Sunday, 2 April, 2023

Topic: Hindi

Sudama Pandey ‘Dhoomil’—angry young man who became poet of the masses

A progressive writer known for his ‘protest poetry’, he blamed Indian politicians for promoting and fostering divisiveness.

Placements, studying abroad — why UP’s engineering students not enthused by Hindi push

AKTU officials say all incoming B. Tech first years will be instructed in Hindi and will have option to choose Hindi textbooks. Profs say push is ideological not practical

Modi-Shah’s push for Hindi is fine but they must check with Yogi, Sarma, Saha, other CMs first

PM Modi wants to pull the country out of the ‘slave mentality’ surrounding the English language. For once, many of his CMs and ministers don’t seem to agree.

Why capital’s jails must stock up on ‘Das Kapital’ & doctors’ handwriting, a universal language

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Hindi medium in colleges, govt, recruitment exams…and UN — what Shah-led language panel wants

Parliamentary committee's report also says HC proceedings in Hindi-speaking states should be in Hindi, and recommends action against officials who 'deliberately don't work in Hindi'.

Was Hindi writer Nirmal Verma the Hindutva proponent he was accused of being? New book answers

In ‘Here and Hereafter,’ Vineet Gill writes that Verma spoke against applying European secularism in India. It only helped religion make ‘back-door entry’ into politics.

Official language treats Indians as Lallu of Hum Log. Hindi Diwas won’t address that issue

Official Hindi is the product of official English, which has inherited the tone, vocabulary and expressions from colonial administrative discourse.

Hindi will reduce Tamils to status of ‘shudras,’ says DMK MP TKS Elangovan

The Rajya Sabha MP went on to claim that Hindi-speaking states in the country were not ‘developed’ while those with vernacular languages as mother tongue were doing better.

SubscriberWrites: India’s linguistic diversity must be respected. It makes the country unique

Subscribers write back with their views on the most urgent issues of the day.

India needs to challenge colonialism in its own language. But solution isn’t Hindu worldview

There's no cut-off time to recover India's 'indigenous consciousness'—it's the product of a colonial mindset. Think across traditions, ask real questions.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.