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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on October 13, 2011 No Comment
A Case for Hinglish

A new circular from the Department of Official Language, part of the Indian Home Ministry, encourages the use of popular English words in place of difficult Hindi terms in official Hindi communications. The circular states that Hindi words such as “misil” (for “file”), “pratyabhuti” (for “guarantee”), “kunjipatal” (for “keyboard”), and “sanganak” (for “computer”) […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on March 18, 2009 2 Comments

The British Broadcasting Corporation reports today that the Local Government Association in the UK has “banned” 200 words of jargon in council discourse.

What are some of the worst offenders?

Blue sky thinking
Can do culture
Coterminosity
Double devolution
Horizon scanning
Improvement levers
Pathfinder
Potentialities
Quantum
Revenue Streams
Subsidiarity
Symposium
Thinking outside of the box
Value-added

What would be YOUR pick for the 5 worst […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on November 23, 2008 7 Comments

The Indian government recently decided to confer “classic” status to a select few languages, using the yardstick that a language has to have been around at least 1500 years in order to make the cut. The official designation of a language as “classic” comes with a sizable grant to be used for its […]

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