Who’s Afraid of Hindi?

Rajeev Deshpande

The national education policy and political opposition to BJP add a new twist to an old debate

Hindi Is Not Indian

Lessons from the linguistic choices made by China and Indonesia

Proportionate Justice

Why Zomato is right in reinstating sacked employee who told customer Hindi was national language

The Deep Dark Web

The perpetrators, victims and warriors of cyber crimes make for compelling onscreen drama

How Chekhov’s works influenced 20th century Hindi literature

Giants of Hindi literature such as Munshi Premchand, Rajendra Yadav and Banarasidas Chaturvedi were enamoured of the works of the Russian playwright and short-story writer

Tuitions in Vrindavan: When a Russian Indologist taught George Harrison Hindi

When she agreed to teach the legendary English singer Hindi in the 1970s, India scholar Natalya Sazanova had no idea who the Beatles were. Over four months of lessons, George Harrison preferred to keep his fame a secret

The Language of a Simulated Storm

The national language deserves better instead of the periodic barbs of its alleged imposition

Strangely Familiar

When the everyday seems like a hyper-real dream

Hindi Horror Films: Beyond the Gothic

Hindi horror films are reimagining the macabre

Cringepop: Like Them Not

Suddenly cringepop is sensational


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