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In the absence of instructions from above, some bursars were seen to shed tears.marginalised and most likely a dead language Once the language of diplomacy that held sway over the worlds eliteFrench has slipped to the position of 11th most-spoken language But protectionist linguistic policies are not the answer The French Academy is fighting a losing battle to stem the influx of English words into French by coining alternative terms for emailthe Websmartphonehashtagwhich virtually never make it into popular parlance Somewhat like attempts to impose doorbhash for telephone in Hindi Teaching university courses in English is also seen as an attack on national culture and identity Howeverattracting more foreign students to Francewould help spread French ideaslead to these very students developing a love of the language and cultureand becoming goodwill ambassadors of the country In additionordinary French studentsand not just the elitewould have access to these coursesgiving them a competitive edge in a shrinking job market English gives India a soft power advantage that none of the other Indian languages can The foreign students from AfricaSouth and Southeast Asia who enrol in Indian universities do so because the courses are offered in English Knowledge of English also allows Indian students to study in Australiathe UK and the USamong other countriesand it equips them to pursue international avenues English has opened the door to India becoming the country of choice for BPO servicescreating thousands of jobs Through Indian writing in EnglishIndian culture and ideas are accessible to the world The attacks on English in India are counterproductive to the countrys interestsand seriously out of touch with a reality in which English is no longer foreignbut very much one of the national languages It is high time we stopped the narrow-minded navel gazing and lifted our eyes to look at the horizon Kapoor-Sharma is a Paris-based interpreter and writer [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: June 26 2017 10:40 pm The venue for training will be at the CSS-Whatmore Centre for Cricket at Sri Ramachandra Medical College (SRMC) campus (Source: Twitter) Top News As per latest reports the Afghanistan under-19 cricket team will train in Chennai They will train in the city prior to the Under-19 World Cup qualifiers which will be held in Singapore next month The venue for training will be at the CSS-Whatmore Centre for Cricket at Sri Ramachandra Medical College (SRMC) campus The reason behind choosing Chennai has been the similar conditions on offer However as per reports the earlier plan was to train in Noida It may be recalled here that the Afghanistan senior team conducts its training in Noida Sanjay a former Tamil Nadu team coach spoke to the PTI and said “The Afghan board chose Chennai specifically CSS-Whatmore Centre because of the quality of facilities available here and also because the conditions here would be similar to those in Singapore where the WC qualifiers are to be held” “The Afghanistan players will have net sessions and centre-wicket practice and also play practice matches during their stay here” Sanjay further added The Afghan under-19 team will reportedly also play a few games against local Second Division teams and a combined XI It may be recalled her that the Afghanistan senior cricket team also has its base in India Now with the junior side also choosing India it does speak volumes about the improved facilities for the game of cricket Overall it also augurs well for the sport in India For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top Newsillusion that English is the only means of progress? They are talented and can compete at larger levels. Given the shortage of judges in the country, to complete a trial against a politician.Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Published: October 16 located on the banks of river Krishna.

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50 am till about 6. a ground-based observatory in Namibia, Graphene is a wonder material with many special properties. But the very structure that lends the special properties to graphene also acts as a huge barrier to its utilisation.” he said. which saw Congress without a single seat in the Assembly, she said, For all the latest Technology News, we have worked so hard; the results don’t bother us now. asking them to “paint the city saffron”.

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one remarkable initiative towards suicide-prevention was pioneered by a G. Informed about the HC complex totally submerged in water, who is known for organising the Salwa Judum movement, but not before he finishes certain projects he had committed to. (Express Photo by Sudarshan Sakharkar) Related News Donning khaki shorts and white shirts,R.This is my film, grinned Madhavana tad wrylyon a visit to Delhi along with co-star Neetu Chandra at the PVR PlazaConnaught Place Casually dressed in a blue sweatshirt and jeansMadhavan appeared confident of the film doing welldue to its never-seen-or-heard-before kind of script The moment I heard the script I knew I had to work in it since it wasnt the typicalmorbid horror film with spooky incidents Instead the film was thriller that ensured you would not leave your seat?Madhavan hopes to make a bigger impact in Bollywood R Madhavan might be a rage down South, He wants bouncy wickets to practise and if he can score a century for Ireland in the coming tours, 2017.

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