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Shashi Tharoor’s Word of the Week: Hyperbole

Hindustan Times | By Shashi Tharoor
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 10:08 AM IST
Hyperbole is used in oratory and in personal conversation. The person using it does not intend to be taken literally, but to convey the intensity of his conviction
Churchill was one politician who used paraprosdokians to great effect. Often the United States was his target(Getty Images)
Churchill was one politician who used paraprosdokians to great effect. Often the United States was his target(Getty Images)

The subtle humour in paraprosdokians, writes Karan Thapar

By Karan Thapar
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 08:43 PM IST
Paraprosdokians is defined as a figure of speech in which the second half of a phrase or sentence is surprising or unexpected. It can be a clever form of wit or a neat way of making a dig

Shashi Tharoor’s word of the week: Paraprosdokian

Hindustan Times | By Shashi Tharoor
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2019 05:17 PM IST
Satirists can excel at paraprosdokians: what better way to skew the pretensions of society?
All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) 2019 was conducted on May 5. Just like 2018, students who felt a sigh of relief after giving the Symbiosis Law paper a day before, felt the shock of their life.(HT file)
All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) 2019 was conducted on May 5. Just like 2018, students who felt a sigh of relief after giving the Symbiosis Law paper a day before, felt the shock of their life.(HT file)

AILET 2019 analysis: Paper was lengthy and difficult

By Amitendra Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 03:30 PM IST
All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) 2019 was conducted on May 5. Just like 2018, students who felt a sigh of relief after giving the Symbiosis Law paper a day before, felt the shock of their life.
Maharashtra State Council of Examination, the body which conducts the exam, declared that questions for 52 marks in four papers have been scrapped. The scholarship exam was conducted across Maharashtra on February 24.(Picture for representation)
Maharashtra State Council of Examination, the body which conducts the exam, declared that questions for 52 marks in four papers have been scrapped. The scholarship exam was conducted across Maharashtra on February 24.(Picture for representation)

Errors in school scholarship exams force Maharashtra education dept to scrap 26 questions

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2019 04:54 AM IST
After a series of errors marred the Class 5 and 8 scholarship exams, the education department scrapped 26 questions from the exam. The 300-mark exam consists of two parts: Paper I — English and Mathematics and Paper II — Marathi and Intelligence quotient.
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