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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......

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......

'Ulidavaru Kandanthe is not an experimental film'

Achyuta Kumar is an accomplished actor. He has received rave reviews for his work in the recent past. Last year, his role as Shankaranna in the crowd-funded Kannada film Lucia was appreciated by......

Here's what keeps Katrina busy on Phantom sets

From Beirut, Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif have shifted to a beautiful little town called Malerkotla in Punjab, to film Phantom, a counter-terrorism movie. The film is being directed by Kabir......

SEVEN roles for Deepika in Fast And The Furious 7

The news is out. Deepika Padukone, after conquering successive Bollywood peaks -- winning critical raves as well as repeated blockbuster status -- is set to hike her way to Hollywood, where......

Sukanya Verma's Chennai Express review: Rollicking trip to nowhere

Sukanya Verma says Chennai Express evokes a few laughs but otherwise it decides to shift tracks from droll comedy to dreadful drama.   Post YOUR reviews here!   The trouble with......

Review: English Vinglish is a winner all the way

Raja Sen thinks Sridevi excels in her comeback film.In India, our post-Colonial hangover includes a peculiar English-language elitism, where those even halfway in control of the language thumb......

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......

South African Hindus outraged by Ganesha cartoon on BCCI-CSA tussle

A cartoon of Lord Ganesha depicting the tussle between the Board of Control for Cricket in India and Cricket South Africa has outraged South Africa’s Hindu community, which termed it a......
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valiente nahu
Q. Do you enjoy seeing some people fighting ? I enjoy ;-P
Valiente Nahu:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/do-you-enjoy-seeing-some-people-fighting--i-enjoy--p/27017935/answers/

sigma
Q. How is the law and order problem in your city ?Any improvement in recent months?
Sigma:  A. Let's see if I can puzzle it out. Note, I have not been told the etymology of the term nor have I read any theories. Analytical problem solving...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/how-is-the-law-and-order-problem-in-your-city-any-improvemen/26951644/answers/27017942

chela
Q. How else can one explain the increase in conversions with the increase of anti-Islamic rhetoric?How else can one explain that more non-Muslim preachers have been converting to Islam than ever before?-
Chela:  A. Yes and no. Yes, there is increase in crime rates in several urban - particularly cities and metro - areas, but, the police is dealing with them...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/how-else-can-one-explain-the-increase-in-conversions-with-th/26950069/answers/26951649

azamkhan
Q. Who Needs Worship?God is in no need of our worship, it is mankind that needs to worship God. If no-one were to worship God, it would not take away from His glory in any way, and if all of mankind were to worship Him, it would not add to His glory. It is we, who are in need of God:I need no provision from them, neither do I need that they should feed Me for, surely, God Himself is the Provider of all sustenance, the Possessor of mighty power. (Quran V)But God is Rich, and it is you that are poor... (Quran )RECOGNIZE AND COMMENT PLZ ?
Azamkhan:  A. lthough, as Muslims, we believe that guidance comes only from Allah, the use of a persons God-gifted intellectual reasoning has a very powerful...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/who-needs-worshipgod-is-in-no-need-of-our-worship-it-is-mank/26640113/answers/26950077

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Listening to Modi's Teachers' Day address voluntary, says Irani

New Delhi, Sep 1 With some political parties questioning the timing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed address to students on Teachers'... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a485975.html
All you should know about its glorious past

Nalanda University once again reopened for students after remaining closed for nearly 800 years. The renowned University, once considered a big... ...

http://news.oneindia.in/feature/nalanda-university-reopens-after-800-years-you-should-know-1513310.html
The parrot paradox

Why having a toddler around makes you brush up on your linguistic skills. It's fun when your toddler starts talking up a storm. Some toddlerisms... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/brush-your-linguistic-skills-for-toddlers/article6369871.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Hailing Modi's Japan Visit As 'Historic'

(Kumar Ketkar is a senior journalist, political commentator, globe trotter and author. He has covered all Indian elections since 1971 and... ...

http://www.ndtv.com/article/opinion/hailing-narendra-modi-s-japan-visit-as-historic-584928?pfrom=home-topstories
Age is no bar for memory games

12:13 am Say participants while exercising their grey cells at the Indian Open Memory Championship Mumbai : An adult sat next to a 12 year-old... ...

http://freepressjournal.in/age-is-no-bar-for-memory-games/

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