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Are Indian Attitudes Toward the English Language Vestiges of Colonialism?

Digant Raj Kapoor | Posted 06.30.2014 | World
Digant Raj Kapoor

A friend offered his explanation for this phenomenon: "Delhi girls will speak English at all times, but Delhi boys still tend to speak to each other in Hindi because of the sense of camaraderie it espouses."

Learning Hindi for the Second Time

Rohit Kumar | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Rohit Kumar

As I strolled down the streets, and sat at one of India's northern hill stations, those who didn't know me would often look at me funny -- a full grown, bearded, well-dressed Indian man flipping through a stack of illustrated Hindi children's storybooks.

Goddess Saraswati Statue With Barack Obama Symbolizes Relationship Between Indonesia and the U.S.

Mike Ghouse | Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

The Indonesian Embassy in Washington D.C. has expressed her relationship with the United States in the most unique way -- by building a statue of Saraswati, the iconic representation of education in Hindu tradition on their grounds.

America Meets and Greets the World... in Mississippi!

Saul Gitlin | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Saul Gitlin

Established by the federal government in 2002, The Language Flagship is, today, a national network of 26 intensive programs located at 22 academic institutions and 10 overseas centers.

Tangled Roots: Racial Identity and Family Trees

Jennifer R. James | Posted 07.13.2013 | College
Jennifer R. James

At first I considered the thought of having anything but an obligatory check-in phone call with my dad as a roadblock. But with my professor's advice in mind, I viewed that challenge as an opportunity.

Why Preserving Ancestral Languages Is Key for Uplifting Immigrant American Communities

Rohit Kumar | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Rohit Kumar

I think that when you know your ancestral language, you can fully understand your culture. You can see that in many spheres, your culture possesses profound wisdom and insight.

India Ascending: Hot Hindi Vs. Mandarin/Shmandarin

Victoria Lautman | Posted 12.08.2012 | Chicago
Victoria Lautman

Considering that India is on track to eclipse China's economy in the next few decades and is the second most populated country on our small planet, you'd think a language spoken for centuries by hundreds of millions would get a little more respect!

Singapore's Little India

Susan Fogwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

On a trip to Singapore, I found myself in the ethnic enclave of Little India. Built in the 1920s, This district boasts wall-to-wall colorful shop houses and lots of traditional garb.

Mani Ratnam's Raavanan: The Must-See International Film of 2010

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

Raavanan, the new Indian film produced in both Hindi and Tamil, premiered at the Tenth Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festiva...

Border Dance: India and Pakistan's Daily Ritual

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

How Pakistan and India's daily ritual reveals more about their similarities than their differences.

Meet the Amazing Aroon Shivdasani of NYC's Indo-American Arts Council

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Indo-American Arts Council founder and executive director Aroon Shivdasani has lived all over the world but has called New York home for about half he...

Boa Sr, Last Speaker Of Ancient Language Of Bo, Dies In India

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The last speaker of an ancient language in India's Andaman Islands has died at the age of about 85, a leading linguist has told the BBC....

Jaipur Literary Festival Reflects Growing Literary Scene In India

The New York Times | VIKAS BAJAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Our worlds are growing, and our markets are growing, but they are just beginning to grow," said Ms. Sarkar, who grew up in India but studied and work...

Sita Sings the Blues: A Vibrant Ramayana Retelling with Humor and Pathos

Alex Remington | Posted 01.25.2010 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

Cartoonist Nina Paley spent six years making Sita Sings the Blues, a tragic love story about a prince named Rama who suspects his wife Sita has been unfaithful.

Diwali: Countdown To The Festival Of Lights (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

India is preparing for Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, an important festival for Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism. Below we have...

TED Announces the Open Translation Project -- Bringing Subtitles in 40+ Languages to TED.com

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
TEDTalks

The TED Open Translation Project brings TEDTalks beyond the English-speaking world, by offering subtitles, time-coded transcripts, and the ability for volunteers to translate any talk into any language.