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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

Sep 18, 2014

Gunmen set off bombs, open fire at college in Nigeria; 13 die

Two gunmen set off explosives at a Nigerian college, then started shooting -- killing at least 13 people on another day of violence in the African nation, and yet another targeting students. Kano state police commissioner Adelere Shinaboa said the at... #Goodluck Jonathan #Boko Haram #Kano, Nigeria
Hindi or Urdu? Manto on post-independence language wars

Sep 15, 2014

Top Ukrainian And Russian Business Leaders Propose 10-Point Peace Initiative

Meeting in Geneva over the weekend, Ukrainian and Russian business leaders proposed a 10-point plan that seeks to end the conflict in the region and stabilize Ukraine’s economy by building trade bridges to both Russia and the European Union. The init... #European Union #Boris Yeltsin #Europe #World Economic Forum #Klaus Schwab #Geneva #BASF #Anatoly Chubais #VTB Bank #Victor Pinchuk
Hindi or Urdu? Manto on post-independence language wars

Sep 15, 2014

Millions missing life purpose is driving terrorism

What would make otherwise normal people travel halfway around the globe to join a group of psychotic terrorists who behead for sport? What is it about ISIS -- or the Islamic State group or whatever the heck it is we're calling them now -- that attrac... #George W. Bush #Syria #Iraq #Canada #Europe #Australia #Barack Obama #Africa #Karl Rove #Al-Qaeda #Frank Luntz #David Axelrod #U.S. Republican Party