HINDI

  • Colonial 'mentality' hampering Hindi: VK Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: Hindi is not getting its proper due as the "mentality" that developed out of "imperialism" continue to persist among Indians, Union Minister General (Retd) VK Singh said on Saturday. The Minister of State for External Affairs said that US is developed, as the country had discarded "imperialist practices" like...
  • Google launches Hindi advertising service December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Online search giant Google has launched Hindi ads on its display network to allow advertisers reach out to 500 million Hindi speakers across the world. The move is part of Google's effort to stimulate the growth of Indic languages and extend support to more languages around the world, Google...
  • Can we pause to reflect ... what do learners really want? November 29, 2014

    (*in writing this reflection, I must thank the thousands of learners who, in the last three decades, gave me an opportunity to learn with them in their classrooms) The 21st century is seen by many as an age of initiative, innovation, and interactive learning. The debate among 'adult' decision makers...
  • It was wonderful working with Anurag Kashyap in 'Ugly', says music composer GV Prakash Kumar November 29, 2014

    Chennai: Southern composer G.V Prakash Kumar, who has worked with Anurag Kashyap in both parts of 'Gangs of Wasseypur', has made his Hindi singing debut with the filmmaker's upcoming psychological thriller 'Ugly'. Prakash, nephew of A.R Rahman, has also composed the music for the film. "It was wonderful working with Anurag in...
  • Hindi a symbol of social and cultural unity of India: President November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Describing Hindi as the symbol of social and cultural unity of India, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the language has a significant role in connecting the government and the people. "In a vast country like India, where many languages are spoken, Hindi has its own special position. It...
  • Hindi not being used in government offices even after 67 years of Independence: Rajnath Singh November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Although three-fourth of the Indian people know or speak Hindi, it is ironic that the language is not used more extensively in official work, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday as he pitched for its use regularly in government offices. Addressing a function here to felicitate different ministries...
  • Raghuram Rajan keeps promise, speaks in Hindi at RBI function November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A year after promising to address the audience in Hindi, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday walked the talk and delivered his keynote address in the official language at a function. "It has become an integral part of customer service to work in Hindi in the changing economic scenario. That...
  • Watch: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar fumbles in Hindi! November 10, 2014

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar filed nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The Minister who fumbled in Hindi assured that he would work on it in the coming days. ...
  • Centres will be set up to promote Hindi: Smriti Irani November 7, 2014

    Agra: The government plans to set up centres for Hindi studies across the country with a view to promote the language, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday. "There is a need for expansion and popularisation of Hindi and for this, new centres will be set up," she said at a...
  • Google launches Indian Language Internet Alliance; showcases Hindi voice search November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has announced the creation of Indian Language Internet Alliance (ILIA), in partnership with leading Indian technology and content companies, to promote the growth of of Indic-language content on the Internet. Network 18 is one of the founding members of this initiative and is represented by IBN Khabar...
  • Bolly Book: The Big Book of Hindi Movie Trivia: From flunked heroes, to older couples, Diptakirti Chaudhuri predicts 'filmi' trends set to become cliches October 27, 2014

    "I am only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then, finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of Bollywood lay all undiscovered before me." - With apologies to Isaac Newton A self-confessed "salesman by day and a...
  • PMK accuses All India Radio of imposing Hindi in sourthern states October 24, 2014

    Chennai: National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) has on Friday slammed All India Radio's new four hour slot of Hindi programming in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. In a statement, PMK chief Ramadoss said that the Centre should cancel the programming. PMK accused All India Radio of imposing Hindi on...
  • Actor Vikram sweating out the Hindi dialogues for 'I' October 12, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Vikram, who has been dubbing for his upcoming Tamil film 'I' in Hindi over the last few days, is said to be putting in extra effort to get his lines right. He's apparently spending hours to prepare and dub in Hindi without an accent. "Vikram sir wants to get...
  • Naseeruddin Shah: I don't depend on the film industry. I don't have any friends in the industry. I don't owe the film industry anything September 29, 2014

    I finished actor Naseeruddin Shah's memoir 'And Then One Day' in a day, reading late into the night, fascinated by the brutal honesty in his recollection of his relationships and the years of struggle before he made it as an actor in Mumbai. I met him in Delhi and he...
  • Narendra Modi follows footsteps of Vajpayee, speaks in Hindi at UN September 27, 2014

    United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday followed the footsteps of BJP patriarch and former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in addressing the UN General Assembly in Hindi. Modi, who has been holding diplomatic conversations in Hindi after becoming Prime Minister four months ago, spoke in Hindi during his 35-minute...
  • Deepika Padukone vs TOI, a journalist's point of view: Bravo Deepika, but forcing the moral glove to fit everyone is as wrong as assuming that actors who show skin are 'asking for it' September 23, 2014

    I have worked with online publications for some time now and commissioned countless photo features of film stars spotted both on and off screen in the course of my career as an editor and web producer. I have a personal stake in the ongoing standoff between one of India's largest...
  • Elangovan welcomes Centre's decision to rollback circular on Hindi September 19, 2014

    Chennai: DMK Leader Elangovan welcomed Centre's decision to roll back its decision to make Hindi necessary in colleges across the country. He, however, criticised Centre for imposing a particular language on educational institutions. "That is what we have been telling. It should be left to the institution and college to decide....
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jaya opposes UGC's Hindi circular, says it's illegal September 18, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has strongly opposed the Universities Grants Commission (UGC)'s circular for compulsory Hindi in the colleges. In a statement she said "the UGC circular is unacceptable and illegal. The circular wouldn't apply for Tamil Nadu universities. Tamil Nadu universities under state government control...
  • TWTW: What makes on a dull day September 14, 2014

    CNNIBN's Cyrus Broacha shows what becomes news on a dull day. He talks to Hindi journalist about the news of the day. ...
  • NDA allies PMK, MDMK ask Centre to withdraw circular on Hindi September 14, 2014

    Chennai: PMK and MDMK, constituents of BJPled NDA, on Sunday protested against a Home Ministry circular to varsities that Hindi be taught along with English as a primary language, calling it another attempt to "impose" Hindi and sought its immediate withdrawal. PMK founder S Ramadoss and MDMK chief Vaiko, both BJP's...
  • Hindi, regional languages must be encouraged: Pranab Mukherjee September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said the use of Hindi and regional languages must be encouraged. Speaking at a function organised on the occasion of 'Hindi Divas' at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, he said, "The constitution provides that Hindi should be developed in such a way that it should reflect...
  • PM Narendra Modi to address UN General Assembly in Hindi September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his speech in the United National General Assembly in New York in Hindi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. Addressing a function organised on the occasion of Hindi Divas, the Home Minister said Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first Prime Minister to...
  • Saradha scam: TMC MP Hasan Imran files defamation case against BJP's Siddharth Nath Singh September 12, 2014

    Kolkata: TMC Rajya Sabha MP Hasan Ahmed Imran filed a criminal defamation charge against BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh. Singh had quoted reports appearing in Bangladeshi newspapers to allege that Imran used Saradha money to fund subversive programmes of JamateIslami party which were undertaken to try and dislodge the ruling...
  • Tripathi Hindi Bhavan to come up in Mumbai University September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The stone laying ceremony of Dr Rammanohar Tripathi Hindi Bhavan and Dr Zakir Hussain Urdu Ghar was held at University of Mumbai. Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane and Minorities Minister Arif Naseem Khan laid the foundation of the twin buildings on the university's Kalina campus on Monday. The district...
  • Opposition to 'Guru Utsav' brings imposition of Hindi, Sanskrit back into focus September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy over 'Teachers Day' or 'Guru Utsav' could have been easily averted, if the Centre had made it clear that it is not mandatory for the schools in the very beginning. After many state governments ruled by the opposition including West Bengal have refused to issue a...
  • Karunanidhi slams Modi government for renaming Teachers' Day as Guru Utsav September 1, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday slammed the Narendra Modi government for renaming Teachers' Day as Guru Utsav. Karunanidhi said that the Centre was plotting to defeat the Tamil language by renaming the day in Hindi. He added that the government was seeking to impose Hindi on Tamil Nadu...
  • HinduHindi row: Hindutva aims to convert secular India into an intolerant nation, says Yechury August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: CPM Politburo member Sitaram Yechury has slammed Minority Affairs Minister Najma Hetpullah for her controversial remark that Indians living in India should be called Hindus. Even as she later clarified that she did not say the word 'Hindu' but 'Hindi' to refer to Indians, Yechury said, "distorting history...
  • HinduHindi row: Everybody in a democracy has a right to their opinion, says Najma Heptullah August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Everybody in the Indian democracy has the right to their opinion, said Najma Heptullah clarifying her controversial remark that sparked outrage among the opposition, and insisted that she is proud to be an Indian. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah said that her...
  • Used 'Hindi' for Indians not 'Hindu', Najma Heptullah clarifies stand after facing criticism August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing flak for saying that there is nothing wrong with the term Hindu being applied equally to all citizens as a national identity, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah has been forced to issue a clarification. Defending her stand, Heptullah said that saying her words have been misinterpreted and...
  • Trigonometry in English suddenly seems like an alien subject: 11 problems only students from Hindi medium schools will understand August 26, 2014

    'You mean you didn't have any textbooks in English?' That's the first question most students in college ask their counterparts from Hindi medium schools. It is hard to imagine how someone read Mathematics, Biology and Psychology out of a Hindi textbook. How do they remember the definitions we learned by...