ages. Judicious use of proverbs can also add charm to speech and writing. The interesting thing about proverbs is that they are almost similar in all languages. Human life everywhere is basically

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