Only Hindi can work to unite country, says Amit Shah

The CPI lashed out at Mr. Shah saying it was an “attack” on India’s federal structure and diversity. “The statement of Amit Shah on Hindi Diwas saying that if there is any single language that can ensure unity of our nation that is only Hindi smacks of attack on the very concept of diversity. The […]

Hindi Imposition Issue Raises Head Again in India’s Poll-Bound Tamil Nadu

​In a similar incident, an Indian Revenue Services officer from the Chennai city of the State has written to the federal government, to complain about the policy of not employing non-Hindi speaking officers to the Hindi cell in the indirect sales tax office (GST Commissionerate), terming it a “Hindi imposition”.

Hindi writers with Prayagraj connect dominate CBSE, UP Board books

“Having studied at Crosthwaite Girls’ Intermediate College and Allahabad University, her works like ‘Gillu’ and poems ‘Himalay Se’ besides ‘Varsha Sundari Ke Prati’ and even songs have been included in the course by UP Board while ‘Mere Bachpan Ke Din’, ‘Gillu’, ‘Madhur madhur mere deepak jale’ and ‘Sab akhon ke ansoo ujale’ have been embraced […]

Tamil Nadu leaders decry Amit Shah’s pitch for Hindi

“DMK founder Anna said if a language spoken by more people should be the national language, then the ubiquitous crow, and not the peacock, should be the national bird,” Mr. Stalin quipped. Urging Mr. Shah to withdraw his comments, he warned that the DMK would launch a war to protect Tamil and imposition of Hindi.

Hindi not essential to work in Official Language Cell, says GST Commissioner

The Commissioner of GST & Central Excise, Chennai outer Commissionerate, on Tuesday clarified that the work at its Official Language Cell is administrative in nature and knowledge of Hindi is not essential, especially at the level of Assistant Commissioner.

Gulshan Devaiah shares Baba Sehgal’s Hindi cover of I Want It That Way, jokes Backstreet Boys ‘to sue themselves’ for copying singer

Talking about the responses he receives online, Baba recently told Hindustan Times, “There are two types of trolling — one is hatred, the other is fun. I choose to focus on my work, and block accounts that tend to get abusive even if it means removing a thousand followers.”

Tasmin Kurien makes sign language covers of popular English songs

A recent webinar at her college set her thinking about sign language. “It was on human rights. One of the participants asked why there were no sign language interpreters to make it accessible to people with disabilities. When we started looking for interpreters for other webinars, we realised that Indian Sign Language (ISL) is different, […]

Celebrating Hindi Diwas With These Famous Quotes

To celebrate the significance of this ancient language, Hindi Diwas is observed on September 14 every year. The day is celebrated to commemorate Hindi being adopted as one of India’s twenty-two official languages. However, when the proposal came in 1949, Hindi became the second official language (English being the only language prior). This decision was […]

Home Ministry leads government wings in adoption of Hindi

Meanwhile, a senior physician with over five decades of experience and professor at a leading government medical college, who did not want to be named, noted: “English is the medium of education for all medical studies and our graduates are able to go in for higher education and research, in all major developed countries, because […]

He created a Hindi to English dictionary to pass IIT-JEE

Mahesh thought he had broken the language barrier, but college was tough. “Some of the foreign-educated professors spoke with a heavy accent. For the longest time, I didn’t know what ‘yeah’ means,” Mahesh laughs. He found a mentor in one of his professors, who came from a similar background, which instilled confidence. Over five years, […]