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Monday, November 10, 2014


Magnus Publishing
The Context Journal ISSN 2349-4948 
Dear colleague,
Greetings from Dr. Ankita Khanna!
I invite your attention to the Call for Manuscripts for The Context Volume 2 Issue 1.
The Context (ISSN 2349-4948) is a peer-reviewed international online journal of language, literary and cultural studies. It is published quarterly (January, April, July and October) in an open access domain by Magnus Publishing House. The main objective of the journal is to provide a publishing platform to budding and established scholars. Academic research manuscripts are invited for consideration, produced by scholars who are interested in the areas such as:
Indian Literature in English, Comparative literature, Postcolonial literatures, Life narratives (Autobiographical writings), New Literatures, Travel writings, Literature crossing cultural or national boundaries, new readings of canonical and historical literature.
Above areas are suggestive only, you may choose a topic of your own interest within the scope of the Journal. Unpublished manuscripts not currently under consideration by any other publisher are invited from scholars. Research students are encouraged to submit manuscripts for consideration through research supervisor.
We do NOT accept unsolicited book reviews and interviews for publication. Please write to us before submitting book reviews and interviews for consideration.
Manuscript guidelines: First page should contain the name and full address of the author(s), also author(s) bio note in about 100 words. one co-author is permissible. Text of the manuscript must precede a brief summary (abstract) of approximately 200 words and 3-5 keywords. Type manuscript on A4 paper (8.29”x11.69”) double spaced with one inch margin and Arial typeface with 12 point, and submit as an email attachment. Keep word processing as simple as possible, give your own name to the word file. Please follow MLA (7th edition) style of documentation. Visit our website for peer review policy.
Send your submissions at: and a copy to or use our online submission channel at website.
Article Processing Charge: INR 700      USD 25    for details visit website
Article processing charge includes fee towards manuscript originality check, copy editing, formatting, server hosing, digital preservation and 24/7 availability of published content online. Article submission charge is to be paid after the acceptance of manuscript preferably within 5 days of intimation email, and you should sign licensing agreement, if you fail to do so in time it will be assumed that you disagree with our license terms and your manuscript shall not be considered for publication; we shall not be held responsible for it.
Last date for manuscript submission: 15 January 2015
Our specialty: We have trained staff to process manuscript submissions, all manuscripts are fully peer-reviewed, give useful feedback to authors. We do careful copy editing and help published research reach wider audience through multiple online academic platforms. The Context being online journal has global readership of researchers thereby increases your article citation score.
Looking forward to your scholarly manuscript submissions. Thank you.

Kind regards,

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Dr. Ankita KhannA
Guest Editor – The Context Journal
Assistant Professor of English
Auro University, Surat.
Gujarat, India.
Editorial Office: 95, Dhanlaxmi Nagar, Jintur Road, Parbhani 431 401. MS India. Phone: +91-9423-683600

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The A-B-C of Teaching Learning Process

An integral way of life is something that integrates natural human qualities in a human being. Away from the definitions by the thinkers and philosophers; for me, it is a way of living that makes a human being more humane. Taking this concept to higher education, it is important in today's world to create students who are more sincere, transparent, honest and logical. And the onus of it lies largely on the educators who can, by their efforts, sincerity, dedication, and meticulous planning make this happen.

In today's era when we are losing youth to vices, an approach to understand them, talk to them, and nurture them may help. The teaching nowadays has moved beyond the classroom and so is the teacher-student relationship. In order to develop the fullest potential of the students, it is required that we find some time to look into the hearts and souls of the students. A small 'hi', a pat on the back, listening to their issues, interacting with them beyond the classroom does not cost much to the educator but means a lot to the students. Also important here is to be empathetic and non-judgmental. There can be many ways in which one can do this but for me, as a higher education educator, is the mantra of A-B-C, that stands for Availability, Bonding & Communication.

Being available to students at the time of need is utmost important for any educator. One cannot just restrict students to classrooms; and it's not because of any rule, it's out of our love not only for our students but also for our profession. Learning takes place round the clock and more of it takes place outside the walls of classrooms. Students, at times, may discover something to learn and may want to discuss the same with you. At sometimes, it is possible that they may just want our opinion or may talk to us for something that is not related directly to the course but is related to human life; life outside institutes, universities and colleges. One must try to bond and keep the doors of communication open for our learners. The role of a teacher does not limit to the word 'teacher': for me it is a combination of a facilitator, a friend, a guide, and a philosopher!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Are you Listening?

I want to listen!!!
Certain skills, once mastered, enrich our lives forever. Listening, one such neglected skill is truly valuable in every aspect of life and business. Listening affects all communication and we spend more time engaging in listening than any other form of communication, yet we still practice unlistening. Listening is the deliberate process by which we receive, understand and retain aural stimuli. Almost everyone can hear, but few can really listen well. Effective listening is hearing and understanding the message being sent and using body language to confirm that you are listening.

People find it very hard to listen just because they don't want to; and more importantly they are not trained to. Listening; just like reading, speaking, and writing is a skill in itself that needs to be taken care of, especially by the educators at all the levels. Poor listening is also one of the major reasons to unacceptable (poor) English speaking. At least, half an hour of listening (not hearing), to the native speakers of the language is required in order to attain proficiency, especially if you are the second or the third learner.

Happy Listening!!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

What is the difference between an idiom and a saying?

An idiom is a phrase or group of words with a meaning that is not obvious from the individual words (for example, "rain cats and dogs", meaning "rain heavily"). Even if you know all the words (rain, cat, dog), you will probably not understand "rain cats and dogs" if you don't know the idiom. "Rain cats and dogs" is not a saying because it does not express a general truth.

A saying is a short expression that expresses a general truth and contains advice or wisdom (for example, "once bitten, twice shy", meaning that an unpleasant experience makes us more careful the next time). If you know the words (once, bite, twice, shy) you can probably understand what this saying means. "Once bitten, twice shy" is not an idiom because it is understandable from the individual words.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Other Woman

Dethroned and discarded mercilessly
By this biased society
She holds no place in
 anyone’s range of clemency
All sympathies for her
And forgiveness for him
But she acquires nothing more
Than a label; a label
That haunts her every moment
A tag that is tagged on to her
Despite her sincerities and loyalties
To his first man to whom she is
The other woman
She is always blamed to have
Stolen one’s love, one’s mate
But didn’t he himself with
All his will and desire
Opted her in his life?

Ankita Khanna

Monday, July 02, 2012


Tied to the shackles of humiliation
I am a free citizen of a free country
My head held high not with pride
But to attentively listen
To master's untimely commands
Lost is my respect in the whirlwinds
Of slavery and no one;
No one other than me can filch it back.
It's time to awaken; stimulate my dead spirits
And move freely stealing graceful movements
 From a feline.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012



I invite you all to Natcon 2012:  A Two Day National Level Conference on "English Language and Literature : Across Cultures" organised in collaboration with Tjells. We look forward to your scholarly essays in the Conference.

All details about the Conference can be had from our web site Kindly visit and know about it.

I also request you to communicate this to as many people as you can and encourage them also to contribute and participate. 

Tjells Jounal
Ankita Khanna