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POLITICS

 |  Aage Se Right  |  6-minute read
West Bengal, Bengali, Language, Mamata Banerjee

Why Mamata Banerjee's politics over Bengali language is a self goal

Most non-Bengalis living and working in Bengal already know the language.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Secularism, Language, Muslims, Urdu

Why Urdu poetry is anti-Islamic

Many Muslims think Urdu is their jagir, though they know little of this great language.

ART & CULTURE

 |  8-minute read
Language, English

13 ways of looking at English: This language gets work done in India

The title of the article alludes to the famous poem ‘Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird’ by the American poet Wallace Stevens with 13 arguments, like the 13 stanzas of the poem.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Language, Sanskrit

Sanskrit is not dying in India. But some want to kill it

[Book extract] Some people don't perceive it to possess value.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Civilisation, Science, Technology, Language

Why our bias against oral cultures insults India's rich linguistic heritage

As a nation, we must focus more on language diversity rather than obsessing over language divides.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Language, Discrimination, Disability

How we normalise abuse with language

Why else would rape lead to a 'loss of honour' unless the honour of a woman resided not in her character but in her genitals?

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Kaithi Bhasha, Language, Poetry

Forgotten languages of love

I still haven’t discovered my present language of love, my private love, to write mysterious letters, to have secret conversations.

LIFE

 |  8-minute read
Writing, Language, Grammar, Punctuation

Why the humble comma matters more than you think

It is puny in size but packs a powerful punch much above its weight!

LIFE

 |  Shake Chilli  |  4-minute read
Language, Refugees, Racism, Books

The lost culture of accepting the body of the stranger

We first create strangers by language. The body of this stranger is controlled, regulated or eliminated.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Tarun Gogoi, Language, Assamese, Assam Polls

Assam elections and the crisis of language

May be the tremor of silence will communicate better than this unending cacophony over linguistic chauvinism.