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Wamiqa Gabbi: Working In Multiple Languages Has Enriched Me

Wamiqa Gabbi: Working In Multiple Languages Has Enriched Me

Actress Wamiqa Gabbi has worked in languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati and Punjabi. She is known for her role in 'Modern Love: Mumbai'.

22 June 2022
 Make Yoga Part Of Daily Routine: PM Modi

 Make Yoga Part Of Daily Routine: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi encourages the people to make Yoga a part of their daily routine.

14 June 2022

It's Time For Hindi To Get Its Due In The World Of Literary Translations

The important role Hindi always played has finally begun to get its recognition after nearly 150 years. The world’s mirror has moved towards Hindi earlier as...

Sena Leader Sanjay Raut Bats For 'One Country, One Language', Says Hindi Is Spoken Across India

Sena Leader Sanjay Raut Bats For 'One Country, One Language', Says Hindi Is Spoken Across India

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut aid Union Home Minister Amit Shah should accept the challenge that there should be one language in all the states.

14 May 2022

Does NEP Propagate Hindi Imposition? Debate Over State's Language Policy Continues

While many states have criticised the New Education Policy as a Hindi imposition, experts feel the importance it gives to mother tongues as a medium of...

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30 April 2022
You win win but 'we' are lost

You win win but 'we' are lost

As advocates of regional languages gear up to face the threat of a Hindi deluge, they are also waking up to the existential threat of internal decay. We look...


29 April 2022
‘Our Country Is A Vast Country’: Mamata Banerjee Amid Raging Debate On Hindi

‘Our Country Is A Vast Country’: Mamata Banerjee Amid Raging Debate On Hindi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she would hold discussions with her counterparts in other states for a ‘collective decision’ on Hindi.


28 April 2022
‘Hindi Is A National Language Or Not’, Ajay Devgan And Kichcha Sudeep Engage In Banter

‘Hindi Is A National Language Or Not’, Ajay Devgan And Kichcha Sudeep Engage In Banter

Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan and multilingual film actor Kichcha Sudeep engaged in a 'brotherly argument' on Twitter over Hindi language.


28 April 2022
Ajay Devgn And Kiccha Sudeep's Twitter Exchange Starts Debate On Hindi As A National Language

Ajay Devgn And Kiccha Sudeep's Twitter Exchange Starts Debate On Hindi As A National Language

Actor Ajay Devgn and Kiccha Sudeep took to Twitter to go back and forth at each other over whether or not Hindi is the national language of India. Celebs like...


06 May 2022
The Mighty Ma Boli: Punjabi Sees A Resurgence In The Public Sphere

The Mighty Ma Boli: Punjabi Sees A Resurgence In The Public Sphere

Gurmukhi now dominates Punjab’s public spaces. Does this demonstrate an assertion of a regional identity shaped by Partition, reorganisation and insurgency?


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06 May 2022
In Another Tongue: How Translation As A Literary Form Has Gained Ground In India

In Another Tongue: How Translation As A Literary Form Has Gained Ground In India

In a country as linguistically diverse as India, with its treasure trove of regional literature and a growing tribe of English speakers, translation as a...


20 June 2022
Marathi Pride Is Passe, Shiv Sena's Apathy Hurts The Language

Marathi Pride Is Passe, Shiv Sena's Apathy Hurts The Language

Despite several agitations by political parties—some violent—the Marathi language is on a downslide. It will take more than government efforts to promote...


29 May 2022
As Catholics And Hindus Fight Over Scripts, Konkani Loses Out In Goa

As Catholics And Hindus Fight Over Scripts, Konkani Loses Out In Goa

Catholics support Romi Konkani because the script is used in the church and tiatr, but Devanagari Konkani has government backing


29 May 2022
The Malayali Loves Hindi, But Don't Take It As Acquiescence

The Malayali Loves Hindi, But Don't Take It As Acquiescence

Even the otherwise Hindi-friendly Malayali rises to resi­st the imposition of Hindi on them


29 May 2022
Hindi: The Urge To Build A National Consciousness Around A Language

Hindi: The Urge To Build A National Consciousness Around A Language

The move to make Hindi the national language is a political project, the language becoming a tool for constructing national unity


29 May 2022
Let A Language Contend

Let A Language Contend

Throughout the Republic’s history, several states have seen protests aga­inst the imposition of Hindi. Can there be a national language of a multilingual...


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29 May 2022
A Dying Declaration: Urdu Is Dying A Slow, Painful Death

A Dying Declaration: Urdu Is Dying A Slow, Painful Death

Caught between twin pincers of the market and a communalised polity, Urdu is in death throes


29 May 2022
Efforts At Proselytising Hindi Abroad Have Fallen Flat Down The Ages

Efforts At Proselytising Hindi Abroad Have Fallen Flat Down The Ages

Efforts to promote Hindi overseas have been ongoing for decades. And both the UPA and NDA governments have strived to have the language adopted officially by...


29 May 2022
Centre’s Five-language Formula For J&K Is Being Seen As Incremental Hindi Imposition

Centre’s Five-language Formula For J&K Is Being Seen As Incremental Hindi Imposition

Not only did the Centre’s push for a five-language formula for J&K in 2020 end Urdu’s status as its sole official language, it is also seen as an...


29 May 2022
Hindi Chauvinism Hangs Like An Imperialist Spectre Over Rest Of India

Hindi Chauvinism Hangs Like An Imperialist Spectre Over Rest Of India

With Hindi being pushed by the Centre as Rashtra Bhasha, the spectre of language imperialism haunts the Indian Union


29 May 2022
The Bengali Language Tale: From Dominant To Persecuted

The Bengali Language Tale: From Dominant To Persecuted

In India’s East and Northeast, the fear of losing linguistic identity has often led to prolonged agitations and violence among communities which share many...


29 May 2022
The Tamil-Dravidian Framework As A Secular Antithesis To Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan

The Tamil-Dravidian Framework As A Secular Antithesis To Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan

The government should be concerned that the younger generation dislikes language imperialism


29 May 2022
Anti-Hindi movement: The Grassroots Struggle For Tamil Pride

Anti-Hindi movement: The Grassroots Struggle For Tamil Pride

The idea that Hindi is spoken by a majority of Indians is a claim that has to be ferociously contested. Only 26 per cent of the Indian population selected...


09 April 2022
Amit Shah's Comments On Hindi Opposed Across South India, Including By BJP Ally AIADMK

Amit Shah's Comments On Hindi Opposed Across South India, Including By BJP Ally AIADMK

AIADMK's O Panneerselvam said people may learn Hindi on their own volition but imposition of the language is unacceptable.


25 March 2022
How Hindi Literature Failed The Saffron Challenge

How Hindi Literature Failed The Saffron Challenge

The silence of major writers suggests that the rightward shift of the Hindi heartland was inevitable.


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