The author, who comes from a small village in Saurashtra, writes about the reaction to her Kathiawadi accent when she shifted to Ahmedabad for work.
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When the Mother Tongue Becomes the Other Tongue
On International Mother Language Day, a look at the role of the mother tongue in shaping culture and character.
Confessions of an Almost Bilingual
I think in English how I can't express in Malayalam.
Never have I wished more that I knew it, or been more grateful that I do not.
Your Mother Tongue May Not Be Mine – And That’s Fine
Isn’t India supposed to be the land which celebrates pluralist unity in all its glory?
My Love-Hate Relationship With Urdu, English and Hindi
To give up any of these languages will be like giving away a large part of myself.
English: The Language I Yearn(ed) to Learn
There is no harm to speak with all the hurt, the brokeness, the lisps, the slips, because that is how I learn this language, that is how I make …