Saturday, 21 May, 2022
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India needs to challenge colonialism in its own language. But solution isn’t Hindu worldview

There's no cut-off time to recover India's 'indigenous consciousness'—it's the product of a colonial mindset. Think across traditions, ask real questions.

Modi’s BJP can force Hindi on India if it wants to be a regional party with cow belt agenda

The BJP is unlikely to resurrect a dated language debate. Even Vajpayee abandoned the idea.

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.

Congress pans Amit Shah over his comments on Hindi

Home Minister Amit Shah Thursday said Hindi should be accepted as an alternative to English and not to local languages.

Cold start for AICTE regional language engg courses: Only 21% seats filled, no takers for Kannada

AICTE had approved 1,230 seats in 19 institutes across India for engineering courses in regional languages, but only 255 have been filled. Hindi gets 116 students.

A ‘chhokri selling mangoes’ in Class 1 NCERT Hindi textbook causes social media ruckus

The poem ‘Aam ki tokri’ has been criticised for using a slang term for girls and depicting child labour, but experts are divided on both issues.

‘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.

Protesting farmers didn’t blacken Hindi signboards, viral photos and video are of other events

Photographs and a video of Hindi signboards being blackened have gone viral, with the claim that farmers protesting against the three farm laws were behind it.

With Nagari Pracharini Sabha’s ruin, Hindi is losing a major centre and its best think-tank

Caught between a bitter fight and a court battle, Varanasi’s Nagari Pracharini Sabha, once the most prestigious body for promotion of Hindi, needs urgent intervention.

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.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.

Defence

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

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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