Hindi Is Not Indian

Pallavi Aiyar

Lessons from the linguistic choices made by China and Indonesia

The Genius of Word Games

Millions are playing the Wordle every day because it challenges and fulfils

The Mystery of the Indus Valley Language

Could a word for elephant in ancient Mesopotamia be the elusive connect between Harappans and Dravidians?

Word for Word

In appreciation of translators ‘who make the space between languages as small as possible’

How Chingiz Aitmatov found solace, inspiration in India

The legendary author from Kyrgyzstan wrote both in Russian and his local language

Whispers in the Shadow

Is it the end of language as the digital reimagines what it takes to be human?

Mind Your Pandemic Language

To adopt a vocabulary of war is to create division and forego solidarity

Saving Sanskrit

Only serious scholarship can redeem the classical language

The Keezhadi Connection

Were the Tamils the earliest people in India to develop their own script?

The Language of a Simulated Storm

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


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