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Innovative Hindi instructor named 2014 teacher of year

News > All news > Innovative Hindi instr… 21 November 2014 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING The University of Copenhagen’s teacher of the year for 2014 is known for taking students out of the classroom and into Indian culture in both Denmark and India. This year’s award will be presented during the University’s Annual Commemoration on 21 November Elmar Josef Renner Each year, the University of Copenhagen recognises exceptional, inspiring instruction by awarding its ‘Årets Harald’ to the teacher of the year. This year, the award goes to an instructor who engages students by using innovative and active teaching methods in order to help them understand Indian culture and the Hindi language, the second-most-widely spoken language in the world after Mandarin Chinese. In her nomination, Barabara Højlund Jacbosen, an undergraduate in the Modern India and South Asian Studies programme, wrote: “We nominate Elmer Josef Renner to be teacher of the year in […]

Innovative Hindi instructor named 2014 teacher of year

Making people smart by media decrees

/ Front page / Features Professor Wadan Narsey Saturday, November 15, 2014 It must be quite reassuring for Fiji to be continuously told by the Bainimarama Government ministers such as the new Minister of Education (Dr Mahendra Reddy) that they are going to create a "smart" society in Fiji. The remarkable progress of small countries such as Singapore, which were on par with Fiji some seventy years ago, is a tribute to their people adopting "smart" strategies in education and economic growth. While our children can become "smart" through our education system, probably as important, given the amount of time they spend in the classroom and outside, is the impact of our popular media such as television, radio, newspapers and mobile phones. What is the media doing to make our people "smart"? Or are they doing the opposite? What is our Government doing to encourage the popular media to […]

Hindi Outpaces English Globally: Linguistic Survey

Lang Cover The global growth rate of Hindi appears to have outpaced the global growth of English, according to estimates from the People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), an organization surveying Indian languages from the ground up, particularly those spoken by fragile communities. “Over the last 50 years, the world’s Hindi-speaking population has increased from 260 million to 420 million.  Over the same period, the English speaking population has gone from 320 million to 480 million. These figures indicate only those who say English is their mother tongue. It does not include those who speak English for professional use as a second language,” said Ganesh Devy, Professor & Chair, PLSI. The surge in Hindi speakers is largely due to population growth (260 million say Hindi is their mother tongue) in India’s Hindi-speaking states and the Hindi-speaking diaspora scattered around the world. According to US census 2011 data, south Asian languages […]

Hindi Outpaces English Globally: Linguistic Survey

Google creates new Hindi-language website

Google is targeting the around one billion people who do not speak English, starting with Hindi. Google has created a new Hindi-language website as part of the company’s push to incorporate more Indian languages into content in the next few years. Photo / AFP Google has created a new Hindi-language website as part of the company’s push to incorporate more Indian languages into content in the next few years. Photo / AFP Search giant Google has announced the creation of a new Hindi-language website in an ambitious bid to add 300 million Indian internet users by 2017 and bridge the country’s linguistic digital divide. The website, www.hindiweb.com , new Hindi-language voice-search and Hindi keyboard are part of Google’s push to incorporate more Indian languages into content in the next few years. Google said nearly all of India’s 198 million English speakers are already online. Read also: • China’s Xiaomi […]

Google creates new Hindi-language website

Film review: The Shaukeens

By Rahul Desai, Mumbai Mirror | Nov 8, 2014, 12.00 AM IST 2014 Best Skin Tighteners www.skincaresearch.com/FaceLifting – An Unbiased Review List of The Top Ads by Google Film review: The Shaukeens Film: The Shaukeens Director Abhishek Sharma Actors Lisa Haydon, Annu Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Piyush Mishra, Akshay Kumar Certification U/A Rating: * * ½ Shock and Awe-Kshay The Shaukeens is an occasionally funny film, and is one of the more watchable Hindi language comedies of the year. The standard isn’t exactly sky-high, but this character-driven absurdity isn’t as loud as its misdirecting trailers. It’s not entirely original either; a contemporary remodeling of Basu Chatterjee’s understated 80s classic Shaukeen. If you can somehow tolerate the repulsion generated by the forced lechery of three senior stalwarts on vacation, you’ll find that this has an overall slyness about it; a sort of self-referential lightness that wasn’t so effective in Happy New Year. […]

Film review: The Shaukeens

Ardh Satya (1983)

Special Arrangement Poster for the movie TOPICS cinema Hindi cinema It all began in the mid-’70s and in many ways attained full fruition in the early ’80s. Amitabh Bachchan as the proverbial angry young man was scaling unexplored heights. He was not a star, he was a phenomenon, often reducing his co-stars to glorified extras. His larger-than-life depiction of the common, dispossessed man scoffed at logic but worked wonders at the box office. Around the time he was charting his course, a couple of men were trying to find their own place under the sun as thinking actors, men who believed in a realistic portrayal of characters. Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri gradually became names to be reckoned with on the parallel cinema circuit; their names in the credits ensuring certain interest in parallel cinema offerings. Then sneaked in a guy hardly anybody had heard of, at least those […]

Ardh Satya (1983)

New Google initiative promotes regional language content in alliance with govt and news media

#Google ILIA New Google initiative promotes regional language content in alliance with govt and news media Image: Reuters 0 Google today introduced the “Indian Languages Internet Alliance (ILIA)” in India which is basically Google teaming up with news content producers in India, along with the government to ensure that Internet content in Hindi (for now) becomes easily available. The ILIA is composed of ABP News, Amar Ujala, NDTV, Network 18, Oneindia.com,Patrika Group, Reverie Language Technologies Private Limited to name a few. As part of this alliance, Google also launched a new website called www.hindiweb.com which essentially curates content from these websites in Hindi language, thus making it easier for users who are not proficient in English to access more content. Google also showed off improved version of the Voice Search in Hindi as well a new, faster Hindi keyboard. The company also announced that it would be launching some 15 […]

New Google initiative promotes regional language content in alliance with govt and news media

Google kickstarts Indian Language Internet Alliance; focus on Hindi

International Cell Phones Looking for Buy International Cell Phone?   Compare Latest Offers & Save Big! comparestores.net Ads by Google Amit Singhal, Prakash Javadekar and Rajan Anandan at the launch of the Indian Langauge Internet Alliance in New Delhi. (Source: Nandagopal Rajan) Written by Nandagopal Rajan | Posted: November 3, 2014 3:27 pm | Updated: November 4, 2014 9:43 am Google on Monday roped in an array of partners to usher in the Indian Language Internet Alliance, a new platform to offer better content and technology for the Hindi speaking population. The search giant also announced the launch of the Hindi voice search in the country. With most of the 200 million-odd English speakers already online, the growth of Internet in India will depend on lowering the entry barriers for the rest of the population. “To reach to our goal of 500 million Internet users by 2017 we need […]

Google kickstarts Indian Language Internet Alliance; focus on Hindi

Google Announces Indian Language Internet Alliance & Voice Search in Hindi

To enable Indian population to use the internet and content in their own language, the search giant today made significant announcements today at an event in New Delhi. The first announcement was about the creation of the Indian Language Internet Alliance (ILIA), a group committed to promoting the growth of Indic-language content online. Google Announces Indian Language Internet Alliance & Voice Search in Hindi According to Google, there are 200 million internet users as of today and 5 million internet users are being added to this list. Google is quite optimistic that by the year 2017, there will be 500 million internet users in India . Currently, India is the third largest internet market in the world and in another 12 months, it will surpass the penetration of US, the way India is adopting internet usage. Through its efforts, the ILIA hopes to enable 300 million Indian language speakers to […]

Google Announces Indian Language Internet Alliance & Voice Search in Hindi

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