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Election 2014: Modi versus Macaulay's ghost

The post-mandate comments that ‘darkness has descended on India’ show the kind of opposition Narendra Modi has to overcome. It is this aspirational India that is attempting to throw......

Rajeev Srinivasan: Why Indian education sucks!

'Indian education has, after Independence, produced nothing whatsoever -- yes, absolutely nothing -- of global calibre. Not one earth-shaking discovery or invention, not one outstanding......

'Let all Indian languages wither away'

Let all Indian languages wither away. Let all Indians speak English by 2060. Let this happen and India will be a better nation, feels Dalit activist Chandra Bhan. In the second part of his......

A future with Hindi in English script?

Are we likely to see a future India where newspapers, magazines and literature in Hindi are printed using the English script, instead of the current Devnagiri? Similarly, will Tamil, Telugu, and......

The brown man's burden

With the benefit of hindsight, it's a great pity that the French, Danish, Dutch and Portuguese held only relatively small swatches of the sub-continent and that the Spanish and Germans never came......

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Q. Who is Mecauley?What is minute?
:  A. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, PC (25 October 1800 28 December 1859) was a nineteenth-century British poet, historian and Whig...... more

Q. Why do we Indians give enormous importance to English language ? Why do we attach social status with English speaking ? \Dont u think this is one of the reasons why kids from other vernacular mediums ( and not fm affluent class ) develop a sort of phobia towards English ?\I have noticed such kids learning languages different than their own mother tounge with ease. But when it comes to speaking english, their mind is pre-occupied with fear. Whats yr opinion ?\Cocktail Raj
Ashokreddychalla:  A. To answer why we Indians give enormous importance to English, I find the following reasons for that- 1. Coz of past effect of British Rule.2. Its...... more

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