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Southern Railways to staff: Use either English or Hindi... regional language should be avoided

The Southern Railways directive was issued to prevent "either side not understanding what is being said".

Keeping the language alive: The Karnataka village where people still speak in Sanskrit

In this small village, cloistered in the district of Shimoga, on the banks of river Tunga, exists a world that is united by elements of both Vedic times and modern science.


Behind the languages you speak, a complex link to who you are

Describing somebody as an owl (‘ullu’) will have very different implications in Hindi and English: the same person will be thought to be wise and bookish in English and a fool in Hindi.

Language app Babbel translates European success to US market

Language app Babbel has raised profits in the US market, putting it closer to its competitor, Silicon Valley-based Duolingo.

‘10 per cent of world's endangered languages spoken in India'

4,000 of the world's 6,000 languages face a potential threat of extinction, out of which 10 per cent is spoken in India, the chairman of the People’s Linguistic Survey of India said. In other words, 400 Indian languages out of our total 780 languages may get extinct.

It's proven: Men are from Mars and women from Venus

According to a study, computational analysis of the words used by Facebook users revealed that women use language that is warmer and more agreeable than men.


Sanskrit, our very own Latin

Many Sanskrit words that are commonly used in English language have been borrowed in their original form and are facile means of communication.

Wordly Benefits: Dope on the changing English lexicon

Social media and mobile technology are the predominant themes of 2015 as far as new words vying for use are concerned.

Mind your language

He may be a Mumbai boy, but he is not very familiar with the Marathi language

Language problem

Looks like Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor always end up squabbling when they are together

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Haryana ministers criticise Krishna Kumar Bedi for abusing engineer

Chandigarh/ New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Reacting over Haryana Minister Krishna Kumar Bedi allegedly abusing an engineer, Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu on Monday said no one has the right to use abusive words for his workers or collogues. He added that even he makes sure that he never uses such kind of language. Echoing similar sentiments, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said people should mind their language before speaking to their workers. He also said that he can understand that Bedi might be disappointed over something, but he should have controlled his language before talking to anyone.