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India: Crouching Tiger or Gasping Elephant?

By Melanie P. Kumar

Swapan Dasgupta, the Moderator, inaugurates the session by asking whether a literary person has framed the title. Has anyone ever observed the phenomenon of a “gasping elephant?”

One of the panelists, Dr. R. Vaidyanathan suggests the …

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Whose Language is it Anyway?

Panelists speak passionately about the need to preserve and propagate regional languages. Speaking from experience as a civil servant, Ashok Vajpeyi points out the realistic hurdles of imposing Hindi as the official administrative language of India.

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