Tamil, Bangla, Marathi and Dogri in focus at IHC languages festival

NEW DELHI: Edition five of the IHC Indian Language Festival 'Samanvay' will begin here in November with a unique dialogue of the country's languages with a focus on Tamil, Bangla, Marathi and Dogri. The four-day festival scheduled to begin November 26 features a line up that includes Booker nominated author Jeet Thayil, feminist Urvashi Butalia, [...]

How Sanskrit came to be considered the most suitable language for computer software

About Sanskrit in contemporary India, there are two things of note. The first is typified by what I found in the Hindustan Timesa few days ago. When a mobile app firm observed August 15 by asking people to tweet with the hashtag #IndianAndProud, many Indians responded. A selection of their 140-or-less character epigrams covered three [...]

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Dear Indian Internet startups, spend big on local languages

Nearly 88% of Indians converse only in regional languages, according to the IAMAI (the Internet and Mobile Association of India), with Hindi being the most widely used. Census data from 2001 show that over 422 million Indians listed Hindi as their mother tongue, accounting for about 41% of the population. The other most common languages [...]