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  • How I chose my specialization and university, and what I got out of it
    Saikiran Tharimena recently got his PhD from the University of Southampton in the UK. Here he tells the story of his journey from South India to Southampton. Read on to find out how he chose what and where to study, what he got out of it, and what he plans for the future. Coming from […]
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  • Word Nerd: Why is spam called spam?
    At every stage of civilization, human beings have battled different scourges ranging from the plague to dandruff. One of the scourges of our digital age is spam. The word generally refers to intrusive advertising on the internet. If you have email and a mobile phone, you have probably received such messages from strangers urging you […]
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  • Word Nerd: 5 weird words heard at Wimbledon
    It’s Wimbledon season, and tennis fans can’t stop talking about it, while their cricket- and football-loving friends keep trying to change the subject. Have you ever wondered about how strange the vocabulary of tennis is? Here are a few terms – feel free to add more in the comments! 1. Racket Selling match tickets illegally […]
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  • Word Nerd: 5 hilarious Hinglish habits and how to drop them
    Speaking and using more than one language is a great gift for our brain. But, it comes with its own (conquerable) set of challenges! For one, learning the grammar and vocabulary of a second language often seems easier than acquiring its syntax and idioms. Secondly, progressing from a listener to a reader/ writer and a […]
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  • Delhi exam topper shares study tips
    Shivang Singh, a class 12 student of the Scottish High International School, Gurgaon, ranked second in Delhi and the National Capital Region, in the ISC exam, scoring 98.75% in science. He has a full scholarship offer from Hong Kong University. In a Facebook Live session on June 9, 2017, he chatted with BrainGain Magazine’s Skendha Singh about the secrets of his success, his exam-time stress-busti...
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  • Word Nerd: 6 easy tricks to pronounce Italian words correctly
    American physicist Richard Feynman was a genius. Not only did he know a thing or two about science (he won the Nobel Prize in 1965), but as an adult he learned how to speak Japanese, play a Brazilian musical instrument, and how to paint (he even sold some art). One thing he did not know […]
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  • Why I worry about President Trump’s exit from the Paris Agreement
    It is no secret that the global environment scenario faced a massive setback earlier in June. Apparently, the US president thinks that his responsibility as a leader doesn’t extend beyond the boundaries of his own nation. While talking about his decision to go against international well-being for “national good” President Trump said, “I am the […]
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  • Studying in Canada has helped me truly think like an engineer
    Rishabh Mundhra, 21, is an Indian undergraduate student of mechanical engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada, and president of the Indian Students’ Society there. He will graduate next year. Here he talks about academics and extracurricular activities at the university. In the video below, he discusses how students learn to think like engineers, and […]
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  • Word Nerd: 11 essential words we have Shakespeare to thank for
    Why was Shakespeare one of the best writers in English? He had the best stories, characters and words. How? Stories he improvised, characters he invented, and words he borrowed. Now, before belligerent bardolaters barge in, we’d like to say that yes, the Bard’s genius was just that – genius. And far be it from us […]
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  • Word Nerd: How to write an email to your professor
    Thanks in part to films such as The Absent-Minded Professor (a Disney classic from 1961), the 1963 film The Nutty Professor (remade in 1996 starring Eddie Murphy, and as an animated version in 2008), and the 1989 film Dead Poets Society starring Robin Williams, the eccentric professor has become something of a stereotype. The reality, […]
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  • Why I love living and studying in Toronto, Canada
    Daksh Sikri, who grew up in Mumbai, India, didn’t know a lot about Canada when he accepted a spot at University of Toronto’s engineering program four years ago. Back home, Canada can get overshadowed by the vast number of US schools when you are trying to decide where to study. Here, the 22-year-old Daksh, now […]
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  • Word Nerd: 3 steps to writing a good paragraph
    We’ve talked about how the secret to writing a respectable piece of prose is a good sentence. Today, we take another building block of quality prose – the humble paragraph. As with all great writing, paragraphs are shaped by a writer’s instinct. That said, paying attention to the paragraph, and how it works, can improve […]
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  • Word Nerd: 5 types of people with a big, black cloud over their head
    Mondays – that manmade scourge – are the favorite day of no sane person. People who love Mondays usually fall somewhere between ‘annoyingly enthusiastic’ and ‘mentally disturbed’. The only reasonable response to Mondays is an ill-tempered grunt. So, without further ado, here are a few ways to describe most people on Mondays (unfortunately, some people […]
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  • International student life at University of Westminster
    Let me describe to you a normal day in my life. I wake up fresh as a daisy at about 8am, pack lunch, and gear up for my day. I live in Raffles House, which is university accommodation located 10 minutes away from the Harrow campus where I study. Raffles House is situated right next […]
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  • A Mumbai engineer in Toronto
    A native of Mumbai, India, Daksh Sikri didn’t know very much about Canada when he accepted a spot in University of Toronto’s engineering program four years ago. The 22-year-old, now in the fourth year of the undergraduate program in industrial engineering, shares his experience of studying at one of the world’s top 20 universities, and living in the heart of Toronto. He says that for him, engineer...
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  • An Indian student in Canada
    Rishabh Mundhra, 21, is an undergraduate student of mechanical engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada, and president of the Indian Students’ Society there. He will graduate next year. Here he talks about academics and extracurricular activities at the university, how students learn to think like engineers, and why his favorite course is mechanical engineering design. He also describes li...
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  • Word Nerd: 9 Whacky and Wonderful Words to Describe People
    You know when to call someone a tattletale or a copycat. You also know when to brand someone a turncoat or a nerd, a babbler or a blueblood. But these are basics. In today’s Word Nerd, we bring you 9 words which are great for describing people in ways you never thought of before. Enjoy. […]
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  • What it takes to study nanotechnology
    Professor Ted Sargent is Vice President – International, at the University of Toronto, Canada, and a professor in the university’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. In an exclusive interview with BrainGain Magazine on Monday, March 27, 2017, he spoke about how he became interested in nanotechnology, how nano devices are created, and why engineering students should think like both en...
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  • Special convocation for Indian student in Canada
    India-born Precilla Veigas received her PhD from the University of Toronto's Institute of Medical Science on May 9, 2017, in a special early ceremony held just for her. She is facing terminal cancer, and doctors warned that she may not make it to the university’s official graduation ceremony in June. Dr Veigas was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, when her PhD was 80% complete. Her convocation ceremo...
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  • Business studies in Toronto, Canada
    Dr. Tiff Macklem is Dean of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada. In an exclusive interview with BrainGain Magazine on Monday, March 27, 2017, he spoke about business studies programs at the Rotman School, including the full-time MBA, the eight-month intensive master’s program in financial risk management, and the undergraduate program. Prof. Macklem also discussed financ...
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  • Word Nerd: 4 Secrets to Writing a Good Sentence
    A good sentence is key to writing a respectable piece of prose – whether it’s a letter, an essay, or a novel. We can entertain ambitions about writing epic novels, or A-grade essays, but, without a good hold on this building block, our ambitions are likely to remain pipe dreams. In this Word Nerd, we […]
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  • In which comedian Jimmy Fallon is discombobulated by robots
    Watch artificial intelligence – the cutting edge of engineering – live up to its creepy image, as comedian and ‘The Tonight Show’ host Jimmy Fallon apprehensively lets a snakebot climb his leg, has a super-awkward conversation with the placid android Sophia, and gets all butterfingered with an expensive butterfly bot. The snakebot, developed at Carnegie […]
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  • 50 Popular Books You Can Read This Summer
    To mark #WorldBookDay, the School of Oriental and African Studies asked students, academics, alumni, and friends to suggest their top picks in global literature. The response was fantastic. While SOAS received hundreds of nominations on Facebook, Twitter and their blog, they narrowed the list to 50. The list is enough to keep readers going for […]
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