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The IAS must learn the ABC of good English. This govt response to NYT article tells us why

An ex-director of the National Academy of Administration once told me that the standard of English among IAS probationers was so low, he had to take special classes.

Invoking Macaulay’s ghost once again & how Uddhav dealt with an uninvited guest

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Translations in Indian languages gaining momentum. But we lack access to regional non-fiction

Indians have natural 'translation consciousness.' But there is a gap in accessing non-fiction from regional languages.

Dear Indians, MTI stigma is just language apartheid. Make English another bhasha

It is easy to laugh at this tragic-comic situation of aspirational Indians trying desperately to forget their mother tongue.

‘Gruesome sexual content, Army in poor light’ — why DU removed 3 English texts from syllabus

DU Oversight Committee has removed texts by Mahasweta Devi, and Dalit writers Bama Faustina Soosairaj and Sukirtharani from its English literature syllabus.

Did you mock the English bad of the Mansukh Mandaviya? You won the Modi votes more

Mocking new health minister Mansukh Mandaviya’s English underlines the political elitism Modi’s India has rejected.

Jagan Reddy is giving Andhra Pradesh children something better than gold — English education

The Andhra Pradesh model of education under CM Jagan Reddy is breaking barriers for children. He’s equalising language.

Stop this kolaveri against English-speaking Indians. They didn’t ruin idea of India

English is as desi as any Indian language. Maligning English speakers won’t solve India’s problems, no?

Translate ‘Gaay hamari mata hai’. That’s the secularism gap between English, Indian languages

The English intellectual can't ignore Indian languages anymore or will end up legitimising the flawed Hindutva argument about the revenge of the subaltern.

Even China dropped English phobia for economic future. NEP policy needs to learn this

The New Education Policy introduced by the Modi govt has brought some welcome changes, but it has rekindled the language wars that have been on since the 1950s.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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