misplaced nodifier

A WhatsApp conversation. U: “What is the English translation of போர்க்கால அடிப்படை?” S: “War footing” U: “Thanks, S. Is this a noun?” S: “Welcome” U: “Adjective?” S: “Yes” “On a war...

Catch-22

I sent out an official e-mail this morning to a manager. I’m connected to him through dotted lines. My reporting manager thought that the tone of the e-mail should have been different, to which I agreed. I recalled the e-mail. However, a senior manager who was...

Lessons learnt

I recently came across a video and a letter to a forum, both explaining how to control anger and deal with a fuzzy child. I learnt that anger arises out of our helplessness and our inability to keep the situation under control. The letter advised that the children...

Engagement snaps

A friend of mine recently shared some of the photos taken during his engagement. The subject line read: My Engagement Snaps. Not a good choice of words, is it?