Tag: Language

Language Imposition & Linguistic Tolerance
Feature Articles

Language Imposition & Linguistic Tolerance

October 13, 2019

By Dr. B. Shakira Jabeen Language used in display boards of Railway Stations, billboards, advertisement hoardings and banners has evoked passions in Karnataka and other States. Sometimes, these display boards are defaced or brought down. The anger at not using the right language is proxy for anger towards Governments. In the absence of clear-cut guidelines,…

Can the Three Language Formula be implemented?
Feature Articles

Can the Three Language Formula be implemented?

July 21, 2019

By B. Shakira Jabeen  The Union Government had constituted Education Commission in 1964 under the Chairmanship of Prof. D.S. Kothari to review the entire educational setup and recommend changes. The report touched upon every aspect of education ­— aims, objectives, structure, syllabus, teaching methods, pay structure, language in education, science, strength of the class, etc….

The Language Dilemma
Columns, In Black & White

The Language Dilemma

June 30, 2018

Last week I received a video clip on WhatsApp showing our recently elected MLA from Chamundeshwari Constituency G.T. Devegowda (GTD) replying to some questions posed by an English news channel. Though the video clip was circulated as if it were just an interview, the real intention was to mock the MLA’s English. Similarly, our ex-Mayor…

Polyglots Vs Pundits
Editorial

Polyglots Vs Pundits

April 15, 2017

Vying for adding the land’s languages to the list of official languages, numbering 22 as of now and according classical status, eight having already emerged, seems to have taken back seat currently in the circles of both pundits and activists in different regions of the country. There is no guarantee that the craving for both…

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