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From Accentuating Sexuality To Questioning Hierarchy, Mithu Sen's Works Of Art Explore Multiple Domains

Oct 02, 2021 Mithu Sen

Through her praxis of lingual anarchy, Sen reflects on issues of purposiveness, utility, translatability and communicability of language, and moves towards an examination by inflicting disorders of language.

Searching For Your Dream Job? Here’s Why It Pays To Learn A Foreign Language

Jun 11, 2021 Soumitra Bose

Learning Chinese can get you a lucrative job as businesses across the world seek personnel with multi-language skills


Sikkim Govt Asks Schools To Introduce 11 Local Languages In Next Curriculum

Previously, students in the state-run schools were given Bhutia, Nepali, Lepcha and Limbu as options for the second language, and now seven more would be added to the list.

'Lockdown' Declared Word Of The Year 2020 By Collins

Nov 10, 2020 PTI

Coronavirus and furlough also in dictionary's top 10 words of the year list.


Centre Moves HC For Review Of Its Direction To Publish Draft EIA In 22 Languages

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan on Friday issued notice to the environmentalist, on whose plea the high court had issued the direction, and sought his response by September 23.

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09 August, 2020

'Was Asked If I Am Indian As I Don't Know Hindi': DMK Leader Kanimozhi Alleges Bias

PTI

The incident is understood to have taken place when Kanimozhi was at the Chennai international airport to take a flight to Delhi.


06 October, 2019

Khasi Film 'Iewduh' Becomes First From Meghalaya To Enter Busan Film Festival

Abdul Gani

'Iewduh', also known as Barabazar, is one of the oldest and largest traditional markets and trade centres in northeastern India


18 September, 2019

‘No Language Can Be Imposed’: Rajinikanth On Amit Shah’s Hindi Remark

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"A common language not just for India but any country is good for its unity and progress. Unfortunately, (one cannot) bring a common language in our country. So you cannot impose any language," Rajinikanth said.


14 September, 2019

'Hindi Not National Language': Karnataka Opposition Parties Oppose 'Hindi Diwas'

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A pro-Kannada outfit has warned of agitations from October 1 if the Centre 'imposes' Hindi in Karnataka.


30 August, 2019

After PM Modi's Language Challenge, Shashi Tharoor Responds In Style With 'Pluralism'

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The Thiruvananthapuram lawmaker revealed his choice of word and said that he would tweet a word daily in English, Hindi and Malayalam.


14 July, 2019

'Miya' Poet Expresses Regret If His Writing Hurt Assamese Sentiments

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Senior journalist Pranabjit Doloi filed a complaint last Thursday against 10 poets of the genre, accusing them of labelling Assamese as xenophobic in their poems.


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28 June, 2019

Opinion | NEP Afterthoughts: Can We Focus on Developing a Mother-Tongue-based Bilingual Model for Schools?

Deepti Sreeram

Though immersion in more than one language at an early age is useful towards learning more languages, this would only result in functional proficiency.


14 June, 2019

Those Living In Bengal Will Have To Learn To Speak In Bengali: Mamata Banerjee

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Mamata Banerjee also reiterated that outsiders instigated the doctors' agitation in the state and accused the BJP of targeting the Bengalis and the minorities.


05 June, 2019

DMK Demands Tamil To Be Made Official Language In Central Govt Offices

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The proposal came a day after the Centre dropped the contentious provision of compulsory teaching of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking states.


03 June, 2019

Lingua Fracas: Why Tamil Nadu Loves To Resist 'Hindi Imposition'

Shastri Ramachandaran

The BJP’s anti-Englishism combined with its drive to privilege Hindi and the Hindi-speaking (people and regions) over other linguistic groups, has always aroused deep antagonisms in Tamil Nadu


03 June, 2019

Row Over Hindi Escalates, Tamil Nadu Parties Cry Foul Over National Policy On Language Formula

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The draft National Education Policy, 2019 available on the government website said the three-language formula will need to be implemented in its spirit throughout the country, promoting multilingual communicative abilities


01 June, 2019

Opposition Parties In Tamil Nadu Oppose Centre's Hindi Formula In Draft Education Plan

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While DMK parliamentarian Kanimozhi told reporters that her party would oppose any such move, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan said no language should be imposed.


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08 March, 2019

Google Doodle Celebrates A Multi-Lingual Women's Day

Outlook Web Bureau

The Women's Day special Google doodle slides illustrate quotes written by strong, passionate, successful women from around the world.


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Security personnel in position at the encounter site in Bhatadurian area of Mendhar in Poonch district.

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Former National Conference senior leader Devinder Rana addresses at BJP headquarters in Jammu.

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Former National Conference senior leader Devinder Rana is greeted by Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina on his arrival at BJP headquarters in Jammu.

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State Vice President of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Salim Parvez joins the JD-U party in the presence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Patna.

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Members of Rashtriya Bajrang Dal stage a protest against the recent killings of non locals by the terrorists in Kashmir, in Jammu.

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.

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The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

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Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

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Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Opinion

Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu