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 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
A Konkan Dirge: The Slow Death Of Goa's Official Language

A Konkan Dirge: The Slow Death Of Goa's Official Language

In an increasingly cosmopolitan Goa, Konkani’s slow and steady march to irrelevance appears to have begun. Apart from socio-cultural change, large scale...

13 June 2022

Printing From The Margin Of Margins: Can Goa Retrieve Its Rich History In Publishing?

Why books minus touristy cliches, voices from outside the metros, and inexpensive printing options in small states like Goa are the needs of the hour

On Geetanjali Shree's Booker Prize And The Politics Of Translation

On Geetanjali Shree's Booker Prize And The Politics Of Translation

We have come a long way from the colonial translations of the colonised other(s) and their literature(s), but a lot remains to be explored and understood when...

07 June 2022

Is Bhoti A Language, Religious Affiliation, Sanskrit Diminutive Or Political Tool? 

A Private Member's Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha by BJP MP from Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, seeking the inclusion of the Bhoti language in the 8th...

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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?


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


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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...


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
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...


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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...


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