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India

Discuss everything that is happening in India or is related to India

Vedansh Singh , highly opiniated Aug, 06 2016

China is proud of conversing in its mother tongue whereas we feel uneducated while conversing in Hindi. However can we compare ourselves to China?


As per the 2001 census, around 42.2 crore people listed Hindi as their mother tongue, of which 25.79 crore spoke Hindi in its pure form, and another 16.41 crore in 49 mother tongues similar to Hindi. Overall, around 41.03% of the population declared Hindi or its sub-groupings as its mother tongue. As for other scheduled languages, Bengali was the most spoken mother-tongue after Hindi (with 8.11% of the country's population citing it as their mother tongue), followed by Telugu (7.19%), Marathi (6.99%), Tamil (5.91%) and Urdu (5.01%).
As per the 2001 census, around 42.2 crore people listed Hindi as their mother tongue, of which 25.79 crore spoke Hindi in its pure form, and another 16.41 crore in 49 mother tongues similar to Hindi. Overall, around 41.03% of the population declared Hindi or its sub-groupings as its mother tongue. As for other scheduled languages, Bengali was the most spoken mother-tongue after Hindi (with 8.11% of the country's population citing it as their mother tongue), followed by Telugu (7.19%), Marathi (6.99%), Tamil (5.91%) and Urdu (5.01%).

Sumit Pandey , Aug, 08 2016


There is cultural syncretisation going on from thousand of years. Indians have learned from the world and World has learned from india. As said in veda-Let the Knowledge come from all directions.So English being the global language is necessary for economic,social ,cultural and Historical reason to say the least. Moreover India is universe of diversity imposing one language over the whole state would be against the noble ideals present in the constitution and the idea of nation building of India. Many countries like USSR,Srilanka,Myanmar has seen sectarian tension flair up because of Imposition of Majoritarian culture. Henceforth it is practically wise and prudent to adopt English and other language simultaneously. Let the Darwin idea of survival of fittest work. Moreover the languages are not mutually exclusive. However the issue is inculcating Right English not Hinglish as has been currently seen in India
There is cultural syncretisation going on from thousand of years. Indians have learned from the world and World has learned from india. As said in veda-Let the Knowledge come from all directions.So English being the global language is necessary for economic,social ,cultural and Historical reason to


Ashish Kulkarni , Aug, 08 2016


A north Indian wants Hindi as national language. when it come to NE/S India they want some other language. Language changes every 5 km we move from 1 place to another. Even if with such a diversity Hindi still has a 41% of its speaker then it must be given a special status and further there should be effort to make it a common language for every Indian without fading away region specific language.The conflict arises when there is a burden or smoothing is forcibly implemented. It is a good thing to learn more than a single language. Why cant a Hindi speaker learn Malayalam/Tamil/Gujarati/NE language, it will only enhance our resilience and a sense of fraternity among different people in such a highly diversified society like India. The same formula applies to Eng-Hindi dilemma.We should try to protect and further promote Hindi as national language with a wide scopes for other languages, which depends upon the individual capability and interest to learn.
A north Indian wants Hindi as national language. when it come to NE/S India they want some other language. Language changes every 5 km we move from 1 place to another. Even if with such a diversity Hindi still has a 41% of its speaker then it must be given a special status and further there should b


Ashok Kapoor , Aug, 08 2016


We cannot ignore it totally because it has become the part of modern life. Also, it connects India to globalised world. By neglecting it, we will definitely face difficulties in day to day activities. This has created problem for Indians. We dont get quality education in our native languages. So, we have burden to learn English and then technical things. It is waste of energy and time. Poor people cant even afford this and they have to come across language barriers which becomes obstacle in their economic growth. Overall, we end up with underdevelopment, little technical and educational knowledge and deprived of modern world. Steps must be taken to protect our language, which is the basis of our unique culture, that keeps on deteriorating. Media and filmstars which have great influence on Indian minds should adopt Hindi as their communicating language. Private as well as govt school should provide quality education in Hindi and Academic books should be published in Hindi. Govt and pvt companies should give preference to Hindi fluent employers. We should feel proud in Hindi which can be done by changing our mindset. It is not desirable to abolish Eng at once but importance should be given to our mother tongue.
We cannot ignore it totally because it has become the part of modern life. Also, it connects India to globalised world. By neglecting it, we will definitely face difficulties in day to day activities. This has created problem for Indians. We dont get quality education in our native languages. So, we


Mayank , Aug, 07 2016


Language and Culture are two things which unite the nation. In india English is introduced by British and its almost 200 years back. As it was there official language so till today it is using in beurocrates, offices. But still even after 68 years of independence in which one generation can be passed even 10% the indians not able to understand english properly. Local Language help society to groom and unite it boost the confidence. Even most of the countries have their own languge and there PM, Prez use there native language. As now people take it as a social symbol. As indian civilization is one of the most ancient civilization in the world. Before english there would be some common language. Indian should proud that there is hindi day where is not english day, and even many countries accepted hindi as a lingua franca except north east and southern india.
Language and Culture are two things which unite the nation. In india English is introduced by British and its almost 200 years back. As it was there official language so till today it is using in beurocrates, offices. But still even after 68 years of independence in which one generation can be passe


Vaibhav , Aug, 07 2016


English in todays global integrated world plays a very important role and India as the Back office of the world the importance of English is unspeakable. English has played a very important role in creating an perception about Indians and its diaspora. the argument that English can be threatening to other languages is very valid . just for an example when the present form of Italy came into existence in the early 18th century only 3% of its population used to speak Italian language now almost all its population speaks Italian. The points is that in a dynamic cultural transition ther is every possibility of some language taking front seat. we cannot look at the problem only in present context we have to look at this problem in historic manner. it is also evident from Anthropological studies around the globe that societies have a mobility towards the most widely used language and the language considered of prominence. it is a slow phenomena . you can observe that a substantial population today wants to admit their wards to English medium schools.
English in todays global integrated world plays a very important role and India as the Back office of the world the importance of English is unspeakable. English has played a very important role in creating an perception about Indians and its diaspora. the argument that English can be threatening to