Welcome to Words in Progress

A space which explores everyday words - from their etymology to their evolution.

Hi, I’m Puja.

I set up Words in Progress to serve as a space for my writing practice, but the online rhetoric on social media led me to explore the etymology (origins of words) we use daily and follow their evolution to the present day.

I now have a mission to find out what you mean by the words you use.

And a vision for you to slow down.

We need to go back to slowing down and thinking about how we communicate; bring back the depth we’re missing from the attention economy and understand how each word has had a long history transcending borders, conflicts and empires.

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A deep insight into words and their origins.


Puja Teli is a Writer, Author & Artist who created Words in Progress to explore words and their origins - a journey beyond borders, conflicts and empires.