Languages symbolise identities and speaking native languages gives a sense of belonging. One of the major languages spoken in India is Hindi. Most of us have studied it in school. Hindi is the third most spoken language of the world in 2019 with 615 million speakers worldwide. On Hindi Diwas, &TV artists, Happu Ki Ultan […]
‘Hindi Divas’ took a political twist in Karnataka with the Congress and the JD(S) leaders terming it as an ‘imposition’ of the language. However, the ruling BJP batted for learning it just like Kannada and appealed to the people of the State not to treat it as imposition of a language.
“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.
Mr. Shah is not alone, the dominance of Hindi in power corridors in the second tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government is evident. A Health Ministry official said there was no written communication on shifting to Hindi but the gradual shift was evident with some notings and even official correspondence coming by in Hindi.
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 […]
Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’: Singhasan Khaali Karo Ke Janata Aaati Hai – The famous line that echoed in the Ramlila Maidan, quoted by Jayaprakash Narayan during the Emergency, was written by Ramdhari Singh Dinkar. Considered as “Rashtrakavi”, Dinkar was one of the torchbearers in the Hindi literary world. His famous works include Veer Rasa, Urvashi, Rashmirathi […]
“A country is identified by its border and geography, but its biggest identity is its language. The various languages and dialects of India are its strength as well as a symbol of unity. In India, which is full of cultural and linguistic diversity, Hindi has been a unifying force for the whole nation for centuries,” […]
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”.
When we talk about Hindi literature and theatre, we just can’t ignore the name of Bharatendu Harishchandra. Born on 9 September 1850, he was a renowned poet and writer of his time. In fact, it would be no wrong to say that he is still one of the greatest Hindi writers of modern India.
“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 […]