Oxford Languages' 2020 Word of the Year: An unprecedented choice that highlights linguistic effect of COVID-19 on English
The 2020 report does highlight some zippy new coinages, like 'Blursday' (which captures the way the week blends together), 'covidiots' (you know who you are) and 'doomscrolling' (who, me?). But mostly, it underlines how the pandemic has utterly dominated public conversation, and given us a new collective vocabulary almost overnight.
We have always taken the English language and made it work for us, in an admirably jugaad-filled manner. Now, the lines are blurred. It's good writing vs appalling writing, and bad editing plays a major part in the latter.
Extraction movie review: Chris Hemsworth's Netflix film marries Hollywood grandeur with localised aesthetics
Extraction embraces linguistic and ethnic diversity but fails to be a true-blue 'global' film by giving most of the Indian actors the shorter end of the stick.
United Nations marks English Language Day on 23 April, the birth and death anniversary of William Shakespeare
According to the United Nations, English is one of the organisation’s two working languages, along with French. It has become the lingua franca in international relations for United Nations.
Minority languages suffer from institutional neglect, biases as Indian govt saves its focus for 'classical languages'
Minority languages suffer from institutional neglect since India’s states, founded on the principle of linguistic nationalism, view these languages with suspicion. The Central Government, on the other hand, saves its focus for English and Hindi, the undeserving recipient of nationwide propagation.
Maharashtra govt considering to make Marathi language compulsory subject till Class 10, says Deputy CM Ajit Pawar
'We all live in Maharashtra and every child should read and write Marathi properly', said Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar
Andhra Pradesh govt to amend AP Education Act 1982, proposes English as medium of instruction for Classes 1 to 6 in all state schools
Andhra Pradesh government is bringing in a Bill to give a legal shield to the proposal for conversion of all schools in the state to the English medium of instruction
As the Apostrophe Protection Society shuts down, a linguist expert imagines grammar without the 'much abused' punctuation
A supermarket or online apostrophe might come packaged in a jumbled set of other punctuation marks with no guidance as to how to use them – whereas a genuine APS apostrophe will come with its own provenance and will be made to fit precisely the context for which it is needed.
Watch: Class 12 Kerala student translates Rahul Gandhi's speech from English to Malayalam; wins over internet
Gandhi was inaugurating a science lab in a school in his parliamentary constituency Wayanad on Thursday and asked students to volunteer for translating his speech from English to Malayalam when Safa Sebin, a Class 12 student stepped up
Andhra Pradesh shouldn't oppose Jagan Mohan Reddy’s push for English; its role in South's growth story is well-documented
When India liberalised its economy in the 1990s, due to an English-speaking culture, the south was in a better position to reap the benefits of an era that saw a spectacular rise of India's entrepreneurial class
'Why only Gujarati?': Mamata Banerjee says JEE (Mains) must be conducted in all regional languages, warns of protests
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday criticised the Centre for adding Gujarati as a medium for the JEE (Mains) and asked why all other regional languages, including Bengali, should not be included as well
Lionheart, Nigeria's first-ever entry at Oscars, disqualified by The Academy for its predominantly English dialogue
Lionheart helmer Genevieve Nnaji and filmmaker Ava DuVernay have criticised The Academy's decision to drop Lionheart from their International Feature Film category.
Hong Kong protests: Opposition lawmakers dragged from legislative chamber as city leader Carrie Lam heckled for second day
Pro-democracy lawmakers were dragged out of Hong Kong's legislature by security guards on Thursday after they heckled the city's pro-Beijing leader for a second day running
Hong Kong's pro-Beijing chief exec Carrie Lam abandons policy speech after being heckled by Opposition lawmakers
Hong Kong's embattled leader abandoned a State of the Union-style speech on Wednesday after she was heckled by rowdy opposition lawmakers during chaotic scenes inside the city's legislature
US House of Representatives passes Hong Kong 'Democracy Act'; bill aims to defend civil rights in semi-autonomous territory
The US House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday sought by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong that aims to defend civil rights in the semi-autonomous territory, prompting an angry response from China
Hong Kong protests: Pro-Beijing chief exec Carrie Lam set to unveil new policies after four months of unrest
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will unveil a closely watched State of the Union-style speech Wednesday aimed at winning hearts and minds after four months of seething pro-democracy protests
Hong Kong gears up for pro-democracy rally today after weekend protests turn violent as city shows no sign of letting up
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plan a rally on Monday evening after another weekend of unrest that saw protesters hurl petrol bombs and police reply with tear gas and rubber bullets
Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam says Chinese military could step in if situation gets worse, reiterates plea for peaceful negotiations
Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam warned that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that have rocked the city for months 'becomes so bad'.
Chinese soldiers issued a warning to Hong Kong protesters on Sunday who shone lasers at their barracks in the city.
Shashi Tharoor backs Narendra Modi’s language challenge, tweets ‘pluralism’ in English, Hindi, Malayalam
Endorsing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suggestion of all Indians learning one word a day in any Indian language, Congress party Shashi Tharoor on Friday said the move is a 'departure from Hindi dominance'