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  • The British P. A.

    The British P. A.

    By the power of his mind, Swamiji read his past at first sight and told him everything flawlessly. Goodwin was deeply astonished and impressed.

    August 24, 2022
  • A market for English

    A market for English

    Parents in Uganda believe that in a country with multiple languages but no national language, English plays a crucially important integrative role.

    August 20, 2022
  • The big game

    The big game

    Olympic football is for age-compliant players with a few big ones thrown into each team. Track and field has its own independent sources of sustenance.

    August 7, 2022
  • Emerging Nepali writers in English

    Emerging Nepali writers in English

    The best English translations of the best Nepali writings are also equally important. A date cannot be established because authors may write in English sporadically and never come into notice.

    July 10, 2022
  • The Queen’s Tongue?

    The Queen’s Tongue?

    By the end of the 16th century, the number of native speakers of English was said to have been between 5 and 7 million. Between the end of Queen Elizabeth I's reign in 1603 and the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth lI in 1952, the figure grew to be around 250 million. Now an estimated 1,500 million or more are exposed to English

    January 15, 2022
  • A language to teach

    A language to teach

    In our country, we tend to disparage English because we are unwilling to go through the rigour of education. In the Hindi speaking states, there is an element of linguistic patriotism which gives a special status to the vernacular. In the south the vernaculars have now a special importance, but English is still valued as something unavoidable for a successful career

    February 1, 2021
  • English, please

    English, please

    Due to unprecedented developments in the field of science and technology, we live in a global village and now English is not only the mother tongue of the people of the United Kingdom, it is a world language. So, in order to solve the language problem of India, let us use only English in higher education. Otherwise, Hindi-speaking people will get an undue advantage in competitive examinations

    September 14, 2020
  • Accents are for the birds

    Accents are for the birds

    There is no person alive who does not have an accent. The way you speak a language, say English, is heavily influenced by your first language if it is different from English. It is also influenced by where you come from, the level of education you have had, the social or economic class from which you spring, and even possibly the ethnic group to which you belong. We all have accents.

    August 24, 2020
  • Fits and starts

    Fits and starts

    It was therefore not surprising that tensions should erupt again, as France reacted with indignation to a recent British decision to include travellers returning from France and Malta, both popular destinations, within the ambit of those required to quarantine themselves.

    August 17, 2020
  • Engineer’s English

    Engineer’s English

    In their campus interviews, the ability to communicate their technical knowledge is also tested. Many of them fail to assert their depth with confidence. Only after cutting a sorry figure, do they realise that the final stroke of victory is achieved by the magic of spoken words. Selectors look for technically sound, smart and well-balanced personalities. And the game is lost by those deficient in the English language.

    December 12, 2019
  • Eternal Religion

    Eternal Religion

    The fundamentals of sanatan dharma are extremely strong and liberal, which is why it survives despite problems over time. Any society built upon its foundations can flourish and prosper. It nurtures those values which are immutable and universal, and with the potential to create a rich civilisation. These values were discovered through rigorous efforts and experiments conducted by the seekers of eternal truths through the vicissitudes of history.

    December 11, 2019
  • Read English newspaper: UP SP wants cops to have basic knowledge of language to tackle cyber crime

    Read English newspaper: UP SP wants cops to have basic knowledge of language to tackle cyber crime

    Following the directives, district police personnel have already started purchasing books and dictionaries to learn English.

    October 6, 2019
  • Apps to help you learn the easy way

    Apps to help you learn the easy way

    At different epochs, both students and parents have had their share of challenges regarding correct and effective ways to study to learn optimum and imbibe most effectively.

    April 16, 2019
  • Google India brings Bolo app to help rural children read, comprehend better

    Google India brings Bolo app to help rural children read, comprehend better

    Optimised for native Hindi speakers, Google Bolo works with all phones running Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) and higher versions

    March 6, 2019
  • Useful games for children

    Useful games for children

    These platforms have adapted to the new trend and are providing gamified learning solutions to students to grab more with ease.

    February 26, 2019
  • Abu Dhabi includes Hindi as third official court language

    Abu Dhabi includes Hindi as third official court language

    The Indian community in the UAE, numbering 2.6 million, constitutes 30 per cent of the total population and is the largest expatriate community in the country.

    February 12, 2019
  • The importance of English

    The importance of English

    English as a language may not be native to India but there are certainly more English speakers in India than in Britain. Knowledge of English in our country symbolises better education and greater sophistication. In our multilingual country English is popular in almost all the regions.

    December 21, 2018