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Online initiative by organisers of Jaipur Literature Festival and HarperCollins India to explore literature produced in Indian languages
Arts & Culture

Online initiative by organisers of Jaipur Literature Festival and HarperCollins India to explore literature produced in Indian languages

Each of the eight episodes in the first season of Words are Bridges will start off with readings from works of Indian literature followed by a discussion between the author and translator.

Once a Mysorean military base, Sultan Bathery's Jain temple bears witness to the tribulations of Wayanad and its people
Lifestyle

Once a Mysorean military base, Sultan Bathery's Jain temple bears witness to the tribulations of Wayanad and its people

Sultan Bathery's Jain temple has seen the changing fortunes of Wayanad, from its position on Jain cultural networks, to the region's invasion by Tipu Sultan, to the large scale settlement of Malayalis in the modern era.

Alexa will soon be able to understand Hindi and other Indian regional languages
News & Analysis

Alexa will soon be able to understand Hindi and other Indian regional languages

A new skill category, Cleo, was introduced last year that enabled users to help Alexa learn Hindi.

Romi Konkani: The story of a Goan script, born out of Portuguese influence, which faces possible decline
Life

Romi Konkani: The story of a Goan script, born out of Portuguese influence, which faces possible decline

Romi Konkani's roots in Goa are deeper than one may expect. Even though it is a widely used, standardised Latin-based writing system, used by tens of thousands of Goans, it is not recognised by the law or the Sahitya Academi. This has resulted in the exclusion of those Goans who write using the Romi script

Indigenous languages get a much-needed boost thanks to StoryWeaver, an online platform
India

Indigenous languages get a much-needed boost thanks to StoryWeaver, an online platform

Storybooks in tribal languages are an excellent tool for primary education in those languages. This is where an online platform like StoryWeaver — developed by Pratham Books with support from Google — comes in.

Amazon launches a new Cleo skill to let you teach Alexa Indian languages
News & Analysis

Amazon launches a new Cleo skill to let you teach Alexa Indian languages

These skills can be accessed on all Amazon Echo devices as well as the free Alexa app for smartphones.

Over 43% of Indians name Hindi as their mother tongue, reveals Census data; Bengali, Marathi, Telugu in top 4
India

Over 43% of Indians name Hindi as their mother tongue, reveals Census data; Bengali, Marathi, Telugu in top 4

Hindi was entered as the mother tongue by a larger percentage of Indians in the 2011 Census in comparison to the 2001 edition, states the latest language data made public on Tuesday

Why the translation of vernacular literature in India into English is an act of solidarity
Life

Why the translation of vernacular literature in India into English is an act of solidarity

The translation of writings in vernacular languages into English brings voices of revolution and those of the subaltern to the privileged and the powerful — challenging them in their space.

Indian government extends the deadline to add support for Indian languages in mobile phones to February 2018
News & Analysis

Indian government extends the deadline to add support for Indian languages in mobile phones to February 2018

The body noted that implementation of local Indian languages on handsets would fuel the growth of the industry substantially.

Indus OS keyboard speech-to-text feature will now support 23 Indian languages
News & Analysis

Indus OS keyboard speech-to-text feature will now support 23 Indian languages

Indus OS on Wednesday unveiled a new 'speech-to-text' feature in their keyboard that would allow users to enter text in their preferred language.

DataMail launches free linguistic email service in eight Indian languages
News & Analysis

DataMail launches free linguistic email service in eight Indian languages

'DataMail' will also make available email addresses in Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Marathi.

Plea to make Hindi as national language filed in Delhi HC
India

Plea to make Hindi as national language filed in Delhi HC

The plea, which is likely to come up for hearing next week, also sought a direction to the government to make Hindi a compulsory subject for all the children aged six to 14 years throughout the country.

We celebrate linguistic diversity,  but technology is not available in local languages
News & Analysis

We celebrate linguistic diversity, but technology is not available in local languages

One of the known ways to increase broadband penetration is to encourage the creation of local language content.

 Don't try to be an Englishman, be an Indian first: Rajnath tells students
India

Don't try to be an Englishman, be an Indian first: Rajnath tells students

The home minister asked the students to take pride in India's rich cultural heritage.

Don't promote Sanskrit at the cost of other regional languages: RJD minister Fatmi
India

Don't promote Sanskrit at the cost of other regional languages: RJD minister Fatmi

Sanskrit should not be promoted at the cost of other regional languages, said ex-union minister M A A Fatmi.

Modi right to ditch English; we now need to decolonise our minds
India

Modi right to ditch English; we now need to decolonise our minds

Along with English, Indians are absorbing a worldview that comes attached. Time we became conscious of the mental colonisation it brings with it and how it alienates us from our roots. Our PM showed us how to make this shift

Samsung launches apps in 9 Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati
Tech

Samsung launches apps in 9 Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati

According to the Samsung announcement, Samsung smartphone users can choose user interfaces in nine Indian languages, including Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telegu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Guajrati.

Samsung launches apps in 9 Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati
News & Analysis

Samsung launches apps in 9 Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati

According to the Samsung announcement, Samsung smartphone users can choose user interfaces in nine Indian languages, including Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telegu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Guajrati.

Yahoo Mail adds eight Indian regional languages to profile
News & Analysis

Yahoo Mail adds eight Indian regional languages to profile

Users can also reply instantly to messages from contacts on their Facebook, Yahoo Groups and Yahoo Mail accounts, besides other email providers, through a new reply bar.