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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on February 20, 2011 13 Comments
“[Is] English [Really] Spoken Here[?]” NYT Fail

Mr. Manu Joseph, writing “India Faces a Linguistic Truth: English Spoken Here” in a “Letter From India” in the New York Times, makes some incredible claims about the status of English in India, with random bits of “evidence” that wouldn’t pass muster with, I’d wager, most Indians familiar with its linguistic […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on February 22, 2009 10 Comments

ए. आर. रहमान को बहुत बहुत बधाई हो. उनकी वजह से आज बहुत लोगों की ज़बान पर हिन्दी है.

जय हो!

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on February 16, 2009 3 Comments

The last thing I wanted to do on a cold, rainy, windy night was to venture out for a late-night movie experience. But a Brazilian friend’s rather last minute invitation to watch the critically acclaimed movie “Slumdog Millionaire” was too compelling. As we rushed over to Emeryville for the last show of the night, I […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on January 21, 2009 2 Comments

Ravi, a gifted young peacock-fan seller from the slums of Mumbai, is a GENIUS. He picked up bits and pieces of 13 different languages from tourists he sells to…watch it!

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on December 1, 2008 2 Comments

Today’s Wall Street Journal carries an opinion piece that calls out “many [in the] prominent Western media [for being] reluctant to call the [Mumbai] perpetrators terrorists.” He accuses the BBC of being “anti-Semitic” and the New York Times “disgraceful,” in their coverage of the Mumbai terrorist attacks. He further criticizes journalists for attempting to […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on November 28, 2008 5 Comments

Thick black smoke is curling out of the ornate windows of the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, and the sound of intermittent gunfire is punctuating the speech of the cowering CNN-IBN reporter. Stray dogs are barking continuously in the background, struggling to be heard over the gunfire and the explosions. There is yelling, there […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on November 27, 2008 2 Comments
Life Between Terrorist Strikes

Minutes ago, on the NDTV live feed covering the Mumbai terror strike I’ve been riveted to for the past 24 hours, Rahul Bose, the renowned Indian actor, (demanding of an Indian politician) asked what quality of life Indians could expect between terrorist strikes. The larger context of his question dealt with what steps […]

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