Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: Marathi

Proposal to grant classical language status to Marathi under consideration, Centre tells LS

Replying to a supplementary question by BJP MP Gopal Shetty in the Lok Sabha, MoS for Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal said an 8-member committee is deliberating on the subject.

Hindi Dalit literature has a gaping hole – satire

Writing tragedy makes the writer more responsible; writing satire makes the system cautious. 

Lakshmibai drank, was promiscuous, British historians wrote. Then Savarkar changed it all

In 'A Begum & A Rani: Hazrat Mahal and Lakshmibai in 1857', historian Rudrangshu Mukherjee locates the stories of the prominent women in Indian history.

Hindutva, Marathi pride — how Raj Thackeray plans to fuel MNS comeback in ‘mini state polls’

MNS has big plans for municipal polls scheduled in 2021 and 2022. It currently has just one corporator in Mumbai civic body, and one MLA in Maharashtra.

Setting up bad bank to fix NPA problem is a bad idea. It’s a temporary solution & just bad economics

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Amazon offices in Mumbai, Pune vandalised by Raj Thackeray’s MNS over Marathi language push

Raj Thackeray's MNS has been pushing for a Marathi language option on e-platforms such as Amazon and Flipkart. Amazon filed a case against it following threats.

Replacing Sukhdev’s name with Qurban Hussain in Marathi textbook an insult, RSS-linked body says

Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas has objected to a portion in eighth standard Marathi language textbook. Maharashtra govt says it has been taught this way since 2018.

‘Shakti’ not ‘sakhti’ — Uddhav says as Maharashtra gears to make Marathi must in schools

Maha Vikas Aghadi govt is set to pass legislation today that will make teaching Marathi mandatory for all boards from 2020-21 academic year. 

Celebrating PL Deshpande — the ‘RK Laxman of prose’

Laughing and making other people laugh was a way of life for this Marathi literary titan.

How Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena made Devendra Fadnavis’ life a Vijay Tendulkar play

Devendra Fadnavis’ political predicament is captured in the title of a Vijay Tendulkar play that the Maharashtra CM may not even know about.

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Neeraj Chopra won Gold at Tokyo Olympics in 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.