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adding that for this, The data throws up some interesting facts. ? Her path to the presidency is blocked by a charter clause outlawing those with foreign-born offspring taking the top post. looking at them, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: May 25,94 lakh MT wheat has arrived in Jind and over 4. PHOTOS: India fall apart One criticism could be laid on them that they didn’t adjust quickly enough and make course corrections after a horrendous start but that loses some sting considering the kind of pitches that are likely to roll their way in the lead-up and during the T20 World Cup. Can other batsmen apart from you (Dhoni) change their game according to the pitch? But what about her?" he said PTI In a disguised attack on her cousin and BJP leader Varun Gandhi Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that her brother has gone astray and needs to be brought back to the correct path Priyanka made these comments on Saturday while addressing Congress party workers in SultanpurPriyanka Gandhi Vadra PTI "Varun is my brother and has chosen a wrong path So I urge you all to lead him to the right way" Priyanka said according to a report in the India Today Not long back Varun also cursorily praised Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for the developmental work in Amethi causing a massive political brouhaha Prime Minister Narendra Modi is defining India’s cultural shift away from the post-independence Nehruvian disdain for Indianness For decades now India’s elite of rootless wonders has built its power base by controlling the national discourse by making English its mainstay Just as Brahmins used their control of Sanskrit to exclude the masses and dominate the old power structure the Nehruvian elite in India has done the same in India by making regional languages uncool and unmodern Prime Minister Narendra Modi PTI Modi is hopefully going to reverse the tide I was thrilled to learn from The Indian Express today (5 June) that he talks to foreign leaders in Hindi even though he is reasonably comfortable in English Apparently he uses translators for Hindi-English or Hindi-Russian language conversions but if he gets replies in English he needs no reverse translation Modi’s decision to speak Hindi to foreign leaders is a dramatic affirmation of India’s cultural and linguistic heritage which is second to none It emphasises India’s potential soft power even as we wait for our economic power to catch up It tells the world that India is not a subset of western universalism where our languages have to be tailored to fit western stereotypes We have as much in common with our south and east Asian neighbours as with the west – to which also we owe a debt but not all of it At one stroke Modi has made India Indian and placed is squarely in Asia without cutting off bridges to the west India in fact is the bridge between Asia and the west in many ways This is in keeping with Modi’s diplomatic and geopolitical priorities The 21st century is the Asian century and it won’t happen if India does not reclaim what is good about itself in the Indian and Asian context Some will see this shift as a throwback to the damaging Hindi chauvinism of the mid-1960s which sent Tamil Nadu into flames This is not the case As a Gujarati who is proud of his mother tongue Modi is no Hindi chauvinist In the recent election campaign where all his speeches were in Hindi even outside the heartland the local voters did not see it as an effort to shove Hindi down their throats but as an assertion of his Indianness They understood that he spoke in the language he was comfortable in They understood the message and were not upset by the medium he chose to express it in Else he would not have won Karnataka or scored big gains in West Bengal Tamil Nadu Odisha or Kerala India’s real problem is that our English-speaking elite have steadfastly kept us hermetically sealed from our Indian language roots our culture and our Indianness Rootless themselves they have emasculated us as a nation I would be the last one to think everything about Indian culture is great or wonderful We have as much nonsense in our culture as any other We have to excise the nonsense without losing touch with our core Nor do I see myself as anti-English As one of the prime economic beneficiaries of this English obsession of the elite I will always support the learning of English as a compulsory second language in India as its opens a window to opportunities and to all the literature and knowledge the west has to offer But as Gandhi said we should keep our windows fully open to ideas from everywhere but we need not choose to be blown off our feet by anyone of them We have to be rooted in our own culture in order to modernise it improve it Language is a key medium for the transmission and progress of culture Some may object to making language a priority in our political and economic discourse People want jobs not bhashans in Hindi True But learning is fastest in one’s mother tongue To progress we have to be a learning culture Moreover language and culture lead to soft power and more jobs not less Long after technology makes most human efforts obsolete and jobs redundant culture and language will give us back our human abilities our ability to be more than just the technology we use American culture and Hollywood will be there long after US jobs have been outsourced to Asia and elsewhere This is why we can’t abandon what is ours in terms of culture and language Consider the jobs bonanza ahead if we emphasise mother tongue plus English as a national cause First there would be a need for thousands of translators and multi-lingual skills both from Indian to foreign languages and between Indian regional languages themselves We need as many English-Hindi Japanese-Tamil translators as Hindi-Tamil Kannada-Bengali translators Second as we reinvest money and emotion into our own languages more original work will be done in them and more foreign work can be translated into local languages creating a huge deluge of jobs Third assertion of our linguistic identities is key to international respect and power As long as we speak and deal with the west in English we are essentially playing on fields created for them If we speak and converse in our languages the field automatically levels out We lose our disadvantages Fourth no nation respects any other nation that is merely trying to ape them The Chinese do not fear our military our economic potential or our political leadership They fear only our culture and soft power If the US respects anything beyond our software coding skills (which is actually low-level labour arbitrage) it is Bollywood which represents popular culture better than our English speaking elite Bollywood is the real challenge to America not IT However to make culture soft power and language our new core strength we need not diss English at all In fact we should engulf and devour it the same way English has engulfed and devoured words from all the places they ruled In our Hindi chauvinistic phase we created unwieldy new words drawn from Sanskrit (which was also a revolt against Urdu-oriented words that became anathema after partition) We need to absorb common words from English Hindi and all regional languages in all our languages to enrich all of them Why should the word certificate for example not remain certificate in Hindi and instead become praman patra If we want to be closer to our culture it means absorbing easier words from other languages while still retaining our own cultural flavours Did English become less English by absorbing words like catamaran and rice (both words from Tamil the latter from arisi) and Raj from India We simply have to simplify our languages in order to relearn them Sanskrit went out of favour because we mystified it and took it away from the masses A living language must get closer to the people and we need linguists who can simplify rather than complicate matters Krishna Shastry of Samskrita Bharati who has taken the re-popularisation of Sanskrit as his mission is a good example to follow Instead of teaching Sanskrit the old-fashioned way with an emphasis on grammar and using unwieldy words he (and his instructors) speak spoken simple Sanskrit which almost any Indian language user can follow without great effort The grammar and erudition of Sanskrit he leaves to those who want to pursue a higher level of learning in it It’s the way to go for all our regional languages as well In his own way Modi has brought Indianness back to India It is for us to make it our own now Written by Tavleen Singh | Updated: January 9 2014 9:58 pm Related News The media feeding frenzy we saw last week over snoopgate or stalkgate or whatever else gate you want to call it was based on hypocrisy Any hack who has covered politics in Delhi for more than five minutes knows how much snooping goes on as part of the routine business of the Government of India What annoyed me about this very silly story is that it made the media overlook two significant political events The first was Rahul Gandhi’s speech to industrialists in Delhiand the second was the sudden ouster of Jayanthi Natarajan as Minister for Environment and Forests Natarajan deserved to be removed as much as her predecessor Jairam Ramesh did because they turned the Environment Ministry into a licence raj without doing the smallest thing to improve the environment With the grandiloquent arrogance that Indian officials are uniquely capable ofthey behaved as if protecting the environment was somehow an Indian idea It is not It is an idea takenlike many other ideasfrom developed Western countries which have succeeded in cleaning up their rivers and their atmosphereand preserving their forests and mountains without stopping roadsairportsrailwayspower stations and factories from being built Natarajan and Ramesh took the blinkered view that it was one or the other Andended up stopping more than Rs 10 lakh crore worth of projects without making any visible improvements to our riverscities or forests They could not have because to do this you must have measurableobjective standardsand this they failed to come up with Judging from Rahuls speech to FICCI members in Delhihe appears to have seen the light Hours after Natarajan had resignedhe said?
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