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.
On International Mother Language Day, a look at the role of the mother tongue in shaping culture and character.
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.
Isn’t India supposed to be the land which celebrates pluralist unity in all its glory?
To give up any of these languages will be like giving away a large part of myself.
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 …