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Hindi vs English debate: Where do you stand?

The old linguistic war of Hindi versus other regional languages has reached a fever pitch after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to promote Hindi on social media is meeting strong......

SC says no to imposing mother tongue on primary level kids

The Supreme Court held that the government cannot impose a mother tongue on a linguistic minority for imparting primary education on Tuesday. “The state has no power to compel linguistic......

Nido Tania's death, India's shame

The post-colonial Indian  nation project that comprises its vast geographic, linguistic, ethnic, religious and racial expanse, even after over six decades of Independence, remains......

Has Telangana shattered Sardar's vision of India?

'The man who decided that a multi-lingual Hyderabad should remain would not have been surprised that Telangana and Seemandhra could not live together as a united state.' 'But there was no question......

Mumbai vs Maharashtra, fact vs fiction

The underlying tone of a call for separate Mumbai city is always seen as a class war and a linguistic war, says Neeta Kolhatkar The recent political furore over celebrity writer Shobhaa De......

The decline of higher education

A friend's daughter has taken admission in the MA course in the department of linguistics in the University of Delhi. The total annual fee she has paid to the department is about Rs 1,400.This......

Microsoft, Oracle, Google step up hiring in India

US firms are seeking Indian engineers to work on technologies similar to their global counterparts Microsoft, LinkedIn, Oracle, Facebook and Google are increasing their staff in India triggering a......

India, Thailand, Myanmar to be connected with a 1400-km road

The road will help in transportation of goods and further development of SMEs in North East India India, Thailand and Myanmar are working on a 1,400-kilometre long highway that will link India......

Why language is so important for Netflix, Amazon Prime...

Netflix and Amazon Prime are raising their stakes in the game, commissioning original shows and going all out to acquire regional films for their libraries.Urvi Malvania reports. IMAGE: Raima Sen's......

'The film industry has forgotten Ashok Kumar'

'My father would have liked Piku and PINK.''I don't think he would have liked item songs though.' She's a legend's daughter. Acting is in her genes, but she only won her first award at the age of......

At the Oscars: Politics inside and outside

J Jagannath on how he expects to see the Trump effect at the Academy Awards on Sunday. IMAGE: This year's Oscars will be held on February 26. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images   The......

'La La Land' earns record 14 Oscar nominations

  “La La Land”, a whimsical ode to Hollywood musicals of the past, tied the record set by “Titanic” and “All About Eve” by bagging 14 nods at the 89th......

Best scenes of 2016

J Jagannath picks the showbiz moments from last year. 'Stop it with your "Best of 2016" lists. There is no "best" anything about this year.' So tweeted someone and yes, the year we left behind has......

Winter Olympics sidelights: Don't mention nukes

South Koreans learn how to talk to the enemy IMAGE: The North Korea and South Korea Olympic teams enter together under the Korean Unification Flag during the Parade of Athletes during the Opening......
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The story behind Stephen Hawking's iconic voice

One of the world's most beloved scientists and a prolific author, Hawking left the world with his pioneering work on black holes and relativity,... ...
Why language is so important for Netflix, Amazon Prime...

Netflix and Amazon Prime are raising their stakes in the game, commissioning original shows and going all out to acquire regional films for their... ...
Siddaramaiah bats for regional pride, seeks Centre's okay for state flag

The state government on Friday formally sent a proposal to the Centre seeking approval to the Karnataka flag, while Chief Minister Siddaramaiah... ...
Have you heard of Bharatvani?

Bharatvani, when it is complete, will revive languages in India that are on the verge of extinction.Aditi Phadnis reports.Illustration: Uttam... ...
Flight ‘hijacked’ at Kozhikode airport; NSG arrives for ‘rescue mission’

Karipur: A mock drill of plane hijacking organized at Kozhikode International Airport proved the emergency response efficiency and co-ordination of... ...

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