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Language: Telugu

  • Mar 28, 2012
  • 03:13 PM

Telugu Wiki crosses 50,000 articles

Manasa Mohan /
Among the Indian languages, Telugu Wikipedia recently hit the 50,000 mark, a milestone that few Indian languages have crossed. Categorised under the Dravidian languages, Telugu shares space with Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada.
  • Mar 27, 2012
  • 09:31 PM

UK to host world Telugu meet

Syed Akbar / Deccan Chronicle
Eminent Telugu scholars from around the world are scheduled to discuss varied facets of history and culture of the land, its people, and the language at the first World Congress of Telugu History in London on July 14 and 15, according to the event’s organisers. The experts will also deliberate on different issues to “fill the voids” in the long line of Telugu history to strengthen its case as a classical language...
  • 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.
  • Jan 10, 2012
  • 01:53 AM

Call to protect Telugu language

Deccan Chronicle
Union minister for textiles and handlooms Ms Panabaka Lakshmi lamented during the inaugural meet that Telugu people were adopting English as their native language and shunning their mother tongue. Ms Lakshmi asked parents to teach Telugu to their children and speak the sweet language at home.
  • Nov 26, 2011
  • 10:16 PM

Bollywood learning new languages for the South

Ameya Chumbhale / The Economic Times
Don 2 follows in the wake of Ra.One in more ways than one. It is not just the next Shah Rukh Khan starrer. Much like Ra.One, it will also be dubbed and released in the southern markets, reflecting Bollywood's increasing efforts to encash on the film markets in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
  • 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 23, 2011
  • 12:29 PM

A never-ending struggle against all odds

The Hindu
For the four hearing and speech impaired siblings Zakira, Shakira, Fathima and Nazira, it is a silent world out there, unmoved by their repeated attempts to connect. If not for their mother's facilitation, their stifled existence in it would have been worse off.
  • 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 15, 2011
  • 03:23 PM

Writers decry fall in Telugu usage

Deccan Chronicle
Noted Telugu writers and poets decried the declining usage of Telugu language and appealed to all Telugus to give importance to speaking and writing their mother tongue to protect Telugu.
  • 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.