We need so many things." For years he's been building his own Tamil dictionary, painstakingly charting the modern use of the language. That one word and its 54 shades of meaning in Tamil took him weeks. Along with the challenge of English, the Tamil spoken in India has to contend with, say, how the language is used in Sri Lanka, and how it's morphing online.
And Ramakrishnan wonders, "If you have to spend nearly one month on one word, what word do you call it except madness? But as Ramakrishnan ticks off elements of Tamil grammar, it's hard to argue that a few rules along the way can help.
To do that, Ramakrishnan says, Tamil needs clarity and consistency.
"We don't have a grammar, we don't have a thesaurus, we don't have a good English-Tamil dictionary.
Then again, between Tamil and English, people are getting on OK.
English words often gain new meanings in Tamil: 'assault', for example, has come to mean 'casual.' Plus, in the last couple of decades there has been an explosion of contemporary Tamil fiction—those books are written in an updated form of the language. The general standard of written Tamil isn't very high.
You can demonstrate critical thinking by using keywords related to this skill in your resume and cover letter, and during your interview.
Firstly, you can use critical thinking keywords (analytical, problem solving, creativity, etc.) in your resume.
Someone with critical thinking skills can be trusted to make decisions on his or her own and does not need constant handholding.
It’s no surprise that critical thinking abilities are some of the most sought-after skills in almost every industry and workplace.