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Treat all languages equally, save linguistic diversity

Jun 05, 2014

Treat all languages equally, save linguistic diversity

All languages in this country should be treated as equal and state government should get the freedom to decide in what language they want to interact with central government instead of limiting option to just two languages. #LetterstoFP #Modi #Hindi #Indian Union #PM Narendra Modi #official languages of India #regional languages #the language war #Official Language Act #scheduled languages
Hindi or Urdu? Manto on post-independence language wars

Feb 07, 2013

Hindi or Urdu? Manto on post-independence language wars

As the freedom movement took off, so did a dispute between what the official language of India would be. Some said Hindi because it was spoken by more people, others said Urdu because much of the law and history was in it. Manto found the whole thing stupid as this piece shows. #Hindi #Urdu #Manto'sMusings #Language wars

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Hindi or Urdu? Manto on post-independence language wars

Jul 07, 2014

TV on DVD: Israeli 'Prisoners of War'

PRISONERS OF WAR Series Showtime's Emmy-winning "Homeland" was inspired by this somewhat different Israeli series, in which three POWs are returned after 17 years in captivity. They're suddenly plunged into changed family landscapes and political tur... #Hollywood #Daniel Radcliffe #BBC America #Newfoundland #Andrew Lincoln #Jon Hamm #Showtime #Bowe R Bergdahl
Hindi or Urdu? Manto on post-independence language wars

Jul 09, 2014

How to make sense of the senseless 7/7 graffiti

The defacement of the London memorial was idiotic. But the task of commemorating tragedy in a way that really conveys its horror is no easy one About the only complimentary thing that could be said about the idiotic defacement of the 7 July memorial,... #London #Edwin Lutyens
Hindi or Urdu? Manto on post-independence language wars

Jul 02, 2014

Ivar Segalowitz, 83, Holocaust survivor from Great Neck, dies

Ivar Segalowitz, whose belief in life's "limitless possibilities" was not diminished by the Holocaust, died from cancer June 24 at his Great Neck home. He was 83. "Absolutely nothing, even the worst catastrophe that could befall anyone, could temper ... #Lithuania #Auschwitz #East Setauket, NY #Long Island, NY #Stuyvesant High School #City College of New York #Great Neck, NY