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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 23, 2014

'Most Wanted Man' review: Philip Seymour Hoffman's finale

It's surprising that Philip Seymour Hoffman waited so long to play the hero of a John le Carre novel. The author's protagonists are often the kind of men that Hoffman portrayed so well in movies like "The Savages," "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead... #Central Intelligence Agency #Philip Seymour Hoffman #Hamburg #Rachel McAdams #Willem Dafoe #Anton Corbijn #Robin Wright #Daniel Bruhl
Hindi or Urdu? Manto on post-independence language wars

Jul 23, 2014

Egypt judge: Al-Jazeera team did "devil's" work

(AP) -- An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together "by the devil" to destabilize the country. The main evidence cited in the 57-page document obtained by... #Egypt #Qatar #Al Jazeera #Muslim Brotherhood #Mohamed Morsi
Hindi or Urdu? Manto on post-independence language wars

Jul 23, 2014

Trench talk: a guide to first world war slang

During the first world war, troops fighting in the trenches used slang to communicate. Here's a guide to its meaning A global guide to the first world war interactive documentary The first world war was a surprisingly fertile period for the English l... #Egypt #Qatar #Al Jazeera #Muslim Brotherhood #Mohamed Morsi
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