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Hindi language


Lessons unlearnt

September 24, 2019 2:54 am

Linguistic policy should not be driven by a politics of identity.

Speakeasy: Speaking in Tongues

September 22, 2019 6:01 am

Lessons from history on the dangers of language politics

Idea of one country, one language was bequeathed to us by colonialists

September 20, 2019 11:13 am

All totalitarian regimes — communist, militarist, right-wing or even social-welfarist — seem to share an anxiety about plurality. For, that could lead to questions being asked from the powers that be. Plurality is chaos, while a unitary entity is controllable.

Amit Shah: Never asked for imposing Hindi over regional languages 

September 18, 2019 10:11 pm

Last week, Shah had pitched for Hindi as a common language for the country, reigniting the debate on the issue even as regional satraps in the south said they would oppose any attempt to “impose” the language.

Why Tamil Nadu will again offer maximum pushback to Hindi

September 17, 2019 6:18 pm

In a culturally autonomous Tamil Nadu, Hindi and Sanskrit are not some languages, but inter-changeable metaphors of north Indian domination and that’s precisely why it instantly unites people across party-lines, including those who ally with the BJP from time to time.

Hindi Diwas 2019: Why do we celebrate this day on September 14?

September 14, 2019 10:30 am

Hindi Diwas 2019: As a language, Hindi not only commands respect, but is also widely spoken; its popularity sustained by Hindi cinema.

MNC employees, exchange students attend: China to Russia, Centre’s Hindi institute serves as meeting point

June 27, 2019 2:15 am

This time, 22 South Korean employees of Samsung have enrolled for the upcoming session, which will begin in August — in the first mass enrollment to the institute by employees of a single organisation.

Out of my mind: A Hindi Rashtra? An unwise idea

June 09, 2019 12:10 am

The Hindi curriculum controversy brought out the problems Narendra Modi will face. There is a divide within the BJP like there is in most ideological parties.

Sanskrit song at IIT Madras hits wrong note, sparks row

February 27, 2018 3:20 am

Traditionally, Tamil Thaai Vazhthu, considered the Tamil anthem, is sung as the invocation song at official functions. Opposition parties accused the Central government of ignoring Tamil language and culture and imposing Hindi, Hindu and Sanskritic ideas in the state.

Shashi Tharoor opposes Swaraj's move on making Hindi official in UN, asks what if we have Tamil PM

January 04, 2018 9:54 am

According to the UN rules, support of two-third member countries (129 nations) is required out of the total 193 member nations, Swaraj said in the Lok Sabha during Question Hour.