POV Ramzan or Ramadan? How Exactly Do You Say It?
The “alien Arabisation” versus Hindustani-Sufiani-Persian-essence debate on the correct way for Indians to pronounce the name of the holy month of Ramadan (Ramzan?) can beAdd to list
Culture Hum, Tum, Aur Aap: Why the Insipid “You” Can Never Match the Intimacy of Hindi Pronouns
People seeped in the homogeneity of English and its pervading usage of “you” may rarely notice the gravitas that pronouns can lend to a language. But in Hindi, pronouns deAdd to list
Social Commentary “Talk English, Walk English”: Will We Ever Stop Considering the Language a Benchmark of Success?
A line from the dramedy Hindi Medium has stayed with me: “Angrezi sirf zubaan nahi, class hai class.” My “Gujarati-medium” parents understood this years ago when theyAdd to list
Modern Family Farewell, the Great Indian Family Vacation. It Will Not be Missed
Travel plans have done what TV could not – divide the Great Indian Middle Class Family. Our #wanderlust no longer accommodates the now-unfashionable image of three generatioAdd to list
Bollywood Meet Spitfire, the 20-Year-Old Prodigy Behind Gully’s Boy’s “Asli Hip Hop”
The “Asli Hip Hop” hook from the Gully Boy that you’ve been tapping your foot to? It was created by Nitin Mishra, aka Spitfire, the young rapper from small-town Madhya PAdd to list