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  • Mar 21, 2012
  • 10:57 AM

Now playing: Bard in 37 languages

Sarju Kaul / The Asian Age
For the first time, it is hosting 37 international companies, including two from India, to present all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 37 different languages. Theatre companies from Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas will present plays in 37 different languages during the six-week drama festival, Globe to Globe, which is part of the World Shakespeare Festival due to run till November.
  • Mar 12, 2012
  • 01:38 PM

Bilingual dictionaries to promote India's mother tongues

Madhusree Chatterjee / TwoCircles.net
New Delhi : The campaign to preserve vernacular mother tongues and make knowledge accessible to students through translation across the linguistic arc has taken a big stride with a new bilingual dictionary series in Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada from the source language, English.
  • Mar 07, 2012
  • 11:47 AM

Google+ Now Available In Nine Indic Languages; No Transliteration Support

Vikas SN / MediaNama.com
While Google didn’t categorically mention the 16 newly included languages, we are quite certain that only Hindi was available during the launch of Google+. So with that assumption, the newly added Indic languages include Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. (Correct us if we’re wrong). Users can change their Google+ language through their Google Accounts settings page.
  • Feb 22, 2012
  • 12:46 AM

Bengali Language Day: Celebrating A Universal Human Right

Salman Al-Azami / The Platform
Today, the 21st February, marks a significant point in the global calendar. Exactly sixty years ago some brave men laid down their lives for Bangladesh (then known as East Pakistan), so that Bangla could be established as a state language. It is a tragic tale with a happy ending as Bangla eventually achieved the status it deserved, albeit at the cost of valuable lives.
  • Feb 22, 2012
  • 12:00 AM

Border melts as India, Bangladesh celebrate Mother Language Day

Sujit Chakraborty / TwoCircles.net
Akhaurah (India-Bangladesh border) : With hundreds and thousands of people from either side of the border present and vivid functions and commemorations of the language martyrs, India and Bangladesh Tuesday jointly organised the International Mother Language Day.
  • Feb 16, 2012
  • 10:50 AM

Indian languages losing their cyber-vitality

Jayadevan PK / Economic Times
Efforts at making Indic computing - creating scripts and software for Indian languages - easier have been taken up by the government, non-profit groups and language institutions but much ground needs to be covered. And if things don't happen fast, these languages will face virtual extinction.
  • Nov 12, 2011
  • 04:31 PM

Google Translate adds Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati to IPhone App

Microfinance Monitor
Google Translate has added five more Indian languages to its iPhone app — Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Gujarati, and Kannada — making the treasure trove of its online free translation services to 63 languages.
  • Jun 25, 2011
  • 10:44 PM

Book Review: Tyranny of Language in Education

Zohra Yusuf / Newsline
When the Bengali language movement started, leading to the killing of students on February 21, 1952, no one – and certainly not the establishment in West Pakistan – thought that in the second decade of the 21st century, this date would begin to be commemorated by the UN as International Mother’s Language Day.
  • Jun 23, 2011
  • 09:13 PM

Google can now translate five Indian languages

NDTV.com
Google has extended its translation services to five more Indian languages - Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu - besides Hindi potentially increasing its reach to over 500 million people.

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