Monday, June 01, 2015

June 1, 2015

The Hindu is either trolling its readers or severely underestimating their reading comprehension skills. First this:
The Ambedkar-Periyar Study Circle (APSC) at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras has been distributing pamphlets and posters that call for, among other things, removal of ‘brahminical tyranny’.
and in the same breath (italics in original):
But such an association will be spurious, as questioning orthodoxy and conservatism is not tantamount to hate speech, which is characterised by a deliberate targeting of communities rather than beliefs.
Now we know which god the BCCI folks look to for inspiration and pray to everyday.
Yet another spelling bee competition, yet another Indian-origin winner. A good language is one for which there are no spelling bee competitions. Dmitri Orlov's Unspell project is a step in the right direction, but its success remains to be seen.