Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicEnglish Language

Topic: English Language

English India’s most used social media language, but it’s shutting out rural women: Meta paper

According to insight from Meta, 91% Indian women use English for online communications. Hindi is used by just 6%, while Bengali is used by 1%.

Mansukh Mandaviya’s English is not a parameter. His performance as health minister will be

From Lalu Prasad Yadav to Narendra Modi, Indians are quick to pick on a leader's lack of proficiency in English. But they forget that India is a land of multiple languages and dialects.

Hindi is not a language of knowledge anymore. Mediocrity has stifled its soul

On Hindi Diwas, let's look at the fall of the language from the authority it commanded not long ago.

Don’t blame only English elite. Indian secularism failed in Hindi heartland first

It cannot be a mere coincidence that the shrinking of the bilingual space has coincided with the surge of the Hindutva project.

English stands for aspiration, will remain one of two official languages despite NEP

Like Modi govt’s NEP, Kothari Commission in 1966 had also recommended education in the mother tongue. But India is not about to turn its face away from English.

Correct that ‘grammar Nazi’ back: Why these 5 English rules don’t matter one bit

We’re all entitled to our grammatical preferences – but grammar itself does not care about them one bit.

UK Parliament panel hits back at govt for 2014 visa row over English test

A BBC investigation had uncovered evidence of organised cheating in two English language test centres, leading to cancellation of many UK visas, affecting many Indian students.

Manipuris in Mysore Taco Bell: Why English and philosophy are key to India’s jobs crisis

They are central to building a skilled India.

Haryana wants to ‘befriend’ English, will teach primary students one sentence a day

Since students do not get to listen to English or speak it, they aren’t able to build skills in the language. That’s what the...

On Camera

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Power, party, dignity, father’s legacy — what all Uddhav Thackeray is losing in Maharashtra

The BJP’s move to place Eknath Shinde in the CM’s chair eclipses political veteran Sharad Pawar as the kingmaker of Maharashtra. The party has paid NCP chief back in his own coin.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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