Love your language, not religion: Javed Akhtar
Love your language, not religion: Javed Akhtar

For noted scriptwriter, lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar, language has no religion and says those who cry foul over "purity of language" should know that it is non-existent.

Smoking thins vital part of brain: Study

Long-term smoking could cause thinning of the outer layer of the brain involved in critical cognitive functions such as memory and language, a major new study has found.

Word sounds help treat reading disorders

In a finding that may help improve treatment and diagnosis of common reading disorders like dyslexia, a study suggests that phonics should not be overlooked in favour of a whole-language technique that focuses on visually memorising word patterns.

Climate may impact how human languages evolve and sound

 Languages with complex tones are more likely to occur in humid regions of the world, while languages with simple tones are found in frigid areas or dry deserts, scientists say.

World's oldest butchering tools aided human language evolution over 2 million yrs ago

A new study has revealed that world's oldest butchering tools gave evolutionary edge to human communication over 2 million years ago.

Rajasthan: Another BJP MLA's abusive language comes forward

Another BJP MLA's abusive language on call comes forward in Rajasthan.

German envoy's strong pitch against govt decision raises eyebrows

 German Ambassador Michael Steiner's lobbying against government decision to scrap German as third language in about 500 Kendriya Vidyalayas is being frowned upon by the government which sees it as incompatible with an envoy's role.

German envoy confident of finding a solution to language teaching issue in KVs

 Invoking German writer Johann Goethe and Rabindranath Tagore, German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner today expressed confidence of finding a solution to the issue of dropping of German as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas.

German vs Sanskrit controversy created 'deliberately': Irani

 HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said a controversy over German being replaced in KV schools has been created "deliberately" and asserted that its continuation as third language would have been a violation of the Constitution.

Angela Merkel raises German language issue with Modi at Brisbane

 India's move to drop German as an alternative to Sanskrit as a third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to raise the issue today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi who assured her of looking at it within the confines of the Indian system.

Irony that Hindi is not used more in official work: Rajnath Singh

Although three-fourths of the Indian people know or speak Hindi, it is ironic that the language is not used more extensively in official work, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday as he pitched for its use regularly in government offices.

Monitor your toddler's speech with this App
Monitor your toddler's speech with this App

A new App can help parents monitor the speech, language and communication development of their toddlers.

Computer games may give you larger English vocabulary
Computer games may give you larger English vocabulary

Scientists have found that those who play computer games regularly have a larger English vocabulary than non-players.

Daniel Radcliffe learning Japanese

`Harry Potter` star Daniel Radcliffe has been learning Japanese. Radcliffe, 24, said he is finding it quite tough at the moment as he is only just started, reportedly.

Learning music enhances language, reading skills of disadvantaged kids

A new study has demonstrated that reading and language skills of disadvantaged children can be enhanced by learning to play a musical instrument or to sing.

PM Modi wins hearts, proposes `HIT` formula for Nepal`s development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday won the hearts and minds of Nepalese people when he began his gripping address to the Parliament in Nepali language, recalling his previous visit to the country as a pilgrim.

Language-split Belgium teeters back into crisis

Belgium risked plunging into a fresh political crisis on Wednesday after attempts to form a coalition government collapsed amid allegations Flemish nationalists were not committed to keeping the country together.

Advisory on social media for Hindi-speaking states only: MHA

Government today hit back at the opposition parties saying the controversy over promotion of Hindi on social media platform was "wrong and unwarranted".

Physically fit kids have `superior language skills`

Researchers have claimed that kids who are physically fit have faster and more robust neuro-electrical brain responses during reading than their less-fit peers.

Interpreter to use language skills to improve Japan-China ties

An interpreter for a series of delicate Japan-China meetings hopes to use his language skills as a bridge between the two countries, at a time when bilateral relations remain tense amid a territorial dispute and conflicting views of wartime history.