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Language: Kannada

  • Apr 20, 2012
  • 12:34 AM

In the shade

Deepa Ganesh / The Hindu
“On so many occasions, when we were looking for a Tamil book, we've had to really go hunting for it. A bookstore selling regional language books in a cosmopolitan city makes a lot of sense,” says Subodh. But it's a minority that reads and speaks in their mother tongue.
  • Mar 12, 2012
  • 01:38 PM

Bilingual dictionaries to promote India's mother tongues

Madhusree Chatterjee /
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 /
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.
  • Mar 04, 2012
  • 01:41 PM

Urdu and the bilingual Pakistani

Aakar Patel / The Express Tribune
There is a very attractive bilingual quality to the urban Pakistani because of his knowledge of Urdu. This comes out in Pakistan’s news television. The urban Indian reads and writes mostly in English, and so speaks a broken version of his mother tongue. In Pakistan, one is likely to find many more people who know Urdu almost as well as they know English.
  • 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.
  • Dec 20, 2011
  • 04:52 PM

CM inaugurates Centre of Excellence for Kannada
The centre housed at the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) will carry out research, documentation, propagation and teaching of the language in compliance with Kannada being conferred the classical status.
  • Nov 25, 2011
  • 02:16 PM

Books for children launched

The Hindu
The Central Institute of Indian Languages launched its first set of multi-lingual books for children here on Thursday, with the release of various titles in Tamil-English. The colourful books, with plenty of visuals, have moral stories written by children and teachers. The books are part of an endeavour to promote reading in one's mother tongue. Speakers at the function highlighted the diminishing importance of mother tongue and other influences that are affecting the reading habit in children.
  • 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.
  • Aug 12, 2011
  • 05:48 PM

Classical or Kanglish?

Prathibha Nandakumar / Bangalore Mirror
Cheluvarayaswamy, Member of Parliament from Mandya, recently made news by speaking in Kannada in the Lok Sabha while raising questions about unemployment, especially among the farming community in Karnataka.
  • Jun 23, 2011
  • 09:13 PM

Google can now translate five Indian languages
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.
  • Jun 11, 2011
  • 11:32 PM

Language problem? No problem...

Sonal Sher / Deccan Herald
When in a new city or state, it is always difficult to find your way through the unknown roads. But the thing that makes it even more difficult is how well you are acquainted with the local language.
  • May 24, 2011
  • 08:51 PM

Kannada S&T lexicon with 15K words launched

BANGALORE: Navakarnataka Vignana Tantragnana Padasampada, a science and technology lexicon in Kannada with about 15,000 scientific words and their meanings, was launched on Sunday.
  • Apr 27, 2011
  • 12:10 AM

Kannada language learning centres to be set up overseas
Bangalore, Apr 26 (PTI) Kannada language learning centres will be set up overseas to provide an impetus to the language and to enable younger generation of Kannadigas settled abroad to learn their mother tongue.
  • Apr 23, 2011
  • 11:51 PM

Language policy won't haunt English medium schools this year

Srikanth Hunasavadi / DNA
Thanks to central government’s delay in filing its affidavit to Supreme Court on compulsory primary education in mother tongue policy, the controversy on the issue will not haunt this academic year bringing relief to lakhs of students and parents in the state.