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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
Spontaneous laughter can also break an argument and avoid serious tensions at times.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Spontaneous laughter can also break an argument and avoid serious tensions at times.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Random Forays: Finding humour amid cynicism

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Atray
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 11:29 AM IST
Being creatively humorous improves relationships and avoids conflicts within the family.
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