A poem on the complexities of the spoken English language, written after attending a phonics workshop.
African American Vernacular English is a stigmatized dialect that is still ridiculed in education and the workplace. Its speakers are coherent and intelligent communicators, but remain disadvantaged.
Akshya Saxena’s book explains how the language in India, with all its elite trappings, is also ubiquitous and helps make sense of a chaotic world.
English should be the medium of instruction only where it is absolutely necessary and gradually it should be replaced with Hindi in those institutions, the committee has recommended.
There is a dire need to modify language and communication to rid society of gender violence and discrimination.
Akin to the bond between the language and the nation, my romance with English, too, is a quandary.
While I do have a colloquial fluency in Telugu, English has taken over a more dominating role.
If you flip through your history textbooks, you will realise that there's more or less no mention of the history of the Northeastern states. Why is that?
My experience as a native Assamese speaker has shown me time and again that English draws the demarcating line.
In colleges and schools, a lot of students are bullied and belittled for their inability to speak and write well in English. This is not okay.