Chutneyfying English – Hinglish

A current research interest due to work on Chetan Bhagat’s novels. Very interesting parallels with the debate over Singlish in Singapore, another ex-British colony of a very different scale. The younger lady there is Rita Kothari, co-author of a collection titled, Chutneyfying English: the Phenomenon of Hinglish.  

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Workers’ Strikes in India

According to Reuters: “Millions of Indian workers to strike on Tuesday  NEW DELHI – Millions of workers of all political hues will go on strike across India on Tuesday to express their anger at soaring prices and to back demands for improved rights for employees, trade unions and political activists said. The strike, which will…

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Middle India and Corruption

  Bollywood finds new muse in anti-graft protests Reuters report: “MUMBAI – A hapless bank clerk who makes an enemy of a local politician and has to bribe himself out of jail seems like an unlikely theme for Bollywood, known around the world for its dance numbers and family melodramas. Yet the industry is now…

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