Vidisha Srivastava “Hindi has a special place in my heart, my mother Meena Srivastava was a Hindi teacher, and so I had the luxury to have someone so close to me to help me with the subject at home, and at school, Abhay Sir was my guide. I am so thankful to both for all […]
“There is so much influence of English on us that we cannot talk in Hindi without its help. School students should be asked to speak in Hindi and whoever uses an English word should be given one mark,” Mr. Shah said. Stating that the nation was home to 122 languages and more than 19,500 dialects, […]
Tamil Manila Congress leader G.K. Vasan said that it was unacceptable that Hindi should be the ‘one language’ for India. “The people can learn whatever language that they want – mother tongue, link language or language that they are interested in. The idea of ‘one language’ in India is not acceptable in a democracy,” said […]
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 […]
Maitheli Sharan Gupt: One of the pioneers of Khari Boli, Maithili Sharan Gupt was one of the most important Hindi writers. At a time when Braj Bhasha was the popular choice of authors, his works in the plain dialect left a lasting mark in people’s hearts and minds. He was an inspiration to none other […]
“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.
“His stories ‘Mantra’ and ‘Balidan’ have been included in the course by the UP Board while the CBSE too has included his works like ‘Do Bailo ki katha’. ‘Bade bhai saheb’, ‘Idgah’ and ‘Namak ka daroga’ in the syllabus of its students,” added Tripathi.