India  /  Published 22.09.19

Clarification leaves behind language riddle

Amit Shah’s clarification about not seeking Hindi’s imposition but only its adoption as a “second language after one’s mother tongue” has divided academics, with many seeing even the toned-d...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.09.19

Kannada my state’s principal language: Yediyurappa

Karnataka’s BJP chief minister, B.S. Yediyurappa, said on Monday that all Indian languages were equal, appearing to differ with party president and Union home minister Amit Shah over according prima...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

North East  /  Published 16.09.19

Deb bats for Shah stand on Hindi

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday, supporting the statement of Union home minister Amit Shah on One Language, One Nation, claimed that if the British didn’t rule India for 200 years,...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

India  /  Published 16.09.19

Imposing Hindi will spark battle bigger than Jallikattu protest: Kamal Haasan

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Monday warned against the imposition of Hindi on the nation, saying that the promise of 'unity in diversity' is the bedrock of the Indian republic and the battle to up...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.09.19

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan attacks Amit Shah on Hindi pitch

Slamming Union home minister Amit Shah for his Hindi language pitch, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said it was a 'planned attempt' to stir up a controversy and divert attention from...
By PTI in Thiruvananthapuram

India  /  Published 31.08.19

Hindi gets a new label: Voice of integration

The commissioner of the central government-run Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti has described Hindi as the language of national integration and nationalism, two months after a proposal to teach Hindi as a co...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 04.04.19

Time ripe to revisit Upendranath Ashk's epic

In the City a Mirror Wandering By Upendranath Ashk, Penguin, Rs 599...
By Sujaan Mukherjee in

India  /  Published 28.01.19

Asato ma sadgamaya goes to bench

The Supreme Court on Monday referred to a constitution bench two petitions that have challenged the mandatory singing of two Sanskrit and Hindi prayers in the country’s 1,200 Kendriya Vidyalayas.Pet...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.11.19

Jamun Ka Ped out of ICSE books

A satirical short story in which officials keep passing the responsibility of rescuing a man trapped under a jamun tree until the buck finally stops at the Prime Minister’s door has been scrapped fr...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 09.10.19

Reminder: Urdu is an Indian language

New India, not surprisingly, is giving rise to ever-new thought processes. According to the authorities of Panjab University, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council had advised them to merg...
By The Editorial Board in


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