Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicHindi imposition

Topic: Hindi imposition

SubscriberWrites: The answer to ‘one language’ in India is not imposition of Hindi, but acceptance of diversity

India cannot have 'one language' as long as the govt continues portraying Hindi as a symbol of Indian identity, pride, culture, and heritage, writes Ayush Agarwal

Modi calling regional languages India’s soul tells BJP to desist politics in Hindi’s name

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Hindi’s hegemony didn’t start with NEP, Amit Shah or Ajay Devgn. It’s been on since 1947

The row over supposed Hindi supremacy push owing to its ‘popularity’ predates incidents such as NEP's three language formula and Amit Shah or Ajay Devgn's remarks.

Lineage has given Bilawal Bhutto a stage. But fixing Pakistan’s foreign relations won’t be easy

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Hindi not national language. Ajay Devgn ‘stunt’ comes at time of RRR, KGF, Pushpa megahits

Rejection of Hindi imposition—whether in cinema or politics—is not a Hate Hindi campaign. It is a reminder of India’s diverse culture.

Life’s lemons bulldoze common man, IPL scores 2 blockbuster hits & ancient Tamil vs Hindi

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Hindi hegemony will only end when other Indian languages like Tamil are reinvented

Protesting against Amit Shah's Hindi imposition is fine but do non-Hindi states like Tamil Nadu work for the advancement of their own languages?

India’s Brahmins, Baniyas gained from English. BJP-RSS want to deny that to Dalits, Adivasis

First Brahmins benefited from the pro-English agitations of Tamil people. Now Amit Shah's agenda is harming Shudra/Dalit/Adivasi global job prospects.

SubscriberWrites: #RejectZomato episode throws light on imposition of Hindi on southern states

India should mandate legally that giant corporations must employ regional workers or offer services in the regional language of the state to do business, writes Balaji Alagurajan.

‘No Hindi imposition’ — Kolkata institute students protest over notice to meet Hindi targets

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science issued a notice to its staff earlier this week, stating 55% of written communication in the institute must be in Hindi.

On Camera

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Currently, India provides pensions for the elderly on the basis of the National Pensions Scheme | Representative Image | Wikimedia Commons

Giving up on NPS a tragedy for state govts. DB pensions are ad hoc, delay fiscal stress

Several of the problems of the National Pensions Scheme can be easily remedied. The solution to fiscal stress isn't going back two decades ago.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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