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?
Hindi 'imposition' debate: Schools can play key role in promoting integration through 3-language formula
The language debate has again assumed significance in the light of remarks made by Home Minister Amit Shah.
Pinarayi Vijayan lashes out at Amit Shah's remarks on Hindi, says notion that language can unite country 'absurd'
Vijayan said people in the southern, western and eastern parts of the country do not speak Hindi and to make it the primary language in these areas amounted to rejecting their mother tongues.
‘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
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'
DU 8th cut off list 2019: Eighth list of selected candidates out on du.ac.in for UG courses in Economics, English, History, Pol Science, Hindi and BCom
At Hindu College, BA (Honours) Economics is available at a cut-off of 97.62 percent, while at Daulat Ram College, same course is available at a cut-off of 95.75 percent
Adivasis and the Indian State: From Lohra tribals to Rautias, in Jharkhand, vulnerable groups bear burden of identity
During one Census, the administration erroneously entered Lohra, as Lohar in the records, and in the process stripped the community of its Adivasi identity, and along with reservations on jobs, education and several other social welfare benefits
Mountain Echoes 2019: On Day 1, discussions about the Indian Ocean, Buddha’s wife and regional languages
Diverse conversations that find a place at the Mountain Echoes festival on Day 1 — from Sanjeev Sanyal discussing the impact of the Indian Ocean on world history to Vanessa R Sasson talking about her experience of writing about Prince Siddhartha’s wife.
Subramanian Swamy writes to Venkaiah Naidu seeking termination of Vaiko's RS membership over anti-Hindi comments
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy wrote to the Rajya Sabha chaiperson that Vaiko's remarks against the Hindi language are a gross violation of Article 351 of the Constitution.
CPI leader D Raja gives Zero Hour notice in RS over demand to extend time for new draft of National Education Policy
CPI MP D Raja on Tuesday gave a Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over a demand to 'extend the time for Draft New Education Policy'.
Mayawati urges Centre, UP govt to take strong action against those forcing people to chant religious slogans
BSP chief Mayawati alleged that a 'wrong practice' of forcing people to chant religious slogans has begun in Uttar Pradesh and a few other states.
Kabir Singh: The fascinating ugliness of feudal power and how the film has captivated the young Indian viewers
Kabir Singh should rightly be shunned but it is turning out to be a super hit among young audiences composed of both sexes.
UGC denies JNUSU's 'Hindi imposition' charge, says no compulsion on universities to teach any particular subject
Universities are autonomous bodies and there is no compulsion on them to teach any particular subject, the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Wednesday said.
Hindi imposition row: Centre should realise that diversity in language leads to unity rather than fragmentation
In the words of British scholar Sir John Strachey, India has so much diversity of race, language and religion that every state is a country in its own.
This issue of “Hindi imposition” is not about North vs South, Hindi vs Tamil. It is about the consolidation of the languages of a Brahmanical ruling class and the Balkanisation of the various languages and dialects spoken for centuries by Dalit-Bahujans.
Mamata Banerjee slams Tathagata Roy after Meghalaya governor tweets, 'Bengali boys sweep floors, girls dance in bars'
Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy has triggered another storm by claiming that Bengali boys sweep the floors of houses across the country these days and Bengali girls dance in Mumbai's bars
Tamil should be made compulsory in all Central govt offices in Tamil Nadu, demands MK Stalin following controversy over Hindi 'imposition'
A controversy had earlier broken out in Tamil Nadu on 1 June over the new Draft Education Policy of the government at the Centre that has recommended a three-language formula with political parties opposing 'imposition' of Hindi in the state.
If Tamil needs saving, it isn't from Hindi, but from Dravidian parties who claim to be protecting the language
Tamil is not as emotive an issue for the people of Tamil Nadu, as it is made out to be by the Tamil television channels and English media
MHRD revises National Education Policy draft amid uproar over imposition of Hindi; new version advocates 3-language formula
The revision to the draft comes after many politicians and citizens slammed the government for imposing Hindi, in an alleged attempt to ‘homogenise’ the diverse linguistic fabric of the country which consists of many regional languages, especially down south where they have a prominent presence as a part of the Dravidian identity.
Shashi Tharoor says North Indians don't learn Tamil or Malayalam, calls for better implementation of three-language formula
Tharoor said that the three-language formula goes back to mid-1960s but it was never properly implemented. 'Most of us in the South learn Hindi as a second language but nobody in the North is learning Malayalam or Tamil,' he said.