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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......

Brainwaves could replace passwords

The way human brain responds to certain words could be used to verify a person's identity, according to a new study which suggests that brainwaves may one day replace passwords. Researchers from......

How Telangana can become an investment hotspot

On Monday, the state of Telangana was finally brought into existence. Both Telangana and the remainder of the state of Andhra Pradesh - generally called Seemandhra - share the Telugu......

6-point agenda for Narendra Modi

  After becoming the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will have to arrest fall in the rupee, encourage foreign investment and will also have to maintain highest standards of governance.  Now......

'How many lives can these outsiders have?'

'Outsiders are the ones who have to make the biggest journey to realise themselves, to come back to some sense of normality.' Director Jacques Audiard and actor Jesuthasan Antonythasan discuss the......

Puli, Singh is Bliing gear up for box office clash

While Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan faced tough competition from S S Rajamouli-directed monster hit Baahubali, Sridevi's comeback film -- the Tamil fantasy adventure Puli -- is all set to......

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are married!

A lowdown on what's happening in Hollywood. Photograph: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux reportedly exchanged vows in a covert ceremony on August 5 at their home......

Review: Ek Paheli Leela is Sunny Leone's show

Ek Paheli Leela invests little effort in character development or setting, notes Paloma Sharma. Meera (Sunny Leone) is a London-based supermodel who cannot travel around the world because of......

PK wouldn't have understood PK

'It is beyond him to understand how human beings can say the same thing to mean so many different things,' says Mohammad Asim Siddiqui. Is PK a subversive film? The protests by some radical Hindu......

FA allows Mourinho to go scot-free over spat with team doctor

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gestures to first team doctor Eva Carneiro as Victor Moses is substituted during their EPL match against Swansea City in August. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters......

Portugal team's early ouster from World Cup hurts Brazillians

Portugal's early ouster from the World Cup has not just disappointed their fans back home but Brazilians have also shed a few tears for them as long-held cultural, historical and......
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Assam BJP to seek removal of CM Tarun Gogoi for using 'intolerant language'

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav also alleged that the Congress is trying to divide people along religious and linguistic lines. Gogoi does not... ...
Understanding pulse of our times

29 November 2015, New Delhi, Team MP The fifth edition of India Habitat Centre's Indian Languages Festival ILF Samanvay 2015 got off to a... ...
Vaishali's doing something special with her life

07:53 pm SMITA DEODHAR profiles TAMAHAR which works on quality treatment and easy access to affordable rehabilitation facilities available to... ...
Uneasy the head that wears the crown

What is it about the Koh-i-Noor that stands out as a particularly irksome reminder of the injustice of colonialism? The periodic claim by India... ...
Thank you Aamir Khan for your view

By Kanchan Gupta | Posted 2 hours My mother was fond of reading books. Or maybe I should say she was fond of reading. Till the last day of her... ...

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