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Colonialism-in-the-Mind by Gouranga Chattopadhyay – Part 2

Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5 || Part 6 || Part 7 One such noteworthy phenomenon is the scramble for ‘good’ schools that provide education in the English medium in exchange for what, at times, amounts to ‘a King’s ransom’ by contrast with other schools that use ‘regional languages’ as the medium of instruction. Please note that …

On Language and Communication

Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

An old email in a group I participate in, had this woman write something really wonderful, in less than perfect English. Frankly, I had no problem with it, but when people praised her, this is what she wrote: Well I’m a bit shy and my english is also not so good and to add to it I …