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Call to Make Tulu 24th Official Language in India

Language activists in India are calling for a new language to be added to the country’s list of 23 official languages: Tulu, a Dravidian language related to Tamil and Kannada. Recently, the movement to...
Tamil inscriptions carved 1000 years ago on the wall of the Brihadeeswarar temple

Tamil Politicians Fear Imposition of Hindi

Politicians in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu have been raising concerns over the country’s National Education Policy, arguing that the policy could be used as a way to impose the Hindi language, according...

‘Due Status’ for Hindi

India’s New Education Policy, which is currently being formulated, will give Hindi its “due status,” according to the country’s minister for human resource development, Satyapal Singh. “When the education policy was introduced in 1835, Lord...

‘Hindi Not Imposed,’ Indian Government Reassures

The Indian government has attempted to quell fears that Hindi would be imposed over other Indian languages and stated that no such rule would be put into effect. The concern that Hindi would be...

Indian Bilinguals Humanizing Virtual Assistants

To improve the functionality of Cortana, its voice-powered virtual assistant, Microsoft is turning to bilinguals. Of specific interest is the practice of code...

India to Continue with German

India and Germany resolved the sticky German language issue during Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit last month. Once again, students in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools (KVs) will be able to opt for German as an additional...

Google to Focus on Indic Language Content

India is now the second-largest online market in the world, but the Internet in India is predominantly an English only medium. Only 10% of India’s population speaks English, and, in an effort to promote...

PM Modi Wants Japanese in India

Japan and India to forge exchanges to prepare for Asia's century. On his first trip to Japan as India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi stressed the importance of education and language exchanges between the two Asian...
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