English didn’t ruin Indian literature & Chetan Bhagat is our ‘Creole’ success

by Rashmee

Posted on March 21, 2015


Everyone’s raving about Aatish Taseer’s New York Times piece titled ‘How English ruined Indian literature’. In the article, Mr Taseer admits to being “a member of the English-speaking classes” and that he is a “beneficiary of the tremendous power” it exerts over Indian life. He goes on to bemoan the fact that English “re-enacts the colonial … Continue reading “English didn’t ruin Indian literature & Chetan Bhagat is our ‘Creole’ success”

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Can this really be true? That French will be lingua franca by 2050

by Rashmee

Posted on March 11, 2015


French is set to become it becomes the world’s most commonly spoken language by the year 2050, reports OZY, quoting a study by Natixis, an investment bank. By then, it will be spoken by 750 million up from 220 million that puts it in sixth place today. Apparently, this is less to do with growing popularity – … Continue reading “Can this really be true? That French will be lingua franca by 2050”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK