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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Farooq Abdullah's incarceration, Amit Shah's Hindi Divas comment, The Spy review; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Farooq Abdullah's incarceration, Amit Shah's Hindi Divas comment, The Spy review; today's must-read stories

Editor's Picks: 'Incarceration' of Farooq Abdullah, Anand Mahindra's unique 'tweetitude', perceptions about Delhi's Jamia Nagar; today's must-read stories.

Unpacking Amit Shah's Hindi Divas comment: 'Himperialism' is characteristic of BJP's empire-building ambitions
Politics

Unpacking Amit Shah's Hindi Divas comment: 'Himperialism' is characteristic of BJP's empire-building ambitions

It is odd that Indian languages apart from Hindi should be chosen for sacrifice in this battle against “foreign languages”, but in any case, which “foreign languages”, in the plural, are being referring to?

South parties, Oppn hit out at Amit Shah’s pitch for common language on Hindi Divas, highlight need to ‘respect, protect nurture' India's diversity
Politics

South parties, Oppn hit out at Amit Shah’s pitch for common language on Hindi Divas, highlight need to ‘respect, protect nurture' India's diversity

'Amit Shah's Hindi pitch appeared to be an attempt to make non-Hindi speaking people 'second-class citizens,' DMK leader Stalin claimed in a statement

‘Respect all languages, cultures equally’: Mamata Banerjee responds to Amit Shah's appeal for Hindi as national language
Politics

‘Respect all languages, cultures equally’: Mamata Banerjee responds to Amit Shah's appeal for Hindi as national language

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said people should respect all languages and cultures equally but not at the cost of their mother tongues

Remembering Bharatendu Harishchandra on Hindi Divas, a man whose work fortified the language
Life

Remembering Bharatendu Harishchandra on Hindi Divas, a man whose work fortified the language

Bharatendu Harishchandra, born in 1850, is known as the 'Father of modern day Hindi literature'. And it was in establishing this language that his biggest contribution lay. Much of the prose that Harishchandra wrote to establish the Hindi we know today was done in the Kavivachansudha and Harishchandra Magazine, which he founded in 1873.

Hindi is symbol of socio-political and linguistic unity in India, says Venkaiah Naidu; suggests translation of regional language literature
India

Hindi is symbol of socio-political and linguistic unity in India, says Venkaiah Naidu; suggests translation of regional language literature

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday termed Hindi as the symbol of socio-political and linguistic unity of the country and pitched for the translation of literature of regional languages into it.

Hindi diwas: Nirala, Mahadevi Varma and others you ignored in school, but should read now
India

Hindi diwas: Nirala, Mahadevi Varma and others you ignored in school, but should read now

Not many take Hindi literature seriously in school — especially when you've got to mug up the 'lekhak parichay' for that 10 mark answer in the finals.