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Word Nerd: 5 quick and easy tips for writing great emails

15 Oct

There are no rules to winning at life, but here are 5 rules to winning at emails. Do you groan at the thought of reading a long, boring email? If your answer is yes, you’re just like us. No one likes to go through a sloppy email without a beginning, a middle, or an end. […]

Here’s a story about how the internet proved to be a fantastic opportunity for an international student

10 Oct

Internet

I am actually very pleased to have had an opportunity to study in the Oregon State University. It wasn’t something planned. I wanted to do something in the space I was interested in, and [the] opportunity to go to graduate school at Oregon State [came up]. So, I went there. This was mid-1980s. The internet […]

7 posh French phrases that are now popular in English

8 Oct

Author: Pratibha Alagh What if we told you English belongs to same language family as Dutch – Germanic, but that it has more features in common with French, an offspring of the Romance languages? Strange, right? But, when it comes to languages, it’s not all about the roots. What is at play is another very […]

Changemakers: I am scared of cervical cancer & this is what I am doing about it

28 Sep

As a young woman, I am scared of cervical cancer. But as an Indian woman, I am furious. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer among women worldwide. With around 25% of the world’s cervical cancer-related deaths being reported in India, the disease annually affects more than 1.2 lakh women in India […]

Changemakers: How FlyUnder is rebuilding life under flyovers

21 Sep

A sprawling market, a spacious school, a magnificent palace: there is a mini-universe under construction, a community being built, a microcosm coming to life. There is space for everyone; everyone is accounted for, everybody co-exists. However, this is merely a scene from one of the sessions conducted by our social initiative, Flyunder. In reality, we […]

Changemakers: How I pledged to solve the poverty problem

6 Sep

    Solve. That is all I have ever wanted to do. I grew up breaking down math problems, figuring out strategy on the badminton court, analyzing data from reports. As time moved on, so did my idea of solving. I moved from numbers and words to people and places. In my country, there are […]

Dreams of becoming a New Zealander

18 Apr

Jatin Walia From a small village in northern India, Jatin Walia travelled to New Zealand at the age of 18. He enrolled at Auckland’s NorthTec Tertiary Education Institute for a degree in Applied Management. In 2016, Jatin graduated from the institute, but continued to work several jobs during his time in Auckland. While his education […]

KWHS alumna gives TED-ed talk on valuing young voices

19 Mar

A student ambassador for BrainGain magazine, Ananya Grover studies at Amity International School in Noida. She thinks of herself as a nerd with a head full of questions about existence and experience. Ananya has an artistic side too – she loves dancing and calligraphy. In 2017, she attended Session A of Knowledge@Wharton Global Young Leaders’ […]

Film Review: Lady Bird is funny, sensitive and real

5 Mar

Winner of the 75th Golden Globe Award for Best Musical or Comedy Motion Picture, and nominated for an Oscar , Lady Bird is the coming-of-age tale of a teenager who dreams big but is fenced in by a strong mother. The movie marks the directorial debut of actress Greta Gerwig, who has previously starred in […]

Word Nerd: 6 magical English words from Greco-Roman mythology

17 Jan

Since ancient times, mythology has helped form a bridge between abstraction and personification, between imagination and belief, and mind and speech. Myth is a feature of every culture. In fundamental ways, it helps explain the world to us. The means of that explanation is language. Naturally, myths are embedded in our vocabulary. Often, we use […]