Linguistics

Biskitbaba explains all male cabinet for Delhi government
Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary
Women's rights

The difference between team selection and handouts

It is sad that this explanation is necessary, but with AAP vounteers cannibalizing the credibility of their own women leaders to somehow prove them not required in the cabinet, this post becomes necessary. To a bunch of people conditioned to respond to any issue of identity with assumptions of special favors and handouts, it may […]

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Indian Air Force tricolour flag formation flying
National

In loving memory of Late Col AGJ Swittens (Joe) 4GR, an Indian POW (1971) in Pakistan

I came across the touching story of Col. Swittens when my friend forwarded it to me. Since then I found copies on some blogs, a forum or two and other stray copy-pastes, and thought to have a page honoring him here, thinking he’d like to have a virtual memorial on a site fighting a war […]

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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 […]

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV
Media

On Language and Communication

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 […]

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