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Kritika Pandey wins 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize; discusses writing, language and her craft with Firstpost
Lifestyle

Kritika Pandey wins 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize; discusses writing, language and her craft with Firstpost

2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner Kritika Pandey on her relationship with writing, and the role of fiction in a world divided by hate.

Andhra Pradesh shouldn't oppose Jagan Mohan Reddy’s push for English; its role in South's growth story is well-documented
Politics

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

Parashar Kulkarni on debut novel Cow and Company, fiction writing as therapeutic, and the language inequality in India
Life

Parashar Kulkarni on debut novel Cow and Company, fiction writing as therapeutic, and the language inequality in India

Author Parashar Kulkarni talks to Firstpost about his debut novel Cow and Company, his approach to fiction writing, and the language inequality prevalent in India.

Google Doodle celebrates 308th birth anniversary of Samuel Johnson, the father of the modern dictionary
News & Analysis

Google Doodle celebrates 308th birth anniversary of Samuel Johnson, the father of the modern dictionary

Google is celebrating the 308th birth anniversary of the father of the modern dictionary — Samuel Johnson

Indian students will never excel unless they question authority, try to understand need for social justice
India

Indian students will never excel unless they question authority, try to understand need for social justice

It is clear to me, based on the large sample size that I have encountered, that Indian children are not rebellious. They are conventional.

Australia's new laws to make new immigrants pledge to share 'Australian values'
World

Australia's new laws to make new immigrants pledge to share 'Australian values'

The bill would also raise the bar on English-language skills for prospective citizens and extends the time that an applicant must be an Australian permanent resident from one to four years.

From 'ant's pants' to 'lolcat': Here are some of the words added into the Oxford Dictionary
Life

From 'ant's pants' to 'lolcat': Here are some of the words added into the Oxford Dictionary

Here's a look at some of the hilarious words that were included in the Oxford Dictionary.

Why India is a big market for English language dictionaries
Life

Why India is a big market for English language dictionaries

ndia, among other countries like China and South Korea, is seen as a big market for the English language dictionary, despite a swell in digital tools for word learning and usage, says a UK publisher.

'Selfie' is Oxford Dictionaries word of 2013, 'Twerk' was close!
Life

'Selfie' is Oxford Dictionaries word of 2013, 'Twerk' was close!

"Selfie" beat a number of other buzzwords of 2013, including "twerk" referring to dancing in a sexually provocative manner and which was popularised by singer Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards last August.

Rajnath's English language remark is hypocrisy: Manish Tewari
Politics

Rajnath's English language remark is hypocrisy: Manish Tewari

"I sometimes feel like laughing at our friends. On one side their vision document is outsourced to people who don't speak any language other than English. Is this medievalism or hypocrisy," Manish Tewari said.

Celebrate, not Decry Desi Domination of Spellings
Life

Celebrate, not Decry Desi Domination of Spellings

It seems some have a slight problem with desi kids dominating the American spelling bees. There is a hunt to pin success on anything other than hard work and grit.