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POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Education, Tamil, Hindi, Language imposition

Believe me, Tamil people have nothing against Hindi

Those who have are language chauvinists who can be found on either side of the Vindhyas. They are morally indefensible and politically corrupt.

VOICES

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Mira bai, Urdu, Urdu Poetry, Mirza ghalib

Why I think modern Hindi literature looks woefully poor before Urdu

At a literary gathering, I expressed my disappointment with Hindi. Instead of positive engagement, my views caused a furore.

VARIETY

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Hindi, Board exam results, Education, Uttar Pradesh

No longer Hindi-medium – why 20 per cent UP board Class 10 students flunking Hindi is worrying

Vanishing marks are linked to the greater disappearance of literary Hindi, and its beautiful cultural treasures, from everyday life.

VARIETY

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Comedy, Hindi, Television, Kapil Sharma

Why the new Kapil Sharma show is worse

He used to body-shame Kiku Sharda for fun. He is still doing the same.

POLITICS

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Tamil Nadu, Hindi, MK Stalin, Tamil

Hindi is becoming a rallying point in Tamil Nadu politics again

The DMK seems to have zeroed in on the Tamil template.

VOICES

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BJP, South India, India Today South Conclave, Hindi

Why Hindi cannot be a unifying language of India

Rather than fuelling regionalism, the BJP government could consider resuscitating lost languages or the ones on verge of extinction.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Bollywood, Hindi, Songs, Hindi film music

It's heartbreaking that we don't honour Bollywood music enough

The film industry has made India proud.

HUMOUR

 |  3-minute read
Twitter, Troll, Expletive, Hindi

[Image of the day] White man wore a Hindi expletive on his T-shirt and thought it means 'I love you'

Let us hope he never wears this T-shirt on a trip to India.

VOICES

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Tamil, Hindi, AR Rahman

AR Rahman did not impose his language on you. But many Indians do

The dream of one national language — Hindi or otherwise — will end up harming the nation itself.

POLITICS

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Protests, Regional Languages, Hindi, Karnataka

What lies beneath the anti-Hindi protests in Karnataka

Problems are being created by vested interests who seek to gain politically by polarising people.